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KittyKatGlassDesigns

Jewelry of Fused Glass, Lampwork, Kumihimo

Mathews, Virginia · 278 Sales

KittyKatGlassDesigns

Jewelry of Fused Glass, Lampwork, Kumihimo

Mathews, Virginia 278 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Note from shop owner I have closed my Etsy shop effective Dec. 27, 2013 because of the new policies Etsy has regarding what constitutes handmade. I find these policies counter to everything I stand for and that I thought Etsy represented - or rather, misrepresented. I urge you to shop elsewhere.

You can contact me through my website at www.kittykatdesigns.com

Thank you for your support of truly handmade!

Libby

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 27, 2013

I have closed my Etsy shop effective Dec. 27, 2013 because of the new policies Etsy has regarding what constitutes handmade. I find these policies counter to everything I stand for and that I thought Etsy represented - or rather, misrepresented. I urge you to shop elsewhere.

You can contact me through my website at www.kittykatdesigns.com

Thank you for your support of truly handmade!

Libby

Libby Boyer

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Libby Boyer

Reviews

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Melanie Ryan

Melanie Ryan on Jan 13, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

The photograph cannot do justice to the depth of colour in this beautiful burgundy piece. The detail in the gold dragonflies is just beautiful. I am looking forward to wearing it.

Karen Relfe

Karen Relfe on Dec 28, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely earrings and such prompt service. One of my daughter's favorite Christmas gifts this year. Thanks.

Karen Relfe

Karen Relfe on Dec 28, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely earrings, and my daughter loved them too. Thanks for such prompt service.

Karen Relfe

Karen Relfe on Dec 28, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful necklace, and such prompt shipping. So lovely, I wound up keeping it for myself, shame on me.

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About

Fused Glass Jewelry for the Elegant Woman

My husband and I live in Mathews,VA - "The Land That Time Forgot" as he calls it. Our county is so rural that we don't have a single stoplight, and we like it that way! The quaint fishing town at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay is a mecca for retirees from Richmond and DC, and has a great community of artists. My mom was a painter and a founding member of the local artist cooperative. I did not inherit her artistic ability with a brush, but I am a lifelong pianist and organist, and now I have my own jewelry business, KittyKat Glass Designs.

After leaving a busy career in Washington, DC as a bank executive almost 10 years ago because of Multiple Sclerosis, I am now able to spend time working with my hands and feeding my soul at the same time.

I have been so blessed, and I like to give back. I donate 10% to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the ELCA (Lutheran Church) World Hunger Appeal. Thanks for visiting my site and I hope you like my work.

I am a SELF-REPRESENTING ARTIST JEWELRY DESIGNER. The SRAJD is an organization of members who design, create, and sell their own jewelry. When you purchase from an SRAJD member, you are buying directly from and supporting the artist.
SRA#B203, SRAJD#3235

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  • Libby Lipscomb Boyer

    Owner

    After retiring from a hectic banking career in D.C. because of Multiple Sclerosis, I needed something to keep me occupied. A friend introduced me to glass fusing in May 2011 and I was hooked. Now, a year later, I know it was the right decision!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 23, 2013
My dichroic glass jewelry pieces are designed and handmade by me at my studio in Tidewater Virginia. After leaving a busy career in Washington, DC as a bank executive, I am able to spend time working with my hands and feeding my soul at the same time. Many of my pieces use handcrafted lampwork glass beads that I get directly from the glass artist. Only handmade, artisan glass is used in my jewelry, and each piece is one-of-a-kind.

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
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept PAYPAL or Money Orders. I do not ship until payment is received.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal. You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the “Pay Now” button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.

5% Sales tax is charged for Virginia Residents only.
Shipping
GENERAL SHIPPING INFORMATION:

I try to ship items within 24 hours. If there is a delay, I will contact you.

All items are carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and shipped in either a box or padded envelope. Each pendant is shipped in an organza pouch and includes a coordinating satin necklace (included at no additional fee) unless the listing states otherwise.
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I always use the address used at checkout from ETSY. If the paypal address is different, I will ship to the ETSY address unless you notify me immediately.

