Sunday, May 31, 2009

Beadbrats' Etsy Shop Free Shipping Offer

Here's the info that is currently posted in my shop announcements:

♥✿♥✿♥✿♥✿♥ IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! ♥✿♥✿♥✿♥✿♥

May 27, 2009: We are leaving for the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee this weekend and will not be shipping between May 30th & June 11th or 12th. HOWEVER...all PAID ORDERS received between Midnight on Thursday May 28th and Midnight on Wednesday June 10th will be shipped for free. Payment is still expected and appreciated within three days of order. All times are my local time (EDT). This offer is for domestic & international shipping and the more you buy - the more you save! I will issue refunds for the shipping portion of your order via PayPal. Our other shop, eastofoz, will be closed for vacation during this period.

This is being "blogged" in a somewhat untimely manner but the information is still relevant.  If you don't mind waiting longer for your order then shipping is on me!   I'm making the refunds via PayPal and all seems to be going smoothly so far.   So go ahead, take advantage of me!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I've Been Neglecting Our Other Shop - Shame On ME!

I launched our second Etsy shop, East of OZ, in December of 2008. I had every intention of keeping it stocked up with some of our more unusual, collectible glass beads and unique stone beads. Like all good intentions (and most New Year's Resolutions) it kind of got neglected and the stock dwindled. Shame on me!!! I am starting to list beads in that shop again and today I am working on some cool Venetian fancy and trade beads. I will hand select some great stone beads at our show this weekend and will get them listed next week. If you like unique and unusual I hope you'll stop in for a visit.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Vintage Swarovski Crystal Bead Info - Part 2

In October 1999 I sent an email to Swarovski in Austria asking for info to help me date their older beads accurately. I received a response from them that I wanted to share. I couldn't figure out the best way to do this so I decided to just post the actual emails. Since it's a bit too long to put on this page just click on the title (it's a link) and it will take you right to it. Nothing has been changed, it's a simple cut and paste document. I did block out all the names and email addresses because after all, this is the Internet!

I hope this information is of use to you!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Attention Shoppers...Free Beads...Keep Reading...

It's may madness time on Etsy. Come & celebrate the "FIRST WEEKEND SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA" MAY 7TH - MAY 10TH. Search ESST for great weekend specials from Etsy Supply Street Team Members.

As a proud team member I am giving away a free full size package of vintage flower and/or leaf beads (my choice) with every order over $25.00! This offer applies to all orders received during this special weekend and expires at midnight on Sunday.