KathyVanKleeck

Rugged jewels in concert with earth & spirit

Gainesville, Florida · 319 Sales

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Note from shop owner Taking a wee bit of a break as I craft a new vision for my work in 2018 ... stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by ... blessings and all good things - kvk

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 4, 2018

Taking a wee bit of a break as I craft a new vision for my work in 2018 ... stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by ... blessings and all good things - kvk

Kathy Van Kleeck

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Kathy Van Kleeck

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About

In concert with earth & spirit ...

Images come, shapes flow, clay is rolled, pinched and poked, nudged and smeared, textures emerge, form follows function, the simplest answer is usually the best answer, scanning bins for bits and bobs, sparkly or matte, stack or layer, solder or wrap, drill and sand and file, long or not so long, plain for forged, shiny or satin ...

... composition is improvisation, intuitive, spirit guided

... comfort and practicality, no snaggy bits, clasps function as conceived, not too heavy and weighted evenly

Above all else ... effortless, empowering, graceful, beautiful, heartwarming and smile inducing.

I started making jewelry in 1994. I'm primarily self-taught via lots of how-to books and seem to have an innate gift for design and composition. My medium of choice is Precious Metal Clay (PMC) - precious or base metal powders in a clay-like base. I began working with the original fine silver PMC in 1998 and it was love at first touch. My favorite thing about metal clay is how I can form each component by hand, pinching and nudging shapes and smearing edges. My fingerprints are visible in each piece, quite literally, the hand of the maker.

Shop members

  • Kathy Van Kleeck

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Spirit And Creativity Miner

    I'm a jewelry and accessories designer - heart centered, spirit driven, WYSIWYG and then some.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 6, 2017
I'm all about customer service. Let me know if you need something sized, maybe a special gift wrap, or tweaks of some sort.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Back to that customer service thing ... All my work is 100% guaranteed.
Payment
I accept PayPal, major credit cards and Etsy Gift Cards.
Shipping
I usually ship items within one or two days via USPS Priority Mail.
Shipping costs are calculated by Etsy at time of purchase. Purchases over $50 are insured.

I highly recommend that International buyers select a shipping option that includes tracking. If you choose NOT to ship with tracking I CANNOT OFFER REFUNDS FOR PACKAGES LOST IN THE MAIL.
Additional policies and FAQs
I no longer accept custom orders. I have finally accepted that I am moved to create work through a process of intuition and letting go of preconceived notions of what a piece will be ... which is not something that works when I've tried to do custom work.

Thanks for not asking ...