Handmade Jewelry, Knitted Items, and Home Decor!

New York, United States · 11 Sales


Handmade Jewelry, Knitted Items, and Home Decor!

New York, United States 11 Sales On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   Welcome! Literate Cat is my home for all things crafty. I love books; I love cats, and I love to craft. It all comes together here!


Welcome! Literate Cat is my home for all things crafty. I love books; I love cats, and I love to craft. It all comes together here!

Kelly O'Connor-Salomon

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Kelly O'Connor-Salomon


Crafting in the Family!

I've been crafting as long as I can remember. I made greeting cards and potholders to sell to family members when I was a kid. However, it is only recently that I decided to try to turn my hobby into a grown-up business.

This isn't just about me, however, as we are a family business. My husband, who loves music, creates the record bowls--and he is working on some other record-based creations as well. My mom, who is also crafty, makes some of the jewelry. Even my daughter, who is ten, wants in!

I have loved books at least as long as I have been crafting, and that, combined with my love of animals, gave my store its name.

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  • Kelly A. O'Connor-Salomon

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I consider myself a Renaissance woman--I have been an English teacher, a baker, a banker, a barrista, and a retailer. I love making things--food, crafts, just about anything. I hope to share my love of handmade things with you!

  • David Salomon


Shop policies

Last updated on May 8, 2014
Welcome to LiterateCat, where you’ll find Jewelry, Knit Items, and Record Art. Each piece is handmade by a member of our shop. There are three of us at the moment--myself, my husband, and my mom.

Any questions, please let us know. We are happy to take requests for items!

I hope you enjoy shopping.

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
We accept PayPal (preferred), credit/debit cards, and Etsy gift cards.

If you don't have a PayPal account, PayPal will process a limited number of credit card purchases even for non-members.

Thank you for shopping with us.
Items will ship as soon as possible! If shipping will take longer than the time specified on the item's page, we will notify you right away.

Because postage can vary depending on item and destination, the charges are a high-end estimate. Any overages in shipping charges over $1 will be refunded via PayPal.

If you would like to upgrade shipping or include delivery confirmation or insurance, please let us know in your purchase comments, and we can quote you a new shipping price.

Items will be shipped USPS.

If an item is made to order, please see the listing to know the time from purchase to ship. We do allow for unforeseen hiccups when projecting a shipping time on custom orders, and items are often ready to be sent out sooner than anticipated.

We will ship anywhere it is legal for us to do so. As a US based shop, LiterateCat is unable to legally do trade with customers in the countries of Cuba, Iran, Myanmar, Sudan, Syria, or North Korea. Any orders from these countries will be refunded and canceled.

Any duty/tax and VAT fees required upon arrival are the responsibility of the customer.

It is against the law to falsify dollar amounts or mark a purchase as a "gift" in order to avoid duty charges.

Delays in customs are beyond the control of the USPS and LiterateCat.

If a package is returned due to insufficient address, because it was unclaimed, or because of refusal to pay customs fees, you will only be reimbursed for the price of the merchandise and not the original shipping charges or any postal charges to have it returned. Please know that it can take 2-8 weeks for a package to be returned by the post office, and we will notify you when it is received.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you are unhappy with one of our pieces, a refund or exchange will be offered. You must notify us within 3 days of receiving your order for an exchange or full refund, minus shipping fees and 15% for PayPal and Etsy fees.

Upon contact, further instructions will be given on the return procedure. The return must be shipped back immediately (postmarked within 3 days of messaging us). If it is not shipped back immediately, the package will be refused and labeled "return to sender".

Items must be returned in their original condition. Items will not be refunded if they are received damaged due to poor return packaging. No refunds will be made on items lost in the mail. Please, get a tracking number.

Custom pieces are NON-REFUNDABLE.

If an item arrives damaged, please send pictures of the product, especially where the damage is and also pictures of the box it was shipped in prior to refund being processed. These photos assist us in making a claim with the shipping company.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please read the entire description and policies prior to purchase. Please ask any questions or request different photographs,

Thank you, we value our customers.

All Items come from a non-smoking home, but we do have a cat. If you are allergic, please let us know, and we will take extra care to make your item as allergy-free as possible.

Good customer service sometimes requires bending the rules a bit, so if you have an issue that falls outside the parameters listed above, please do let us know.