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KaetiOriginals

Handmade Jewelry, Chains and Chainmaille

Fisher, Minnesota · 263 Sales

KaetiOriginals

Handmade Jewelry, Chains and Chainmaille

Fisher, Minnesota 263 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(129)

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Kaeti

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Note from shop owner Thank you for stopping by! Unfortunately, we will be on vacation for a while due to family health concerns. We will be back with all our work and vintage items soon. Thank you for your understanding.

Kaeti

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Last updated on Dec 4, 2016

Thank you for stopping by! Unfortunately, we will be on vacation for a while due to family health concerns. We will be back with all our work and vintage items soon. Thank you for your understanding.

Kaeti

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(129)
metalcat

metalcat on Nov 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing! I love the color, the clasp, the design, the feel of it. It is just beautiful. Thank you so much! I hope to collect some more.

Laura Salveson

Laura Salveson on Oct 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful bracelet, the metal is bright and shiny! The seller was great to work with!!

Helena Day

Helena Day on Aug 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just received my bracelet today and am extremely happy with it! The workmanship is top notch - the bracelet is beautifully made, just as dainty as I was hoping for, and exactly the size I requested. Also, the seller is incredibly easy to work with and very thoughtful - not only did she make a custom clasp for me to ensure it didn't snag on my clothes, but waited to ship it out so that it wouldn't arrive when we were still away on vacation. I highly recommend this seller and her products! Thank you!!

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About

Humble Beginnings

Kaeti Originals started out in 1992 as a maker of pet ID tags and artisan jewelry. You could have your pet's birthstone or a stone to match their coloring. We used actual faceted birthstones that jewelers use in Mother's rings. I still make them, if anyone is interested.

I received my Graduate Gemology Diploma from GIA in 1990 and graduated from college with a BFA in Visual Arts, and a BA in Psychology from the University of North Dakota that same year.

The internet really started to get going a little while later and we registered a number of domain names to protect my mark, "Kaeti". My wonderful jewelry arts instructor Ellen Auyong, told me I should think of a maker's mark that wouldn't change. As women, our last names can change, so had to think of something that wouldn't change no matter what I ended up doing personally. That way, professionally, my identity would stay the same. That's how Kaeti was created. A lot of my friends know me as Katie, so I just changed the letters around and since I love all things Celtic, it seemed to fit. That was in 1988.

I always have been fascinated by chains and links and soon started to teach myself the various weaves. I just love making a piece of jewelry that people enjoy wearing or giving to someone special.

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    I love the creative process and have designed pieces for retail jewelry stores as well as individuals. It is so much a part of me, I don't know what I would do without being able to create with my hands.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2016
Thank you for viewing my handmade chains and jewelry. I hope you like what you see. I strive to make each piece of jewelry a unique and creative item for you or for that special someone in your life.

I start my chains and weavings with wire in the various gauges, wrap them, hand saw them to make them into rings. Then I weave them into the various patterns. Or, sometimes the rings are soldered or fused before weaving. Some of the chain patterns are very old as in the case of Viking Knit, Byzantine and chainmaille which can be thousands of years old. Sometimes, I find a pattern I haven’t seen before while I am weaving other chains. These are very serendipitous and I follow where these new patterns take me. Occasionally you will see that I use manufactured clasps and tags because, quite frankly, they work well, and most folks know how they work and feel that they are secure. Other times I make my own clasps to make it a little daring and also much more of an original piece.

All my pieces are priced according to two things: (1) Weight, because precious metal pricing is very changeable and, it’s how I buy it, and, (2), the time it takes to make due to the difficulty of the links and whether they are soldered, fused or left alone.

My beaded pieces are created using a variety of beads and trickets. Some I have hauled around with me forever, (yes, they are vintage, as am I!) ;) and others I have recently found at antique stores or bead stores all over the country. Usually, those are the bigger beads that I haven't seen anywhere else and so can't get them from "normal" sources. I am always keeping an eye out for that particular color, or shape. I may not use what I find until years later. Kinda crazy, huh? There is something about beads that is so hopeful, isn't there? That they will be made into something wonderful and beautiful.

Thank you so much for looking and I hope you like what you have seen here, and maybe, one or two will just have to find their way home to you.

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Payment
I prefer payments through Paypal or Direct Payment. You don't have to have a PayPal account to use any credit card. Please make payment within 2 days of purchase. If payment is not received or I haven't heard from you letting me know of a delay, your order will be canceled. All orders are shipped within 1-2 days of confirmed payment, excluding weekends and holidays.
Shipping
All my pieces are packaged in their own cotton-filled gift box and a satin pull string bag, with the exception of the vintages pieces which are larger. I ship items over $35.00 USPS Priority mail. Orders under $35.00 may go 1st class or USPS Priority or best method. But this does not include insurance. I highly recommend insurance, just in case. I haven't had anything become lost or damaged in shipping, but, you never know. Please convo me to let me know if you would like this additional service and I can let you know the additional cost.

If you need international shipping, I usually ship internationally via USPS Priority mail unless otherwise specified. Just convo me with your request and I will send you a reserve listing with the international rate. I don't ship to all counties, sorry.

I only ship to confirmed addresses through PayPal or USPS unless I hear from the customer via email that they indeed made the purchase and that they recently moved, or that they would prefer a different type of shipping. Thank you for understanding.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns are accepted within 5 days of receipt. It must be returned in new and un-used condition in the original packaging. Please contact me to request a refund prior to returning the item. Refunds will not include shipping charges.

If your item is not the correct size or you wish it a different length, please contact me so that I can ascertain what needs to be done and work with you to make it perfect!

We do offer repair services on our items. See Additional Information.
Additional policies and FAQs
Kaeti Originals wants you to love your purchase forever. Since all our chains are solid metal and are not coated with any lacquers, you may clean your item with warm, soapy water and an old toothbrush. (Don't try this with beaded items, please. Please convo me with cleaning solutions for beaded items.) This works great for lotions and stuff that may work into the links and spaces. If it still looks a little dirty, cleaning your chain with a non-abrasive silver cleaner you can purchase will work wonders. However, if your chain(s) seem to get a tarnish on them that you can't get out, or they have gotten scratched from wear, we do offer cleaning and polishing. Just send us the item prepaid, (don't forget insurance, if you wish), with a small fee of $4.00 for shipping and handling. Please contact us prior to this kind of return, so I can be expecting it. Turn around time is approximately 2 weeks, give or take holidays, etc.

We want you to love your piece of jewelry from Kaeti Originals forever, so if after you have had your piece for a while and you need a new clasp, a link needs repair, or an adjustment in length, we can fix it for you. You can contact me to let me know what piece(s) you have and what you wish to have done, mail it in a pre-paid package for an estimate. After we see the piece, and we will email you if a charge needs to be applied. This repair service is for pieces of ours you may have had for a while and need a bit of adjustment. We only repair our own pieces.

Our Beaded items can also be repaired/restrung. Contact me with questions regarding this service.

There may be a chain or beaded jewelry item that is very old or is such an individual piece that the components,links or beads are not reproducible exactly or can't be found and therefore the piece may not be completely the same as it was originally. I use vintage beads that are no longer made, for example, and I may not have any extras on hand and/or can't find them anywhere. Sometimes, after years of wear, links in chains stretch and get out of shape, a bit. (Don't we all?) ;) We will always strive to do the very best we can for you in cases like this and let you know the status of your piece every step of the way.

We can do custom and do welcome any ideas you may have. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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