Beadopotamus

Beadopotamus: Beads & Wild Things

Greensboro, North Carolina 85 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (16)

Beadopotamus

Beadopotamus: Beads & Wild Things

Greensboro, North Carolina | 85 Sales

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Announcement    Welcome to Beadopotamus: Beads & Wild Things! We're glad that you found us! Our signature jewelry line features fantastically wild precious & semi-precious metal clay pendants created from exotic feline claws and teeth. We continue to offer our unique line of colorful custom-made ID lanyards for work. Be sure to check out our holiday lanyard designs!

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Last updated on Dec 31, 2016

Welcome to Beadopotamus: Beads & Wild Things! We're glad that you found us! Our signature jewelry line features fantastically wild precious & semi-precious metal clay pendants created from exotic feline claws and teeth. We continue to offer our unique line of colorful custom-made ID lanyards for work. Be sure to check out our holiday lanyard designs!

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Wild evolution from stringing beads to molding metal lion claws!

One of my fondest memories of childhood, was when my mother would allow me to look through her jewelry box. It was a rectangular box made out of woven natural fiber. I remember sitting on her bed with her looking through the rings, brooches, earrings and necklaces - marveling at the precious gemstones and the costume jewelry alike. As I grew older I started my own collection of jewelry and received a few pieces from my mother's own collection.

In the early 90's for spring break I went to Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was then that I was introduced to a local jewelry supply company that worked primarily with Native American artists. On that visit, I bought a few strands of shell heishi beads, small turquoise nuggets, some silver beads, stringing material, a clasp and a strand of amber chips. My first necklace wasn't the most professional job, but I was hooked!

I ended up moving to Albuquerque a few months after that visit and became a regular patron of the jewelry supply company. I continued making jewelry for myself as well as for family members as gifts.

Eventually my experience and inventory grew. I began having people ask if I sold the items I made and the rest is history. Most of my early experience came from in person sales and small crafts fairs as well as from my online shop.

I've been making ID lanyard since 2003 and began creating claw / tooth replica pendants in 2012.

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  • Kat

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I forge unique metal claw pendants that connect people with the amazing animals at the Conservator's Center as well as create colorful beaded ID lanyards that spice up your outfit.

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