LusterWear

Unique Art and Jewelry

Lexington, Kentucky | 908 Sales

LusterWear

Unique Art and Jewelry

Lexington, Kentucky 908 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(399)

Announcement   For your convenience, I now have free shipping on most items that ship within the United States. Since the costs for shipping outside of the United States can vary greatly, I am unable to offer free shipping outside of the United States. Instead, I will charge a small handling fee to cover those additional costs. Currently included with each order is my standard random gift wrapping at no additional charge. If you need extra special gift wrapping with a gift receipt and/or card which would include your greeting, Etsy has provided a "Add gift wrapping" link with a $4.00 upcharge. Let me know your message in the comments section upon check out. It might be wise to also convo me just to give me a heads up with your needs. I hate slip ups and I expect you do too! Thank you!!

Using only the very best of conflict free and recycled materials that are available, I create lustrous, luxurious pearl and gemstone jewelry to last a lifetime - and beyond! I strive to create objects that are as individual as each person who might enjoy them. Check the listing of the piece you are interested in for specific details.

I use Canadian earth mined Diamonds or Certified Conflict free diamonds from Botswana DTC. As an alternative, I can get Cubic Zirconia or Moissanite gemstones. Other alternatives include white topaz, white sapphire, or Zircon (a naturally occurring gemstone). Colored gemstones are another alternative. And Pearls of course!

Custom jewelry design is available upon request.

Please Note: Most of my designs can be ordered in various colors of gold, or several types of silver. The great majority of my pieces are made using reclaimed metals. Please feel free to inquire about any design you are interested in to see if I can make it in the metal and color of your choice.

Pricing is reflective of the quality of my designs.

Pearls are unique by their very nature since they are organic gemstones. I hunt the best quality pearls available from all over the world. I do not use glass, plastic, shell or other factory made pearls. All my Pearls were made by an actual oyster or mussel bivalve. Some are grown in salt water oceans, some in freshwater lakes or streams.

Most of my gemstones are responsibly and conflict free earth mined or reclaimed from other pieces of jewelry. I use the best quality man made CZs or Moissanite gemstones in lieu of diamonds in most cases. But as stated above I do use conflict free diamonds if requested. I can get them for you in white or various colors.

The ring sizing, casting and all that stuff that I am not zoned for where I live, or that would give my insurance agent the heavie geavies, is done at Jewel-Craft in Erlanger, KY by Mike and Angie. They see to it that everything is done exactly to my specifications.

I usually have two assistants at any given time. They are always both University of Kentucky students. This semester I have 2 assistants. They come from many diverse backgrounds. Ashley Rhinehart (senior majoring in Art Administration and Graphic Design) is doing the photography. Mary M. Adams (writer and editor) has joined the team as bookkeeper, editor of the listings, and sometime model. She has also started to design original cross stitch kits for her fellow enthusiasts. You can see her designs in my other shop: MeritoriousMud.etsy.com.

Thank you for looking! Enjoy LusterWear!
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To see more of Carolyn's work, please go to:

http://laudablemudstudio.com
MeritoriousMud.etsy.com
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Announcement

Last updated on Jul 6, 2018

For your convenience, I now have free shipping on most items that ship within the United States. Since the costs for shipping outside of the United States can vary greatly, I am unable to offer free shipping outside of the United States. Instead, I will charge a small handling fee to cover those additional costs. Currently included with each order is my standard random gift wrapping at no additional charge. If you need extra special gift wrapping with a gift receipt and/or card which would include your greeting, Etsy has provided a "Add gift wrapping" link with a $4.00 upcharge. Let me know your message in the comments section upon check out. It might be wise to also convo me just to give me a heads up with your needs. I hate slip ups and I expect you do too! Thank you!!

Using only the very best of conflict free and recycled materials that are available, I create lustrous, luxurious pearl and gemstone jewelry to last a lifetime - and beyond! I strive to create objects that are as individual as each person who might enjoy them. Check the listing of the piece you are interested in for specific details.

I use Canadian earth mined Diamonds or Certified Conflict free diamonds from Botswana DTC. As an alternative, I can get Cubic Zirconia or Moissanite gemstones. Other alternatives include white topaz, white sapphire, or Zircon (a naturally occurring gemstone). Colored gemstones are another alternative. And Pearls of course!

