Review our policies

Being detailed oriented, we like to have everything spelled out for us.  We also like to anticipate questions and try our best to answer them so no one is left uncertain or confused. With that in mind, please feel free to take a moment to quickly review our shop policies. And, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about anything at all – we’re always happy to help.

“Impressionist” beading pattern

Our “Bead Happy” guarantee

We’re sure you’ll be thrilled with your purchase – but if not, don’t worry. Just contact us with your concern, and we’ll do our best to drop whatever we’re doing to quickly correct any errors or right any wrongs – so you can always shop with confidence and bead happy!

If you’re unhappy with any pattern you’ve purchased, at your preference, we’ll either quickly resolve the issue to your complete satisfaction, or immediately issue you a full refund of the purchase price!

Our copyright policy

Our beading patterns are copyright protected and may not be shared, sold or given away.

This little chickadee is perched atop our “Lovely Lattice” bracelet design.

Our tutorials

We copyright our written and photographed tutorials (patterns), which represent our original and unique intellectual property (just like a book).  As such, making copies of our tutorials (in full or part), to either share, sell or give away, is strictly prohibited by law. We understand the temptation, but please respect our copyrights, as this is the sole means we have to support ourselves.

Our designs

Our jewelry designs include projects that are made using popular beading techniques (that fall under the common domain and as such are not restricted by copyright), variations of popular beading techniques, and, as far as we know, completely original works.  As many artists do, we have often been inspired, whether consciously or unconsciously, by other jewelry designs we run across (sometimes years earlier).  We never knowingly duplicate another artist’s jewelry design without getting their permission and/or referencing their original design.  If and when we create a design that we know has been inspired by a published piece, we take great pains to create our own unique design by making changes to the process, materials and/or finished feel of the piece (meeting the two criteria the U.S. courts have used to determine whether two pieces of jewelry have “substantial similarity”).

What should I do if I see someone violating your copyright?

If you suspect that someone is violating our copyright, whether it’s online or in-person, please don’t hesitate to let us know.  We will contact the individual and handle the matter, without mentioning you in any way.  We truly appreciate you keeping an eye out for us and having our backs.  This is our livelihood, and we put a look of hard work into each of our beading patterns.  We appreciate you respecting our copyright, and for being a valued customer!

Selling your finished jewelry

Yes!  We have absolutely no problem with your selling the jewelry that you make using our tutorials.  In the past, we did ask that you give us credit for our original copyrighted designs, however, we no longer feel the personal need to require you to disclose our authorship and copyright, as we feel that it may inhibit your ability to promote and sell your handiwork.  But, just as we don’t claim other people’s work as our own, we ask that you not represent our design(s) as your own (i.e. you can proudly say that you made the piece, but please don’t claim that you designed it).

Our teaching policy

Thank you for your interest and for respecting our copyright policy!

We both used to work at our local bead store and taught classes, so we know what it’s like trying to find enjoyable projects that you can ethically offer a class for. Of course, unless a project is one of your original designs or a standard stitch that is not copyrighted (such as a solid flat peyote stitch bracelet), you must follow the designer’s rules regarding teaching their design.

Our teaching policy

We allow our designs to be taught on one condition: each student must have a pre-purchased copy of our beading pattern before starting the class. The student can purchase the pattern before the class (via our website), or you can purchase it for them and include it as part of the class fee. If you purchase a copy of a pattern for them, you can email them the PDF file and/or print out one copy of our tutorial per purchased copy. Tutorials may not be shared, sold, or otherwise distributed. If you have a lot of interest in a class, feel free to email us at [email protected] and let us know how many copies of the pattern you’ll need, and we’ll see what we can do to give you a price break based on volume. 

Making beading tutorials is a lot of work, and this is our family’s sole source of income (and we work from home together to care for disabled family members). Please adhere to our teaching policy and do your part to help other beaders understand and respect everyone’s copyright. Thanks so much!

