WomanShopsWorld

Tassel HQ, African Beads, Crafty Global Goods

North Carolina, United States · 48179 Sales

WomanShopsWorld

Tassel HQ, African Beads, Crafty Global Goods

North Carolina, United States 48179 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(11215)
Shop owner

Carter

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Announcement   Worldly Craft Supplies for the Designer: Tassels, Beads, Textiles, Trims.
Thank you Etsy for making me the Featured Shop! Read the Interview here:
https://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2014/featured-shop-woman-shops-world/
Follow me on Instagram @womanshopsworld

Welcome to the magic of WomanShopsWorld! You'll find African Vinyl Record Beads, Tassels, Vintage Tribal African Beads, Vintage African Aso Oke Textiles, Ankara Batik AfricanTextiles, Tribal Wood and Seed beads from India and Nepal, Oddities, Handmade jewelry by me (Carter), and many more worldly finds. It's a small world after all. Relish in the beauty! I have regular shipments of Vinyl Record Beads, Tassels, Nepali Malas, vintage African textiles, and other goodies, so check back regularly for newly listed finds.

Looking for even more gemstones and other natural beads? Check out my other shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadWalla

Sign Up for my Mailing List:
http://eepurl.com/GYY6z

Follow my journey:
http://instagram.com/womanshopsworld
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/womanshopsworld/
Visit my (somewhat neglected)blog: http://www.womanshopsworld.wordpress.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WomanShopsWorld

Copyright Info:
My copy, photos, and product presentation are all copyrighted and are my personal property. Please do not use images without consent and please keep originality in mind when creating and presenting your own products.
Do your thing, not a copy of my thing!

I have a glass jewelry shop here on etsy that is sadly neglected. But from time to time you can find some of my handmade goodies here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/DivaliGlassJewelry?ref=search_shop_redirect

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Last updated on Nov 8, 2015

Worldly Craft Supplies for the Designer: Tassels, Beads, Textiles, Trims.
Thank you Etsy for making me the Featured Shop! Read the Interview here:
https://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2014/featured-shop-woman-shops-world/
Follow me on Instagram @womanshopsworld

Welcome to the magic of WomanShopsWorld! You'll find African Vinyl Record Beads, Tassels, Vintage Tribal African Beads, Vintage African Aso Oke Textiles, Ankara Batik AfricanTextiles, Tribal Wood and Seed beads from India and Nepal, Oddities, Handmade jewelry by me (Carter), and many more worldly finds. It's a small world after all. Relish in the beauty! I have regular shipments of Vinyl Record Beads, Tassels, Nepali Malas, vintage African textiles, and other goodies, so check back regularly for newly listed finds.

Looking for even more gemstones and other natural beads? Check out my other shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadWalla

Sign Up for my Mailing List:
http://eepurl.com/GYY6z

Follow my journey:
http://instagram.com/womanshopsworld
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/womanshopsworld/
Visit my (somewhat neglected)blog: http://www.womanshopsworld.wordpress.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WomanShopsWorld

Copyright Info:
My copy, photos, and product presentation are all copyrighted and are my personal property. Please do not use images without consent and please keep originality in mind when creating and presenting your own products.
Do your thing, not a copy of my thing!

I have a glass jewelry shop here on etsy that is sadly neglected. But from time to time you can find some of my handmade goodies here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/DivaliGlassJewelry?ref=search_shop_redirect

Carter

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(11215)
Kristin Rathbun

Kristin Rathbun on Sep 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Came on Thursday. Been a while since that last strand, but had been coming back every so often to see anything new in your shop, and just so happens, I'd been looking for beads (of specific colors/palette) for at least 2 jewelry pieces I've been working on and both these two strands seemed to match perfectly with this overall indigo theme. Both are great and hope to come back again (and hopefully soon) ,so ty and keep up the good work!

Kristin Rathbun

Kristin Rathbun on Sep 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Came on Thursday. Been a while since that last strand, but had been coming back every so often to see anything new in your shop, and just so happens, I'd been looking for beads (of specific colors/palette) for at least 2 jewelry pieces I've been working on and both these two strands seemed to match perfectly with this overall indigo theme. Both are great and hope to come back again (and hopefully soon) ,so ty and keep up the good work!

