About, FAQ and Returns


Whether it’s 8, 16 and 32-bit, Retr8bit specialises combining pixel art design and craft artisan skill into bespoke retro-graphic art pieces – built one bead at a time.

Each piece (or ‘Sprite’) is individually hand crafted with Hama and/or Perler beads. Whilst durable, please do take care with all items.


Q. Where is your store based?

A. We are based in London, United Kingdom.

Q. Do you accept orders placed outside of the UK?

A. Of course! International delivery is calculated at checkout.

Q. These items look quite fragile; Will they last?

A. We purposefully apply a heavier heating method for items that require additional durability. This in turn creates a flatter, more solid but also more flexible product, which will resist unintentional stresses from everyday use.

Returning customers regularly comment to us on how long their products have lasted, despite their initial expectations.

Q. Do you guys do Custom Commissions?

A. Heck yeah! Custom Commissions can range from your favourite pre-existing sprite from your favourite videogame, to a Retr8bit take on your Original Character. Check out our Gallery for examples of past orders!

Q. Can I use your designs for my own work?

A. 100% Yes. All Retr8bit designs are held under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License; free to use for your own projects but not for commercial purposes.

Orders / Delivery / Returns

Q. How long will my order take to process?

A. We aim to fullfil orders within 2-3 working days – we’ll let you if not. Add on delivery time (see below) and you should have a good estimated time of arrival!

Q. What delivery methods do you use?

A. We standard tracked delivery services for regular item purchases. If you wish to use a different service (e.g. preferred courier) then please contact use to issue a quotation ahead of your purchase.

Delivery costs are covered (free) for Domestic/UK orders.

International orders will have additional postage calculated at checkout. Please bare in mind you may need to cover tax/customs charges if ordering from outside the UK. (as per your countries laws)

Domestic/UK orders should be received within 3-5 Working Days of postage. EU orders should be received within 5-10 Working Days. Other International shipping delivery times can vary between 2 and 12 weeks, and may be subject to additional local customs charges.

Q. What is this store's return and exchange policy?

A. If there are issues with your order please contact us so we can sort this out for you. Custom orders / Commissions can not be returned but faulty goods can be sorted.

Q. What if something is wrong with my order?

A. If you have a problem with an order from this store, please contact the store directly through the Contact page.