AKintsugiLife's Shop Announcement

Welcome to A Kintsugi Life, with handcrafted kintsugi inspired jewelry and gifts. My kintsugi (or kintsukuroi) inspired work is developed from the Japanese art form that repairs broken pottery with gold-infused lacquer to create golden seams in the repaired form that make it more beautiful and valuable than the original. I simulate this process to make jewelry and other accessories in polymer clay or stone.

For the polymer clay items, I use gold- or silver-colored polymer clay (subsequently highlighted with acrylic paint finish) to repair broken polymer clay pieces to symbolize the way that the healing of the broken places in our lives and our faith leaves greater beauty in its wake.

The kintsugi inspired stone pieces are made by breaking stones and stone cabochons and repairing them with powdered gold mica, acrylic paint, adhesive, and acrylic sealant.

Because of the uniqueness of each batch of mixed clay or stone and the unpredictable nature of the breaking process, every piece is a one of a kind made just for you!

Finally, I also make a few faux kintsugi items to offer lower cost alternatives. These items have the look of kintsugi without actually being broken. The most popular of these items are made from porcelain bisque and have "scars" carved into the surface which are then filled with gold paint and sealed.

Learn more about kintsugi and the process I use for creating these kintsugi inspired treasures on my website at AKintsugiLife.com.

I am also on Etsy as:
* EarthwearCollection at my Earthwear Collection shop (EarthwearCollection.etsy.com), where I sell handcrafted, Earth-inspired jewelry of stone and other natural materials
* AutumnLeafBotanicals at my Autumn Leaf Botanicals store (AutumnLeafBotanicals.etsy.com), where I sell my collection of bath and beauty products handcrafted with natural ingredients.
Orders placed from any of these stores at the same time will be shipped together, and any excess shipping charges will be refunded. Please note the orders to be combined in the comment section of your order.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.