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BOHO CHIC HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY, MODERN SILVERSMITH DESIGNS & EXQUISITE FINDS from EXOTIC PLACES
I am a Boho Chic Woman! I design Jewelry that embodies my personality. Although my Creations are Bohemian in Nature, they are Chic, Elegant & Classy as well. I did not set out to copy a "Trending Style". Instead, this Bohemian Style has been organically inherent in my personality & style my entire life. My home is also a reflection of my travels & my personality. It is decorated with Masks, Art Work & Blankets from around the world. My Jewelry Creations are Bright & Colourful & Global. Some are Exotic with a Tribal Flair .
I am inspired by memories of my travels, nature, stories about the Beads that I've found, Film/TV & Fashion & most importantly by the drive to do my part in uniting us all globally.
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BOHO CHIC HANDMADE JEWELRY
I specialize in Boho Chic Jewelry with a Global Flair & Tribal Style
I use AAA QUALITY semi-prescious gemstones, coral, pearls, crystals, copper, silver, yellow gold, rose gold, & brass. I make Bohemian Jewelry, Gypsy Jewelry, Exotic Jewelry, Polymer Clay Flower Jewelry, Bridal/Evening Jewelry, Extra Long Necklaces, Gemstone Bracelets, Leather Bracelets, Shoulder Duster Earrings, Tassel Earrings, Resort Jewelry & Custom Designs for Weddings. NEW TO MY SHOP: Silversmith Jewelry, Personalized Jewelry & my NEW SUPPLY SHOP https://www.clearwatersupplies.etsy.com

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Last updated on Sep 19, 2021

ClearWater Designs by Kim Shimizu -
BOHO CHIC HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY, MODERN SILVERSMITH DESIGNS & EXQUISITE FINDS from EXOTIC PLACES
I am a Boho Chic Woman! I design Jewelry that embodies my personality. Although my Creations are Bohemian in Nature, they are Chic, Elegant & Classy as well. I did not set out to copy a "Trending Style". Instead, this Bohemian Style has been organically inherent in my personality & style my entire life. My home is also a reflection of my travels & my personality. It is decorated with Masks, Art Work & Blankets from around the world. My Jewelry Creations are Bright & Colourful & Global. Some are Exotic with a Tribal Flair .
I am inspired by memories of my travels, nature, stories about the Beads that I've found, Film/TV & Fashion & most importantly by the drive to do my part in uniting us all globally.
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BOHO CHIC HANDMADE JEWELRY
I specialize in Boho Chic Jewelry with a Global Flair & Tribal Style
I use AAA QUALITY semi-prescious gemstones, coral, pearls, crystals, copper, silver, yellow gold, rose gold, & brass. I make Bohemian Jewelry, Gypsy Jewelry, Exotic Jewelry, Polymer Clay Flower Jewelry, Bridal/Evening Jewelry, Extra Long Necklaces, Gemstone Bracelets, Leather Bracelets, Shoulder Duster Earrings, Tassel Earrings, Resort Jewelry & Custom Designs for Weddings. NEW TO MY SHOP: Silversmith Jewelry, Personalized Jewelry & my NEW SUPPLY SHOP https://www.clearwatersupplies.etsy.com

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Kim Shimizu Actor & Jewelry Designer, Silversmith

I am a retired Actor & Jewelry Designer. I began my Jewelry Business while recovering from back surgery. Though I've had to retire from acting, I am grateful to have found a new passion.

My Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry is made with Beads that I have scoured the Globe to find just for you! My jewelry reflects my hope for global unity. My father's example with his humanitarian work getting an apology from the Canadian Government for interning Japanese Canadians during WW2 has had a huge impact on my life. My Logo (Mizu) means water, from Shimizu, which means Clear Water, is in honour of what my father & his family endured as Canadians during that time. For me it represents SOCIAL JUSTICE. I hope that the energy in each piece of my jewelry that lives with someone in another country, unites us globally as a larger group of individuals. Born with Japanese heritage, though looking caucasian, has provided me with a unique perspective. I have personally witnessed bigotry & racism to those of my own heritage without becoming a target myself due to my caucasian looks (like I'm in disguise). I believe that fashion is a way to create SOCIAL CHANGE & spread beauty that is not just aesthetic.

***What sets my jewelry apart from others, are the Interesting & Unique Quality Materials that I've scoured the globe to find just for you!***

The gemstones that I use all possess their own unique forms & energy. Some days I feel the pull of this energy & that is how a creation is started. I often surround myself with supplies & while sitting with them for a bit a design comes to mind.

I love to work with Gemstones from the Sea & I have a special talent of putting together colour, shape & design that incorporates the feelings & awakens your senses to remember the freedom & fun of being away on vacation on a tropical island.

I am particularly Inspired by my Travels to Exotic Places, especially to my Beloved Ambergris Caye, Belize. From recent trips, I have Black Coral Branches, Hand Carved Conch Shell Pendants & Shark Cartilage that I've added to my Supply Inventory.

You will notice with my creations that I don't simply copy fashion trends or common jewelry designs. I like to match up & make combinations of materials that you don't often see together. That is interesting to me! I love the juxtapositions that come to be during my process. Aside from the jewelry in my ETSY shop, my designs are for sale at the historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, and the Belizean Gallery in Ambergris Caye, Belize.

All of my Boho Chic Jewelry is made with Love & an Open Heart. I love to create these pieces & never begin to work on one unless my energy is centred & my heart is positive. You will never receive a piece of jewelry from me that is not made with intent or that has any negative energy or Karma.
Please wear it in Harmony to Promote a Greater Consciousness of Well Being.

