ThelmaMaysAttic

Czech Glass Beads + more for creative jewellery artists

Kiama, Australia 3487 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (1285)

ThelmaMaysAttic

Czech Glass Beads + more for creative jewellery artists

Kiama, Australia | 3487 Sales

All Items

Melissa

Contact shop owner

Melissa

Announcement    Welcome to Thelma May's ATTIC...Anthology of Tiny Things Inspiring Creativity! Specializing in premium CZECH Glass Beads, TOHO seed beads, handmade fabric buttons & more for creative jewellery artists with an acute imagination.

YOU'RE AWESOME!
-------------------------------------------
We haven't met but I think you're awesome! To thank you for your business, I offer a FREE STANDARD DELIVERY guarantee for all orders equating to $35+ USD to US buyers and $45+ AUD to buyers everywhere else - applied automatically at checkout.

Happy shopping!

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 2011-2019

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 17, 2019

Welcome to Thelma May's ATTIC...Anthology of Tiny Things Inspiring Creativity! Specializing in premium CZECH Glass Beads, TOHO seed beads, handmade fabric buttons & more for creative jewellery artists with an acute imagination.

YOU'RE AWESOME!
-------------------------------------------
We haven't met but I think you're awesome! To thank you for your business, I offer a FREE STANDARD DELIVERY guarantee for all orders equating to $35+ USD to US buyers and $45+ AUD to buyers everywhere else - applied automatically at checkout.

Happy shopping!

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 2011-2019

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1285)
See reviews that mention:
quality 178 shipping 215 customer service 122

About

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~

Around the web

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 July 17, 2019
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 loathe 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 associated delivery 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.

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order...the Attic window is always open!
Shipping
Great news! Because you’re awesome, I offer a FREE STANDARD DELIVERY guarantee for all orders equating to $35+ USD to US buyers and $45+ AUD to buyers everywhere else - applied automatically at checkout.

ORDER PROCESSING TIMES:

Orders are processed and ship from Australia within a 1-2 business day via Australia Post, unless otherwise stated in the case of pre-orders.

*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) however dependent on location, circumstance, seasonal demand and time spent in customs.

AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMER DELIVERY OPTIONS & ESTIMATED TIMEFRAMES:

Note: I choose to stand with our trees; printed invoices will no longer be included in domestic packages.

1. Standard Delivery, a basic tracking service with a delivery estimate* of 2-6 business days. Packages may be left at the address and no signature is required. This is the default delivery option.

2. Upgrade your delivery to Priority, a basic tracking service with a delivery estimate* of 1-4 business days, for when you need your order that little bit faster. Packages may be left at the address and no signature is required.

3. Upgrade your delivery to Registered, a tracking service with a delivery estimate* of 2-6 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.

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

5. Upgrade your delivery to Express Post, a tracking service, offering the fastest possible 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. Packages may be left at the address and no signature is required.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMER DELIVERY OPTIONS & ESTIMATED TIMEFRAMES:

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

China: 13+ business days*
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 delivery to enable tracking of your order by selecting the upgrade associated with your postal zone. This service carries the following regional delivery estimates*:

China: 8 business days*
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*

PLEASE NOTE: I recommend, for peace of mind, you consider Extra cover for loss/damage of your order. Get cover for the specified value of your item if it's lost or damaged while being carried by Australia Post. Costs $5.00 AUD for the first $100 AUD of your item's specified value, plus $3.50 AUD for each additional $100 AUD (or part thereof).

Such a service is NOT available upon checkout. If you'd like to use this service, please contact me PRIOR to making your purchase.

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've no 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 outside of Australia. Thus you'll understand I cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage or delays of any kind.

Please upgrade your delivery 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 would be near impossible 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 with them...you should see a change in how you perceive their true colour.

However, when purchasing, keep in mind colours can differ from one dye lot to the next, one screen to the next and from one eye to the next! Please be advised you need to allow some tolerance for slight variations in the real thing!

CUSTOM + WHOLESALE ORDERS:

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

I'M ONLY HUMAN:

In the unlikely event of inventory errors, firstly I apologise! 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 by way of Etsy conversation and your order will be sent less the inventory error and a partial refund issued.

COPYRIGHT © 2011-2019:

"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 Aug 13, 2019
Frequently asked questions
DO YOU OFFER FREE DELIVERY?

YES...because you're awesome!

To thank you for your business, I offer a FREE STANDARD DELIVERY guarantee for all orders equating to $35+ USD to US buyers and $45+ AUD to buyers everywhere else - applied automatically at checkout.

Happy shopping!

I’VE ACCIDENTALLY MADE MULTIPLE ORDERS…WILL YOU COMBINE THE POSTAGE?

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 delivery overages refunded.

WHY DOES MY INTERNATIONAL ORDER NOT HAVE A POSTAL TRACKING NUMBER?

Your Etsy Dispatch Notification will not provide you an International parcel tracking number when you opt to checkout with the default Standard Delivery option, a non-tracking international service.

Please refer to my Shop Delivery Policies for further information on Australia Post estimated delivery timeframes and conditions.

Next time upon checkout, select the delivery upgrade associated with your postal zone, to enable tracking of your order.

In the meantime, I'm confident your package will make its way to you before long.

WHAT IS CZECH GLASS?

It's Bohemian glass, produced in the regions of Bohemia and Silesia, now parts of the Czech Republic. Czech Glass has a centuries long history of being internationally recognised for its high quality, craftsmanship, beauty and often innovative designs.