Temi

Temi Kucinski - Jewelry Designer

New York, United States · 1642 Sales

Temi

Temi Kucinski - Jewelry Designer

New York, United States 1642 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(908)

Announcement   I will not be taking any reserves after the 24th of Aug. because I will be closing my shop for a month, starting Aug. 31. All reserves must be bought by the 31st. and the last shipping date is the 1st.......thank you !!! PLEASE....When you place your order, send me your bracelet size, even if you have bought several.............PLEASE MEASURE your wrist with a soft tape measure around the smallest part of your wrist. Your wrist measurement is a whole size smaller than than the size of your bracelet. I need your wrist size....a size 6 wrist is a 7 bracelet.
If you are interested in Boulder Opals, please be aware before you buy them that they are not perfectly cut stones. Some are wavy, pitted and the color parts of them are in matrix. The combination of crudeness and color is why I love them so much. If you like a perfectly cut and smooth stone, don't buy them. Boulder Opals are very expensive and ones with a lot of flash and color can run into the hundreds if not more. I buy opals that blend in with my other colored stones. I try to buy the most beautiful for the money and even then I do not make much of a profit on them. The ones that are hundreds are also wavy, in matrix and are not perfect, they just have lots of flash and color.

When I have gold color elements I sometimes use a gold paint that I paint on fine silver and then I fire it. The gold is permanent unless you grind it off but it is a layer of 22 or 24 karat gold on silver. I don't like the bright gold color, so I oxidize it. I also use gold fine sheet that I burnish on the silver while it is hot. This process is called Kuem -bo. I then oxidize the piece and the gold stands out. Please beware that the gold is only a layer, the whole piece isn't solid gold. If you want a bright shiny gold look, let me know.
I set every stone and make every element. It's just me doing the work and designing each piece. The bracelets are tedious but satisfying to me when I finish. The most important thing to me is that my customers are happy with their purchases.
I sell locally so if you see that something has disappeared it probably has sold at my studio. You can inquire....I may have it .
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Please measure the smallest part of your wrist to communicate your size. I will work the bracelet so it fits ....adding or I can make the bracelet smaller without losing any pieces from the bracelet. You can use a soft tape measure. If the bracelet needs to be made larger I will enlarge at no cost but please do not request a certain element or stone, I will work the bracelet as I see it and the space I need to fit in a piece. . Please trust me to make the bracelet work, it is usually a small space that has to be re-worked.
I will take returns on pieces that have not been on reserve for longer than a week. Please contact me the same day and I will give you a refund as soon as I receive it. I will give you three days for shipping priority and will not refund shipping costs.
I will reserve with communication for no longer than two weeks, and please don't request a reserve unless you are positive that you want it. I'm always making new pieces and I feel that reserving a piece is a definite sale because it takes that piece out of commission. I do not do layaway. I have decided not to do any special orders unless they can be easily done!! You can ask for a kind of stone or color but I cannot repeat sold items.





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I have also have a website - www.temijewelry.net
Feel free to browse over to see it!

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Announcement
Last updated on Aug 26, 2016

I will not be taking any reserves after the 24th of Aug. because I will be closing my shop for a month, starting Aug. 31. All reserves must be bought by the 31st. and the last shipping date is the 1st.......thank you !!! PLEASE....When you place your order, send me your bracelet size, even if you have bought several.............PLEASE MEASURE your wrist with a soft tape measure around the smallest part of your wrist. Your wrist measurement is a whole size smaller than than the size of your bracelet. I need your wrist size....a size 6 wrist is a 7 bracelet.
If you are interested in Boulder Opals, please be aware before you buy them that they are not perfectly cut stones. Some are wavy, pitted and the color parts of them are in matrix. The combination of crudeness and color is why I love them so much. If you like a perfectly cut and smooth stone, don't buy them. Boulder Opals are very expensive and ones with a lot of flash and color can run into the hundreds if not more. I buy opals that blend in with my other colored stones. I try to buy the most beautiful for the money and even then I do not make much of a profit on them. The ones that are hundreds are also wavy, in matrix and are not perfect, they just have lots of flash and color.

