About the Beads…
My beads are made on a minor burner with propane and oxygen. I use a concentrator from Pacific Artglass. Most of my glass somes from there or Moretti and More. All my beads are annealed in a kiln for hours to make them durable. They all arrive cleaned and ready to string. I use many types of glass including: Effetre/Moretti, Lauscha, Vetrafond, Couble Helix, Reichenbach, Czech and Bullseye.
About the Accessories:
My findings are usually sterling or .999 pure silver. I only use Swarovski crystals. I buy from reputable dealers in the downtown Los Angeles jewelry district. The items I sell here will be kits for my classes and other findings.
About the Fused Jewelry / Plates:
From time to time, I will list a fused pendant or plate. These are all made from compatible glasses and properly annealed in a kiln. I file any rough edges with a diamond file or bit before selling my work. Many of my pendants are self bailing and this will be indicated. Occasionally, I fuse a piece of lampwork as well. Again, this will be indicated in the listing.
About Custom Work:
I do work on commissioned pieces such as memorial beads (using cremains), remakes of replicable beads and fused photo beads. Feel free to ask…
About shopping on this site:
Generally, what you see on this website, or my Artfire / Etsy / 1000 Markets jewelry shop is all that is in stock. Please do not back up out of the shopping cart and place the item in again… that does not make another magically appear! My items are handmade and some are not easily duplicated. If you see something you want more of, please ask.
If you are not happy with my work for any reason, unworn, unused and unopened items (such as tools) my be returned for a full refund, less shipping.
This website does send a confirmation email when you order, and our shipping programs send a tracking number. Other than that, I only use your email should there be a question on your order or if you are ordering a Memorial / Memory bead which requires several emails and sample photos. I only phone by request.
Your address is stored in our bookkeeping documents accessible only to management via password. We do not give away or sell customer info.
If you wish to have info on our sales, you may sign up for our MailChimp email list. I typically send 6 – 12 emails a year (and 12 is an estimation for future…it’s closer to 6!) I do often have flash sales and daily specials via my Facebook Fan Page, or my home page. Your credit card info is not accessible to Holly Dare, Holly’s Folly or Sweet Stampen or it’s employees beyond knowing what type of card you used to check out (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) when shopping on this website. We do utilize a card swiper at shows and in class settings but those numbers are shredded once your card has been billed.
Shipping: All items shipped via USPS unless otherwise requested. Shipping confirmations are sent by email for every order.