jwalk197804 on Sep 27, 2016
Thank you , Thank You , Thank You ! This exceeded my expectations,I can't wait to give it to my love.
Erin Calandriello on Sep 24, 2016
Great quality...classy...can be worn all the time with casual or nice outfit and my sister will know on the inside how special the bracelet is. Super cute wrapping and box, even had a personalized thank you from owners. Quick shipping. No issues.
A Love Story...
Berkey Designs is a combination of Kelly's love of quotes, poetry, written words, and Stan's mad skills with metal and insane attention to detail.
We are as opposite as two can be, but we work well together, as long as we don't have to share the same studio. His says "shhh...artist at work" while hers says "shhh...artist at play".
We have been together for 30 years and are so grateful for the Etsy community. We work from our home studios out in the beautiful countryside of Ray Co, MO.
Kelly is also a classically trained painter and when she isn't stamping inspirational quotes into metal, she can be found painting out back in her studio, or out on the property along the creek.
Please visit her shop here on Etsy (kellyberkeypaintings) or visit her website for the newest listings and upcoming workshops (link below). I'm even on IG under kellyberkeypaintings where I share our home studio and the nature we are so blessed to be surrounded by.
Much love and gratitude,
Stan & Kelly
Owner, Quote Lover, Photographer, Stamper
Maker, Mad Skills, Finishing Work, Quality Control
Please send us a CONVO, not an EMAIL if you have any changes to your order. Most changes have to be made within the hour of order.
We do not check our GMAIL on a regular basis as we are busy working in our studio all day. All correspondence that is time sensitive should be sent to us as a CONVO through Etsy. Thank you for understanding.
Feedback is so important to us, please take the time to leave us some love! If you have any issue or are unhappy for any reason, please contact prior to leaving feedback so we can rectify the issue and make you happy.
Feedback can be left by clicking on the 'feedback' link in my main shop on the left side of the page.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
We cannot be responsible to wrong address or changing addresses as too many mistakes happen that way.
Please convo us if you need expedited shipping/postal insurance costs.
Shipping/Insurance charges are non-refundable.
All orders are shipped via USPS, first class mail.
Please be sure your shipping address is correct as you check out. We am not responsible for orders shipped to the wrong location. We are also not responsible for additional postage to re-ship the order if the packaged has been returned to us for any reason (unless we mistakenly shipped to the incorrect address, of course).
I don't expect it to happen but I cannot be responsible for lost or damaged items. Please contact me to purchase insurance if you'd like to be able to contact the Post Office if you do not receive your package. In your Purchases you will see when your order has been shipped.
***INTERNATIONAL shipping...Australia customers, shipping is $32.00 so your package can go priority. This way you get your items within 1-3 weeks, but there will be no tracking. USPS only tracks sizes larger than the small shipping box and/or larger than 4lbs. There is no guarantee on how long it will take for your shipment to get to you and we are at the mercy of your customs office. If you feel you should have received your package already, please contact YOUR customs office to see if they are holding your package.
There are no refunds because a shipment never made it to you. I will have confirmation that it was dropped at my post office, but will not be able to track or guarantee anything after that. So far I have never had an item not make it to the recipient, so please be patient!
Refunds and Exchanges
Shipping and return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Non-custom items must be returned in the same condition as shipped out. Once returned a refund of the item will be made to the buyer.
This seldom ever happens, please contact if you have not received your package and we will direct you as to the best way to track it down!
Additional policies and FAQs
Aluminum: I use the highest quality aluminum made (also the most expensive).
The light weight of aluminum is a very positive and popular attribute. However the property of a metal that makes it light weight also makes it relatively weak (compared to the other heaver metals I work with like nickel silver, brass, copper and sterling silver). Aluminum will scratch and bend very easily so be as careful as you can while wearing it, unless of course you consider scratches and dents as part of the character and charm of the piece. If you are rough on your jewelry, in my opinion it's better to purchase one of the other metals but for the minor scratch or two here is a method to revitalize aluminum.
Wash with warm water and a soap that does not leave a residue, rinse and dry with a soft cloth.
For deep scratches (if your fingernail catches on it) first sand with 400 grit then 600 grit sandpaper for metal. Then follow the 'For Minor Scratches' instructions.
For minor scratches You will need.
1. '0000 Steel Wool' also known as 4/0. Cut one pad into 4 pieces. Use 1 at a time.
2. Isopropyl Alcohol in 91% (91% is very important)
3. Oil based paint pen. Available at craft stores or Amazon.
4. A soft cotton cloth. Not too absorbent though (more of a t-shirt than a towel).
5. A jewelers polishing cloth
Use the steel wool to brush (in the direction of the grain) over the entire piece until the scratches are gone. This may take some time and some force or pressure.
Paint each word with the paint pen and let the paint dry about an hour. Lightly add a very small amount of alcohol to your cloth (the idea here is to use just enough to remove the paint above the stamping, If you put to much alcohol on the cloth or use a cloth that is overly textured you will end up removing all the ink you just applied, just dampen the cloth don't saturate it). After you have removed the excess paint follow up with a final polish using a jewelers polishing cloth.
Sterling Silver- Brass- Copper- German Silver (which does contain nickel for those of you who are allergic)
Wash with warm water and a soap that does not leave a residue, rinse and dry with a soft cloth. If you ordered a piece with an antique, patina or aged finish any further 'polishing' will most certainly remove that hard to achieve character.
Polishing- DO NOT POLISH an antique finish unless you want it to shine! If you like really shiny use a 'Sunshine' brand polishing cloth. After you polish the piece I recommend applying a thin coat of wax (I use 'Renaissance' brand wax) to protect it from tarnish. Follow with buffing the wax to a bright shine.
If you have any questions please convo me!