AKintsugiLife

Unique kintsugi inspired gifts

Indianapolis, Indiana · 1396 Sales

AKintsugiLife

Unique kintsugi inspired gifts

Indianapolis, Indiana 1396 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(177)

Announcement   Welcome to A Kintsugi Life, with handcrafted kintsugi inspired jewelry and gifts. My kintsugi (or kintsukuroi) inspired work is developed from the Japanese art form that repairs broken pottery with gold-infused lacquer to create golden seams in the repaired form that make it more beautiful and valuable than the original.

I have adapted this process to make jewelry and accessories in polymer clay or stone using modern, less expensive repair materials. Because of the uniqueness of each batch of mixed clay or stone and the unpredictable nature of the breaking process, every piece is a one of a kind made just for you!

I also make a few faux kintsugi items to offer lower cost alternatives. These items have the look of kintsugi without actually being broken.

Learn more about kintsugi and the process I use for creating these kintsugi inspired treasures on my website at AKintsugiLife.com.

Christmas 2016 shipping deadlines for US orders:
First Class Mail - order by noon EST on December 20
Priority Mail - order by noon EST on December 21
Priority Express Mail - order by noon EST on December 23
For more information and for International shipping deadlines, please see the FAQ section at the bottom of the shop page.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 7, 2016

Welcome to A Kintsugi Life, with handcrafted kintsugi inspired jewelry and gifts. My kintsugi (or kintsukuroi) inspired work is developed from the Japanese art form that repairs broken pottery with gold-infused lacquer to create golden seams in the repaired form that make it more beautiful and valuable than the original.

I have adapted this process to make jewelry and accessories in polymer clay or stone using modern, less expensive repair materials. Because of the uniqueness of each batch of mixed clay or stone and the unpredictable nature of the breaking process, every piece is a one of a kind made just for you!

I also make a few faux kintsugi items to offer lower cost alternatives. These items have the look of kintsugi without actually being broken.

Learn more about kintsugi and the process I use for creating these kintsugi inspired treasures on my website at AKintsugiLife.com.

Christmas 2016 shipping deadlines for US orders:
First Class Mail - order by noon EST on December 20
Priority Mail - order by noon EST on December 21
Priority Express Mail - order by noon EST on December 23
For more information and for International shipping deadlines, please see the FAQ section at the bottom of the shop page.

Kenetha Stanton

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5 out of 5 stars
(177)
Mandy Carter

Mandy Carter on Dec 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This keychain is the perfect size and color for my husband. It looks great, is sturdy enough for my firefighter, and is the perfect size. It arrived very quickly! I was so excited about it that I gave it to him right away instead of waiting for Christmas.

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About

Unique kintsugi-inspired jewelry and accessories

My art, writing, and coaching are all inspired by the image of kintsugi.

Kintsugi is a Japanese art form that uses gold-infused lacquer to repair broken pottery pieces in a way that leaves the repaired object more beautiful and valuable than it was originally. All of us get broken in various ways by life, and I believe that this art form can remind us to find the beauty and value in the healed scars. The healing that has happened becomes our gold when we allow that healing to spill forth in the healing of the world around us.

As I've worked with this metaphor in my writing and coaching practice, I wanted to create tangible gifts that people could use as reminders to see the gold in their healing. I developed my own modern methods to apply this art form to stone and polymer clay to make inexpensive items for use in jewelry and accessories. Because of the uniqueness of each batch of mixed clay or stone and the unpredictable nature of the breaking process, every piece is a one of a kind made just for you!

In addition to these modern versions of kintsugi in polymer clay and stone, I have a cheaper line of faux kintsugi heart pendants that have the look of kintsugi without the more expensive breaking and repair processes.

My artwork, along with my writing, is my creative outlet for my own healing, and my shop is a way to share my kintsugi-inspired creations with others who are also seeking to find the treasure in the scars of their own lives. My greatest reward is in hearing stories from my customers of the ways these images of kintsugi have been a source of healing and comfort in the painful times of their lives.

Learn more about traditional and modern forms of kintsugi, including those used in the creation of the gifts offered in my shop, on my website at http://AKintsugiLife.com.

I am also on Etsy as
* EarthwearCollection for my Earthwear Collection store (http://EarthwearCollection.etsy.com), where I sell my handcrafted, Earth-inspired jewelry of stone and other natural materials, and as
* AutumnLeafBotanicals at my Autumn Leaf Botanicals store (http://AutumnLeafBotanicals.etsy.com), where I sell my collection of handcrafted soaps and bath accessories made with all-natural ingredients.
Combined purchases from the three shops will be shipped together and excess shipping charges will be refunded, upon request. Please make a note in the comments section of your order if you would like to take advantage of this combined shipping deal.

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  • Kenetha J. Stanton

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    A kintsugi-inspired artist, soul coach, and writer, who is passionate about finding the treasure in life's scars. I create one-of-a-kind gifts of polymer clay and stone inspired by the Japanese art form of kintsugi. Read more at AKintsugiLife.com.

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Last updated on Nov 7, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Do you charge sales tax?

Sales tax (7%) will be collected for all shipments going to addresses in the state of Indiana (USA).

I live in the US. When must I place my order by in order to receive it before Christmas 2016?

According to the shipping information provided by the United States Postal Service (http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2016/pr16_081.htm), I will need to receive orders for pre-made pieces by the following deadlines in order for you to receive them by Christmas. (Custom orders and made-to-order pieces will take 1-2 weeks longer.)

Note: These delivery estimates are not guaranteed, and I have no control over them. Weather delays and high volume during the holiday season may cause delays that cannot be predicted. For best results, order early!

US orders:
First Class Mail - order by noon EST on December 20
Priority Mail - order by noon EST on December 21
Priority Express Mail - order by noon EST on December 23

I live outside the US. When must I place my order by in order to receive it before Christmas 2016?

According to the shipping information provided by the United States Postal Service (http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2016/pr16_081.htm), shipping deadlines for pre-made pieces are:

First Class:
Africa & Central/South America - 12/1
All others - 12/8

Priority Mail:
Africa & Central/South America - 12/1
Asia/Pacific Rim, Australia/New Zealand, Mexico - 12/8
All others - 12/10

Priority Mail Express:
Africa - 12/8
Central/South America - 12/10
Canada - 12/17
All others - 12/15

I must have your order by noon EST on the date listed to ship it the same day.

Note: Delivery timing is not guaranteed and is out of my control. Customs clearance, weather delays, & high holiday volume may cause delays. For best results, order early!

How long after I place a custom order or an order for a made-to-order item will the order be shipped?

Custom orders and made-to-order items generally ship 1-2 weeks after the order is placed. The exact time depends on whether I have all of the necessary parts in stock, how long it takes to get the parts I need, and the complexity of the piece I am making for you. More detail regarding the time estimate can be provided during the creation of the custom order listing.