Great Lakes Boutique Bead Bash on the Lake Fall 2021

Welcome back to Bead Bash on the Lake!

Bead Bash on the Lake is our twice yearly multi-brand event.

Bead Bash on the Lake Fall 2021 is an online only event beginning on Friday September the 24th and ending on Sunday September the 26th. Specifically the festivities will begin as the clock strikes midnight and Thursday turns to Friday. Please be aware that all times are in Eastern Daylight Time. The event will then end at midnight on the Sunday.

This event is not ticketed and will take place here on the website.

Please note that we do not accept returns on products purchased during sales and promotions. All sales are final; we will not change and cancel orders.

Special products and event beads will be given designated time slots as to when they will be live. The schedule can be found directly below.

Our fall event is inspired by the world of wizardry and witchcraft. Fall is already a magical season to begin with.

Please remember that while we do our best to adhere to the schedule, this is a fast paced event and issues can arise that result in small delays or deviations.

Please be sure to read the event terms & conditions at the very end of this page. 

Great Lakes Boutique Bead Bash on the Lake Fall 2021

Trollbeads

Trollbeads Cat Pendants

The first confirmed special stock from Trollbeads for Bead Bash on the Lake are the much coveted and very elusive Cat Pendants. To date these pendants have only been made available at major Trollbeads events and even then in small quantities. This makes them one of the most coveted Trollbeads designs.

The cat pendants all feature unique glass bases. Though they are designed to be used on the Changeable Fantasy Necklaces, they are compatible with bangles, bracelets and other necklaces too.

The Trollbeads Cat Pendants will feature as part of one of the special stock listings during the event weekend.

Please be aware that as per Trollbeads own rules, these pendants will not be shipped outside of the USA & Canada.

Trollbeads Cat Pendants
Trollbeads Faceted Uniques

Trollbeads Faceted Uniques will also be back in very limited numbers for the weekend. Faceted Uniques are only offered during very large events. For GLB that means we can sell them just two weekends a year.

For fall we're seeing some new faceted unique designs but also some older favorites. These beads will be exempt from all promotions and discounts and per Trollbeads own rules, are only shipping in the USA and Canada.

Trollbeads designed Faceted Uniques as something extra special for collectors with the idea being to keep them extremely rare and hard to find.

As with all special event product, demand will outweigh supply but please do remember you can find some beautiful new faceted glass as part of the Trollbeads Fall 2021 collection.

Trollbeads Faceted Uniques

One of the key listings over the weekend will be the Trollbeads Mini Barrels. These have been hugely popular over the last couple of years and for fall, we're seeing brand new designs to the US market.

These brightly colored barrels are very cheerful and a lot of fun to wear. For those of you who love Halloween and Day of the Dead combinations, they fit really well for those themes too.

Other special event only stock will include Trollbeads Trollstones, Changeable Gemstone Pendants, Premium Unique Kits, Antique Rings, Special Armadillos, Crazy Lace Agates and a few more susprises.

Trollbeads promotions have now been confirmed and though they'll be familiar to so many of you, it's always worth checking the exclusions carefully. Please be aware we're not responsible if you plan your spends around beads that do not qualify for certain promotions. Trollbeads promotions are as follows:-

Buy 3 Get 1 Free (exclusions apply)

Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off on Gemstones (exclusions apply)

Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Single Uniques & Jumbo Uniques

Save 25% on Gold

Free Bracelet Promotion

Free Spacers Promotion

Pendant & Necklace Promotion

The buy 3 get 1 free offer requires four or more qualifying beads in your cart for one to be free at checkout. The exclusions for the buy 3 get 1 free are as follows:-

Trollbeads Fall 2021

Trollbeads Wishful Sky Tassel

Trollbeads Shades of Sparkle

Trollbeads People's Uniques

Trollbeads Summer 2021

Trollbeads Day 2021

ALL special event product (Cat Pendants, Faceted Uniques, Mini Barrels & all other rare event only stock)

Trollbeads Promotions

Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off on Gemstones

This requires two or more gemstones in your cart for one to be 50% off. Please note the following beads are excluded:-

  • Trollbeads Blue Sodalite
  • Trollbeads Ruby Zoisite

Please also be aware that pearls are not gemstones.

Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Single Uniques & Jumbo Uniques

This requires three or more uniques & or jumbo uniques in your cart for one to be free. The free bead is always the cheapest or of equal value. This offer excludes all of the following:-

  • Trollbeads Premium Unique Kits
  • Trollbeads Unique Duos & Trios

This offer will only apply to the rods of single uniques and jumbo uniques. You can mix regular uniques with jumbo uniques.

Save 25% on Trollbeads Gold

Discounted prices for this offer show once your chosen items are in your cart.

