Bead Suppy & Beadwork FAQ / Shop Policies


Bead Supply FAQ

Bead specs

These charlotte cut glass seed beads are extra special as they have two diamond cut facets instead of one, giving them an incredible sparkle no matter where they lay.

Size 11/0.

Eight strand hanks between 12-15 grams each. Each individual bead listing will include it's approximate weight. Loose beads come in portions of 10 grams. 

Where do you ship?

I ship to the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.

How much is shipping on bead supply orders? 

Because every order size will be different, shipping is calculated at checkout based on the weight of your order.

Beadwork FAQ

For serious inquiries such as creating something for a photoshoot or other media please email me at akiiwanbeadwork@outook.com with more information.


How can I purchase your work?

If there is nothing available on my website that means everything has sold out. My next beadwork drop date is listed on my Instagram and Facebook and this is the best way to find recent updates on sales!


Are you currently taking custom orders?

Custom orders are closed at this time.


Everything is sold out, how can I be sure to purchase something on your next sale?

I recommend being on my "Shop" page as soon as the sale is scheduled to begin and refreshing, sometimes it takes a second to display. Be sure to add any extras like stickers, pins and shirts ahead of time. For faster checkout I offer Apple Pay, Google Pay and Shop Pay.


Will you be remaking these?

My work is always evolving and changing with me but I do try to make crowd favorites seasonally! I've also been doing pre-sale beadwork drops more so be sure to send any pre-sale requests to me if you have them =)


How much is your work?

My price range is usually between $90 - $500 depending on complexity, detail and size. Labor + Materials + Profit Margin = Price. There's a price guide on my Instagram highlights that breaks this down further.


May I replicate your work?

I spend a lot of time with each design I create and ask that folks do not replicate my work without my expressed permission. Thank you for respecting this!


Are your ear hooks hypoallergenic?

Yes! My gold ear hooks are 14kt and my silver is sterling coated. I have sensitive ears and these are the best I've found! Tarnish on the silver is natural over time, simply wipe away with a polishing cloth and they'll be good as new! 


Where are you based?

I reside on the homelands of the Dakota and Anishinaabeg in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


All things shipping

I ship to the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Shipping for beadwork orders is a $6 flat rate within the US/PR and calculated shipping to Canada. All US orders are tracked. *Canadian customers note that once your order hits Canada I have no way of tracking.

If you ordered multiple items separately during a beadwork sale and would like your items combined and a shipping refund on one of these orders please send me a direct message to let me know ASAP. If I don't hear from you within 24 hours your items will be shipped separately as I don't usually notice until I've already printed and purchased shipping labels. Note that I can only do this with two items as the boxes I use aren't big enough for more.


Can I wear beaded jewelry even though I am not Indigenous?

YES! It's highly encouraged : )  By purchasing my work you are appreciating Indigenous art and supporting an Indigenous artist! I do not make traditional patterns but if I ever make something meant for Indigenous folks only I will make sure I'm very clear about that ahead of sale time.


Refund/Return Policy

I only accept returns for items damaged in transit or if you receive the wrong order and I cannot accept exchanges. Please contact me immediately with a photo of the damaged item. Returns must be initiated within 14 days of purchase to be accepted. I am not responsible for lost or stolen items, if your item is lost in transit please check with your local post office. 

As a small business I need to protect myself and my income with a strict refund/return policy. Thank you for understanding!