Sally Kwan on Feb 13, 2017
Beautiful! Simply beautiful. I will definitely be coming back.
Karisma by Kara all started a few years back when I as a newlywed wished to bring in some extra income. I began making simple beaded jewelry, and then I started experimenting with shaping wire. After learning the basics of working with wire, I began to try more difficult wire designs. Ideas kept coming; my inventory kept growing; and demand kept increasing. That was it! I knew I had to turn this into a bonafide business.
From creating to marketing, I enjoy almost every aspect of my business. I love designing and handcrafting the jewelry, taking photographs of models wearing my products, and designing attractive banners, business cards, and anything else that I may need to promote my jewelry. I also try to be very involved in various social media venues, and this involvement has proved to play a very important role in growing my business. Also, I participate in several arts and craft shows each year and keep a few different boutiques stocked up with my goodies :)
You caught me: yes, occasionally I enjoy the perk of working in my pj's. :) There have been some occasions where I have had so many orders to make and packages to be mailed in one day that I simply woke up, grabbed a cup of coffee, and then got right to work! No, I do not have any "behind the scenes" pictures of these occasions ;)
Of course, there are some aspects of operating my own business that aren't so fun, such as ordering supplies, keeping good track of different records, editing listings, and so on—pretty much everything non-creative :)
But overall, I'm living my dream! And the best part? Interacting with with all my customers whether face to face at shows or through convos here on Etsy. I strive to create both high-quality pieces and happy customers. Maintaining good communication with all of my customers is top priority, and I'd love to hear from you!
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Designer, Maker, Photographer, Etc. Basically I Do Everything.
Hi! I'm Kara. I design and create all of the jewelry you see in my shop. I enjoy coffee, music, animals, nature, pottery and art.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
card information and then finalize payment.
Since everything here is handcrafted exclusively by me, I am able to customize each piece to meet your specific needs. I make each piece with love so please allow up to 10 business days for your order to be mailed. I strive to get orders out within 3-5 days from purchase but often times I need the extra time, especially during the holiday seasons.
Enjoy looking around!
For giveaways & special discounts, join Karisma by Kara's Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Karisma-by-Kara/68181058183
Your order will be mailed to you via USPS first class mail. Each U.S. order will include a tracking number. You may purchase insurance for an additional charge.
International orders: - Please note that the customer is responsible for all duties, taxes, levies, and other applicable fees for their purchase. Also be aware that delivery time varies and may take over a month to receive in some cases.
Refunds and Exchanges
Custom orders (that I cannot re-sale such as wire-written names and custom orders that are specifically made for you) & wholesale orders are not returnable.
Additional policies and FAQs
***Please allow for slight variations due to the hand-crafted nature of my jewelry.***
The majority of my necklaces feature a hook clasp or button clasp--Great for those with arthritis!
Your purchase will be packaged in a chocolate colored gift box. If you order multiple items, I will combine the items into one box. Additional boxes may be purchased in my shop. One cotton jewelry bag is included with each order. If you need more than one, they can be purchased in my shop as well.
In addition to selling here on Etsy, I also sell at various local shops and art shows in Greenville, SC. To view my itinerary, visit my website at KarismabyKara.com. For secret sales & giveaways, "like" me on Facebook! Karisma by Kara.
Each U.S.order includes a delivery confirmation number that will be sent to your email address. I purchase signature confirmation for larger orders above $45. I do not purchase insurance for orders under $150. If you would like to order insurance for your package, please message me promptly and I will send you an invoice. I am not responsible for lost or stolen .
I ship internationally!
International orders can sometimes take up to six weeks to be delivered.
Note: Please make sure your Etsy address and PayPal address match. I cannot mail out your purchase until the shipping address is confirmed.