KathrynKienleJewelry

Wire and Silver Metal Clay

Oakdale, Connecticut · 10 Sales

KathrynKienleJewelry

Wire and Silver Metal Clay

Oakdale, Connecticut 10 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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I create intricate wire jewerly incorporating many techniques including wire wrapping, wire weaving, hand forging, chain maille, metal clay, Kumihimo and resin. I primary create in non-tarnish argentium sterling silver and silver-filled wire or silver metal clay. but I do use a variety of materials including but not limited to non-tarnish silver plate, coated copper, color coated copper, and brass. I also create silver precious metal clay pendants & earrings in brass and copper. If you are an animal lover, check out my dog and cat metal clay jewelry. More designs are shown on my Facebook and Flicr sites.

You can also find my jewelry locally all year round at the following locations.
Antenna Salon, 170 west Twon Street, Norwich, CT
Niantic Acupincture, 369 Main, Niantic, CT
Small Potatoes, Norwich, CT
Sharon's Hallmark, 3038 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, Mi

Read more about me and my creative process on my About page.

Announcement

Please check out my website KathrynKienleJewelry.com
I create intricate wire jewerly incorporating many techniques including wire wrapping, wire weaving, hand forging, chain maille, metal clay, Kumihimo and resin. I primary create in non-tarnish argentium sterling silver and silver-filled wire or silver metal clay. but I do use a variety of materials including but not limited to non-tarnish silver plate, coated copper, color coated copper, and brass. I also create silver precious metal clay pendants & earrings in brass and copper. If you are an animal lover, check out my dog and cat metal clay jewelry. More designs are shown on my Facebook and Flicr sites.

You can also find my jewelry locally all year round at the following locations.
Antenna Salon, 170 west Twon Street, Norwich, CT
Niantic Acupincture, 369 Main, Niantic, CT
Small Potatoes, Norwich, CT
Sharon's Hallmark, 3038 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, Mi

Read more about me and my creative process on my About page.

Kathryn Kienle

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Anonymous on Jul 6, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Just a beautiful piece of workmanship! LOVE IT! Great communication with the seller who was very helpful in the design of the piece. I am a very happy customer! Thanks Kathryn!

Anonymous on Mar 3, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for the beautiful phone charm my daughter loved it!

About

Every piece of jewerly is an experiment

When I created my first piece of jewelry, I knew I had found my passion. I sent it to my Mom, who responded "you have to make more". If only I knew then what a long and varied road I had started down.

I am a Michigander at heart, having grown up in Rochester, Michigan and will always consider the Midwest home. I attended Meadowbrook Elementary and West Middle School. After graduating from Rochester Adams High School in 1982, I attended Albion College, majoring in Chemistry and Biology. One college semester, my coursework consisted of three advanced science courses and Intro to Art. After hours of studing chemistry, biology and physics, my roommate, Sherene & I would head over to the art building and work on our painting or drawing assignments till early morning. The free creative process was such a constrast to our other classes that it brought a welcome break to the analytics of science.

Upon graduation, I moved to Kalamzoo, MI to work for a pharmaceutical company as a chemist. I loved working at the bench, doing experiments and developing new medicines. Soon my life included my wonderful, supportive husband and the discovery of Keeshonds (Barge dogs from the Netherlands). Keeshonden are very people oriented and affectionate dogs and each one has been a joyful companion. Over the years, I pursued many creative avenues; sewing clothes, making gifts for my four nieces, hand stitching teddy bears and weaving intricate baskets (and we used to joke about under water basket weaving in high school!). In 2000, I bought a wire jewelry book and made my first necklace. I had found a new endevour that balanced my love for science and experimentation with art and creation.

While I am mainly a self taught wire and metal clay artist, I took several traditional metal smithing classes at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Creating new and interesting jewelry is often more like experimentation as I am always trying new designs and materials. While my training is in traditional metal smithing, I work in many different types of wire and metal clay. My jewelry incorporates new trends into classical designs that can be considered traditional yet modern. Often I incorporate natural gemstones with Swarovski crystals and fire polished glass to give my hand made creations a little flash while still being appropriate for any occaision.

Inspiration comes from every new experience and source. My thirst for knowledge and inspiration shows in every handmade piece of jewelry and is fueled by classes at local art institutes, national conferences, professional magazines, the internet, and sharing ideas with fellow artists.

While chemistry is my first love, creating jewelry is my passion and this passion balances life with art.

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    I create intricate wire jewerly incorporating many techniques including wire wrapping, wire weaving, hand forging, chain maille, metal clay and resin.

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Last updated on May 6, 2013
Hi, My name is Kathy Kienle.

I love creating beautiful jewelry in wire. I buy most of my semi-precious stones and beads at bead shows and when I am traveling. Many of my pieces are one of a kind.

I lived most of my life in Rochester, MI and after graduating from Albion College, I moved to Kalamazoo, MI to begin my career as a chemist at The Upjohn Co. We eventually merged with Phamacia and then became Pfizer. I lived in MI for over 40 years so it is in my blood and consider myself a Michigander. My family was eventually transferred to Connecticut. Here I apply chemistry to creating beatiful pieces of jewelry. I hope you like them.

Earrings can have fine silver ear wires, non-tarnish sterling silver (Argentium) ear wires or sterling silver half-ball posts with sterling silver ear nuts. If the earring you purchase doesn't have the type of ear fitting you desire, just ask me to change it at the time of purchase. All pieces are handmade so expect so slight variation but I do my best craftmanship. All given measurements are within 1/8".

Care instructions pertaining to the item you purchase are included with every order.

I also create Dog and Cat themed pendants made with Silver Precious Metal Clay. If you are interested please inquire.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is method is via PayPal at time of order. I will require that you send me your payment before shipping your item. Your purchase shall be shipped to you as soon as your payment clears, without delay. A non-refundable 50% deposit is required for all custom work to cover cost of materials. Cutom work is not returnable.
Shipping
Free shipping on all US domestic purchases with coupon code. Jewelry is shipped with black gift boxes in bubble mailers by US priority flat rate mail with USPS tracking. Insurance is included in packages over $50 for domestic US delivery. Canadian and International orders are also shipped with black gift boxes in bubble mailers by first class mail. Duties are to be paid by the customer.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to matters of hygiene and each piece being handmade,jewelry is not eligible for return or exchange. However, any resizing will be done for free. All sales are final but I stand behind my work and will repair any item found defective. Custom made items are not refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
All jewelry is handmade. If you see a design but want it in different color or materials, please contact me. Custom orders are welcome but I ask for partial payment prior to completion of the piece.