uglibeads

>> wearable art made with spirit & good energy <<

Edmonton, Canada · 477 Sales

uglibeads

>> wearable art made with spirit & good energy <<

Edmonton, Canada 477 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Note from shop owner I'm taking a break from listing beads on Etsy. In the meantime, feel free to stop by Facebook or my blog to learn more about my work!

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>> thank you for your interest in my work!! <<
>> I am SO grateful to have the most amazing customers in the universe! <<

xo -- Julie

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Last updated on Mar 3, 2017

I'm taking a break from listing beads on Etsy. In the meantime, feel free to stop by Facebook or my blog to learn more about my work!

http://www.facebook.com/groups/uglibeads
http://www.uglibeads.wordpress.com

From time to time I send out a note about new listings, special offers, etc. to my email list. If you would like to sign up to receive those emails, please copy and paste the following URL into your browser: http://eepurl.com/bkZ74P.

>> thank you for your interest in my work!! <<
>> I am SO grateful to have the most amazing customers in the universe! <<

xo -- Julie

Julie Wong Sontag

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Julie Wong Sontag

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One Uglibead at a time...

So… what’s the story behind the name “Uglibeads”?

Uglibeads relates to my belief that in order to learn, we have to make mistakes. A person doesn’t just sit down at the torch and make beautiful beads right away. It takes time… and lots and lots of ugly beads. Sometimes with my art I look back and think, “Did I do that?” Not only will I admit to having made some of the ugliest beads on the planet, I’m growing as an artist because of them!

I have loved beads and jewelry for as long as I can remember. When I was in elementary school I did a pretty good business making origami earrings out of Mojo wrappers. Of course, recesses were spent making friendship bracelets. One Christmas, a bead loom arrived, and I was hooked. There were many trips to the bead store to spend my allowance on new colors of shiny seed beads. Eventually my love extended to larger, more interesting beads from around the world, and sometimes I made jewelry with them, but mostly I hoarded them and brought them out once in a while to sift through them and admire their beauty. There is something about a bead that you can't explain… but it draws you in. When I discovered that you can make your own glass beads, I stopped making jewelry and focused exclusively on making and selling beads for jewelry designers.

Creating unique glass beads is a joyful process for me. When I sit down at the torch and the music is playing, I'm lost in a world of color, mesmerized by the flow of molten glass. I've been making glass beads since 2001, and I still love it as much as I did the first time I sat behind a torch. I love it when people find a personal connection to my beads… that's what gives them life, and ensures that they'll be cherished for years to come. Thank you for visiting!

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  • Julie Sontag

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Last updated on April 21, 2016
Thank you for visiting! I create unique handmade glass lampwork beads, one at a time. Every bead is made with a joyful spirit and love! I have been making beads since 2001, and I work out of my home studio in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Payment
I accept Paypal, or money orders in US funds.
Shipping
Shipping costs: $4 to Canada, $5 to the US, and $7 internationally.

I ship within 3-5 business days, via Canada Post. Tracking is not available. Delivery times vary from a few days to two or more weeks in Canada, and roughly the same to the US. International, you can expect delivery between 2 and 4 weeks.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase please notify me immediately. Before leaving feedback I would be very grateful if you would contact me so I can resolve the issue. I want you to be absolutely thrilled with your purchase.

I will accept returns up to 30 days from purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.

If your item is damaged in transit, I ask that you send me a photograph of the damage, and the full purchase price including shipping costs will be refunded.

Packages that have not arrived within 45 days will be considered lost in transit and a refund will be issued.
Additional policies and FAQs
Items that have not arrived within 45 days will be considered lost in transit, and I will refund the purchase price, including shipping.

The customer is responsible for any import duties, customs fees or local taxes. My items are sent as 'lettermail', which does not require a customs declaration. This means that the value of your beads will not be marked on the outside of the package.

Paper copies of your invoice included only by request. Please let me know if you need one and I'll be happy to include it.