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Updates

dromedary_camelCamel Swag au naturale, NEW in the shop! Designed by and available exclusively at WomanShopsWorld! dromedary_camelraised_handsskin-tone-2
fallen_leafshirtAdding more Fall vibes to the shop in Airy Blue, one of the @pantone colors of the season. These bone beads and lots more now in store.vskin-tone-2
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About

Magical Handmade Items and Supplies, Collected by Yours Truly, from Around the World

Read my Featured Shop Interview!
https://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2014/featured-shop-woman-shops-world/

Namaste~
I'm Carter, the color-loving, travel-loving, textile-hoarding, over-achiever behind WomanShopsWorld. An avid creator, shopper, and traveler, I have always dreamed of opening a boutique of all the things that make my world go 'round. I used to say that this etsy shop is the beginning of my dream, but I realize now that it's more than that: WomanShopsWorld is that dream come true. Being a jewelry designer myself, I am so enchanted with so many types of beads and supplies, that I can't possibly use them all myself. So WomanShopsWorld gives me a chance to play with these goods, handle them, photograph them, and share them with you. I find great joy in curating these crafting supplies that I've gathered here. Each photo session is a magic-filled experience for me. I hope that magic translates and inspires you.

Growing up in a house where my mother spoke French to me, and my father traveled the world while working for the zoo, I have been instilled with a fascination with the world around me, and the people and cultures that make this such a beautiful, colorful place. The art of adornment that is so rich in other cultures has always been my personal preference on style. It's been said that my great-grandmother was the "original hippie of South Carolina." Traveling to India with my native husband, I stumbled upon a land where I am quite certain I have been before, in another life. My fascination with faraway lands runs deep.

My husband and I own a wholesale bead company where we specialize in semi-precious gemstone beads; we have a collective 30+ years in the bead business. We travel frequently to source, design, collect, and bring home beautiful beads from all over the world. We travel mostly to India and Nepal, but we have our eyes on many other horizons and places where we hope to travel. We work directly with the small, family-run business that we purchase from, and help them in continuing their traditional crafts. As our company has grown, it has become less hands-on, and more of a job. That's where etsy comes in!

I created this etsy shop as a way for me to have more hands-on time with the types of beads and supplies that I love. I never imagined that it would turn into a full-time engagement! Selling on etsy allows me to present my goods in a much more creative atmosphere than a traditional website does. I can photograph my items in a style that appeals to me, and really have fun with the presentation. Etsy also also allows for customer interaction, friendship-building, and networking, so it is much more fulfilling than a traditional website.

I donate a portion of my proceeds to human-rights organizations around the world. I am currently donating to V-Day, a global organization dedicated to ending violence against women worldwide. Read more about V-Day here: http://www.vday.org/home. This is my way of giving back some of the gifts that I have been blessed with.
Many people ask if my items are Fair Trade. While I am not certified "Fair Trade," I do guarantee that all of the items that I sell are ethically made. In fact, many of the items that I sell provide work for Indian and Nepalese women who would otherwise have no means of income. So the production of the goods greatly empowers them.

As humans, we create borders and name countries, but I believe we are all one and the same. WomanShopsWorld is an extension of my love of and fascination with humankind, travel, color, and love of the world. I hope you delight in the things I have gathered for you here, from around the world.

Namaste~
Carter

Sign up for my Mailing List:
http://eepurl.com/GYY6z

Learn more about me here:
http://instagram.com/womanshopsworld
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/womanshopsworld/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WomanShopsWorld

My husband and I run a semi-precious beads shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadWalla

I have another glass jewelry shop here on etsy that is sadly neglected. But from time to time you can find some of my handmade goodies here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/DivaliGlassJewelry

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Shop members
  • Carter Seibels Singh

    Owner, Curator

    I am the woman behind WomanShopsWorld. I have a fascination with the world at large. There's much too much to do, to sit around on the couch. I have an eye for color and a knack for finding the beautifully unusual. Explore your world!

  • Aveesh

    International Sourcing Correspondent

    Aveesh is the one who stays up late & calls India, Africa, Nepal, etc. He helps get the goods here ASAP! He is also my partner in life, in travel & in love! Oh- and he drives to the post office every day- that's how you get your packages so fast!

  • Gypsy

    Goofball

    This is Gypsy. He is in charge of making us laugh and making sure that we don't spend ALL day on the computer.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 9, 2016
Welcome to WomanShopsWorld! The world is a beautiful, diverse, place. I enjoy bringing some of my favorite finds from around the world to you here, through my etsy shop. Many items can be used as-is, or can be altered to create some magic of your own. eNjOy ;-)

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
I accept Etsy Direct Checkout (where Paypal is also a payment method).

