KryziaKreations

Whimsical Nature and Vintage Style Artisan Jewelry

Florida, United States · 399 Sales

KryziaKreations

Whimsical Nature and Vintage Style Artisan Jewelry

Florida, United States 399 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(69)

Announcement   Welcome to Kryzia Kreations on Etsy - featuring handcrafted whimsical romantic artisan jewelry inspired by nature, myth, and vintage style. My jewelry designs are meant to inspire, delight, and hold meaning so that they become part of your story, and also be an expression of your unique personal style. And, all of the jewelry is handcrafted using recycled precious metals and ethically sourced stones.

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~ Twitter: twitter.com/KryziaKreations

Thank you for visiting and enjoy!

* This shop, artwork and all its contents are property of Kryzia Kreations /Christina Paluszek-McClure ©2018. All rights reserved. No unauthorized duplications allowed.

Announcement

Last updated on 09 Jan, 2018

Welcome to Kryzia Kreations on Etsy - featuring handcrafted whimsical romantic artisan jewelry inspired by nature, myth, and vintage style. My jewelry designs are meant to inspire, delight, and hold meaning so that they become part of your story, and also be an expression of your unique personal style. And, all of the jewelry is handcrafted using recycled precious metals and ethically sourced stones.

Like what you see and want to receive the latest news on new collections and designs and special promotions and sales? Sign up for the newsletter at:
http://eepurl.com/blcAiH

And if you want to join me on your favorite social media channel, you can find me at:
~ Facebook: facebook.com/Kryziakreations
~ Pinterest: pinterest.com/kryziakreations
~ Instagram: instagram.com/kryziakreations
~ Twitter: twitter.com/KryziaKreations

Thank you for visiting and enjoy!

* This shop, artwork and all its contents are property of Kryzia Kreations /Christina Paluszek-McClure ©2018. All rights reserved. No unauthorized duplications allowed.

Christina Paluszek-McClure

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About

Handmade jewelry for nature and vintage lovers!

THE STORY & INSPIRATION:
I believe that jewelry should be something you want to wear – not have to wear.
It should be a little bit romance, a little bit whimsical, and a little bit magic.
It should be a timeless treasure that makes you feel beautiful, confident, and sentimental.
It should be inspired by the things you love, cherish, and dream about, and sometimes it can transport you to a different place.

Your jewelry should help tell your own unique story and be an extension of your personal style. It should make a statement, but at the same time not overwhelm you. It should be a reflection of you that makes you smile every time you wear it, look at it or touch it.

The passion and inspiration for my jewelry designs come from the simple beauty of nature mixed with the timeless details and look of antique jewelry. In my childhood, I used to play with my grandmother’s box of antique jewelry, and I found the pieces fascinating because they were so ornate and detailed. When I would wear them, I thought that they held magic because they made me feel special and very grown up. My grandmother also had a botanical oasis in her Brooklyn, NY backyard that was home to a giant peach tree, and varieties of beautiful roses, flowers, herbs, and vegetables. I would spend hours out there making up stories about the garden and the mysteries I believed each plant held, and I also learned a lot about gardening and taking care of the earth.

Each of my handcrafted jewelry designs combines the timeless romantic style of antique jewelry with the whimsical elements of nature. By incorporating multiple textures, intriguing gemstones, and intricately detailed metalwork, I aim to entice the wearer to really investigate each piece, and discover its texture, personality, beauty and unique story. All of these elements unite an old-world feeling with a feminine whimsical mystique.

My hope is that whoever wears my jewelry feels the same magic and inspiration that I did as a child wearing my grandmother’s antique jewelry. I hope it makes you feel special and unique because you are not just another face in the crowd. You are you, and you should celebrate it!

CRAFTSMANSHIP
All the jewelry designs are completely hand-fabricated by myself using traditional metalsmith techniques. As a self-taught jeweler, I fell in love with metalsmithing because it intrigued me that you could take something so cold and hard as metal, and form it into something so delicate, wearable and beautiful as jewelry.

My design process generally begins with a variety of sketched ideas, inspiration boards, samples of gemstones, pearls or found objects, and ideas for any metal textures or details. From here, I begin to manipulate precious sheet metal and wire into various shapes, and then begin adding the intricate details of texture, hand-woven wire, granulation, hand-engraving, patinas and color, semi-precious gemstones or found objects. All the handmade designs are either limited edition or one of a kind because I believe you should wear original pieces that reflect your own individuality.

