ThelmaMaysAttic

Czech Glass Beads + more for creative jewellery artists

Kiama, Australia On Etsy since 2010

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ThelmaMaysAttic

Czech Glass Beads + more for creative jewellery artists

Kiama, Australia | 4,495 Sales

Announcement    I'M STILL SHIPPING!

In spite of COVID-19, and with a brave face, it’s business as normal, normal as can be, here in the Attic. Cleanliness is at obsessive-compulsive status which I'm unashamed to say is also situation normal!

To my fellow Aussies, Australia Post advises there may be delays with domestic deliveries but is still working to deliver as timely as possible. I have temporarily suspended Priority & Express shipping upgrades, until further notice, as Australia Post may not be able to uphold their guarantees on these expedited services.

To my International friends, Australia Post expects significant international delivery delays however is working with partner airlines and other postal operators to move items as quickly as possible. Australia Post has temporarily suspended the Economy Air Letter service which you know as my default low cost, flat rate, non-tracked Standard shipping option. This means I’m unable to fulfil any International orders using this service for now, until further notice.

As a temporary alternative, select countries only can still place orders with what was once my optional shipping upgrade which provides tracking of your shipment and is still being accepted by Australia Post for delivery. Yes, it is a more expensive service, but it’s the only one available to me at this time. I understand if this is outside your realms of spending, I do hope you will come and visit The Attic again when the time is right.

Thank you for continuing to shop small; your support and patience is forever appreciated during this difficult time.

Stay safe, Melissa x
#StandWithSmall

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WELCOME to Thelma May's ATTIC...Anthology of Tiny Things Inspiring Creativity!

Specializing in premium CZECH and TOHO Glass Beads, handmade fabric buttons for creative jewellery artists with an acute imagination.

BECAUSE YOU'RE AWESOME!

Enjoy FREE standard shipping for all orders $35+ USD to US buyers and $50+ AUD to buyers everywhere else - applied automatically at checkout. Otherwise, my worldwide flat standard shipping rate is just as awesome.

Happy shopping!

IMPORTANT

Purchase is confirmation that you have read, acknowledge and accept the information within each listing and as outlined within my shop Policies & FAQs.

CONNECT

Keep up with attic happenings on www.instagram.com/thelmamaysattic or search within the app for @thelmamaysattic...see you there! (#thelmamaysattic #tmattic)

COPYRIGHT ©

ALL photography, digital imagery & literary content created by me, represented here within this shop and elsewhere, are protected by Copyright © Thelma May’s Attic 2011-2020

Announcement

Last updated on May 5, 2020

I'M STILL SHIPPING!

In spite of COVID-19, and with a brave face, it’s business as normal, normal as can be, here in the Attic. Cleanliness is at obsessive-compulsive status which I'm unashamed to say is also situation normal!

To my fellow Aussies, Australia Post advises there may be delays with domestic deliveries but is still working to deliver as timely as possible. I have temporarily suspended Priority & Express shipping upgrades, until further notice, as Australia Post may not be able to uphold their guarantees on these expedited services.

To my International friends, Australia Post expects significant international delivery delays however is working with partner airlines and other postal operators to move items as quickly as possible. Australia Post has temporarily suspended the Economy Air Letter service which you know as my default low cost, flat rate, non-tracked Standard shipping option. This means I’m unable to fulfil any International orders using this service for now, until further notice.

As a temporary alternative, select countries only can still place orders with what was once my optional shipping upgrade which provides tracking of your shipment and is still being accepted by Australia Post for delivery. Yes, it is a more expensive service, but it’s the only one available to me at this time. I understand if this is outside your realms of spending, I do hope you will come and visit The Attic again when the time is right.

Thank you for continuing to shop small; your support and patience is forever appreciated during this difficult time.

Stay safe, Melissa x
#StandWithSmall

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WELCOME to Thelma May's ATTIC...Anthology of Tiny Things Inspiring Creativity!

Specializing in premium CZECH and TOHO Glass Beads, handmade fabric buttons for creative jewellery artists with an acute imagination.

