HOLE AND CORD SPECIFICATIONS AND ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
All of our beads (except for a few of our 9 mm) have a 2.5 mm hole and work best with 2 mm cord. In order to fit the cord through properly hold a lighter flame to the end of the cut cord for about 1 second then roll it between your fingers to seal it and make it "hard" and no longer able to fray. This melts the fibers together. Then you can thread the cord through the beads or clasps. Once you are done and have your clasps on and you make a double knot, melt the knot a bit and roll it to firm it into a solid ball. That will prevent it from coming apart.
WOOD CONDITIONING AND T-BALM
We condition our wood with a mix of organic oil (jojoba, white mineral, or coconut) and beeswax that we call T-Balm. Our T-Balm has no gluten, casein, corn, soy, sugar, vinegar, GMO products, yeast, parabens, latex, preservatives, petroleum, coloring, or perfumes. It's just pure oil and beeswax. The beeswax has been boiled long enough to kill botulism -- however, it is still always a risk as are any items with beeswax or honey products.
If you are unsure, just ask for a non-conditioned ring and we'll send it bare then you can use plain coconut oil, olive oil, or jojoba oil to season it.
Our conditioner is completely safe to use as a lip balm, diaper balm, wood conditioner, skin conditioner, and more.
We do not condition our beads but you should.
CONDITIONING IS CRUCIAL TO AVOID CRACKED WOOD!!!
The air will pull moisture from anywhere, that includes all the wood in your house -- and your teethers and wood beads. They WILL crack if they are not conditioned regularly. You cannot condition them too much. It helps seal in their moisture -- it's the same principle as putting on lotion after a shower, it seals in the moisture.
You MUST condition the wood before you give it to your child because conditioning the wood protects it from fluids and basically waterproofs it. It also makes them easy to wash without ruining the wood (you must condition after washing).
You'll want to condition your wood every week or any time you wash the wood. We recommend a small lint free cloth (those ones that are for cleaning glasses are perfect) or a flat edged paint brush. Or you can use your fingers. Just rub it in and let it sit for a bit then rub some more in and then buff that with a lint free cloth.
You can buy the T-Balm (available in 0.4 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, and 4 oz) in our T Balm listing, which is enough for several weeks or a month depending on how often you condition your wood.
Our T-Balm can also be used on wood products regardless of whom you purchased them from.
VIDEOS / TUTORIALS
Join our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TeslaBabyLLC/ See videos on how to use our products including: how to tie a proper knot for elastic bracelets, how to tie proper knots and hide the knot in a bead, how to get cord through beads single and doubled up, and more. We also announce specials only for our Facebook fans and you get to help us determine our new products and colors.
DISCOUNTS / COUPONS
On Etsy, check our About or Announcement section for coupons, they start at 5% off orders over $50. We don't currently offer regular discounts on our stand-alone store as our prices are already discounted from our Etsy store.
Join our mailing list for awesome information and exclusive discounts http://news.teslababy.com
Anything that can fit inside a space 1.25" wide and 2.25" long can pose a choking hazard, take necessary precautions to keep all small items away from young children. Please wash your beads upon receipt with food safe soap like castile soap and warm water, let them air dry.
QUALITY / CERTIFICATIONS
These are the same quality of silicone the silicone you use to bake with and are certified BPA, Latex, Lead, and Phthalate free and have been tested for and have exceeded California, Canada, UK, USA, EU, and Australia standards. View our certifications at http://cert.teslababy.com We are also a small batch registered manufacturer.
PROCESSING / SHIPPING
We try to process all orders within 2-4 business days. We ship most orders via first class USPS, which takes between 3-5 days to get to domestic addresses or 7-21 days to international addresses. Any orders over 16 oz are shipped USPS priority. All wood products are shipped in boxes to prevent breakage. We insure packages at our discretion, but you can always request that we purchase insurance and we will invoice you separately for that. Read more about shipping and returns.
We can ship your order directly to your gift recipient. We will be happy to include a gift message at no charge and we can even gift wrap for an additional fee.
We have a rush order listing and can move your order to the front of the line for a fee. This won't change shipping time but will ensure that your order is packed and shipped immediately. Also contact us via email here or conversation on Etsy if ordering there, or text (314) 225-5881 to let us know you need your order rushed. You must purchase the rush listing to rush your order.