KathrynRiechert

Custom Stamped Message Jewelry

Georgia, United States · 21404 Sales

KathrynRiechert

Custom Stamped Message Jewelry

Georgia, United States 21404 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Announcement   Welcome to my shop! I specialize in hand stamped posey rings and other custom made jewelry. You will find enameled necklaces and earrings, limited edition metalwork, and one of a kind jewelry designs-perfect for all kinds of gift giving occasions.

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Last updated on Mar 30, 2016

Welcome to my shop! I specialize in hand stamped posey rings and other custom made jewelry. You will find enameled necklaces and earrings, limited edition metalwork, and one of a kind jewelry designs-perfect for all kinds of gift giving occasions.

Kathryn Riechert

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Working on some new penny designs :D

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I'm sanding these cuffs before giving them a final polish :)
I am sanding the patina off of the edges and inside of the rings as step one of the polishing process.
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About

Ultimately it all boils down to making things that make other people happy :)

Hi! Here it is in a nutshell:
I like making things. I've always liked making things. If those things make me happy, great! If those things make *you* happy, that's even better!

I've been creating jewelry since 2002, and am excited to be able to do something I love and at the same time create jewelry that will enrich the lives of my customers! My stamped message jewelry has been popular for people of all stages of life and situations. Hearing stories from my customers about what their jewelry means to them makes me feel honored that I can use my talents and craft in a way that resonates with those who wear it.

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If you want to know a little bit more....

I received my BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2002 (majoring in the 'Metals and Jewerly' program.) Following college, I continue to enjoy taking technique specific classes and workshops to enhance my skill base.

My inspirations come from everyday life, as I seek to transform the beauty I find into the permanence of metal and stone. The designs are often uplifting with positive messages in the hopes that they can make the world a little bit brighter.

I fabricate with metal and also do some glass enameling on copper. In 2010, I began to introduce recycled silverplate and sterling flatware into my designs. I love the history that the flatware has. These new pieces have a combination of elements: enamel, gemstones, and silver metalwork.
Bringing new life to the flatware, while at the same time imparting a tangible history to the resulting jewelry design, is exciting!

I would like my impact on the world and those around me to at minimum be a smile.

I create my jewelry in Savannah, GA, with my dogs, cats, and chickens assisting as best they can :)

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Shop members
  • Kathryn Riechert (aka, Katy or Kate!)

    Owner

    I was born and raised on a farm in Ocala, FL, but moved to Savannah, GA in 1999 to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2002 I graduated with honors from the Metals and Jewelry program.

  • The Cats

    Quality Control, Cuddle Experts

    Maya and Ruby oversee everything and are always at hand to offer some kitty lovin'

  • The Dog

    Trouble Maker, Security Expert

    Bailey keeps us safe from squirrels and most things that move. She is scared of frogs though ;)

  • The Dog Sidekick

    Chief Of Smells, Tail Wagging Machine

    Blueberry Pancake keeps Bailey entertained, and will hunt down any smell within 3 miles. Sometimes she is the source of those smells.

  • The Chickens

    Egg Layers, Happy Makers

    I have always loved chickens, so while collecting and eating the eggs is nice, these girls are really all about the joy I have raising them, watching them, and feeding them various treats.

Manufacturers
  • Casting

    New York, United States

    This company takes my hand fabricated metal, wax, & natural models & creates molds of them. The lost wax process of casting is used, & then the metal castings come back to me. I fabricate with the castings to complete & transform them into jewelry.

  • Casting

    Georgia, United States

    This company takes my hand fabricated metal, wax, & natural models & creates molds of them. The lost wax process of casting is used, & then the metal castings come back to me. I fabricate with the castings to complete & transform them into jewelry.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 9, 2016
Hi! Thank you for visiting my shop! Below you will find all of my store policies. If you have any questions, please let me know.

**I am answering questions/emails as quickly as possible, however due to current order volume, life responsibilities, and email volume it may take me a few days to get back with you. Thank you for your patience. Please review the information with my listings, my shop policies, and/or your order receipt, as I try to be very thorough with order specifics.**

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CUSTOM and MADE TO ORDER ITEMS:
Custom orders will be made exactly as discussed through email or as written in the comments section at checkout. Please make sure that you have the correct spelling, message placement, and correct size before submitting your order. I cannot accept returns on custom orders. Please allow up to 2 weeks from when payment is completed for your order to be made. (This does not include shipping time.)

Quotation marks will NOT be included on custom messages unless you specifically request them in a statement such as 'Yes, please include the quotation marks.'

Production time = 2 weeks

Production time does not include shipping time.

Occasionally I may have a question about your order, please realize that I cannot begin on the items until I hear back from you. This may affect the time line of your order. Please check your email, as it is my only way of contacting you. Your order will be on hold until I have all necessary information to complete it.


After I have received your order, changes might not be possible. For this reason, a fee to cover time and materials (usually $10-$20) will apply if the change requires me to start over on your piece. Changes to your order are not possible after it is shipped.

If you order the wrong size, a local jeweler should be able to size ring(s) for you, or I can resize them ($20 fee, plus shipping to and from me) Due to the text on the rings, it is not always possible to resize rings without losing some of the inscription.

The rings are made from scratch. To learn more about the process, you can see me make a posey ring start to finish in this photo set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathrynriechert/sets/72157628845803757/detail/

RUSH SERVICE:
If you need your order faster than the above time line, I do offer rush services for a fee. Please contact me BEFORE ordering to see if your deadline is possible. I will need to know what you are wanting to order, when you need the item, and the shipping destination. Rush fees *start* at $20 and go up from there depending on several factors.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is expected at the time of purchase. Please contact me if you have difficulties paying, so that I can assist you through the payment process.

