Announcement Featuring handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry items, many with fused dichroic glass cabochons made in my kiln. Feel free to ask me questions about any item, to request that I make a custom piece for you, or to inquire if it is possible to change a listed item to fit your preferences. Thank you for stopping by!
Featuring handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry items, many with fused dichroic glass cabochons made in my kiln. Feel free to ask me questions about any item, to request that I make a custom piece for you, or to inquire if it is possible to change a listed item to fit your preferences. Thank you for stopping by!
Kathy Olin on May 4, 2016
Perfect match for one of my Spring sweaters! Thanks also for the extra Pink Floral earrings
I enjoy pleasing my shoppers with good customer service and high quality jewelry.
I started creating simple jewelry as a child but didn't make any for years while I was in college and starting a career. I came back to making jewelry because I wanted all my pieces to match my outfits and each other, but couldn't find what I wanted in stores. That is when I discovered I needed such a creative outlet. I am a serious introvert, so spending time alone in my glass and bead studio recharges me.
I started selling jewelry locally more than ten years ago and have many repeat buyers (thank you!). I love the look and feel of different kinds of beads and cabs. I also get pleasure from learning new techniques to make and incorporate those little treasures (oh, and collecting them). Inspiration comes from many venues, such as nature, art, science, and the materials themselves. I never lack for ideas, just time!
I find dichroic glass to be incredibly cool and wanted to have custom dichroic glass pendants to use in my jewelry. So, I bought a kiln and learned how to fuse glass 8-9 years ago. Now I have a whole room of glass (I collect it, too) and the equipment and supplies (and after much practice the knowledge) to make unique, high quality pieces. Glass is a complicated and challenging medium that is great fun to play with (and sometimes very frustrating). I get excited every time I open the kiln to see just what has been made of those small pieces of glass that I put in.
I have dabbled in polymer clay on and off for many years because it is an amazing medium. But I was lacking direction until last year when I decided I wanted to make cabs similar to my glass ones, but in colors and designs not accessible in glass. Finally, after many experiments I have found the methods that produce cabs that I like (perfectionist tendencies are both a blessing and a curse!).
My Etsy journey has been a pleasant one. I derive much enjoyment from pleasing my customers with good customer service and high quality products. When my energy is low, I read my reviews to recharge those batteries (thank you!). The Etsy teams are also amazing; I appreciate their unconditional support.
Owner, Designer, Creator
I have enjoyed designing and making jewelry plus glass creations for more than 10 years. This creative outlet (addiction?) keeps me sane and balanced along with the demands of motherhood and my career as a scientist and educator.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
International orders require custom forms; these will be filled out truthfully. Any duties imposed by the destination country are the buyer's responsibility as these are out of my control.
Refunds and Exchanges
I make quality pieces that are as sturdy as possible (very few items that I have made have broken over the years, and when they have broken it was usually due to component failure, such as a commercial clasp breaking). If you do have an issue, please contact me and I will work with you to resolve the problem as possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
My custom order policy is a simple, no-risk one. I don't charge anything up front. I make the piece and send you a picture. If you like it, I set up the reserved listing for you to purchase. If you don't like the piece, you are not obligated to purchase it...and we discuss whether or not I should try again to fix any issue you have with it, or we agree to drop the order.