Sales tax will be collected on items shipped within North Carolina.
Shipping
⚡ ⚡ ⚡We take 1-3 BUSINESS DAYS to ship.⚡ ⚡ ⚡
As much as I would love to ship your order today, the reality is that there are lots of orders in front of yours! Orders ship within 3 business days, sometimes more if we are really busy. We close on Saturdays and Sundays so those are not shipping days. For a small company, we ship an unbelievable number of orders every day, so please understand that it's not that we don't want to ship yours today; however, it's only fair that we ship in the order that the orders come in. We ship via USPS, unless other requests are made.

⚡ ⚡ ⚡EXPEDITED SHIPPING ⚡ ⚡ ⚡
If you wish to expedite your shipping, please choose your desired ship method at checkout. The expedited shipping options on some listings are just that: expedited shipping options. That does not mean your order jumps up in the shipping cue. If you have an urgent shipping need, please message before ordering.

⚡ ⚡ ⚡ADDRESS CHANGES⚡ ⚡ ⚡
Please make sure that the address you have on your account is your correct shipping address! ****I ship to the address that is on your invoice. If your items are returned to me, postage will need to be paid again. If the package is delivered to your old address, because you have not updated your account, please understand that this is not my responsibility.***

⚡ ⚡ ⚡WHERE IS MY ORDER?⚡ ⚡ ⚡
All orders have a tracking number once they are shipped. Please use that tracking number to locate your package. If your package appears to be lost, please contact the post office. WomanShopsWorld does not accept responsibility for packages that are lost by the post office.

⚡ ⚡ ⚡INTERNATIONAL ORDERS⚡ ⚡ ⚡
All international orders will ship via USPS First Class International Mail. This means that you will have tracking until the package leaves the US. After that point, it will not be trackable. International shipments can take 3-4 weeks, sometimes longer. This depends on the Customs in your country; I have no control over it. Please be patient! If you would like expedited shipping, or door-to-door tracking, please message me before purchasing.

⚡ ⚡ ⚡CUSTOMS FEES ⚡ ⚡ ⚡
For packages shipped to International addresses: you will be responsible for Customs Fees. Please do not send me an angry message if your package is opened and you are charged fees. There is nothing I can do about this and I claim no responsibilities for any duties or tariffs that are levied against your purchase. This is a part of international commerce!

⚡ ⚡ ⚡GENERAL KINDNESS AND RESPECT ⚡ ⚡ ⚡
Lastly: if you are rude, grouchy, offensive, or just plain hard to get along with, I reserve the right to cancel your order. I work for myself so that I don't have to put up with grumps!
Refunds and Exchanges
⚡ ⚡ ⚡RETURNS ⚡ ⚡ ⚡
I accept returns on any un-altered items if you contact me within 3 days of receipt of your goods. Please contact me BEFORE you return the goods so that I am aware of what items you would like to return.

➜ Any return requests made after 3 days of receipt of goods will incur a 10% restocking fee.

➜ Tassel returns will incur a 20% restocking fee. Sorry guys, but it takes me time to pull them and time to put the back!

➜ I do not accept returns on ribbons, trims, or fabrics that are purchased by the yard. Once they are cut for you, they are yours. I think that's pretty fair, don't you?!
Additional policies and FAQs
⚡ ⚡ ⚡RESPONSE TIME⚡ ⚡ ⚡
There is only 1 of me responding to messages. While I try to respond right away, sometimes I am away from my computer or phone, and it might take a day or so to get back to you. Thank you for understanding!

⚡ ⚡ ⚡ONLINE ONLY, NO SHOPPING IN PERSON⚡ ⚡ ⚡
Located in Charlotte, NC? We are too! But our warehouse is not open to the public, sorry. If we let you in here, we'd never get rid of you! Seriously though, thanks for thinking of it, but we are organized for shipping and shipping only. Thanks for understanding!

⚡ ⚡ ⚡WHOLESALE⚡ ⚡ ⚡
Wholesale options are available, as I gather and curate all of these goods directly from their source. Please message me with any wholesale inquiries.

I offer a sliding wholesale discount on items bought in BULK. Vinyl Record beads have their own discount. On everything else: as I have different margins on different products, the easiest thing is for you to send me a screen shot of your shopping cart. That way I can see exactly what items you are interested in, and I will let you know what discount I can offer you.

More information

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

Wholesale options are available, as I gather and curate all of these goods directly from their source. Please message me with any wholesale inquiries.

I offer a sliding wholesale discount on items bought in BULK. Vinyl Record beads have their own discount. On everything else: as I have different margins on different products, the easiest thing is for you to send me a screen shot of your shopping cart. That way I can see exactly what items you are interested in, and I will let you know what discount I can offer you.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All WomanShopsWorld orders ship wrapped in festive tissue, so your order will arrive ready to gift. If you would like us to leave out the receipt, just message us and let us know!