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Few months of tissue paper and a stack of boxes – ready to order!
Lots and lots of beads!
The “central hub” of the office – packing table.
It was a gathering of many different activities that led to a small family business called Lytha Studios. Partly in the right place at the right time, partly a passion for self-employment mixed with trade and a sweet little paradise parrot named Lytha.
I was in the right place at the right time – Virginia Tech – 1993 – just as the World Wide Web was born. There I learned how to create HTML and content for the WWW. In my small year I started building store websites for a small business. Soon, I created my own site for seed bead jewelery. He never sold a single thing. No.
In the end, I started to make precious gemstones that he sold incredibly. I increased it with Celtic themed gifts and my “dot com” picture was alive.
I’m getting married during this time! She wrote between my little and senior class and my best friend and my favorite love, and got married after a five-year course. The guy with the beard there, he’s been sweetheart since he was sixteen.
Where does Lytha fit? Everywhere (naturally), as any Lovebird will tell you, it is as it should be. Eric and I took Lytha a year before she got married. We took him everywhere we went. I wanted to work from home, so he would be a friend with him all day. She was the queen of the house, worshiped by the people (as she should be) and it seemed like the most natural thing to do.
When I won my degree and celebrated my first anniversary, Lytha Studios made a profit, and my plans to get an advanced degree in mathematics turned into plans to make Lytha Studios the most charming little store on the Internet. I was teaching HTML and jewelery making at the local YMCA, and I spent my life with my husband, birds and my little shop.
And the rest is history! Lytha Studios has changed over time – they are gradually being focused on gifts and returning to their roots with beads and jewelery. Lytha’s place was inherited by a small gallery called Ostara (also shown on the right).
Eric and I celebrated our last nineteenth wedding anniversary – and how lucky we were with our son, our furry and furry children, and our small family business that made us all together.
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Erin H. Weik
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Owen & Ostara
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Last updated on 14 January 2019
Welcome to my Etsy bead store! I’ve been a bead lover since I was a young child, and since 1996 I’ve been a happy owner of a small mail order bead and gift business. For more information about me and my family: https://www.etsy.com/shop / LythaStudios / about
For detailed and comprehensive FAQs about my beads and my findings, please go to the “Additional Information” section!
CONVOS – I try to be a friend to the convoy but I go to a lot of convoys and sometimes I miss someone. If you have not heard from me, please do not receive, please send again! I don’t always answer at night and on the weekends, a girl (this girl already) needs some down time.
HOW CAN I DO IT? You’re more than welcome to invite me to the convoy to ask me how to recreate any of the examples shown in my store – I’d love to share the parts lists to encourage and inspire the designs in the picture!
SPREADING PACKS – Usually packaged, especially for small beads and findings that are not pre-packaged and well divided.
DISCOUNTS AND COUPONS – My personal philosophy of selling is that I want to offer everyone the same price and the same price. For this purpose – I don’t offer shop discounts or coupons – you see the best price when browsing my shop.
Non-Smoking – No smoking like people working in our office (myself, husband, son). But we’re not allergic – we have a couple of darling birds that live where we work. We also have the possibility of bringing dangerous or other allergens to work – we keep dogs and cats at home (we do?). Our office also has candles, soaps, incense and other aromatherapy supplies stored in the same place as our beads and jewelry making materials.
Return and exchange details
WORLD FREE RETURN
No problem! For any reason, you can return the product for a full refund within 60 days of receipt of the price. Buyer is responsible for original and return shipping costs.
Please note that modified items (cut leather or chains, bead bags or partially used findings) are no longer eligible for a refund.
When I go into the blue moon, I make a mistake and send the wrong product – please let me know, and I will deal with it as quickly and painlessly as I can.
SHIPPING FLAT RATE for any size order:
★ United States first class – 4.50 USD
★ Canadian First Class – 10.95 USD
★ First Class in Europe and Australia – 14.95 USD
there will be a few more heavy items in my shop
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All customs forms will be declared correct. Please note that EU buyers – VAT is not included in the list prices and may be charged to the buyer on delivery. All tariffs, VAT and / or taxes applicable to international deliveries shall be borne by the purchaser. International orders are shipped via US First Class International Post and normally take two to six weeks for delivery. Please allow extra time for delivery between October and January.
Orders are shipped within 1-3 business days (Monday – Friday, excluding holidays). When your order runs out, you can expect a shipment confirmation with tracking information.
