ItsVera

The ORIGINAL 1-3 loop knitting rings, crochet rings

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Announcement    The ORIGINAL bespoke CROCHET & KNITTING rings with 1-3 loops for better tension, more even stitches, less finger fatigue while keeping yarn in place on the finger. "The Perfect Fit to Knit or Crochet". I have been designing with sustainable materials and vintage silver plated trays for more than 2 decades.
My knitting ring was named "Best Gifts for Knitters" Good Housekeeping magazine https://bit.ly/3GcNt4R

Knitting is therapeutic, check out this UCLA study
https://mindwell.healthy.ucla.edu/2017/02/08/the-many-benefits-of-knitting

Check the ItsVera links to website and social media
https://Linktr.ee/ItsVera

SHIPPING:
Canada - Canada Post
USA - Chit Chats (Canadian carrier) ships with USPS, includes tracking
International - Canada Post AIRMAIL

THE ORIGINAL KNITTING AND CROCHET RINGS
The unique 1-3 loop knitting rings and crochet rings are MY ORIGINAL designs. Each ring is 100% handmade in my Ontario, Canada studio.
These unique rings help keep you get more consistent stitches with better tension enabling you to knit and crochet with ease and comfort. I handcraft, custom make every KNITTING RING and CROCHET RING for you. Every ring can be used on your left or right hand. I use only vintage silver trays, repurposed copper and mostly reclaimed sterling silver to make these knitting, crochet rings.

One of many magazine editors discovered my 1-3 loop rings and featured my knitting ring in the Good Housekeeping Magazine September issue in 2020, which you can find as #10, on the list "Best Gifts for Knitters" (link below) https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/gift-ideas/g34205721/best-gifts-for-knitters

Most of the jewellery, in my shop, is made from re-purposed vintage and antique silverware. I rescue preloved silver to give it a new life as beautiful jewellery. I also re-purpose pure copper, aluminum, and reclaim sterling silver whenever possible.
My 'little bit' to help save our planet is using sustainable material as much as possible. A lot of 'little bits' saves a lot of the planet.
After designing items, I saw, file, sand, clean, forge into shape, clean, polish, clean, wrap, package, label and mail every item in my shop. And also stage, photograph, edit and publish the images and text you see in my e-shops.
www.Linktr.ee/ItsVera for more information and direct links

GIFTS for FRIENDS
Buy a gift for a friend and Vera will send your gift directly to your friend, just let Vera know where to send the gift.
What would you like Vera to write a message on a card?
Add the note, you want written on the card, at the time of check out.

PACKAGING
I reuse mail packaging whenever possible, to lessen the carbon footprint.

SOME of the MEDIA coverage of Vera’s Jewellery
- Good Housekeeping Magazine 2020, #10 on the list https://bit.ly/3GcNt4R
- KLG Knit Like Granny, Best gifts for knitters https://knitlikegranny.com/gifts-knitters
- Knitscene Winter 2019, USA,
- Home and Garden magazine, Knitting 2015 Australia
- Hamilton Magazine, Summer 2015 Canada
- The Spec newspaper, July 11 2014, Canada
- eKnit, online knitting magazine, 2014 USA
- Knitsy, online magazine, 2014 UK
- Simply Knitting magazine, 2014 UK
- Knit Wear magazine, Spring 2013 USA
- Ariadne magazine, Winter 2013 the Netherlands

The Spec article on line:
https://www.thespec.com/life/fashion-style/2014/07/11/potter-painter-jewellery-maker-seeks-out-recyclable-materials.html

RETAIL
Grimsby Public Art Gallery Shop, Grimsby Ontario Canada is our local little gallery where you can find some of my jewellery and a few of my clay pots.

NEW:
Sign up on my ItsVera Mailing List for random ItsVera Newsletter, updates and specials offers.
https://www.itsvera.com

HISTORY
I have been designing and making jewellery since I was a child using old beads and stove pipe wire. Later, my Dad bought recycled copper wire for me to use. I took my first metalsmithing course decades ago in Ottawa, Ontario Canada while getting my Teachers Certificate.
Fast forward a career and raising my lovely children, I started to up grade my jewellery skills at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Canadore College in North Bay and the Scheveningen in the Netherlands. I love using vintage silverware, recycled metal, sterling silver, clay, and other non-traditional materials.

In 2010, I discovered Etsy and decided it was a great venue to sell my jewellery. Through my Etsy shop, I enjoy conversing with people from all over the world. However, there never seems to be enough time in a day to create all the things I want to make.

