BonnieAngela

BonnieAngela

Mitchell, South Dakota · 2 Sales

BonnieAngela

BonnieAngela

Mitchell, South Dakota 2 Sales On Etsy since 2014

Announcement   We began our joint art career in art galleries in Santa Fe as sculptors and mixed media artists. We had a degree of success that has led to our work being featured in museums in galleries across the US - and many down times too. The life of an artist is not a steady pule but rather a torrent of high winds and calm seas.

We began making jewelry and experimenting with glass and metals in the late 1990's. In 2010, we began travelling the Intracoastal Waterway from Maine to Florida and along the Gulf Coast to Texas. For 3-1/2 years, me, my 72 year old mom, and our 3 kitties on leashes made jewelry by night and sold jewelry to stores and galleries along the coastline to develop our craft as jewelry designers and to immerse ourselves in the journey our learning the needs of our customers. Well over 100,000 miles and 1,277 hotel rooms, more earrings than either of us can count. We recently settled in a tiny town in South Dakota - what I like to call Costa Rica North, where we work from home with our established retail customers and retail via our new Etsy store. It's a busy life and it's a good life.

It has always been our mission to make the very best quality jewelry we can offer in whatever price range our customers are shopping in. I have long been a believer that a really good quality piece of jewelry does not have to be an expensive piece of jewelry. We offer many styles under $20. We have a section devoted to jewelry under $16. We are both very extremely allergic to metals and we have specifically sourced metals to use in our jewelry that are nickel-free, lead-free, and hypo-allergenic. Whether it's a $10 piece or a $300 piece - all of our findings are of the same quality. Many of our designs are one of a kind - very few do we make even as many as a dozen of. We work with handmade art glass, semi-precious stone, copper, silver, Swarovski crystals, and a variety of unique and stylist elements.

We currently have about 300 designs listed. We have hundreds more that I add weekly to our online inventory. We have a wholesale section for qualified stores. Feel free to message me with any questions you may have. Please follow us and heart our store to see all of our latest updates. We do also regularly update or Twitter and Pinterest. If you see it in our Etsy listings, it is in stock and ready to ship.

Announcement

We began our joint art career in art galleries in Santa Fe as sculptors and mixed media artists. We had a degree of success that has led to our work being featured in museums in galleries across the US - and many down times too. The life of an artist is not a steady pule but rather a torrent of high winds and calm seas.

We began making jewelry and experimenting with glass and metals in the late 1990's. In 2010, we began travelling the Intracoastal Waterway from Maine to Florida and along the Gulf Coast to Texas. For 3-1/2 years, me, my 72 year old mom, and our 3 kitties on leashes made jewelry by night and sold jewelry to stores and galleries along the coastline to develop our craft as jewelry designers and to immerse ourselves in the journey our learning the needs of our customers. Well over 100,000 miles and 1,277 hotel rooms, more earrings than either of us can count. We recently settled in a tiny town in South Dakota - what I like to call Costa Rica North, where we work from home with our established retail customers and retail via our new Etsy store. It's a busy life and it's a good life.

It has always been our mission to make the very best quality jewelry we can offer in whatever price range our customers are shopping in. I have long been a believer that a really good quality piece of jewelry does not have to be an expensive piece of jewelry. We offer many styles under $20. We have a section devoted to jewelry under $16. We are both very extremely allergic to metals and we have specifically sourced metals to use in our jewelry that are nickel-free, lead-free, and hypo-allergenic. Whether it's a $10 piece or a $300 piece - all of our findings are of the same quality. Many of our designs are one of a kind - very few do we make even as many as a dozen of. We work with handmade art glass, semi-precious stone, copper, silver, Swarovski crystals, and a variety of unique and stylist elements.

We currently have about 300 designs listed. We have hundreds more that I add weekly to our online inventory. We have a wholesale section for qualified stores. Feel free to message me with any questions you may have. Please follow us and heart our store to see all of our latest updates. We do also regularly update or Twitter and Pinterest. If you see it in our Etsy listings, it is in stock and ready to ship.

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About

The Artists Gypsy Journey....

I was born in Texas, spent my childhood in the Midwest, spent my adolescence in New Mexico, and my early adult life in Southern California. Most recently we have returned once again to our Midwest roots. We traveled constantly when I was a child. We flew often but in the summers we would pack up the station wagon and take long, rambling road trips across the Great Plains of Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana into the Colorado Mountains, and further west all the way to the Pacific Coast Highway where we would wind the coastline hundreds of miles south into Orange County California. My mother was fascinated with art and history and we would visit the museums and galleries where we learned of the crafts of the local cultures and we tithed to our travels by collecting bits of art along the way - carved pipestone ashtrays in Minnesota, Corn Husk Dolls in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, Black Hills Gold jewelry in the Black Hills, and pottery in Colorado. Other times we would venture into the Southwest, traveling through the Wild West of Kansas and Oklahoma, onward deep into the heart of Texas where we would tube down the Brazos River and eat sandwiches at the Gristmill at Gruene, and tour the galleries and local arts of the Hill Country where we found impeccable quilt work and embroidery and toll paintings. Further South where Mexico spills into Texas and the sounds, aromas, flavors, and colors all come alive with music we ate spicy food and found pinatas and glasswork. Then we would travel Northward through the oil fields of West Texas and into the Northern Sangre de Christo Mountains of New Mexico. It was here that my mother and I would spend countless weekends, every weekend, for nearly seven years, prowling the art galleries and museums of Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque.

