Frequently asked questions

What is unique about Design by Sandi?  Beautiful designs, quality material, and craftsmanship. Your ability to own  a one of a kind, or as close as you can get to it, piece of jewelry. Made to your order. At affordable prices. That's unique!

Beading is my labor of love.  I pick designs that are challenging and fun to make.  Design by Sandi isn't really a business. It's more about doing something I like and friends. 

Is Design by Sandi good value?  Yes! When I started beading I decided I would only make pieces I would be proud to wear. That left out cheap materials and tacky designs. I love Swarovski and pick patterns that highlight the beauty of these more expensive crystals. Bead weaving takes time and craftsmanship and those are in every piece you see. 

You can't do this in the real world. Things have to be left out to meet price points. You don't have to accept that. You can have quality hand crafted jewelry with nothing left out. I take pride in what I make. You can take pride in what you wear and give! 

Beautiful designs, quality materials, reasonable prices, free standard shipping on orders over $25, and Design by Sandi spells exceptional value!

Where can I see and buy your jewelry? My jewelry is available at:
Gallery One Artists
10 W. Dakin Ave.
Kissimmee, Fl 34741
407-944-0011 and

Bijou's Boutique College Park
2501 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL

I also participate in selected art and craft fairs and do home jewelry parties in the Orlando area. Check Sandi's News to see where I will be in the near future.

Do you sell matching pieces of jewelry?  Of course! I usually make matching sets of necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. On this site I have necklaces, earrings, and bracelets mostly displayed by design rather than as a set. Once you find the perfect necklace, browse the earrings and bracelets. You should quickly find matching items. If not, send me an email and I'll find it (it may not be on the web yet) or give you some choices.

Do you sell patterns?  No. Many of my pattern designs are created by other bead artists. 
I have credited those I know.  Links to their websites can be found under Thanks.

Do you give classes? Yes! Classes are held at Gallery One Artists. Call 407-944-0011 or send me an email for details.

Are the photos actual size?  No.  Photos are large to show see detail and craftsmanship. Some are actually larger than the jewelry. Please read the specified sizes of the pieces. 

How do I buy what I want? When you find the piece you want, just click the "Add to Cart" button. When you finish shopping you will be taken to a secure site to check out and pay for your purchases. (Credit Cards and PayPal accepted). Most products in stock will be mailed within three business day, usually less.

The "Add to Cart" button isn't there. The item got sold. When the site is routinely updated, it will be removed and new products put on.  That's a good reason to book mark this site and come back to see my new pieces. All items shown are subject to prior sale. That is an excellent reason to buy something you like when you see it. It may not be there when you come back. Please contact me if you have any questions.

What is Quick Custom Order? A lot of designs are available for Quick Custom order. These are popular designs in popular colors. Materials are on hand to make them without delay. If the available color and size are what you want, just click the "Add to Cart" button. The order will be confirmed by e-mail, made and shipped within 15 business days, often less. Shipping usually takes an additional 3-5 business days by USPS First Class mail.

Quick Custom Order is the most cost effective way to buy a design that isn't in stock. Each piece is individually woven. Time and money saved  by ordering in quantity are passed on to you. Be sure to read Quick Custom Order policies.

What is a Custom Order? Many designs are available for Custom Order. You can order precisely what you want, limited only be material availability! Pick your designs, colors, sizes, clasps and ear wires. Sandi will hand craft it for you. That's custom!

It takes longer and costs a bit more (I have to get materials and they cost more in small quantities), but this is the best way to go if you have exacting needs.

Please be sure to read the deposit and return policy for custom orders carefully. I do have a return policy but there is a 50% non-refundable deposit on all Custom Orders.

How can a Custom Order help me if I am not going to a wedding? Almost any way you want! Let's say you need an inexpensive gift for a teacher or two. A pair of ear rings is very affordable. The crystal is Swarovski, ear wires Sterling Silver or gold filled. Order them in school colors. You have a perfect gift: something that can't be found in any store,  affordable, and they will love it! Custom Order gives you flexibility you never had before, limited only by your imagination!

How can I feel more comfortable before placing a Custom Order? There is an element of risk in dealing with someone you don't know about something you can't see and handle. Especially when it's important. The best way I know is to encourage you to get get to know me and become familiar with my work. Find something you like. It doesn't have to be expensive. Maybe a pair of earrings or a necklace. When you see the materials and workmanship in your hand, you will feel much more comfortable placing a Custom Order.

How do you ship? U.S. Postal Service, first class with delivery confirmation. Your order will be in the mail within 3 business days, usually less. Delivery usually takes an additional 3-5 business days from Sandi's Central Florida location to you. Shipping is free on all orders over $25! Orders are not  accepted or shipped to locations outside of the United States.  No  P O Boxes please.

Taxes?  Florida orders require 6.5% sales tax.

Will I be satisfied?  I think so! Check out my warranty, return, and privacy policies

I have some other questions?  Send me an e-mail . I'll get back to you!