Trollbeads Free Bracelet Promotion

Please be aware that shipping charges will be applied to ALL ORDERS that include a free bracelet promotion. Those of you qualifying for free shipping via the purchase of other items will receive a shipping refund after the event has ended.

  • Buy a Trollbeads Lock, Get a Free Bracelet*

*Please be sure to read the size guides carefully when shopping this offer.

Trollbeads Free Spacer Promotion

  • Buy a Trollbeads Bangle, Get a Free Pair of Plain Coordinating Spacers

Copper bangles include free copper spacers

Silver bangles include free silver spacers

Gold bangles are excluded.

Trollbeads Necklace & Pendant Promotion

  • Buy a Trollbeads Pendant & Save 25% on a Necklace

Promotion Exclusions & Terms & Conditions

Promotion Exclusions & Terms & Conditions

 

Please take the time to read the following exclusions, terms & conditions carefully. We can't be held responsible if you are expecting refunds for promotions when your chosen items are exempt. If you're unsure of exemptions, please email victoria@greatlakesboutique.net before the event as we're so busy during event weekends that it's going to be difficult to start explaining promotions in more detail then.

Please note that promotions do not stack. You cannot for example, save 25% on Trollbeads gold and then try to apply buy three get one free too. Nor can you purchase three Trollbeads locks, get one free plus qualify for four free bracelets. All offers are "stand alone." In this same way Gratitude Points cannot be applied to any Trollbeads promotions. Nor can they be applied to any of the Trollbeads special event stock. Doing so will result in your order being canceled.

Promotions will process automatically on the website. For example if you have four qualifying beads in your cart, one will be free at checkout. Please be aware that if you use Paypal Express Checkout, your promotions will likely not apply. This is unfortunately nothing we can fix as it's an issue with Paypal themselves. If promotions do not show in your cart, please just check out. We will correct any and all missing promotions once the event is over. Not checking out can mean that you will miss out on certain beads.

All of the promotions below apply throughout the event. If you spread your spends across the weekend, we will ensure all applicable promotions are applied and refunds made after the event. For example if you were to purchase two beads on Friday and two beads on Saturday, you still qualify for buy three get one free and you will be refunded your free bead during the week after the event.

Buy Three Get One Free

This requires four or more qualifying beads in your cart for one to be free. The free bead is always the cheapest or of equal value. This offer excludes all of the following:-

  • Trollbeads Fall 2021
  • Trollbeads Wishful Sky Tassel
  • Trollbeads Shades of Sparkle
  • Trollbeads Summer 2021
  • Trollbeads People's Uniques
  • Trollbeads Day 2021
  • ALL Special Event Stock (Cat Pendants, Faceted Uniques, Premium Unique Kits, Mini Barrels, Unique Pendants, Gentle Touch, & all other special stock.)

Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off on Gemstones

This requires two or more gemstones in your cart for one to be 50% off. Please note the following beads are excluded:-

  • Trollbeads Blue Sodalite
  • Trollbeads Ruby Zoisite

Please also be aware that pearls are not gemstones.

Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Single Uniques & Jumbo Uniques

This requires three or more uniques & or jumbo uniques in your cart for one to be free. The free bead is always the cheapest or of equal value. This offer excludes all of the following:-

  • Trollbeads Premium Unique Kits
  • Trollbeads Unique Duos & Trios

This offer will only apply to the rods of single uniques and jumbo uniques. You can mix regular uniques with jumbo uniques.

Save 25% on Trollbeads Gold

Discounted prices for this offer show once your chosen items are in your cart.

Trollbeads Free Bracelet Promotion

Please be aware that shipping charges will be applied to ALL ORDERS that include a free bracelet promotion. Those of you qualifying for free shipping via the purchase of other items will receive a shipping refund after the event has ended.

  • Buy a Trollbeads Lock, Get a Free Bracelet*

*Please be sure to read the size guides carefully when shopping this offer.

Trollbeads Free Spacer Promotion

  • Buy a Trollbeads Bangle, Get a Free Pair of Plain Coordinating Spacers

Copper bangles include free copper spacers

Silver bangles include free silver spacers

Gold bangles are excluded.

Trollbeads Necklace & Pendant Promotion

  • Buy a Trollbeads Pendant & Save 25% on a Necklace

 

 

Event Refunds

 

Many of you will find yourself owed refunds at the end of the event. This is usually due to spreading your spends across the weekend. (Though again please be advised that all of the special stock is exempt.)

For those of you owed refunds, these will begin after the event has ended. We unfortunately do not have time to process refunds during the event itself.

All orders are checked manually once the event ends and this takes time. Your friend receiving a refund before you does not mean you have been forgotten. Refunds are processed automatically at our side. You do not need to contact us to request refunds.

Please be aware that credit card refunds are not instantaneous. These can take upto 14 working days depending on your bank or credit card issuer.

