Unique jewelry designs from Boston's South Shore

11 Sales


Unique jewelry designs from Boston's South Shore

11 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Karen Carpenter

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Karen Carpenter


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Do What You Love

In 2009, after many years of working the 9-5 grind, I decided to go boldly in the world of self-employment. My plans were to start a small web design business and re-sell high-end fashion jewelry on eBay. The universe threw me a curve ball via a cancer diagnosis in 2009 and all my plans to move forward with my life were put on hold.

Thankfully, and with lots of love and support from a couple of very special people in my life and a brilliant medical team in Boston, I survived my cancer. My experience has brought me to a new place in life, a better place, a place from which everything looks bright and hopeful. Each day is a gift. Lessons were learned on my journey to recovery.

Once I was recovered and feeling human again, going back to the day-to-day grind of riding the subway into downtown Boston, to work at a job that wasn't fulfilling was an option that I considered for only a moment before scratching it off my list. So, I started taking some jewelry-making classes in Harvard Square at the Boston Bead Company and Venus Mist was born. I also work part-time from home in electronic publishing, and work a few days each month for a friend who owns an interior landscaping business. This arrangement leaves me plenty of time to work on creating new pieces for my Etsy shop and time to focus on my ultimate passion - writing.

Making jewelry is fun, creative, stress-free and fulfilling. My other part-time endeavors are also fulfilling and having time to write is something I've been chasing my whole life.

I'll work hard at producing unique, quality pieces for my shop and look forward to meeting new customers and connecting with other shop owners.

Life is precious. Do what you love.

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  • Karen Elizabeth Carpenter

    Owner, Designer, Jewelry Designer

    With a name like Karen Carpenter, you'd think I was selling albums or singing lessons. Alas, I have the same name as the late great vocalist, but not her voice. I'm on Etsy selling my handcrafted jewelry. I hope you'll shop at Venus Mist!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2013
Greetings and welcome to Venus Mist! At Venus Mist I sell Handmade Jewelry inspired by Victorian designs, Steampunk elements and contemporary & vintage styles. I use sterling silver and other metals, Swarovski pearls & sparkling crystals, and Czech glass beads, glass cabochons, charms, and unique graphic designs.

Simple, pretty and unique pieces that can complete an evening dress or add a bit of flair to your casual outfits, jeans and t-shirt. Mu handcrafted pieces also make great gifts for that special someone.

At Venus Mist, all pieces are handmade with love.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
Please contact me via Etsy, within 3 days of receiving your item, if you are not satisfied with your purchase*. I will work with you to resolve the situation.

Items that I accept for return must be in the original packaging and undamaged. Original shipping costs and return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

*Please note: For hygenic reasons, I cannot offer refunds or exchanges on earrings.
I accept payments through PayPal. Your purchase will be shipped to the address on your PayPal account. Please verify that your shipping address on PayPal is correct before completing your purchase. Delivery of your item is dependent on you providing a correct/current shipping address.

Please make your payment at time of purchase. Your item will be shipped within 1-3 business days after we receive payment. If payment is not received within 3 days of purchase, the transaction will be cancelled and the item will be re-listed.

Massachusetts residents are subject to sales tax at the rate of 6.25%.
>>At this time, I only ship within the U.S. via USPS First Class mail with Delivery Confirmation. Once your item is shipped, you can track it via the USPS website.

>>Shipping and Delivery Confirmation costs are calculated for each item prior to shipping. Please see the shipping cost info on each item page.

>>Your item will be shipped within 1-3 business days of cleared payment.

>>Your item will be shipped to your PayPal shipping address. Please make sure that PayPal has your correct/current address for shipping your item. If your shipping address information is unclear, I will convo/email you asking for confirmation of your correct shipping address BEFORE I print postage/ship your item.

>>I do not provide insurance as a standard part of my shipping practices. If you would like to include insurance on your item, please contact me and I will send you a quote for the cost of the insurance.

>>Please note that once shipped, most items arrive within 2-7 business days, however I am not responsible for USPS delays. Weather, holidays, rural addresses and other factors can increase delivery time.

>>Most items will be shipped in a lovely organza or velour-textured drawstring pouch, packaged in a natural kraft 3 ¾” square gift box, and protected in a bubble shipping envelope. I reserve the right to substitute other packaging if necessary.
Additional policies and FAQs
Convo me with questions anytime. I will respond promptly!

I appreciate your business and ask that if you are dissatisfied with your experience at Venus Mist, please contact me prior to leaving feedback. I am satisfied when you are satisfied!!