BijouxBee

Bijoux Bee: Sustainable Wood Jewelry

Tucson, Arizona · 449 Sales

BijouxBee

Bijoux Bee: Sustainable Wood Jewelry

Tucson, Arizona 449 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(100)

Announcement   Welcome to Bijoux Bee! We create beautiful, lightweight jewelry designs crafted from sustainably harvested Alder wood.

The mission of Bijoux Bee is simple: create awesome jewelry out of eco-friendly materials that our customers LOVE to wear. We want the pendant or earrings you purchase to be the piece of jewelry that CAN'T be left at home while you carve your own path in the world; that pair of earrings that seems to fetch an endless supply of compliments; that piece that fits with you; that makes you feel great about yourself, and about your choice to support artisan craft.

Find us on Facebook, Instagram (@bijouxbeejewelry), and Twitter; we often offer special offers to our followers!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 28, 2016

Welcome to Bijoux Bee! We create beautiful, lightweight jewelry designs crafted from sustainably harvested Alder wood.

The mission of Bijoux Bee is simple: create awesome jewelry out of eco-friendly materials that our customers LOVE to wear. We want the pendant or earrings you purchase to be the piece of jewelry that CAN'T be left at home while you carve your own path in the world; that pair of earrings that seems to fetch an endless supply of compliments; that piece that fits with you; that makes you feel great about yourself, and about your choice to support artisan craft.

Find us on Facebook, Instagram (@bijouxbeejewelry), and Twitter; we often offer special offers to our followers!

Margaret and Thomas

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Margaret and Thomas

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(100)
Erin R

Erin R on Dec 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This was a replacement piece for an earring I broke. So thrilled to be able to wear my new favorite pair of earrings again. Thank you!

Carol in SLC

Carol in SLC on Jul 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Huge earrings that are lightweight and easy to wear!

Carol in SLC

Carol in SLC on Jul 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These are awesome! I can't wait to wear them!

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About

We love lasers.

Sometimes when the right toy comes along, you have to make up the game in order to play with it. That's the short story behind Bijoux Bee.

The long version is as follows:
I've been a glass artist for 12 years, and it continues to be my biggest gig. When the opportunity to do some etching on glass on a friend's laser engraving machine came along, I was hooked. Ideas started quickly expanding past just glass. Since I have always loved the richness and texture of wood, I started designing a few things, initially intending to merge it into my glass jewelry lines.

After making a few pairs of earrings for myself, and getting an awesomely alarming number of compliments on them, I realized that the wood designs had more potential that just acting as complements to my glass designs. For a little while, I sold our first pieces as extensions/ components of MZ Glass, but as time went on, it became clear to me that the wood designs really needed their own business.

Around that same time, Thomas and I started dating. He's one of those people that can see the whole picture quite easily, and after a short conversation about wanting to expand the wood product lines, Tom created the entire picture of Bijoux Bee: our business name, a logo, and the artwork that we use in our merchandising and advertising. That was just a year ago, in November of 2012, and we've both jumped into helping our small business grow.

Because Bijoux Bee started as a "side" business to my glass art, we have taken our time to do things RIGHT, to make smart decisions with regard to materials, design, and marketing. We do what we can to make earth-friendly choices in our life, so it was important to us to work hard to make Bijoux Bee as "green" as possible. We have deliberately chosen to utilize sustainably grown, renewable Alder wood as our primary material.

The mission of Bijoux Bee is simple: create awesome jewelry out of eco-friendly materials that our customers LOVE to wear. We want the pendant or earrings you purchase to be the piece of jewelry that CAN'T be left at home while you carve your own path in the world; that pair of earrings that seems to fetch an endless supply of compliments; that piece that fits with you; that makes you feel great about yourself, and about your choice to support artisan craft.

- MZ (Margaret, with Tom reading over her shoulder)

Shop members

  • Margaret

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    You'll find me in two shops here on Etsy: Bijoux Bee, and mzglass. I love glass, wood, insects, puzzles, good food, bad jokes, and Thomas.

