BarnswallowcraftsbyK

Barnswallow Crafts by K

Colorado, United States · 77 Sales

BarnswallowcraftsbyK

Barnswallow Crafts by K

Colorado, United States 77 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(22)
Shop owner

Kathy

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Announcement   Welcome to Barnswallow Crafts by K! Experience the magic of unique and creative keepsakes handcrafted with care.

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Welcome to Barnswallow Crafts by K! Experience the magic of unique and creative keepsakes handcrafted with care.

Kathy

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Kathy

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(22)
Alison Pina

Alison Pina on Sep 18, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Very cute bracelet that is well made. I love the design and style. Exactly as pictured and described. Seller shipped quickly and securely.

moonlightvirgo

moonlightvirgo on Jun 29, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful! This necklace is very well made, just as pictured. Super fast shipping and good response from seller.

Patricia

Patricia on Sep 20, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding! Delightful! Fresh! Unique! I have never seen my birthstone used in such an eye-catching design, and I have been searching for 61 birthdays for just the right pair. I have found them in these. This artisan has something special going on.

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About

Okay, so here's what happened...

Several years ago I needed a necklace for an outfit to wear to a professional meeting but couldn’t afford the perfect piece that I found to go with it. The high priced necklace I found was really pretty basic. Just some multi colored acrylic beads on a fine silver chain. It occurred to me that maybe I could make a decent copy from some of my crafting supplies at home. I’d grown up in a family of crafters but aside from strings of beads and some fun necklaces made of paper cut from magazines and wrapped around adjoining paper clips, I had no experience making jewelry. Still I began my project with an open mind and after a few adjustments the necklace came out very well. I enjoyed making it so much that I bought some beading materials and made more. People complemented me on the pieces I made for myself and I started making necklaces and bracelets as gifts for my friends and family. Along the way I studied books and videos about jewelry making and when I discovered wire wrap I was hooked. I began to make jewelry every spare minute I had. One day, a friend suggested I try selling what I was making. I thought she was kidding because I didn’t think anyone would buy my handmade jewelry. But then I participated in a couple of local craft fairs with my mom and people loved my creations and didn’t seem to mind paying for them. Many of them asked me for my business card and wanted to know if I had a web site, two things I’d never thought about.

Then, at some point, I heard about Etsy and decided to give it a try. It did take me almost 10 months to get the nerve to add a listing but once I started putting pieces on the site and people started viewing and marking them as favorites I grew more confident. After I made my first sale, I knew it was going to be okay. I love that I now have my own store that people all over the world can browse and buy from. I even have business cards now and am in the process of designing some that will compliment my store.

I hope that when people browse the jewelry in my shop they are able to see a little bit of who I am in the pieces I create. I get my design inspiration from a lot of different sources. Very normal things like nature, art, fashion and other people’s creations can generate great ideas. But I’ve also been inspired by bits of conversation, the way beads fall together on the floor, and most of all, the feel of the wire in my hands. When I work with wire, I let it lead and I follow willingly. Sometimes I have a plan, sometimes I don’t. Whatever I make does seem to obtain a life of its own and I’m often surprised by the end result.

I use a variety of materials to create my pieces and I strive to keep them unique as well as affordable. My goal is to design jewelry that people will talk about and want to wear and give to others. Each piece has its own story and my wish is to represent that story in a way that allows others to be able to experience it when they view my work.

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  • Kathy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I’m a Colorado Native and can’t imagine living anywhere else. Originally from Longmont in the northern part of the state I now live in beautiful Colorado Springs in southern Colorado.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 10, 2012
Barnswallow Crafts showcases handcrafted designs in jewelry and other fine accessories at competitive prices. Stop by and browse inspired creations perfect for a variety of occasions. New items are added weekly so you never know what treasure awaits. Check back often for news about sales and promotions. We’re sure you will find something special to brighten your day.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Barnswallow Crafts accepts Paypal and major credit cards as listed on shop homepage. Items will be sent as soon as payment is confirmed.
Shipping
Items will be mailed through USPS.
Refunds and Exchanges
Barnswallow Crafts wants you to be completely happy with any item you purchase. If your item is not what you expected you may return within 30 days of purchase, no quesetions asked. If the item is damaged in transit and can be replaced with a similar item we will be happy to do so. Please return the damaged item and upon receipt, we will ship the replacement at no additional charge. If an item is lost in transit or a damaged item can't be replaced your total purchase price, including shipping fees, will be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will take custom orders with limits. Please be aware that all items are individually created and no two are really alike. I can resize some items but not all. I can make multiple quantities of an item within reason. I reserve the right to decline a custom order for an item I do not feel I will be able to create for you in a given timeframe or in the quantity requested. However, please understand that I will always strive to provide the item that you want if I am able to create it.