thebigbluebead

The Big Blue Bead

San Jose, California On Etsy since 2008

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thebigbluebead

The Big Blue Bead

San Jose, California | 629 Sales

Announcement    Jewelry as unique as the human who wears it...
I love the idea that every stone, shell, bead and pearl is a one-of-kind treasure with its own special characteristics, much like the rest of us. Finding the beauty in the unique is part of what I love about working with natural elements. The beauty of being yourself.

FREE US - Domestic - 1st Class Shipping on orders over $35 (before tax and shipping fees).

***INTERNATIONAL BUYERS***
Please be aware that YOU will be responsible for any taxes, VAT, customs, duty fees, handling/brokering fees or other amounts that may be levied by your home country for importing. The US government requires a customs declaration of value on all parcels leaving The United States. Legally, I cannot declare any items you purchase as a gift.

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UK customers, missing a package? Check with your local Post office or depot. Chances are it is holding in customs and a payment is due.

Sister stores:
GREENLEAF PICK COMPANY - http://www.etsy.com/shop/greenleafpickcompany
WINSLOW RYE - http://www.etsy.com/shop/winslowrye
ALLONZEE - http://www.etsy/shop/allonzee

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 21, 2020

Jewelry as unique as the human who wears it...
I love the idea that every stone, shell, bead and pearl is a one-of-kind treasure with its own special characteristics, much like the rest of us. Finding the beauty in the unique is part of what I love about working with natural elements. The beauty of being yourself.

FREE US - Domestic - 1st Class Shipping on orders over $35 (before tax and shipping fees).

***INTERNATIONAL BUYERS***
Please be aware that YOU will be responsible for any taxes, VAT, customs, duty fees, handling/brokering fees or other amounts that may be levied by your home country for importing. The US government requires a customs declaration of value on all parcels leaving The United States. Legally, I cannot declare any items you purchase as a gift.

You can estimate your amount here :
www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation

UK customers, missing a package? Check with your local Post office or depot. Chances are it is holding in customs and a payment is due.

Sister stores:
GREENLEAF PICK COMPANY - http://www.etsy.com/shop/greenleafpickcompany
WINSLOW RYE - http://www.etsy.com/shop/winslowrye
ALLONZEE - http://www.etsy/shop/allonzee

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Sharin Greenleaf

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Sharin Greenleaf

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(237)
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About thebigbluebead

Sales 629
On Etsy since 2008

I am a product of two coasts. Born on the East Coast, I now make my home on the Left Coast. The owner of three Etsy businesses, I have been able to be at home when my family needed me and still exercise those creative demons.
I started beading when I was 8 years-old, after my mother bought me a beading kit in Ocean City, MD. That kit changed my life. I have since moved on from glass seed beads and elastic to precious metals and semi-precious stones, pearls, shells and fancier glasses like Murano and lampwork. Bigger budgets mean better toys.
Over the years my work has evolved from larger, chunky items to pieces that let the materials speak for themselves. I feel like a beautiful pearl or stone ought to get the attention it deserves.
Enjoy!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 17, 2020
Like people, each shell, stone, or bead is unique. There is a personality to each element that, when combined with other unique items, creates something totally new. While I might have several sets of a particular design, you can rest assured that no one will have a piece exactly like yours.

Please note that otherwise stated, all items are designed, handmade and photographed by me. Please do not use my images without permission unless you attribute The Big Blue Bead.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Items returned in new condition within 14 days of arrival at buyer's address according to tracking number, will qualify for a full refund. Buyer pays return shipping.
If your item is damaged and doesn't need replacement beads, I will repair it for the cost of return shipping (usually $2.60/first class in US). If materials need to be replaced, buyer will be charged based on cost of replacement beads (if items are available). I will then ship the repaired item to buyer at no extra cost to them.
Payment
Payments accepted via Etsy Direct Checkout and PayPal (sharinmg@pacbell.net).
Sales Tax is collected automatically. Items are shipped via USPS once payment has cleared.
Shipping
Items ship within 1-5 days, unless it's a special order (which can have a turnaround time of 2-14 days, depending on type and size of order). Shipping charges include postage, based on weight and size, and packaging materials. I do not charge a handling fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to do custom orders. Turnaround time is usually 7-14 days, depending upon the order type, size, timing, and availability of materials. I reserve the right to recreate an item for future sale that is designed through a collaborative effort between us. If you need something in a shorter amount of time, please include the deadline in your conversation and details.