FAQ

FULL SWAP Questions

How many packets do you need to send? 

100! You will send one packet for each individual in the swap. If you feel that you want to send more, please feel free! 

Should you write your IG name on the packet?

That is absolutely 100% up to you! Some people have private profiles and some have profiles only for close friends and family members. If you don’t want to write your name on them, then leave it off. No worries :)

Do the seeds need to be organic/heirloom/non-GMO only?

Organic preferred, heirloom is a bonus but definitely non-GMO. When writing the name of type of seed, please be somewhat specific. French Marigold or Harlequin Marigold instead of just “Marigold”. Brandywine Pink or Cherokee Purple instead of just “Beefsteak”. 

Are only veggies allowed for the swap?

No! No! No! Herbs are welcome. Flowers are more than welcome! Let’s feed those bees! And make bouquets! And obviously vegetable seeds are welcome! 

Do all the packets need to be of the same kind of seed?

 No! You can send 5 packets of tomato seeds, 10 packets of beans, 20 packets of flowers, 2 packets of herbs… The total number of packets just seeds to equal 100.

How many seeds per packet should you send? 

That depends on the type of seed. Carrots, lettuce… Those you want at least like 20 in a packet. Tomatoes, peppers: Like 5-7 in a packet. Beans and peas: 6-10. Kale/spinach: roughly 10 seeds… You get the idea. These are only guidelines! 

 

Please make sure that your seeds are in the mail by August 12th so that they can reach me by the 19th and be mailed back out by August 31st. The faster the turnaround, the faster you can get the seeds, the faster you can get planning your gardens with the goodies you receive! 

You will receive an email after you sign up with the address to send your seeds to. If you do not receive the email with 24 hours, first check you spam box! If it’s not there, send an email to [email protected] with your name stating so.

The cost of shipping your seeds to me is not included in the price. Shipping the seeds back to you is included in the price.

Please make sure that the name and address on the outside of the package that you send to me is legible. If you want to add a note with your name and address just in case, feel free to do so! 

 

******* DISCLAIMER *******

Signups are NON-REFUNDABLE

That’s right friends, no money back. People are counting on you just like you are counting on them. This is a commitment. This money seals your spot which means that someone else cannot take it.

 

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HALF SWAP Questions

How many packets do you need to send? 

50! You will send 2 packets for each individual in the swap. You need to make sure that each person will get 2 different kinds of seeds. So do not send 50 packets of all the same seeds.

If you feel that you want to send more, please feel free! 

Should you write your IG name on the packet?

That is absolutely 100% up to you! Some people have private profiles and some have profiles only for close friends and family members. If you don’t want to write your name on them, then leave it off. No worries :)

Do the seeds need to be organic/heirloom/non-GMO only?

Organic preferred, heirloom is a bonus but definitely non-GMO. When writing the name of type of seed, please be somewhat specific. French Marigold or Harlequin Marigold instead of just “Marigold”. Brandywine Pink or Cherokee Purple instead of just “Beefsteak”. 

Are only veggies allowed for the swap?

No! No! No! Herbs are welcome. Flowers are more than welcome! Let’s feed those bees! And make bouquets! And obviously vegetable seeds are welcome! 

Do all the packets need to be of the same kind of seed?

No! You can send 5 packets of tomato seeds, 5 packets of beans, 2 packets of flowers, 2 packets of herbs… The total number of packets just seeds to equal 50 and you need to make sure that each person will get 2 different kinds of seeds. So do not send 50 packets of all the same seeds.

How many seeds per packet should you send? 

That depends on the type of seed. Carrots, lettuce… Those you want at least like 20 in a packet. Tomatoes, peppers: Like 5-7 in a packet. Beans and peas: 6-10. Kale/spinach: roughly 10 seeds… You get the idea. These are only guidelines! 

 

Please make sure that your seeds are in the mail by August 15th so that they can reach me by the 21st and be mailed back out by August 31st. The faster the turnaround, the faster you can get the seeds, the faster you can get planning your gardens with the goodies you receive! 

You will receive an email after you sign up with the address to send your seeds to. If you do not receive the email with 24 hours, first check you spam box! If it’s not there, send an email to [email protected] with your name stating so.

The cost of shipping your seeds to me is not included in the price. Shipping the seeds back to you is included in the price.

Please make sure that the name and address on the outside of the package that you send to me is legible. If you want to add a note with your name and address just in case, feel free to do so! 

 

******* DISCLAIMER *******

Signups are NON-REFUNDABLE

That’s right friends, no money back. People are counting on you just like you are counting on them. This is a commitment. This money seals your spot which means that someone else cannot take it.

 

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Do you have a question about something you saw on Sand and Starfish? This list below of the frequently asked questions should help you out. If your question isn’t here and  you still need and answer, just shoot an email our way and we’ll get back to you asap!

 

➕   Can I wear my bracelet / necklace in the water (ocean, bath, shower…)?

YES! I have personally tested the bracelets and necklaces in water so you don’t have to worry if you forget to take them off when you head into the water. Ocean tested, beach approved! Your tassel may look a little “wonky” after it gets wet so just reshape it while it’s drying and you’re good to go!

 

➕   Can I use my bracelet / necklace as a diffuser?

You can, but only if your item has wood or lava beads. These beads are able to soak up the oils unlike the stone and semi-precious stones.

To use as an oil diffuser, put 2-3 drops of your favorite oil onto the wooden beads. Allow the oil to soak into the beads.

If your item has a tassel, do not put them on your tassel! Not all oils are clear so they could stain the tassel!

The fragrance/oil will last from several hours to several days, depending on the oil or fragrance. Reapply as desired.

 

➕   Shipping

All packages are shipped First Class USPS (unless otherwise noted) and include a tracking number but not insurance. Once shipped, most orders generally arrive in 3-9 business days. Sometimes your items might get delayed due to holidays or weather conditions. Once shipped, I cannot accept responsibility for products lost in transit. I cannot refund or reship any packages.

I do not make items or ship them on holidays.

 

➕   Where will my order ship from?

All items and made and shipped from my office in Florida.

 

➕   How long will it take for me to get my order?

Once an order has been placed and payment is received, the order will be sent within 5 business days. Orders generally arrive 3-9 days after the product(s) have been sent.

 

➕   Returns

Please be aware that all items listed are unique and handmade, and variations will occur in fabric/shells/bead color.
All items returned for a refund must be returned in the original condition. If you are returning an item that is not faulty or broken but it arrives to me damaged because of lack of proper packaging on your part, you will be held responsible for these goods. Shipping will not be reimbursed.

Replacements will be sent for faulty items within 7 days of the date that you receive your product(s).

I will require proof of faulty items in the form of photographs and a brief description.

 

➕   Exchanges

If exchanging a product(s), please ship them in a padded envelope or box as to not damage the items. If you are exchanging an item that is not faulty or broken but it arrives to me damaged because of lack of proper packaging on your part, you will be held responsible for these goods. Items must be returned in the same shape they were delivered. You must also include a copy of your invoice. I cannot accept responsibility for products lost in transit. Once your item has arrived, you will receive a refund for the cost of the item. Shipping fees will not be reimbursed. You can then place a new order.

 

➕   Do you do wholesale orders?

Unfortunately at this time I am no longer accepting wholesale order requests.

 

➕   Additional questions?

Please use the Contact Me form or send me an email at [email protected] and I’ll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours!