lgonsalves6 on Oct 8, 2016
This necklace is very unique. I love the colors and the design. I'm looking forward to wearing this to my nephew's wedding at the end of this month. My purchase arrived within days of ordering it. Thank you!
acesus on Aug 7, 2016
Beautiful set of jewelry! It arrived in a really nice jewelry box. I received numerous compliments the very first time I wore it!!!
halloweensgr8 on Aug 7, 2016
LOVE MY NECKLACE!!! It looks as pretty as it did in the pictures (which were quite accurate in depicting the intense blue/purple color) . This artist makes beautiful jewelry and takes VERY accurate photos showing the true colors of her jewelry so when they arrive in the mail they look exactly as they did online!!!! Highly recommend this jewelry designer as she makes beautiful pieces and is easy to work with!!! THANKS
Seduced by Tiny Beads
I started making jewelry when I saw some colorful, sparkly, little tiny beads, and bought a book that showed how to create jewelry using some basic stitches. Seed beads aren't terribly expensive, so I bought more, and then more. I wanted some of every color!
I started with very simple peyote-stitch bracelets, which I gave away to friends. Then I moved on to other patterns--herringbone and St. Petersburg were such fun--and bigger beads, and sparkly crystals! I couldn't get enough from the local craft stores, so I started ordering online. (Yes, this is now getting expensive!) Then I went to my first bead show--heaven on earth! I discovered lampwork beads...little individual works of art with swirling colors and sparkles under clear glass, mmmm, lovely!
Then I became intrigued by simple wire work. After all, I needed earrings to go with the necklaces, right?!
I started beading at lunch with some like-minded individuals, and offered a few short "make it yourself" classes in Christmas earring designs.
Since people were interested, I started bringing completed pieces with me to meetings and gatherings, selling first to people I knew and then branching out to craft fairs. I finally decided I needed to reach a larger audience, and started my shop on Etsy. I hope you like it!
I've been married for 38 years, and create support materials (quick reference cards, online help, web pages, and user guides) for computer systems for a living. I started painting in 2002, then started making jewelry. It's one of the things I do to have fun!
I generally don't make the same thing more than once or twice (unless I love it, of course!), and if I do make an item again, I use different colors, so each piece is one of a kind. I get my ideas from magazines and patterns, but I don't usually make a pattern exactly as it is shown in a magazine. That wouldn't be any fun!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you change your mind, and want to cancel an order, contact me immediately. I can only accept a cancellation if I have not already shipped your item(s).
I ship through the US Postal Service (USPS). For international shipping I use USPS International. Note that several items shipped to Italy have spent several weeks in Customs, so international customers should be aware that shipping make take longer than expected.
Refunds and Exchanges
For sanitary reasons, earrings are the exception, and cannot be returned.
Additional policies and FAQs
I pride myself on the quality of my work, but the woven pieces are made with thread, and thread can break. If this should happen, you can return the piece to me and I will be happy to fix it. Do try to return any stray beads, since I can't guarantee that I will still have the same beads.
Contact me before returning the piece, just to be sure I will be able to fix it, and we can discuss shipping charges at that time.