Shipping is by USPS (US Postal Service) only, first class unless you select expedited shipping at checkout.

Insurance is not available through ETSY. If you want insurance, please convo immediately after purchase and I will get back to you before shipping.

Local pickup available at no charge. Select PICKUP as the shipping option at checkout.


INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:
International orders may take additional time for shipping because of customs. Please allow up to six weeks. International shipping is by International First Class REGISTERED (as required by many countries for jewelry).

If your country charges a Value Added Tax (VAT) on imported goods it is your responsibility to pay this. Orders shipped to countries outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country for the purchase price. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country.

Additional charges for customs clearance are your responsibility. I have no way of knowing what the VAT or customs charges are in your country.

If you are an international (outside of the United States) customer and are not familiar with your countries VAT or customs charges please research them and make yourself aware before purchasing.

I will not ship your item marked as a 'gift', please do not ask me to as this is illegal for purchased goods.


GIFTS:
If you are purchasing something as a gift, I can ship the item directly to the recipient. Just let me know in the "message for seller" box at checkout and I will contact you for details.

GIft items are shipped in a lovely jewelers gift box with a ribbon. A gift card is enclosed. Gift boxes are at no additional charge.
Refunds and Exchanges
I try to represent each item as accurately as possible. However, due to the reflective quality of the dichroic glass, items may not look exactly as they do in the online photos. In fact, most will look even better in person. I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase therefore I will accept return/exchanges within 5 days of purchase IF you have contacted me via ETSY. All items returned in original condition will be refunded/exchanged minus original shipping. Buyer is responsible for return shipping packaged with the same care it was sent to you.

Since no two items are identical, a replacement item will be as close as possible to the original but will not be exact.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS:
All my glass is one of a kind. I can make similar pieces but due to the nature of the glass techniques I use, no two pieces will ever be identical.

I will be happy to discuss any requests for custom orders. I will let you know at that time the cost and estimated time to complete the request. Custom orders are generally more since they often require that I order special glass or findings. A deposit of 20% will be required before work is started.

MATERIALS:
I try to use the best materials possible. Unless stated otherwise, all earring wires or posts are sterling silver, sterling-filled or 14K gold-filled. Pendant bails are usually silver or gold plated, as it is very difficult and expensive to find silver or gold filled. If this is a problem for you because of metal allergies, please contact me before purchase and I will let you know what options are available.

SIZING:

How do I determine my bracelet size?

Step 1: Measure your wrist just below the wrist bone, where one would normally wear a bracelet, with a flexible measuring tape or a strip of paper.

Step 2: If you are using a plain strip of paper, then measure that paper strip with a ruler to determine your wrist size.

Step 3: Add 1/4 inch to 1 inch (average is 1/2 inch) to your wrist size, depending on whether you would like a snug, comfort, or loose fit. This is the ideal bracelet length for you.

How should a bracelet fit?
A great bracelet fits loosely so it moves a little, but not loose enough to slide off the hand.

Link: You should be able to slide one or two fingers between the chain and the wrist; fortunately, most link bracelets are adjustable in length.

Bangle: A bangle band can fit closely or loosely on the wrist; it shouldn't slide over the heel of the hand too easily.

Cuff: A cuff bracelet, which is a bangle that isn't closed, is meant to fit tightly on the wrist or the forearm; adjust the cuff so it doesn't pinch.


WHOLESALE AND CONSIGNMENTS:
If you have a brick and mortar store and are interested in wholesale or consigments, email me at custserv [!at] kittykatglassdesigns.com and we can discuss it.

OTHER:
KittyKat Glass Designs reserves the right to refuse a sale to anyone with a history of abusive feedback and/or malicious behaviour towards other Etsy members.

If you have any questions about any of our items or policies please do not hesitate to contact us either by sending us an Etsy convo or by email to custserv [!at] kittykatglassdesigns.com