njema

beadwoven jewelry and more

Albuquerque, New Mexico · 52 Sales

njema

beadwoven jewelry and more

Albuquerque, New Mexico 52 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Ginny

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Note from shop owner Hi folks! With two little people underfoot and a day job, I just don't have the time to keep up with my shop right now. So I've gone on vacation mode for the time being! Feel free to send me a chat if there was a piece in my shop that you were interested in.

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Last updated on Jan 9, 2017

Hi folks! With two little people underfoot and a day job, I just don't have the time to keep up with my shop right now. So I've gone on vacation mode for the time being! Feel free to send me a chat if there was a piece in my shop that you were interested in.

Ginny

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Katmarie

Katmarie on Dec 12, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I am delighted with this bracelet! Ginny was wonderful to work with on my custom order. She was very open to my specifications and sent lots of pictures to help me decide on bead styles and colors. Once completed the bracelet was shipped quickly and very well packaged. I will treasure this!

Anonymous on Apr 8, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely. Thank you

Anonymous on Apr 8, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

The pictures came out great. Thank you.

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About

Inspiration Everywhere

I began beadweaving in January 2008 while taking a year to decompress between grad schools, and I've been pretty well hooked ever since! The whole process is exciting, the first sketches or ideas in my brain to beginning to bead, seeing the piece change itself, and getting new ideas for another project.

My background is quite varied - when I was 3 months out from turning 2, my family up and moved to Kenya where I primarily lived until I was 18. I journeyed to the US for my college education, loving every minute of my Geology degree and the elective art classes I was able to take. Grad school part 1 brought me to New Mexico, where I was immediately smitten with the landscape and the weather - sometimes reminiscent of my home in Kenya. I also met and married my husband during that time. Grad school part 2 took us to Indiana where we braved the flat lands and cold, gray winters for two years. Using lots of color in my work helped! We spent 6 months in Sudan working on a water project to fulfill my Master's in Environmental Science degree, and then moved back to New Mexico. I'm currently working as a Hydrogeologist, and bead in my spare time, whatever little that happens to be.

All of my work is original; I've never been good at following patterns. My sources of inspiration are wide. I have made bracelets based on hotel carpet ("Offset Squares"), in the style of traditional East African cloth (Kangas no. 1, 2, and 3), and after geologic thin sections (Thin Section no. 1). My necklaces have been inspired by the state of New Mexico ("Enchantment"), color schemes ("Tangerine and Sea Foam"), or using techniques I stumbled across while trying to other stuff altogether ("Tropical Breeze").

Take a look around, and I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it!

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    Artist, Geologist, Adventurer.. There's nothing I don't want to make, and nowhere I don't want to go.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 25, 2014
'njema' is a Swahili word meaning good (in character/quality) or beautiful (in appearance). That is my goal for all of my work. I enjoy creating, and would like to share my creations with other folks. Please take a look around and see what you like! Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, I would be happy to talk to you about my work. If you are interested in custom work, please contact me and I'll see what we can work out. I would love to make something special just for you.

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Payment
I accept payment by credit card and PayPal, and personal checks. If you plan to pay with a personal check, please let me know as soon as you order an item. Please pay via PayPal or mail your personal check within one week of your order.

You may cancel your order at any point before you have paid.
Shipping
I ship via USPS first class mail. Let me know if you need an upgrade, insurance, or confirmation.

I ship within 3 business days of receiving payment, and will ship next day whenever possible. If I am unable to ship within the 3 business day window, I will let you know immediately and shipping will be free.

My shipping costs are an estimate - if the actual shipping cost is less than what I have charged by at least $1.00, I will issue a refund in the amount of the difference. If the actual shipping costs more than what I have charged, the excess in on me.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is product damage during shipping, you may return it within 30 days for either a full refund (including shipping) or an exchange (whichever you prefer!).

Please contact me if you want to return the item for reasons other than product damage, and I will work with you on a case by case basis. Thanks!
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me if you have any questions about my policies. I will happily work with you if you have any complaints. Feel free to contact me about custom orders!