VintageBeadCache

Vintage Bead Cache

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Announcement    CURRENT SHIPPING DAYS: TUESDAY AND FRIDAY with flat rate shipping on all domestic orders. Please be aware that USPS is still experiencing transit and delivery delays, as well as delays in scanning and tracking data updates.
Your patience and understanding is appreciated!
Patti

*****VERY IMPORTANT*****
Please read the shop policies page before placing your order. You can find the shop policies by scrolling down this page.

Thank you!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 16, 2021

CURRENT SHIPPING DAYS: TUESDAY AND FRIDAY with flat rate shipping on all domestic orders. Please be aware that USPS is still experiencing transit and delivery delays, as well as delays in scanning and tracking data updates.
Your patience and understanding is appreciated!
Patti

*****VERY IMPORTANT*****
Please read the shop policies page before placing your order. You can find the shop policies by scrolling down this page.

Thank you!

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About VintageBeadCache

Sales 61,937
On Etsy since 2011

An Obsession With Lucite

A few years ago I was visiting a bead show and something caught my eye at a vendor's booth. It turned out to be vintage American lucite beads from the 1950's. I bought a few beads, took them home, and started doing some research. Until that time, I didn't have a clue about the history of American fashion (aka "costume") jewelry production.

This interest led to discovering other wonderful vintage jewelry components made of many different materials, from all over the world...Germany, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, and others. It was, literally, a whole new world of design potential.

Over a period of several years' time my collection grew, along with my love and appreciation of these rare and limited materials. I hope you find a treasure that will inspire you to create something wonderful with a piece of jewelry history.

Patti

Shop members

  • Patti

    Owner

    There's a photo of me at age 5, dressed in grandma's best dress, with cherry red lipstick, curls piled atop my head and a beautiful strand of mid-century beads encircling my neck. Beads link me to memories of a time, a place, and a beloved person.

  • Apollo-The Shop Cat

    Keeper Of The Beads

    Rest in Peace sweet boy *** 1997-April 2016 ***

Shop policies

Last updated on June 16, 2021
Welcome to Vintage Bead Cache.

I specialize in uncirculated new old stock (NOS) beads and findings that were originally manufactured for the fashion jewelry trade during the mid-20th century. Stored for decades in warehouses and old factories, these wonderful components will add a unique design element to your creations.

Thank you for visiting my shop!

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 and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Once you receive your order, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding your purchase.

RETURNS ARE ACCEPTED. Returns for refund are accepted for unused merchandise in resell-able condition. All shipping expenses for returns are the responsibility of the buyer, unless we have made an error in your order.

**** Please be mindful that vintage jewelry components may contain flaws, patina, discoloration or blemishes secondary to decades of storage in varying environments. That's part of the charm of vintage items! However, if you are not happy with your purchase, do not hesitate to return it for a refund.
Payment
Payment may be made via Paypal or credit card. Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.
Shipping
Orders ship within 1-3 business days, on Tuesday and Friday.

Shipping Fees and Shipping Services:
FLAT RATE $4.50 First Class shipping is via USPS. Free First Class shipping for items totaling $35 or more.
Priority Mail is an upgrade option available in the shopping cart menu.
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ALL CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE:

It is the responsibility of the buyer to make certain that the address on the Etsy invoice is the correct shipping address. This shop is not responsible for a missing or stolen package after the package has been scanned as "Delivered".

Per the USPS, and our insurance carrier, orders are not considered "lost" until the following amount of time has passed:
Domestic U.S. orders-20 days past the shipping date.
Additional policies and FAQs
Privacy policy:
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information, to communicate with you about your order, to fulfill your order, and for any legal requirements as defined by law.