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What is By The Beads?

For over a year, I sold beads via a facebook closed group. I have been enjoying seeking out bargains on beads to resell at great prices on facebook.  My closed group grew, and loyal customers' orders got bigger and bigger.  As my sales grew, it became apparent that it was time to build a store complete with cart and direct PayPal payment.

I list mainly glass beads, including Genuine Swarovski crystal, Czech glass and other glass beads.  You'll also find porcelain and ceramic beads and others. Also, some of my own fused glass cabochons. No lampwork beads will be posted in honor of my many lampworking friends.

I am not your typical web based bead seller.  I do this for entertainment in my retirement and enjoy the opportunity to search out and buy beads at great bargains, and pass that savings on to you. So you can still get great, low prices without having to buy huge quantities.

To keep the price of my items rock bottom low, sometimes it will seem that my descriptions are not as descriptive as you may like.  I do assume my customers are familiar with my products and know for the most part what they are buying.  But please, if you have any questions, do contact me.


Paypal only accepted. You will be required to pay at time of order.  No exceptions.


Shipping starts at $2.90 plus $.15 per additional item up to a max of $7.00 if shipping by flat rate envelope.  If the system overcharges you, I will refund through PayPal for overcharges of $1 or more. If a larger box is needed, I may have to bill you, through PayPal for additional shipping costs. I ship within the US and to Canada. When shipping outside the United States, you may expect to pay import fees for your package.  I will not fudge the value of the package on the shipping documents.  See more info under Shipping. Requests for international shipping beyond Canada may be possible, and may require additional shipping charges which will be billed via PayPal before items are shipped.

Before You Purchase

If you have any questions, please contact me prior to purchase by using the contact form or emailing me directly at


I am reasonable. However, returns and/or replacements will only be considered for merchandise that arrives broken or not as advertised. You must contact me within 5 days of receipt to discuss your concerns. and possible remedies.  Use the contact form or email me directly at


PURCHASE $35 WORTH (before shipping)