ThelmaMaysAttic

Czech Glass Beads & more for creative jewellery artists

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Announcement    COVID-19 SHIPPING UPDATE - It's not all doom and gloom!

Yes, it’s true. There are global shipping delays, but...as of recently, I've noticed a big improvement in shipping turn-around times both within Australia and Internationally!

Delays are a direct result of global flight restrictions, flight cancellations, airport/border closures, massive growth in parcel volumes and government restrictions from both the exiting and arrival states/countries all in aid of continuing measures to restrict the spread of COVID-19.

Delivery estimations provided by Australia Post are shortening but by no means back to the speed we all used to take for granted, circa 2019. Feels like forever ago right?

Global postal institutions are showing encouraging signs they are learning to adapt to the pressures this pandemic is causing and small businesses like me are staying strong thanks to your continued support and understanding!

Forever grateful 🙏
Melissa x

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

Australian online jewellery supplies co. specialising in only premium high-quality beading & jewellery making supplies. Czech glass beads to TOHO seed beads & stainless steel jewellery findings are sourced from master global artisans and curated here in the Attic alongside my own handmade fabric covered button cabochons to inspire the creativity of beadwork, bead embroidery and jewellery making artists with an acute imagination...hey that's you!

BECAUSE YOU'RE AWESOME!

Enjoy FREE standard shipping for all orders $75+ (AUD) applied automatically at checkout. Otherwise, my worldwide flat standard shipping rates are just as awesome.

Happy bead shopping!

A FRIENDLY REMINDER

Access to and/or purchase from my website is confirmation that you have read, acknowledge and agree to be bound by the information within each listing and as outlined within my shop Policies & FAQs.

CONNECT

Keep up with attic happenings on Instagram @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 2011-2021

Announcement

Last updated on May 9, 2021

COVID-19 SHIPPING UPDATE - It's not all doom and gloom!

Yes, it’s true. There are global shipping delays, but...as of recently, I've noticed a big improvement in shipping turn-around times both within Australia and Internationally!

Delays are a direct result of global flight restrictions, flight cancellations, airport/border closures, massive growth in parcel volumes and government restrictions from both the exiting and arrival states/countries all in aid of continuing measures to restrict the spread of COVID-19.

Delivery estimations provided by Australia Post are shortening but by no means back to the speed we all used to take for granted, circa 2019. Feels like forever ago right?

Global postal institutions are showing encouraging signs they are learning to adapt to the pressures this pandemic is causing and small businesses like me are staying strong thanks to your continued support and understanding!

Forever grateful 🙏
Melissa x

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

Australian online jewellery supplies co. specialising in only premium high-quality beading & jewellery making supplies. Czech glass beads to TOHO seed beads & stainless steel jewellery findings are sourced from master global artisans and curated here in the Attic alongside my own handmade fabric covered button cabochons to inspire the creativity of beadwork, bead embroidery and jewellery making artists with an acute imagination...hey that's you!

BECAUSE YOU'RE AWESOME!

Enjoy FREE standard shipping for all orders $75+ (AUD) applied automatically at checkout. Otherwise, my worldwide flat standard shipping rates are just as awesome.

Happy bead shopping!

A FRIENDLY REMINDER

Access to and/or purchase from my website is confirmation that you have read, acknowledge and agree to be bound by the information within each listing and as outlined within my shop Policies & FAQs.

CONNECT

Keep up with attic happenings on Instagram @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 2011-2021

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About ThelmaMaysAttic

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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 realizing 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 jewellery making studio and clearly time to do some spring cleaning. It was only after I began dusting away that I found my collection of Czech glass beads & jewellery making 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 making treasures move onto greater things!

With index cards in hand the process of inventorying my bead supplies began. The idea that this could actually be something soon blossomed from a small destash range of glass beads for sale expanding to now 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 jewellery making creativity, but do be careful not to bump your head on the Attic rafters…may cause acute imagination!

Melissa x

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  • 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 bead making storm!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 16, 2021
Thank you for visiting Thelma May’s Attic, your one-stop shop for jewellery craft supplies!!

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!

A friendly reminder, access to and/or purchase from my Etsy shop is confirmation that you have read, acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms outlined within my Shop Policies.

I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason, at any time.

Prices for my high quality beads and jewellery supplies are subject to change at any time, without notice.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
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 BEFORE purchase if you're not sure about something or need further clarification on item listings.

However, if you are not wholeheartedly satisfied with your order, drop me a note within 14 days of delivery so I can make things right.

CONDITIONS OF RETURN:

Customers are responsible for returning items only upon Attic approval, within 21 days of delivery, including all return shipping costs. Approved exchange re-shipment costs will also be your full responsibility.

