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I have finally gotten my bead stash organized just how I like it.  However, it leaves me with a bunch of old trays and boxes that I don’t use anymore.  So I figure I would offer them to you guys before I toss them out.

Shipping is going to be expensive because they are bulky, so if they need to be shipped you might as well get more than one to cut down on the costs.  I’m willing to ship if you are willing to pay for it, however.  That being said if you live in the Milwaukee area I’m totally okay with figuring out a drop off point to save you some money.

I have:

5 of the large white boxes 8 of the small middle trays 15 of the yellow boxes

If you are interested or would like more information, send an email to and we can discuss it more!

If you have visited my Facebook page recently you might have noticed a new widget on the top left hand side.  If you missed it, here is a screen shot.

Facebook lets you know that I have been “Very responsive” to messages.  I don’t know about that 3 minute response time, but I do try very hard to respond to all messages sent as quickly as possible.  You all are important to me and I hate to leave you hanging for too long.  I wasn’t even aware that Facebook had this little widget, but it showed up there today!

How neat is that?!  If you aren’t already a part of my Facebook page, you are missing out!  It is only one of the ways to get a hold of me so check it out!

Cat W. is the lucky winner of the Seed Bead Giveaway! Congrats Cat! I am certain you will make lots of fun and funky jewelry with these fun beads!

Once I get in contact with Cat to get her address I will ship these beauties off to their new home!


We have reached 150 likes on our Facebook page! To thank all of our fans The Jeweled Heron is giving away a huge stash of seed beads! What can YOU do with these beauties?

The giveaway starts tomorrow, January 31st and runs until February 7th when the winner will be announced.

Seedbead Giveaway!

Because I make everything by hand you can order any of the pendants in my store in any color combination you choose! If you have a particular outfit that needs that perfect embellishment I can make sure that the colors are perfect!  Feel free to drop me a line if you are interesting in discussing one to match your wardrobe!


Also, because I love you guys, here is a sneak peek at the new pendant style that is coming soon!

I have added a gallery of all the patterns that are available for custom order.  Just click the ‘Gallery’ link in the navigation bar above, choose your design, your colors and I’ll make you your own personal piece!  This option is great for folks who want something to go with a specific outfit or for a special occasion!

Custom Orders work like this:

Pick out the design and send me an email with the design you want and the colors you would like it in.  If it needs to match an outfit send me a picture of the outfit so I can match the colors as best as I can. (If this is a One-of-a-Kind Order I will work with you to create a sketch that I will work from to create your piece.) Once we have decided what the piece will look like, I will send you an invoice.  To start the creation I will need a 50% deposit up front.  This fee is non-refundable.  Once the deposit is received I will begin the creation of your very own piece!  This step typically takes a week. Once the piece is finished, I will photograph it and send it to you for approval.  Once approved, the rest of the balance will be due. Once I have received the final balance I will ship the piece to you.  All our shipping is done through USPS and includes insurance.  The picture of your bracelet will be added to the pattern page on the gallery so folks can see examples of what has been done!

New designs are added when we get them so be sure to watch our blog or our other social media outlets for updates!

I love being organized, I’m a bit of a freak like that.  My heart jumps a bit at bins and boxes.  Needless to say I have been having a BLAST getting geared up for my first big reveal.  I have totally revamped The Jeweled Heron.  I am going to put everything I have learned from being self employed for 10+ years behind making this business successful.

With that in mind I’ve been beading like mad.  My etsy store is currently empty because I am making my own webpage to sell from and because all those stale offerings needed better pictures and descriptions.  I have a lot more to offer beyond what the shop held before.  I’ve branched out from simple flat peyote to more dimensional work.  I’m super excited to show you all what I have in store.  I will announce the big reveal when it is closer to happening!  Till then keep an eye on whatever social media outlet you prefer.  I have been posting my progress on my Tumblr and Facebook pages, as well as Instagram and Twitter.  Once the new webpage is up and running it will be used as a hub to get folks to their preferred outlet.

Some other organizing I’ve been doing is to get my pintrest board organized.  I’ve been throwing all jewelry related stuff into one folder and while that makes for a pretty amazing folder, it is also pretty clunky and hard to search through.  I have decided to break it up into three folders instead.  One for beadweaving, one for chainmaille, one for wirewrapping, and one for general jewelry.  I will also have one just for the Jeweled Heron pieces, but that one is currently empty until I get the pieces up for sale.  (Oooooh! Big reveal coming soon!) SO much easier to find things that way.

I have also been working on setting up a Jewelry Show program with incentives for Host/esses to hold parties.  More details on that to come.  I am very excited about that as hosting a party means you have the chance to earn free jewelry!  Who doesn’t love free jewelry?

I am still open for teaching basics to those who wish to learn.  I love teaching and find that when I share my love for the creation process it keeps me from burning out on it!  If you are interested in learning more about hosting a Beading Party drop me a line!

Things are slowly starting to work their way into a very good place.  I can’t wait to see what the future holds!