TendaiDesigns

Unique Wire Wrapped Crystal Jewelry. Quality + Handmade

San Francisco, California · 426 Sales

TendaiDesigns

Unique Wire Wrapped Crystal Jewelry. Quality + Handmade

San Francisco, California 426 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Handmade unique crystal jewelry. I use only the finest materials mother earth offers: raw crystals from around the world, artisan cut gemstones, and pristine metals all contribute to a final product that will last for generations. I believe each wire wrapped piece of jewelry tells its own story: which one will call to YOU!?!

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Last updated on Nov 16, 2016

Handmade unique crystal jewelry. I use only the finest materials mother earth offers: raw crystals from around the world, artisan cut gemstones, and pristine metals all contribute to a final product that will last for generations. I believe each wire wrapped piece of jewelry tells its own story: which one will call to YOU!?!

Nicolas Cooney

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Nicolas Cooney

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About

A simple twist of fate ...::++'"``** one of a kind wearable works of art

These wraps have traveled throughout Colombia, Peru, Thailand, Ireland, even the depths of Mordor… they’ve rode to battle on mighty white steeds and been lost at the bottom of oceans, only to be found and adorned by mermaids, they were once currency in ancient Atlantis, they’ve been beamed up by 5th dimensional light beings from Pleiades… and now, perhaps most exciting of all they’ve been brought here for your own enjoyment!

Tendai (pronounced: TEN-DYE) is the Shona word for "with thanks". It is also the name my parents gave me shortly after they left Zimbabwe.

I seek to showcase the exquisite beauty of gems by wrapping them in precious metals. My designs are deeply influenced by my travels throughout Asia and Latin America and by my connections with gem collectors from all over the world. I am forever on the look-out for unusual and rare gemstones that I can make into a unique and exquisite work of wearable art. Each art piece was made at my home studio in San Francisco, California. I hope you have as much joy wearing my jewelry as I had making it.

Ever since I was a young boy growing up in Georgia I have had a passion for gemstones. A philosophy major in college, I discovered I had a natural affinity for making jewelry and taught myself how to wire wrap. Later, I took classes with master jewelers at the Revere Academy, San Francisco and became a professionally-trained bench jeweler. These experiences have resulted in a combination of techniques and styles you will not see anywhere else.

Shop members

  • NIck 'Tendai"

    Owner, Creating, Designer

    Born and raised in the swampy badlands of georgia, Nick has been sculpting and creating madness since his Legomania days.

  • Willis Malone Hunter

    Curator, Customer Service, Marketer

    muse and wizard with a heart of gold.

  • Zara Cooney

    Marketing

    Lil Sis conveniently has a touch for marketing!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 2, 2016
Welcome to my shop! Everything here is made with love and my very own fingertips. I strive to use only the finest materials from around the world: rare and unusual gemstones and crystals paired with fine metals are my specialty. I hope you enjoy my art as much as i enjoy making it!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
Hope you won’t have to! If there any problems feel free to be in touch with me so we can work something out! Any DEPOSIT is, by nature, NON-REFUNDABLE. I strive to make my clients happy, not only in the moment, but for years to come! i love you guys!
Payment
Payment plans are accepted. I take a deposit to reserve the piece, and then we will work out the logistics. No plans longer than 3 months. This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.
Shipping
Once I receive a payment, I ship out the package as soon as possible. If it is going to take more than a day, Ill make sure to let you know. i can't wait to hear how you like your new jewelry
Additional policies and FAQs
Customs

I love doing custom pieces. I have put together some guidelines to help you figure out how to go about expressing what you want!

What- Pendant? Ring? Bracelet? Hat Pin? Belt Buckle? Earrings? Something else? Just let me know!

Metal- I usually work with silver and various golds.

Stones- I can usually get whatever you need, and I have a lot in stock. Just let me know if there are colors, stones or shapes that you want. If you have stones of your own that you’d like in your custom, send ‘em on over!

www.tendaidesigns.com - Here is the place to browse around and check out some past works of mine, so you can figure out what you want in terms of styles, colors and metals.

With wire work pieces they often develop a mind of their own. You can go through my past works on my website to let me know what stylistic touches you like, but beware it is an intuitive process! I’m almost positive that you will like what you get, but if you do not, just let me know, we can figure it out.
Just keep in mind that each piece is awesomely different. Its my wacky personal belief that whatever stones you or we pick, get put together for a reason. The energy between you and I that gets put into to the work of art creates a uniquely healing piece for you!

We've been super lucky with everyone in the past, so we do not have a deposit policy.

love!
Nick