I hope you will take time to browse and enjoy your visit to my 'It's Vera' shop. Please send me a 'message' if you have any questions. I try to check and answer messages regularly. I'd love to hear from you.
Also check my Policies before ordering.

SUPPORTING CHARITIES
A portion of the proceeds from my shop are donated to support international KIVA entrepreneurs, 100 Women Who Care Hamilton-Wentworth, and Good Shepherd Center in Hamilton, Ontario Canada.

ItsVera Newsletter
Sign up for ItsVera Newsletter, planned to be a quarterly email with shop updates, new collections and studio information. Sign up at www.ItsVera.com

All original jewellery designs, photos, images and text
© Copyright 2023 Vera Tempelmans Plat All rights reserved

(updated January 22, 2023 )

Announcement

Last updated on 22 Jan, 2023

The ORIGINAL bespoke CROCHET & KNITTING rings with 1-3 loops for better tension, more even stitches, less finger fatigue while keeping yarn in place on the finger. "The Perfect Fit to Knit or Crochet". I have been designing with sustainable materials and vintage silver plated trays for more than 2 decades.
My knitting ring was named "Best Gifts for Knitters" Good Housekeeping magazine https://bit.ly/3GcNt4R

Knitting is therapeutic, check out this UCLA study
https://mindwell.healthy.ucla.edu/2017/02/08/the-many-benefits-of-knitting

Check the ItsVera links to website and social media
https://Linktr.ee/ItsVera

SHIPPING:
Canada - Canada Post
USA - Chit Chats (Canadian carrier) ships with USPS, includes tracking
International - Canada Post AIRMAIL

THE ORIGINAL KNITTING AND CROCHET RINGS
The unique 1-3 loop knitting rings and crochet rings are MY ORIGINAL designs. Each ring is 100% handmade in my Ontario, Canada studio.
These unique rings help keep you get more consistent stitches with better tension enabling you to knit and crochet with ease and comfort. I handcraft, custom make every KNITTING RING and CROCHET RING for you. Every ring can be used on your left or right hand. I use only vintage silver trays, repurposed copper and mostly reclaimed sterling silver to make these knitting, crochet rings.

One of many magazine editors discovered my 1-3 loop rings and featured my knitting ring in the Good Housekeeping Magazine September issue in 2020, which you can find as #10, on the list "Best Gifts for Knitters" (link below) https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/gift-ideas/g34205721/best-gifts-for-knitters

Most of the jewellery, in my shop, is made from re-purposed vintage and antique silverware. I rescue preloved silver to give it a new life as beautiful jewellery. I also re-purpose pure copper, aluminum, and reclaim sterling silver whenever possible.
My 'little bit' to help save our planet is using sustainable material as much as possible. A lot of 'little bits' saves a lot of the planet.
After designing items, I saw, file, sand, clean, forge into shape, clean, polish, clean, wrap, package, label and mail every item in my shop. And also stage, photograph, edit and publish the images and text you see in my e-shops.
www.Linktr.ee/ItsVera for more information and direct links

GIFTS for FRIENDS
Buy a gift for a friend and Vera will send your gift directly to your friend, just let Vera know where to send the gift.
What would you like Vera to write a message on a card?
Add the note, you want written on the card, at the time of check out.

PACKAGING
I reuse mail packaging whenever possible, to lessen the carbon footprint.

SOME of the MEDIA coverage of Vera’s Jewellery
- Good Housekeeping Magazine 2020, #10 on the list https://bit.ly/3GcNt4R
- KLG Knit Like Granny, Best gifts for knitters https://knitlikegranny.com/gifts-knitters
- Knitscene Winter 2019, USA,
- Home and Garden magazine, Knitting 2015 Australia
- Hamilton Magazine, Summer 2015 Canada
- The Spec newspaper, July 11 2014, Canada
- eKnit, online knitting magazine, 2014 USA
- Knitsy, online magazine, 2014 UK
- Simply Knitting magazine, 2014 UK
- Knit Wear magazine, Spring 2013 USA
- Ariadne magazine, Winter 2013 the Netherlands

The Spec article on line:
https://www.thespec.com/life/fashion-style/2014/07/11/potter-painter-jewellery-maker-seeks-out-recyclable-materials.html

RETAIL
Grimsby Public Art Gallery Shop, Grimsby Ontario Canada is our local little gallery where you can find some of my jewellery and a few of my clay pots.

NEW:
Sign up on my ItsVera Mailing List for random ItsVera Newsletter, updates and specials offers.
https://www.itsvera.com

HISTORY
I have been designing and making jewellery since I was a child using old beads and stove pipe wire. Later, my Dad bought recycled copper wire for me to use. I took my first metalsmithing course decades ago in Ottawa, Ontario Canada while getting my Teachers Certificate.
Fast forward a career and raising my lovely children, I started to up grade my jewellery skills at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Canadore College in North Bay and the Scheveningen in the Netherlands. I love using vintage silverware, recycled metal, sterling silver, clay, and other non-traditional materials.

