All About Me
What everyone should know about me
I started importing gemstones and beads from India in 1982 while backpacking. That evolved into the 1stbeadwarehouse. Our 2,200 sq. ft. facility is stocked with beads, findings and beading materials. We sell the best quality available to the best.
Things I sell
, sterling silver
, glass beads
, Trade Beads
, vintage beads
, Beading wire
, gold filled
, Bali Silver
, czech glass
, foil glass
Things I buy
Things I collect
Favourite TV Shows
Sparky, our all black, green eyed cat who travels with us from show to show and plays fetch. He's the best!
More than 20 years ago, while on a walkabout in India, I took my interest in Yaga to a higher level. At the same time my life long hobby of rock collecting moved up a notch. I began buying and trading gemstones and crystals. From there it was a short hop to a collection of tons of stones. Now we just have a few tractor trailer loads of playthings in the mineral kingdom.
We prefer Paypal, but if you have other preferences we will work it out. We would hold merchandise while waiting for checks to clear and or no problem with Credit Cards.
We offer a multiple item shipping discount, usually after 4-5 items. Please let us invoice you before payment so that we can calculate correct shipping method and amount. Uninsured orders cannot be guaranteed for delivery or replacement. Payment of an uninsured invoice indicates acceptance of these terms. We generally ship within 2-3 business days after receipt of payment in Paypal, sooner if possible. We are closed on Mondays and most weekends.
We must be contacted prior to returning an item. We generally accept returns on items within 7 days of receipt with some exceptions, provided the item is unopened and in its original container and condition. S&H are nonrefundable.
PO Box 15513 Chevy Chase MD 20825
Warehouse Address 2740 Garfield Ave.
Silver Spring, Md. 20910
Open by appointment or special posted open house hours.
Providing the best quality merchandise and service has been our principle and goal for our business since day one. We appreciate communication and try to respond immediately. However, if we do not get back as soon as possible, we may be traveling or unable to respond. One of our getaways has no cell or broadband service. This 24/7 world is a little hard to take some times and we need to get away. We pack up the cat and head to the wild! It's good for Sparky. Thank you for shopping with us.