CathyHeinzDesigns

Beautiful Simplicity Never Goes Out of Style

| Cumberland Foresid, Maine

Star Seller.

This seller sets a shining example for providing a great customer experience, with a history of 5-star reviews, on-time shipping, and quick replies to any messages they received.

Announcement    ***** Cathy Heinz Designs a Star Seller Shop *****
Thank you for coming to my shop! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to convo me. And, if you can, please support small stores like mine during these difficult times.

***** Attention Shoppers from outside the US ****** Shipping times have increased greatly during the Pandemic. I am currently offering Priority International Shipping as the only option. If the speed of your order is not critical, I can offer you a lower rate if you convo me. Regular shipping is averaging about 5 - 6 weeks recently.

If you see a jewelry design that you would like with a different gemstone, please contact us for pricing. All items are designed and made in my Maine studio.

I also publish a quarterly award-winning newsletter with tips, information about jewelry, gemstones, and other topics. I occasionally offer coupons and other special offers. If you would like to sign up, please visit my web site: http://www.cathyheinzdesigns.com or convo me through Etsy. There's no obligation and you can cancel at any time, no questions asked. If you'd like to see the current issue before you decide, please convo.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 4, 2021

***** Cathy Heinz Designs a Star Seller Shop *****
Thank you for coming to my shop! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to convo me. And, if you can, please support small stores like mine during these difficult times.

***** Attention Shoppers from outside the US ****** Shipping times have increased greatly during the Pandemic. I am currently offering Priority International Shipping as the only option. If the speed of your order is not critical, I can offer you a lower rate if you convo me. Regular shipping is averaging about 5 - 6 weeks recently.

If you see a jewelry design that you would like with a different gemstone, please contact us for pricing. All items are designed and made in my Maine studio.

I also publish a quarterly award-winning newsletter with tips, information about jewelry, gemstones, and other topics. I occasionally offer coupons and other special offers. If you would like to sign up, please visit my web site: http://www.cathyheinzdesigns.com or convo me through Etsy. There's no obligation and you can cancel at any time, no questions asked. If you'd like to see the current issue before you decide, please convo.

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Updates

To celebrate Maine Craft Weekend, I’m having a 20% off sale in my Etsy shop. Beauties like this Tahitian pearl necklace are a steal! Sale ends tonight.
August babies - your birthstone ring is 40% off during my one of a kind sale!
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About CathyHeinzDesigns

Sales 369
On Etsy since 2011

From Designing Software to Designing Jewelry!

I want my jewelry to be fresh, interesting, beautifully crafted, and unique: a reflection of my personal desire to continually learn and grow as an artist. Because I constantly seek out new skills and techniques, my body of work is always evolving with new designs and materials. Influences include nature, the universe, and architecture, but I feel that my jewelry has a modern aesthetic that still retains a feminine, timeless quality. Inspiration can come from anywhere - a museum exhibition, an elm seed from my front yard, a happy accident at the bench, or a lovely gem. For me, design needs to be clean, minimalist, and technically excellent: the elegant solution. Every piece is designed and handcrafted in my studio on the coast of Maine.

I really can't remember a time when I wasn't fascinated by jewelry. I used to beg my mother and aunts for their castoff pieces so that I could take them apart and put them together in new ways! I also loved to draw and was always designing for my models - high-fashion, of course! My parents never needed to worry about where I was - I was up in my room making something! However, I was also a fine student, so crafts and jewelry became my hobbies, not my principal schooling or work, for a long time. I spent a number of years in the Information Technology field, first as a software programmer and then as a manager of software development at L.L. Bean. I also owned a high-tech recruitment firm for a while. But then the lure of jewelry-making came back. I started with metalsmithing classes at the Maine College of Art and then studied under such gifted artists as Pauline Warg, Kate Wolf, Jayne Redman, and Blaine Lewis. And here I am today!

Because I'm a major geek, I'm very interested in science, particularly the natural world and our universe. One of my major collections is the Glacier Collection, which features designs with patterned metal that looks like ice under high magnification. A more recent collection I have been building is the Cosmos Collection, which began with a few designs symbolizing orbits, stars and the planets. I like the idea of the infinite possibilities of the universe and the movement of bodies within it - sources of inspiration perfect for jewelry design.

A hallmark of my designs is the contrast of textured and matte surfaces with light and dark metals and sparkling gemstones and pearls - modern and sleek, yet beautifully feminine. A signature style of my work is my use of mixed metals, particularly gold and silver. I produce my work using the time-honored metalsmithing techniques taught to me in my formal training.

I am a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, the Maine Crafts Guild, and the Maine Crafts Association.

Owning a jewelry design firm has been a culmination of all that my previous work has taught me - organization, management, design work, attention to detail, customer service, and the desire to produce lasting, heirloom-quality work.

Shop members

  • Cathy Heinz

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I'm a full-time jewelry designer and fabricator who lives on the coast of Maine. I work primarily in gold and silver from my original designs. I use the time-honored techniques of metalsmithing to produce my work.

Production partners

  • Rio Grande

    Albuquerque, NM

    Supplier of jeweler's supplies

  • Stuller

    Baton Rouge, LA

    Produces cast rings

Shop policies

Last updated on April 28, 2019
I hope you are enjoying looking at my work and even considering buying a piece for yourself or someone special.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
We believe that you will be very satisfied with your purchases from Cathy Heinz Designs. However, if you would like to return an item, you may do so within 14 days of invoice date. Exchanges or returns do NOT apply on worn, altered, or custom jewelry. Simply return the item within 14 days of invoice date in its original condition for a full refund, excluding postage. If you exchange your return for another item, it will be sent to you by insured U.S. Postal mail. Additional shipping costs will be charged to your credit card.

For all special orders, customized pieces and special offers, all sales are final.
Payment
We want to ensure that all your transactions with Cathy Heinz Designs are smooth, easy, and secure. You have many options, including the Etsy gift card.
Shipping
Your online purchases will be sent to you by insured U.S. mail with Signature Confirmation. Your shipping and insurance charges will be added to your order at Checkout.
Additional policies and FAQs
I also do custom design work. If you are interested in having a specially designed piece of jewelry made, please contact me for further information. Please note that all sales are final on custom work, and that payment for a custom order must be made within 5 working days of invoice date, otherwise the order will be cancelled.

I also may be contacted for wholesale opportunities.
Privacy
Your privacy is important to me. I use the information you provide about yourself and/or someone else when placing an order only to complete the order. I will not share personal information with any other company or organization. All of the information collected is for customer service and direct communication purposes only.