blancheandguy

Artisan handmade glass beads, jewelry and polymer clay!

Tel Aviv, Israel · 954 Sales

blancheandguy

Artisan handmade glass beads, jewelry and polymer clay!

Tel Aviv, Israel 954 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Shalom from Israel! Very hot outside but ice cold here in my studio, just the way I like it! Just packed up some orders and lots of new beads are heading to their new owners around the globe (mostly to the USA, actually!). Thanks for your support and enjoy shopping in our handmade bead and jewelry store! Blanche and Guy

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Last updated on Jul 11, 2016

Shalom from Israel! Very hot outside but ice cold here in my studio, just the way I like it! Just packed up some orders and lots of new beads are heading to their new owners around the globe (mostly to the USA, actually!). Thanks for your support and enjoy shopping in our handmade bead and jewelry store! Blanche and Guy

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The pomegranates are getting ripe here! check out my cool necklace, too!

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Good sunny Saturday morning to you from our back yard here in the moshav!
Ribbit! this sweet froggy would love a caring new owner!
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About

Blanche and Guy ... turning glass and clay into wearable art!

Hello! We are a married couple creating glass and polymer clay beads along with silver and beaded jewelry. Guy is the glass bead maker and I (Blanche) am the polymer clay artist. We are both self-taught and are always working on exploring our craft to improve it more and more.

We have been married since 1996 and in 2012 decided to try add a new member to our family! We succeeded and now mister Dylan is here with us. We homeschool him for now and so he sees beads and jewelry on a daily basis.

We really love it that our beads have travelled to so many corners of the Earth and that jewelry designers are creating with our special pieces.

We are hoping to move from Israel back to Oneonta, New York sometime in 2016 so each purchase you make from us helps us get closer to making that a reality!

Thank you so much for reading and for your support of our glass and clay art!

Blanche and Guy

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  • Blanche Melamed

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Jewelry Designer, Shop Curator, Manager, Shipping, Designing, Internetting

    I am a polymer clay bead designer and jewelry designer. I love to use my own beads along with Guy's lampwork beads to create unique and funky earrings, necklaces and bracelets! I'm also a mommy, so we create in between playing with Magformers!

  • Guy Melamed

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Glass Bead Artist

    I'm a self-taught glass bead maker, learning by years of trial and error! I enjoy making glass frogs and owls, funny faces and intricate decorative beads using all the amazing lampwork techniques that I know.

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Last updated on February 28, 2016
Hello! Thanks for shopping in our Etsy store!

WELCOME to our glass bead world!

We are a happy couple working together in the colorful world of glass beads.

Guy has been making these adorable works of art since 2003, when he taught himself from a book we got from the library!

I am the lucky one who gets to create funky and colorful jewelry from Guy's awesome beads.

It's so much fun hearing him in his studio, the kiln clicking away as it's working, his torch silently strong as a tiger (it's called a Hell Cat after all!) as I sit over here in my studio, listing new things in the shop, packing up orders, organizing new beads he's brought to me, or making new wild and fabulous pieces of jewelry!

We enjoy what we do and are so happy that now we have a little baby boy in our lives who makes us want to sell even more beads so we can spend more time with him as he grows!

Here are more places you can connect with us online:
http://www.facebook.com/blancheandguy
http://www.flickr.com/photos/blancheandguy/
http://www.blancheandguy.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/blanchem

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have about our work, if you would like more specific details about a piece or with any special requests. We love to hear from bead and jewelry lovers from around the world. We are very friendly, easy to work with and usually pretty quick at responding to our customers!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We are happy to accept payment via Paypal and through direct checkout here on Etsy with most major credit cards.

In order to avoid any delays in shipping, please make sure that your Etsy address matches the one you have listed on your Paypal account. If they do not match, we will write to you asking for confirmation of the correct address. Thanks for your help in this little detail!
Shipping
Once your payment via Paypal has cleared and we can confirm that your address here on your Etsy order matches the address on your Paypal transaction, we pack up your order and take it to the post office. Typically this happens within a day.

Because we are here in Israel, the post office is closed on Friday's and Saturday's so if you buy on those days, your package will be mailed usually on Sunday.

Packages to the US, Canada, South America and Australia typically take between 10 to 14 business days in transit. Packages going to Europe and most parts of Asia take a little bit less time, around 5 business days.

Expedited shipping options are available. The Israel Post Office recently started offering Eco Post which is available to many countries abroad. It is around $10 or more for 5 day shipping. Please ask if you're interested in this option.

EMS is another option that can deliver to most parts of the world in 3 to 5 days. This is about $25 or more. Again, please ask if you're interested in this kind of shipping.

We are very prompt in our shipping, usually getting your purchases to our local post office within 1 day, sometimes 2 from the moment you purchase. This is our full time dedication so we are always checking our shop for any and all activity! Please have a look at our customer feedback to get an idea of what satisfied customers are saying about our work and shipping.

We have fun doing what we do so have faith that we will do our best to get your beautiful items to you as fast and safe as possible!
Refunds and Exchanges
We hope that you are over the moon about your beads but if there is a problem, please contact us within 7 days of receiving your package from us. We cannot be responsible for shipping costs for items returned to our studio. We are glad to work with you to make you a happy, repeat customer!
Additional policies and FAQs
If there is anything you see in our shop that you would like altered in some way (i.e. different color necklace to go with a frog), please feel free to send us a convo. We want you to get what you want!

Wholesale and Consignment inquiries are always encouraged! We currently have our beads and jewelry in several shops in the US and are always excited to hear from new shop owners who would like to start selling our goodies!

Please always feel free to convo us with ANY questions you might have. Thank you so much for stopping by our Etsy shop today! Visit our other spots on the web to see more of our work, studio and behind the scenes here in Israel!