CreativeHandsGifts

Affordable, hand-made gifts for jewelry enthusiasts

63 Sales

CreativeHandsGifts

Affordable, hand-made gifts for jewelry enthusiasts

63 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Note from shop owner Thanks for visiting! I am away on vacation and will return soon. If you're interested in anything, message me and I'll get back to you upon my return or check out my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CreativeHandsPittsburgh! Thanks!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 11, 2015

Thanks for visiting! I am away on vacation and will return soon. If you're interested in anything, message me and I'll get back to you upon my return or check out my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CreativeHandsPittsburgh! Thanks!

Jennifer Brooks

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Glenn Goa

Glenn Goa on Jan 5, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I thought the product would be bigger but that was my fault for not checking all the information correctly. It fits and I wear it proudly. It arrived well packaged too. Overall, I am happy about it.

Betty McKeough

Betty McKeough on Jul 8, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for swift shipping. I'm planning a somewhat non-conventional use for this product in my jewellery making. I was very pleased to receive it so quickly.

Erin Saunders

Erin Saunders on Nov 1, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully done, and so speedy! Despite my own lateness in ordering they arrived in time for Halloween! They'll get another go-round this month at a Dr. Who costume contest. Thanks so much!

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About

From hobby to bead obsession to business

It all started one day when I was going out to a dance club and I was wearing something red with no jewelry to match and no money to buy any accessories. I was selling loose beads on ebay at the time, and I had some wire laying around as well, so I decided to make my own jewelry--a simple lariat with red glass beads. I received many compliments on the jewelry that night, and I decided to make more as a cheaper alternative to buying the same styles for much more.

It became a hobby as I started making necklaces for my friends and family, and it soon turned into a near obsession. Most of my time was spent hunting for beads and sitting on the couch beading and twisting wire, then showing off my fashions. Finding the beads and arranging them into different styles was both a challenge and fun for me (mainly because I like shiny things). After some time passed and my skills improved, many suggested I make a business out of it. Since I already had experience selling hemp necklaces in Tela Ropa, a hippie store in Oakland, PA (I even had a few pieces in the window!) and had a bunch of jewelry just laying around being pretty, I decided to go for it.

I choose beads from all over the Pittsburgh region and where ever else I can find them; finding the right beads is always an adventure! Every bead is hand-picked and arranged with others to create a beautiful design, and rarely are two pieces ever the same. The designs range from elegant to casual to funky, depending on what look the user desires. The jewelry also varies in size, length, brilliance, color, material, etc, depending on the piece.

I have been at many craft shows and flea markets selling my wares. I had a booth at Treasure Island in Wintersville, OH where I sold to the general public and did custom orders for the Red Hat Society. I also was featured in the storefront window of a gallery in Lawrenceville, PA. I decided to move my pieces to Etsy as well between craft shows and other local events so that people all over the country can enjoy my pieces as much as I do!

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  • Jen

    Owner, Maker, Designer, ...and Everything Else Involved In The Store :)

    I am a one-woman band...I do everything involved with this page, including taking/editing the photos, designing and creating all the jewelery, and posting all the listings. It's almost like a third job, but I have so much fun doing it!

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