Handmade in Bristol
Kipenzi Jewels was born from my love of making small, crafty things. Ever since I was a kid I loved making cards, models, sculptures and pictures. One evening I decided to turn my hand to jewellery making and this happened!
I started out using nearly all recycled, locally sourced bits and pieces from local charity shops and donations from friends, often making new pieces out of unwanted/broken jewellery and giving them a new lease of life. This developed into new ideas like creating dreamcatcher necklaces and beadwork.
I named my shop Kipenzi as I get a lot of my inspiration and ideas while visiting my dad in Kenya. Kipenzi is a swahili girls name which literally translates to 'something loved', while its spiritual translation is more accepted as 'precious'. These two translations embodied what I wanted to sell in my shop, reused materials that create cherished pieces of jewellery.
Owner, Maker, Designer
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
☆ If you wish to cancel an order, please contact me directly through Etsy. We cannot cancel orders after they have been dispatched, but if informed in time, the money can be refunded as soon as the payment method permits.
☆ Refunded items must be returned before the refund is made. Kipenzi will pay for half of the shipping cost to return the item.
☆ Kipenzi is not responsible for lost deliveries. If you are worried about a delivery not arriving, please consider buying Tracked Postage along with your item (this is available within the shop.)
☆ All other items are shipped by Airmail.
☆If you want to upgrade to tracked overseas delivery, please do so by adding the Tracked Postage listing in the shop to your order.
☆ Please allow 2-3 days prior to shipping.
☆All orders are packaged in padded envelopes for extra security.
Refunds and Exchanges
☆ All deliveries (besides UK deliveries) are sent via Airmail with no tracking.
☆ We cannot accept responsibility for lost packages through the Airmail system, if you would like tracking on your delivery, please buy the Tracked Postage item alongside your order.
☆ All orders are packaged in padded envelopes, however if your item has arrived damaged please contact me via Etsy with photographic evidence so we can work to a solution.
Additional policies and FAQs
☆ All pieces are hand made by me, time and care goes into each unique piece to ensure a high standard every time. I want my customers to be delighted with their products.
☆ I love feedback from my audience, please contact me if you have any ideas!
☆ JEWELRY CARE: Remove KipenziJewels jewelry before showering/swimming! The water will eventually tarnish the metals in your jewelry. Also be aware when you are cooking, cleaning or using beauty products not to get them on your jewellery.