BenuMade

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Announcement    Benu Made is a creative jewellery brand combining freshwater pearls, glass beads and leather coated in a gold leaf. All Benu Made jewellery is drawn, designed and skillfully created by me, Pauline Hagan, in my studio in Prague. I’m self-taught and my vision is to create pieces that are bold enough to empower the wearer, bring a bit of magic to their day, or perhaps spark a conversation with a stranger.

• Shipping •
Most items are made to order, so please allow a week before I ship your piece off to you. All orders are shipped from the Czech Republic, Europe. Estimated shipping times are 1-2 weeks to the EU, 2-3 weeks to the US, Canada and Australia and approx. 3 weeks for other international orders.

• Customisation •
I'm happy to work on custom orders, so if you have an idea, would like a piece customised, feel free to get in touch so we can discuss. I’m also open to collaborations, so if you think we could work together in some way or you’re interested in stocking my jewellery, feel free to send me a message.

• Social •
Follow me on social media to learn more about the processes behind my work, for a peek at upcoming creations, special offers and more: instagram.com/benumade and facebook.com/benumade

• Questions •
If you have any questions about my shop, you can either check my FAQs at the bottom of this page, or feel free to get in touch via Etsy or by email: hi [!at] benumade.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 7, 2021

Benu Made is a creative jewellery brand combining freshwater pearls, glass beads and leather coated in a gold leaf. All Benu Made jewellery is drawn, designed and skillfully created by me, Pauline Hagan, in my studio in Prague. I’m self-taught and my vision is to create pieces that are bold enough to empower the wearer, bring a bit of magic to their day, or perhaps spark a conversation with a stranger.

• Shipping •
Most items are made to order, so please allow a week before I ship your piece off to you. All orders are shipped from the Czech Republic, Europe. Estimated shipping times are 1-2 weeks to the EU, 2-3 weeks to the US, Canada and Australia and approx. 3 weeks for other international orders.

• Customisation •
I'm happy to work on custom orders, so if you have an idea, would like a piece customised, feel free to get in touch so we can discuss. I’m also open to collaborations, so if you think we could work together in some way or you’re interested in stocking my jewellery, feel free to send me a message.

• Social •
Follow me on social media to learn more about the processes behind my work, for a peek at upcoming creations, special offers and more: instagram.com/benumade and facebook.com/benumade

• Questions •
If you have any questions about my shop, you can either check my FAQs at the bottom of this page, or feel free to get in touch via Etsy or by email: hi [!at] benumade.com

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About BenuMade

Sales 5,363
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My story

Benu Made is a creative jewellery brand combining freshwater pearls, glass beads and leather coated in a gold leaf.

All Benu Made jewellery is drawn, designed and skillfully created by me, Pauline Hagan, in my studio in Prague. I’m self-taught and my vision is to create pieces that are bold enough to empower the wearer, bring a bit of magic to their day, or perhaps spark a conversation with a stranger.

I choose all of my materials very carefully - selecting high quality, durable vegetable-tanned leather produced in the UK, Czech-made glass beads and iridescent, irregular-shaped freshwater pearls. I’m proud to be able to run Benu Made as sustainably as possible: all pieces are made to order, I use leather in small quantities, have little material wastage and no leftover stock.

My creative process is very organic and free of planning or elaborate sketches. I like to capture my ideas while they’re still in my head, before they float away - bringing them to life immediately by cutting into leather or stringing beads onto wire. Then bending, twisting my materials and gradually shaping my idea while it’s still warm.

Running my own business brings me happiness, flexibility and the most fascinating and unexpected of challenges - and I’m just as passionate about the creative process as I am about the planning, marketing and branding sides of my business. But all in all, I delight in being able to create something with my own two hands, from start to finish, that’ll be treasured by a customer.

Finally, a little about me. I'm half French, half British and I grew up in London and then in Paris. I was a creative child and my best memories are of messing around with all sorts of paints, glues and paper, but I had never imagined being able to create for a living.

After graduating I worked in marketing and project management in London and Paris for six years. Alongside my day job, I started to bring my own creative ideas to life - and being my own boss became an increasingly realistic prospect. With encouragement from friends and months of experimenting with materials and techniques, I launched Benu Made in 2012 - juggling it with my full time job.

In 2015, the opportunity arose for me to move to Prague. I jumped at it, and I'm now very happily running Benu Made as my full-time business and sole source of income.

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Last updated on Nov 24, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I'm very happy to work on custom orders, so if you have an idea, would like a piece customised, a longer chain length, a different colour, or a note added for the recipient in the case of a gift, feel free to get in touch so we can discuss.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All pieces are gift wrapped, packed into individual white boxes and sent in sturdy bubble wrapped envelopes. Please refer to listings for packaging photos.

Care instructions

All jewellery will be supplied in a box, so please keep it in its original packaging, especially when travelling. The leather can get damaged or wear faster if in contact with other objects. Keep all pieces away from water and moisture, out of the bathroom, and apply perfume before putting your jewellery on.

The metallic cowskin leather will keep its shine over time, and you can use slightly damp and then dry cloths to lightly polish and keep it shining, from time to time. Note that the leather will naturally wear, revealing the lovely texture of the skin.

Sterling silver studs

925 sterling silver studs & butterflies are available for all stud earrings in my shop, for an additional price.

If you'd like to upgrade your purchase from simple silver plated earring studs & butterflies to sterling silver, all you need to do is add this listing to your cart, as well as the pair of earrings you're interested in purchasing: https://goo.gl/2PXUlk

Wholesale availability

If you're interested in stocking my jewellery, please get in touch with details of your shop.

Social media

Follow me on social media to learn more about the processes behind my work, for a peek at upcoming creations, special offers and more:
instagram.com/benumade
facebook.com/benumade
twitter.com/benumade
pinterest.com/benumade

Clip-on earrings

I'm afraid I'm not able to make clip-on earrings at the moment - I've experimented with different options in the past, but nothing I was 100% happy with. However, that might change so watch this space!