a1000kisses

Personalized Handmade Heirloom Jewelry

New York, United States · 77 Sales

a1000kisses

Personalized Handmade Heirloom Jewelry

New York, United States 77 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(22)

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A 1000 Kisses' designs are inspired by nature but interpreted in a modern way. My one of a kind pieces are made with recycled sterling silver, brass and gold and natural, untreated gems. As an independent designer and maker of jewelry my pieces have an individualized, organic feel that appeals to the modern and vintage buyer.

The search for unusual pieces inspire my jewelry making process. Each gemstone is hand selected, designed and personally worked into a unique piece of art. My passion for finding objects began as a child when I used to dig for rocks in the driveway, sift for shells on the beach or forage for seeds and leaves in the forest. This desire to combine nature and modern design is seen throughout 'A 1000 Kisses'.

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Last updated on Nov 27, 2015

HOLIDAY GIFTS - JEWELRY FOR A GIRLFRIEND, BFF, MOM or SPECIAL SOMEONE. FREE, FAST DELIVERY FOR THE HOLIDAYS. I'LL SHIP PRIORITY USPS 2-3 DAYS. Enter code - HOLIDAYSHIP for free shipping.

A 1000 Kisses' designs are inspired by nature but interpreted in a modern way. My one of a kind pieces are made with recycled sterling silver, brass and gold and natural, untreated gems. As an independent designer and maker of jewelry my pieces have an individualized, organic feel that appeals to the modern and vintage buyer.

The search for unusual pieces inspire my jewelry making process. Each gemstone is hand selected, designed and personally worked into a unique piece of art. My passion for finding objects began as a child when I used to dig for rocks in the driveway, sift for shells on the beach or forage for seeds and leaves in the forest. This desire to combine nature and modern design is seen throughout 'A 1000 Kisses'.

Lori Perez

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Lori Perez

Recycled Twig Ring Bud Sterling Silver
US$85.00
Cut Out Flower Ring Sterling Silver
US$75.00
Bubble Ring Silver Balls
US$125.00
Small Bubble Ring Silver Balls
US$95.00
Cut Out Flower Earrings Sterling Silver Posts
US$65.00
Polka Dot drop necklace sterling silver
US$75.00
Sterling Silver Ring Stackable Twisted
US$35.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(22)
Nadine Wallner

Nadine Wallner on Jun 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great item, fast delivery. Thank you very much.

darbylynne9344

darbylynne9344 on Apr 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am in awe of this gorgeous bracelet. It is everything I wanted and hoped for and more. Lori was wonderful to work with, and I will be so proud to wear it. Thanks for being so accommodating and giving me this OOAK, exquisite bracelet to add to my jewelry collection.

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About

One girl, two boys and the dream of creating with her hands

Lori started out in 2008 taking a jewelry fabrication class at her favorite studio. Jewelry combines her lifelong love of finding objects and using her hands to create. Thousands of hours later 1000 Kisses was created in the small corner of her Manhattan apartment. She designs, makes and finishes pieces at her bench. The first boy is a creator too. A saxophonist and her husband. In 2012 their life was forever changed by a baby boy. By 2014 they moved her bench and her family to Northern Virginia. She works from home and her toddler fills her days with laughter and she designs and creates by night.

The branch bracelet, bubble collection, letters and flower necklace and some flower rings are made using the last wax casting process. Lori uses a caster who works with recycled metal to create castings. (Gold and fine silver are SCScertified -100% recycled & from a metal company that is Made in the USA) Each if these collections are designed, fabricated, and made by Lori. She makes many originals and samples out of metal before sending the sample piece to the caster. For example with the bubble collection she hand made each fine silver ball, formed a ring band, individually soldered each ball to the ring and cleaned and polished the piece. Once the ring sample is the desired design, size and quality a mold is made and castings are made. After the castings are complete Lori cuts and files the sprues, cleans the piece and sizes rings, solders any additional components, hammers and work harden the piece and completes the final polish.

All my gemstone pieces are 100% handmade by me. I don't use any outside manufacturing for these pieces. I've cast my bubble rings so I can make a consistent looking piece every time. I use casting on the twig bracelets and other twig rings because it is the only way to make a real twig into a bracelet and that is exactly what I wanted.

