One of a kind kumihimo, gemstone and seed bead jewelry

Holly Springs, North Carolina · 69 Sales


One of a kind kumihimo, gemstone and seed bead jewelry

Holly Springs, North Carolina 69 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Val Swanson

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Val Swanson

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Angelique on Nov 17, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

These are gorgeous! Even better than the photos due to their amazing sparkle. So pleased with this purchase & the fine craftsmanship. Thank you so much


ratpyan on Jul 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

This necklace was unfortunately damaged in transit. The seller was extremely helpful and responsive and the problem was quickly resolved.

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From Hobby to Business

My best friend Ann took me to a bead store to make a piece of jewelry and introduced me to a whole new world. I had my first hobby. It was a new world for me full of gemstones and sparkly things I could put together in endless combinations.

Soon I was giving buckets of jewelry away to family and friends. After repeated suggestions, I opened my shop in 2009 and treated it like an extension of my hobby.

I became more serious about my shop in 2011, and started treating it like a business. I never saw myself as a small business owner but that is what I am now.

I design and make all of the jewelry in the shop. I take all of the photographs, list all of the jewelry for sale, and prepare all of the jewelry for shipping after your purchase. It is a one woman show.

Over time my jewelry has evolved too. I started out just with gemstone jewelry. Now I have added seed bead jewelry with kumihimo bead weaving, spiral herringbone, and right angle bead weaving, and bead embroidery. As I continue learning new skills new types of jewelry will appear in the shop. Designed by Val will continue evolving as I evolve as a jewelry designer.

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  • Val Swanson

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Packager, Shipper

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