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

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

CANCELLATIONS:

Request a cancellation within 1 hour 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
ORDER PROCESSING TIME & DELIVERY ESTIMATES:

Orders are processed and ship with tracking 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 TIMEFRAMES - AUSTRALIA:

😊 Enjoy FREE Standard Shipping for all orders $75+ (AUD) applied automatically at checkout! A tracking service with a delivery estimate of 1-7 business days. Includes up to $100 compensation towards loss or damage.

💌 Standard Shipping, a flat-rate tracking service with a delivery estimate of 1-7 business days. This is the default delivery option when the FREE Standard Shipping limits are not met. Includes up to $100 compensation towards loss or damage.

🚚 Need it fast? Upgrade to Express Post, a flat-rate tracking service, offering the fastest delivery for when you just can't wait! Australia Post's next day delivery guarantee has, for now, been suspended during COVID-19 but remains the fastest postal option available, prioritised over all other deliveries. Australia Post continues to use the fastest possible transport links but just may not be able to deliver the next business day every time. Includes up to $100 compensation towards loss or damage

A REMINDER: SOME domestic order shipping delivery estimates are experiencing delays because of COVID-19 restrictions. Australia Post is still working to deliver as timely as possible.

SHIPPING OPTIONS & ESTIMATED TIMEFRAMES - INTERNATIONAL:

💌 Standard Shipping, a flat-rate tracking service that includes up to $100 compensation towards loss or damage and carries the following regional delivery estimates:

• New Zealand: 9-15 business days
• Rest of Asia: 8-18 business days
• USA & Canada: 10-25 business days
• UK & Ireland: 9-25 business days
• Major Europe: 9-20 business days

A REMINDER: ALL international shipping delivery estimates are being impacted by flight disruptions, government restrictions and increased e-commerce volumes through their facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic response. It is therefore likely that some orders will take longer than the quoted delivery estimates to these locations. I ask for and greatly appreciate your understanding.

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 or delays your package may have after leaving The Attic, nor the inner workings of any country's mail service and/or the customs office. Your items are packaged and padded with the utmost care to ensure they can withstand any knocks and bumps they will encounter on their journey. It's a rough road out there but never fear, all checkout shipping options include tracking and up to $100 compensation towards loss or damage. Australia Post extra cover terms and conditions apply: https://bit.ly/3af6K8G

If extra coverage is desired for orders exceeding $100, please contact me for a quote before purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY:

Keep in mind before your purchase:

Thelma May’s Attic product colour photograph representations are as accurate as my beads and findings are high quality. This is something I work tirelessly on getting right 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 daylight. As such, photographs are shot in a daylight rated studio that beautifully replicates nature’s pure daylight. This is the only artificial light source (apart from natural daylight) that will reflect the true colour of a product. Photos are processed on a calibrated monitor which keeps the integrity of this true colour, no nasty filters or overlays...guaranteed!

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, devices & colour profiles and of course from one eye to the next. You need to allow some tolerance for slight variations in the real thing!

Finally, beading supplies appear larger in photographs than they physically are to show you all their beautiful and unique handmade intricacies. Please check individual product sizing details to ensure suitability for your project.

Keep in mind after your purchase:

When you receive your tiny treasures and straight out of the box you feel the colours of your Czech glass beads, TOHO seed beads and/or jewellery findings don't quite seem like how you viewed them on my website...remember how to ‘see’ true colour by stepping away from the tungsten light emitted from your kitchen pendant lights and outside into the daylight, hold them up to the light like baby Simba and from the songbook of Cyndi Lauper, you should see a change in how you see their 'true colour.'

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 © 2011-2021:

"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; 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!

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Last updated on Apr 16, 2021
Frequently asked questions
DO YOU OFFER FREE DELIVERY?

YES...because you're awesome!

Enjoy FREE standard shipping for all orders $75+ (AUD) applied automatically at checkout. Otherwise, my worldwide flat standard shipping rates are just as awesome.

Happy bead 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 one or more of the order notes) and any shipping overages refunded.

WILL I BE ABLE TO TRACK MY ORDER?

You sure will!

ALL Australian and International orders ship via a flat-rate tracking service that includes up to $100 compensation towards loss or damage (Australia Post terms and conditions apply: https://bit.ly/3af6K8G) when you opt to checkout with the default Standard shipping option.

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 DIY jewellery supplies 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 may react individually to the above mentioned 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.

ARE YOU OPEN TO 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.

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE ABOUT BEAD STYLES & FINISHES?

Let's face it, ain't nobody got time to research styles & finishes for all the jewellery beads and findings within the Attic's inventory! Make Thelma May's Attic ever-expanding Glossary (https://bit.ly/3sezNix) your quick & easy go-to resource.