AdornmentbyKate

Jewelry Inspired by Organic & Mechanical Elements

Williamston, Michigan · 20 Sales

AdornmentbyKate

Jewelry Inspired by Organic & Mechanical Elements

Williamston, Michigan 20 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(3)

Announcement   I am captivated by nature and intrigued by mechanisms. Often both elements can be found together in my jewelry. I use many different materials in my work including sterling and fine silver, gold, iron and other metals and materials.

All of the work is designed and created by me in my Williamston Michigan studio
© 2017 Kate Wilcox-Leigh

Shop policies are found here:
www.etsy.com/shop/AdornmentbyKate/policy

More about me and my work can be found on my website:
www.KateWilcoxLeigh.com

Social Links:
www.facebook.com/AdornmentbyKateWilcoxLeigh
www.instagram.com/KateWilcoxLeigh
www.pinterest.com/KateWilcoxLeigh
www.snagmetalsmith.org/members/WilcoKate
www.twitter.com/KateWilcoxLeigh

Custom orders are always welcome!

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 2, 2017

I am captivated by nature and intrigued by mechanisms. Often both elements can be found together in my jewelry. I use many different materials in my work including sterling and fine silver, gold, iron and other metals and materials.

All of the work is designed and created by me in my Williamston Michigan studio
© 2017 Kate Wilcox-Leigh

Shop policies are found here:
www.etsy.com/shop/AdornmentbyKate/policy

More about me and my work can be found on my website:
www.KateWilcoxLeigh.com

Social Links:
www.facebook.com/AdornmentbyKateWilcoxLeigh
www.instagram.com/KateWilcoxLeigh
www.pinterest.com/KateWilcoxLeigh
www.snagmetalsmith.org/members/WilcoKate
www.twitter.com/KateWilcoxLeigh

Custom orders are always welcome!

Kate Wilcox-Leigh

Contact shop owner

Kate Wilcox-Leigh

Leaf Lace Earrings 18ky Gold and Fine Silver
Leaf Lace Earrings 18ky Gold and Fine Silver
$500.00
Leaf Lace Earrings 18ky & 14ky Gold Small
Leaf Lace Earrings 18ky & 14ky Gold Small
$450.00
Sterling Silver Stylized Bat Ring
Sterling Silver Stylized Bat Ring
$168.00
Sterling Silver Heavy Chain Mail Bracelet 9"
Sterling Silver Heavy Chain Mail Bracelet 9"
$310.00
Knit Fine Silver Leaf Lace Earrings Small Bright
Knit Fine Silver Leaf Lace Earrings Small Bright
$70.00
Knit Fine Silver with Black Pearl Earrings
Knit Fine Silver with Black Pearl Earrings
$60.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(3)
Jeanne Van Wieren

Jeanne Van Wieren on Jun 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are my new favorites. So delicate and elegant and yet they work as well with jeans as with my best dressy outfit. Beautifully made. Light enough to wear comfortably all day. Love them!

Kirsten-Erick Geer Wilcox

Kirsten-Erick Geer Wilcox on Jun 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These are a gift for Mom - she loves them, thank you!

Updates

Small 18ky gold earrings are back in stock just in time for The South University Ann Arbor Art Fair. The show has begun and its hopping. #misilversmithsguild is in booths E27 & E28 on Church Street. We would love to see you!

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Leaf Lace Earrings 18ky & 14ky Gold Small
Leaf Lace Earrings 18ky & 14ky Gold Small
$450.00
As I prepare for the 2017 South University Ann Arbor Art Fair I am reminded of what I was working on at this time last year. If you are attending A2AF stop by booths E27 & E28 July 20-23rd and say hello to The Michigan Silversmiths Guild.

