Website review: Beads.us
The purpose of this review series is to bring you the good, bad and ugly of online plus size fashion. Through my reviews I hope to bring attention to great under appreciated sites while warning you of sites not in the best interest of a plus size shopper. This is not a sponsored post.
This post will review Beads.us
I first heard of this website from YouTuber Ms Muffinismylovers (Aka April). She always has haul videos detailing "Chic for cheap" items. She gave it her thumbs up, so I quickly headed over.
This website is an Asian based wholesaler of all things fashion jewelry. Not only does the website sell necklaces, but jewelry making supplies. No clothing, only jewelry. Since it was a jewelry site, I didn't think I would find an about me page. I was pleasantly surprised to find the following:
The site is quite large. It could have easily been overwhelming had it not been so detailed. There are two menus--one on the top and one on the left. I was here solely for the necklaces, so that is the first place I looked.
I do not even know where to begin. There are a lot of necklaces. They go from very minimal to Liberace style extravagant. you can further narrow it down by style, cost and even color. When I found a necklace I liked, there were multiple color options. It made narrowing down my top choices harder. The prices range from $1.10-$40.00. There are also wholesale options if you want to start your own online or physical shop. I loved the many options and ways to buy the products.
I purchased 14 necklaces including
. All together they totaled around just $23. I was pleasantly surprised. I was also surprised by the shipping, but for the wrong reasons. The shipping was $12. I would have liked it to be $10 or less, but looking back, it was great considering it was being shipped internationally. It was supposed to be on my doorstep in 2-3 days. In real life it took about 6 days. When I opened the package, each necklace was individually packaged and looked just like the pictures that advertised them.
My overall opinion of beads.us? I was very impressed with the site and its products. This is especially true considering the prices. I was expecting very low quality products. While they are not David Yurman pieces, they are long lasting and well made. I have had mine for 6 months and only 1 necklace is defective. (It came that way. I sent it back and was given a replacement.) I would highly recommend this for both young and old, flirty styles and mature styles. This site has everything you could want.
Pro Tip: Look out for 20%-30% sales on jewelry. It happens about every 8-10 weeks.
Ciao for Now,