beadkeepers

Art Inspired by Nature--Created By Hand

Loxahatchee Groves, Florida

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Announcement    Every day is Earth Day at Beadkeepers. The art and jewelry you see here is inspired by nature and created to raise funds for wildlife conservation through the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, www.rarespecies.org. Life is too short for boring jewelry!

**I now accept direct payments through Etsy! This means youc an pay with a credit card without using PayPal. Thanks, and Happy Shopping!

For more about me, vist my blog, www.beadkeepers.blogspot.com to chat about life, nature, art, and all that inspires!

BY THE WAY--I do ship internationally on a case by case basis. Convo me if you are interested....

NOTE: All animal bone and insect designs are created with either found objects or captive raised "farmed" insects. No wild animals were harmed in the creation of my designs!

Announcement

Every day is Earth Day at Beadkeepers. The art and jewelry you see here is inspired by nature and created to raise funds for wildlife conservation through the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, www.rarespecies.org. Life is too short for boring jewelry!

**I now accept direct payments through Etsy! This means youc an pay with a credit card without using PayPal. Thanks, and Happy Shopping!

For more about me, vist my blog, www.beadkeepers.blogspot.com to chat about life, nature, art, and all that inspires!

BY THE WAY--I do ship internationally on a case by case basis. Convo me if you are interested....

NOTE: All animal bone and insect designs are created with either found objects or captive raised "farmed" insects. No wild animals were harmed in the creation of my designs!

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Life is too Short for Boring Jewelry...

My interest in art and wildlife has been in my DNA since I was born. I grew up in Northern Michigan and Southern Florida, surrounded by beautiful landscapes filled with wonderful wild things. I turned my curiosity for all things animal into action by dedicating my life to preserving wild spaces. My art reflects that.

Beadkeepers came to life about 8 years ago, working with my sister, Lynn McGovern, an amazing glass bead designer. I branched out on my own, discovering my own voice in creating unusual art jewelry incorporating natural and collected found objects, antiquities, botanicals, anything that caught my eye. I am a collector of the unusual, including bone, hide, photographs, you name it, and incorporate all of this and more in my work.

I like to tell stories, and my designs are often inspired by a a short story or poem I have written. My influences are the natural world, and my work reflects my passion for wildlife and saving what remains of nature.

You can find out more about the work I do in the "real world" at the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, www.rarespecies.org.

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  • Karen McGovern

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    I am a conservation biologist and jewelry designer. I create art and jewelry to raise funds and awareness for the wildlife conservation programs of the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, www.rarespecies.org.

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Last updated on April 1, 2011
Welcome to my shop! The jewelry I create is inspired by nature--the ultimate muse. I am a conservation biologist and am lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the worlds rarest plants and animals. My designs reflect my deep respect for the natural world, and I donate most of my sales proceeds to the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation (www.rarespecies.org).

I am also influenced by folklore and mythology, and many of my designs come with original short stories written by me.

Art and nature are one and the same to me--you cannot have one without the other. The designs you will find here are unlike any other and are usually singular pieces--one-of-a-kind or limited series. Thanks so much for visiting my shop, where every purchase helps support wildlife conservaton around the globe.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I will do my very best to insure your complete satisfaction. I take great care to photograph and list each item as accurately as possible. Refunds and exchanges are on a case by case basis.
Payment
I prefer payment through PayPal--it's fast, easy and secure.
Shipping
Within the United States I ship UPSP Priority, which usually arrives within 2-3 days. I ship internationally on a case by case basis and calculate shipping according to each order.

I use recycled packaging whenever possible, but rest assured, no matter how beat-up the outside packaging appears, I try to package each individual item as carefully as I can.
Additional policies and FAQs
I try to keep my online prices as low as possible. I can also create designs to specifically fit any budget--just contact me with your requests and we'll go from there!