BECAUSE YOU'RE AWESOME!

Enjoy FREE standard shipping for all orders $35+ USD to US buyers and $50+ AUD to buyers everywhere else - applied automatically at checkout. Otherwise, my worldwide flat standard shipping rate is just as awesome.

Happy shopping!

IMPORTANT

Purchase is confirmation that you have read, acknowledge and accept the information within each listing and as outlined within my shop Policies & FAQs.

CONNECT

Keep up with attic happenings on www.instagram.com/thelmamaysattic or search within the app for @thelmamaysattic...see you there! (#thelmamaysattic #tmattic)

COPYRIGHT ©

ALL photography, digital imagery & literary content created by me, represented here within this shop and elsewhere, are protected by Copyright © Thelma May’s Attic 2011-2020

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About ThelmaMaysAttic

Sales 4,495
On Etsy since 2010

I once lived in a whale spout...

When I was young, Mum would tie up my wayward curls with ribbon into what looked like a tiny whale spout. She thought it was cute. I took it far more seriously, believing it was where Imagination lived. We were partners in crime, often mischievous, slightly troublesome but mostly creative dreamers.

As I grew older, I took control of styling my own mop. Soon realising the spout was no longer in fashion (I’m not sure it ever really was!) poor old Imagination was evicted. His comfortable abode was crimped, braided & teased out of existence. I always thought he’d moved downtown to an abandoned yet comfortably pleasant rabbit hole.

Years later, it was getting quite crowded in my studio and clearly time to do some spring cleaning. It was only after I began dusting away that I found my collection of beads & crafty things high in the rafters. I smacked my head on one of those rafters, hard, and without warning there he was…Imagination!

We sprang into spontaneous action just like the good old days and the ideas came thick and fast. It was time to let my bead treasures move onto greater things!

With index cards in hand the process of inventorying my collection began. Before long the idea that this could actually be something blossomed with the range expanding to include only the best quality sourced beading supplies from around the globe. Imagination and I had set about creating a little world of tiny things that once would have lived in a whale spout, just for me, instead now living in a gabled Attic…just for you.

I hope to inspire your creativity, but do be careful not to bump your head on the Attic rafters…may cause acute imagination!

~M~

Shop members

  • Melissa

    Owner, Curator, Dreamer

    I have a dreamer’s noggin, a collection of tiny things and a wild imagination. The perfect ingredients to whip up a creative storm in a small gabled Attic!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 14, 2020
Thank you for visiting Thelma May’s Attic!

I hope you have a fun time rambling around The Attic just as much as I have enjoyed opening the shutters on its one window to you.

Behind that window and high up in the rafters is the policy clockwork that ticks silently in the background. Love them or loath them, dust ‘em off, dive in and read on!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 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:
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I want you to love whatever treasures you buy from The Attic! I recommend you contact me PRIOR to purchase if you're not sure on something or need further clarification on item listings.

However, if you're feeling unhappy with your purchase just contact me within 14 days of delivery and I’ll work with you towards a refund or exchange (excluding sale items).

CONDITIONS OF RETURN:

Customers are responsible for returning items, within 21 days of delivery, including all return shipping costs.

I recommend returning as a tracked item for your own security.

If items are not returned in original condition, you are responsible for any loss in value.

CANCELLATIONS:

Request a cancellation within 1 hr of purchase and I’ll happily provide a full refund of your purchase including shipping costs.

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order...the Attic window is always open!
Shipping
IMPORTANT COVID-19 SHIPPING UPDATE - 8 APRIL 2020

SOME domestic (within Australia) shipping estimates are experiencing delays; however, Australia Post is still working to deliver as timely as possible.

ALL international shipping estimates are expected to experience significant delays; however, Australia Post is working with partner airlines and other postal operators to move items as quickly as possible.

Thank you for continuing to shop small; your support and patience is forever appreciated during this difficult time.

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ORDER PROCESSING TIME & DELIVERY ESTIMATES:

Orders are processed and ship from Australia within 1-2 business days via Australia Post.

