The Artistic Expressions of Sheena Stegent

Houston Heights, Texas · 15 Sales


The Artistic Expressions of Sheena Stegent

Houston Heights, Texas 15 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Find hand rolled paper beads, free-formed fimo clay beads, unique jewelry, vibrant acrylic paintings.....there's no telling what I'll be creating next! Thanks for stopping by!


Find hand rolled paper beads, free-formed fimo clay beads, unique jewelry, vibrant acrylic paintings.....there's no telling what I'll be creating next! Thanks for stopping by!

Sheena Stegent

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Anonymous on Mar 6, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice beads: well made with nice body and shine to them. Sheena is very sweet and her CS is great! I will be back!

Anonymous on Feb 27, 2013

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The Artistic Expressions of Sheena Stegent

Inspiration moves in waves through me....or rushes in spontaneously, without warning; it is that thing that captures me and moves my hands for me.
I don't care if I'm an artist, I just want to paint! I want to move paint with my fingers, my hands, my feet....become the paint and let the paint become me. You will find in my paintings, a rare use of brushes or knives.
Working with my hands is very important for me and this is evident in all of my work. My beads are made by hand, in spite of the fact that devices are available to allow for faster production. I enjoy the creative freedom of hands-on work, the inconsistencies, the unique character each one gets. Clay pieces are always sculpted into form with my fingers, I never use cutters or molds. Paper beads are cut with scissors and I use Elmer's glue to fasten them into shape, but I don't even use a needle or anything to roll them around, I just start rolling paper with my fingers until it goes...
What you get from my jewelry work is a truly unique piece of wearable art, that is literally made by hand. And whether you find an acrylic painting or a keychain to make your own, you can know that someone really put themselves into it, heart and soul. What you take is a part of me, a piece of the story.

Speaking of "stories", I guess typically people like to share theirs in these "about" sections. What?Where?When?How? But there's so much to tell, and I never know where to start.....what would you like to know? Honestly, if you are really interested in the true story of me....follow my work. It tells it better than I do.
Besides, the best part of the story has yet to unfold.....

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Last updated on September 21, 2013
Welcome to Moon Radiance, the artistic expressions of Sheena Stegent. Thank you for taking the time to explore my shop!

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Payments must be received within a reasonable timeframe. Preferably 2-3 business days. I accept paypal, credit cards and money orders.
Tax is included in the price of each item.
I attempt to calculate my shipping and packaging costs as close to actual cost as possible. All items will be shipped in 1-2 business days unless otherwise specified. I do offer shipping discounts for combined orders. If you have any questions, please contact me prior to ordering. All shipments will be tracked with delivery confirmation. If you wish to add insurance or signature confirmation at your own expense, please notify me prior to purchase so that I can adjust the shipping charge. I am not responsible for damages that occur during shipping - however, please know that I do take every precaution to package items securely to insure their safe arrival, well accommodated for the normal shipping process.
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I want you to be happy! If you are not satisfied for any reason, please let me know, and I will gladly work with you to resolve it. Please notify me within 1 week of receiving the item if you are not satisfied with to receive a refund or exchange. I am not responsible for damages that occur during shipping, however, I do take every precaution to confidently ship items securely and well padded to accommodate normal shipping procedures.
Additional policies and FAQs

1. How do you make beads from paper?
I select pages from old magazines, then cut them into various size strips, depending on the desired effect. Then I take each strip and begin rolling it with glue into a secure, tight fit. The beads are then clear coated for added durability.

2. Do you use a rolling machine?
Nope, I do it the old fashioned way....scissors, glue and my fingers.

3. Does it take a long time?
It is a little tedious and time consuming, yes.

4. Are they flimsy?
No, they are amazingly strong considering they are paper. The first thing most people do is try to squeeze them and study them closely - and then they say "WOW!"

5. Do they ever unravel?
On a RARE occasion. Not enough to discredit the concept.

6.What if the paper beads get wet?
Minimal exposure to moisture will usually not be a problem. I recommend that you avoid submerging them in water and always remove any paper beaded jewelry before bathing, swimming, or other long-term exposure to water. With proper care, a paper bead necklace can last for decades.

7. Do you use a clear lacquer or other finish?
For the paper beads, yes. This makes them amazingly strong and durable. I vary from matte to a high gloss depending on the desired effect. For the fimo beads, I generally prefer the natural matte finish of the clay, although sometimes I do clear coat them.

8. How do you make the Fimo Clay beads?
Again, with only my hands. I prefer the inconsistent look of a bead made by hand, even with fingerprints engraved into the tedious detail. Therefore, I do not use any molds or cane sticks. Even the large centerpieces shaped into hearts and other designs are shaped by hand and sometimes with a sculpting tool (i.e. any object within my reach that will do the job: safety pins, butter knifes, screw drivers...I've used a variety of objects for this task over the years). I use a large needle when poking the holes and they are baked in a conventional oven at the suggested temperature for the time specified on the package.

9. Are Fimo beads crumbly - do they break easily?
No, not at all. Although, I have learned after working with it for over 15 years that it can be, but only with the wrong conditions....for example baking it at the wrong temperature, or for the wrong amount of time. Also old dry clay can be tricky, and must be "rejuvenated" properly for it to work right.

10. Do you do custom orders?
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