Califia Hurtado

Califia Hurtado

is creating jewelry, art, and change!

1

patron

$55

per month
Welcome to my Patreon!
My name is Califia Hurtado, and I am here, to grow my artistry, as well as help inspire change!

I am an artist. I started with pencils, paint, music, and words! I have a passion for art in all forms, and strive to support other artists that I enjoy to the best of my ability.
In my own space, I get to highlight the beauty of natural stones, create beautiful sculptures, and share my passions. I craft every piece of art and jewelry by hand. It is important for me to know exactly what is used to create my art.

In the past three years my family took on a challenge that meant a lot to us. We decided we were going single-use plastic free.
I'm sure you've all seen the incredible plethora of news about our climate and environment. I realized that it is up to us to make small changes. Simultaneously, we must put pressure on companies and individuals to make big changes.
For me, small changes meant leaving at least part of the yard "wild" where we were renting, adding native wildflower seeds. Composting, or taking our scraps to someone who composts, so that it can be used to improve the soil. Creating less garbage and repurposing and recycling more. Reusing the packages that come to us in the mail so that they aren't single use plastic. Shifting from plastics to natural fibers in our clothes. And with each step we take, the more liberating it feels.
So, I'm here. Making art. Trying to do what I can to make a positive change in my little corner of the world. I now have an amazing set of skills, unique artist friends, and a beautiful family to share all of it with! If you'll join me here, I'll do my best to share my art. My dreams. What we have done and will do to keep shrinking our footprint and transforming our lives. All of this amidst raising children, caring for pets, helping wildlife, and making art! It'll be a challenge. Will you join me?

Sincerely
Califia Hurtado
The Bead Muse
Tiers
Browser
$1 or more per month

This is a "tip jar" tier. If you like what you see and want to support it, this is a simple way to do so.  You will also be invited to join the Muses' First Look Group on Facebook (if they so wish), which offers an unlimited Free Shipping code, discounts, First Dibs, and more. 

Window Shopper
$3 or more per month

This is just a higher "tip jar" tier. You have a window into my art. This isn't always going to be jewelry or tree sculptures. I also create other projects!  Window members also get to join Muses' First Look Group on Facebook (if they so wish), which offers an unlimited Free Shipping code, discounts, First Dibs, and more. 

Admirer
$5 or more per month

Admirers get access to a downloadable coloring page with my original Heart Art each month. You choose JPG or PDF. (both will be posted on my page. :) )

-Invitation to the Muses' First Look Facebook group.


Each download can be colored with photoshop or printed and colored.
I highly encourage you to share your coloring creations on my Patreon page! I love seeing what fans and their friends/family create with my designs!

Enthusiast
$15 or more per month only 15 left

Enthusiasts get a bit more! 

Every patron who becomes an Enthusiast will receive a monthly pair of earrings. These will be a surprise each month!
You will also get:

access to a downloadable coloring page with my original Heart Art each month. You choose JPG or PDF. (both will be posted on my page. :) )

-Invitation to the Muses' First Look Facebook group.

Details about the earrings?
They are made with surgical stainless steel french hook earwires. You can message me if you would like to upgrade your earrings to surgical stainless steel leverback earrings. These close and prevent the earrings from falling out as easily!

Each pair will be created for you from materials I have on hand. If you have a weight limit for your ears (some people do) message me so that I can stay under that limit with your pair!

What do I have on hand? Chainmaille. Wire wrapping supplies. Beautiful glass, beads, shells, interesting charms and findings, and so much more.

Sometimes these earrings will be worth more than the $15 you pay per month. Sometimes you will get a random bonus surprise in the package. 
Either way, I know you'll love what you get!

Also, this is a great chance to help with "pay it forward" initiatives. Know someone who isn't having a great week and loves earrings? Bam! You have a surprise for them! :)

The photo shown is a pair of lightweight Anodized Aluminum scale earrings! These are a lot of fun to wear and are made of stainless steel, anodized aluminum rings and a lovely blue anodized aluminum scale!

Devotee
$30 or more per month only 10 left

If you're a Devotee, you really love my creations!  I can't thank you enough for your support.
Devotees will be sent A RANDOM SURPRISE. Okay, it won't be completely random. You aren't going to find a book or piece of a tree in your package. It will be a creation by me, exclusively for you. One of a kind, and really unique. These can be bracelets, earrings, pendants, a small suncatcher, or maybe something completely unexpected (I paint, remember? :D )

Supporters at this level  will also get all of the benefits from the previous tiers!

