BeehiveHandmadeLLC

Modern housewares. Vintage charm.

Rhode Island, United States · 3702 Sales

BeehiveHandmadeLLC

Modern housewares. Vintage charm.

Rhode Island, United States 3702 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(1551)

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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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Announcement
Last updated on Sep 28, 2016

Today is National Coffee Day! Save 20% on all of our coffee scoops!

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.

Follow us
instagram.com/beehivehandmade
pinterest.com/beehivehandmade
facebook.com/beehivehandmade

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

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5 out of 5 stars
(1551)
Franziska

Franziska on Sep 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love this coffee scoop. Thank you so much!

Sandy

Sandy on Sep 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Rec'd quickky! Packed well! Beautifully made! Love it, it's adorable!

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We're celebrating National Coffee Day! Save 20% off all our coffee scoops.

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Celebrate National Honey Month! Save 20% off all of our bee motif ceramics through the end of September.

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US$32.00
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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

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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.