Stones, whether precious or semi-precious or just pebbles or shell washed up on the beach, play a big role in many of my jewelry designs. Some stones, such as agates and jaspers, can tell a story all on their own, while others, such as sapphires, garnets, and even diamonds, add that perfect bit of color or sparkle to a delicate design.

I have a strong belief that we should be kind to our environment, so I try to fabricate my jewelry in the most socially and environmentally friendly way possible. Each handcrafted piece is made from recycled precious metals, and I strive to use ethically sourced gemstones.

I have been creating jewelry professionally since 1999, and I am proud to say that I have many happy customers all around the United States, Canada and Great Britain who have shopped with me at art festivals and trunk shows, bought my jewelry from galleries and off my website, or commissioned me to make a special design just for them.

To me, the greatest compliment is when someone incorporates one of my pieces into their own unique style. To know that the piece is being worn by someone who smiles every time they wear it, makes me truly happy.

Shop members

  • Christina Paluszek-McClure

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My jewelry consists of several collections inspired by nature and romantic vintage style. I am a one-woman show who does it all - designing, creating, marketing, etc. My favorite part is that I get to do what I love, and I'm very grateful for it.

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Last updated on 27 November, 2017
Welcome to the Kryzia Kreations Etsy shop!

I am a self-taught metalsmith who has been creating jewelry professionally since 1999, and I have many happy customers all around the country who have shopped with me in my booth at art festivals, and bought my pieces from galleries and my own website.

I take great pride in creating whimsical and romantic jewelry inspired by nature, myth and romantic old world style. Each piece is individually handcrafted in my studio, using recycled precious metals and ethically sourced stones. I like to create designs that not only entice the wearer to really look at the design and investigate the detailed work involved, but also to handle it and discover its texture, personality and beauty.  Creating designs with texture and lots of tiny detail is my passion - and I hope you like it too!

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Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
I want you to be absolutely delighted with whatever piece you order. If for some reason you are not satisfied, please contact me within 5 days after your jewelry arrives and return it to me within 7-10 days after that date you received it. You will receive a full refund for the price of the jewelry minus the shipping cost as long as the item is in an unworn condition, undamaged, and in its original packaging. All return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer, and original shipping costs are not refundable. Anything returned in worn or damaged condition will be returned to you with no refund issued.

Exchanges follow the same procedure as a return. After 7 days, no returns are accepted.

Custom orders are not exchangeable or returnable. Custom orders include any jewelry that is custom designed for you with a different style or different stones, and any other jewelry that contains personalized elements or engraving.

Order cancellations must be received within 24 hours after sale. After this time has passed, we have either shipped your ready to ship item, or started production on your made to order piece. Cancellations placed after this 24 hour period are subject to a 25% restocking fee.
Payment
I accept PayPal and all major credit cards through Etsy's Direct Checkout for payment.

Florida residents will be charged 7% sales taxed (shipping fees are not taxed.)

I do not accept personal or business checks, money orders or wire transfers for payment.
Shipping
Please make sure your shipping address on Etsy is updated and correct as that is the address I will use.

Packaging:
Every Kryzia Kreations piece of jewelry comes in a customized gift box ready for gifting.


DOMESTIC SHIPPING
Every order is shipped in a rigid mailing box. All domestic shipping in the United States is shipped by USPS Priority Mail which is typically delivered to most U.S. destinations in approximately 2-3 business days, but this time frame is not guaranteed by either me or the post office. If your package does not arrive within this 2-3 day window, your shipping fee is not refundable. This service offers tracking and $50 insurance by the post office in case of damage or loss. If you require additional insurance, upgrades are available at time of purchase. Kryzia Kreations is not responsible for lost packages or those that are uninsured.

If you need to expedite your shipping faster, I do offer Express Mail which is overnight delivery to most U.S. destinations. This service offers tracking and $100 insurance by the post office in case of damage or loss. If you require overnight shipping, please contact me before you pay for your purchase so that I can give you a shipping cost estimate and add the cost onto your listing(s). If you forget to do this during checkout, you can also contact me before I ship your order, and I can invoice you separately for these charges. Please note: Any jewelry that is listed as "Made to Order" can be shipped by Express Mail once it is completed, but it will not impact the production time stated in the listing. Please contact me when you place your order if you would like to request this service.