This includes:

-a monthly pair of light surprise earrings. (see "Enthusiast" tier for details)
-access to a downloadable coloring page with my original Heart Art each month. You choose JPG or PDF. (both will be posted on my page. :) )

-Invitation to the Muses' First Look Facebook group.

Follower
$35 or more per month only 5 left

This is a one time purchase tier! 

Supporters for this one time tier will get to help me design a custom pendant! This will be a small gemstone, fossil or glass pendant made with colors you choose. It will be crafted from your choice of stainless steel or copper wire! I do use copper with colors as well, so you may choose raw or colored!
You will get step-by-step updates, with input where I feel I need it. I do get SOME creative leeway, and the pendant will be crafted from supplies that are already on hand.
For more details, feel free to message me!

Photo: A cretaceous ammonite from Madagascar wrapped in copper! This is just an example, your piece could be more intricate than this!

Tree Hugger (One Time)
$60 or more per month only 4 left

This is a one time purchase tier! 

Supporters for this one time tier will get a micro tree sculpture.  Each micro tree is no bigger than a 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inch cube!

All of my gemstone trees are one of a kind. They are crafted from a unique stone base, a sturdy metal wire (stainless, copper, brass, or bronze), and gemstone beads. I hand select every bead that goes on each branch! You will get to pick the stone base from a selection I provide when you purchase this one-time tier option!

Example Photo: This is one of my Micro Trees. It is crafted from chrysocolla/malachite and moonstone beads, bronze wire, and a piece of petrified wood I collected with my daughter in Harris County, Texas. ^_^

Fanatic! (One Time)
$200 or more per month only 5 left

This is a one time purchase tier!
Get a custom suncatcher with your choice of simple shape. This suncatcher will measure 12 inches from the top of the hook/loop to the bottom of the design!  The shape itself will be no more than 5 -8 inches tall.  
I will contact you upon your purchase and start the custom creation process.  It's usually a good idea to have something in mind for your suncatcher; i.e. a butterfly, star, or spiral with colors you like.

Photo: This Guitar suncatcher was crafted as a gift, but is a perfect example of the quality of suncatcher I am offering. I forgot to take a better photo of it before sending it to its new home, but maybe I'll get lucky and get a photo from the recipient soon!

Goals
$55 of $200 per month
When I reach $200 a month, I will be able to invest in better tools and materials. I plan to take silversmithing classes in the future!
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Welcome to my Patreon!
My name is Califia Hurtado, and I am here, to grow my artistry, as well as help inspire change!

I am an artist. I started with pencils, paint, music, and words! I have a passion for art in all forms, and strive to support other artists that I enjoy to the best of my ability.
In my own space, I get to highlight the beauty of natural stones, create beautiful sculptures, and share my passions. I craft every piece of art and jewelry by hand. It is important for me to know exactly what is used to create my art.

In the past three years my family took on a challenge that meant a lot to us. We decided we were going single-use plastic free.
I'm sure you've all seen the incredible plethora of news about our climate and environment. I realized that it is up to us to make small changes. Simultaneously, we must put pressure on companies and individuals to make big changes.
For me, small changes meant leaving at least part of the yard "wild" where we were renting, adding native wildflower seeds. Composting, or taking our scraps to someone who composts, so that it can be used to improve the soil. Creating less garbage and repurposing and recycling more. Reusing the packages that come to us in the mail so that they aren't single use plastic. Shifting from plastics to natural fibers in our clothes. And with each step we take, the more liberating it feels.
So, I'm here. Making art. Trying to do what I can to make a positive change in my little corner of the world. I now have an amazing set of skills, unique artist friends, and a beautiful family to share all of it with! If you'll join me here, I'll do my best to share my art. My dreams. What we have done and will do to keep shrinking our footprint and transforming our lives. All of this amidst raising children, caring for pets, helping wildlife, and making art! It'll be a challenge. Will you join me?

Sincerely
Califia Hurtado
The Bead Muse

Recent posts by Califia Hurtado

Tiers
Browser
$1 or more per month

This is a "tip jar" tier. If you like what you see and want to support it, this is a simple way to do so.  You will also be invited to join the Muses' First Look Group on Facebook (if they so wish), which offers an unlimited Free Shipping code, discounts, First Dibs, and more. 

Window Shopper
$3 or more per month

This is just a higher "tip jar" tier. You have a window into my art. This isn't always going to be jewelry or tree sculptures. I also create other projects!  Window members also get to join Muses' First Look Group on Facebook (if they so wish), which offers an unlimited Free Shipping code, discounts, First Dibs, and more. 

