Shipwreck Dandy Artifact Co.

 There is an uber cool chick that lives about an hour from me, who makes really cool things. Jewelry and also beads.  Her name is Richelle Hawks and I am pretty sure I've mentioned her here before. But you know what. It warrants another mention because she's been extremely busy getting her Etsy shop stocked with wonderful components.  Check out Shipwreck Dandy Artifact Co.

She sent me a few beads to play around with and although they are different from the things I normally use, I actually really enjoyed the challenge and am so happy with the resulting necklace.  I used a few of her new painted beads- a new technique she's been dabbling in. Richelle is very good at creating with materials and colors that reflect a more organic and free-form feel.  I also used one of her text beads, and I really love the subtle colors and textures they give to a piece.

You are probably familiar with these faceted beads , that I have shown on the blog. She's still making them but is concentrating more on "new things". The beads she's making are polymer believe it or not. They have a much richer feel to them though- more like ceramic.
You'll also find things like painted wood beads, painted clay beads, and then even some vintage bead strands and buttons. I guarantee that you'll have no trouble finding something fun and worth-while for an upcoming project!

Here are some of my favorites in her store...


  1. Anonymous11/15/2013

    Is the necklace you made available for sale? It is AMAZING!

  2. Richelle sure does make some wonderfully varied little treasures! I have enjoyed using some in my pieces. She deserves this great shout out.


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