The Palace of Amber Hatter

The Palace of Amber Hatter will debut during the event weekend as our next exclusive design from this amazing brand. Hatter will help you to embrace aspects of your personality of which you're most proud, or perhaps even to attract certain attributes you hope for yourself. Need help warding off certain negative energies? The Hatter will be here to help.

The Palace of Amber Hatter is a magical version of the very popular Floral Garden Pendant. You'll be able to choose from a number of different gemstones. These are pendants but can be worn on a necklace, a bracelet or bangle or even as a lock replacement. Do remember if you want to try that latter though, you'll need to use a longer bracelet length than what you are used to as locks can add anything from 2 to 3.5 cm to your bracelet length.

Joining The Hatter is George, our super cute, magical, flying unicorn. George has little stars for horse shoes and leaves rainbows wherever he goes. As with all event beads, George is both a limited edition and exclusive to GLB.

The Palace of Amber George

The Palace of Amber will be part of a multi-brand promotion with Thomas Sabo Karma Beads & Bella Fascini. The offer is as follows:-

  • Buy 3 Get 1 Free (Mix & Match)

 

This means that buy three get one free applies to these brands together. For example you could choose to buy two items from The Palace of Amber, one from Bella Fascini and one from Thomas Sabo Karma Beads. The cheapest of the four would be free. The website will process this offer automatically when you have four or more qualifying items in your cart. If you spread your spends across the weekend, then refunds for free beads will be made the week after. Please see the terms & conditions below for how that works.

To accommodate the brand new release from The Palace of Amber, the following items are exempt from the promotion:-

The Palace of Amber Haunted House

The Palace of Amber Hibiscus Clip

The Palace of Amber Galaxy Bangle

The Palace of Amber Five Petals Spacers with Smoky Quartz, Topaz or Opal

The Palace of Amber Autumn Winds.

The Palace of Amber Primordial Power

The Palace of Amber Hatter

The Palace of Amber George

No exclusions apply to the other brands.

Redbalifrog The Bead That Must Not Be Named

frog comes The Bead That Must Not Be Named, our exclusive and limited edition event bead for fall 2021.

The Redbalifrog The Bead That Must Not Be Named depicts an antique style silver cage. It's locked tight to prevent the winged gold creature inside from escaping (as only the most deft and skilled with a broomstick can recapture them.)

The Bead That Must Not Be Named is exclusive to Great Lakes Boutique and as with all event beads, it's a limited edition. It will retail at $30. The event bead is not all there will be for Redbalifrog fans to look forward to during the course of the weekend. You can definitely be excited already.

This bead will launch as part of Bead Bash on the Lake Fall 2021. All of our event beads and special listings have pre-announced times when they'll be made available.

Also making it's debut during the event is the Redbalifrog Halloween 2021 collection! These designs will be available from 9 am on Friday September the 24th.

 

General Terms for Bead Bash on the Lake

Please read the following carefully :)

1/ An item is not yours until it is purchased. Placing an item in your cart does not secure it to you. Our website operates on a first come first served basis which is the fairest system for everyone.

2/ All refunds owing for promotions or excess shipping charges will be made the week following the event. We are unable to process those refunds during the event itself.

3/ Credit card refunds can take a number of working days to appear back on your card. The exact time frame varies from bank to bank and this is completely out of our control.

4/ Shipping takes longer during events. We do not even begin to look at orders until the week following the event and please understand that we ship as fast as we are able to. You'll receive an automated dispatch notification once your order has shipped. The tracking number will be included. Approximately 24 hours late the same tracking number will be uploaded to our website. We regret we are unable to give you estimates as to when your orders will ship or when they will be received. Please remember that once an order has left us, we have no control at all over the speed it travels or the route it takes. We see no information that you do not on tracking.

5/ All sales are final. We do not accept returns on items purchased during promotions and sale periods.

6/ Related to the above please do not click buy unless you are committed to an item. Buying should not be seen as a way to reserve a product while you wait for other listings. It's unfair to other customers and for this reason again, all sales are final. There will be no cancellations or edits of orders once they are placed.

7/ Shipping charges apply to all Trollbeads free bracelet promotions. For those spending $50 (or $75 for international customers) or more on other items during the weekend, you'll receive a refund once the event is over but there is no way to remove them at checkout.

8/ Per Trollbeads own rules, event products cannot be shipped outside of the USA and Canada. These are not our rules but a brand decision that we must adhere too.

9/ Shipping times during COVID are longer than usual and this is completely out of our control. Most international borders are closed and this can result in packages sitting in distribution centers waiting for room on planes to be exported. We see exactly the same on tracking as you do and have no access to any deeper insight. Unfortunately contacting us for more information is fruitless and patience with the mail is required as the pandemic continues to slow global logistics.

10/ Please remember stock of rare Trollbeads event items is out of of control. We do not have the option of ordering hundreds of these special designs. For this reason demand will exceed supply.