BeehiveHandmadeLLC

Beehive Handmade

Rhode Island, United States · 3626 Sales

BeehiveHandmadeLLC

Beehive Handmade

Rhode Island, United States 3626 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(1532)

Announcement   Since 1999 we've been crafting metal kitchenware by hand using traditional metalsmithing techniques, antique tools, and hand cast parts. Durable, distinct, and stylish, each piece is designed to be a treasured object and handed down for generations.

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Thank you for supporting handmade goods and the artisans who create them!

Announcement
Last updated on May 2, 2016

Since 1999 we've been crafting metal kitchenware by hand using traditional metalsmithing techniques, antique tools, and hand cast parts. Durable, distinct, and stylish, each piece is designed to be a treasured object and handed down for generations.

If you'd like to hear about our latest news, and better yet, receive DISCOUNTS and COUPON CODES, sign up for our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/pSUb
You can also find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/beehivehandmade and Instagram @beehivehandmade

Thank you for supporting handmade goods and the artisans who create them!

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1532)
Sarah Puffer Swiedom

Sarah Puffer Swiedom on May 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely and perfect and packaged beautifully. Thank you!!

alkasmelsah

alkasmelsah on May 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous handcrafted spoons. They arrived super quickly (this was a very last minute Mother's Day purchase) and she LOVES them. I think these will be used often and cherished for years to come. Thanks Beehive Handmade for an awesome product and quick shipping. You helped make Mother's Day special.

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Updates

Dueling OptiVisors in the studio today. Sandi and Alison are a jewelry making, tag team duo!

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whale necklace - sterling silver
US$68.00
Making everything spotless prior to final assembly. Working as a dishwasher through art school really paid off!

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heart pancake spatula
US$55.00
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!

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blossom measuring spoons - hand cast pewter
US$52.00
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About

21st Century Metalsmiths

Beehive Handmade began in a tiny studio in the pantry of Jim Dowd’s and Sandra Bonazoli’s house in 1999. Jim had been making large sculptures, as well as fabricating architectural metalwork for customers like Bill Gates. Meanwhile, Sandra was showing one-of-a kind jewelry in galleries. Eventually they became more interested in making objects for people to enjoy in their daily lives at home, instead of work to appreciate in galleries.

They were inspired by the kitchenware they found in old homes and flea markets, and asked “Why are the useful objects made today so plain, when they could be decorative too?” So they made their own kitchenware that was as beautiful as it was functional.

Now Beehive Handmade occupies a 2000 square foot factory space and produces thousands of objects every year. Each product starts as a hand fabricated original model, made out of brass, in the traditional way. Then the model is molded and cast in pewter at a local factory in Massachusetts.

Jim and Sandra are inspired by the folk art of many cultures, flora and fauna, beautiful cakes, and quirky old tools they find at flea markets.

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  • Sandra & Jim

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Sandra and Jim both hold Masters of Fine Art degrees in Metalsmithing. They live in a little Rhode Island town in a little Rhode Island cottage that they have spent way too much time and money fixing up.

  • Alison Bruun

    Assistant, Elf

    Alison has been metalsmithing for twenty years. In addition to making jewelry she teaches metalsmithing to adults, teens, and children through various regional museums and arts organizations. She sells on Etsy as alisonbrunnstudio.

Manufacturers
  • Metal Caster

    Massachusetts, United States

    We have worked with this family-owned metal casting business for many years to produce our lead free pewter products. They specialize in manufacturing fine metal giftware.

  • Silver Lost Wax Caster

    Rhode Island, United States

    We work with this family-owned lost wax jewelry caster to produce the cast sterling silver parts for our handmade jewelry line.

  • Ceramic Factory

    Peru

    This family-owned, fair-trade certified ceramics factory came recommended to us through Aid-to-Artisans, a non-profit working with traditional artisans in third word countries to promote traditional craft and improve local economies.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 6, 2015

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
We accept Paypal, credit cards (via Paypal), personal checks, and money orders. Please note that we will not ship your order until your payment is received.

Sales tax (7%) will be automatically added to items shipping to Rhode Island.
Shipping
We ship all domestic orders with USPS Priority Mail and all international orders with USPS First Class. We generally ship within 1-2 business days of receiving your order. To prevent delays, please be sure to enter the correct shipping address in Etsy and Paypal when you check out.

*A few notes on international orders*
-- As the buyer, you are responsible for any customs fees or duties that your country may impose in imported items.
-- We ship international orders with USPS First Class in order to keep your shipping cost low. However, please note that First Class is NOT trackable and can take 10-14 business days to arrive, depending on your location and your local post office. If you need your item urgently or would like to be able to track it, please contact us so we can give you a quote for Priority shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unsatisfied in any way with your purchase, please let us know so we may remedy the situation and/or issue a refund.