Admirer
$5 or more per month

Admirers get access to a downloadable coloring page with my original Heart Art each month. You choose JPG or PDF. (both will be posted on my page. :) )

-Invitation to the Muses' First Look Facebook group.


Each download can be colored with photoshop or printed and colored.
I highly encourage you to share your coloring creations on my Patreon page! I love seeing what fans and their friends/family create with my designs!

Enthusiast
$15 or more per month only 15 left

Enthusiasts get a bit more! 

Every patron who becomes an Enthusiast will receive a monthly pair of earrings. These will be a surprise each month!
You will also get:

access to a downloadable coloring page with my original Heart Art each month. You choose JPG or PDF. (both will be posted on my page. :) )

-Invitation to the Muses' First Look Facebook group.

Details about the earrings?
They are made with surgical stainless steel french hook earwires. You can message me if you would like to upgrade your earrings to surgical stainless steel leverback earrings. These close and prevent the earrings from falling out as easily!

Each pair will be created for you from materials I have on hand. If you have a weight limit for your ears (some people do) message me so that I can stay under that limit with your pair!

What do I have on hand? Chainmaille. Wire wrapping supplies. Beautiful glass, beads, shells, interesting charms and findings, and so much more.

Sometimes these earrings will be worth more than the $15 you pay per month. Sometimes you will get a random bonus surprise in the package. 
Either way, I know you'll love what you get!

Also, this is a great chance to help with "pay it forward" initiatives. Know someone who isn't having a great week and loves earrings? Bam! You have a surprise for them! :)

The photo shown is a pair of lightweight Anodized Aluminum scale earrings! These are a lot of fun to wear and are made of stainless steel, anodized aluminum rings and a lovely blue anodized aluminum scale!

Devotee
$30 or more per month only 10 left

If you're a Devotee, you really love my creations!  I can't thank you enough for your support.
Devotees will be sent A RANDOM SURPRISE. Okay, it won't be completely random. You aren't going to find a book or piece of a tree in your package. It will be a creation by me, exclusively for you. One of a kind, and really unique. These can be bracelets, earrings, pendants, a small suncatcher, or maybe something completely unexpected (I paint, remember? :D )

Supporters at this level  will also get all of the benefits from the previous tiers!

This includes:

-a monthly pair of light surprise earrings. (see "Enthusiast" tier for details)
-access to a downloadable coloring page with my original Heart Art each month. You choose JPG or PDF. (both will be posted on my page. :) )

-Invitation to the Muses' First Look Facebook group.

Follower
$35 or more per month only 5 left

This is a one time purchase tier! 

Supporters for this one time tier will get to help me design a custom pendant! This will be a small gemstone, fossil or glass pendant made with colors you choose. It will be crafted from your choice of stainless steel or copper wire! I do use copper with colors as well, so you may choose raw or colored!
You will get step-by-step updates, with input where I feel I need it. I do get SOME creative leeway, and the pendant will be crafted from supplies that are already on hand.
For more details, feel free to message me!

Photo: A cretaceous ammonite from Madagascar wrapped in copper! This is just an example, your piece could be more intricate than this!

Tree Hugger (One Time)
$60 or more per month only 4 left

This is a one time purchase tier! 

Supporters for this one time tier will get a micro tree sculpture.  Each micro tree is no bigger than a 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inch cube!

All of my gemstone trees are one of a kind. They are crafted from a unique stone base, a sturdy metal wire (stainless, copper, brass, or bronze), and gemstone beads. I hand select every bead that goes on each branch! You will get to pick the stone base from a selection I provide when you purchase this one-time tier option!

Example Photo: This is one of my Micro Trees. It is crafted from chrysocolla/malachite and moonstone beads, bronze wire, and a piece of petrified wood I collected with my daughter in Harris County, Texas. ^_^

Fanatic! (One Time)
$200 or more per month only 5 left

This is a one time purchase tier!
Get a custom suncatcher with your choice of simple shape. This suncatcher will measure 12 inches from the top of the hook/loop to the bottom of the design!  The shape itself will be no more than 5 -8 inches tall.  
I will contact you upon your purchase and start the custom creation process.  It's usually a good idea to have something in mind for your suncatcher; i.e. a butterfly, star, or spiral with colors you like.

Photo: This Guitar suncatcher was crafted as a gift, but is a perfect example of the quality of suncatcher I am offering. I forgot to take a better photo of it before sending it to its new home, but maybe I'll get lucky and get a photo from the recipient soon!