DesignedByVal

One of a kind kumihimo, gemstone and seed bead jewelry

North Carolina, United States · 67 Sales

DesignedByVal

One of a kind kumihimo, gemstone and seed bead jewelry

North Carolina, United States 67 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Val Swanson

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Val Swanson

Lampwork Bead Station Necklace
US$132.00
Green Ocean Jasper Bead Woven Necklace
US$85.00
Red and Olive Twisted Kumihimo Necklace
US$80.00
Topaz Seed Bead Necklace, Statement Necklace
US$85.00
Teal Seed Bead Copper Cuff Bracelet
US$54.00
Green Ocean Jasper Bead Woven Necklace
US$75.00
Seafoam Beadwoven Copper Cuff Bracelet
US$40.00
Navy Blue Cuff Bracelet, Copper Cuff Bracelet
US$40.00
Golden Czech Glass Drops Kumihimo Bracelet
US$25.00
Amethyst Cuff Bracelet, Bead Embroidery
US$80.00
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Angelique

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

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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About

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.

To return to my shop, just click on this link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/designedbyval

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