AmyKanarekDesigns

Unique Handcrafted Vintage-Inspired Beaded Jewelry

New City, New York | 732 Sales

AmyKanarekDesigns

Unique Handcrafted Vintage-Inspired Beaded Jewelry

New City, New York 732 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(53)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop! I lovingly create unique, elegant, vintage-inspired beaded jewelry. I do a lot of custom work, so please don't be afraid to ask! I would be glad to create a special necklace, bracelet and/or pair of earrings, designed just for you!

Enjoy, and please don't hesitate to let me know how I can be helpful!

And by the way: Je parle français. Hablo español. M'daberet k'tzat Ivrit. Ich vershtehe ein bisschen Deutsch. :)

Thank you for appreciating my handcrafted artisan jewelry!!

Amy

Https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmyKanarekDesigns

My Story......

As early as I can remember, my favorite occupations included drawing, coloring and painting. My happiest days were those on which my mom brought home new supplies, and my most trying times (everyone should have it so rough) were when we ran out of paper, or whatever other medium I was relying on. Then it was time to pull out the brown paper grocery bags and keep on creating………

In my adult life, I have worn many hats: display coordinator, teacher, mom, little girls’ dress designer, tutor, cantor and teacher again. I currently teach French, Spanish, Hebrew and beading, and am very happy to spend the balance of my time designing and creating with beads. (My family is very indulgent with me, knowing that I go almost nowhere without a project in tow.)

My career as a jewelry designer began about eight years ago, when I wandered into a local bead shop with a Ziploc sandwich bag containing the broken crystal necklace that my mother wore many moons ago. Those crystals had been in my drawer, just waiting for their moment to shine again. The patient staff members at that shop assisted me in assembling a small arsenal of jewelry making tools and supplies, and helped me to achieve the minimum level of skill required to use them without injuring myself or others. I left the shop that day, confident that I could create something new with my mother’s beads, and with a second project as well. I was back the next day, and the rest is history. I was mesmerized by the assortment of colors, shapes and textures, and the limitless possibilities that the world of beads had to offer.

I am currently most intrigued by tiny glass seed beads. I use them to create shapes, encrust crystals, form chains and ropes, embellish earrings.......... I sometimes have trouble sleeping as my mind swarms with ideas for future projects. It is such a privilege to be able to do this creative work! The journey continues..............

Thank you for visiting my shop, and for appreciating my handcrafted designs!!

All the best! Amy

Https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmyKanarekDesigns

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 6, 2018

Welcome to my shop! I lovingly create unique, elegant, vintage-inspired beaded jewelry. I do a lot of custom work, so please don't be afraid to ask! I would be glad to create a special necklace, bracelet and/or pair of earrings, designed just for you!

Enjoy, and please don't hesitate to let me know how I can be helpful!

And by the way: Je parle français. Hablo español. M'daberet k'tzat Ivrit. Ich vershtehe ein bisschen Deutsch. :)

Thank you for appreciating my handcrafted artisan jewelry!!

Amy

Https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmyKanarekDesigns

My Story......

As early as I can remember, my favorite occupations included drawing, coloring and painting. My happiest days were those on which my mom brought home new supplies, and my most trying times (everyone should have it so rough) were when we ran out of paper, or whatever other medium I was relying on. Then it was time to pull out the brown paper grocery bags and keep on creating………

In my adult life, I have worn many hats: display coordinator, teacher, mom, little girls’ dress designer, tutor, cantor and teacher again. I currently teach French, Spanish, Hebrew and beading, and am very happy to spend the balance of my time designing and creating with beads. (My family is very indulgent with me, knowing that I go almost nowhere without a project in tow.)

My career as a jewelry designer began about eight years ago, when I wandered into a local bead shop with a Ziploc sandwich bag containing the broken crystal necklace that my mother wore many moons ago. Those crystals had been in my drawer, just waiting for their moment to shine again. The patient staff members at that shop assisted me in assembling a small arsenal of jewelry making tools and supplies, and helped me to achieve the minimum level of skill required to use them without injuring myself or others. I left the shop that day, confident that I could create something new with my mother’s beads, and with a second project as well. I was back the next day, and the rest is history. I was mesmerized by the assortment of colors, shapes and textures, and the limitless possibilities that the world of beads had to offer.