Delivery estimates are based on Australia Post’s reasonable expectations and experience. Estimates are calculated in BUSINESS DAYS (excluding the day of shipment, weekends and public holidays) and dependent on location, circumstance, seasonal demand and time spent in customs.

SHIPPING OPTIONS & ESTIMATED TIME FRAMES - AUSTRALIA:

1. Standard shipping, a basic tracking service with a delivery estimate of 4-5 business days. This is the default delivery option.

2. Upgrade your shipping to Priority, a basic tracking service with a delivery estimate of 3 business days, for when you need your order that little bit faster.

**I have temporarily suspended the Priority shipping upgrade, until further notice, as Australia Post may not be able to uphold their guarantee on this expedited service because of COVID-19.**

3. Upgrade your shipping to Registered, a tracking service with a delivery estimate of 4-5 business days, for when peace of mind is required. Packages may not be left at an address, require a signature and include compensation for loss or damage up to $100.

**I have temporarily suspended the Registered shipping upgrade, until further notice, as Australia Post's requirement for signatures on security mail has been suspended because of COVID-19.**

4. Upgrade your shipping to Registered Priority, a tracking service that combines both the security and speed benefits from delivery options outlined in points 2 & 3 above.

**I have temporarily suspended the Registered Priority shipping upgrade, until further notice, as Australia Post may not be able to uphold their guarantee on this expedited service and the requirement for signatures on security mail has been suspended because of COVID-19.**

5. Upgrade your shipping to Express Post, a tracking service, offering the fastest delivery for when you just can't wait. This service is covered by Australia Post's next day delivery guarantee unless your delivery address falls outside the Express Post network. In this case, Australia Post will use the fastest possible transport links.

**I have temporarily suspended the Express Post shipping upgrade, until further notice, as Australia Post may not be able to uphold their guarantee on this expedited service because of COVID-19.**

Note:

• All domestic shipping services (excluding options 3 & 4 - Registered) do not require a signature and packages will be left at the address if it's safe to do so.

• I choose to stand with our trees; printed invoices are not included in domestic packages.

SHIPPING OPTIONS & ESTIMATED TIME FRAMES - INTERNATIONAL:

1. Standard shipping, a non-tracking service, carries the following regional delivery estimates. This is the default shipping option:

**This default Standard shipping service has been TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED by Australia Post due to COVID-19 restrictions.**

• New Zealand: 7+ business days
• UK & Ireland: 8-9+ business days
• Canada: 11-21+ business days
• USA: 6-16+ business days
• Rest of Asia: 8-18+ business days
• Rest of Europe: 8-14+ business days
• Rest of World: 9-12+ business days

2. Upgrade your shipping to enable tracking of your order by selecting the upgrade associated with your postal zone. This service carries the following regional delivery estimates:

**This upgraded tracking service is temporarily the new default Standard shipping service whilst Australia Post COVID-19 restrictions remain in place, however, ALL international shipping estimates below are expected to experience significant delays.**

• New Zealand: 5+ business days
• UK & Ireland: 6-7+ business days
• Canada: 9-21+ business days
• USA: 5-16+ business days
• Rest of Asia: 6-16+ business days
• Rest of Europe: 6-10+ business days
• Rest of World: 6-10+ business days

CUSTOMS DUTIES & IMPORT TAXES:

International customers are responsible for any customs duties and import taxes that may apply.

Please do not ask...I WILL NOT dishonestly or illegally mark a customs declaration as a 'GIFT'.

If 'This order is a gift ' is selected upon checkout, it will be ignored, unless evidence can be provided to the contrary.

LOSS, DAMAGE & DELAYS:

I know you'll appreciate that I have zero control over what adventures your package may take after it leaves me, nor the inner workings of any country's mail service and/or customs office. Thus you'll understand I cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage or delays of any kind.

