RAMJewelryDesigns

RAM Jewelry Designs - Handcrafted, Beaded Jewelry

Washington, D.C., United States

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Announcement    Welcome to RAM Jewelry Designs -- Rabihah A. Mateen's Etsy shop of Handcrafted, Beaded Jewelry Featuring Organic and Natural Materials. All items handmade by me.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ramjewels
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Twitter: http://twitter.com/ramjewels

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Announcement

Last updated on Dec 29, 2021

Welcome to RAM Jewelry Designs -- Rabihah A. Mateen's Etsy shop of Handcrafted, Beaded Jewelry Featuring Organic and Natural Materials. All items handmade by me.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ramjewels
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ramjewels/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ramjewels

Enjoy your visit and thanks for Stopping By.....
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Rabihah Mateen

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About RAMJewelryDesigns

Sales 19
On Etsy since 2008

From African Development to developing a Craft Business

Had you asked me 10 years ago if I would be designing jewelry today, I would have said it was the farthest thing from my mind. But that was before a stressful job propelled me to take a beading class to do something with my hands other than the writing that eluded me and wringing of necks that, well, just wasn’t kosher. Upon hindsight, however, jewelry design is a natural extension of my background of working with beading cooperatives in Africa and my love of taking disparate materials and textures and melding them into something that resounds together.

I have a passion for working with recycled glass beads, recycled vinyl, and metals from West Africa which use techniques passed down from generations and which provide economic opportunities for these communities. My style is ethnocentric as well as an eclectic mix of design and methods that anyone would feel comfortable in. Techniques include knotting of large-hole beads onto waxed linen, stringing, and netting.
Rather than having a strict notion of how to begin each project, the beads, themselves, inspire me; I let them speak to me. Their shape, color, and material dictate what I do with them and what I am led to envision. I find that the various textures of beads that I’ve collected from all over the world ─ each with its unique history—has a story to be told. I am just the conduit.

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  • R.A. Mateen of RAM Jewelry Designs

    Owner

    Jewelry design is a natural extension of my background of working with beading cooperatives in Africa and my love of taking disparate materials and textures and melding them into something that resounds together.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 18, 2022
Welcome to RAM Jewelry Designs on Etsy where you'll find an assortment of beaded jewelry and accessories featuring recycled glass, ceramics, gemstones, and precious metals from my travels throughout the world. Each handcrafted piece has its own individual character and all items are handmade by me (I'm the RAM --well, my initials are -- in RAM Jewelry Designs)

I invite you to browse my full line of handcrafted jewelry and accessories. Whether you're looking for a classic piece to wear everyday or that special "something" for a special occasion, my blend of elegant and organic design will help you find your distinctive signature style.

All pieces are one-of-a-kind unless labeled as "limited edition" or "limited quantities.

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Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

I accept credit and debit cards directly through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account to pay for your order, but if you have a Paypal account, checkout is a breeze.

Shipping

>>Standard Delivery
>>>>Continental U.S. and Canada
Packages are sent Monday-Saturday via United States Postal Service Priority Shipping with Delivery Confirmation and a tracking number. Priority mail usually arrives within two (2) business days from the day of shipping (provided your order is placed before 3 p.m. Eastern time, excluding holidays).

Please convo me should you require Express shipping at an extra charge.

>>>>International Orders
Orders outside the U.S. and Canada will be shipped First-Class Package International Service. Should you require a different service, please convo me or phone me at 202-536-4983 or e-mail me at info [!at] ramjewels.com for pricing and details.

>>Taxes
I am required by law to charge 6.00% sales tax on orders within the District of Columbia.

Additional policies and FAQs

Convo me for custom, wholesale and consignment orders.