Blue Thistle Designs - Jewelry to Compliment You!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin On Etsy since 2011

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Blue Thistle Designs - Jewelry to Compliment You!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 647 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to my shop! Handmade beaded items, original patterns, beading supplies.


Last updated on Aug 19, 2019

Welcome to my shop! Handmade beaded items, original patterns, beading supplies.


Kathy Willmering

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Kathy Willmering


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About BlueThistleDesigns

Sales 647
On Etsy since 2011

Jewelry to Compliment You!

I enjoy creating beautiful jewelry for you. I'm inspired by nature, especially my garden. Fall is my favorite season and my favorite color palette. I've created a number of beaded Kumihimo patterns. I enjoy working with Czech glass beads, semi-precious gemstones (especially Red Creek Jasper!!), leather, and chain.

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 6, 2016
Welcome to Blue Thistle Designs!

Thank you for taking time to visit my shop. All jewelry in my shop is designed and handcrafted by me. I love to create jewelry and pass on my pieces to new homes. I have been beading for quite a few years and enjoy the process immensely.

I describe items as accurately as I can. Please use my pictures to help you decide on your purchase. I try hard to have things look in the photo as they are in real life. I take the pictures.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Refunds and exchanges will be dealt with on an individual basis because we never know what might happen. Please contact me as soon as possible. Returned items must be in their original, unused condition. Shipping costs will not be refunded.
I accept payment (including via credit card) through Etsy Direct, Etsy Gift Cards, and PayPal. I ship to the address that Etsy gives me when Etsy notifies me of your order. It is your responsibility to ensure that the address is correct and current.

Sales tax will be added to all Wisconsin residents. (5.6%)
Most items are shipped using padded envelopes within 2 business days after payment is received.

Within the USA, items are shipped using USPS First Class Mail. Items shipped within the USA include tracking. Priority Mail is available for most items - it is an option when you checkout.

Insurance or further upgrades in shipping are available for an additional fee. If you want this, please convo me first and I will create a Reserved Listing for you.

Items are shipped via USPS First Class International Mail. Shipping can take quite a long time (2 months), but usually only takes 7-10 business days. The buyer is responsible for all taxes, import duties, custom fees, etc. which may apply. There is no tracking.

Some countries have prohibitions against jewelry. The USPS International Mail Manual says the term “jewelry” is generally understood to denote articles of more than nominal value and that inexpensive jewelry, such as costume jewelry, containing little or no precious metal, is not considered to be jewelry within the meaning of this section and is accepted under the same conditions as other mailable merchandise to any country. Some countries have a restriction that jewelry is permitted only when sent as an insured parcel using Priority Mail International service. (This is quite expensive.)

If you need an upgrade to Insured Priority Mail International, please convo me first and I will create a Custom Listing for you.

Please visit the site below to find your country’s specific shipping prohibitions and restrictions.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items come from my home which is a non-smoking, non-pet environment.

All handmade pieces of jewelry are packaged in a handmade cloth gift bag before being placed in the mailing envelope or box. The item will arrive ready for gift-giving. Beading supplies (crystal mixes, bead mats) will not include a cloth gift bag.

More information

Last updated on Oct 6, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I am always happy to make custom orders. If you have an idea, please ask!