TheBeckoningCat

Handcrafted Jewelry That Makes A Statement!

Stewartsville, New Jersey · 64 Sales

TheBeckoningCat

Handcrafted Jewelry That Makes A Statement!

Stewartsville, New Jersey 64 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Welcome to The Beckoning Cat -Jewelry that makes a statement - YOUR Statement! My beautiful handmade beaded Kumihimo braided jewelry includes necklaces and bead bracelets in a wide array of stunning colors.

Kumihimo braiding is an ancient process developed in Japan to hold samurai armor in place. The process evolved to a more decorative use by adding beads to the strands. This is a labor-intensive process as it takes time just to string the beads onto the strands, place the strands on the foam disk or Madurai device where the actual braiding takes place. The beads are then woven into the braid one at a time. On average, a beaded necklace takes me about 5-6 hours from start to finish - a bracelet approximately 1.5-2 hours.

I offer other types of bead and wire jewelry as well, so please look around my shop. All of my jewelry pieces are original and one of a kind, completely made by hand and nothing is mass produced. I only use quality materials with all of my jewelry since I only make what I would be proud to wear myself. CUSTOM ORDERS WELCOME!

COUPON DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE: ( ONLY 1 COUPON PER ORDER):
MULTIPURCHASE50A for a 15% discount: purchases totaling US$50-$99)
KUMICOMBO20 for US$20 off the total purchase for beaded Kumihimo item multi-purchase ONLY over US$50
MULTIPURCHASE100 for free shipping (U.S. domestic addresses only): purchases totaling over US$100.

Thanks for visiting!

Some recent reviews:
The earrings are prettier than they appear in the picture on the computer! They arrived faster than I expected them to! Thank you for your
talented work!
Elaine

Anita,
Just received My second order yesterday June 10th. The earrings are beautiful and again prettier Then the picture! The delivery was faster then expected! Thank you so much!

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 17, 2017

Welcome to The Beckoning Cat -Jewelry that makes a statement - YOUR Statement! My beautiful handmade beaded Kumihimo braided jewelry includes necklaces and bead bracelets in a wide array of stunning colors.

Kumihimo braiding is an ancient process developed in Japan to hold samurai armor in place. The process evolved to a more decorative use by adding beads to the strands. This is a labor-intensive process as it takes time just to string the beads onto the strands, place the strands on the foam disk or Madurai device where the actual braiding takes place. The beads are then woven into the braid one at a time. On average, a beaded necklace takes me about 5-6 hours from start to finish - a bracelet approximately 1.5-2 hours.

I offer other types of bead and wire jewelry as well, so please look around my shop. All of my jewelry pieces are original and one of a kind, completely made by hand and nothing is mass produced. I only use quality materials with all of my jewelry since I only make what I would be proud to wear myself. CUSTOM ORDERS WELCOME!

COUPON DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE: ( ONLY 1 COUPON PER ORDER):
MULTIPURCHASE50A for a 15% discount: purchases totaling US$50-$99)
KUMICOMBO20 for US$20 off the total purchase for beaded Kumihimo item multi-purchase ONLY over US$50
MULTIPURCHASE100 for free shipping (U.S. domestic addresses only): purchases totaling over US$100.

Thanks for visiting!

Some recent reviews:
The earrings are prettier than they appear in the picture on the computer! They arrived faster than I expected them to! Thank you for your
talented work!
Elaine

Anita,
Just received My second order yesterday June 10th. The earrings are beautiful and again prettier Then the picture! The delivery was faster then expected! Thank you so much!

Anita Campbell

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Anita Campbell

Pink beaded Kumihimo necklace "Pink Parfait"
Pink beaded Kumihimo necklace "Pink Parfait"
$38.00
Beaded Kumihimo bracelet - gold/amber color
Beaded Kumihimo bracelet - gold/amber color
$25.00
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lhose

lhose on Oct 20, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

A beautifully handmade bracelet arrived in the mail in excellent condition. This is going to make a wonderful Xmas gift to a family member.

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About

Craft Addict Breaks Into Jewelry!

It all started at a neighborhood ladies night out when the hostess presented all her guests with a very simple beaded bracelet. That motivated me to learn yet another craft technique - jewelry making.

I found a local bead store that provided beginner lessons and made my first pair of earrings. That was all it took to galvanize me into remaking a necklace that my mother had given me (costume jewelry) to play dress up with as a child. Over time, the necklace had broken but I kept the beads. I was able to redesign the necklace to make it more current and wear it all the time now.

Why the name "The Beckoning Cat"? The name "beckoning cat" or "maneki neko" comes from a Chinese/Japanese folktale about a wealthy feudal lord who was taking shelter under a tree near a temple during a thunderstorm. The lord saw the temple priest's cat sitting on the front step of the temple beckoning to him and followed; a moment later the tree was struck by lightning. The wealthy man became friends with the poor priest and the temple became prosperous (thanks to Wikipedia for the basic info). Just a symbol of good luck/good fortune.

My motto for life is "You never stop learning" so I always look forward to learning new techniques and grow as a crafter and a person.

Shop members

  • Anita Campbell

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Publisher, Chief Cook & Bottle Washer

    I am one of those "crafty" people who has dabbled in a number of crafts & techniques over the course of time. I started out w/sewing, taught myself crochet & knitting, did crewel embroidery. My latest addiction is jewelry making & I love it!

  • Walt Campbell (right)

    My Rock, My Helper And My Transportation Coordinator, Owner

    My husband has lived thru my various craft stages. Currently he advises me on how to pack my stuff more efficiently & helps lug my stuff to local craft shows. He actually enjoys participating in these events. Can't live without him.

  • Handmade By Me Group

    Endorsement, Team

Local

Find TheBeckoningCat at the following upcoming markets!

  • Belvidere Victorian Days
    Belvidere Town Square, Belvidere, New Jersey
    BELVIDERE, NJ

    Sep 9–10

    30th Annual Victorian Days Celebration - a juried show with fine crafts and antique vendors. Music, people in period Victorian costumes, house tours, carriage rides as well as food will be offered in addition to many talented crafters offering their unique items for sale. Town square is a comfortable, park setting with many shade trees to provide relief from the sun. Festive event!

  • Crafts in the Warren Tech Craft Show
    Washington
    NEW JERSEY

    Dec 2

    8th Annual juried craft show, allowing only hand-crafted items, no retail allowed. Spread out over main areas of the school from the cafeteria, along the halls to the gym and the theater lobby, there is something for everyone here. Growing larger each year with word-of-mouth, over 3000 people attend to buy offerings from over 125 crafters. Indoor show with activities for the kids.

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