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Bead Bash on the Lake Fall 2020 Schedule & Overview

This bead bracelet blog brings the schedule for the Great Lakes Boutique Bead Bash on the Lake Fall 2020 event!

Bead Bash on the Lake begins tomorrow (Thursday) night at midnight EDT. Please be aware that all times stated are Eastern Daylight Time and we're based out of Ohio. There are websites out there that can help convert those times to your local zones.

All promotions go live at midnight tomorrow. As always technical issues can arise and particularly when so many offers and stock is set to go live at once, it can take a little time for everything to be processing correctly. We always honor promotions and sale prices (assuming your products do apply,) so for those of you wishing to shop early, just check out and everything will be handled on our side.

One final disclaimer. We're a very small team. These events take many months of preparation for us. We try to run to these schedules as close as possible but there can be issues which can lead to a few minutes delay on products being fully live.

Important note. Please only press the buy button if you want a product. There are multiple listings of certain products. We do not tolerate customers purchasing products to browse what they have at their leisure and cancel excess items. This is very unfair to other customers. Placing an order should be considered a commitment to purchase and not a reserve system.

Midnight Thursday night / Friday morning - Gemstones (The Palace of Amber, Trollbeads & Thomas Sabo Karma Beads)

9 am - Surprise Bead Launch

10 am - Trollbeads Uniques (singles & premium duos / trios)

11 am - Redbalifrog Pine Cone Stopper

12 pm / Noon - The Palace of Amber Decorative Cored Beads (not Equinox)

1 pm - Trollbeads Faceted Uniques (US / Canada shipping only)

2 pm - Trollbeads Peoples Uniques

3 pm - The Palace of Amber Equinox 

5 pm - Trollbeads Sophistication (US / Canada shipping only)

6 pm - Trollbeads Changeable Pendants (US / Canada shipping only)

7 pm - The Palace of Amber Steampunk Lock Debuts

9 am - Carved Ambers (Trollbeads & The Palace of Amber)

10 am - Redbalifrog Pine Cone Stopper

12 pm / noon - Trollbeads Universal Stones, Glass Barrels, Troll Stones & Retired Letters

1 pm - The Palace of Amber Equinox 

2 pm - Trollbeads Diamond Bead Amber Live

3 pm - Trollbeads Antique Jewelry* (US / Canada shipping only)

5 pm - Trollbeads Faceted Uniques (US / Canada shipping only)

6 pm - The Palace of Amber Steampunk Beads

7 pm - Trollbeads Sophistication (US / Canada shipping only)

*Please note this jewelry technically pre-dates Trollbeads as a brand and is not hallmarked LAA. These are predominantly pieces designed by Svend Nielsen, father to Lise & Soren. They are however supplied directly from Trollbeads.

10 am - Redbalifrog Pine Cone Stoppers

12 pm / noon - Henhousebeads Scrambled Eggs

Promotions

Trollbeads Promotions

Please note that Trollbeads promotions and event only products can only be offered to customers shipping in the USA & Canada. This is in accordance with the brand's own rules and we cannot make exceptions.

Trollbeads Buy Three Get One Free

The Trollbeads buy three get one free spans everything except fall 2020, Trollbeads Day 2020, summer 2020 and the special event products. (Event products are Sophistication, faceted uniques, antique jewelry, unique glass barrels, Troll Stones and a few other surprises.)

The website will process this offer automatically when you have four or more qualifying items in your cart. If you spread your orders over the weekend, we'll refund where applicable once the event ends.

Please be aware that Trollbeads unique duos and trios are an exception to this rule. The promotion does apply to them but refunds will be made after the event. (The website has no way of knowing how many beads are in each of those sets.)

Trollbeads Buy One Get One 50% Off on Stones

This offer excludes the new hornblende and red jasper stones.

Trollbeads Free Bracelet Promotion

Buy a Trollbeads decorative lock and get a free silver bracelet worth $50. The website will be applying shipping charges to all free bracelet promotions. Those of you who spend $50 or more on full priced items will receive a shipping refund after the event. Equally if you place multiple orders, excess shipping charges will be refunded.

The link to find this promotion will be both on the front page of the website and under the Trollbeads menu on the day the event begins.

Trollbeads Free Spacers Promotion

Buy a Trollbeads bangle and get a free pair of plain spacers. Please note that gold plated and silver bangles come with free oxidized or silver spacers. Copper bangles come with free copper spacers.

The link to find this promotion will be both on the front page of the website and under the Trollbeads menu on the day the event begins.

Save 25% on Trollbeads Gold

Sale prices will show once items are in your basket.

Buy a Trollbeads Pendant, Save 25% on a Trollbeads Necklace

The website will process the discount automatically. The link to find this promotion will be both on the front page of the website and under the Trollbeads menu on the day the event begins.

The Palace of Amber Promotions

Save 50% on Retired & Select Beads from The Palace of Amber

You'll be able to enjoy huge savings on retired silver beads and select glass and gemstones. The sales prices will show when the items are in your cart.

Please be aware shipping charges apply to all beads in this category. Those of you spending $50 or more on full priced items will receive shipping refunds after the event. Equally if you place multiple orders that incur shipping charges, we'll combine everything into one package and you'll receive a refund for those excess fees.

A category for the 50% off beads is here but please be aware live image beads will be added.

Buy Two Get One Free on The Palace of Amber

Buy two get one free will apply to a large portion of the remainder of the collection. The website will process this offer automatically when you have three or more qualifying items in your cart. If you spread your spends over the weekend, we'll apply the promotion for you at the end of the event and refund any necessary beads.

