WillOaksStudio

Art Enamels, Pearls & Leather, Artist Made since 2008

Woodstock, Illinois | 2924 Sales

WillOaksStudio

Art Enamels, Pearls & Leather, Artist Made since 2008

Woodstock, Illinois 2924 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(977)

Announcement   Welcome to my studio-shop! Find lots of lovely original creations & enjoy free domestic shipping. HOLIDAY MAILING INFO: Most orders listed as “ready to mail” go out within 24 hours. “Made to order” items still require an extra day or two, depending on what the studio queue is like. I will not stop shipping during the holidays, but delivery times are generally only an estimate. Thank you all so much for another wonderful year! Happy New Year!

Find something beautiful here: a fresh, new accessory for yourself & a special gift for loved ones! Shop for one of a kind originals while my selection is great! All of my pieces are one of a kind or made in small editions. Bespoke items are made to order, and can often be customized-please contact me with your ideas & requests! Wearable art created with delightful details, handmade with quality materials, and assembled with thoughtful craft: American-made by me with love.

I’m an artist, immersed in and endlessly inspired by natural materials. I use a range of different media and techniques, including vitreous enamels (glass fused to metal with high heat). My wearable artwork is often inspired by so many aspects of nature and my original designs are handmade by me in my mixed media studio. My pieces are contemporary, fun & feminine. Made to be as fresh & original as each woman who wears them.

The most recent work is here in these different sections
“New Creations“ https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=22250545
“Beautiful Bees” https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=25318591
“Snow Beauty Jewelry” https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=25318581
“Enameled Jewelry” https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=17175728
“Pins & Brooches” https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=24798196
Visit the “Sections” drop down menu for links to each of my collections & series, including all my best sellers.

My personal website http://www.willoaks.studio/ (please copy & paste into your browser) offers even more work including available work not currently shown in my Etsy shop. I show at several venues in McHenry County, IL & my pubic show schedule is here http://www.willoaks.studio/events (please copy & paste into your browser!). Hope to see you!!!

MANY items are ready to ship: enameled jewelry, earrings & necklaces. PERFECTLY original gifts, for HOLIDAYS, GRADUATIONS, WEDDINGS, BIRTHDAYS, GIFTS BY MAIL: I specialize in DIRECT GIFT SHIPPING for my customers. Gifts are beautifully presented & I will add your personal note to an included handmade card. Make your gift unique & memorable today! Simply use your giftee’s Name & Address as the mailing address as you check out AND check the “gift” box. Add your personal note in "Notes to Seller.' Easy peasy!

Use "Search This Shop", my local search bar, to look for color? metal? materials? theme? etc.
Learn about my journey in art here http://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio/about?
Follow my INSTAGRAM here https://instagram.com/willoaksstudio/
Follow my PINTEREST @WillOaksStudio

Please contact me directly for more information via the "contact" button on most of my pages here OR by sending email to WillOaksStudio (at) aol.com. And please visit my policies page for more info on payment, ordering, and shipping http://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies

Thank you for visiting WillOaks Studio X♥0x♥0 Enjoy your visit!
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All contributed content, photos and designs © Karen Stahlecker a.k.a. WillOaks Studio. All rights reserved, 2006 to 2018.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 14, 2018

Welcome to my studio-shop! Find lots of lovely original creations & enjoy free domestic shipping. HOLIDAY MAILING INFO: Most orders listed as “ready to mail” go out within 24 hours. “Made to order” items still require an extra day or two, depending on what the studio queue is like. I will not stop shipping during the holidays, but delivery times are generally only an estimate. Thank you all so much for another wonderful year! Happy New Year!

Find something beautiful here: a fresh, new accessory for yourself & a special gift for loved ones! Shop for one of a kind originals while my selection is great! All of my pieces are one of a kind or made in small editions. Bespoke items are made to order, and can often be customized-please contact me with your ideas & requests! Wearable art created with delightful details, handmade with quality materials, and assembled with thoughtful craft: American-made by me with love.

I’m an artist, immersed in and endlessly inspired by natural materials. I use a range of different media and techniques, including vitreous enamels (glass fused to metal with high heat). My wearable artwork is often inspired by so many aspects of nature and my original designs are handmade by me in my mixed media studio. My pieces are contemporary, fun & feminine. Made to be as fresh & original as each woman who wears them.