I accept paypal and etsy's direct checkout for payments. It is possible for you pay via paypal without having a paypal account.


Paypal e-checks are accepted, but will take several days to clear. Your order will not ship until the e-check has cleared.
Shipping
All orders will arrive in a small gift box tied with ribbon, or a small organza bag. I will also include an artist bio, so that the gift recipient (or you!) can learn a little about the handmade nature of my designs.

Please refer to the shipping page of each listing to see when each item will be shipped. If you have already ordered, you will see this date printed on your invoice when viewed through your etsy account (under purchases).

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I currently ship via USPS.

I will ship to the address specified on your etsy receipt. It is the buyer's responsibility to submit the correct shipping address during checkout.
If a package is returned due to an incorrect address or for being unclaimed shipping charges for re-sending the package will apply.

About shipping:
Orders shipped within the US are mailed with your choice of first class, priority, or express shipping through the United States Post Office. I will use the option you have paid for on your invoice.
Orders shipping outside of the US will ship by first class mail.

For an estimate of when your order will ship, please reference the time frame I have listed within my shop policies, the individual listing you purchased from, the top right hand side of your invoice on etsy, and this message.

Production/Processing time is how long it will take your order to be made and taken to the post office.

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Delivery time with first class mail is usually is 2-3 weeks...sometimes less, sometimes more. All international packages are sent with first class shipping.

*Please be aware that you are responsible for any customs duties, taxes, VAT, brokerage fees, or tariffs levied after the initial US postage. These fees could be applied to your package at the discretion of your local customs officers/post office.

Packages will be marked as 'merchandise' on the customs form, with the value listed. Please do not ask for your package to be marked as 'gift'. Mislabeling the package as 'gift' is mail fraud and puts us both at risk of jail time and large fines. This is not a risk I am willing to take for my family or business.

This is link to the UK customs page: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/internet.htm


---------------->DOMESTIC customers, <--------------------
Delivery time with...
first class mail is usually 3-10 days
priority shipping is usually 2-3 days
express shipping is usually 1-2 days

Orders will receive an email notification when I print the shipping label. I usually have orders in the mail the same day that the label is printed (always within 24 hrs).
For domestic packages there will be a delivery confirmation number attached to the email notification. Please realize that delivery confirmation is not the same as tracking. The message associated with your delivery confirmation # often will not change until a delivery has been attempted.

If you would like to purchase insurance for your package, please let me know within an hour of your purchase.


My official policy is to wait a full month from mailing before declaring a domestic package lost and 6 full weeks for international packages.
Refunds and Exchanges
My return policy is very simple. As a rule I want my customers to be happy customers. I cannot accept returns on custom items. All other returns will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You must contact me within a week of receiving your item.

Returns/cancellations will hinge upon the jewelry being shipped back to me in undamaged/original condition and are subject to a 15% restocking fee. Shipping charges are non-refundable.

I cannot accept custom order returns on the basis of metal allergies.
If you are allergic and have purchased a non-custom item, please contact me within 1 week of your receipt of the item. Your return will be subject to a 15% restocking fee.

In the event that you need to return something, always contact me via email or etsy convo's before doing anything else. I will do my best to respond to you as quickly as possible. I want you to be happy.
Additional policies and FAQs
-CUSTOM and MADE TO ORDER ITEMS:
Custom orders will be made exactly as discussed through email or as written in the comments section at checkout. Please make sure that you have the correct spelling, message placement, and the correct size before submitting your order. I cannot accept returns on custom orders. Please allow up to 3 weeks from when payment is completed for your order to be made. (this does not include shipping time)

Production time = 2-3 WEEKS

Quotation marks will NOT be included on custom messages unless you specifically request them in a statement such as 'Yes, please include the quotation marks.'

Occasionally I may have a question about your order, please realize that I cannot begin on the items until I hear back from you. This may affect the time line of your order. Please check your email, as it is my only way of contacting you. Your order will be on hold until I have all necessary information to complete it.

After I have received your order, changes might not be possible. For this reason, a fee to cover time and materials (usually $10-$20) will apply if the change requires me to start over on your piece. Changes to your order are not possible after it is shipped.

If you order the wrong size, a local jeweler should be able to size ring(s) for you, or I can resize them ($20 fee, plus shipping to and from me) Due to the text on the rings, it is not always possible to resize rings without losing some of the inscription.



-RUSH SERVICE:
If you need your order faster than the above time line, I do offer rush services for a fee. Please contact me BEFORE ordering to see if your deadline is possible. I will need to know what you are wanting to order, when you need the item, and the shipping destination. Rush fees *start* at $20 and go up from there depending on several factors.

-METAL ALLERGIES
Most of my jewelry is created from sterling silver. Sterling silver is an alloy of fine silver and other metals (usually copper). There is no nickel in the alloy of sterling silver that I use.
Some individuals are known to have a body chemistry that will react to the copper found in sterling silver and gold. Commercially made sterling silver jewelry is usually plated with rhodium to act as a barrier between the wearer's skin and the sterling silver metal. I DO NOT plate my jewelry.

Finding you are allergic or having a skin reaction to sterling silver (green or black mark left on your skin) can be an unwelcome surprise, but it is manageable. The simplest solution would be to apply clear fingernail polish to the metal where it is touching your skin. Also, avoid trapping lotions/soaps/detergents/creams between your skin and the jewelry. The chemicals and minerals in these products can stay on your skin and react with the sterling alloy.

I cannot accept custom order returns on the basis of metal allergies/skin reactions.
If you are allergic and have purchased a non-custom item, please contact me within 1 week of your receipt of the item. Your return will be subject to a 15% restocking fee.

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I reserve the right to refuse any sale for any reason, with a full refund remitted to the buyer.



Wholesale and custom inquires welcome.