About Jo's Beaded Designs

Hi there and welcome to my site..

 

My name is Jo and I am a married mother of two living in Burnley in the heart of the Red Rose County (Lancashire!)

I first started making jewellery about 25 years ago, simple things that myself and my dad trawled around local craft fairs.

I gave up doing events when my daughter was born, as it was difficult to attend with a baby in tow and I just never seemed to get round to getting back into it.  Then in 2006 I booked myself into a craft fair, thinking that I had a stash of jewellery in the loft that I could sell. Unfortunately there wasn't quite as much as I thought and with only 3 weeks to go till the event I had to rapidly make some more.

I enjoyed this and it re-awakened the old feelings, so I decided to really make a go of it again. I am mainly self taught, and as a result of reading the internet and books and speaking to other beadworkers I have managed to increase my range of items, which now include beaded flowers, wire work, weaving and also using polymer clay.

I have also broadened my range of materials used, now using fresh water pearls and Swarovski Crystal Elements to name a few.  Most of the jewellery is made with plated metal, although I make sure that I use fully compliant low/no nickel metals, and these are tested on a very sensitive in house guinea pig..... she assures me that she has no problems with the materials used, so that's good enough for me!

I do make most of my items as one of a kinds, although there are times that I make a range of same but different, usually different colours or different beads.  I can make most of the 'one of a kinds' again, but there will always be slight variancies, so be assured that you will always have something that no one else has!

If you see something that you like, and want multiples of them, or even in a different colour, then please get in touch and we can take it from there, although I have to insist on a deposit of 50% on any commissioned item up front.

Pretty much most of the earrings can be changed from pierced to clip on fittings, (this is charge at 50p per pair), please let me know if you need this doing.

 

 

Shipping & Returns

Delivery

I carry a range of unique hand crafted items and your order is usually dispatched within 24 hours of confirmation of payment. Obviously, if the item is being made specially for you, then there will be a delay of a couple of days, but I will email you to let you know when the item has been dispatched. Through the Royal Mail network I can deliver your order to any address worldwide.

I shall attempt to deliver the goods to the address you specify to Paypal for delivery, or to the address you supply with your account. You are responsible for making arrangements to receive the goods and if the goods are held at the post office or other delivery company's depot because no one was available when the goods were delivered then it is your responsibility to swiftly collect the goods. It is important that the addresses supplied by you are accurate.

Proof of postage is obtained for our mutual peace of mind. On acceptance of your order your goods will then be despatched as soon as possible, usually the next working day. All items are posted 1st Class but delivery times may vary subject to Royal Mail's processes.


Returns

I want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are not, for any reason whatsoever, I will refund you in full, as part of my 14 day no quibble money back guarantee. If the item you received is in perfect condition, but you have simply had a "change of heart", I will refund the goods value 100%, this includes the outbound postage, but you are responsible for the return postage costs.

This does not apply to items personalised, special orders or bespoke or that you have unsealed; items such as earrings and body jewellery that by reason of their nature cannot be returned . (Earrings & body jewellery are covered under the Sale of Goods Act 1979, as amended in 1994.)

You must take reasonable care of the item and must not use them. Items may be returned via Royal Mail, ( Via Special Delivery or Recorded Signed for ) - please retain proof of postage. This cost should be met by yourself and sent to the address below.



To cancel or return an item please email me mail@jos-beaded-designs.com within 14 days of delivery of your item, quoting your order number.

Jo Francis

18 Windermere Road

Padiham, Burnley

Lancashire

BB12 8NT


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