In 2010, I discovered Etsy and decided it was a great venue to sell my jewellery. Through my Etsy shop, I enjoy conversing with people from all over the world. However, there never seems to be enough time in a day to create all the things I want to make.

I hope you will take time to browse and enjoy your visit to my 'It's Vera' shop. Please send me a 'message' if you have any questions. I try to check and answer messages regularly. I'd love to hear from you.
Also check my Policies before ordering.

SUPPORTING CHARITIES
A portion of the proceeds from my shop are donated to support international KIVA entrepreneurs, 100 Women Who Care Hamilton-Wentworth, and Good Shepherd Center in Hamilton, Ontario Canada.

ItsVera Newsletter
Sign up for ItsVera Newsletter, planned to be a quarterly email with shop updates, new collections and studio information. Sign up at www.ItsVera.com

All original jewellery designs, photos, images and text
© Copyright 2023 Vera Tempelmans Plat All rights reserved

(updated January 22, 2023 )

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About ItsVera

Sales 11,608
On Etsy since 2010

Metalsmith, contemporary Artisan Art Jewellery

Arts and crafts have always been part of my life, from a very young age I enjoyed working with my hands. My creative Mother always had fun ideas to make things and has been my life's inspiration. "There is nothing you can't do or try", my mother used to say.

As I grew up, my interest in art continued and I became an elementary Visual Arts teacher for many years. I continued my hobbies of painting, sculpting, pottery and jewellery design. For more than 20 years, I specialized in making smoke fired shard pottery and participated in many outdoor shows as well as the Toronto Christmas One of a Kind Shows.

In the mid 2004, I returned to my interest in jewellery design and took numerous silver-smithing courses at Mohawk College and Canadore College in Ontario Canada.
In 2007, I spent several weeks at Breston Academy in the Netherlands focusing on improving my silver-smithing techniques. That was a wonderful experience.

Part of the Etsy experience< I enjoy, is communicating with customers from all over the world, which adds a real personal touch.

So, welcome to my shop and I hope you will enjoy browsing through my jewellery.
I'm happy to answer any of your questions, just send me a message.

Be happy and stay safe,
Vera

Newspaper article 2014
https://www.thespec.com/living-story/4624797-potter-painter-jewellery-maker-seeks-out-recyclable-materials/
Other magazines that have included my knitting/crochet rings, in publications, are in the ring rings listings of my shop.

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  • Vera Tempelmans Plat

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    As a metalsmith, I design and craft jewellery using re-purposed old silverware and mostly recycled metals. My ORIGINAL design, custom made knitting rings and crochet rings have become my signature designs for the last few decades.

Shop policies

Last updated on 23 January, 2023
Vera designs and makes the jewellery, in the ItsVera shop, using vintage silverware, repurposed copper, aluminum and sterling silver. Silver plated silverware is a layer of sterling silver electroplated on a base metal, usually brass or copper. Many silver dishes are EP copper or EP brass means electroplated copper or brass unless they are stamped ster or .925 or sterling silver.
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Sometimes teaspoon rings are made of German silver or nickel silver, both do not contain any silver, but stay shinier longer than sterling silver or silver plate.

Every piece of jewellery, Vera makes is carefully wrapped. A card, with jewellery information and jewellery care instructions, is included with each piece of jewellery. Your item will be shipped inside a secure mailer envelope or box. Vera uses recycled materials (eco-friendly) for packaging whenever possible.
Many international orders are shipped, via AIRMAIL, within 2-5 days after receiving payment.

If you have any questions, just send Vera a message and she will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Privacy

Welcome to my shop, thank you for visiting. Your order information is only visible to me. I do not share any of your information with others.
Greeting from Canada,
Vera
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customise for your shop.

More information

Last updated on 11 May, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Please check 'Additional Policies and FAQ' for How to look after and clean your It's Vera jewellery.

Custom and personalized orders

I only make custom knitting and crochet rings.

Sizing details

Please check the jewellery listings for instructions:
- how to measure your finger for a knitting ring, finger ring or bracelet

Wholesale availability

Some items are open for wholesale inquiries.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are shipped with minimal packaging to reduce the carbon footprint.
I use recycled mail packaging whenever possible.

Where can I track my order with USPS?

Your tracking number is in your ItsVera Etsy order.
Track it at https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction_input