AKintsugiLife's Shop Announcement

Welcome to A Kintsugi Life, with handcrafted kintsugi inspired gifts that are all one of a kind.

My kintsugi (or kintsukuroi) inspired work is developed from the Japanese art form that repairs broken pottery with a 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 using either 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.

One of my favorite kintsugi inspired jewelry creations is a series of polymer clay hearts in various swirled color combinations that have been broken and repaired in this kintsugi inspired way to remind us all that our broken hearts can and do mend. And in the healing, we often find great beauty and resiliency.

My polymer clay line also includes kintsugi inspired pendants in other shapes, as well as kintsugi inspired bracelets, earrings, key chains, and prayer beads.

I now also work with kintsugi inspired stone by breaking stones and stone cabochons and repairing them with 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!

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

I am also on Etsy as:
* EarthwearCollection at my Earthwear Collection shop (, where I sell handcrafted, Earth-inspired jewelry of stone and other natural materials
* AutumnLeafBotanicals at my Autumn Leaf Botanicals store (, 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.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.