Announcement Genuine gemstone jewellery, glass bead jewellery, hypoallergenic earrings, semi-precious gemstone earrings, galaxy jewellery, sparkle earrings and more, all handcrafted in the United Kingdom.
Genuine gemstone jewellery, glass bead jewellery, hypoallergenic earrings, semi-precious gemstone earrings, galaxy jewellery, sparkle earrings and more, all handcrafted in the United Kingdom.
kin59462 on Aug 16, 2016
Great item, price and quality
Clara Bt on Jul 16, 2016
Beautiful earrings, great packaging
Please, please, don't lick the beads...
My name is Helen and I live in the UK with 'the Husbinator' and two massively unhelpful but cute cats. We lived in the Netherlands for 14 years, and moved back to the UK in 2013 – you can read about our epic journey on my blog (there’s a stoned cat, amusing placenames and a tiny pony!)
The name 'Kitty Ballistic' came up during a very silly discussion about superheroes and characters from James Bond films. I’ve stuck with it for my Etsy shop, blog, Facebook. It doesn’t really mean anything, but it suits my fickle (and daft) nature.
This bit of my shop is apparently where I should be telling you about my inspiration for the things I make, and my creative process. So go ahead and imagine I’ve spent at least a good paragraph doing that.
OK, done? Good. Basically, I am easily distracted by shiny, colourful objects, and I suspect I was a magpie in a former life (my current incarnation is the cartoon cat, Garfield, in human form). I use beads because I like their colour, texture, shape, or just the way they catch the light. I seem especially keen on beads that look like they could be edible. Rest assured, I do not lick any of the beads I use in my creations. :-)
I also love gemstones, and have started to use more of them in my jewellery. And yes, a lot of them look like sweets...
Owner, Creator, Photographer
My name is Helen and I live in the UK with 'the Husbinator' and two massively unhelpful but cute cats. We lived in the Netherlands for 14 years, and moved back to the UK in 2013. I have been making jewellery for several years.
Phoebe (aka Feebs)
Phoebe is always extremely interested in my jewellery making, particularly if it involves wire or thread. She would like me to point out that I find her almost constant snoring essential to my creative process.
Spartacus has a unique outlook on business and isn't shy about vocalising his concerns, particularly when I am making a piece of jewellery, and he is in the next room, starved of attention.
I was a magpie in a former life, and I am easily distracted by sparkly, colourful, pretty beads and buttons. I gather them up and make them into jewellery. The items that I don't greedily keep for myself, I sell in my Etsy shop.
Accepted payment methods
- Other Method
Please make sure that your Etsy and Paypal shipping addresses match and are correct. If there are two different addresses, your order will be delayed while I contact you to confirm the correct address.
If you would like the item to be sent to another address (for example, as a gift), please send me a message (use the 'Contact' button on my profile) to let me know, or add a note to your order before check out using the 'Note to KittyBallistic' box. ***
I prefer to receive payment within 24 hours of purchase - if you know payment will be delayed, please contact me as soon as possible so that we can sort something out. If I have not received payment within 48 hours of the order being placed, I will contact you to see if there is an issue with payment.
If you have contacted me for a custom order, we will agree the delivery time up front.
Please take note that I am based in the United Kingdom, therefore it may take anywhere from 3 days to several weeks for your item(s) to arrive, depending on where you live.
I ship using standard airmail (Royal Mail). If you would like to have insurance or a tracking number, please let me know before placing your order, so that I can get a quote for you.
Please note that for packages sent outside the EU, there may be customs charges, for which you are liable. These charges differ per country, and are outside of my control. Please make sure you are aware of the potential customs charges for your country before placing an order.
Your item will be packaged in a gift box ready for giving, as shown in the last photo on most listings. The box is fastened with a removal cord/ribbon, so you can check the contents before giving it as a gift.
Please note that for shipping envelopes etc., I use recycled packaging products wherever possible.
Refunds and Exchanges
For all other returns, under EU law, you are entitled to return the item for any reason up to 14 days after you have received it. You may return the item to me (in its original state and packaging) for a full refund. On receipt of the item(s) in their original state, I will provide you with a refund for the original order amount.
Please note that the cost of returning the item to me should be paid for by you, and is non-refundable.
For hygiene reasons, I cannot accept returns for earrings unless they are faulty.