All domestic Priority Mail and Express Mail comes with a tracking number, which I will send to you in your shipment notification. Because of this tracking number, I have proof of mailing for all boxes that I mail. Domestic items shipped without insurance that do not arrive at the correct address or get lost in the mail are the responsibility of the buyer, however I will work with you to track down packages and claims.


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
Every order is shipped in a rigid mailing box. All international shipping is shipped by your choice of either USPS First Class International Mail or USPS Priority International Mail.

USPS First Class International Mail can take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks to reach its destination. If your package does not arrive within this window, your shipping fee is not refundable. Insurance is not included in these prices. If you would like your package to be insured, please choose Priority International Mail, which generally takes 6-12 business days to reach its destination. International items shipped without insurance that do not arrive at the correct address or get lost in the mail are the responsibility of the buyer, not Kryzia Kreations.

For USPS First Class International packages you will be sent the customs number, which will sometimes act as a tracking number in some countries. Otherwise, once your package leaves the U.S, I will not be able to tell you where your package is in transit, or when it will be delivered. If you want to be able to track your package accurately, you will need to upgrade to Priority International Mail.

If you need your international jewelry order delivered by a quicker method, please contact me about upgrading to Priority Mail Express International. In most cases, Priority Mail Express International shipping takes 3-7 days to arrive at its destination.


CUSTOMS CHARGES
Please be aware that the buyer is responsible for any customs duties, taxes, VAT, brokerage fees, or tariffs levied after the initial postage. These fees could be applied to your package at the discretion of your local customs officers/post office.

I will not mark any packages as a "gift" in order to avoid customs fees. This is not legal. It will be marked as "merchandise" and listed as a "fashion accessory" on the customs form.


LOST/DAMAGES PACKAGES
If you provided the correct shipping address upon checkout but your package does not arrive, I will do whatever I can to help you find it. When it comes to international orders, I am limited in what I can do to track an international package, so in most instances, you will need to bring your tracking number/customs number in to your local post office to have them track the box from your end. In addition, Kryzia Kreations does not provide refunds or replacements for items that do not arrive or get lost in the mail that are not fully insured. If you need to order a replacement piece of jewelry for an item that got lost, please note that many one-of-a-kind items may not be able to be remade.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please keep in mind that you are ordering handcrafted jewelry so there may be a slight variation from the piece that is pictured.

REPAIRS
I guarantee my jewelry to be of the highest quality and check over each piece before it is packaged for shipment. If for some reason you receive your jewelry, and upon wearing it out for the first time, it breaks not by any fault of your own, please contact me ASAP., tell me what happened, and ship it back to me. It will be fixed at no charge. If it becomes damaged after normal wear and tear, I will fix it for a small fee covering parts and labor.

PROCESSING TIMES
Most of the items listed in my shop do not take as long as the processing times state, but there are occasions when it does. If you need something sooner than stated in the listing, please feel free to contact me and I will try my best to accommodate you.

CUSTOM ORDERS
It is always an honor to be asked to create custom jewelry designs, and I am happy to do so when I can. If you wish for me to create a custom piece for you, please feel free to contact me. Custom orders do require half (50%) of the payment upfront, and the balance after I complete your order. As soon as the balance is paid, I will ship your order immediately. Custom orders are not returnable or exchangeable.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect:
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It:
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure:
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention:
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

More information

Last updated on 08 Sep, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I do accept custom orders on many of my jewelry designs. Please contact me if you wish to have a piece custom made for you. For custom orders, I require half (50%) of the payment upfront, and the balance after I complete your order. As soon as the balance is paid, I will ship your item immediately. Custom orders are not returnable or exchangeable.

Sizing details

Please be sure you have the correct ring size prior to purchasing a ring. For some rings, it may be impossible to re-size due to various factors such as stones, the stone settings, and sometimes the design of the ring itself. In this case, a new ring will have to be re-fabricated, and I do charge for this. Most jewelers will size your finger for free, however, I will be more than happy to send you a ring sizer in the mail at no charge. If re-sizing of a ring is required, please contact me and we can discuss the rates.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale inquiries are welcome. As of right now, I am not part of Etsy Wholesale, so please feel free to contact me if you are interested and I will send you the appropriate information.

Care instructions

I include a jewelry care card in every order, but the best thing to to use to clean your jewelry is a treated jeweler's polishing cloth.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each item is gift wrapped in a white velvet lined blue or mint green jewel box with Kryzia Kreations branding on it. Small stacking rings are shipped in a small dark green velvet bag. Each item listing will specify how your jewelry will be gift wrapped.