Beech & Rowan

Beech & Rowan is an independent partnership providing customers with unique beaded wirework jewellery.

Disclaimer: we're both fans of etymology, dead languages, and happen to be complete geeks. Please forgive us our naming tendencies!
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Hey everyone, a quick addendum to my update yesterday regarding my Patreon campaign.

It occurred to me rather belatedly that the way Patreon works isn’t entirely clear, and since it’s not like most of the crowdfunding out there (e.g. Kickstarter, Indiegogo), I thought I’d clarify.  Patreon runs by the month as far as reward fulfillment goes: so if you sign up to donate $5 per piece and I make three of them, your total for the month is $15; if I make two the next month, your total is $10.  By that same reasoning, all the rewards occur on a monthly basis; these are not one-time rewards: if you donate $10 for the earring reward, you’ll get a pair of earrings shipped to you each month; if you donate $35 for the copy-editing reward*, you can send me up to ten thousand words (either in a single piece or as a total for several pieces) each month, and so on and so forth.
If you weren’t confused, I assume you didn’t read this, but if you were, I hope it answers any questions you might have had.
*On the assumption that there are other people who write the same way I do, I’ve added a note to the copy-editing rewards: if you don’t have writing that needs work for a particular month, you can email me and let me know you’d like to receive the jewellery equivalent.  If you write consistently enough to make 10K or more each month, by the way, I want your secret.  ;)

Hey everyone.

K here, obviously; I am appropriating our Tumblr account to promote my own personal Patreon campaign, and that only because I am creating jewellery for Beech & Rowan.

I’m doing this for the same reasons outlined in our last update regarding the future of Beech & Rowan, which is to say I am moving and won’t be working immediately and any funding would be appreciated.  My health has also gotten suddenly, bizarrely more complicated, which may place additional impetus on the ability to support myself through an at-home job for a while.  Because of all this, I am offering everything from custom jewellery of varying complexity to—just for a change of pace—copy editing.  I know the economy sucks for everyone, which is part of why there’s a $1 option; even if you cannot yourself donate, if you have liked the work I’ve done in the past, any and all signal boosting you are inclined to offer would be very much appreciated.


Chalcopyrite with Dolomite from Missouri

by Dan Weinrich

If you follow us on Tumblr, you’re no doubt aware of the recent merchandise update.  If you don’t, however, consider this the announcement—and a reminder that we have two coupon codes running at the moment.

Comments, questions, and feedback are all welcome.  :)

Nereides (Necklace & Earrings): Aqua resin briolettes in forged copper frames form the centrepiece of this necklace and its matching earrings.  Long copper links, wrapped in emerald green, turquoise, and aqua wire, are interspersed with aqua glass discs, emerald green Swarovski crystal bicones, and emerald green faceted glass rounds.

Earrings measure 2 3/4” in height, 1” in width at its widest point.  Unclasped, the necklace is 19 3/4” in length; clasped as shown, it is 11 3/4”.

These are listed as a set, but should you wish to purchase one or the other, please message or email us for a price.

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Anastasia: A single square of translucent violet glass sits in a coil of copper wire above a copper frame.

US size 7, 5/16” profile when worn.

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Plesiosaur: A piece of vividly dyed blue imperial jasper is wrapped in coils of square silver wire, accented in fine spirals of turquoise wire.

Measures 1 1/8” in height, 13/16” in width, 7/16” in depth.

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Akhelios: A triangular piece of agate in shades of brown and grey sits nestled in a wrapped copper wire frame.

Measures 1 1/2” in height, 1 1/8” in width at its widest point, and 1/2” in depth.

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Sea Dragons and Scarves: Blue imperial jasper reminiscent of dragon hide is wrapped in a coil of woven silver wire that curves like a scarf.

Measures 2 7/8” in height, 1 1/4” in width at its widest point.’

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Honeycomb: Sparkling crystal teardrops hang suspended in wrapped copper frames, accented by tiny copper beads and transparent glass.

Measures 2 3/16” from tops of earwires, 3/4” in width.

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