UndergroundDesigns

Original Handwrought Sterling Silver Jewellery

Kingston, Canada · 4906 Sales

UndergroundDesigns

Original Handwrought Sterling Silver Jewellery

Kingston, Canada 4906 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(1442)

Announcement   Hi! I'm Jill and I make everything you see here out of solid sterling silver (925) using traditional silversmithing techniques - saws, hammers, torches and my own two hands! You can find me and my jewellery in person at the Kingston Public Market select Tuesdays, Thursdays and every Saturday (weather permitting!) June - September. Or here, on Etsy, any time you please!

Current turn around time: 5 - 8 business days. (Business days are Mondays - Fridays and do not include weekends/holidays).

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 6, 2016

Hi! I'm Jill and I make everything you see here out of solid sterling silver (925) using traditional silversmithing techniques - saws, hammers, torches and my own two hands! You can find me and my jewellery in person at the Kingston Public Market select Tuesdays, Thursdays and every Saturday (weather permitting!) June - September. Or here, on Etsy, any time you please!

Current turn around time: 5 - 8 business days. (Business days are Mondays - Fridays and do not include weekends/holidays).

Jillian Hinchey

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Jillian Hinchey

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5 out of 5 stars
(1442)
Heather Simpson

Heather Simpson on Sep 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful ring made in my perfect size. Flawless transaction and shipping, including cute, modern packaging. I'd absolutely order again.

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About

Going Underground.

Like my profile says, I was primarily trained as a gemmologist.
Then I attended George Brown College's Jewellery Arts Program. From there, I really only dabbled, setting stones in silver for the sheer joy of it. And then, as some hobbies tend to do, it slowly spiraled out of control until here I am... filling out the story of my business on Etsy. Underground Designs has been my business since 2005. It started part time at my local farmer's market in Kingston while I attended Queen's University to get my sociology degree. When I graduated, I realized I had an established little business and decided to just go all in with it to see where it would take me. I began doing art and craft shows around the province and in 2011 I decided to take this show global, on the internet through Etsy. What an experience! Now I do what I want. Work for myself, creating art out of silver. I plan to continue on this path into the future as it unravels before me. What the future holds for me specifically, I do not know, but sure as heck have enjoyed the journey thus far! Oh how awesome (and incredibly hard at the same time) it is to be your own boss!!

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  • Jillian Hinchey

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Everything Else...

    Start to finish, I do it all! From design concept to sawing, soldering and polishing each piece into reality. Offline, my jewelry and I can often be found at my local farmers market in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. It's a full, busy life and I love it!

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Last updated on Apr 10, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

I make all rings to order according to US sizing standards in full, half or quarter sizes. See individual listing details for the range of sizes I can offer for each design. Please indicate the size you desire in the 'note to seller' during check out.

If you are unsure of your ring size, I do NOT recommend self sizing as it often provides inaccurate results. The only way I recommend is getting the finger in question sized in person at any jewellery store or counter. This ensures you get the best fitting ring.

Do remember that wider rings will fit with a tighter feel. Depending on your ring style and shape of finger wider rings may need to be ordered a half size or so up from what you might normally wear for thinner bands.

Care instructions

Care instruction cards are provided with each individual piece. For a more general overview of silver care, feel free to visit my website: http://www.undergrounddesigns.ca/silver-care.html

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of my jewellery will arrive to you neatly packaged inside a silver foiled cardboard jewellery box. It will include a small polishing cloth sample as well as the appropriate silver care cards.

Custom and personalized orders

I only make to order the items you see listed. I do not have the equipment to offer engraving/personalization. Custom designs are also not something I currently offer as I do not have the time to devote to them. Thank you for your interest, though!

Wholesale availability

I do not offer wholesale - or even consign. My work can only be found though myself personally here on Etsy, or in person in the summer months at the Farmer's Market in Kingston, Ontario.