Handcrafted jewelry with kumihimo and mixed metals.

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Handcrafted jewelry with kumihimo and mixed metals.

13 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Beth and Debbie

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Handcrafted jewelry incorporating various elements including mixed metals and Kumihimo.

I, Debbie, after seeing a demonstration on traditional Kumihimo, became something of a maniac trying to find someone local who taught the craft. I exhausted my resources and my Japanese friends and finally with a big sigh, gave up the hunt, but not the dream.

It was a couple of years before that dream became a reality. It was through a fiber arts shop that I learned to braid incorporating beads. The four hour flyby introduced me to a craft that was built on ancient braiding fundamentals using modern tools. I was hooked. I took what I learned and again found that maniac in myself and began the search for any fiber, string, ribbon or bead that I could weave together into a braid.

My passion soon took root in my sister-in-law, Beth. We have always enjoyed crafting, but somehow this was different. It kept calling us to make one more. And, so, Beth, who is not known for following rules, started experimenting with different techniques and unusual materials.

Each bracelet became our favorite, well until the next one was coming together. We would text - call - FaceTime - each other squealing, "Wait 'till you see this one!" or, "I found the coolest doodad to use as a button!"

Oh, I didn't mention that I live in southern California and Beth lives in Arizona! The distance between us could have been a gigantic obstacle. But, to us, it was just a challenge worthy of a solution. Thank goodness for unlimited mobile to mobile!

Because we do what we love and we love what we do, we will break the rules, experiment with the unthinkable and travel the distance to find that one, cool doodad.

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  • Beth and Debbie

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Last updated on January 30, 2013

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Returns and exchanges
If you feel you need to return your purchase please contact CAAZ and Effect as soon as possible after receiving your purchase.

Please return the item(s) within 7 days of receipt of your purchase in unused condition and return via USPS; you will be responsible for return shipping costs.

When the item(s) is received at CAAZ and Effect, we will refund your payment or make arrangements for a replacement item.

Repairs are not out of the question as long as they are within 3 weeks of the date of receipt.

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you have any concerns or questions please don't hesitate to contact us. We don't bite and we don't yell. Please contact us for any reason.
Please make payment the day of order. If payment is not made within 3 days we will re-list the item.

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We ship using USPS and in most cases will ship within 1-2 days. Shipping for a single item is $4.95 to any state in the continental US. Item(s) will be shipped to your Paypal address.

Shipping for outside the continental US will be determined at the time of the order based upon location (country/state/province/territory) and weight.

If your package is lost in shipping or damaged in shipping we will do everything we can to assist you. If your package was damaged we need to know about it right away, within 5 days of receipt and you need to retain the shipping and packaging materials to show to the post office if necessary.
Additional policies and FAQs
We want to remind our clients that these are custom, handmade, pieces and should be treated with care. Please avoid getting the pieces wet. They should never be worn during swimming or bathing.