The most recent work is here in these different sections
“New Creations“ https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=22250545
“Beautiful Bees” https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=25318591
“Snow Beauty Jewelry” https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=25318581
“Enameled Jewelry” https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=17175728
“Pins & Brooches” https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=24798196
Visit the “Sections” drop down menu for links to each of my collections & series, including all my best sellers.

My personal website http://www.willoaks.studio/ (please copy & paste into your browser) offers even more work including available work not currently shown in my Etsy shop. I show at several venues in McHenry County, IL & my pubic show schedule is here http://www.willoaks.studio/events (please copy & paste into your browser!). Hope to see you!!!

MANY items are ready to ship: enameled jewelry, earrings & necklaces. PERFECTLY original gifts, for HOLIDAYS, GRADUATIONS, WEDDINGS, BIRTHDAYS, GIFTS BY MAIL: I specialize in DIRECT GIFT SHIPPING for my customers. Gifts are beautifully presented & I will add your personal note to an included handmade card. Make your gift unique & memorable today! Simply use your giftee’s Name & Address as the mailing address as you check out AND check the “gift” box. Add your personal note in "Notes to Seller.' Easy peasy!

Use "Search This Shop", my local search bar, to look for color? metal? materials? theme? etc.
Learn about my journey in art here http://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio/about?
Follow my INSTAGRAM here https://instagram.com/willoaksstudio/
Follow my PINTEREST @WillOaksStudio

Please contact me directly for more information via the "contact" button on most of my pages here OR by sending email to WillOaksStudio (at) aol.com. And please visit my policies page for more info on payment, ordering, and shipping http://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies

Thank you for visiting WillOaks Studio X♥0x♥0 Enjoy your visit!
*********************************************************************************************
All contributed content, photos and designs © Karen Stahlecker a.k.a. WillOaks Studio. All rights reserved, 2006 to 2018.

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It’s been a year of thrilling discovery in my copper enameling work, despite some physical problems & concurrent down time. So grateful to be doing better, physically....hoping my work continues to evolve too! Thank you to all my customers & followers!
My Snowflake Series is getting listed in my shop & I’m so happy to see it coming together...mix & match pieces! The Winter Solstice is just over a week away (& the shortest day of the year.).
New winter snowflake jewelry about to go online! I’ve been trying different shapes & sizes for pendants & earrings. Let me know what you think? What seems to look best?
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About

Video summary: In celebration of my 10 years showing & selling here on Etsy, I created a little slideshow of some of my pieces created 10 years ago! Yes, it’s my Etsyversary & what an adventure selling online here has been!

A Long and Winding Road

History: After many years of wandering the U.S. and the world, I landed back where I began: on the family farm here in northern Illinois. It’s so beautiful here and nature has long inspired and informed my artwork in many media: sculpture, papermaking, photography, and for the past few years-wearable art. WillOaks is the name of my studio, and also of our farm & seasonal family campground.

Wearable art has been a natural extension for me because I love to wear jewelry. Making it to suit my vision and ideas has been a fascinating journey. Most of my pieces are original because that's how I think....and I am happy to share them with anyone who would like to be different from "the crowd." Original pieces for original women.

I have a BFA in printmaking from Washington University, St. Louis and an MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I’ve been very fortunate to win 2 national and 2 state National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a Fulbright fellowship, and many awards for my sculpture and installation work featuring handmade paper and mixed media. The Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery acquired one of my large installations in 2006 where it will be installed periodically.

I’ve created artist’s books for many years and these are in several collections nationally and internationally. I’ve been a professor of fine art sporadically, as the opportunity presents itself. These days, I'm mostly focused on my studio work, which is a lovely place to lose myself as often as possible. I love to try new things but strive to bring focus, excellent craftsmanship, and my personal vision and interpretation to anything I do create with the hope it will inspire, provoke, or bring pleasure to my fellow human beings…I thank you personally for your interest in my work!

Shop members

  • Karen

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Writer, Shipper, Bottle Washer

Shop policies

Last updated on November 19, 2018
Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate your interest and if you choose to do some shopping with me, I'll do as much as I can to make your experience a great one! I strive to use excellent materials and techniques and am happy to explain and describe what I do as much as possible--if something isn't clear, please contact me directly.