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  • Lori Perez

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Lori created 1000 Kisses in the small corner of her Manhattan apartment. She designs, makes and finishes pieces at her bench. In 2014 her bench and her family moved to Northern Virginia. Franco, her active toddler keeps life fun!

Manufacturers
  • Taba Casting

    New York, NY, United States

    "As top notch custom jewelry manufacturers with over 40 years of experience in gold and silver casting processes in production, combined with our vast knowledge of the jewelry casting industry, Taba Casting offers mass production of quality jewelry"

Shop policies

Last updated on April 6, 2015
So what is a jazz singer doing making jewelry? I moved to NYC to continue my singing career and surround myself with creative people. Recording and performing in NYC has been a dream, but I desired to create something on my own from start to finish. I wanted the freedom to create at midnight without hearing complaints from my neighbors. So I started taking jewelry classes in stone setting, metalsmithing, hollow construction, and gold alloying to name a few.

Please indulge in the vibrate colors of gems and the subtle contrast of metal. Contact me with any questions or requests. Thanks! Lori

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
A 1000 Kisses accepts paypal transactions and credit cards through ETSY.

Orders can not be canceled, but alterations to the order can be made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact me if you need to change your order i.e. wrong item, different size etc.......I want you to be happy with you special piece.
Shipping
US shipping is through USPS. Shipping includes delivery confirmation. Any piece over $100 includes insurance.

I also offer expedited shipping please contact me first for price and time frame so I can be sure to get it to you with in your time frame.

International Shipping:

International delivery times can vary. If you need your order delivered within a time frame, you may want to upgrade to International Express mail. These prices vary by country so contact me ahead of time so I can look up the cost and adjust the shipping cost prior to purchasing. If you would like to add insurance, please contact me so I can look up the price of insurance for your item. Insurance can only be added on items sent Priority or Express.

Every so often a package can get stuck in customs. Please be patient. I can't be responsible for these delays. It's nearly impossible to track a package once it leaves USPS. The buyer is responsible for any additional fees that may be charged at customs. With all that being said, I will do whatever I can to keep you informed about when I send the package. I cannot replace items lost in customs.

Items shipped without insurance that get lost in the mail or do not arrive at the correct address are the responsibility of the buyer. I cannot issue refunds for any orders lost in the mail. By purchasing jewelry without upgraded insurance, you agree to take FULL responsibility for the risks involved in internationally shipping.

Some pieces are ready to ship today, but if you have a specific need or request i.e. a different size, stone, metal finish etc.......these requests fall into the custom made category. I am happy to create the right fit and size. Custom made jewelry takes time to fabricate, but is worth the wait to have your very own one-of-a-kind. piece. Handcrafted pieces will take 3-4 weeks to make, plus shipping time. If you need a rush order, please contact me. There will be a rush fee, please send me a message before purchasing.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds are accepted, but you will be charged a restocking fee of 15%. It must be in the same condition and no alterations were made. I will not accept returns for custom made items, but contact me and I will try to work out an exchange if possible. If it is a sizing issue on a custom order, I will do my best to size the ring. Please note some rings cannot be sized.

All items sent within the US will be insured through USPS. This price is included in the shipping cost. Extra insurance will be added in relationship to the price of the piece.

If there is a problem with your order please contact me prior to leaving feedback. I want you to be happy with your purchase.

International:
Items shipped without insurance that get lost in the mail or do not arrive at the correct address are the responsibility of the buyer. I cannot issue refunds for any orders lost in the mail. By purchasing jewelry without upgraded insurance, you agree to take FULL responsibility for the risks involved in internationally shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Sizing:

Please take the time to find out your correct ring size. It is important that the ring fits you. Many items are one-of-a-kind. Some items cannot be resized. This would require a complete remake of the piece. It is the buyers responsibility to give me the correct ring size. If the item can be resized, you can send it back to me and it will be sized for a fee of $35. Return shipping is your responsibility. Please check with me first about sizing before sending me the ring.

Some necklaces can have different length chains. Please let me know if you have a custom length you would like.


Some pieces are ready to ship today, but if you have a specific need or request i.e. a different size, stone, metal finish etc.......these requests fall into the custom made category. I am happy to create the right fit and size. Custom made jewelry takes time to fabricate, but is worth the wait to have your very own one-of-a-kind piece. Handcrafted pieces will take 3-4 weeks to make, plus shipping time. If you need a rush order, please contact me. There will be a rush fee, please send me a message before purchasing.