Jewelry Making Kits and Tutorials

St Louis, Missouri

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Jewelry Making ~ Downloadable PDF Bead Jewelry Patterns
Welcome to 1 Bead Weaver. You will find that this shop is all about jewelry making. Indulge your budding interest or passion for jewelry making with a PDF pattern. The patterns are extensive with illustrations, photos and in-depth step-by-step descriptions you can easily follow.

Please visit my web site to see my finished jewelry.
1BEADWEAVER POLICIES: http://www.etsy.com/shop/1beadweaver/policy
WEB SITE http://www.kathrynbowmanstudio.com


Last updated on May 26, 2019

Jewelry Making ~ Downloadable PDF Bead Jewelry Patterns
Welcome to 1 Bead Weaver. You will find that this shop is all about jewelry making. Indulge your budding interest or passion for jewelry making with a PDF pattern. The patterns are extensive with illustrations, photos and in-depth step-by-step descriptions you can easily follow.

Please visit my web site to see my finished jewelry.
1BEADWEAVER POLICIES: http://www.etsy.com/shop/1beadweaver/policy
WEB SITE http://www.kathrynbowmanstudio.com


Kathryn Bowman

Contact shop owner

Kathryn Bowman


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
See reviews that mention:
Quality 15 Shipping 83 Customer service 71

About 1beadweaver

Sales 4,344
On Etsy since 2008

Sharing my jewelry making skills is always rewarding.

I’ve been making things and working with my hands almost since birth. Growing up on a farm, I was deeply involved with nature, planting, growing livestock, and observing. My Dad had a low bench in his machine shop where I could work with wire and metal scraps. My Mom had me embroidering as soon as I could hold onto a needle, and embroidery became my first love. I have experimented and even mastered a few textile arts in my life of making. Coming from a farming background, being an artist just wasn’t advised, when I was starting out in the world to make a living. I know my family was trying to protect me from certain starvation, but I could never stop being creative.

When I was twenty years old, I became a flight attendant, hostess back then. This career started my education in reverse. I had the great gift of seeing the world, while I worked. On most layovers, I was off to a museum in London, walking the beautiful streets of Paris observing the architecture, or visiting a gallery in Rome, New York, or Madrid. In my mid-thirties I started my art schooling, studying graphic design. That practical farm upbringing was still speaking in this study choice. I got a degree and worked as a graphic designer for several years, but tired of sitting at a computer day in and day out. I craved working with my hands. Meanwhile, a friend had become a lamp work artist, and I had been playing around with her beads. Those beautiful beads started a true love affair that continues today.

All of this time I had continued to fly, and went through two bankruptcies, downsizing, and a buy out with that airline, before losing the job entirely. That job loss prompted me to take the leap and risk becoming a full time artist/maker. I returned to school at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO, and studied metalsmithing under Sherri Jaude, so I could make all of the metal elements for my beaded creations. This time in school was thrilling to me (school is that way when you are older). Art history was especially thrilling, as I had viewed so many of the paintings and visited much of the great architecture that was flashed up on the screen in person during my travels. My education in reverse, visit first, study later, was coming full circle.

Ten years have gone by since that job loss, and I’ve been working as an artist all of that time. I am so grateful to be doing what I love. It is so exciting to have my own business, for I view being an artist as a business, and be in control of my destiny. I create art jewelry, teach jewelry techniques locally and nationally, have an active web presence with my own website and three Etsy shops, participate in local and national art fairs and am currently serving as President of the Society for Midwest Metalsmiths. I love sharing my knowledge about making jewelry and I have found teaching and writing to be a very rewarding part of my artist life. It’s a busy creative life, filled with new and exciting challenges every day.

