Hand stamped jewellery - Made to order in NZ

Pahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui | 504 Sales


Hand stamped jewellery - Made to order in NZ

Pahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui 504 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (123)

DefiningPly is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Ply is on holiday.

We are pooped, and need to recoup so we can get our groove back. We will respond to urgent messages as we can :)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 07 Apr, 2019

Ply is on holiday.

We are pooped, and need to recoup so we can get our groove back. We will respond to urgent messages as we can :)

Heather and Kate

Contact shop owner

Heather and Kate


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars


I've been planning the ready to ship section for an age and IT'S HERE blushtada
Ear cuffs are go!
#copper #ilovethem #theyarecoolnow?


Planet-friendly packaging revolution underway!

We've moved away from bubble mailers and glossy business cards, finally! We've got home-compostable mailers, innovative Geami kraft paper wrap, and business cards printed on 100% recycled card stock! This has been a big project with lots of research, planning, and missteps, over the last few years. We're so excited to finally be sending packages out into the world that represent our ethos and priorities!

Ply is a business of two based on a 7 acre alpaca farm in Pahiatua, New Zealand.

We specialise in hand stamped copper and sterling jewellery - and words. The words can be anything - quotes, lyrics, nonsense, numbers - because the really interesting part is what they mean, how that meaning can change, and how they change you when they're worn.

Obviously, we love custom orders.

Each piece starts as a sketch. It is then hand cut, stamped, hammered, treated with a patina, polished, and waxed. This is all done in a converted bedroom studio, looking out over a paddock of alpacas (with the occasional chicken, cat, or duck).

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Shop members

  • Kate

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Kate is the heart of Ply. She brings a poet's love of words and a metal smith's love of hammers to each piece, often listening to music or a podcast while she works, and takes breaks to watch the alpacas in the paddock.

  • Heather

    Owner, Photographer, Dispatcher

    Heather is Ply's pulse. She keeps Kate going with cups of tea, head scritches, and enthusiasm. When she's not behind the camera or using washi tape on parcels, she's probably in the closest patch of sunlight, knitting, reading, or napping.

Shop policies

Last updated on 03 February, 2019
It's lovely to see you!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Send items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
We accept refunds and exchanges, except for custom or personalised items.
We do everything we can to make sure you're happy with your purchase before we send it. However, if you're not satisfied when you receive your item, please convo us and we will do our best to resolve the issue. Return postage (and postage of a substitute item) will need to be covered by the purchaser.
We make all of our jewellery by hand, and then post from New Zealand, so please keep this in mind when making your order. If you have a deadline, please contact us before you buy so we can work with you to get your item to you on time.

Shipping within New Zealand is sent ParcelPost Tracked with NZ Post and takes up to 3 working days. Please contact us before purchasing if you would like to upgrade this to tracked courier.

Shipping outside New Zealand is sent by International Air and should be delivered in around 10 working days. If you would like to upgrade the postage to International Tracked Courier, please contact us prior to purchasing so that we can update the listing for you. This upgrade can add upwards of $20USD to the price of postage.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you don't receive your item in 14 workings days (or 5 working days for orders within New Zealand) from the shipping notification, please contact us so we can investigate and (hopefully) resolve the issue. Unfortunately we can't take responsibility for items lost in the post, but we will do everything we can to make sure your order arrives.