WispAdornments

MODERN HAIR AND ASH KEEPSAKES IN THE VICTORIAN FASHION

Olympia, Washington · 828 Sales

WispAdornments

MODERN HAIR AND ASH KEEPSAKES IN THE VICTORIAN FASHION

Olympia, Washington 828 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(277)

Announcement   Wisp is Modern Hair and Ash Keepsakes in the Victorian Fashion. Custom jewelry pieces created for people who want them. Baby keepsakes, Reliquary jewelry.
Here are some answers to commonly asked questions:

The most commonly asked question is "How long is the wait time?"
Good work takes time, and I like to make sure that each piece is carefully put together. I have multiple clients and work on each order in turn. Wait time is around 8-10 weeks. This allows time for supplies to be ordered, for me to remake a piece if the first pass isn't up to snuff, and to answer the many questions of incoming clients that I'm helping. I do not allow people to pay extra to jump ahead in line, and please notice that if you send regular emails and messages asking over and over again when your piece will be ready, it actually makes the process slower, as I have to leave the bench where I'm working to go to my computer and send you a reply. I haven't forgotten about a client yet, and I promise that when I get to making your piece, I will give it my full attention.

Do I have to send the ash or hair when I have jewelry made, or can I put it in myself?
Most of the designs that incorporate cremains allow for you to insert the ash and set the gemstone over them. I can send the setting and gems with instructions, and you would have to buy a bezel roller and a burnisher (fairly inexpensive, around $5 each) but it is possible to complete the last step yourself or with the help of your funeral director if they feel that they can assist you.
Hair pieces are a lot more complicated, but I'd be willing to let someone try to set simple designs on their own as well.


What if there is leftover hair or ash that doesn't fit in the jewelry setting?
It is sent back to you with the finished jewelry.

How do I get the hair/fur/ashes to you? Once a design is settled upon, and you purchase a jewelry piece, I will send instructions on how to mail things to me.

Can I wash my hands while wearing a memorial ring?
Yes. Hand washing or short exposure to water will not affect the jewelry. Do not ever use liquid jewelry cleaner. I provide polishing pads and you can easily purchase them on your own.


Please contact me to begin work on a piece for you. Prices are dependent on the amount of work and vary, as well as the availability and price of gold and silver supplies( gold designs are roughly 5x more expensive than silver). I do my best to offer affordable options and will update my customers with pictures of the piece I am creating as I make progress.
Shipping prices are reflective of United States postal regulations stating that cremated remains must be shipping Priority Express and be labeled as such.
Modifications for designs originally intended to hold hair may mildly alter the appearance of the designs, but this is necessary to ensure that the ash will not escape.
No returns.

Announcement

Last updated on May 1, 2018

Wisp is Modern Hair and Ash Keepsakes in the Victorian Fashion. Custom jewelry pieces created for people who want them. Baby keepsakes, Reliquary jewelry.
Here are some answers to commonly asked questions:

The most commonly asked question is "How long is the wait time?"
Good work takes time, and I like to make sure that each piece is carefully put together. I have multiple clients and work on each order in turn. Wait time is around 8-10 weeks. This allows time for supplies to be ordered, for me to remake a piece if the first pass isn't up to snuff, and to answer the many questions of incoming clients that I'm helping. I do not allow people to pay extra to jump ahead in line, and please notice that if you send regular emails and messages asking over and over again when your piece will be ready, it actually makes the process slower, as I have to leave the bench where I'm working to go to my computer and send you a reply. I haven't forgotten about a client yet, and I promise that when I get to making your piece, I will give it my full attention.

Do I have to send the ash or hair when I have jewelry made, or can I put it in myself?
Most of the designs that incorporate cremains allow for you to insert the ash and set the gemstone over them. I can send the setting and gems with instructions, and you would have to buy a bezel roller and a burnisher (fairly inexpensive, around $5 each) but it is possible to complete the last step yourself or with the help of your funeral director if they feel that they can assist you.
Hair pieces are a lot more complicated, but I'd be willing to let someone try to set simple designs on their own as well.


What if there is leftover hair or ash that doesn't fit in the jewelry setting?
It is sent back to you with the finished jewelry.

How do I get the hair/fur/ashes to you? Once a design is settled upon, and you purchase a jewelry piece, I will send instructions on how to mail things to me.

Can I wash my hands while wearing a memorial ring?
Yes. Hand washing or short exposure to water will not affect the jewelry. Do not ever use liquid jewelry cleaner. I provide polishing pads and you can easily purchase them on your own.


Please contact me to begin work on a piece for you. Prices are dependent on the amount of work and vary, as well as the availability and price of gold and silver supplies( gold designs are roughly 5x more expensive than silver). I do my best to offer affordable options and will update my customers with pictures of the piece I am creating as I make progress.
Shipping prices are reflective of United States postal regulations stating that cremated remains must be shipping Priority Express and be labeled as such.
Modifications for designs originally intended to hold hair may mildly alter the appearance of the designs, but this is necessary to ensure that the ash will not escape.
No returns.

Angela Kirkpatrick

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(277)
Tracy Woelffer

Tracy Woelffer on May 13, 2018

1 out of 5 stars

The craftsmanship of this ring severely lacks quality. The band that was soldered together has a gap which compromising the structure of the band. The centerpiece that was attached to the band was soldered together uneven. The wings stamped on the left side of the centerpiece is 3 shades darker then the right. I had several other people look at this ring and they all noticed the same flaws I did. I purchased this ring to house the cremains of my beloved Zoey, underneath the gem stone but this design will not allow for an airtight seal of the gem to the setting, leaving the cremains exposed to water and/or other debris. This seller has flat out refused to fix any of the flaws or reimburse even a portion of the cost of this ring. Very poor customer service and has no pride in the work she presents to her customers. Buyer beware!

Angela

Angela responded on May 13, 2018

Despite the claims that "soldering weakens metal" and that the design of the ring would somehow allow debris inside it, or that the ring could not be assembled as promised, I sent dozens of pictures to show the complete process of the ring's construction and pictures showing how to insert ashes into the setting and how those remained safe when exposed to water,this buyer continued to insist that the ring design is faulty yet only fair solution was for her to keep the ring as it is and yet still be refunded half the money she paid for it, which I did not find an acceptable or reasonable demand.

lindsay holmes

lindsay holmes on May 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

She is truly amazing! I will be a repeat customer!

Frida Fondle

Frida Fondle on Apr 9, 2018

5 out of 5 stars
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About

Once upon a time...

My shop started after I met myneighbor who offered to teach me how to make some silver bracelets. This paired with an obsession with Victorian mourning jewelry led me to begin making modern memento mori work. I contacted Caitlin Doughty, of Ask a Mortician, who I designed a ring for and have received a lot of encouragement from. I was made a member of the Order of the Good Death in February of 2014, which is a group of death professionals and artists that are interested in having a more open dialogue about death, giving people more room to grieve, and reviving or exploring new ways to grieve our losses and accept the inevitable. I enjoy the opportunity to bring a little solace to those who are mourning. It feels like what I am meant to do.

Shop members

  • Angela Kirkpatrick

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    My name is Angela and I'm a post-mortem jewelry designer. All the work you see in my shop is fabricated in my home studio in the Pacific Northwest, where I live with my two sons.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 23, 2018

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
No refunds for custom work.
Payment
Buyers pay when the order is made, though I do have payment plans for those who ask. Jewelry will not be made before a payment is received. Jewelry is made 4-6 weeks from the time a payment is made, not from the time of request for custom work.
The first payment is non refundable and the second payment may be made within the following 90 days.
No refunds for custom work.
Shipping
I do ship internationally.