Please upgrade your shipping option to the appropriate tracking and/or insurance coverage if you require peace of mind.
Additional policies and FAQs
PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY:

Photographs are shot in daylight rated studio lighting that beautifully replicates nature’s pure sunlight. This is the only light source (apart from natural light) that will reflect the true colour of an item. Photos are processed on a calibrated screen which keeps the integrity of this true colour all with the sole aim of offering a transparent and informed shopping experience.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to replicate everyone's home artificial lighting situations, but the one thing we all have in common around the world is Mother Nature’s sunlight.

Therefore, if you find the colours of your beads don't quite seem like you saw them in my shop...step outside in the sunlight, hold them up to the light and from the songbook of Cyndi Lauper, you should see a change in how you see their 'true colour.'

However, when purchasing, keep in mind colours, shades, lightness & darkness can differ from screen to physical product due to batch dye lots, individual user screen settings & colour profiles and of course from one eye to the next. You need to allow some tolerance for slight variations in the real thing!

I'M ONLY HUMAN:

In the unlikely event of inventory errors, firstly I apologize! I’m only human, the Attic helpers think they’re human, and mistakes can sometimes be made.

Such errors would only be brought to my attention after purchase during the packing of your order. You’ll be notified immediately and your order will be sent less the inventory error and a partial refund issued.

COPYRIGHT © 2011-2020:

"Why I think that there must be someone on top of that small speck- of dust" {Horton Hears a Who - Dr Seuss}

My little Attic world is most probably that small speck of dust (crowded at best with my tiny Attic helpers), however, it's my speck and worth protecting no matter how small. Ok, so here comes the boring spiel!

ALL (and let me be clear…when I say all, I mean ALL!) photography, digital imagery and literary content created by me, represented here within this shop and elsewhere, are protected by Copyright. Friendly blogging is welcome, however, 'moral rights' apply and credit must be linked back to me.

So a friendly reminder, there’s a person atop this speck of dust…please play nice.

Thanks for reading!
Privacy
All information collected at the point of sale is used solely for the processing of, and communication about, your order.

It’s my business to make sure your business stays your business!

More information

Last updated on May 6, 2020
Frequently asked questions
DO YOU OFFER FREE DELIVERY?

YES...because you're awesome!

Enjoy FREE standard shipping for all orders $35+ USD to US buyers and $50+ AUD to buyers everywhere else - applied automatically at checkout.

Otherwise, my worldwide flat standard shipping rate is just as awesome.

Happy shopping!

DO YOU COMBINE SHIPPING ON MULTIPLE ORDERS?

Of course!

If you purchase multiple orders they will automatically be combined (unless specified by you in 1 or more of the order notes) and any shipping overages refunded.

DOES MY ORDER COME WITH A TRACKING NUMBER?

ALL Australian orders ship with a basic tracking service when you opt to checkout with the default Standard shipping option. Upgrade your shipping to enable further securities and delivery expediency.

ALL International orders ship without a tracking number when you opt to checkout with the default Standard shipping option. Upgrade your shipping to enable tracking of your order by selecting the upgrade associated with your postal zone.

Please refer to shop Policies for further information on shipping options, timeframes and conditions for your area.

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY ATTIC TREASURES?

Simply…with care!

Store all your treasures in a dry, dust-free environment; cleaning with a soft cloth. Avoid contact with strong chemicals, cleaning products, water, creams, make-up and perfumes. A person’s skin pH balance can also have an adverse reaction to certain glass and metal finishes.

Note, during manufacture, some glass beads progress further from solid coloured glass through to a process called ‘coating’, where a colour or particular finish is applied. The chemical ingredients in each coating can react in their own way to all these outside influences.

No one can predict how well a coating will wear over time, but you can learn from your own experience and reduce the wear to which your jewellery is exposed.

CUSTOM & WHOLESALE REQUESTS

Thelma May’s Attic is currently not available for custom or wholesale requests...I do thank you for your interest though!

New stock is arriving frequently so keep an eye out for something that might just suit your needs.

GLOSSARY (fancy beads words)

To research and understand the styles & finishes within the Attic's inventory, that let's face it, ain't nobody got time to memorise, just visit the Attic Glossary at https://bit.ly/38ZJ9pi for an ever-expanding resource.