WhimsybyKT

Fanciful Artisan Jewelry with Exotic Gemstones

Vancouver, Washington · 1348 Sales

WhimsybyKT

Fanciful Artisan Jewelry with Exotic Gemstones

Vancouver, Washington 1348 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(595)

Announcement   Happy Holidays from me to you!! Just a quick reminder while you are browsing - some of my items are made to order, others ready to ship. Please read listing details carefully! Turn around time for made to order/custom pieces is currently 10-12 business days, ready made items will ship out in 1-2 business days. Around this busy time, I can not accept rush orders. I will make orders according to the time/date they were received. If you need your item quickly, please upgrade to Priority shipping and I will do everything I can to expedite the process. Thank you so very much! I am so thankful for each and every one of you!!

Welcome to Whimsy! Here you will find fanciful artisan jewelry designs: earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings, all made with semi-precious, exotic, rare gemstones and sterling silver or 14 gold fill wire. Each piece is made lovingly by hand with attention to detail and is either one of a kind or very limited edition. My cold connection techniques (ie: wire wrapping, hammering, hand shaping) have been perfected over many years of experimentation and practice in my home studio - located in Vancouver, WA.

I am always on the look out for new gemstones and love to customize my work. Feel free to contact me with custom orders and special requests, I am always happy to hear from you for any reason! I strive to provide top notch, personal customer service and make your shopping experience here on Etsy easy and enjoyable. If you are looking for something specific, but don't see it in my shop - please do send me a message, I have a massive collection of gemstones and don't always use them immediately in my designs. If I don't have it, I can always order it, so it never hurts to ask!

To stay informed of special sales and promotions, visit my facebook page and give it a like: https://www.facebook.com/Kathleen.Hovis

You can also find me on...
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhimsyByKT
Instagram: https://instagram.com/whimsybykt/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kthovis/

You can find designs featuring some of my most popular gemstones by category, just follow the links below:
Amethyst: http://etsy.me/1CDw5C8
Aquamarine & Moss Aquamarine: http://etsy.me/199Zuro
Garnet: http://etsy.me/1MVDsWX
Labradorite: http://etsy.me/1xmYZ9i
Tourmaline & Watermelon Tourmaline: http://etsy.me/1OfipBV
Jasper: http://etsy.me/199ZZBL
Chalcedony: http://etsy.me/1xHCTJg
Sunstone: http://etsy.me/1MRDvER
Quartz: http://etsy.me/1x9OJ3P
Turquoise: http://etsy.me/1BdSNve

To see all WhimsyByKT's reviews, please visit this page:
http://etsy.me/17IRFsD

Thank you for your visit! I hope you will enjoy browsing through my shop. Please contact me with any questions, suggestions, feedback, ideas, you name it - I always do my best to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours. Many thanks!

Kind Regards,
KT

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 1, 2016

Happy Holidays from me to you!! Just a quick reminder while you are browsing - some of my items are made to order, others ready to ship. Please read listing details carefully! Turn around time for made to order/custom pieces is currently 10-12 business days, ready made items will ship out in 1-2 business days. Around this busy time, I can not accept rush orders. I will make orders according to the time/date they were received. If you need your item quickly, please upgrade to Priority shipping and I will do everything I can to expedite the process. Thank you so very much! I am so thankful for each and every one of you!!

Welcome to Whimsy! Here you will find fanciful artisan jewelry designs: earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings, all made with semi-precious, exotic, rare gemstones and sterling silver or 14 gold fill wire. Each piece is made lovingly by hand with attention to detail and is either one of a kind or very limited edition. My cold connection techniques (ie: wire wrapping, hammering, hand shaping) have been perfected over many years of experimentation and practice in my home studio - located in Vancouver, WA.

I am always on the look out for new gemstones and love to customize my work. Feel free to contact me with custom orders and special requests, I am always happy to hear from you for any reason! I strive to provide top notch, personal customer service and make your shopping experience here on Etsy easy and enjoyable. If you are looking for something specific, but don't see it in my shop - please do send me a message, I have a massive collection of gemstones and don't always use them immediately in my designs. If I don't have it, I can always order it, so it never hurts to ask!

To stay informed of special sales and promotions, visit my facebook page and give it a like: https://www.facebook.com/Kathleen.Hovis

You can also find me on...
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhimsyByKT
Instagram: https://instagram.com/whimsybykt/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kthovis/

You can find designs featuring some of my most popular gemstones by category, just follow the links below:
Amethyst: http://etsy.me/1CDw5C8
Aquamarine & Moss Aquamarine: http://etsy.me/199Zuro
Garnet: http://etsy.me/1MVDsWX
Labradorite: http://etsy.me/1xmYZ9i
Tourmaline & Watermelon Tourmaline: http://etsy.me/1OfipBV
Jasper: http://etsy.me/199ZZBL
Chalcedony: http://etsy.me/1xHCTJg
Sunstone: http://etsy.me/1MRDvER
Quartz: http://etsy.me/1x9OJ3P
Turquoise: http://etsy.me/1BdSNve

To see all WhimsyByKT's reviews, please visit this page:
http://etsy.me/17IRFsD

Thank you for your visit! I hope you will enjoy browsing through my shop. Please contact me with any questions, suggestions, feedback, ideas, you name it - I always do my best to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours. Many thanks!

Kind Regards,
KT

Kathleen Hovis

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(595)
Stephanie Wentzel

Stephanie Wentzel on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE Love love it!!! Beautiful and will go perfectly with the watermelon slice earrings I purchased earlier. And KT always packages everything up so beautifully and adds a whimsical, handwritten note. Thanks KT!

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Updates

New gorgeous, bright blue flash labradorite necklace up for grabs in the shop! And more on the way! Use the coupon HOLIDAY15 for 15% off your entire order until December 1st! heart
Use the coupon code GIVETHANKS to get a flat 20% off ALL orders in my shop! This is the biggest discount of the year heart️️ Sale ends at midnight on Monday, 11/28 - custom orders and prior purchases not eligible. Happy Thanksgiving! prayskin-tone-3
Holy Opals! I've got a brand new stash of top quality Australian Boulder opals and rare Mexican fire opals to play with! heart_eyes Look for new pieces in the shop, just in time for my annual holiday sale! Use the coupon HOLIDAY15 for 15% off all the things heart️️
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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 Apr 5, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

All custom and made to order items have a 5-7 business day turn around time, unless otherwise specified (ie. in the case I need to order something special to get started) and I always send pictures of the finished piece(s) before shipping for approval. I am always happy to customize or personalize any item 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 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 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 I use, such as opals, emeralds and pearls. 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.

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.