Andrea Lynch on May 4, 2016
So beautiful! It made for a great 30th birthday present for my 2 best friends and I. Thanks so much!
I grew up in a very creative and open-minded household, and come from a line of of mostly self-employed people, often in the field of design, and engineering. So growing up I felt the tug to be independent, and strongly wanted to pursue a creative direction. But no matter what I tried, I didn't have a strong inclination of what "craft" I wanted to make mine, or where my talents where. Thanks to my education in the Waldorf school, I was exposed to an enormous variety of crafts, including sewing, metal work, woodwork, many varieties of drawing and painting, but nothing clicked.
After I moved to the USA (Raleigh NC) for 8 years I worked for a local custom jewelry designer who grew her business from a small hobby on her kitchen counter to a thriving business selling to hundreds of stores and catalogs around the country. I learned everything in this job from basic custom jewelry construction and design, to running a small business, growing wholesale accounts, traveling to trade shows, and everything in between. When I left this job I dove into my own venture without any plan whatsoever. I designed and created things I loved, and signed up for as many local shows as I could get my hands on. I built my own website, set up an Etsy shop, and went wherever the current took me. This was in 2004.
I now find myself in my own studio with tons of natural light, with a thriving and growing little business, a steady stream of both retail and wholesale orders, and a part of a huge local creative scene that inspires me every single day. I continue to design and create things that make me happy, and it seems to be what I am supposed to be doing. I. Love. My. Job.
Kiona van Rhee
Owner, Maker, Designer
I am Dutch, moved to the USA when I was 18. I am inspired by color, nature, music, and people. I consider myself one of the lucky ones to be able to have my own creative business, and have it be my full time job.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
For payment using Paypal you do not need to have a paypal account. Just follow the appropriate prompts during checkout.
For Etsy direct checkout simply follow the propts during the checkout process.
For ordering with a credit card over the phone call us at (919) 539 2793.
Standard orders ship USPS first class mail, you will receive notification at the time of shipment.
1st class USPS typically takes 1-3 business days domestically depending on the season and how far you are from Raleigh, NC.
First class USPS mailed to Canada typically takes about a 2 to 4 weeks though it can be longer, especially around holidays, and it does not come with a tracking number or delivery confirmation. Due to customs the time of transport is completely out of my hands
First class USPS mailed internationally typically takes at least 2 weeks, or longer. Due to customs the time of transport is completely out of my hands.
There are new shipping upgrade options available for purchasing items in my shop for both domestic and international orders.
PLEASE NOTE: While I do try to prioritize the orders placed with upgraded shipping, the upgrade applies to the shipping ONLY- it does not mean there is a rush added to the processing time. The standard processing time of 1-5 business days still applies unless otherwise is requested and agreed upon BEFORE placing the order. I am most often able to rush the processing time of an order too, but depending on the circumstances, an additional rush charge may apply.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns are accepted if the item is damaged upon arrival or not as ordered. You have seven days after receipt of the piece to contact me about a return. Upon agreement you can return the piece for credit toward a replacement, or a different piece. Shipping charges can not be credited.
I will be happy to repair any of our items that may have gotten damaged due to time, wear, etc. If applicable, you may be charged for labor, materials, and/or shipping, but this can not be assessed until the piece in question is in our hands. Contact me about any repairs, and we'll take it from there.