WillOaksStudio

Fresh contemporary designs-hand crafted art jewelry

Woodstock, Illinois · 2511 Sales

WillOaksStudio

Fresh contemporary designs-hand crafted art jewelry

Woodstock, Illinois 2511 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Welcome to WillOaks Studio--I hope you will find something beautiful-to give or to wear! Contemporary, fresh & feminine, my original designs are handmade by me in my mixed media studio. Many items are ready to ship: enameled jewelry, earrings & necklaces. Many are original & one of a kind. Bespoke items are made to order, and can often be customized-please contact me with your ideas & requests! I also specialize in direct gift shipping for my customers.

www.WillOaksStudio.com is open AS www.willoaksstudio.patternbyetsy.com. After being on Etsy almost 9 years, I'm overdue for a place of my own, BUT it's really a challenge & is taking awhile. I hope you'll drop by as I will be listing many different things than I list here on Etsy & I've started to add!

My assemblies, constructions, and structures here are my own designs, and are either one of a kind or limited editions. Wearable art created with delightful details, quality materials, and thoughtful craft: American-made by me with love. Use "Sections" drop down menu to see my broad categories & special lines. Use "Search This Shop", my local search bar, to look for color? metal? materials? etc.

Learn a bit about my journey in art here https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio/about? I have an Instagram page here https://instagram.com/willoaksstudio/ Follow along & learn about works in progress, specials, sales and discounts there first!

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 https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies

Thank you for visiting WillOaks Studio X♥0x♥0
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All contributed content, photos and designs © Karen Stahlecker a.k.a. WillOaks Studio. All rights reserved, 2006 to 2017.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 8, 2017

Welcome to WillOaks Studio--I hope you will find something beautiful-to give or to wear! Contemporary, fresh & feminine, my original designs are handmade by me in my mixed media studio. Many items are ready to ship: enameled jewelry, earrings & necklaces. Many are original & one of a kind. Bespoke items are made to order, and can often be customized-please contact me with your ideas & requests! I also specialize in direct gift shipping for my customers.

www.WillOaksStudio.com is open AS www.willoaksstudio.patternbyetsy.com. After being on Etsy almost 9 years, I'm overdue for a place of my own, BUT it's really a challenge & is taking awhile. I hope you'll drop by as I will be listing many different things than I list here on Etsy & I've started to add!

My assemblies, constructions, and structures here are my own designs, and are either one of a kind or limited editions. Wearable art created with delightful details, quality materials, and thoughtful craft: American-made by me with love. Use "Sections" drop down menu to see my broad categories & special lines. Use "Search This Shop", my local search bar, to look for color? metal? materials? etc.

Learn a bit about my journey in art here https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio/about? I have an Instagram page here https://instagram.com/willoaksstudio/ Follow along & learn about works in progress, specials, sales and discounts there first!

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 https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies

Thank you for visiting WillOaks Studio X♥0x♥0
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All contributed content, photos and designs © Karen Stahlecker a.k.a. WillOaks Studio. All rights reserved, 2006 to 2017.

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Fall shows, fairs & exhibitions are right around the corner. Today, I finished 4 versions of my 2017 "Fall Art Collage." I have trouble with single images for my local shows as I add paintings, prints, and handmade cards to my art jewelry.
Secure and swingy lightweight hoop earrings, my original design with forged silver, lava stone, rustic wire wrapping and .925 sterling lever back ear wires. Perfect essential oil jewelry and fun to mix with my lava stone memory wire bracelets.
Late July and there are phlox galore! The scent is heavenly and bright fuchsia reminds me of rubies....like these delightful crystal danglesheartpulse
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About

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 July 1, 2017
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.

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 enter my ninth 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:
https://instagram.com/willoaksstudio/
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My brand new 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 © 2007-2017, 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!

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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 gift card.

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 can be arranged by contacting me to add postage before purchase. Etsy currently has decided to include info that incorrectly states that VAT, taxes or other import fees are included in my purchase prices. This is not possible nor is it correct, as these fees are collected by the customer's country and from the shopper when the parcel is delivered. While I can ship internationally via US 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. Please drop me a note if you have any questions or concerns about shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be thrilled with my pieces and will exchange or refund items returned within 7 days of receipt provided they are in their original, unworn condition. Contact me 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.
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 Jul 1, 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 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