FTCscreendoorstudios

Screen Door Studios Gallery

Colorado, United States · 186 Sales

FTCscreendoorstudios

Screen Door Studios Gallery

Colorado, United States 186 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(55)

Announcement   Screen Door Studios is Now online!
Can you believe it? There is an amazing gallery here in Northern Colorado that features many different artisans who create beautiful pieces! Appreciate the different forms of art and explore the wearable art pieces that we have created with you in mind. Explore our shop & let us know what you think. We are excited to hear from you & excited to open our doors to you!

Happy Journey!

Announcement

Screen Door Studios is Now online!
Can you believe it? There is an amazing gallery here in Northern Colorado that features many different artisans who create beautiful pieces! Appreciate the different forms of art and explore the wearable art pieces that we have created with you in mind. Explore our shop & let us know what you think. We are excited to hear from you & excited to open our doors to you!

Happy Journey!

Karen Canino

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Karen Canino

Maasai Beaded Warrior Necklace KBN03
US$100.00
African Bead and rivet bracelet
US$42.00
African beads from Mali made of metal and wood
US$50.00
Maasai Beaded Warrior Necklace KBN04
US$100.00
African Bead and rivet bracelet
US$42.00
Green, black and white glass beads from Ghana
US$15.00
African beads from Ethiopia made of Copper
US$30.00
African beads from Mali made of Nickel
US$150.00
Rivet Mali Wedding Bead Earrings - Green
US$24.00
Rolling Rock Beer Bottlecap Earrings
US$24.00
New Mexico Beer Bottlecap Earrings
US$24.00
Coca Cola Bottlecap Earrings
US$24.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(55)
Lori A

Lori A on May 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE these beads, so happy to get another string! Thank you for the extras and super fast ship! So happy!

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About

I am a recycle artist/reclamation engineer.

My Etsy Store is a reflection of me and my work, along with other artists who tell their stories through their creations. My art is one-of-a-kind, appealing to all people of all generations. Because of its ethnic flavor, unique style and hand-crafted technology, my art can be worn for years, never going out of style. From Bottle Cap Jewelry featrung local and far away breweries, the collections made with the caps and the hours of assembly that makes one piece, I truly pour all my passion into my creations.

With the heart of my work - and my own heart - in Kenya, my life reflects the values of this amazing place ad its people. My story is long, so I will not bore you, however, here is the cliff notes if you are so incline and it is part of my message that my Etsy Store carries to you!

My first trip as a tourist to Africa/Kenya was in 1994 when my mother-in-law, Patricia Courtney Canino, took both my husband and I (she was a firm believer in traveling to expand your horizons). It was transforming for me and I knew I wanted Africa to be a part of my future. I also knew I wanted our children to experience what I had just experienced. I went back to being an art teacher but Africa and in particular Kenya was always in the back of my mind. I returned to Kenya in 2006 with my husband and two children once more as a tourist. I became resolute in wanting to somehow make a contribution. There were subsequent trips with friends, students and families from my school and my path was beginning to take shape unbeknownst to me.

I had heard about a local Fort Collins charity called the Samburu Youth Education Fund (samburuyouth.org) and one in Denver (www.scopeint.org) that both focused on Kenya and in particular libraries and education. The Samburu Youth Education Fund was primarily focused on the Samburu area/Archers Post and worked with the two women's villages Unity and Umoja. I also found a new safari company, Uso Africa Safaris (www.usoafrica.com), that was more in line with my views about sustainability and supporting local communities.

I met the Headmaster at Lorubae Primary School and his passion for education was infectious. The needs at his school were also very great. Over the course of several trips, we carried over almost a thousand pounds of supplies. These supplies ranged from concrete nails, a hand drill, paint rollers, small buckets, blackboard paint, white board paint, white board markers, blackboard chalk, pencils, wall mount pencil sharpeners, paper, books, shoes, all kinds of playground balls, jump ropes, back packs and stuffed animals/dolls. Of course without a lot of help from my friends, traveling companions and the school where I had previously taught, this would not have all been possible. One of the headmasters greatest desires was to have a library- there are none in the area. With the help of SCOPE International, a library arrived at Lorubae Primary School in February 2015. Additionally, with my husband's help, a treadle sewing machine was purchased in Kenya and one of the women traveling in our group taught the Samburu women at Unity Village how to sew! (January 2014)

Another area of Kenya that I have chosen to focus on is the Maasai Twala Cultural Women's Center in Il Polei, Laikipia North. My most recent trip allowed me to bring a community library for them and a treadle sewing machine for the women.

But this is another chapter, soon to be written, along with new jewelry and wearable art being produced daily...

Asante! Tutaonana baadaye.

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 27, 2011
Glad that you joined us here online! Screen Door Studios is excited to be a part of the etsy family & begin a new experience with this eccommerce website. It is our pleasure to feature amazing products that are all made unique with an emphasis on upcyled material use. All of our products are a work of art that has a vioce of it's own with one-of-a-kind characteristics you cannot find else where.

Enjoy our products available here online & make sure that you look us up on facebook, Screen Door Studios Gallery, to stay involved in our gallery events & artisan insights.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept Paypal. Taxes are collected for the state of Colorado. Purchases made through Etsy will not be shipped until full payment is cleared and we receive a confirmation email.
Shipping
Once full payment is cleared we will ship our products within 5 business days. If the product is customized an extension on shipping date is in accordance with product and artist. please contact us for all custom items. For those located outside of the United States, we are not liable for any international custom requirements nor are we responsible for damages or losses.
Refunds and Exchanges
We are not liable for any damages or losses through the process of shipment. If there is a issue with a product, please inform Screen Door Studios Gallery by e-mailing through Etsy or e-mail screendoorstudiosgallery [!at] gmail.com. Cash refund until 15 days after receipt of item, thereafter exchange only. All return shipment costs are upon the customer. NOTE* all products are unique & no piece looks alike. Keep that in mind when purchasing. If you have questoins prior to purchase to ensure a refund or return possibility please contact the Gallery in the channels listed previously.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please e-mail if you have any questions or concerns because we are always happy to speak with our clientele. In addition, we would like to thank you for taking the time to look through the policies & we hope that you see that Screen Door Studio Gallery's is extremely thankful for your visit & loyalty.