FAQs

Q: What size are the beads & the holes?
Most of our individual round beads are approximately 12mm x 17mm and are made on a 3/32″ mandrel. Most long beads are 8mm x 30mm. Sets vary in size from bead to bead, but usually there four main sizes:

Earring size beads: 8mm x 12mm;  Small beads:  10mm x 15mm;  Medium beads: 12mm x 17mm;  Large beads: 16mm x 20mm.  Sometimes we have an extra large focal bead with the set.  That size will be noted with the bead set for sale. Lamp work bead making is not an exact science so sizes may vary a few millimeters in either direction.

Q: Do you sell your beads in stores?
We sell them only in our store in Houston, Texas:  Glass Art & Beads, at The Market Place, 10910 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77043. Our mailing address is: 1968 Sherwood Forest, Houston, Texas 77043.

Q: Do you offer wholesale prices?
Yes we do offer wholesale prices on some items.  Our Crystal Angels and Spiders of Good Fortune are hard to wholesale because our profit margin is already small.

Q: What if I am not happy with the beads?
If you are not completely satisfied you can contact us within 7 days for an exchange or store credit.

Q: If I order a set and want a few extras to match, can I add a few more to my set?
We would be happy to make extra beads. You can use the bead sizes above to help determine the sizes you want.

Q: How soon after I place an order will it be shipped?
We try to ship within the week if we have your item(s) in stock.  If we have to make your beads or items, we will discuss delivery times, relative to your needs.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
If you want to pay by MasterCard, Visa or Discover, please call Pam at 713-984-9841 and we can handle your order over the phone.