Custom jewelry design is available upon request.

Please Note: Most of my designs can be ordered in various colors of gold, or several types of silver. The great majority of my pieces are made using reclaimed metals. Please feel free to inquire about any design you are interested in to see if I can make it in the metal and color of your choice.

Pricing is reflective of the quality of my designs.

Pearls are unique by their very nature since they are organic gemstones. I hunt the best quality pearls available from all over the world. I do not use glass, plastic, shell or other factory made pearls. All my Pearls were made by an actual oyster or mussel bivalve. Some are grown in salt water oceans, some in freshwater lakes or streams.

Most of my gemstones are responsibly and conflict free earth mined or reclaimed from other pieces of jewelry. I use the best quality man made CZs or Moissanite gemstones in lieu of diamonds in most cases. But as stated above I do use conflict free diamonds if requested. I can get them for you in white or various colors.

The ring sizing, casting and all that stuff that I am not zoned for where I live, or that would give my insurance agent the heavie geavies, is done at Jewel-Craft in Erlanger, KY by Mike and Angie. They see to it that everything is done exactly to my specifications.

I usually have two assistants at any given time. They are always both University of Kentucky students. This semester I have 2 assistants. They come from many diverse backgrounds. Ashley Rhinehart (senior majoring in Art Administration and Graphic Design) is doing the photography. Mary M. Adams (writer and editor) has joined the team as bookkeeper, editor of the listings, and sometime model. She has also started to design original cross stitch kits for her fellow enthusiasts. You can see her designs in my other shop: MeritoriousMud.etsy.com.

Thank you for looking! Enjoy LusterWear!
...............................................................
To see more of Carolyn's work, please go to:

http://laudablemudstudio.com
MeritoriousMud.etsy.com
...............................................................

BC:carolynsingh:4225391931264720458171

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Updates

We just got in these beautiful, natural, blue Tahitian pearls. What can I make for you?
A beautiful pearl wedding set in 14 kt white. Coming soon! Message me if you are interested.
Custom wedding set in 14kt rose gold and Aliya white blush pearl! Strikingly beautiful!
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About

From the deep woods to the world

LusterWear started from the desire to publish my work to a wider audience. Originally intended to showcase and feature my paintings and pottery, I decided to include my jewelry designs as well. During my search for a viable platform I came across Etsy.
I liked the idea of a community of makers all accessible in one place.

Having lived in Kentucky, California, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina, Delaware, and Texas my influences are diverse domestically, and internationally varied do to my extended family.

I named my studio Laudable Mud Studio which originated from my realization that everything beautiful, fascinating, and useful is associated with mud: pigments, gemstones, pearls, and all plant life without which I would be able to make next to nothing.

I source my material from all over the world. Pearls, pigments, mixed media elements, or clay, all are international in origin by necessity. We live in a connected and interconnected world and I have always emphasized that in my work.

Visit:
LaudableMudStudio.com
http://carolynsingh.blogspot.com/
http://pinterest.com/lusterwear/

Shop members

  • Carolyn Singh

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Artist

    Fine artist working in painting, pottery, & pearls. Currently residing in the middle of the woods in Lexington, KY with my poet husband, a dog, and cat. Shown internationally. Studied Fine Arts and Arabic and Hindi at the University of Minnesota.

  • Mary Adams

    Bookkeepper And Model

  • Julia Nickle

    Assistant, Photographer, Shipper

    Julia is a senior at the University of Kentucky majoring in Communications, Community and Leadership Development. She currently assists with any and all graphic design, promotional, photography, editing, and shop management efforts.

Production partners

  • Beau Graphics, Lexington, KY

    Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Beau Graphics does a variety of printing for local businesses. They are also the go to printer for local artists who want to offer affordable prints of original work for their patrons. Great guys to work with and very meticulous in their standards.

  • Jewel-Craft

    Erlanger, KY

    Jewel-Craft does casting of my original wax models, ring sizing, setting of gemstones if I can't manage to do that securely, and any welding that might be needed. They work according to my specifications and under my supervision.

  • Simplecard.com

    Carlsbad, CA

    http://simplecard.com/ Online offset printer of post cards, note cards, announcements and invitations.

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