jewelrytaylormade

Bead Embroidery and Beadweaving Jewelry

Overland Park, Kansas · 26 Sales

jewelrytaylormade

Bead Embroidery and Beadweaving Jewelry

Overland Park, Kansas 26 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(19)

Announcement   Handmade bead embroidery and bead weaving jewelry are my passions! I feel blessed to offer these unique, little pieces of wearable art to you! I accept commission work should you have an idea you'd like to see come to life. Please sit back and relax while viewing the one-of-a-kind treasure's......your heirlooms of tomorrow. Each hand-stitched one bead at a time. A tremendous value when you consider a month in the making.
We accept ~~LAYAWAY~~DIRECT PAY~~& GIFT CARDS! (See details in policies) And PayPal now offers "BILL ME LATER" for repayment up to 6 months!
Any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact me.
Follow me at: www.facebook.com/jewelrytaylormade (biz page) or catherine.j.taylor1 (personal page)
Enjoy and thank you for shopping Etsy!
Catherine Taylor

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 20, 2017

Handmade bead embroidery and bead weaving jewelry are my passions! I feel blessed to offer these unique, little pieces of wearable art to you! I accept commission work should you have an idea you'd like to see come to life. Please sit back and relax while viewing the one-of-a-kind treasure's......your heirlooms of tomorrow. Each hand-stitched one bead at a time. A tremendous value when you consider a month in the making.
We accept ~~LAYAWAY~~DIRECT PAY~~& GIFT CARDS! (See details in policies) And PayPal now offers "BILL ME LATER" for repayment up to 6 months!
Any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact me.
Follow me at: www.facebook.com/jewelrytaylormade (biz page) or catherine.j.taylor1 (personal page)
Enjoy and thank you for shopping Etsy!
Catherine Taylor

Catherine J. Taylor

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Catherine J. Taylor

Box Clasp Filigree Silver-tone Square Czech
$5.50
Clasp Goldtone Filigree 3-Strand Czech
$6.50
Beaded Crazy Lace Agate Necklace 17"
$99.00
Beadwoven Chandelier Earrings
$35.00
Black & White and Red All-Over Bracelet
$35.00
Black & White and Red All-Over Necklace
$65.00
Bead Woven Flower Chandelier Earrings
$39.00
Silver Fish Eye Lentil Ankle Bracelet
$45.00
Hand Made Card Rubber Stamp
$5.60
Art Journal Shabby Chic Rubberstamp
$8.80
Dice Doll Rubberstamp
$10.00
Bottle Cap Doll Rubberstamp
$10.00
Princess Doll Rubberstamp
$10.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(19)
ksabq

ksabq on Jan 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

What a beautiful, beaded butterfly! I love the addition of tiny blue beads. Like all of Catherine's works of art, this one, too, is intricate, beaded perfection. Just ever so wonderful!

ksabq

ksabq on Dec 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A fantastic feast for the eyes! Everywhere I look there is something delightful. It is so beautiful and perfectly made, and I will enjoy wearing it so much. Thanks Catherine for another wonderful piece of wearable art!!

ksabq

ksabq on Nov 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect, magnificent, splendid, astounding, gorgeous artwork! Catherine, your talent continues to amaze and delight me. I cannot thank you enough for this very special piece.

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About

Artist Spotlight

While in college, Catherine Taylor majored in interior design and for many years worked in furniture stores, as a wholesale furniture manufacturer's sales representative for The Lane Company, and freelance interior designer. She then became a licensed life & health insurance agent and worked for major insurance companies in group employee benefits sales & service.

Her bead work journey started out due to a family tragedy. In 2005, her husband had a misdiagnosed blood clot. This subsequently resulted in an amputation which led to many other complications. His recovery was extremely long, and they were fortunate that she was able to care for him 24/7. That same year, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and connective tissue disease. Her world as she once knew it was shattered; all she had known up to that point was a corporate world. She recalls how your world can virtually change overnight.

Several months after her husband's amputation, she started to teach herself to bead. She started with simple stringing which eventually grew as she gained new skills and new desires to expand her creativity. This led her to eventually try bead embroidery and bead weaving. She could find solace in her bead work as it became her passion. Through this learning process she found herself on a new journey and career.

Many of her inspirations come from the ocean since they have lived on the sea for six months out of the year on their own yacht they named the "Chip's Ahoy" after their son Chip. Many times her designs include dolphins, mermaids, seashells, starfish, and many other themes from the sea. Other inspirations come from her large jewelry library of bead magazines and books from other bead artists. She has won awards and has been published. She also creates with crochet, paint, and sewing when time allows. You may locate her handmade bead embroidery shop with Etsy at
http://www.jewelrytaylormade.etsy.com and her vintage shop is http://www.inspirituvintage.etsy.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/catherine.j.taylor1
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/#jewelstaylormade

Catherine doesn't have one particular style but wants her pieces to enhance and make the wearer feel beautiful. Her styles tend to lean towards the romantic or Victorian preferring a more elegant theme in her work. Some designs are thought out beforehand, but she says most just evolve spontaneously. Since joining Etsy Bead Embroidery Guild the Bead Fest challenges have stretched her creativity with their first challenge in ways she herself wouldn't have and that they have had a positive effect on her beadwork vision and journey.

