Carasmiths

Carasmiths Eternamemories Art Glass Metals Clays

Announcement    Carasmiths is eclectic. Dramatic. Definitely unique. Semi-precious earth stones, handmade lampwork & fused glass, metals and clays are handcrafted in our Coastal Delaware studio so that no two creations are alike.

Thanks for visiting the Carasmiths Etsy shop!

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Last updated on Aug 30, 2022

Carasmiths is eclectic. Dramatic. Definitely unique. Semi-precious earth stones, handmade lampwork & fused glass, metals and clays are handcrafted in our Coastal Delaware studio so that no two creations are alike.

Thanks for visiting the Carasmiths Etsy shop!

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About Carasmiths

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On Etsy since 2008

New to Etsy, but not our first rodeo...

Carasmiths has been part of the online global market since 2000. Earlier this year many artisans woke up to find that our webkeeper (ArtFire) closed up shop. Literally! Talk about your Happy New Year! So tens of thousands of independent artists had to make some quick, sound choices, and moping was not an option.

While Carasmiths.com remains our custom, Etsy is our partner in reaching more customers to showcase new designs and provide best of class service.

Art glass, memorial jewelry and home goods made from glass, metals, clays and vintage discardia come together to celebrate 'contemporary with a hint of bohemian’ style. Grab a cup and explore our unique gallery of custom amulets with miniature portraits, designs for the home and our signature EternaMemories collection -- an exquisite offering of memorial jewelry and keepsakes that celebrates the life of a loved one.

Each Carasmiths creation is a custom handmade objet d’art with its own tale to tell. We invite you to follow us on FB & IG CarasmithsJewelry. Enjoy!

<3 Caco

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  • Caco

    Artisan

    Caco uses glass, metals, clays and vintage discardia to create wearable art. She is a pioneer of the unique process of adding cremains (ashes) to art glass, today referred to as memorial jewelry, to celebrate loved ones and occasions.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 20, 2022
Hello! Thanks for visiting Carasmiths.

All work is created in our Delaware coastal studio, unless stated in the description, so you will not see yourself "coming and going!"

Please don't hesitate to convo if you have questions.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

As indicated at check out...BONUS, we're in Delaware, a tax-free state!

Shipping

Included. Shipping days are Monday & Thursday (or 2x weekly) after payment confirmation.
All shipments are via USPS, expedited shipping is available for an additional charge, please message prior to order or in Notes. Shipping issues, damage, non delivery, lost items etc. will be resolved upon completion of carrier claim process. At this time we are only shipping within the US with the hopes our world untangles soon!

Additional policies and FAQs

The legal disclaimer section, I guess? Ok, here are the things you probably already know:

Beads and glass pendants that are made by Carasmiths and highlight work have been created from specialty glass rods and sheets. Glass is a liquid, and when very hot flows like honey, then shaped and designed as beads on a rod or fused as objects. Much time goes into hand shaping and polishing the finished piece. Bringing the glass back to room temperature and making glass strong requires the use of a kiln to “anneal” the glass.

Carasmiths glass is kiln annealed at the appropriate temperature, then cleaned for long wear and enjoyment. All work is tested and inspected before it comes home to you, but of course, glass is glass:
-Dropping it on the floor will most likely result in chips or cracks, especially if done repeatedly. You’ll be sad and this is pretty impossible to fix.
-Hard wearing of glass is not recommended. Wearing your glass while engaging in contact sports, swimming or intense activities doesn’t work well for glass.
-Wiping glass with a soft damp cloth will keep your glass shiny, so please don’t use harsh detergents or cleaner.
-The above also applies to clay work--also water-resistant but not proof.

Just some common sense here: Your creations are special, but not super human, so treat them with care, please.

Sterling Silver used in work can last a lifetime if stored properly, with minimal cleaning required. Taking care of your silver will make you happy! The "sterling" standard refers to .925 grade of silver containing 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper. Copper keeps your silver in shape and adds strength. (No worries, you don’t see the copper in .925 sterling.) Even though silver wears really well, the do’s and don’ts include:
-Storing your sterling silver in the open air and humidity for extended periods of time can cause it to tarnish quickly. Tarnish first appears as a golden hue and turns to black—-although you might like it that way and I actually “force” many of pieces to achieve this look! Oxidization is normal and comes from the moisture in the air, the sun, and multiplies like rabbits if you wear your silver at the beach.
-To keep tarnish to a minimum, store your silver in a cloth pouch separate from other metals. Tip: Those little silica packets often found in shoe boxes are great to keep in your pouch to minimize tarnish, of course you know they should not get into the paws of children or pets!
-Placing your sterling silver directly on wood surfaces can mar the finish. Also, know that other metals and even rubber can cause tarnish. So if you like shiny silver, treat it kindly.
-To remove light dirt or tarnish, use a small amount of mild liquid detergent added to a 1/2 cup of warm water and rinse thoroughly with clean fresh water. Harsh cleaners could damage the polish on the stones or glass beads. Before storing, dry completely with a soft cloth, not paper, as it can be abrasive.
-Polishing cloths, inexpensive and readily available are great for quick shines. Never ever dunk, dip or lather your silver with silver cleaner. Doing so will remove any purposely placed oxidation (that cool black highlighting in your jewelry that was put there for you) and possibly ruin stones and/or beads.
-Don’t stretch your jewelry. Sterling is resilient, but if you yank your bracelets or earring out of shape or are consistently “hard” on your treasures, eventually they’ll snap or break. Bracelet bangles should be twisted from side to side just a bit prior to placing them on the side of your wrist from the thinnest point (vs. just pulling the bracelet open over the top of your wrist) to ensure longest wear.
-Bejewel yourself after the sprays, creams, makeup etc. are dry. Remove your jewelry before undressing, swimming, and other activities where it doesn’t belong. (I once ignored my advice and wore my bracelets camping near the ocean—-not the best choice.)

Other metals used are identified in each listing and the cleaning process is the same. Note on "hypoallergenic" metals: Not all wearers react the same, not even with precious metal, so this terms is really dependent on your own DNA. As your artisan, I understand this as I also have metal sensitivity. We strive to source no-nickel metals but if you have concerns in advance of ordering, convo as there are some other alternatives.

Graphics used are researched for fair use. All photographs and works are copyright protected.

Most important, ENJOY!

Privacy

Your privacy matters. If you need us, convo. Follow our FB & IG CarasmithsJewelry and check out www.carasmiths.com but your email and any other personal info follows the Etsy privacy policy and we are good with that!
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customize for your shop.