Thursday, January 3, 2008

Our Shipment from India Arrived!

So many of you have been waiting, you'll be glad to know our order from India finally arrived! Yippee! I ordered approximately 260 kilos (573 pounds) of lampworked and pressed glass beads as well as bone and horn beads and after about 3 months this big ole shipment arrived. Most of the items come pre-bagged so we'll have those back up on the site today. For the rest of the items, we'll get our pieceworkers on them and we'll have them up in no time.

I've been importing from India for over 10 years. Why? I simply love Indian beads and especially the prices. Over the years I've had lots of Chinese designs reproduced in India for a fraction of the cost that Chinese beads would cost. We've also been using the same supplier and just love him. We were actually graced with a visit from the owners brother and partner a few years ago.

The picture to the right shows how the order arrives. The large boxes are covered in hand stitched burlap coverings and inside are smaller boxes holding 1 kg each. Sometimes customs will seize the shipments and go through them and the opened boxes are covered in bright green tape. Not this time though, they came through quickly and without a hitch.

We sent out over 600 email notifications about these beads being back in stock so I'm sure you're as excited as I am to have them back in stock!


  1. Oh, I'm so glad you're blogging now. I love eebeads! Y'all have the best customer service and I always feel like you have that personal touch to your shipping dept.

  2. Thanks so much, we do try :) Let me know if there's anything you want me to blog about! You can post a comment or email me at

  3. I had no idea you had a blog page. How fun! I love beads made in India because they are so different. I ordered 40 strings of beads that were made in India, all random shapes and sizes. I love going through them and picking out the perfect beads for my jewelry. I make bracelets in honor of an orgainzation that rescues women from sex trafficing and use these beads from india.Because no two are exactly the same it reninds the person wearing the bracelet that healing is process and by the end we are all just diamonds in the rough. I always have a swavorski crystal hanging from the end of the bracelet to represent what we all can become. Molly