FAQ & Site Info
The listing will provide you with the approximate amount of beads or stones in order for you to know how many you are getting for the price. Please be advised some beads may not be on an actual strand but loose in a baggy. Bead stores typical length of a strand is 8 inches or 16 inches. If you are wanting more beads than what is available please contact me.
Currently Beads2string comes to you via the internet at the below locations: http://www.Beads2string.com http://www.Beads2string.etsy.com Eventually the goal is to have a local warehouse to store inventory for all sites and have a bead showcase for customers to visit. When Beads2string has been blessed and that is in place, an announcement will be listed.
Will charge for actual shipping/handling and try not to overcharge. Please be advised as of 3/06/2012 shipping/handling has been revised and will now be based on weight instead of the amount of items. With the most recent increase of USPS postage this change will help calculate a more accurate shipping amount at your checkout. For US there is Delivery Confirmation added into the s/h charge. Any fees not needed for shipping/handling (over $1.00) will be refunded through your method of payment. If a large number of items, I always try to use the Priority Mail boxes to help with shipping costs. For International buyers you are responsible for any fees/charges for custom/duty/taxes.
Once the transaction has been completed and paid for, you will receive an email from Beads2string advising of the date your package will be mailed. Your transaction is processed and shipped with in 1-3 days from the purchase date at the latest. There are many times when it will be processed the same day you purchase and shipped the next day. For Domestic orders you will also receive a tracking number for the order. It can take USPS 4-10 business days to deliver. For International buyers the shipping time frame is approximately 2-6 weeks. This is only an approximate time frame as it will depend on your Country's Custom Office as to how long they will take in processing your package.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "Different quantity". Advise what the item is you are looking for along with the item # and the quantity. Please include what venue you are visiting. If it is available it will be listed so that you may purchase. At many times there are multiple of an item available, it just takes time listing stones/beads and so the item may just not be on the website at the time you are looking.
Gemstones are usually a B - C grade. Once in awhile A grade stones are obtained and will be seen in the price. There are also times when more 'raw' stones will be listed and those will be noted in case you like the more organic feel of a stone. Stone grades will not usually be listed as there is no industry standards beyond precious gems. Each manufacturer of stones would have to make up their own grading scale. Many of my suppliers just do not go there.
You would think there have only been 130 sale by looking at the feedback. When in fact I've had combined sales of over 18,000 items with Beads2string. Beads2string has been an online business since 2007. The adventure began on Etsy selling over 14,000 items. The expansion to an ecrater store is just one of the several locations currently being worked on.