When I have gold color elements I sometimes use a gold paint that I paint on fine silver and then I fire it. The gold is permanent unless you grind it off but it is a layer of 22 or 24 karat gold on silver. I don't like the bright gold color, so I oxidize it. I also use gold fine sheet that I burnish on the silver while it is hot. This process is called Kuem -bo. I then oxidize the piece and the gold stands out. Please beware that the gold is only a layer, the whole piece isn't solid gold. If you want a bright shiny gold look, let me know.
I set every stone and make every element. It's just me doing the work and designing each piece. The bracelets are tedious but satisfying to me when I finish. The most important thing to me is that my customers are happy with their purchases.
I sell locally so if you see that something has disappeared it probably has sold at my studio. You can inquire....I may have it .
.
Please measure the smallest part of your wrist to communicate your size. I will work the bracelet so it fits ....adding or I can make the bracelet smaller without losing any pieces from the bracelet. You can use a soft tape measure. If the bracelet needs to be made larger I will enlarge at no cost but please do not request a certain element or stone, I will work the bracelet as I see it and the space I need to fit in a piece. . Please trust me to make the bracelet work, it is usually a small space that has to be re-worked.
I will take returns on pieces that have not been on reserve for longer than a week. Please contact me the same day and I will give you a refund as soon as I receive it. I will give you three days for shipping priority and will not refund shipping costs.
I will reserve with communication for no longer than two weeks, and please don't request a reserve unless you are positive that you want it. I'm always making new pieces and I feel that reserving a piece is a definite sale because it takes that piece out of commission. I do not do layaway. I have decided not to do any special orders unless they can be easily done!! You can ask for a kind of stone or color but I cannot repeat sold items.





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I have also have a website - www.temijewelry.net
Feel free to browse over to see it!

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Temi Kucinski

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Temi Kucinski

Oxidized Strappy Cuff
US$160.00
Black and Carnelian Bracelet
US$270.00
Eight Dot Cuff
US$160.00
Golden Flower Power Chain Chain Bracelet
US$280.00
Opal Medley Bracelet
US$260.00
Fossil Coral Bracelet
US$270.00
Nevada Turquoise Bracelet 2
US$280.00
Larimar and Turquoise Bracelet
US$280.00
Ocean Eyes 2016
US$280.00
Jelly Opal Flower Power
US$160.00
Scenic Outback Opals
US$280.00
Golden Ancient Roman Glass Disk Bracelet
US$280.00
Fossil Shell Facets
US$270.00
Strappy Cuff with Silver Flowers
US$160.00
Koroit Opal Bracelet
US$280.00
Tanzanite Flower Power
US$170.00
Agate Stalactite Flower Necklace
US$140.00
Opal in a Cage Necklace
US$220.00
Reserved Order ......RESERVED for S
US$280.00
Reserved Order ......RESERVED for S
US$550.00
Five #8s
US$375.00
Big Boulder Opal Chain Bracelet 3
US$220.00
Ammonite Vortex 3
US$160.00
Natural Zeolite Drusy Necklace
US$160.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(908)
beadsneeds

beadsneeds on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Another first place winner! These stones have even more gorgeous depth to them in person. I love everything about this bracelet: the colors, the textures, the shapes, but I especially adore the tiny set garnet on the clasp and the three petal flower on the other clasp that hold a tiny glistening stone in the middle. Temi is a pleasure to work with and a fabulous artist to boot!

beadsneeds

beadsneeds on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am just stunned by how amazingly beautiful Temi's work is! It's hard to find the words to express my delight. The turquoise in this piece radiates beauty and is perfectly complimented by all of the exquisite, textured silver accents. I asked that the bracelet by lengthened and I love the silver accents Temi chose even more, if it's possible, than the ones in the original photo. Many heartfelt thanks!

wvvtigger

wvvtigger on Aug 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The combination of the Mexican jelly opal and Ocean Jasper makes for a stunning bracelet! Temi always creates the most gorgeous pieces!!!

ksabq

ksabq on Aug 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am thrilled with this beautiful bracelet! The stones are varied and interesting and the silver work is lovely. Add Temi's great customer service with terrific packaging and fast shipping, and this first purchase is more than I ever expected!!! I can't wait to buy more!

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About

My workspace

I make jewelry using semi-precious stones. I have been collecting and hand picking stones for over thirty years. I use the basic metalsmithing techniques to fabricate my jewelry.....sawing, forging, milling, forming, bezel setting, and hours of soldering and finishing. I like to incorporate different finishes, I like the look of oxidized finishes and use keum-bo and gold paint on my fine silver pieces. I primarily use sterling silver as my metal choice. I use stones, pearls, rough crystals and minerals in my pieces and sometimes I use enamel.

I like designs that are sometimes edgy, organic ...feminine.
I love making these pieces and hope that is reflected in the finished piece.

I have done many shows, been in galleries and had my own gallery in Buffalo ,N.Y
I have pieces in the permanent collection of the Burchfield Penny Museum in Buffalo, N.Y . I have a home studio where I make and sell my jewelry.

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Last updated on May 27, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I will reserve for two weeks but please be certain you want it.

I usually can't duplicate sold items because I can't duplicate stones. You may ask..... but it never looks exactly like the sold item which may cause disappointment!

The best way to insure a good bracelet fit is to measure your wrist, not the bracelet, and e-mail me your size with the order.

I don't enjoy making special order pieces...it's hard to say no...... I made this decision over thirty years ago and truly believe that it why I am still happily and lovingly creating jewelry.