KathartesJewelry

Fine Silver Natural History and Gothic Jewelry

New York, United States · 138 Sales

KathartesJewelry

Fine Silver Natural History and Gothic Jewelry

New York, United States 138 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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kwkmjk on Jan 22, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

So beautiful, so unique..such a lovely item for any booklover, especially if they read on a warm, sunny BEACH !..or just dream about doing so. Great craftwomanship, great service ! I just love it. Thank you so very much.

Jacquelyn Conte

Jacquelyn Conte on Oct 26, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Packaged with care and a personal touch! This is one of the best sellers on etsy : ) I love her jewelry and attention to detail. Thank you so much!!

Jacquelyn Conte

Jacquelyn Conte on Oct 16, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

The most gorgeous Cicada necklace ever! It's quality made and already one of my favorite necklaces. This seller is very professional and sweet. I would recommend her shop to everyone! Buy with confidence, you will get a lovely handmade piece of art : ) Thank you!!

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About

Creating jewelry for fellow nature lovers

Jewelry has fascinated me ever since I was a little girl rifling through my Nana's many boxes of treasures, waiting with excitement as she unwrapped her special pieces not meant for tiny hands. After a basic metalsmithing class 28 years ago, I began making my own beaded jewelry, eventually selling locally and then online. I found Etsy at the end of a particularly long and debilitating depression, just as my creativity had begun to return and I needed something positive on which to focus. The hard times do still pop up, but making jewelry is terrific therapy and I'm grateful for my progress and every smile that comes my way.

I'm a member of SRAJD, an international organization for raising awareness of jewelry created and sold by the self-representing artist. I create all of my jewelry at home, by hand, according to what speaks to me or has personal meaning - themes of interest, favorite colors, or textures I find beautiful. I'm inspired by the beauty of nature, my love for animals, a connection to my materials and process, and a desire to provide quality work and service. I use a variety of techniques and materials, and have been working with silver Precious Metal Clay for the last 3 years, often making my own molds of antique finds or natural elements collected locally with my husband. You may not find an abundance of items or trends here, but my hope is that you will find something which speaks to you as well.

Precious Metal Clay is made from pure silver particles recovered from scrap jewelry, electronics, x-rays, photographic film, and industrial waste. These particles are mixed with a binder of water and plant-based organic materials to form a malleable clay which becomes .999 fine silver when kiln-fired. Each piece is fired in my home kiln for 2 hours at the optimum temperature for maximum strength.

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  • Kim

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Do-er Of All

    I live in a tiny village along the Hudson River in the amazing Adirondack Park region of Upstate NY. I make jewelry with the support of my wonderful husband, Chris, and a dedicated staff - our dog, 2 cats, 2 rats, tarantula, and snake.

  • Lucy

    Courier

    Lucy carries supplies from the mailbox upstairs to my work room and patiently awaits acceptance of her application to transport finished pieces to the kiln. Her abilities may not meet the requirements, but her dedication and enthusiasm are unmatched.

  • Eris

    Supplier

    Eris is responsible for the material which helps make my Fine Silver Snakeskin jewelry. He works very hard to provide quality sheds on a regular basis, and takes great pride in their appearance.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 24, 2014
Thank you for visiting, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I communicate using Etsy's conversation [convo] system and can be reached from any page in my shop via the blue Contact button or "Contact the shop owner" link.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal and payment through Etsy's Direct Checkout. If you're new to Etsy, you can find detailed information to help you through the ordering process at: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

An account with Paypal is not required if you wish to use their system to pay by credit card or e-check. If you use their service to process an e-check, your item will be sent after the check has cleared.
Shipping
Method: Unless otherwise noted in my listing, all orders ship First Class via United States Postal Service within 2 business days of purchase. If you have special mailing requests, please contact me before ordering and I'll do my best to accommodate. Shipping confirmation is sent to your Etsy-registered email address, including tracking number when available. This information can also be found with your transaction record on your Purchases page at: https://www.etsy.com/your/purchases

Materials: Items are sent in a 100% recycled Kraft jewelry gift box inside a 4x4x2" recycled cardboard shipping box, and I do my best to use only environmentally-friendly packaging materials. A printed copy of your receipt can be sent upon request.

Non-US Orders: Packages usually arrive in approximately 2 weeks, but can take up to 8 weeks on rare occasions. Customs fees may apply and are the responsibility of the recipient. As required by law, full item value will be declared on the customs form and I cannot mark the contents of your package as a "gift".

I look forward to knowing that your package has arrived safely and when expected, so don't hesitate to contact me, especially if there are any problems!
Refunds and Exchanges
A sale is only meaningful to me when you're satisfied with your purchase, and I'm happy to work with you to resolve any issue. If your package does not arrive when expected or you are unhappy with your item upon receipt, please contact me within 7 days, so we can discuss possible solutions such as a replacement or refund upon return.