Karen's Artistic Touches on Etsy, Handcrafted Jewelry

Springfield, Illinois · 2117 Sales


Karen's Artistic Touches on Etsy, Handcrafted Jewelry

Springfield, Illinois 2117 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

ArtisticTouches is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I am taking some much needed time with family. I will be having knee surgery in Jan and will be down for quite a while. I will respond to messages when I can. Merry Christmas! Happy New year! Thank you to everyone for your business!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 25, 2016

I am taking some much needed time with family. I will be having knee surgery in Jan and will be down for quite a while. I will respond to messages when I can. Merry Christmas! Happy New year! Thank you to everyone for your business!

Karen Redenbaugh

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Karen Redenbaugh


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A little bit about me.

I started playing with beads after I had neck surgery and needed to wear an ID badge to work. The cloth lanyard ones were not comfortable to wear so I decided to try making one with beads. I became addicted to beads and my husband told me I needed to do something with them or quit buying them. So I started selling my lanyards.

The rest is history. I continue to learn new techniques and expand my abilities to bring my customers a wide variety of jewelry. I want my jewelry to look expensive but be affordable. I do have some more expensive pieces for those customers willing to splurge.

In 2010 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. This really changed my world. My jewelry kept me going. My customers gave me a reason to get out of bed each day. They were patient with me as well as encouraging. It has brought me a greater respect for my customers and a greater appreciation of how much a simple little bracelet can mean to a person. I continue to create my cancer awareness jewelry and donate as much as I can to the cause. I donate to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life every year. I also donate to individual fundraisers as often as I can. Please contact me for more information on donations.

I have developed a love of wire. I love creating chain mail jewelry. I also love manipulating the wire to wrap gemstones into beautiful pendants. I am expanding these lines also. Every day brings a new idea and a new challenge. The joy is in the responses from my customers when they put on that special piece of jewelry.

I never owned much jewelry due to my very acidic skin. I could only wear 14kt gold jewelry. This lead me to the art of chain maille. The wire I use is coated allowing me to be able to wear the pieces I create with it. I have also found stainless steel beads and clasps that also allow me to wear more beautiful less expensive jewelry. I love to share these with my customers who have the same problems as me. Every day I continue to learn new techniques that I bring to my customers.


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  • Karen Redenbaugh

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    I have been making jewelry now for over 8 years. My passion is working with wire and creating chain mail jewelry. But my customers love my beaded lanyards and medical bracelets. My inspiration comes from the joy a piece brings to my customers.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2016
I use high quality materials in all of my jewelry pieces. I try to keep the costs down as much as I can in order to sell high quality jewelry at affordable prices. All of my work is guaranteedfor craftsmanship. If you are not satisfied with your purchase please contact me. If you have any questions please contact me. If it is important to you then it is important to me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
All purchase must be paid for in advance. I accept PayPal or debit/credit cards. I also accept Etsy gift cards.
I use USPS shipping for all of my packages. I package all of my pieces in bubble wrap and then ship them in bubble mailers to help ensure that they are not damaged during shipping. If you have not received your package within 7 days of shipping notification, please contact me so that I can check on the shipment with the USPS. In case of loss packages, I will either replace the exact item or offer a similar replacement. Refunds will be issued only after a sufficient amount of time has passed and it is confirmed that the package is lost.

For international shipping I use USPS International shipping. I ship internationally to Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. If you would like me to ship to someplace other than those listed, please contact me for shipping costs. Please allow 7-30 days for shipping time on international shipments. You are responsible for any custom charges that may apply to the receipt of your purchase.

I try ship purchases within 48 hours. If you are buying a custom item or an item that needs sized, it may take longer to ship but in most cases doesn't. I will let you know if there will be a delay in your shipment beyond 48 hours and why there is a delay.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your purchase please let me know and I will do what I can to correct the problem. I do offer refunds if the item is returned within 14 days from shipping date and shows no signs of wear. I will only refund original price of item. Shipping charges will not be refunded.

I guarantee my jewelry 100%. If an item should break due to defective findings or any other reason, I will be happy to repair the item for you. Just notify me and return the item. Once received it will be repaired and returned to you within 48 hours of receiving the item.
Additional policies and FAQs
I offer free sizing on all bracelets. When you purchase your bracelet, please inform me at checkout or send me an email or note indicating desired size. If I am not notified of a desired size I will assume the size listed will fit. However if after receiving the item it does not fit, please contact me. You may return the item to me for free sizing but I will have to charge you for the return shipping.

Custom Orders:
I also take custom orders. Custom orders can be for any type of jewelry that I offer. I have made specific themed lanyards, special awareness items, and special colored jewelry. I will work with you to ensure that the final jewelry pieces is what you are wanting. The cost for custom orders is the based on the same pricing that is used for my pre-made pieces. The costs are based on the materials used in the piece. Some beads and other materials are more expensive than others causing those items to be higher priced. A 50% down payment is required for custom work.

If you are purchasing your item as a gift please let me know. I have very nice organza drawstring bags that I will be happy to include free of charge for you to present your gift in. I also have jewelry gift boxes that I can also include. Gemstone wire work jewelry pieces will be shipped in a jewelry box.

You may contact me with any questions or comments at karensjewelry [!at]

Thank you for your business! Your satisfaction with the sale is my number one priority!
Happy Shopping,