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Shipping: Shipping costs are added
to your purchase price at checkout. We use USPS (United States Postal
Service) for shipping and charge $3.00 for all shipments within the continental US and $15 for International. For orders of four or more lanyards there is NO CHARGE for shipping (Continental US). If you would prefer another shipping method
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We generally ship within 2-3 business days. If there is any expected
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General Usage of our Lanyards: Our lanyards are strung with 7-stranded stainless steel coated wire. The wire is very strong and can choke or injure your neck if pulled or caught on anything that may cause the lanyard to be "pulled". Use caution when wearing our lanyards near machinery or objects that may catch, tangle or adhere to the lanyard.
Our "break-away" lanyard has a magnetic clasp that will release if pulled with enough tension. OUR MAGNETIC CLASP IS INTENDED FOR BREAK-AWAY PURPOSES ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A GENERAL DONNING METHOD (opening and closing the magnet to put the lanyard around your neck). Overuse of the magnetic clasp can weaken the wire connections.
Our Lanyards are intended for use by adults only. Our products are not designed or intended for children 12 and under.
Our lanyards are intended to support identification badges with limited size and weight. Although eye glasses, keys and nearly anything can be attached, our lanyards are not guaranteed to withstand excessive weighted items.
Do not submerge our lanyards in water or wear them while swimming or doing water activity's. If the lanyard gets wet or is accidentally submerged then dry it with a cotton cloth and allow to dry thoroughly in a warm area.
Bead Discrepancy: Because our lanyards are handmade
and our bead selection varies it is possible that some beads may
vary. If you are not completely satisfied with the product you receive
you may return it under our Satisfaction Guarantee policy.
Satisfaction Guarantee: We guarantee that you
will be 100% satisfied with our lanyards or you can return the lanyard
for a 100% refund if within 7 days of the purchase, less shipping
costs. The returned item must be postmarked within 7 days of the
purchase date or the refund will be denied.
Guarantee: We guarantee our Beaded Lanyards to
be free of defects from materials and workmanship for 60 days after
the date of purchase. We offer 100% replacement or repair, less
shipping cost, for any defective lanyard returned within 60 days
of the purchase date.
Any damage that is due to mishandling or circumstances beyond the
basic use of a lanyard is not covered under our policy regardless
of the purchase date. The nature of damages or workmanship errors
are determined solely by Allure Beadwork's. Any damage due to normal
wear and tear is not covered after 60 days.
Repairs not covered under our guarantee
policy: Any lanyard that has broken and is not covered
under our guarantee can be returned for repair. Any returns for
repair must be accompanied with as many of the recovered beads as
possible. We will restring it for half the cost of a new one (current
new price) if returned with "most" of the recovered beads. If it
is determined that too many of the beads are missing then additional
charges may apply and you will be contacted prior to the repairs.
Repairs do not include shipping.
Privacy: We do not and will not share your
private information with anyone for any reason, PERIOD. We
may on occasion send you information about our products or show
events and you can opt out of receiving these at any time.
Laws Related to the Materials Used in Jewelry:
Allure Beadwork's’ lanyards and jewelry related products are intended for the use of adults ONLY. Our products are not designed or intended for children 12 and under.
Laws have recently been enacted to regulate the materials used in consumer products, particularly lead content. The materials used by Allure Beadwork's follows the guidelines and standards created by these laws.
To learn more about these rules and regulations see below.
FEDERAL LAW HR 4040
Also known as the CPSIA the Consumer Product Safety Improvements Act of 2008
The following information should provide you with a thorough understanding of federal law HR 4040 also known as the CPSIA (the Consumer Product Safety Improvements Act of 2008).
Scope of the regulation
The CPSIA pertains to children’s products ONLY. There are no federal laws,
regulations or standards in effect for adults’ products that would restrict the use of crystal.
The state standards in California (A.B. 1681 for jewelry) and their equivalent in
Minnesota are still in effect, permitting unrestricted use of leaded crystal on adults’ jewelry. Californian AB 1681 established limits for lead in metals and several other components, with stricter standards for jewelry intended for children 6 and younger.
Definition of products covered by HR 4040
While the CPSIA contains some general obligations, the CPSIA lead limits apply ONLY
to children’s products. Children’s products are defined as “a consumer product
designed or primarily intended for children 12 years of age or younger”.
