WispAdornments

MODERN HAIR AND ASH KEEPSAKES IN THE VICTORIAN FASHION

Olympia, Washington · 832 Sales

WispAdornments

MODERN HAIR AND ASH KEEPSAKES IN THE VICTORIAN FASHION

Olympia, Washington 832 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(281)

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.

Can I shower while wearing my jewelry?
No. Exposure to soaps and shampoos could damage the ring over time. Also avoid swimming pools, the ocean, and remove your ring(s) before doing dishes.

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 Jun 19, 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.

Can I shower while wearing my jewelry?
No. Exposure to soaps and shampoos could damage the ring over time. Also avoid swimming pools, the ocean, and remove your ring(s) before doing dishes.

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
(281)
PBPitcher

PBPitcher on Jun 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This ring is absolutely stunning!! I truly could not be more pleased with how it turned out. Thank you so much for crafting it and allowing me to be a part of the design process. From the birthstones flanking the stone which houses locks from my kiddos first haircuts to the intricate metal work itself, I could not love this mother’s ring more!!!

luluputu

luluputu on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is the second ring I've bought from Angela and just like the first one, it is beautiful! Additionally, it brings me lots of happiness and comfort to be able to carry an actual part of my darling Gris with me.

Jesse Jurgella

Jesse Jurgella on Jun 18, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I'm sorry it took me so long to write this, but I love my ring! The owner was very kind while working with me and helping me to figure out what exactly it was I wanted my ring to look like. She also gave updates along the way which I appreciated. When the ring arrived it was perfect and exactly what I was looking for! It is the perfect memorial to remember my pet Annie. Thank-You so much for taking my vague ideas and turning them into a beautiful way to honor her!

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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 June 19, 2018

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
No refunds for custom work.
I am not responsible for customs fees.
I am not responsible for packages lost in the mail, though I will do my best to work with the post office and locate lost packages (no package I've sent has been permanently lost).
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.