I have a stand-alone website at http://www.WillOaks.Studio I move seasonal pieces there if you’re looking for a listing that isn’t here on Etsy. And most of the listings here are also listed there. You’re welcome to checkout as a guest there, even tho the site is hosted by Etsy & they handle payments.

Unless noted otherwise, silver metal used (wire, findings, beads) is solid sterling or fine silver--Silver plated findings have been included where needed and where cost is an issue. Gold is 14-20 gold filled with a core of jeweler's brass--by weight, gold filled is 20% gold and is much thicker than plated gold.

I'm so happy for the wonderful customer support I've received here as I approach my 10th year on Etsy. Thank you! I'm always convo-friendly to answer your questions and to hear your comments.

Find out what's behind my studio on Etsy with a peek at my Instagram feed:
http://instagram.com/willoaksstudio/

My design shop on Society6 @WillOaksStudio features 2-D work applied to prints, home decor, tech cases skins & sleeves & so many fun, useful things.

Legal “fine print”-
Copyright © 2007-2018, Karen Stahlecker AKA WillOaksStudio
WillOaks Studio original designs are not to be re-distributed, copied, imitated, or misappropriated in any way. All Rights Reserved.
All photos belong to Karen Stahlecker and may not be reproduced without permission.

Insider Info--Folks who have purchased from me are added to my Newsletter mailing list and special offers are sent periodically with great deals and advance news of new collections and works!! Drop a convo or a note to me at WillOaksStudio(at)aol.com if you'd like to be added to my "insiders" mailing list or go sign up on my blog!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be thrilled with my pieces and will exchange or refund items returned within 14 days of receipt provided they are in their original, unworn condition. Contact me within 7 days of receipt to confirm return procedure. Returns may require a 3.5% restocking fee and the refund does not include shipping charges. Custom work and bespoke orders are generally not returnable. Please photograph any shipping damages so I can file insurance claim forms.
Payment
Etsy direct checkout or PayPal offer a range of secure payment methods. I reserve the right to cancel your order if payment arrangements are not made within 24 hours of your purchase and I will not ship your order until payment has cleared. Illinois shipping addresses will have local sales tax automatically added to their invoices.

Cancellations are possible within 24 hours or less by contacting me through my shop. Layaway and payment plans can be arranged by contacting me. Special orders are accepted with a minimum of 1/2 deposit when placing the order & the balance is due prior to mailing
Shipping
I ship USPS first class parcel, with delivery confirmation to your address as entered on Etsy during check-out. Postage upgrades to Priority or Express mail are listings that can be added to your order for speedier shipping. USPS tracking codes are sent to you at the time your order is shipped so that you may track the shipment. These are useful in the event an order is waylaid, etc. Please contact me if there is any delivery problem and we'll work with the post office to solve the problem.

If your Etsy address and your PayPal address are different, I will default to your Etsy address. I'm happy to ship gifts from my studio for you. Simply enter the recipient's address and add a "note to seller" with your note for the complimentary greeting card I'm happy to include.

Some of my pieces are ready to ship and bespoke pieces are made to order, which can include custom adjustments to sizes or other features, if you contact me to make these arrangements. I will give an estimate on shipping time and will try to keep you updated if there are changes in time needed to create your order. I'll contact you with tracking details and shipping information when your order is on the way.

International orders are shipped via US Mail First Class parcel with customs tickets attached and marked as "merchandise" with the value declared, any duties or taxes are handled by the country of destination & are collected from the shopper. I'm not responsible for delays in shipping or due to customs clearing. Please drop me a note if you have any questions or concerns about shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Thanks again for visiting and for your interest in my work!!

Karen Stahlecker
WillOaks Studio
Woodstock, Illinois

More information

Last updated on Aug 3, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Every piece ordered is sent in my signature packaging-velvet bag or box-with a satin tie & glass bead to embellish. A complimentary gift card-including your personal message-can be included (add info in notes to seller) & I can ship gifts directly to your loved one-use their name & address in "ship to" information.

Wholesale availability

Please contact me directly for information on wholesale or consignment orders and information at willoaksstudio (at) aol.com