KathyVanKleeck

Urban Primitive ~ grounded in a rugged simplicity

Gainesville, Florida · 306 Sales

KathyVanKleeck

Urban Primitive ~ grounded in a rugged simplicity

Gainesville, Florida 306 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Greetings and thanks for checking out my Etsy page. These days you'll find my jewels and accessories at my revamped and utterly divine new website KathyVanKleeck.com. My Etsy site provides a chronicle of my work over the last six years ... a beautiful journey shared with a glorious clientele.

To see what's new and how my journey continues, I would love for you to drop over and give KathyVanKleeck.com a thorough perusal.

Thanks for visiting!

with deep gratitude and all the best - KVK

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 23, 2016

Greetings and thanks for checking out my Etsy page. These days you'll find my jewels and accessories at my revamped and utterly divine new website KathyVanKleeck.com. My Etsy site provides a chronicle of my work over the last six years ... a beautiful journey shared with a glorious clientele.

To see what's new and how my journey continues, I would love for you to drop over and give KathyVanKleeck.com a thorough perusal.

Thanks for visiting!

with deep gratitude and all the best - KVK

Kathy Van Kleeck

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About

Mining a creative life ...

Above all else, I am a maker, but how I got to where I am today is a curious thing ...

I'm a southern girl heavily influenced by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, who loves avant-garde clothing from Germany with little old man shoes from Italy, that will sit for hours fueled by mugs of exquisitely fragrant Earl Grey tea, perusing books on jewelry and ornament from Africa, the Middle Ages and the runways of Paris haute couture and can spend way too much time spiralling down that rabbit hole known as Pinterest. Throw into the mix my fundamentalist grandfather who frightened me as a child, but turns out to have instilled within me a deep spiritual reverence.

I've somehow managed to assimilate a crazy mix of influences and interests into the distinctive jewelry you see here ... a style I've dubbed Urban Primitive.

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.

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  • 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 February 23, 2013
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

  • 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
  • Money Order
Payment
I accept PayPal and Money Orders.
Shipping
I usually ship items within one or two days via USPS First Class Mail.
My shipping prices are based on my actual costs. Purchases over $50 are insured.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS are shipped via Priority Mail. I can certainly do express mail with tracking if you want to pay the extra (it's really expensive!). And, as much as I'd love to ... no rose petals or lavender for international shipments ... don't want the customs peeps to freak out.

There is a significant price difference between 1st class and priority mail in the case of international shipping. Buyers OUTSIDE the US are welcome to contact me either before or after their purchase and request 1st class rather than priority shipping (currently $8 for Canada & $10 for everywhere else). If you choose NOT to ship priority I CANNOT OFFER REFUNDS FOR PACKAGES LOST IN THE MAIL.
Refunds and Exchanges
Back to that customer service thing ... All my work is 100% guaranteed.