faqs

Do you ship internationally?

Yes! We ship first class mail internationally. Our rates are:

  • United States and Canada – $3.95
  • Australia – $12.00
  • United Kingdom – $6.00
  • South Africa – $25.00
  • Anywhere else – $10.00

We refund the difference if the actual shipping charge is significantly lower than what we charged.

Please be aware that orders sent outside the U.S. may incur customs, tariff, and/or postal charges. Any such charges are the responsibility of the buyer, so please check on the regulations in your country before you buy. If an order is refused, a refund for the merchandise, minus the shipping charge, will be issued when the merchandise is returned to our office. A personalized book cannot be refunded.

How do I apply my store credit to my order?

First, of course, you need to sign into your account. When you go to check out, if you are using PayPal, do NOT click on the PayPal button at the bottom. Instead, click on “Proceed to Checkout” at the top. This will take you to a screen that will automatically apply your store credit, and ask you how you want to pay for the rest of the order, if your credit doesn’t cover it.  From here, you can now pay with PayPal.

What kind of seed beads do you use?

We use 95% Japanese seed beads from the three major suppliers – Miyuki, Toho, and Matsuno.

Do you put the color numbers in your instructions?

We don’t, but if you email and ask us for them, we’ll be happy to provide them for you. We also offer kit refills, so if you want to make another kit project in exactly those beads, we’ll sell you just the beads. It can be a cost-effective way to go.

I’m new to seed bead weaving – do you have kits for me too?

Yes! We love to get the newer folks hooked on beadweaving! We are known for writing very thorough and easy-to-follow instructions. Look for the kits that are designated with a Beginner skill level.

Do you have a store?

No. We work out of an office, but it is not open to the public.

Will Jill come teach for us?

You betcha! You can check out her current schedule and workshop offerings at www.jillwiseman.com. She teaches for bead shops, bead societies, and sometimes private groups. You can email her at: jill@jillwisemandesigns.com for her teaching rate and requirements.

What kind of dog is Winston?

He’s a Shih Tzu. He likes to think all you bead ladies are in love with him.

What kind of dog is Poppy?

She’s a mystery – even to our groomer and vet. She appears to have some poodle in her. She’s a loveable goofball, but she’s also an attention monster! And she’s also the most vocal dog we’ve ever had.