katherinebarit on Jun 17, 2015
When I received the purple/red/black St Petersburg bracelet I was speechless. The bracelet pattern is so incredibly delicate yet durable. The beads selected have just the right glint of sparkle (not the usual overly shiny/oily look) and intensity.I LOVE IT! Very cooperative artist. Shipped fast. A+++
Jenni Siri on Jan 19, 2015
This was a Christmas gift for my daughter and she really loved it, thank you!
dsn609 on Jan 17, 2015
These earrings are a gorgeous lime green color. Very pretty for spring/summer
Taxonomy & Tactility
After many years of creating hand-crafted gifts, a friend wondered aloud why I hadn't ever tried to sell my work. I had to confess that I had no good answer to the question.
I'm a taxonomist, information architect, and writer by trade, but I've always found unique satisfaction in the tactile joy of working with my hands. Setting up shop on Etsy just seemed like a natural next step in my journey to a more authentically fulfilling life.
There aren't many things that make me happier than running my hands through a wall of hanging beads, disappearing into the meditative movements of woven beadwork, or firing up a torch to fuse metal to metal. I maintain an embarrassingly large collection of glass, gemstone, wood, ceramic, and pearl beads in my studio, and am looking forward to converting an area for torch-work sometime in the near future.
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Owner, Maker, Designer
Californian by birth, Michigander by upbringing, Kentuckian by the map, but pure Chicagoan at heart. Graduate of Northwestern University.
I appreciate your business, and I aim to make you happy. This is a true labor of love for me, and I want you to be as pleased with it as I am.
Check out my shop policies below, and contact me if you have any questions.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
*** Attention residents of KENTUCKY ***
The law requires the collection of 6% in-state sales tax for orders to be delivered to locations in Kentucky. You will see your revised total during the checkout process before you submit your order.
Any sales tax collected from the purchase of a shipping upgrade will be refunded to you.
*** Attention CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE THE U.S. ***
Please note that many countries will charge you import taxes on goods ordered from outside your country. You are solely responsible for the payment of these taxes to your local/regional/national government.
Refunds and Exchanges
Upon receipt of the item, refunds will be made for the full cost of the item. Refunds will be made via the original payment method (Paypal or Etsy).
You will also receive reimbursement for the cost of return shipping as long as the item was shipped via USPS First Class or Priority Mail with tracking (you will need to provide me with the tracking number).
Additional policies and FAQs
I have two cats, who are generally not allowed into my work room. While it is impossible to guarantee a completely cat-free environment, I do take precautions to keep my workspace, materials, and packaging as clean and allergen-free as possible.