LisaPierceJewelry

Lisa Pierce Colorful Handmade Statement Jewelry

Ligonier, Pennsylvania · 15 Sales

LisaPierceJewelry

Lisa Pierce Colorful Handmade Statement Jewelry

Ligonier, Pennsylvania 15 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Each a unique signed and dated original piece of wearable art! Ask about private credit arrangements to lock in your unique piece of art to wear.

Think of the pieces in my collection as paintings executed in vibrant glass beads rather than paint. When you are not wearing a piece of my jewelry, you might want to display them under glass or Plexiglas protection.

The Bead Embroidery Guild or the EBEG Team honored me with membership in the very international group. You can learn more about the group at https://www.etsy.com/teams/9987/bead-embroidery-guild or www.facebook.com/pages/Etsy-Bead-Embroidery-Guild-EBEG/303381193012

See me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LisaPierceBeadedJewelry

See me on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/lisapiercepsa/unique-high-fashion-statement-jewelry/

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Last updated on Feb 1, 2016

Each a unique signed and dated original piece of wearable art! Ask about private credit arrangements to lock in your unique piece of art to wear.

Think of the pieces in my collection as paintings executed in vibrant glass beads rather than paint. When you are not wearing a piece of my jewelry, you might want to display them under glass or Plexiglas protection.

The Bead Embroidery Guild or the EBEG Team honored me with membership in the very international group. You can learn more about the group at https://www.etsy.com/teams/9987/bead-embroidery-guild or www.facebook.com/pages/Etsy-Bead-Embroidery-Guild-EBEG/303381193012

See me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LisaPierceBeadedJewelry

See me on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/lisapiercepsa/unique-high-fashion-statement-jewelry/

Lisa Pierce

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Lisa Pierce

Beadwork Necklace, Carved Jade, Soft Colors
$1,525.00
Beadwork Bib Necklace, Blue, Green, Purple
$1,375.00
Butterfly Beadwork Brooch, Red, Pink, Orange
$175.00
Beadwork Scarlet Macaw Brooch, Pink, Red,
$170.00
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scwilkinson3

scwilkinson3 on Dec 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This was a gift for my niece. Lovely colors! It was shipped promptly and insured. Lisa kept me apprised of every step in the process and included a very nice note to my niece!

Jude's. Jujus

Jude's. Jujus on Feb 4, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful Earrings and wonderful Designer!! Jude

marcia kreitman

marcia kreitman on Jan 12, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I love the design. It is elegant, yet rich, vital and dynamic. The colors are vibrant. It is beautifully and painstakingly made. I feel it is a special, evocative work of art, and I will wear it proudly to show it off as such. I appreciate that it can be worn as a brooch or a pendant. I plan to wear it mainly as a pendant on a hammered silver or brass wire collar.

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About

How Lisa Pierce’s Handmade Bead Embroidered Jewelry Comes to Life

The Bead Embroidery Guild or the EBEG Team honored me with membership in the very international group. You can learn more about the group at https://www.etsy.com/teams/9987/bead-embroidery-guild or www.facebook.com/pages/Etsy-Bead-Embroidery-Guild-EBEG/303381193012

My ideas come from stray comments friends make, from my life experiences, from pointed suggestions, and from items I personally enjoy creating. I make things which I would use or wear.

After the inspiration, comes the execution, which generally follows these basic steps.

Initially, I make a rough sketch of the outline of the intended item such as a collar or a brooch. I add in a few main features like focal cabochons or details like eyes. In the photographs here, my goal was a butterfly launching into flight. I transfer the basic sketch to heavy-duty iron-on nonwoven interfacing. Next, I bond the interfacing to another thicker nonwoven substrate such as felt or imitation suede.

Bead embroidery looks precise, but does not lend itself to exacting graphic images like wildlife illustration or botanical illustration. My designs come closer to a Pointillism painting suggesting the design.

Henceforth, I work exclusively under magnification. I begin stitching the beads to the nonwoven substrate. Depending on the degree of the curve in the design, I stitch one to three beads at a time. Then, I go back one more bead than I added and sew forward through the new string. For example, on a straight line, I might add three beads with one stitch. Next, I would go back four beads and sew through those beads. If I added only one bead, I would go back two beads.

For energy in the design outline, I stitch in the direction of the flow of the design. If the design depicts a rolling ocean wave, I will stitch in a circular motion corresponding to the movement of the water.

Slowly, the beads totally cover the intended parameters of the item.

Once I have beaded the entire intended surface, I bond another layer of iron-on interfacing to the back of the beaded design. On to the backmost interfacing layer, I add another sandwich of more decorative and soft nonwoven material. For collars, this is the point when I attached the hook and eye closure. I make those closures myself from sterling or gold-filled wire that I purchase in the appropriate diameter.

With utmost precision, I trim all the sandwiched layers as close as possible to the beading. I try to cut straight down rather than on an angle. I must not cut too close to the beads’ stitching. I must not trim too far from the item’s intended edge to preserve the design.

Now, I painstakingly bead the entire edge, usually with three Number 11 seed beads one on top of the other. For each three beads, I pass the single thread twice.

For a brooch, after the entire edge is beaded, I attach the finding or pin.

After all these steps, I write the description for Etsy and take photographs. With the item complete, the description ready and the photographs cropped, I submit my package to my Etsy shop.

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 28, 2014
My designs come from my imagination and I execute them myself under magnification. I never use a kit, a tutorial or a commercial pattern. Each piece in my collection is unique.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment by major credit cards and PayPal.
Shipping
Shipping within five days after receipt of payment, usually less. Shipping charges include insurance and U.S. Priority Mail. For multiple purchases, I will gladly combine shipping, but need to calculate each order individually due to the insurance. Send me a convo if you want to inquire about combining orders.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns generally accepted within three days of delivery if buyer pays return postage Priority Mail with insurance. Jewelry adapted to a customer's requirements cannot be returned, e.g. earrings converted from studs to clips. No refunds on custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
Ask about custom orders. Custom orders require a 50% deposit with full payment due prior to shipping. Earrings converted from studs to clips may not be returned.