VINTAGE & Resin

Nailheads, Vintage, Czech Glass, 4.5x3mm, Faceted, Oval, Hematite Luster, 25 beads per strand, Priced per Strand


$5.75

Shipping to United States: $3.25
  • Details
    Nailheads, Vintage, Czech Glass,
    4.5x3mm, Faceted, Oval,
    Hematite Luster,
    25 beads per strand,
    Priced per Strand

    What are vintage nailheads, you ask? Nailheads (or sew-on beads) were originally made in Bohemia from the late-1800s through the early-1900s. Queen Victoria started an international fashion for using them as subtle embellishments on mourning dresses, so nailheads were originally copies of beads worn by nobility for mourning dresses. Later, they were used as sequins and embellishments on flapper dresses. Darker colors were commonly created for mourning and why today we find so many nailheads in darker colors: black, black ab, brown, gunmetal. But, we do find nailheads in brighter colors white, orange, pink, burnt sienna, etc., and finer finishes. It just depends on when on the timeline they were created that you will get the different colors and finishing. The term nailhead comes from the fact that the beads have flat backs and were domed or faceted and often looked on the clothing as if they were the head of a nail - hence "nailheads."

    The fact is, the beads are amazing - their colors, shapes, finishes. I love them, especially the elliptical shapes. They will work into spirals, embellishments, weaving and add such nice texture. Experiment outside your box with vintage nailheads!

    I've sold beads for over 10 years. As with all items I sell - I'm all about quality! If you're buying Czech glass from me, you're getting A-grade, first pick beads from an importer who has picked the beads themselves. You will not get from me - ever - C-grade beads much like what is sold to hobby and craft stores, big box stores, or large online bead retailers that prefer price over quality.

    Buy your Czech glass with me - you're getting amazing quality, great prices, and dealing with a person who really cares about her customers and the beads she sells them!!! :)
  • Shipping & Policies

    Payments

    I accept all major credit and debit cards. Credit cards are processed through or Etsy's Direct checkout.

    I will not ship unless payment has been made. You can cancel your order within 1 hour of it being made. After shipping has occurred, you will have to return the package to me before I can refund.

    Shipping from United States

    U.S. SHIPPING: All orders are mailed by First Class Parcel Post with a tracking number.

    PRIORITY and EXPRESS UPGRADE: You will find that option on shipping when you check out.

    POSTAGE OVERAGES: Postage overages above $2.50 (not including shipping and handling) will be automatically refunded.

    ORDER CONSOLIDATION: I will consolidate multiple orders made within a day of each other only if you contact me. I will charge the handling fees of $.10, $.15 or $.20 per item and refund anything left over on the order I'm consolidating.

    LOST PACKAGES: DUE TO CURRENT SHIPPING DELAYS, DOMESTIC MAIL IS NOT "LOST" UNTIL IT'S BEEN 30 DAYS OR MORE. INTERNATIONAL MAIL IS NOT LOST UNLESS IT'S BEEN 60 OR MORE DAYS. APOLOGIES!!

    I will not reimburse on a lost item that has a delivery confirmation.

    If a package is lost, I will file a report for a "missing parcel" with the USPS, and send you the report number. I will wait the 2 to 3 weeks it takes for USPS to respond to me. If they report the package cannot be found, I will happily process a refund for the items only.

    (International customers: Once it leaves control of the USPS - especially if mailed to an area that is well known for "lost packages" - I cannot replace the item. You ship at your own risk, but speak to me and we'll see what we can do.)

    INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: All items are mailed by International First Class Package Rate with a tracking code on International orders (to the US border only). Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for international packages to arrive, because a missing item form cannot be submitted until AFTER 6 weeks. Be aware, a customs form is required by law. I will not mark it as a gift and you may be charged a duty by your country's Customs Office. If you have questions regarding customs, please contact me. I can accommodate.


    OTHER INFO: Orders are mailed anywhere from 3-5 business days from your date of purchase/payment. Shipping occurs Wednesday through Saturday. If you need your order expedited (mailed sooner than its shipping window), please message me and I will ship it out sooner if possible.

    SHIPPING LOSSES: A lost shipment must be confirmed by the USPS. I will not insure items lost by USPS because they were outside of my control. If an item is marked "delivered" by the USPS, I will NOT replace the items. You will have to file a claim with the USPS.

    SHIPPING BREAKS: Understand that the break occurred because of negligence by the USPS, not my shop. While I make every attempt to ensure your satisfaction, breaks occur. I will take the matter under advisement after you contact me with photographs.

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

    Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

    Request a cancellation within: 1 hours of purchase

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    • Items on sale

    Questions about your order?

    Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    Returns and exchange details

    I WILL NOT REFUND POSTAGE ON RETURNED ITEMS.

    International customers: No refunds for packages returned to me for unpaid customs fees. Etsy advises sellers to value packages at purchase price and in US dollars. I declare according to Etsy policy and do not include shipping in that declaration.

    I am happy to exchange! You pay the postage to me and I'll pay for the postage back to you. This is a common business practice. If the item being replaced is due to my error, I will happily pay all the postage involved.

    After inspection of the items being returned or exchanged, you will either receive your credit for the return or your exchange will be shipped. I cannot accept broken strands, opened packages, or damaged goods.

    If an item I have created fails due to my workmanship and/or materials used, upon my inspection, I will replace or refund.

    Additional

    DISCOUNT CODE APPS: Many of you have been using Honey, Retailmenot, Shopify, etc. While I support the use of the discount codes overall, HOW MY COUPON CODES ARE USED is up to me. If your App uses a coupon code outside how I allow, you will be billed the difference.

    THANK YOU COUPON CODES: 10% off with no minimum, can be used every time you order if you have placed a previous order with me.


    FREE SHIPPING I don't offer free shipping on a regular basis because I like you to be able to see what the beads I sell actually cost! If I combined the cost of the shipping into the beads (because, trust me, the shipping has to be added somewhere - it's a very large cost of doing business), I would have to raise the cost of the beads which would cost you more overall. I would also have to declare larger prices on International Declarations. It's more cost effective for your bottom line to pay the minimal amount I charge for shipping.

    INVENTORY: I sell on many venues. Items in inventory can and will suddenly go out of stock. Out of stock items will automatically be refunded when the order ships.

    CUSTOM ORDERS: If you have ordered an item that must be made or manufactured for you specifically, your order is nonrefundable.

    HANDMADE JEWELRY/BAGS CUSTOM ORDERS: I am HAPPY to create custom orders. If you see anything I've made and want it in a different color or length and/or size - by all means contact me and we'll discuss details.

    WHOLESALE JEWELRY/BAGS: With a Sales Use/Tax License in your name, I have a $250.00 minimum purchase, after which you will receive keystone (50% off). Please contact me if you have questions.

    WHOLESALE BEADS/TOOLS/STRANDING MATERIALS/FINDINGS: I require a Sales Tax/Use License in your name. My minimum purchase and my discount off retail (does not apply to all items):

    $100 - 20% off
    $200 - 25% off
    $250 - 30% off


    CONTENT COPYRIGHT: I reserve the right and do hereby copyright any and all of my photographs, handmade jewelry designs, handmade bag designs as well as any and everything else that requires my time and labor intensive creation and/or anything that is wrought of my imagination. You cannot and should not copy my content because I will pursue any and all claims, rights and legal avenues available to reclaim my rights.

    Privacy

    Your information is always safe with me and will never be disclosed or sold.