ambientzebra

Vintage Ethnic Contemporary Bead Jewelry

Federal Way, Washington · 530 Sales

Announcement   I would like to offer a free pair of matching earrings as a gift with your order--they will probably be simple drops on fishhook wires. If you have ordered more than one piece let me know (in the message to seller box) which you'd like to match, and if you would prefer posts, leverbacks or clip-ons, or if you prefer surgical steel to plated brass.

I ship USPS First Class Mail--it is usually just as fast as Priority Mail for domestic deliveries, and I almost always get it out the same day you order if it is before 2:00 PST, or early the next day if later. Average delivery time for domestic orders is about 3 business days for the Western half of the country, 3-4 to the East. There are also shipping upgrades available at checkout if you for sure need it faster than that.
International customers--Please read shipping policies before you order, and allow 4-8 weeks for delivery in case it gets held up in customs.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 9, 2017

I would like to offer a free pair of matching earrings as a gift with your order--they will probably be simple drops on fishhook wires. If you have ordered more than one piece let me know (in the message to seller box) which you'd like to match, and if you would prefer posts, leverbacks or clip-ons, or if you prefer surgical steel to plated brass.

I ship USPS First Class Mail--it is usually just as fast as Priority Mail for domestic deliveries, and I almost always get it out the same day you order if it is before 2:00 PST, or early the next day if later. Average delivery time for domestic orders is about 3 business days for the Western half of the country, 3-4 to the East. There are also shipping upgrades available at checkout if you for sure need it faster than that.
International customers--Please read shipping policies before you order, and allow 4-8 weeks for delivery in case it gets held up in customs.

Mara Marlow

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About

2018 Challenge: Don't Buy Any More Beads!

After going through my stash recently, I came to the conclusion that I might have too many beads! Is that possible? In an effort to find out, I have decided to resolve not to buy any more beads in 2018. Instead, each week I will be randomly selecting one of the (count 'em) 75 shoeboxes of beads to make at least one project with--more if I'm inspired! (By the way, the 75 does NOT count findings, stampings, rhinestones, paints & glitter, chain, etc.)

I've always been obsessed with making stuff. When I was very young I'd send away my kindergarten friends who wanted to come and play because I had a project I wanted to work on. I made my first jewelry sale at recess in 6th grade, and went through several other creative phases (including sewing wedding dresses and costumes) before deciding that making jewelry is my very favorite! Now our little house is half covered in supplies and projects in varying degrees of completion (from idea dishes to two things that look cool together but what it's supposed to be still undetermined, to nearly done--lost count after 50+), and I still would rather stay at home and create than be "social."

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  • Mara Marlow

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Born in Minnesota, lived in Wisconsin, Lusaka for 2 years, now in Federal Way Washington where I've been making and selling jewelry since 2004. .

Local

Find ambientzebra at the following upcoming market!

  • Des Moines Waterfront Market
    City of Des Moines Marina
    22307 Dock Ave S
    DESMOINES, WA

    Jun 2–Sep 29

    Great market featuring local produce, arts and crafts, food and entertainment in the beautiful Des Moines Waterfront setting, with Puget Sound as the backdrop. Fun for everyone, kids and pets welcome!

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Last updated on Mar 17, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I'm happy to customize your pieces--for example adjust the length if you need it longer or shorter. I also love to make special orders--just let me know!

Gift wrapping and packaging

Your jewelry will arrive in a handmade-by-me felt pouch (the felt is 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles), and shipped in a box I have constructed from used cardboard.