For a GUIDE TO LEAD RESTRICTIONS IN JEWELRY IN CALIFORNIA see here:
Required Notice to California Residents: Proposition 65 Warning: Consuming food or beverages that have been kept or served in leaded crystal products or handling products made of leaded crystal will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Allure Beadworks uses Swarovski crystals in some of its products. Swarovski crystal (as does all crystal) contains lead. ALL crystals are allowed to be used in jewelry of any kind ACCEPT for children under 12 years of age and for body piercing jewelry.
Below is an Overview Statement from Swarovski regarding Lead Content 10/16/08
Recently, there has been an increased regulatory focus on potential human exposure to lead from various consumer products, including jewelry. We hope that our customers will find this overview of current requirements applicable to lead in jewelry and other products useful. Recognizing that the regulatory landscape is rapidly changing, however, it remains the responsibility of our business customers to assure that their use of crystal in jewelry and other products is consistent with all applicable requirements.
How is lead in crystal different from lead in other products? Crystal has unique properties. The crystal manufacturing process creates a matrix, which inhibits the mobility of lead. Because of this structure, lead crystal poses no significant risk of excessive lead exposure to human health via surface contact (hand to mouth), mouthing or even ingestion. By contrast, lead in other materials that might be used in jewelry, such as coatings, metal or plastic, may be accessible to consumers. That is why some regulatory bodies, like the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), have focused on children’s metal jewelry and surface coatings, and not crystal.
Has crystal been tested to assess the potential for lead exposure? Swarovski crystals have been tested under a variety of test methods for extractable lead, including the CPSC’s Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Lead (Pb) and Its Availability in Children’s Metal Jewelry, ASTM F963-03 (the standard on accessible lead in toys), and EN 71/3 (the European standard for lead in toys). Test conditions and procedures do vary, but lead levels are well below regulatory limits even when the crystal is tested in an acid solution to maximize the release of lead.
What are the current national limits applicable to lead in crystal jewelry? The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 was signed into law by President Bush on August 14, 2008. According to this law, the age of a child has been defined as 12 and under. All products for a child are required to have less than 600ppm lead by February 10, 2009 and the limit progressively decreases to 300ppm within 1 year and 100ppm within 3 years, if feasible. The CPSC does not have any restrictions on the use of crystal in adult jewelry; therefore, this would only be relevant to products intended for children as defined above.
Do state limits apply to crystal jewelry? The CPSIA includes language that prevents states from passing their own lead limits on children’s products. The states that had legislation in place prior to the Federal Act passing will now defer to the national standard. Certain states that have legislation referencing lead in adult products would not be affected by the CPSIA.
What is Swarovski doing? Swarovski will try to keep you informed of actions that affect your use of our products. Recognizing that the regulatory landscape changes often, it remains the responsibility of our business customers to assure that their use of crystal in jewelry and other products is consistent with all applicable requirements.
What Swarovski "Customer Relations US" has written regarding Proposition 65:
“Swarovski is the world leader in the manufacture of crystal for industrial and consumer applications, including figurines and jewelry. Our proprietary formulas and processes are based on years of experience, and the quality of our products is recognized throughout the world. Recently, there has been an increased regulatory focus on potential human exposure to lead from various consumer products, including jewelry. In 2006, the California Attorney General settled a lawsuit brought in his state alleging exposure to lead from jewelry. The court approved settlement agreement as well as the later legislatively enacted Californian AB 1681 established limits for lead in metals and several other components, with stricter standards for jewelry intended for children 6 and younger. Significantly, in recognition of the limited risk of availability of lead from crystal, the settlement agreement standards as incorporated under California AB 1681 allows the continued use of crystal without limitation in jewelry not intended for children. For children 6 or younger, up to 1 gram of crystal may be used in such jewelry. Swarovski crystals also meet the ASTM F963-03 standard on lead availability for toys.
Crystal has unique properties. While made with lead, the crystal manufacturing process creates a matrix which greatly retards the mobility of lead. By contrast, lead in other materials such as unplated metal containing lead may be available for surface exposures. Swarovski believes that the use of their products poses no significant risk to human health.”
Customer Relations US