Frequently Asked Questions and Ordering Information
- Who makes these?
These miniature weavings are all made by Anastacia Kamas and her Jr. Weavers, Nicolas and Rebecca.
- What are they made of?
The outside frame is made of wire, which I coil and shape myself. The inside is woven out of silk and metallic sewing thread. The wire that goes through your ear is either Gold Fill or Surgical Steel. I do have 14k Gold available for an additional $8 or Sterling Silver for $3. I also offer clip ons for no additional charge.
- How long does it take to make just one?
That is hard to answer. I don't make one at a time start to finish. I start by spinning coils, I may do that for an hour or for several days. Then I start making frames, usually I spend at least a week and sometimes even a month just making frames. During this time I don't even look at my threads. After I have a bunch of frames made then I start to weave. Even then I try to do several pair at once. I'll start with the first layer on all of them, then the second layer, then the third layer sometimes all the way up to six layers. Even after the weaving is completed there is still finishing work that needs to be done.
- How do I order some?
You may call, write or e-mail me. Ordering information is located at the bottom of each page.
- Where does the idea come from? How did you learn how to make these?
The idea originates with the god's eye weaving of South America. I was taught by a lady in Colorado, who was taught by someone from California, who was taught by someone from South America. It is an art that is passed on from person to person. I am passing it on to my children. There are only a handful of people in the country that make them, that is why you don't see them to often.
- How long will they last and how do you clean them?
With proper care this unique, colorful and lightweight jewelry will invite many compliments for years to come. It is suggested that you don't sleep, shower, or swim with them on. Store away from other jewelry to avoid snagging a thread. Care must be taken to not bend the jewelry. I like to store them in the little plastic bags that they come in. They shouldn't need cleaning. The frames are made of coated wire or sprayed with a lacquor before they are woven. The threads can be cleaned by rinsing under some cool water and rubbing gently with a gentle soap such as woolite, then rinsing with cool water. Be aware that water may darken the threads. I have heard of a lady that put them in her blue jeans pocket and sent them through the washing mashine. They survived, but I don't recomend that method.
- How is your eye sight?
I am very near sighted, I have to take my glasses off to work on these.
- Can you use them for fishing lures?
I've tried it once but didn't catch anything. I made a special frame that had a twist to it . It moved through the water very nicely. You may use them any way you please after you buy them.How ever I do not guantee how long they would last being chomped on by a fish.
please make checks or money orders payable to:
414 South Loop Dr.
Blanco, TX 78606
Visa and Master card also accepted
I'll need to know your name, shipping adress, phone number and/or e-mail addess.
For custom orders I'll need to know size, frame color and 3 to 6 thread colors starting from the center to the outside edge, also what color (gold or silver) top knot.
Add $3 for french wires. No charge for clip on's (non-pierced)
Please specify earing size
Pendants are half the price of a pair of earrings. Add $10 for a gold fill or sterling chain.
Add $4 to each order for Shipping and Handling
Texas residents add 7.25% sales tax
Sizes and Prices
3 Layer Earrings 5 and 6 Layer Rainbow Earrings
Petite $26 Petite $32
1"long x 3/4" wide 1" long x 3/4" wide
Small $28 Small $34
1 1/4" long x 3/4 wide 1 1/4" long x 3/4" wide
Medium $32 Medium $36
1 3/4 " long x 1" wide 1 3/4" long x 1" wide
Large $34 Large is not available
2" Long x 1 1/4" wide in rainbow designs
Extra-Petite Weavings with Natural Stone Beads
*Pendants are half the price of a pair of earrings*
Gold fill or sterling silver chains are available for $10 each with the purchase of a pendant