Frequently Asked Questions
When will my order ship out?
What shipping methods do you use?
Do you offer free shipping?
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we ship worldwide. Unfortunately, we cannot ship items that contain shells or leather internationally, owing to customs restrictions.
Can I return/exchange my items?
Appropriation and Indigenous History
I’m not indigenous. Can I buy from you?
I’m from __ tribe and am interested in dancing/learning to bead/etc.
I’m not native but I still want to bead.
I thought all the natives were killed.
Why do you say “Indian”? I thought we were supposed to say, “Native American”?
I like to buy my jewelry without politics.
You use materials made in Europe and Asia!?!?!? I thought Indians were supposed to live off the land.
**at this point, The Bead Team decided to cut off our founder, Ellie M. She’s working on an MA in Humanities, which has included significant study of Anishinaabe history. She will go on for pages about the fur trade. If you’d like to read more you may want to check out Michael Witgen’s An Infinity of Nations.**
What does Ishkogan mean?
What does “Anishinaabe” mean?
Hey, I saw pics of some of your artists. They’re pretty sexy. Can you introduce me?