I am currently most intrigued by tiny glass seed beads. I use them to create shapes, encrust crystals, form chains and ropes, embellish earrings.......... I sometimes have trouble sleeping as my mind swarms with ideas for future projects. It is such a privilege to be able to do this creative work! The journey continues..............

Thank you for visiting my shop, and for appreciating my handcrafted designs!!

All the best! Amy

Https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmyKanarekDesigns

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I’ve stitched my favorite beaded chain in a new color combo, honey gold/bronze! This is a ‘must have’ piece for jewelry lovers! You’re welcome! Love, Amyheartpulse
This cuff is fabulous for summer and fall in sunny orange hues with flashes of fuchsia! Wow! You’re welcome! Love, Amy orange_heartheartpulseorange_heart
P.S. Send me your wrist size, and info on how you like the fit. I’ll make your bracelet so it’s just right for you!!!!
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I think my mom would be proud............

As early as I can remember, my favorite occupations included drawing, coloring and painting. My happiest days were when my mom brought home new supplies, and my most trying times (everyone should have it so rough) were when we ran out of paper, or whatever other medium I was relying on. Then it was time to pull out the brown paper grocery bags and keep on creating………

In my adult life, I have worn many hats: display coordinator, teacher, mom, little girls’ dress designer, tutor, cantor and teacher again. Though I still enjoy my part-time teaching position, I am very happy to spend most of my time designing and creating with beads. (My family is very indulgent with me, knowing that I go almost nowhere without a project in tow.)

My career as a jewelry designer began about five years ago, when I wandered into a local bead shop with a Ziploc sandwich bag filled with the broken crystal necklace that my mother wore many moons ago. Those crystals had been in my drawer, just waiting for their moment to shine again. The patient staff members at the shop assisted me in assembling a small arsenal of jewelry making tools and supplies, and helped me to achieve the minimum level of skill required to use them without injuring myself or others. I left the shop that day, confident that I could create something new with my mother’s beads, and with a second project as well. I was back the next day, and the rest is history. I was mesmerized by the assortment of colors, shapes and textures, and the limitless possibilities that they offered.

I am currently most intrigued by tiny glass seed beads. I use them to create shapes, encrust crystals, form chains and ropes, embellish earrings.......... I sometimes have trouble sleeping as my mind swarms with ideas for future projects. The journey continues.............. I think my mom would be proud..........

Thank you for visiting my shop, and for appreciating my handmade work!!

All the best! Amy Https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmyKanarekDesigns

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 25, 2015
Welcome to Amy Kanarek Designs Jewelry! I'm Amy. Everything in my shop is handmade, by me. Take your time. Look around. Feel free to convo me with any questions or special requests. I do loads of custom orders, so please don't hesitate to ask me to make a special piece of jewelry that will be just right for you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I will process your refund, should you be dissatisfied with your purchase, as soon as I have received the returned jewelry.
Payment
You can pay through Etsy using your paypal account and/or a credit card when you place your order. If you're not satisfied, or we've had a miscommunication about what you wanted, just let me know, and mail it back right away for an adjustment to the work, or for a full refund.
Shipping
Shipping is normally through USPS First Class with tracking, which shouldn't take more than 3-5 business days, assuming the piece you order is ready to ship. If I am making the piece to order, depending on the level of intricacy and the length of my current list of orders, you should allow at least 1 week, maybe up to 6 weeks for certain pieces. If you'd like your order by a particular date, please let me know asap, so we can make a plan. I'm happy to ship UPS overnight if necessary, and will post a listing for you to cover the cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do lots of custom orders, so please don't hesitate to ask me to make something just for you!

I am happy to entertain requests for wholesale orders from boutique owners who would like to carry my designs.