Attention beading clubs and groups:

It’s a lot of fun to get together with other beaders to work on a project together. If you have a group that would like to get together to make one of our designs, please note, each person must have their own pre-purchased copy of the pattern. Please email us at [email protected] and let us know how many copies of the pattern will be needed. We’ll see what we can do to give you a price break based on volume (such as a special coupon you or everyone in your group can use for that tutorial). Please keep in mind that you may not share our copyrighted patterns. Each person must have their own purchased copy of the pattern (unless they live in the same household). We understand the temptation, but please respect our copyrights.

Thank you again for your interest and for respecting our copyright policy. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

This little duckling is enjoying our “Shimmering” bugle bracelet design that looks like light reflecting off the ripples of gentle water.

Your privacy is important to us

We do not share (or sell) your personal information with anyone – ever!

No ads, affiliates or partners

Many beading websites either sell advertising or share personal information they collect about you with, or without, your knowledge to advertisers in order to earn passive income. We personally don’t like pop-up ads, and we definitely don’t like to share our personal information with strangers – and we assume you feel the same way. That’s why we do not sell advertising on any of our websites. And, we do not share any information about you with anyone – ever! So, instead of being paid by advertisers and data farmers, we charge for our beading patterns. We know it’s an old fashion business model – but we prefer it and hope you do too.

What information we collect & how we protect it

We personally value our privacy and assume you feel the same way. That’s why we ask for the minimum amount of personal information needed in order to serve you. And, we do not sell or share the information you provide with anyone – ever! Below is what we ask for, when, why and how we protect it.

Payment processing

All our website financial transactions are securely processed through Stripe and PayPal. We never have access to your credit card information, nor do we store any credit card information on our website.

Creating an account

When placing an order, we ask for your first and last name, email address, city, state, zip, and country (so we have a general sense of where our customers are located). We DO NOT ask for (or store) any additional personal information (such as your street address, phone number, birthday or credit card number).

Deleting an account

If you would like your account deleted, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help. 

Please note: Any unused Bead Happy Reward Points will be lost.

Email List

If you subscribe to our email newsletter, we add your email address to our newsletter list so we can so we can notify you of special sales and new tutorials. You may unsubscribe from our email list at any time.

Unsubscribe

You can unsubscribe from our email list by selecting the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our email. You can also contact us and request that we remove you from our mailing list.

SSL Certificate (https://)

This website is protected by an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate, as evidenced by the https:// at the beginning of our website URL (or online address). This SSL certificate ensures that all information passed between our web servers and your browser remains private and secure.

Terms of use

Terms of Use

We appreciate your business and hope you find this website useful and enjoyable.  Please review the following basic rules that govern your use of this site, and note that your use of this site constitutes your agreement to follow, and be bound by, these terms. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions concerning any of our policies.

This Website

Site Contents

Unless otherwise noted, all images and content featured on SimpleBeadPatterns.com — including photography, text, artwork, and code — are copyrights, trade dress, and/or intellectual property that are owned or licensed by Simple Bead Patterns. This site in its entirety is protected by copyright and applicable trade dress. All worldwide rights, titles, and interests are reserved.

No reproduction of any part of this website may be used, sold or distributed for commercial or promotional gain, nor shall it be modified or incorporated into any other work, publication, or website. YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY VIOLATIONS OF ANY LAWS AND FOR ANY INFRINGEMENTS OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS CAUSED BY YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.

Accuracy of Content

We endeavor to provide the most current and accurate information on this site at all times. However, there may be occasions when some of the information featured on SimpleBeadPatterns.com may be incomplete or inaccurate.  Errors are wholly unintentional, and we sincerely apologize if any erroneous information in any way adversely affects you.  We correct mistakes as soon as they are brought to our attention and we reserve the right to update product information at any time without prior notice.

Colors

We have made every effort to display product colors as accurately as possible. The actual colors you see will depend on your computer monitor or device display.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Simple Bead Patterns’ owners, employees, and agents from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions.