Welcome to Wooden It Bead Lovely. The exotic wood beads are hand made in my studio in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada. These beads are made in limited quantities and therefore much of my work is one-of-a-kind.
The process for creating my beads often involves multiple cuttings, assemblage, laminations, shaping, turning, sanding, drilling, and finishing. The process varies somewhat depending on the final product, sometimes simpler, sometimes very complicated. I make both focal beads and secondary beads. I then take the finished beads and create jewelry to showcase them. For me, it is double the fun, I get to be creative twice to create my jewelry!
I use many different materials including: the exotic wood, natural and/ or dyed wood veneer, sterling silver, copper, nylon coated steel cable, leather, plated metals, crystals, glass beads, metal beads, pearls, coral, seeds, bone, stone, and occasionally commercial wood beads. Please note that I give a detailed list of the materials used in each listing.
I endeavor to create a unique, high quality item that will give pleasure to my customers for many years to come.
For payment I accept Paypal.
I mail orders within 1-3 business days after payment is received and cleared unless otherwise posted in my shop announcement. Please contact me if it is a rush order, I will endeavor to accommodate you. If there is a delay (snowstorms have closed roads around here!) I will contact you immediately to let you know.
I will ship to the Paypal address. Please double-check to make sure it is correct.
I send my items via Canada Post, regular mail (without tracking). Please contact me before purchase if you want faster delivery or tracking (limited availability) at higher cost. I will invoice you for the revised shipping costs.
Please note that you may need to pay customs, duties, or taxes as required in the area where you live. It is illegal for me to declare that your purchased items are a gift.
I only ship within Canada or to the United States at this time. Some countries have restrictions on wood products and have to be investigated individually, which I would be happy to do, so please feel free to contact me if you live elsewhere. Cross border shipping times can be anywhere from days to several weeks (unfortunately I have no control over the postal service!).
Refunds, returns & exchanges
Please contact me within 7 days of receipt of your purchase if you have any concerns regarding your purchase. You must contact me before any returns. I will refund if your item arrives not as described but it must be returned to me at buyer's cost in the original packaging before I can issue a refund (I will refund return postage with item refund). I want my customers to be happy so please contact me with any questions or concerns.
If you change your mind regarding your purchase you must contact me first and then return the item to me in original packaging and in good condition before I will issue a refund. In these cases Postage will be paid by the buyer.
Care of products: Clean with a slightly damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth. Do not immerse in water. Store in a dark place when not in use to help retain colour. Wood, like other natural materials, is sensitive to Ultraviolet light. Storing your jewelry in anti-tarnish containers or self seal plastic bags will help keep metals bright.
Treat your jewelry gently and with care, some of the materials can be fragile. This jewelry is not made for or suitable for wear by children.
I ship my jewelry in boxes with an anti-tarnish material and they are suitable for gift giving.