Additional policies and FAQ
My love relationship with TierraCast began in 1996 when I first discovered beautiful Celtic beads and jewelry, and I’ve been using these beautiful components ever since. In almost every project I make, I use TierraCast beads, clamps, beads or attachments! These components are manufactured from beginning to end in the United States, and quality and workmanship are outstanding – better manufactured and priced better than most precious metal alternatives.
TierraCast beads and jewelry components are FDA certified lead-free. TierraCast is made of Britannia pewter alloy and exceeds both the CPSC standard and new California laws governing children’s jewelry content. Britannia is a tinned kitchen tin – it’s so safe to eat and drink from cups and plates made from it.
TierraCast beads and jewelry components begin with the Britannia tinned base and are electrolyzed with various metals to form the finished part. Although ordinary plated jewelry pieces are renowned for wear or friction, when leaving the base exposed, the electroplated surfaces are much thicker and more durable and will easily withstand reasonable wear and tear.
Antique Silver and Polished Silver coated TierraCast beads and jewelry components are electroplated with pure silver (also called “fine silver” or “.999 silver”). These surfaces look exactly silver. These lacquers, like silver components, tend to tarnish. However, they can be cleaned with a soft jewelry polishing cloth or a soft liquid cleaner.
TierraCast beads and jewelry components with Antique Gold and Gloss Gold finish are electroplated with a 22 carat quality Gold Plate. This finish does not tarnish.
Antique Copper-plated TierraCast beads and jewelry components are coated with original copper.
TierraCast beads with antique Rhodium and Glossy Rhodium surface and jewelry components are electroplated with Rhodium. Rhodium is a metal in the platinum family and is scratch resistant and does not tarnish. These coatings are slightly darker than Antique and Bright Silver coatings, but they mix well with sterling components.
Aging is a chemical process that creates dark areas along the crevices and recesses, giving depth and detail, and thus highlighting the polished areas. Many of our TierraCast beads and jewelry components have antique finishes to reveal details. Some pieces are not antiques (especially the Hammertone Collection) and have a brighter appearance. Each piece will specifically indicate whether the description is antique or glossy. All TierraCast copper components are antique. Aging is a common process – sterling jewelry, bali inserts, etc. are used to reveal the details of the part.
GOLD, SILVER, COPPER and GUNMETAL PLATING FAQ:
In my store I carry some basic silver, gold, copper and bronze plated artifacts and beads. (These are * clearly * listed – no surprise!) These are coated (as opposed to electrolyzed materials), ie the coating layer is much thinner than the electrolysed TierraCast products.
These products will be damaged and CLOTHING. Sterling or gold filled is much cheaper and is NOT up to sterling and gold filled. Please keep in mind when buying – used and stained coated products will not be accepted for return / exchange, as * will happen to coated products *.
Fiber optic cat eye beads are made of special glass (same glass fiber optics are also made) – hence the name and effect! All our beads are GRADE A cat eye beads and are made in China.
Cat’s eye beads are produced by mass, are relatively inexpensive and are usually sold by rope. Because of the mass production nature of these beads, you should expect to buy a few “duds” when you buy a package of these beads. Each string will occasionally have a crack or wrongly opened bead.
CPSIA – My materials are not designed for use in children’s jewelry.
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Thank you very much for taking the time to read all this! Happy Beads! – Erin.
How to make macrame feather bag charms
- macrame yarn
- sharp scissors
- wood beads
I started using a piece of macrame yarn about 20 inches long. Fold it in half and place it on a clean surface as shown below.
You also need two pieces of yarn that are 8 inches long and folded in half.
One of the short sequences should be placed under the longer track as shown in the photo below. You can see the entire stream in my video above.
Place the other short rope on top and pass the ends over the tops. This is actually called a square node.
Pull all of them firmly and push the knot into the desired area so that the ends are the same length.
Then knot the base / end of the long string so that the square node can shift from the bottom.
After that you need to keep stacking square knots to get the length you want.
I made my feathers 10 to 12 inches long.
After completing the stacking of the square nodes, you need to remove and scan the macrame thread.
I like to do this part while watching a Netflix show. It calms me down. I know… Weird im
After going all over the macrame feather, you should end up with something you see below.
Now it’s time for a haircut to give a feather shape for wallet jewelry.
Finally you can slip a wooden bead on the end of the rope.
And here you have a very large macrame bag hammer.