Announcement Taking only custom orders at the moment, feel free to contact me! Custom orders for weddings and bridal parties are also always welcome :).
Taking only custom orders at the moment, feel free to contact me! Custom orders for weddings and bridal parties are also always welcome :).
Anonymous on Jul 27, 2012
LOVE!!! I LOVE my new earrings!!! nI wear them all the time. They are even more lovely in person than they are in the pictures. nThanks Mari!!!!
Anonymous on May 20, 2012
Well made, unique pieces! So dainty and lovely!
Anonymous on May 13, 2012
so lovely! would def. buy from this seller again.
HoneyandBead begins with 2 pairs of hardware pliers, a lasso of craft wire, and a trip to the local bead shop.
I am excited to showcase my work on etsy and hope you find something here to be excited about as well!
A little something about my pieces and techniques:
Earrings: The earrings are inspired by the metal work of Mexican artisans, particularly from the region of Veracruz, where I lived for six months in 2006. The intricacy of the metal work and the simplicity of their materials makes for beautiful jewelry and I hope that I am able to convey the same delicacy and elegance that I appreciated from their work.
Materials: I use nickel silver wire (an alloy of 60% copper, 20% nickel, and 20% zinc) and enameled copper wire (in black). I do all my own looping and beading. Because each piece is done by hand, there are small differences between each earring.
The hooks: The hooks are made of nickel silver and have a built in clasp (an extra hook that locks the earring into place so they don't fall out) and for those who prefer not to clasp them, I would recommend earring stops/savers on the back so they don’t slip out ☺. Please see below about switching the hooks/ear wires to sterling silver or gold filled wires.
Sterling silver ear wires cost an additional $3.50. Gold-filled ear wires cost an additional $4.00. Please be aware that both sterling silver and gold-filled ear wires will not match the black enameled copper wire earrings. Same goes for gold-filled wires on the earrings made out of nickel silver.
If you would like a custom order, ie switching the earring hooks to gold-filled wire or sterling silver or revisiting a similar style with different stones or beads, please message me (by clicking "contact") and we will work together to get the piece exactly to your likeness <3.
PLEASE be aware that the length is listed as the body of the earring and NOT from the ear wire. The ear wire length adds an ADDITIONAL 1/2 inches (or 1.5 cm) to the TOTAL length.
Accepted payment methods
for those without PP accounts, here is a helpful link that describes how to pay using a guest account without signing up for PayPal:
Please message me (by clicking "contact") if the item is needed sooner. I will work with you to expedite the process, depending on the order and my availability.
The buyer is responsible for any additional charges for any expedited shipping.
I ship to the etsy address.
Please message me (by clicking "contact") and we will talk specifics. That said, the buyer is responsible for all duties and taxes incurred. Please keep in mind that international deliveries are subject to customs inspection and unexpected delays.
I use first class shipping and delivery confirmation. According to the USPS website, first class shipping takes 2-3 business days for delivery.
Please allow for sufficient time with deliveries (2-5 business days).
Refunds and Exchanges
That said, if you are not happy with the item(s) please contact me within 3 days of receipt and I will give a full refund (excluding shipping) once I have received the item back from you.
Items must be received in near original packaging.
I do not accept returns or exchanges for custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do not photograph my earrings on live models. All jewelry comes from a smoke free home.
JEWELRY CARE: Though nickel silver is generally considered a hearty metal, to keep it looking its absolute best, earrings should be kept in a ziplock bag to prevent tarnishing. Please do not wear earrings while swimming or showering (in general try avoid getting them wet) to prevent tarnishing as well.