Meredithbead2

unique handcrafted jewelry gems pearl crystal feather

California, United States · 379 Sales

Meredithbead2

unique handcrafted jewelry gems pearl crystal feather

California, United States 379 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(139)

Announcement   Meredithbead2 features the same great quality and service you associate with my flagship shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/meredithbead but all items here are $30 and under. Please visit my other shop for more great designs and my OOAK collection.

My third shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/UpcycleVintageJewels showcases hand-painted, vintage and upcycled jewelry. Take a look!

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Special orders gladly taken. Longer, shorter, different gemstones, different color, different center bead, different matching earrings, different earring findings, different hooks, different metals, matching bracelet, different matching bracelet -- did I leave anything out? Convo me! All earrings can be changed to non-pierced, clip or screw-back, no extra charge.

Lovingly created and meticulously constructed, my unique handcrafted jewelry features semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearl, Austrian Swarovski crystal, feathers, wire, glass, wood and anything else that strikes my fancy. Designs range from high fashion to ethnic fusion, detailed or geometric, chunky or tiny.

Items are shipped from California, USA. International orders welcome!

If you're new to Etsy, please read this tutorial on the checkout process:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/339?ref=help_search_result

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Past issues of Meredithbead newsletter are online.
http://meredithbead.tripod.com/news/index.html
New issues are via email only. Convo me with your email if you'd like to be added to the mailing list.

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Meredithbead Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/meredithbead

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 8, 2016

Meredithbead2 features the same great quality and service you associate with my flagship shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/meredithbead but all items here are $30 and under. Please visit my other shop for more great designs and my OOAK collection.

My third shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/UpcycleVintageJewels showcases hand-painted, vintage and upcycled jewelry. Take a look!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Special orders gladly taken. Longer, shorter, different gemstones, different color, different center bead, different matching earrings, different earring findings, different hooks, different metals, matching bracelet, different matching bracelet -- did I leave anything out? Convo me! All earrings can be changed to non-pierced, clip or screw-back, no extra charge.

Lovingly created and meticulously constructed, my unique handcrafted jewelry features semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearl, Austrian Swarovski crystal, feathers, wire, glass, wood and anything else that strikes my fancy. Designs range from high fashion to ethnic fusion, detailed or geometric, chunky or tiny.

Items are shipped from California, USA. International orders welcome!

If you're new to Etsy, please read this tutorial on the checkout process:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/339?ref=help_search_result

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Past issues of Meredithbead newsletter are online.
http://meredithbead.tripod.com/news/index.html
New issues are via email only. Convo me with your email if you'd like to be added to the mailing list.

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Meredithbead Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/meredithbead

Meredith Laskow

Contact shop owner

Meredith Laskow

African brass and gemstone bracelet
US$15.00
Gemstone bracelet with Chinese coin
US$12.00
Peace Sign bracelet or anklet agate & garnet
US$27.00
Peace Sign bracelet or anklet freshwater pearl
US$15.00
Copper coil bracelet or anklet Dzi agate
US$27.00
Copper ankle bracelet with wood and seeds
US$18.00
Sterling turtle gemstone inlay chain bracelet
US$18.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(139)
po

po on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very pretty and they arrived safely. They were a gift for my mother and I think she'll enjoy wearing them. Many thanks!

Wendy Madgwick

Wendy Madgwick on Jun 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love these earrings...?get comments about them all the time

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About

Art is life.

I start from the center and work out.

When I create jewelry, I start from the center — a beautiful pendant, unique beads, a design template — and spiral out to the finished product. I add more — beads, colors, details — until the piece radiates a calming beauty. I don’t always know what an item of jewelry will look like when I begin assembling components, but I start from the center and trust that my aesthetic instinct will follow the path that the beads need to take.

I start from the center and work out.

When I write poetry or essays, I start from the center — an emotion, an event, an idea — and let the words wrap around the core until they say what I need to. My writing process is similar to creating jewelry — I’m not afraid to embellish when it furthers the logical conclusion, and equally not fearful of removing elements that detract from the intrinsic design.

I start from the center and work out.

For seven years I taught a free weekly exercise class for breast cancer survivors, as my way of giving back to the community. Our community is the next layer out from self.

I start from the center — my heart, my soul — and work outwards, to create art, to describe my world, to touch the people around me.

— a radical concept for someone who spent most of her life standing on the periphery and yearning for an inner circle that seemed so far away.

I start from the center and work out.
An epiphany, almost.

The journey home.

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  • Meredith Karen Laskow

    Owner, Designer, Expert Jeweler

    Old hippie Renaissance woman -- poet, artist, essayist, designer, jeweler, philosopher, spiritual being and unrepentant nerd girl.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 8, 2016
My jewelry carries a lifetime guarantee on labor and normal wear-and-tear. That means — if an ear wire breaks, or a cord frays 5 years from now — if you care enough to mail it back to me, I care enough to make it right.

All of my gemstones are natural unless I state otherwise. Pearls are real cultured freshwater. No "Tibetan silver" or other misleading terms. If an items says “sterling” (or whatever) then all metal components are made of that metal unless I specify a metal mix.

One of the great lessons of life is: One size DOES NOT fit all. Unless an item is described as “one-of-a-kind,” my jewelry comes in whatever size you are.

Most designs can be made with a different color crystal or gemstone, or with another center bead. I love custom work!

Gold-filled is more expensive than sterling. Other changes may or may not incur additional charges.

Please convo!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
If you don't pay for your item within one week, the sale will be canceled and the item relisted.
Shipping
Shipping is based on weight and actual postage costs (including supplies.) Insurance and/or priority mail are also available, but please convo me first so I can change the shipping price to include these options. All packages have a USPS tracking number.

If you're purchasing items from both my shops on the same day, please include this in "notes to seller" so I can make a custom listing and mail all items together.

International orders welcome! I ship via USPS (United States Postal Service.)

If you live in an extremely remote area, yak delivery will incur an additional surcharge. Contact Express-Yaks-R-Us for further details.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you don't like it, send it back. Full refund will be issued for the item, but not postage.
Additional policies and FAQs
Alchemy and custom requests -- Just write! I'm easy to work with :-)

All items created in a smoke-free environment.