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Sterling Silver Stylized Bat Ring
Sterling Silver Stylized Bat Ring
$168.00
Just dropped this model off to the caster. I am very much looking forward to the third addition to my thickened edge ring group. I hope to have it ready to bring to the 2017 South University Ann Arbor Art Fair booths E27 & E28 July 20 through the 23rdsunny

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About

Jewelry, My Passion....Obsession

I suppose I have always been interested in jewelry, even in my youth. My parents tell me of a sleepwalking experience I had as a child. I apparently woke up in the middle of the night and was knocking on their bedroom door exclaiming that I had to make sure Mom’s jewelry was okay and that I needed to see it. I don’t actually remember this experience but I find it an interesting anecdote that sheds some light on my childhood.

I have always been intrigued by jewelry as long as I can remember. Friend’s and I would go to the mall and buy multiple pieces of cheap jewelry because that is what we could afford. I would pile it on and on occasion when a piece broke I would fix it (to the best of my ability). Those parts that I could not fully repair, I would tuck away for future use.

I had quite a collection by the time I set foot in a bead store for the first time. What I found there gave me the means to put some of these things back together. I was still interested in the jewelry I saw while looking in different stores but I found it frustrating when a piece wouldn’t fit me properly. I also found my self critiquing different pieces and figuring out what I liked and didn’t like about the work. I was thrilled when a jewelry making class was offered to me in high school.

Well I guess the metal and the process got under my skin because not only did I complete the semester but I went back for another and another still. The third one was an independent study. I also was a teacher’s aid for a class my jewelry teacher taught. Since then I have acquired a BFA in Crafts focusing in Metals from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. I continue to seek more education today.

I love the power jewelry has as an art form. Jewelry serves its function when it is worn and viewed by others. Jewelry has the ability to be a reminder to the wearer. It can commemorate a special event in a person’s life. It can serve as a talisman of an important person or religious figure to the wearer. It can provoke emotions and ideas. It has physical mass; it can be oppressive or light as a feather. One can wear jewelry on the outside of clothing to be seen by others. One could wear a pendant under cover to be there for the sole purpose of the wearer. Body adornment has been a part of the human existence for a very long time because of its personal expressive nature.

Shop members

  • Kate Wilcox-Leigh

    Owner, Designer & Maker

    I design and create finely crafted original jewelry that is comfortable and will stand the test of time. I use many different materials in my work including sterling and fine silver, gold, iron and other metals and materials such as leather and wool.

Production partners

  • Au Enterprises Inc.

    Berkley, MI

    It is important to me to support my local economy. I chose to work with Au Enterprises Inc. because they are a skilled and reputable jewelry casting and manufacturing company located in Michigan.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 18, 2016
Welcome to Adornment by Kate Wilcox-Leigh. I am dedicated to making quality hand crafted jewelry that is both a pleasure to wear and will stand the test of time. I want you to feel 100% comfortable with your purchase. Feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or custom order requests.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Prompt payment is appreciated.

If you reside in Michigan I do need to charge you 6% sales tax but as a bonus local pick-up may be arranged.

If for any reason you need to cancel your order please contact me as soon as possible. Once the order is shipped I will not be able to refund your shipping cost.
Shipping
I will ship out your made to order item within two to three weeks from receipt of payment to the address listed on your Etsy account.

I will ship out your in stock item within three business days of receipt of payment to the address listed on your Etsy account.

All orders for more than $100 are shipped insured. I will email you with the tracking number once your order is shipped.

At this time I only ship to locations in the United States using the USPS

If expedited delivery is desired please inquire before placing your order for a shipping quote.

Please contact me with any questions you have.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me prior to returning an item for authorization.

I will accept returns and exchanges of unworn merchandise for 14 days upon receipt for standard orders. Please contact me within 7 days to make arrangements.

Once I receive the return you will receive a refund for the merchandise total plus any tax if applicable. Sorry but I cannot return your shipping cost.

Customer is to pay return shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are available.

Once design is finalized I will begin production as soon as I receive your 50% non refundable deposit.

No returns are available on custom orders.