  • Thomas

    Graphic Design, Shipping, Webmeister

    Thomas is the creative brain behind Bijoux Bee's name, website, graphic design and helps Margaret with shipping and craft booth staffing. Tom also refurbishes and restores solid wood furniture.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 30, 2014
The mission of Bijoux Bee is simple: create awesome jewelry out of eco-friendly materials that our customers LOVE to wear. We want the pendant or earrings you purchase to be the piece of jewelry that CAN'T be left at home while you carve your own path in the world; that pair of earrings that seems to fetch an endless supply of compliments; that piece that fits with you; that makes you feel great about yourself, and about your choice to support artisan craft.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We want you to be happy with your Bijoux Bee purchase. If an item arrives damaged (we do our very best to make sure that doesn't happen), we're happy to replace it. Returns will be accepted - minus shipping and fees- provided contact is made within 7 days of the receipt of your package. Please contact us before sending your items.
Payment
We happily accept payments through Direct Checkout on Etsy, and via PayPal. If you'd like to pay for your purchases using a money order or check, just shoot us an email and we'll get you the info needed to make that happen.
Shipping
You’ll love opening a package from Bijoux Bee! All of our pieces are packaged on a Bijoux Bee card & cello envelope, and wrapped in tissue and ribbon before we ship out our pieces. Purchases with one or two items will arrive to you in a secure bubble mailer. Larger purchases will come to you in a small box. If you are purchasing a gift, just let us know. We’re happy to include a note from you to the recipient and we won’t include a receipt with the shipment.

We ship at least twice a week, usually on Tuesdays and Fridays. Because Margaret is often on the road selling her wares, teaching glass beadmaking, and enjoying life, sometimes shipping might be delayed by a couple days. When that's the case, you'll get a message from us informing you of the intended ship date of your purchases.

Purchases within the US are shipped via USPS First Class Mail. If you prefer that we ship via Priority or Express mail, just shoot us a message, and we can set up expedited shipping and revised shipping fees.

We are delighted to have our jewelry travel to far-off places of the world. International-bound items will ship as quickly as any others, but can often take much longer to arrive to your doorstep.
Additional policies and FAQs
We love selling in boutiques and galleries! We do offer wholesale pricing for qualified purchase quantities, and for qualified buyers (we'll need your Tax ID/ Business info). Contact us for more info!

More information

Last updated on Apr 14, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Why alder wood?

The Alder wood we use is sustainably harvested, and sourced from US forests. We choose Alder for several reasons: the strength and smooth grain of Alder lends itself well to work with a laser engraving machine. The lovely, warm brown hue of the smooth finished surfaces contrasts beautifully with the rich chocolate brown tones of the carved surfaces. Last, but certainly not least, Alder is a renewable hardwood that grows prolifically. We are thrilled to work with a material that doesn’t deplete valuable forest resources, and know you will feel good about your choice to wear jewelry crafted with sustainable materials.

Do the pendants come on a chain?

Unless specified in the listing, all of our pendants are sold by themselves, without cord or chain. However, you will occasionally see pendants strung onto a cord or chain in our listing photos to show how they hang. We are happy to include a length of rubber cord (that can be knotted to any length) free with any purchase; just leave us a note at checkout. We also offer sterling silver cord in 15,” 16,” or 18”, a versatile & casual way to wear many pendants. Just check the drop-down menu when you add the pendant to your shopping cart.

Custom and personalized orders

For most of our designs, we can easily scale them up or down in size.

Have a design in mind? We can create custom pendants and components for corporate buyers, jewelry designers and other customers who need large quantities. Please contact us for more information on our custom design services.

Care instructions

With moderate care, your Bijoux Bee jewelry should last for years. Because wood is porous, avoid showering or swimming whilst wearing your wood jewelry. We don’t use any lacquers or finishes on the wood we use, keeping it as gentle for you to wear as possible. To keep your pendants and earrings nice and shiny, you can gently rub into the wood a very small amount of oil (mineral, teak, coconut, or others) using a soft cloth.