Modern housewares. Vintage charm.

Bristol, Rhode Island · 4164 Sales


Modern housewares. Vintage charm.

Bristol, Rhode Island 4164 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

BeehiveHandmadeLLC is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Beehive Handmade is closed for summer vacation!
We will re-open on Thursday, July 6th, 2017.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 23, 2017

Beehive Handmade is closed for summer vacation!
We will re-open on Thursday, July 6th, 2017.


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Charissa Merrill-Maguire

Charissa Merrill-Maguire on Jun 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

codingalex on Jun 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely daisy hook. Regards from Germany!


codingalex on Jun 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Can't wait to invite my friends to a cheese party!

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It's officially rosé season and our Laurel Utensil Holder doubles as a wine cooler!

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Laurel Utensil Holder
Laurel Utensil Holder
Rabbit! Rabbit! Happy June first to all.
We just finished up a batch of these super adorable tooth fairy boxes. That little bow tie!!
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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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Shop members

  • 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.

Production partners

  • Metal Caster

    MA, 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.

  • Ceramic Factory


    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.

  • Silver Lost Wax Caster

    RI, United States

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

Shop policies

Last updated on December 6, 2015

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
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.
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.