: : artisan jewelry by Kathy Frey : :

California, United States · 644 Sales


: : artisan jewelry by Kathy Frey : :

California, United States 644 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner My shop is on hold until further notice xoxo

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 5, 2016

My shop is on hold until further notice xoxo

Kathy Frey

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Kathy Frey


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Christine K

Christine K on Mar 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Saw these the day I lost an earring. Decided that fate was telling me something! They really do help.

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Working on a new pair of earrings with some vintage dice. Love making some fun pieces sometimes! The dice roll freely inside and are an amazing avocado color. Hoping to list today!
Custom order sketches in the work for a sparkly fuschia request.
It's the 23 hour countdown of my $48 / 48 hours jewelry sale! New items were added last night. More will be listed today!


wire *and* curiosity *and* creativity *and*.....

At this point in my life, I consider myself to be an “and” artist. When I was younger I wanted to run track and dance and act in plays. I made jewelry and tie-dyed t-shirts and custom made MC Hammer pants and helped a court reporter and worked in the library.

All of my efforts to try to be just one thing have only driven my desires to express the various facets of myself. Why not be bold one day and delicate the next? Socially outspoken and an introvert? Those “ands” add plot twists and make our lives intriguing.

When my love affair with wire began in the mid-90s, the malleability drew me in. It could be both strong and delicate. Shiny and bold and textural. Industrial and feminine. It soothed my mathematical/engineering mind and ignited my artistic explorations.

This versatility keeps wire as my go-to medium. It has become a part of the way I think. I love pushing myself to capture different feelings and styles with this singular medium, although, of course, I can’t just use wire — I need that freedom to explore, experiment, and incorporate objects and ideas from my adventures.

In my professional life I’m a jeweler, a sculptor, an artist, a designer, a photographer, and a writer.

One of my favorite activities is brainstorming.

I love expressing myself through interior design, crafty projects, creative cooking, and artisan-made fashions.

My adventures take me to roller coasters around the country, artisinal foodie emporiums, farmers’ markets around the world, BurningMan, heavy metal concerts, kayaking in bioluminescent bays, dusty Midwestern barns in search of rusty objects to add to my collection, and wherever my heart desires (although it loves nesting at home best of all).

In 2009, I eschewed urban living and moved to a small town in the Sierra Nevada foothills where I could balance my interior studio life with vibrant outdoorsy explorations. I’ve become an active part of the artist community here.

Inspiring creative exploration and creative expression in others is in my life-blood. We all must continue to explore ourselves and work to fight those mainstream categorizations that were programmed into us at an early stage.

We can change our story at any time or incorporate threads from various pieces of our histories. We can be everything we want to be! Keep moving forward with curiosity and acceptance in your heart.

Viva la Freedom,


Shop policies

Last updated on January 26, 2013
Kathy Frey jewelry has a beautifully delicate look to it, yet rest assured that it has been engineered to have strength and structure suitable for wearing. Kathy Frey jewelry is designed to be worn for years to come.

Each piece of Kathy Frey jewelry is carefully crafted by hand, packaged in a box with a care card, and shipped directly to you in a timely manner. Each piece is made to order, so custom requests are accepted, whether it be chain length or a particular color... I want to make a piece for you that you love and cherish.

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
You can purchase items in the Kathy Frey jewelry Etsy shop with Paypal, direct checkout, or by using an Etsy gift card. If you have any issues, email me at info [at} kathyfrey [dot] com. I can process orders directly with a credit card or check.
Orders are usually shipped in 1-2 weeks via USPS priority insured mail. If you have any questions, need a faster ship time for a specific date or prefer another shipping method, please convo me or email me at info [at] kathyfrey [dot] com.
Refunds and Exchanges
Although no full refunds are offered, exchanges are gladly accepted, so buy a gift with confidence! Please read the item descriptions carefully and if you have any questions, please convo me through Etsy or email me at info [at] kathyfrey [dot] com.
Additional policies and FAQs
For wholesale inquiries, contact me directly at info [at] kathyfrey [dot] com, thanks!

Repair and earring mate requests are also welcome if needed; please contact Kathy directly for information.