Unique Beaded Jewelry, Upcycled Clothing, and more

Minnesota, United States · 219 Sales


Unique Beaded Jewelry, Upcycled Clothing, and more

Minnesota, United States 219 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

strawberryluna on Aug 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

FIVE STARS! Thank you so much again for these gorgeous, simple & lovely custom earrings! They are just perfect and you were so easy and friendly to work with on these. Very fast shipping and fantastic communication. Great seller all around, thanks so much again!


justimaginejewels on Aug 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are the best boxes ever for findings, clasps, ear wires, earring pairs etc. they have my go to product for small pieces. An added plus, the vendor was delightful to deal with

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Ever hear of a husband ASKING his wife to start a new hobby? Well, after several years of knife-smithing (under the name Lion of Judah knives), my husband, John, taught himself to lampwork beads about 10 years ago. Then he asked me to take a jewelry making class, so I could start incorporating his beads into necklaces and bracelets. Originally, I didn't want to because what mom of four feels that she has extra time for another hobby? Then I visited a bead shop and saw all the "lovelies" there, and I have never looked back! Since then, while continuing to make jewelry, we have experimented with photography, copper enamel, postage stamp pendants, glass and copper boxes, handmade copper kaleidoscopes, ceramic tiles and pendants, felted wool, and needle felting on sweaters. In general, if it’s metal, John makes it, and if it’s colorful or fuzzy, I do. And sometimes we make things together. Because we like to treasure-hunt, we occasionally have vintage goodies to offer in the store, too.

To support this creating habit (and to buy food) John has a day job as a college professor, and I work part-time as a Library Assistant. We still have one son living at home, and 6 cats at latest count—both these numbers are subject to change. We live in rural Minnesota and love it here after our years of roaming through California, Utah, Washington, and Illinois.

Our goal is to make attractively designed high-quality items. Please feel free to contact us if you have something special in mind!

Shop members
  • Amy

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I'm Amy. I love all the beautiful bits that make lovely and eye-catching necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. I've recently become interested in upcycling wool jackets and sweaters with needle felting and sewn-on embellishments.

  • John


    My husband, John, makes some of the items offered here. He also teaches, hunts, makes knives, and loves football!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 18, 2015
Thank you for looking at my store! I will do everything to insure that you are happy with your Morning Star Arts purchase.

***A Word About COLOR*****Please note that every computer/phone/tablet display has a slightly different color balance. I have tried very hard to show the color samples in the best possible way but there will be some variations on different screens. If you have any questions about any specific colors, please feel free to convo me.

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I happily accept Paypal, credit cards, and etsy gift cards; if you prefer another option, please convo me to make arrangements. Paypal payment must be completed within 3 days of purchase or purchase may be cancelled; please convo me within 3 days of purchase if you encounter a problem with paying.
I will ship within three business days of receiving order; it will usually be sooner, but that is the latest. All of our items except supplies* go via USPS and with delivery confirmation unless otherwise specified or requested.
*Supplies also go USPS, but w/o the delivery confirmation if order is under $10.

COMBINED SHIPPING: If ACTUAL shipping is $1 (or more) less than you were charged, I will refund your paypal account or through direct checkout. If you would prefer me to adjust shipping before you pay, use Paypal, buy the items but don't finish the sale in Paypal. Convo me and I will send you an adjusted invoice for actual shipping to your zipcode.

INSURANCE: Items of $25 or more in value will automatically be insured; if desired, you may request and be separately billed for insurance on other items.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS & DUTIES: Buyer is responsible for paying all customs and duty fees. These fees are assessed by your country, not by Etsy and not by Morning Star Arts. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight or shipping company or when you pick the item up, please do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. If you decide to not pay the fees, your purchase will be returned to me. This can take anywhere from 6-8 weeks or longer. Once I get the merchandise back, I will issue a refund to you of the purchase price only, I will not refund the shipping cost.

LOCAL CUSTOMER? I will refund shipping cost, or cancel from invoice, if customer can pick up purchase at my studio in Zumbrota, MN. Please contact me to request this.
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURNS: You may return items in same condition as received and well-packaged within 7 days of receipt if you are not completely satisfied (including clothes that aren't a good fit); I will refund item cost via paypal.
Additional policies and FAQs
PACKAGING: In an effort to avoid waste, I re-use clean mailing materials. Items will be wrapped in tissue, bubble wrap, or other clean packaging inside the mailer; jewelry items will arrive tissue-wrapped or boxed and in a new colored organza gift bag. I do not use recycled packaging if the buyer is having the item shipped to a third party directly as a gift. I am always happy to gift wrap and include a message at no charge!

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CUSTOM ORDERS/REQUESTS: Contact me--I love doing custom work!

QUANTITY DISCOUNTS: I do offer discounts of 20-30% on volume purchases; please contact me to work out the details on volume orders. Thank you.