thebigbluebead

The Big Blue Bead

San Jose, California · 451 Sales

thebigbluebead

The Big Blue Bead

San Jose, California 451 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(198)

Announcement   Earth Day Sale - April 22 - 23 (11 pm) - 22% off everything in the store! Be good to yourself after being good to the earth. * If you experience a problem with the discount, a refund will be submitted after purchase. There was a glitch with the sale program earlier.

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.

***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 - www.etsy.com/shop/greenleafpickcompany
WINSLOW RYE - www.etsy.com/shop/winslowrye
ALLONZEE - www.etsy/shop/allonzee

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 22, 2017

Earth Day Sale - April 22 - 23 (11 pm) - 22% off everything in the store! Be good to yourself after being good to the earth. * If you experience a problem with the discount, a refund will be submitted after purchase. There was a glitch with the sale program earlier.

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.

***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 - www.etsy.com/shop/greenleafpickcompany
WINSLOW RYE - www.etsy.com/shop/winslowrye
ALLONZEE - www.etsy/shop/allonzee

Sharin Greenleaf

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Sharin Greenleaf

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(198)
cinjenmessier

cinjenmessier on Apr 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The earrings that you made special for me to match my necklace are so perfect, as if they were made to match, and they are so beautifully done! I love them and have worn them countless times already! Thank you

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Updates

Emerald is the birthstone for May and May birthdays are coming.
Spontaneous Earth Day Sale! 22% off the entire shop. Treat yourself after being kind to the earth.
4/22 (1pm) - 4/23 (11pm).
I love the pairing of orange and blue.
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About

I am a product of two coasts. Born on the east coast, I grew up with history at every turn and a compulsion to create. Now I make my home on the left coast where I have to dig to feed my history craving and get to create full-time. 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. It's hard sometimes to keep things simple, but often less is more.
Enjoy!

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 4, 2016
Welcome to my shop!
Most of my items are centered around the natural world: stones, pearls, shells, and sometimes glass. 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

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payments accepted via Etsy Direct Checkout and PayPal (sharinmg@pacbell.net).
Sales Tax is 7.5% is charged if you live in California. Items are shipped via USPS once payment has cleared.
Shipping
Items ship within 1-3 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.
Note: We've reduced our overseas and Canadian shipping fees in an effort to save you a little money.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to do custom orders. Turnaround time is usually 7 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.