KateTractonDesigns

Kate Tracton Designs on Etsy, Fine Art Jewelry

North Carolina, United States · 225 Sales

KateTractonDesigns

Kate Tracton Designs on Etsy, Fine Art Jewelry

North Carolina, United States 225 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   An eclectic, colorful mix of fine art hand-made jewelry and accessories for all tastes and budgets.

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kate-Tracton-Designs/140293050121
Tweet me! @KateTracton
Follow me on Instagram: kate_tracton_designs

----> My other shop: BuyBeads.etsy.com for beading supplies.

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 15, 2016

An eclectic, colorful mix of fine art hand-made jewelry and accessories for all tastes and budgets.

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kate-Tracton-Designs/140293050121
Tweet me! @KateTracton
Follow me on Instagram: kate_tracton_designs

----> My other shop: BuyBeads.etsy.com for beading supplies.

Kate Tracton

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Kate Tracton

Herringbone Bracelet, White, Gold, Blue
US$195.00
Green Crackled Polymer Clay Pot
US$98.00
Charlotte Necklace
US$125.00
Polymer Clay Drum Bead Necklace
US$130.00
Polymer Clay Purple Flower Bead Necklace
US$99.00
Josephine Pendant Necklace
US$189.00
Jacqueline Cuff, Beadweaving
US$195.00
Encased Crystal Beadwoven Earrings (Pink/Gold)
US$29.00
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About

"Attention to detail, high-quality craftsmanship, and beautiful embellishments make each of her pieces a work of art."

I began my business in 1989 making heirloom clothing and Christening gowns for children. In those delicate pieces, the art was in the stitching and execution of other people's designs. After a few years of that, I began to wish I could branch out and create my own designs. I studied fabric dyeing and surface design with a friend, and a new business was born. I made wearable art clothing for adult women and sold them successfully at shows up and down the Eastern coast. I added beading to my clothing designs, and soon my business morphed into one of art jewelry.

Entirely self-taught, I've been making beaded jewelry in my home studio since 2004, specializing in complex beadweaving and bead embroidery.

In December 2009, I added polymer clay to my materials arsenal. Making jewelry using the millefiori, or caning, process is very exciting and fulfilling. I build colorful beads and jewelry which I sell here on Etsy, on my website, and at craft shows.

Years ago, an accident provided me an opportunity to explore the process of creating jewelry as works of art. From the early days of simply stringing beads together to make pretty patterns, to currently using polymer clay as a basis for spectacularly beaded wearable art, each day I spend in my studio is a joyful experience.

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Shop policies

Last updated on June 18, 2013
Welcome to my shop. I am a lifelong artist concentrating on jewelry, and jewelry-related accessoreis at the moment. I love what I do, and I really enjoy the contact I have with people as I sell my products.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
LAYAWAY PLAN: To reserve a piece I will require a NON-REFUNDABLE 40% down payment. After that, you will need to pay the balance within 60 days of the date of your down payment. If those payments are not met, I will notify you that I will cancel the reserve on the piece and it will again be listed for general consumption. The down payment is non-refundable regardless of which party cancels the layaway contract.

In the event that the layaway is canceled, the amount you have paid above the 40% NON-REFUNDABLE down payment can be used toward other merchandise in my shop.
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PAYPAL or CREDIT CARDS are the only form of payment I accept. Please complete your payment within two days. If payment is not made within two days the sale transaction will be canceled.

Please note: Use "OTHER" at the point of checkout for redeeming my store gift certificates and follow the instructions I outline in the listings for those gift certificates.

**Sales Tax:
For purchases that will be shipped to a North Carolina address, the current NC sales tax will be added to your order total.
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INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: may be subject to import duties and/or taxes - these are the sole responsibility of the buyer. If a shipment is rejected because of customs charges or refusal to accept delivery, the buyer will be fully responsible for any fee incurred, including international shipment and handling.
Shipping
When I am notified that your payment has gone through, I make every effort to ship your purchase the next business day. If, for some reason, I need to delay shipment, I will notify you by email with the reason for the delay and the expected ship date.

I ship via First Class Mail with tracking, and have priced my shipping accordingly. I do not ship Priority Mail on overseas orders unless you specifically request it, with the understanding that your shipping cost WILL increase significantly.

When purchasing an item, you agree that once the item leaves my possession and is transferred into the postal system, I have no control over it, and cannot be held liable for damages which occur during normal shipping.

****Please inform me before purchasing an item if you would like it insured; there may be a slight increase in shipping price nationally, or a larger increase internationally.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: may be subject to import duties and/or taxes - these are the sole responsibility of the buyer. If a shipment is rejected because of customs charges or refusal to accept delivery, the buyer will be fully responsible for any fee incurred, including international shipment and handling.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase. I make every effort to pack my items with care, but if something arrives damaged, I want to know about it. I will make every effort to make it right, so email me and we will work out an arrangement.

The pictures in my descriptions are comprehensive, and represent that listed item as closely as possible. Please keep in mind that all computer monitors display colors differently. If you just don't like the item when it arrives, contact MUST be made within 3 days of receiving the item and returned within 10 days. The item must be in the same condition as when I sent it: tags attached and unworn. Your Payment will be refunded MINUS the shipping costs.

Refunds:

Please email me before returning an item. **Note: Items returned prior to contacting us will not be refunded.

Sterling silver and solid copper will tarnish if left out in the open. To preserve the condition of your findings, store in a plastic bag or use other means. Please treat your jewelry items with care - stones may break if they are dropped.
Additional policies and FAQs
I leave feedback soon after your purchase is shipped. I appreciate feedback, as well. Please remember that feedback is permanent. If you have a problem with me or my products, please give me the chance to fix the problem before leaving negative feedback. I want you to have a good experience in my shop.

PRIVACY POLICY: I take privacy extremely seriously and DO NOT share or sell your information with anyone.

Thank you,