Handmade Artisanal Earrings

New Haven, Connecticut · 31 Sales


Handmade Artisanal Earrings

New Haven, Connecticut 31 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Anonymous on Jul 27, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

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 13, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

earrings are even better in real life. love love them!

Anonymous on May 13, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

perfect for everyday wear and super pretty. seller was so easy to work with.

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Starting Simple

HoneyandBead begins with 2 pairs of hardware pliers, a lasso of craft wire, and a trip to the local bead shop.

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Last updated on May 8, 2012
Welcome to Honey and Bead,

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.

Greeting Cards:
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Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with PayPal
I accept payment through PayPal,

for those without PP accounts, here is a helpful link that describes how to pay using a guest account without signing up for PayPal:
Most orders are shipped within 24 hours of payment being received. Because each piece is personally handled, however, please allow up to 2 business days of payment being received.
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.

International Sales:
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.

Domestic Sales:
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
I want you to love your purchase! Though it is not necessary, I would love to know why you are not happy with your purchase so that I can be sure to meet your needs in the future.

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
All jewelry orders will be well packed and sent in bags ready for gift-giving.

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.