StarfinnDesigns

Handmade Wire Jewelry, Leather Products & More

Houston, Texas · 70 Sales

StarfinnDesigns

Handmade Wire Jewelry, Leather Products & More

Houston, Texas 70 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(10)

Announcement   **We are out to sea for a bit to recharge our creative spirits! Please note that all shipping for items purchased April 14-23, 2018 will be shipped April 24th regardless of method purchased. The studio is closed for vacation and regular shipping will resume on April 24, 2018. Thank you for your support and understanding. **

Welcome to Starfinn Designs! The Etsy home of my handcrafted wire wrapped jewelry including semi-precious stones, crystals, and beautiful seashells. I also have a passion for essential oils and will be including more and more EO diffusing accessories such as leather bracelets and diffusing pendants.

We have also expanded our store to include beautiful handcrafted leather knife cases and accessories. My husband and partner in all things, Brian Wamsley, is the man behind all of our knife sheaths and cases.

As of 2017, we are also spotlighting another artist. We are honored to carry the works of Steve Spencer in our shop. Steve was an avid collector and jewelry designer. His love of all things stones, beads, and art glass came alive when he created his beaded necklaces. Steve left us too soon and was unable to see his works be presented to the public market before his death in 2015 (California, USA).

We look forward to bringing you his necklace designs, as they were completed by him, and introducing the world to his creative works. In most cases, items listed were completed entirely by Steve. In some cases, final findings and closures will be added to complete the piece.

Our goal is to provide you beautiful one of a kind wearable and functional art. If you like our style but don't see the perfect piece for you we gladly take custom orders and look forward to creating with you.

FOLLOW US:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StarfinnDesigns/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/starfinndesigns/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KattWamsley
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/starfinndesigns/

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 13, 2018

**We are out to sea for a bit to recharge our creative spirits! Please note that all shipping for items purchased April 14-23, 2018 will be shipped April 24th regardless of method purchased. The studio is closed for vacation and regular shipping will resume on April 24, 2018. Thank you for your support and understanding. **

Welcome to Starfinn Designs! The Etsy home of my handcrafted wire wrapped jewelry including semi-precious stones, crystals, and beautiful seashells. I also have a passion for essential oils and will be including more and more EO diffusing accessories such as leather bracelets and diffusing pendants.

We have also expanded our store to include beautiful handcrafted leather knife cases and accessories. My husband and partner in all things, Brian Wamsley, is the man behind all of our knife sheaths and cases.

As of 2017, we are also spotlighting another artist. We are honored to carry the works of Steve Spencer in our shop. Steve was an avid collector and jewelry designer. His love of all things stones, beads, and art glass came alive when he created his beaded necklaces. Steve left us too soon and was unable to see his works be presented to the public market before his death in 2015 (California, USA).

We look forward to bringing you his necklace designs, as they were completed by him, and introducing the world to his creative works. In most cases, items listed were completed entirely by Steve. In some cases, final findings and closures will be added to complete the piece.

Our goal is to provide you beautiful one of a kind wearable and functional art. If you like our style but don't see the perfect piece for you we gladly take custom orders and look forward to creating with you.

FOLLOW US:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StarfinnDesigns/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/starfinndesigns/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KattWamsley
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/starfinndesigns/

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(10)
erainey612

erainey612 on Mar 29, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I have been eying this beauty for quite some time and finally decided I just really wanted it! The pendant feels great. It has just enough heft to it that is comfortable and lays just right on my chest. It is beautiful! Katt does lovely wire work and I strongly recommend that if you don’t see exactly what you want, contact her and she will work with you to create what it is you desire. I am a repeat customer and am always excited to see what Katt is developing next!

Kayleigh Flanigan

Kayleigh Flanigan on Mar 9, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Katt went above and beyond for my order! I would definitely recommend this shop to anyone

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About

The creative mind is an interesting thing to live with.

From a young age everything was a little different in my mind. Sticks and mud could be formed in to a microphone to sing a concert to my dogs. Cardboard was a magic carpet on a grassy hill and beads were fascinating. Age tampered the imagination a little bit however that fascination with beads never fully disappeared. In high school I wore a pair of handmade beaded earrings to school and a teacher bought them off my ears before the lunch bell. I was already dreaming of heading to art school but this was the first time I thought I could actually make money doing something creative.

In direct contrast to my tom boy ways, I loved creating beautiful wearable art. I was, and continue to be, self-taught and pride myself on doing it my own way. I knew someday I would be creating beauty for a living. The same fascination with creating beautiful jewelry that has never wavered in 20+ years and is now combined with a vast variety of life and business experiences.

When I started to refocus back to my creativity in 2013 I had a desire for creating things with a little more instant gratification. I wanted to create beautiful works and I didn’t want to spend a week threading beads. This brought me to wire work. With a few pieces of metal and a stone someone felt wasn’t pretty enough for sale, I could create a piece of wearable art that brought out the natural beauty of a stone…in under an hour. I was in love.

I believe stones are meant for people and sometimes we are merely the carrier for them to get to where they are needed. I feel honored to carry along the stones that cross my path. To meet them, greet them and dress them with a layer of wire that brings out their natural power and uniqueness.

I love that so many people have been embracing their creative side and have found outlets for this via different DIY jewelry crafts. This also pushes me to do something that is different. Something that isn’t as easy to reproduce and that is truly one of a kind and unique. I pride myself on creating art from stones that people would never expect to be used in that fashion.

I am honored to have a partnership with a rock shop in Southeastern Texas. This gives me the resource to create custom pieces if a client is looking for a specific stone. I also collect stones from just about everywhere. I also no longer limit myself and enjoy working with higher quality stones as well. I work with all kinds of stones, found stones, precious and semi precious stones.

In 2017 I was also blessed to take custodianship of the lifelong collection of fellow artist whom has now passed beyond the veil. It is my honor to ensure his completed works are presented to the public as well as help to reintroduce his vast collection of supplies, beads and stones back to the market place.

My studio space is a converted dinette area in our 27 foot 5th Wheel RV. My husband and business partner, Brian Wamsley, and I are Full Time RV’ers and we look forward to being on the road in 2018 to explore North America while creating new jewelry and leathercrafts.

And yes, I still sing to my dogs.

Shop members

  • Katt Wamsley (aka Katherine Rainey)

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I have been creating jewelry as a hobby since I was young. Fast forward many years and now I have decided to follow my bliss and return to a dear love; creating amazing jewelry. I am thrilled to share my designs with you!

  • Brian Wamsley

    Designer, Maker

    I come from a family of artists, including my wife, Katt, and never thought I was one myself. Then I started working with leather and steel and the flood gates opened. I look forward to sharing my leather work with our customers!

Production partners

  • Steve Spencer

    San Pablo, CA

    The late Steve Spencer was a collector of all things bead, stone and vintage jewelry. He was also an artist in his own right, creating one of a kind necklaces featuring a wide variety of this collections. It is our honor to now offer his designs as well as his vast materials back to the world.

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