DancingGlassBeadwork

Hand Crafted Original Designs in Macrame Beadwork

San Antonio, Texas
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Announcement    Welcome! All these items were designed by me and created by my hands, one bead at a time, one knot at a time.
My macrame jewelry is lightweight, colorful and durable. Check out my 'fairy hair' clips that are fun festival wear!
Shipping is flat rate $3.95, (had to raise them a bit due to postal increase) and over $35 ships free! I usually ship the same or the next business day.

Please peruse my sold items for more styles and color schemes, and shoot me a message if you fall in love, I can usually reproduce them pretty closely. Thank you!

Please convo me with any questions about items I may have in stock that aren’t listed. I check my shop every day, and I don't bite! (usually)

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Last updated on Jan 4, 2023

Welcome! All these items were designed by me and created by my hands, one bead at a time, one knot at a time.
My macrame jewelry is lightweight, colorful and durable. Check out my 'fairy hair' clips that are fun festival wear!
Shipping is flat rate $3.95, (had to raise them a bit due to postal increase) and over $35 ships free! I usually ship the same or the next business day.

Please peruse my sold items for more styles and color schemes, and shoot me a message if you fall in love, I can usually reproduce them pretty closely. Thank you!

Please convo me with any questions about items I may have in stock that aren’t listed. I check my shop every day, and I don't bite! (usually)

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About DancingGlassBeadwork

Sales 1,164
On Etsy since 2006

And the bead goes on.....

I began beading about 30 years ago when I needed a source of income that I could make at home raising 2 adorable kids while my bf played music at night- I eventually branched into macrame (thanks to Lauri W), which started me on a new creative journey that hasn't ended yet!

I started by selling my craft on a blanket on the ground and grew into doing shows and festivals. It was a challenging and fun road with plenty of ups and downs.

I design, create and guarantee everything I sell- a claim not many can make these days.

My craft has supported me full time for decades now - traveling and selling at art, music and renaissance festivals in the eastern and southern U.S., always moving to make our living where we can. We’re so looking forward to getting out and doing shows again this summer!

I started the Etsy store several years ago as an answer to customers asking: "Do you have a website?" "You should have a website." "Why don't you have a website?".
Etsy made it easy to offer my wares to a wider audience than I can reach at shows. I prefer selling in person and seeing the happy looks on my customers' faces- but selling on Etsy is the next best thing!
I've also gotten my other half to open a shop to help us through- check out his beautiful photography of his travels at:
www.enchantedworldphotos.etsy.com

I feel very blessed to be able to make my living doing something I love and bringing some beauty into my corner of the world and making people happy- it sounds sappy, but I really can't ask for much more than that...

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  • Patty

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a full time artist and craftsman- and in my spare time I love to learn- about birds, gardening, snakes, drawing, using my computer, self sufficiency, cooking, health and diet- never seems to be enough time and there’s so much to learn…

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Hi- this is where I tell you the dirty details about shipping, refunds, etc.
I hand make every thing in my shop myself. This allows me to control quality and be able to offer you my guarantee:
I repair my own work if it ever breaks, for any reason, for as long as you own it, as long as it is from normal wear.
If it breaks from accidental abuse (cats, cars, lol), I'll do my best and charge what is fair. I will restring quills once if you break it, for shipping costs. You must pay to return the broken item to me. I will adjust length of necklaces and other adjustments for shipping costs, or a fair price if it is for extensive change.
If you lose an earring, I will do my best to reproduce it and charge you half the current price for that style and shipping.
I take great pride in the quality of my work, and will stand behind it- it should never break under normal usage.

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Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

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Last updated on Dec 7, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

My jewelry can be gently washed with a toothbrush and mild detergent- laundry or dish soap is fine- don't scrub, as many beads have a coating that could be rubbed off eventually. The toothbrush should reach any dirt or tarnish embedded in the beadwork. Rinse and hang up in a screen of a window to dry! You won’t break the thread- just flatten or straighten as needed.

Can you switch to clip on earrings?

Yes! Just let me know and I can switch the wires to clip ons. I'm afraid I can't switch to lever back earrings due to the size of the loops on commercial leverbacks.

How strong are the quills?

Quills are natural “hair” from an African porcupine. They are fibrous inside and have a little flexibility to them, so that you can tell when you are pushing it too hard- unlike wood, which will snap with no warning. I’ve never had a problem with them breaking, but I don’t expect it to take the same abuse a metal hairstick does. They may absorb moisture from wet hair and should be allowed to dry out before putting pressure on them. The quill will feel a little soft and it will be obvious it has absorbed water. When dry, it will harden up again. If you are torturous on sticks, this may not be for you, but normal usage will have no issues!

What are your ear wires made of?

Unless otherwise specified, my ear wires are made of sturdy 20 gauge sterling silver or gold filled wire, with added beads to match the earrings, and always come with rubber backings. I use plated stainless steel earring wires for inexpensive pairs- I can switch them to silver or gf for $2. I add my own beads to the wires to match the earring. They are also a bit shorter than most commercial ear wires, which brings the earrings closer to your ears. If you look around, you'll see few people offer precious metal wires, which have a richness not found with plated wires.
I can switch them out for clip ons-free, or titanium ($2) wires if desired. Just ask!

Wholesale availability

I can't physically make enough to do many wholesale orders, and my prices are set low, with no middle man- but I can sell a grouping of pieces at a 30 % discount, minimum $300 retail total. Contact me, I will pull from current stock, not my etsy shop inventory.

Do you ship out of the US?

No, I used to, but had several problems with arrival, customs, and communication- so I decided to focus only on the US, where tracking is easily used to keep tabs on my small packages.

Where else do you sell so I can see your work in person?

I’m 2023, I plan to do a guest spot at Scarborough Faire near Dallas Texas in the spring, Allentown Arts Festival in Buffalo, NY, Blissfest in MI, and the Maryland Renaissance Festival in the fall.