Thursday, April 21, 2011

BESTeam Feature: Embracing one's Talents in a hard economy

Are you familiar with “Headpin Wear” on Etsy? Headpin Wear is owned by with Cathy Tuggle, who lives in the quaint little town of Benicia in CA, with her husband and youngest son.  Cathy has a great appreciation for life.  She is grateful for her family, job as well the opportunity to design and create wonderful classic and retro jewelry for her customers.  

Although Cathy embraces life and all it has to offer, the economy has cause her some heartaches.  Cathy explains, “The economy has truly affected my livelihood and creative outcome.  I know it has many.  But, I try to look on the Bright side, and I am blessed in so many other ways that are much more important to me, that I cannot and refuse to complain!

Cathy’s great attitude and appreciation for life is apparent in her Jewelry.  She creates Jewelry to accessory, Not to overwhelm or take attention away from you!  Cathy believes that Jewelry is meant to enhance your individual beauty, inside and out.  As well as complete your sense of style.  As Cathy would say, “It is the cherry on top of your sundae” 


A splendid Bracelet strung with Gold Tone Metal Bead Caps and Swarovski Powder Rose Pearls is sure to delight your eyes and add a crisp, clean look to your year round apparel. This Bracelet is strung on Beadalon Wire, and secured to a rich looking Pewter Toggle by Gold Filled Wavy Crimp Beads. Cathy also used Gold Filled Wire Guardians to prevent wear of the wire. 

An alluring strand of Freshwater Pearl Buttons, and Faceted Garnet Coins complement three Faceted Labradorite Square Cushions.  To separate the vivid Garnets from the Freshwater Pearls, and Labradorite Squares, are petite Copper Bead Caps.  Other Copper Spacer Beads were combined to separate the Freshwater Pearls adding distinction and texture. Then finished with a flattering Copper Toggle in a flower motif, closes this lustrous necklace. Wire Guardians were used to protect the Beadalon Copper Wire in securing the Toggle.

Lodolite Gemstone Earrings / A Bohemian and Gothic Style

An enchanting style of classic Goth is shown here in these seductive, alluring Earrings!
Three antiqued brass strands of a petite flat cable chain connect end to end of an “Art Deco” style link. Above the link is a *Lodolite Round Gemstone, capped lightly on each end with petite flower style Bead Caps.  This captivating ensemble dangles from dainty antiqued Brass Ear Wires.  

More on Cathy's Designs:
Cathy started designing Jewelry a few years ago as a hobby, just for herself.  Now, she creates unique classic styles for us.  Her designs are classic & simplistic but that doesn’t mean they are whipped together in an hour.  After all, anyone can string beads, but Cathy is very thoughtful and meticulous in planning her complete design from start to finish. Even if it takes days to finish a piece, which is the case in most of her designs.  

To view more of Cathy's designs visit  Headpin Wear on Etsy
To keep up to date on Cathy's design visit "Headpin Wear" on facebook 
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1 comment:

HeadpinWear said...

Thanks so much for the great feature :)