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Hello, I am Eileen Hanks, a South Carolina jewelry designer and artist with over 40 years experience designing and making handcrafted and beaded jewelry in my smoke free home studio. Most of my items are one-of-kind, therefore you are guaranteed a very special item that you won't see everywhere else. I very rarely duplicate a design, unless there is a special request to do so or multiples are needed for a specific purpose (ie: wedding parties, theater/dance performers, a special pre-planned promotion or sale, etc.). I generally just don't have enough of the same beads or elements to make a piece more than once or twice. If you do see a sold item listed that you would like here or on my website, please feel free to contact me to see if I have enough of the same elements to make another. Often times I'll leave a sold item posted, if I do have enough materials to duplicate it. I frequently use nature inspired items in many of my designs with elements ranging from handcrafted lampwork glass, genuine gemstones of all sorts, geodes, Swarovski crystals, new handcrafted pottery, broken vintage pottery, sea glass, shells, wood, nuts & seeds, antler & bone beads and focals, lava rock, etc. These things, along with other interesting elements I find are used to make necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pins, watches, eyeglass chains, badge holders, book marks, hair combs & barrettes, etc. Recently, I have been blessed to find some incredible things to use in some of my designs. Some items have been made by various artists friends around the USA who focus their talents on making great lamp work beads, beautiful pottery items, dichroic glass elements, etc. I have discovered some wonderfully unique elements to incorporate into some of my creations; things that come from all over the planet, often in very remote areas. My style is quite eclectic and I've chosen to not "lock" myself into a particular style, which keeps it fun and interesting for both myself as a designer and for my wonderful customers. It's always a surprise what you may find me working with next or what style jewelry I might be working on at any given time! You just need to come visit often and see what's next~~ My focus is on making attractive yet very wearable and practical high quality jewelry from gorgeous beads and unique elements.I don't often create extremely outlandish in my designs, except by special orders only. By providing excellent service and customer satisfaction - I do strive to do everything I can to meet and hopefully exceed your expectations, and gain your repeat business. Oh and recently someone asked me why I make earrings more than anything else. Well, I have an obvious affinity for earrings and just feel naked if I wander out anywhere without a pair on, so I make sure plenty pairs abound all over my house that I can grab and go at a moments notice! I have many necklaces on my other website, so please go check my items out there also. Thanks and God Bless!