WhimsybyKT

Fanciful Artisan Jewelry with Exotic Gemstones

Vancouver, Washington · 2624 Sales

Announcement   Welcome! I hope you will enjoy looking through my handmade creations! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or special requests, I try to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours. Thank you for visiting my little shop! <3

*SPECIAL NOTE* All orders within Washington state are subject to sales tax - Please contact me if you have questions!*

To see the most up to date designs and find out about sales and promos ahead of time, find me on:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/whimsybykt/
https://www.facebook.com/Kathleen.Hovis
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kthovis/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhimsyByKT

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 4, 2018

Welcome! I hope you will enjoy looking through my handmade creations! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or special requests, I try to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours. Thank you for visiting my little shop! <3

*SPECIAL NOTE* All orders within Washington state are subject to sales tax - Please contact me if you have questions!*

To see the most up to date designs and find out about sales and promos ahead of time, find me on:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/whimsybykt/
https://www.facebook.com/Kathleen.Hovis
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kthovis/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhimsyByKT

Kathleen Hovis

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Updates

Summer art show season has ended, which means I can now list all my new pieces in the shop! raised_handsskin-tone-2 I will announce the day and time of my upcoming shop update soon - until then, I will be working on photos and playing catch up heart️ More soon! Xoxo, KT
NEW in the shop! sparkles Design your own watermelon tourmaline necklace with 8 gorgeous tourmaline crystal slices to choose from, set in your choice of oxidized or shiny sterling silver, 14k gold fill or rose gold! two_heartsMore slices available by request! kissing_heart
sparklesFLASH SALEsparkles Select One-of-a-Kind pieces have been marked down 20%!! Including this glorious watermelon tourmaline “Dreamweaver” necklace! Sale ends Friday, June 8th - check out the “On Sale” section to see what’s eligible two_hearts
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About

Agates and Gemstones and Rocks, Oh My!

I've had a collection of rocks and agates as far back as I can remember -- childhood trips to the Oregon coast were usually spent digging for hours in the sand and hunting for polished stones. As an adult, I loved the idea of turning these nostalgic treasures into something functional -- a necklace or keychain, or even a simple paperweight. When I discovered that I could wrap gemstones in wire and create endless combinations of color and shapes, a new passion was born: jewelry making.

I've been "twisting silver", as I like to call it, for 5 years now and every day I learn something new. Opening my Etsy shop was a wonderful opportunity to share my art with the world and to learn about the actual business of jewelry making. I do all the designing, creating, photography and listing from my small home studio, in between raising my 2 young boys. There is an avalanche of never-ending growth opportunities in being part of the Etsy community and I am blessed to have the rare ability to work from home as a single parent.

THINGS THAT INSPIRE ME:
Nature/Spirals and Curvacious Shapes/LOVE/My Friends and Family/ART/The Ocean/GOD/Music

ABOUT ME: Various Facts and Tidbits:
In addition to making wearable art, I also LOVE: dancing, writing, singing, playing with my kids, walks to the park, my dog Nola and cat Punkin, reading (anything -- but mostly satire and murder mysteries) the show "Once Upon a Time", personality types, psychology, random acts of kindness, people watching, juicing/nutrition, Led Zeppelin, the smell of rain, miniature objects and midnight snacks....

GOALS:
To become a well-known jewelry artist, to also be known for my impeccable customer service, to learn as much about my profession and the materials I use as humanly possible, to someday be trained at "the bench" (learn to melt metal, ect) and to always put first the LOVE and PASSION of my trade -- I heard somewhere (or perhaps read) that as long as you continue doing what you love, the money will follow. I believe that whole heartedly!

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and my little business!

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  • Kathleen Hovis

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer

    I work from home in my small studio creating one of a kind jewelry pieces inspired by my love of art and natural stones. I am a 32 year old single mama to 2 amazing boys, ages 7 and 9, who remind me daily how blessed I am.

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Last updated on Nov 5, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

All custom and made to order items have a 7-10 business day turn around time, unless otherwise specified (ie. in the case I need to order something special to get started or the order contains many induvidual pieces) and I always send pictures of the finished item(s) before shipping for approval. I am always happy to customize or personalize any design in my shop, simply send me a convo to get started!

Sizing details

I try to accurately depict color and size with my photos - in each listing I provide at least one size reference picture, while some may be zoomed in to show details. Please view all 5 to 10 photos and read measurement information carefully to get the most accurate idea of size - and if you are still unsure or have questions, don't hesitate to contact me, I am very convo friendly and always do my best to respond within 24 hours.

Care instructions

Handmade, wire wrapped jewelry is delicate by nature and should be handled with care. Please do not sleep, swim or shower in your handmade jewelry. Store necklaces and dangling earrings in a hanging case or separate from other jewelry to avoid tangling. I do not recommend storing in your bathroom as moisture can be damaging to some natural gemstones (especially opals!). Cleaning instructions vary by metals and gemstones, please contact me if you have questions about how to clean and restore your jewelry.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Every order placed in my shop comes in a sweet, hand decorated gift box, ready for gift giving. If you are purchasing a gift for a special occasion, please do let me know so I can adjust the décor as needed - I have a wide variety of fun themes, colors and designs for my gift boxes and am always happy to customize them! Multiple piece orders will come in as few boxes as possible, unless other wise specified - I do always try to ask how many boxes are needed, just in case. I am also happy to include personalized, hand written notes for no extra charge. I now also offer high quality paper gift wrapping for an additional $4 fee - this option will only be available through the holiday season.

Rush Orders

I always do my best to get orders out as quickly as possible. In the case that you need something before the stated time frame, please contact me prior to purchasing - I am usually able to meet even the tightest of deadlines, but if I can not, I will tell you up front. The only time I don't accept rush orders is during the holiday season, between November 1st and the end of December. There is usually no fee for a rush order, except in cases where multiple pieces are needed in a very small amount of time.