Jewelry As Distinctive As You Are

Williamston, Michigan

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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.

I’m glad your here!

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All of the work is designed and created by me in my Williamston, Michigan studio
© 2020 Kate Wilcox-Leigh

More about me and my work can be found on my website:

See, my other Etsy store for my fiber work!

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Custom orders are always welcome!


Last updated on Jun 14, 2020

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.

I’m glad your here!

Come follow my journey… favorite my shop for updates.

All of the work is designed and created by me in my Williamston, Michigan studio
© 2020 Kate Wilcox-Leigh

More about me and my work can be found on my website:

See, my other Etsy store for my fiber work!

Social Links:

Custom orders are always welcome!


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About AdornmentbyKate

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On Etsy since 2013

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 June 4, 2018
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

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
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: 3 hours 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)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please contact me prior to returning an item for authorization within 14 days of receipt to make arrangements.

I will accept returns and exchanges of unworn merchandise for 21 days upon receipt for standard orders. The item must be shipped back to me within 7 days from return authorization date.

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.
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. I ask that cancellations be made within 6 hours. I box orders up pretty quickly. Once the order is shipped I will not be able to refund your shipping cost and if you return the item you will need to pay the return postage as well.
I will ship out your in stock item within 1-3 business days of receipt of payment to the address listed on your Etsy account. If the item is to be shipped to a different address please convo me or add that information in the special instructions area.

I typically ship out your made to order items within two to three weeks from receipt of payment. Please see individual listings though as some items do take longer to produce.

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 and Canada using the USPS

Please contact me with any questions you have.
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.
AdornmentbyKate Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services. This also applies to my use of PayPal and Square. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy, PayPal or Square or any third party services you access through any of these websites.

You can reference the relevant policies here:
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Personal information I collect
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information. For example if you are ordering a custom piece or are requesting alterations and you contact me directly.

Why I need your information and how I use it
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;

• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list; MailChimp’s Privacy Policy here:

• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and

• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the policies of the following marketplaces that I use:

Etsy Seller Policy:
Etsy Terms of Use:
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Square Terms of Use:

I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the above listed companies’ Terms of Use.

Information sharing and disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.

• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, to enforce my agreements and for tax purposes. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 7 years.

Transfers of personal information outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.

• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Kate Wilcox-Leigh, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at info [!at] . Alternately, you may mail me at:

Adornment by Kate Wilcox-Leigh
P.O. Box 72
Williamston, MI 48895

Last updated 6/28/18