JewelerintheWoods

Taxidermy Hemp Organic Beaded Jewelry & Accessories

Richardson, Texas · 199 Sales

JewelerintheWoods

Taxidermy Hemp Organic Beaded Jewelry & Accessories

Richardson, Texas 199 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Henna La Plante

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donya dew

donya dew on Jun 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I am in love with this ring. My first one was a little too tight so I sent her a quick message and she knew just how to fix it and it fits perfectly! Such a wonderful person! Thank you again!

Alexis Henry

Alexis Henry on Jun 1, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I am so pleased to have this crafted beauty adorn my body. It’s sturdy and lovely. I’m sure my husband will be pleased also. Can’t for him wait to see (and hear) it. Henna’s work is timely and her communication is pleasant and professional. Thanks, Henna 💜

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Updates

Spring is Here! Save 15% off storewide before my Bold & Boneless Collection launches in April. Get your favorites now through April 1st!
I am so happy to offer FREE gift wrapping with every item. These gifts of nature deserve to be presented as a special present just for you.
I am getting ready for Summer Craft Fairs and stock items are in full production here in Texas! Glad to have you as a fan. More Aromatherapy designs with Lava like this coyote necklace are coming soon.
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About

From the Concrete Jungle to the Muddy Backwoods, a taxidermy hemp jewelry designer shares adventures through hardships to reveal true gifts of nature.

My husband calls me the knot queen. I have always had a talent for untangling cords, shoe laces, and anything stuck with knots.

In January 2014, together with my 6 month old son and my husband, we sold and donated everything from our city life and retired in the Ozark woods of Northern Arkansas. With only headlamps and a 20ft camper, we bravely lived in the woods without power, running water, or climate control.

In January 2015, A small box arrived full of coyote fangs. Teeth? Oh my gosh, a dead predator's teeth are in my hands? I asked my husband Andrew why. He said a trapper friend wants me to make him a necklace out of them in trade for the teeth. What? Are you nuts? I do not do beads. I hate glitter and I'm allergic to almost every metal. How the heck and I going to make jewelry? Then it clicked. Knots. Organic. Hemp! I am a hippie, I love nature and I grew up with a knot obsessed father.

I had no idea where to start. So, I went to a local craft store and purchase an $8 macrame knot book and some organic hemp with wood beads. I tried a bracelet from the book first and realized the diagram had an error and I was making a different knot. The book went out the window!

I made a freehand choker and it was a success! Then moving on to my first order. A coyote tooth necklace. I carefully selected 9 perfect teeth. Measured the hemp, spaced the beads and crunched some numbers. I log everything! When it is ready on paper, it was ready to go on hemp. An hour later, it was complete.

I shared the photo on Facebook and our friend was so impressed, he ordered three anklets and another necklace. Then Facebook friends wanted custom tooth jewelry too. Henna's Happy Hemp Jewelry was born on Etsy that first week of February 2015.

I started sharing my hemp jewelry with local craft events and the custom orders kept coming. I had a lot of odd questions from locals regarding legality of using Hemp. I immediately changed my business name to TopKnot Customs in November 2015. This reflects my talent for knots, the era of Fur Trading and Mountain Men that my husband has time traveled from, and my art is top notch too!

The process I use is very documented from the hemp color, length, diameter, and knot style, down to the bead type, size, quantity, and pattern. Every design is numbered and given it's own special name. My husband and I believe every custom order is one of a kind art from the heart.

On June 8, 2016, my husband Andrew tragically passed away. It is with a heavy heart that I continue to keep his memory alive with our brotherhood products, Mission 22 awareness ring and timeless designs. He was a very special man that contributed to each design from bead selection to photography.

I hope you are as pleased with all the new arrivals as I am. I know Andrew is proud to still have me tying knots. These works of art keep me smiling and I know they will make you smile too.

UPDATE: I have a new studio in Texas and I'm happy to announce Jeweler in the Woods is my Alias and has become more of my style and reflects everything this company has been from start to finish. Organic, Eco-friendly, High Quality and Taxidermy! I am still in AR with Bear Claws too!

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  • Henna

    Owner

    As your Jeweler in the Woods, I promise to provide quality taxidermy products and eco-friendly materials for your peace of mind. I have been my own boss since 2004 and customer service is my specialty. Please allow me to serve you.

  • Baby Mammoth

    Designer, Assistant, Photographer

    I love color coordinating beads and unspooling hemp. It so much fun to setup a design on the bead board. These other designers here know I am the best! I have 3 designs in this shop and I just turned 3!

  • RIP Mammoth Bushcraft (Andrew)

    Designer, Photographer, Marketer

    Andrew was a trapper and wilderness living instructor. The designs by Andrew were sought after by mostly men that wanted unique masculine designs to withstand outdoor activities in the woods year-round. You will be missed my love.

  • Tessa Raelyn

    Designer, Creator, Assistant

    Tessa is my princess and has been designing jewelry and pendants with me since 2016. Her summer girls jewelry was released in 2017 and became a quick favorite among her school friends and on Etsy. Her braiding and knotting skills are quite impressive

  • Maria a.k.a. Nana

    Assistant, Shipper

    Maria is my mom, Nana to my 3 youngin's. She's a seamstress and a calligraphy artist. You may find a few bits of custom stationary tucked into your package from her. She helps assemble my shipments and helps organize my materials for new orders.

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Last updated on May 25, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

OH YES!!! No order is too small. From barrettes to chestplates, satisfaction is guaranteed on custom and personalized orders. A 1 year unlimited warranty is always included. We can help you choose size, colors, styles, and much more. We can special order any beads, gems, stones, and animal byproducts fir your design as well.

Sizing details

Our sizes are in US and in inches. Rings are sized on a metal mandrel, and other jewelry is measured in length from start to before end bead. Beads are measured in millimeter by diameter and taxidermy products are measured in length in inches.

Care instructions

Hemp is a natural organic material that wears down over time. When knotted, it becomes stronger, frays less, and will not unwind after exposed to moisture. Because natural unwaxed hemp is porous, it will absorb oils, liquids, lotions and sweat. It can be placed into a sock, knot the sock, and place with normal laundry cycle, bleach free. Do not place in dryer, rather lie flat on towel or wear to air dry.