Education: St. Louis Community College - Associate Degree – Graphic Design
Maryville University - Focus in Metalsmithing
Organizations: Society for Midwest Metalsmiths – President
Greater St. Louis Bead Society– Member
American Craft Council – Member
Published: Bead & Button Magazine – Three Magazine How-To Articles
Best of Bead & Button 2008 & 2010
Bead Unique – Eight Magazine How-To Articles
Lark Showcase 500 – Beaded Jewelry – Out in August 2012
Shows – Bead & Button Show – Taught 2007 – 2013
Great Lakes Art Fair – Spring & Fall – 2009 & 2010
Jewelry To The Third Degree – 2010 - 2011
The Inside Show – 2011 - 2013
Mosaics, Missouri Festival for the Arts - 2012 & 2013
Best of Missouri Market, Botanical Gardens - 2012
Society for Midwest Metalsmiths, Jewelry & Metal
Show -2010-2013

Shop members

  • Kathryn Bowman

    Owner, Designer

    All of the kits and patterns in the 1 Bead Weaver shop originate from the many jewelry designs that I create. I created the toggles to complete each bracelet I make. The pendant bail is an answer to a need to hang any pendant on any cord or chain.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 1, 2020
Hi! Thanks for stopping by my shop! I am Kathryn Bowman and this is my jewelry making shop! I love to make jewelry, teach others how to make jewelry and talk about jewelry making. All of my kits and patterns are derived from my original designs. They have been tested and re-tested through many makings as I teach these same designs in the St. Louis area and nationally. I am constantly on the outlook for the best beads money can buy to include in the kits. I try very hard to use the exact beads in the kit as the sample you see in the photo. Occasionally I will find it necessary to substitute one of the beads, but never the quality or overall color theme. A lot of joy and attention to detail has gone into each item in the shop. Please respect that all tutorials and kits instructions are copy righted to me, Kathryn Bowman. This means you may not copy my tutorial and teach it as a class, can not reproduce and sell the tutorials, and must give me credit for the design if you replicate it and sell it. Thank You and Enjoy!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
Returns and exchange details
Exchanges can be made for an item of equal value, but the original item must be returned in it's original condition before the exchange will be sent. I determine what is original condition. Value adjustments will be made if you are owed money for the exchange.
If you are not happy with your item please feel free to return it at your expense. Any returns must be in absolue original condition before money is returned. I want you to be happy with what you purchase from my shop.

Thank you for your understanding in these shop policy.
PayPal and Etsy Direct Payment are both acceptable to make your purchase. If paying by PayPal be sure your address is confirmed by PayPal and that your e-mail address is current. When using PayPal you can use any Credit Card making this a great way to go and you don't even need to sign up for PayPal. A current e-mail in Paypal is especially important if you are ordering a PDF pattern as the Paypal e-mail is the only one I receive. Thanks for taking care of this. Etsy Direct Payment accepts most credit cards, making payment very easy.

I will accept a check, but will hold shipping until the check has cleared at my bank. Make checks payable to Kathryn Bowman. Thanks!
**The item or items will be in a sturdy container, box or bubble wrap envelop, to insure that shipments arrive in good condition.
**All items will be shipped within three days of notice of payment from PayPal. In the US the package should arrive within 3-5 days. There are exceptions to this arrival time around the holidays, so be sure to order early during high volume periods.
**Shipments will be made to your the address on the Etsy receipt, unless otherwise state. Be sure to give me that other address in the comments area of your order if you desire shipment to a different address than the Paypal address.
**I will use delivery confirmation upon request and can add your email address to the post office tracking so you will get email updates on the progress of your package.
**If you order more than one item, it will be combined into one package.
**Custom orders can take up to a month to complete but I will be in contact with you throughout the process via e-mail and let you know when it is shipped.

^Next day shipping. (Talk to me via Convo or "note to seller")
^Delivery Confirmation. (Talk to me via Convo or "note to seller")
^International Shipping. (Out of US)
~~International Orders will be sent First Class (no insurance available) if under $25 and lightweight.
~~Please convo me, if you'd like to have insurance added or you would like to upgrade to Priority Mail International or Express Mail International. This upgraded shipping for International orders will more than double the shipping cost, but you will receive the item much quicker and have the added security of insurance.
~~International customs, duties, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer when the shipment arrives in their country and paid to their postal service.
~~Please check that the items you would like are not prohibited for shipment to your country.
~~Every effort will be made to find the least expensive shipping cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you would like to carry my jewelry making kits or patterns in your brick and mortar store, I would like to discuss wholesale with you. Your state business license will be required to set up an account with me. There will be a minimum order of $250.00 for the first order so that you would have a good representation of the brand. All subsequent minimum orders would need to be $100.00. Inquiries welcome.