Her pieces usually start with a gemstone focal piece that sets the stage for her design. She says she tries to portray a story in each piece. She loves to work with unusual beads, crystals, or pearls and likes to use Miyuki and/or Toho seed beads.

Her beadwork has been a process about growing and learning that is always continuous and evolving. She wouldn't have it any other way. She has taught bead embroidery (and crochet/sewing) and hopes to be influential for others to expand their artistic talents in the bead world. She feels if just one person can feel the way she does about beadwork then it has all been worthwhile for her.

Catherine resides in Overland Park, Kansas with her spouse, John, and their frisky Bernese Mountain dog, Lulu. Besides designing jewelry, Catherine and her spouse are involved in community and culture events along with traveling. Her son, Brad, resides in Lenexa; specializes in tatoo artistry and custom automobile parts. Catherine enjoys playing with her seven granddaughter's, visiting with family/friends, jewelry design, crocheting, music, teaching, and beachcombing for sea glass, seashells, and agates.

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Shop policies

Last updated on January 6, 2013
Thanks for stopping by...I'm SO happy you're here! Should you have any questions, please let me know.
Hello! MY NAME is Catherine Taylor. My specialty and creative passion is hand-sewn bead weaving and bead embroidery one-of-a-kind, uniq jewelry and accessories. My creations take weeks or months to finish as entirely hand-sewn. I enjoy making all kinds of jewelry. When time allows, I enjoy creating crocheted washcloths, potholders, baby dresses, and lace crochet. I also enjoy sewing aprons, potholders, handbags, and cloth dolls. I strive to bring you beautiful, top quality handmade creations made by me, an American, in the USA.
ONE-OF-A-KIND: My pieces are one-of-a-kind and each one is unique in design. I make new pieces periodically so check back to see new designs.
One of my bead embroidered cuff bracelets received "2010 Honorable Mention" in the Creative Home Arts Club magazine in their Needle Arts competition. I also had 2 pieces that were Finalist in the 2010 Fire Mountain Gems & Beads Seedbead competition.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
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  • Pay with PayPal
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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We now accept DIRECT PAY, LAYAWAY, GIFT CERTIFICATES, and PayPal for major credit cards.

~~DIRECT PAY~~ is the easiest but here's the PayPal procedure if you prefer:
If you have a valid credit card, debit card, or checking account you can use PayPal, even if you don't have an account. It's easy. To do so: 1) Complete your Etsy check-out by clicking "Commit to Buy" button. 2) Click the large green "Pay Now" button on your Etsy invoice. 3) Click the "Continue" link next to "Don't have a PayPal Account"? (Left-hand side of the PayPal payment screen). 4) Enter your credit or debit card or bank account information and proceed to the check-out. 5) Print your receipt. Hope this helps! If you get stuck, you can either call PayPal or contact me for assistance.

~~LAY AWAY~~ Available to pieces priced at $100.00 or higher
Layaway purchases will require a 25% down payment, layaway is for 8 weeks only (unless other arrangements have been made), with a payment due every two weeks. Once the down payment is made, every two weeks another payment will be due, for a total of 4 payments. If you do not make your payments, after the 8 weeks has past, you have the choice to pay the balance in full, if no further payments are made you will forfeit your 25% deposit. No purchases will be sent until all payments have been received and shipping fees have been included.
Shipping
Normally orders ship United States Postal Service or FedEx in the USA within 2-5 business days (Mon-Fri) after payment has cleared my bank account.
Shipping charges are higher for other countries. For international shipments, I personally go to the post office to get actual shipping charges. For an international order, please contact me first of your desired purchases so I can enter actual shipping charges before your purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
PLEASE NOTE:
Convo me and I'll be happy to answer questions PRIOR to purchasing. Items are described and photographed with great care and detail to the best of our ability. Your satisfaction is important to us!! Should you have severe issues with your order, please contact me immediately so we're able to resolve. Under special circumstances, I will consider exchange and/or shop credit from my shop. Please make sure you leave me clear and concise contact information. If you don't hear back from me, please email or call again including your contact information as most likely your original message was garbled. Please notify me immediately should your item arrive damaged or you didn't receive your order in a timely manner. Please note that international customs will cause a delay in delivery of your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Commissioned orders are welcome! I'd be thrilled to design something special just for you or a loved one. I'm able to design bead embroidery jewelry, handbags, pillows, belly dancing OR ballroom costumes, special occasions, and red carpet events. Commission beadwork is 50% down upon order, balance due prior to shipping, and is non-cancellable once materials are ordered.