Kanaru

Kanaru Designs

Yokohama, Japan · 62 Sales

Kanaru

Kanaru Designs

Yokohama, Japan 62 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Rieko

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Announcement   Thank you for visiting my shop.
Here you will find original handmade jewelry to add a sparkle to your outfit!

Announcement

Thank you for visiting my shop.
Here you will find original handmade jewelry to add a sparkle to your outfit!

Rieko

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Rieko

Fresh Water Pearl and Shell Bracelet
US$58.92
Orange Ombre Multi Stone Earrings
US$53.84

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Wendy Naylor

Wendy Naylor on Jun 27, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Such a gorgeous set of earrings with beautiful gems. I am already enjoying them. Thank you!

Wendy Naylor

Wendy Naylor on May 27, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

The necklace is gorgeous, expertly made with a lot of attention to detail. The colors are exactly as photographed. I hope to be back! Thank you.

Emily Holst

Emily Holst on Apr 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This shipped in the time it was supposed to and the earrings were absolutely stunning. Unique, delicate, and looked high quality. Bought them for my sister as a birthday present and she loved them.

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Long simple earrings with gorgeous moonstones, one of a few in a series I've made with these pyrites.

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About

Who I Am

Handcrafting had always been a part of my life ever since I can remember.

My grandmother had been my personal seamstress who had made a large part of my wardrobe into my early twenties. I had spent many summers making something with fabric, washi paper, embroidery threads, and practically just about anything in her house.

My mother is a quilt artist and her work has been exhibited in quilt shows around the world. I grew up watching her sketching out the design, choosing fabric, stitching by hand, and give attention to the smallest details.

So it came naturally that I took on something, and it happened to be jewelry making.
It started out with making something for myself, or just trying out new techniques from books.

The first time someone paid me for my jewelry was when I was working at a securities firm right after graduating university. A trader noticed the jewelry I wore to work and asked me if I can make something that would match her dress she was planning to wear to a party. So she brought in her red dress and purple heels, I brought my set of beads and we discussed the design late at night on the trading floor.

After that, I started sharing my work on Facebook, and my friends would buy them if they saw anything they liked.
I opened my Etsy shop in 2010 after having my first child. I had spare time at home, the desire to create, but had no place to wear the jewelry I made. So selling them online gave me the motivation to keep on doing what I loved.

After five years of maternity / parental leave, I went back to working as a financial analyst at a global company. And that is what I currently do as a full time job. I spend most of my time tackling excel sheets and financial systems, which I actually like.

I am often moved by intuition on my creative side, but like to be very logical and numeric when it comes to working in the office. I love to wine and dine, be social and talkative, but also like being alone and spending time in a quiet place. I guess there are two very opposing sides to me, which balances out who I am.

Though I have very limited time resource, I try to give a lot of thought to what I list in my shop. I question myself from time to time whether I would buy them myself, and remove anything that I wouldn't.

I believe you gain confidence in wearing what you really love, make you happy through out your day, and I hope my jewelry will be a part of that.

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  • Rieko

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    I am a self-taught jewelry artist living in the suburbs of Tokyo, Japan. I am a mother of a daughter born in 2009 and son born in 2011, married to a man I met through playing basketball.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 10, 2013
Welcome and thank you for visiting my shop.

Each of my jewelry are designed and handmade by myself with great care and love. I work in a pet-free, smoke-free home.

Please take a moment to go through my policies and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I am fluent in English and Japanese.

I hope you will enjoy viewing my work!!

日本語での対応も行っておりますので、何かご不明な点などございましたらお気軽にご連絡下さいませ。

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
I currently accept Paypal only.
Payments must be made at the time of purchase.
If the payment is not confirmed within 48 hours, the item will be cancelled and relisted for other buyers.
Shipping
All oversea items are shipped within 1-3 business days of purchase by regular Airmail through the Japan Postal Service. If you would like insurance and tracking services added to your package, please contact me before hand and I will get back to you with the revised shipping fee.

I do not take responsibility for items lost in the course of shipping, and also for any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc that may be incurred at the time of delivery.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, I am willing to provide a refund (shipping not included). Please contact me within 14 days of receiving your package.
For refunds, I kindly ask you to place the jewelry in its original box and package with cushions.
Additional policies and FAQs
Prices for my jewelry and shipping fees are all listed in Japanese Yen. If you are viewing with a different currency, please note that prices may vary depending on the market.

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For necklaces that have a front and back, the clasps will come to your right hand. I can change it to the left if it will make it easier for you to handle.

For some earring, I can change the pierce part to titanium or plastic if you are allergic to the metal used. Please note that in some cases, this may slightly change the design.

For both changes, please let me know at the time of purchase.

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If more than one item is purchased, they will be packaged together in the same box. If you would like them packaged separately, please notify me in the note to seller area. In such cases, I will mark the box so that you will know what is inside.

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I may reuse air cushions and you may notice some small holes or rips on them, but will not have any effect on protecting your jewelry. Other wrapping supplies and envelopes, cards will always be new.

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I kindly ask you to handle each piece with care.
Though I give my full attention to make them all durable and secure, due to the designs, some may be very fragile.

Thank you for taking your time to read through my policies!