These two promotions do not stack. There is no buy two get one free on 50% discount beads.

All new season beads are excluded from promotions. This includes Equinox, Stardust Dangles, Peacock glass, orange malachites, mint green chalcedonies, blue chalcedonies, Feather Stoppers, Hope Clips & Pure Love Locks.

The Palace of Amber promotions and specials are available to customers globally.

Thomas Sabo Karma Beads Promotions

Buy Three Get One Free

This applies to all Thomas Sabo Karma Beads products. The website will process this promotion automatically when you have four or more items in your cart.

Free Bracelet Promotion

Spend $120 or more on Thomas Sabo Karma Beads and get a free bracelet. You can choose between the oxidized or high shine version. For those of you preferring this offer, please use the promotional code FREEBRACELET (all caps, no spaces) at checkout.

These two promotions do not stack. You cannot buy three beads, get a fourth free PLUS get a free bracelet. You can of course participate in both offers by placing multiple orders.

Thomas Sabo Karma Beads promotions are available to customers globally.

For those of you needing to apply the free bracelet promo code, please follow the instructions:-

  1. Choose your required size and finish here
  2. Ensure you have another $120 or more of Karma Beads in your cart
  3. Head to check out
  4. The website will automatically apply a buy three get one free promotion where applicable. In the bottom right, you'll find a box entitled "I will be using a coupon instead"
  5. Check the box
  6. Enter the code FREEBRACELET (all caps, no spaces)
  7. The website will deduct the cost of your bracelet and any free bead will revert to full retail.
  8. You can then proceed through checkout.

Alternatively please emailvictoria@greatlakesboutique.netor message us on Facebook and we'll process your preferred promotion manually.

Bella Fascini Promotions

Buy Two Get One Free on Bella Fascini

There's buy two get one free across Bella Fascini! The website will process this offer automatically when you have three or more items in your cart. The new Witch Hat with Enamel Cat is excluded from this promotion.

Buy One Get One 50% Off Signature CZ Beads

Meanwhile on CZ beads, it's buy one get one fifty percent off. The website will process this offer automatically when you have two or more CZ beads in your cart.

Bella Fascini promotions are available to customers globally

Henhousebeads / Ohm Beads Sale

Save 70% on All Remaining Ohm Beads

Discounted prices will show when items are in your cart. No returns are accepted on Ohm Beads

Save 70% on All Remaining Henhousebeads

Discounted prices show when items are in your cart. No returns are accepted on Henhousebeads.

Shipping charges apply to all Ohm Beads & Henhousebeads. Those of you spending $50 or more on full priced items will receive shipping refunds after the event. Equally if you place multiple orders, we'll combine them into one package and excess shipping funds will be refunded.

The Henhousebeads & Ohm Beads sales are available to customers globally.

Redbalifrog

Though there is no promotion for Redbalifrog, the Pine Cone Stopper will launch as our exclusive event bead.

Redbalifrog is available to customers globally.

Frequently Asked Questions

I ordered two Trollbeads on Friday. If I order another two on Saturday, can I still get the buy three get one free?

Yes! We check all orders manually after the event and combine all of your orders into one package. When we process your orders, you'll receive a refund to ensure the promotion is correctly applied. Please be aware it's always the cheapest bead that is free but rest assured we ensure everyone gets all promotions they can.

My basket has shipping charges but I have $50 or more of full priced items! Why?

Certain products have shipping charges applied automatically. If you qualify for free shipping, you'll receive a refund after the event.

Where do you ship?

We ship globally.

I've placed three orders and all have shipping charges. Do I have to pay three times?

No. We'll combine all of your orders at the end of the event and refund any excess shipping charges.

Can I buy more than one event bead? Do you have limits?

You can shop as many as you want. Please remember however that clicking the buy button is a commitment to purchase. We do not tolerate customers "reserving" beads to decide later which they want to keep. It is not fair on our other customers.

I had a bead in my cart but it disappeared before I checked out.

Beads are only yours once you complete your order and check out. The website works on a first come first served basis. If multiple customers have the same bead in their cart, the first to check out gets it. We generally recommend you check out all beads as soon as possible. We'll ensure all of your promotions are applied at the end of the event anyway.

I placed an order on Friday and it's now Monday. Why haven't you shipped?

Slow down please :) We're a very small team here at GLB (and we happen to like it that way too.) We don't begin processing orders until after the event ends. This is to ensure everyone places all of the orders they want and we can correctly make any necessary refunds and apply promotions for you. With this in mind we won't even begin to really look at the orders until Monday. We will begin shipping orders as soon as we're able but you can expect slower dispatch times during events. Rest assured we're working as fast as we can. We work extremely long hours until all orders are shipped.

Beads in my cart should be on offer but the prices show as full. Why?

Technical issues can occur. The website has a lot of promotions to apply this event. Unfortunately it's impossible for us to thoroughly stress test all of this before the event without disrupting the website. Rest assured if your beads qualify for a promotion or sale price, you will receive refunds when we process your order. We advise you check out and secure your beads.

A bead I want will be available at 6pm EDT. What is that in my time? And what is EDT?

We're based out of Ohio and are currently on EDT (Eastern Daylight Time.)

We have customers located across the globe and it's not practical for us to convert our times to every other time zone. There are many websites that will help you to calculate time differences. (Try searching Google.)

I left a bead in my cart and now it's gone. You're deleting orders!

No we aren't. It's not uncommon for customers to leave a bead in their cart and for another customer to claim that bead and check out. Under those circumstances, your cart will be emptied. We work on a first come first served basis and a bead isn't yours until you complete a check out.

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