We lived a five hour drive from this epicenter of the global art community during my teenage years. I went to school and worked two jobs. My mother always had two and sometimes three jobs. Moving to that remote place had been a regrettable decision and we counterbalanced that bleak life by working endless hours every week to escape for just a couple of days every week to a place where art envoked life and we could breathe air in color. When tips at our nightly restaurant jobs didn't yield the money we needed for our weekly escape, we started making crafts to sell to the local stores and galleries at our destination - bits of jewelry, dolls, sewn fabric ristras. Inexpensive items the stores could sell to tourists as "New Mexico Made". We would stay as long as our money would hold - never more than two or three days. Every weekend we walked for miles and miles and prowled every nook and every cranny of every art gallery and museum we came across. And every week they changed. We came to know the artists through their work and watch their evolution of their craft in great detail. Week to week they added new pieces and old favorites went the way of hungry tourists with American Express cards. In those days I dreamed of ever owning a piece of hand hammered metal jewelry, or a real painting to hang in my own home. As our inspiration by those we admired blossomed, so did our own talents.

I began as a clay sculptor when I was eighteen, with much acclaim in art galleries in the Sangre De Christo Mountains of New Mexico - the same galleries we had prowled for years as glossy eyed admirers had found a reason to invest real money in my first venture as an artist.. In 1990 I was the youngest artist to have been featured in "The Collector's Art Guide" and had worked picked up and featured by museums in Texas. Over the years our commercial interests have ventured through clay sculpture, textiles, textile arts, painting, ceramics, metalwork and jewelry. From there we ventured into textiles and crafts targeting a mainstream market for affordability for the customers and for our own income needs.

Any artist will tell you that the career is an accidental journey. There is no defined path. A university degree does not necessarily reflect a modicum of insight or talent. And insight and talent are not a constant fluid. Writers have blocks and artists do to. We need breaks. Breaks to pursue intellectual interests, to travel, to read, to grow. And then one day you pick up your old tools again and you create with an entirely new rainbow of talent.

In 2006, we began travelling the Intracoastal Waterway from Maine to Florida and along the Gulf Coast to Texas. For 3-1/2 years, me, my 72 year old mom, and our 3 kitties on leashes made jewelry by night and sold jewelry to stores and galleries along the coastline to develop our craft as jewelry designers and to immerse ourselves in the journey our learning the needs of our customers. We recently settled in a tiny town in South Dakota - what I like to call Costa Rica North. It's not an easy life but it's a good life. Join us!

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    Mitchell, SD

    Bonnie. The Bonnie in BonnieAngela Jewerly. She is the mom. Affectionately called Bonnie Mommie by all.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 15, 2014
Thank you for visiting our Etsy store. We currently have about 300 listings available. I have hundreds of more designs in stock that I list regularly so please follow us and heart us if you would like to see more of what we do as it becomes available. I also regularly update on Twitter. If you see it listed in our store, it is available and ready to ship. Quality is our greatest priority no matter your budget. It is important for us that all of our metals are NICKEL-FREE, LEAD-FREE, AND NO ALLERGY. We hope you enjoy shopping our store. Please visit often. - Much Love, Bonnie & Angela

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
No exchanges. No returns. No exceptions. All sales final.
Payment
We prefer Etsy check out. We do accept Etsy gift cards. We do also accept Paypal. If paying with PayPal, please message me for a PayPal invoice. If mailing a check is your only option, be advised that our bank sometimes takes 21 to clear check payments and your order will not be shipped until the payment clears our bank and the funds are released. Please do not send check payments without messaging me first. We do not accept cash payments. Do not mail cash.
Shipping
I generally ship USPS First Class with tracking next business day after we have received clear payment confirmation. Please note: clear payment confirmation can take 1-3 days. Customer will be provided tracking number by email.
Additional policies and FAQs
WHOLESALE INQUIRIES: We welcome wholesale orders from established and confirmed retail stores. Please convo me for details. We will require your state sales tax ID number. Wholesale transactions will be set up as private listings through Etsy only. We do have a sampling of wholesale bundles available in our "wholesale" section of our store as well.

SPECIAL ORDERS: We don't do them. Don't ask.

CONSIGNMENT: We don't do it. Don't ask.

SHOWS: Not only do we not do them, we loathe them. Don't ask.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: We're always happy to ship anywhere in the world. Please don't ask us to commit fraud with regard to customs forms. We don't do it. Don't ask.

TRADE EXCHANGE: We're always open to offers of trade. If we can use it, we'll always do it. ****We love soap and bath products, things for our kitties, contemporary home accessories, kitchen related items, casual clothing, old sewing patterns and notions, and we're open to everything else.