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Handmade Metal-free Egyptian Jewelry & Tribal Beadwork

Nanaimo, Canada · 566 Sales

sagescupboard

Handmade Metal-free Egyptian Jewelry & Tribal Beadwork

Nanaimo, Canada 566 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(180)

Announcement   Welcome to The Sage's Cupboard - earth-friendly, non-metal, jewelry tutorials.

I use a variety of beadweaving techniques to create one of a kind necklaces, bracelets and even rings. I have created in-depth tutorials for some of my favorite projects here. I hope that they inspire you to try new techniques and expand your beading repertoire!

To learn more, visit me on my jewelry blog: InspirationalBeading.blogspot.com
Or Twitter: twitter.com/mortira

For more information about using beading tutorials please visit the "Policies" section.

Thank you for visiting, and happy beading!

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 1, 2016

Welcome to The Sage's Cupboard - earth-friendly, non-metal, jewelry tutorials.

I use a variety of beadweaving techniques to create one of a kind necklaces, bracelets and even rings. I have created in-depth tutorials for some of my favorite projects here. I hope that they inspire you to try new techniques and expand your beading repertoire!

To learn more, visit me on my jewelry blog: InspirationalBeading.blogspot.com
Or Twitter: twitter.com/mortira

For more information about using beading tutorials please visit the "Policies" section.

Thank you for visiting, and happy beading!

Mortira Natasha vanPelt

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Mortira Natasha vanPelt

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5 out of 5 stars
(180)
Maya Cowell

Maya Cowell on Jul 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am a fan of Mortira. Her tutorials are easy to follow. I purchased her book some months ago and just love her designs and excellent instructions. I've been looking for a good RAW bracelet pattern and this is the perfect one.

Pauline Kitchen

Pauline Kitchen on Jun 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great, easy to follow directions! I have made several of these necklaces and love them all! Thanks!

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About

Egyptian Jewelry - Minus the Gold and Turquoise

After a few years of experimenting with different jewelry styles and beading techniques, things came back around to my favorite subject: Ancient Egypt. Many of my very first beading projects were inspired by Egyptian imagery, and it was a pleasure to return to what I do best.

I have been working with beads in some way or another for most of my life, and I continue to look for new ways to create beautiful, quality jewelry that is as kind to the environment as possible.

I believe that the two causes most worth fighting for are children and the environment. If we make these issues a priority, everything else will fall into place. Therefore, I try to be as green as I can in everything that I do, and to use products that have a positive social track record.

As a part of these efforts, I have made an attempt to lessen the impact that my artwork has on the world, and I now avoid using major components made with metals of any kind. All of the beaded pieces you find in this shop are either clasp-free, or have custom clasps made from matching beads.

I also try to avoid using mined gemstones and hard plastics, preferring to use glass wherever possible, because it is more sustainable. It is my goal to show that glass can be just as beautiful and precious as materials that have higher ethical, economical, and environmental costs.

Some exceptions: Some glass beads also have metals in the finish, though I always try to avoid plated and galvanized beads. I never sacrifice quality for conscience, so my beading thread is made from fused nylon, and makes for more durable beadwork than organic threads.

My favorite inspirations are nature and history, and I often try to use beads to paint a picture, or create an image that can be recognized and appreciated. When I sit down to design a piece, my goal is to create something that will turn heads, but remain wearable in any situation.

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  • Mortira Natasha vanPelt

    Owner, Designer, Beader, Photographer, The Works

    Mortira has been working with beads for most of her life. Her favorite inspirations include Ancient Egypt, Africa, and the Mediterranean.

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