ClearWater Designs is NOT RESPONSIBLE for packages lost or damaged due to Canada Post handling.

All orders under $100.00 in North America SHIP FREE! Tracked shipping & Expedited shipping Add-On's are available to purchase for both Domestic & International orders.

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Https://clearwaterdesignsbyk.etsy.com

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  • Kim Shimizu ClearWater Designs

    Owner, Designer, Owner & Jewelry Designer

    Kim Shimizu is an Actor & Jewelry Designer/Silversmith

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Last updated on April 26, 2021
Thank you for shopping at ClearWater Designs by Kim Shimizu

I use high quality & unique materials & finish my designs for longevity & peace of mind that they will not break. I stand by my craftsmanship and each piece I make is a piece of art. If for some reason you are not happy with your purchase, please be sure to contact me within the time frames listed below.

CUSTOM or Personalized Orders CANNOT be returned or exchanged. This includes all jewelry that is made to your specifications. Rings (they are specifically made to your size), Bangles custom made to your specific measurements.& ALL Hand Stamped & Hand Engraved Jewelry that has been personalized for you in some way.(This includes adding an Initialized Charm to a Necklace or Bracelet.) For further explanation please refer to the FAQ section below.

RINGS: Rings are created in your requested size and considered a custom order, therefor they may not be returned. I do offer a 1 time re-sizing service. Check under FAQ for info regarding my RING SIZING Service

BANGLES: All Standard Sized Bangles ordered in Sm, Mdm, Lrg, X-Lrg may be exchanged only - No Returns. Custom Sized Bangles (made to your exact measurements) may not be returned or exchanged.

EARRINGS: For hygienic reasons, Earrings may not be returned or exchanged unless I change out the Ear Wire. I charge a 20% re-stocking fee for this service.

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs.
I do not accept Unauthorized Returns. Be sure to contact me within the time frames below & check my shop Policies & FAQ section 1st to see if your item qualifies for return or exchange. If you are still unsure please contact me to discuss. NEVER just assume a return & ship it!
I am not responsible for items lost or damaged by the Postal Services.

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: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour 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
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value. Please note that only jewelry that has not been customized in any way (including Rings made to your specific size) can be returned or exchanged. For more info regarding exactly what can & cannot be returned or exchanged PLEASE REFFER TO both my Shop Policies & the FAQ Section Below for the item that you purchased.
Payment
I accept payments by PayPal, Credit Cards Debit Cards & ETSY Gift Cards. This does not require that you have a PayPal account. Payment must be made in full and have cleared before the item is shipped.

All of my items & shipping fees are priced in CANADIAN Currency. At the moment this can add up to considerable savings for my USA clients:)

You don't need a Paypal account to check out using Paypal. Once you are ready to purchase you will be taken to Paypal's website where you enter your name, shipping address and your choice of payment type. After reviewing your information you can choose to save by creating a Paypal account or continue without creating an account at all. So easy, with the safety and security of Paypal.
Shipping
For items that I have in stock, I will ship 1-3 business days after payment has been processed. At this time, Made to Order items are taking me 1-2 weeks. Production times are listed on each item description. I ship using Canada Post Air to keep cost to a minimum. I offer FREE Standard Shipping for items under $100.00. FREE SHIPPING is for North America only & DOES NOT come with a Tracking Number or Insurance. If you require these, or would like your purchase to arrive faster, please choose one of the other Shipping Levels available from the pull-down menu under shipping when you check out.

ClearWater Designs by Kim Shimizu is not responsible for items Lost or Stolen while in transit by the Postal Services.

CUSTOMS/DUTIES: For items purchased outside of North America- you may be charged additional Duties/Customs Tax from your individual Country that are not my responsibility & would be illegal for me to pay. As well, your postal service may charge their own handling fees separate from what you have already paid to me for shipping & handling from Canada.

Here is a handy calculator to estimate what may be charged: www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that the jewelry in each photo has been MAGNIFIED in order to show the intricacies of the gemstones & the quality of craftsmanship. For exact measurements please refer to the description information.
Custom Orders
I can custom make any of the designs in my shop to your specifications i.e.) change length, colour, materials slightly or we can start from scratch. I keep a very large inventory and constantly add to my "stash" while I travel to exotic places and bring back exquisite finds! We can exchange photos to come up with your special design. I also custom design wedding jewelry for the whole wedding party, just the bride or bridesmaid gifts. Let me help you style your wedding at an affordable price!

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Last updated on Nov 14, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Ring Sizing & Returns

Rings are created in your requested size and considered a custom order, therefor they may not be returned. If you find that your ring doesn't fit, I gladly offer a one time re-sizing for a small fee of $20.00 (In most cases I need to make a new ring because I can stretch it to make it bigger but cannot make it smaller) The customer is also responsible for return shipping costs. I recommend returning the Ring with a Track & Trace # & insurance as it is the customer's responsibility if the Ring is "lost" in the mail.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of my jewelry comes Gift Wrapped Free of Charge. Add a personalized note for $1.00

Wholesale availability

I do have some items available for wholesale. Inquiries are welcomed!

Bangles

All Standard Sized Bangles ordered in Sm, Mdm, Lrg, X-Lrg may be exchanged only. Custom Sized Bangles (made to your exact measurements) may not be.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom & Personalized Orders are all jewelry that is made to your specifications. This includes all Rings (they are specifically made to your size), Bangles custom made to your specific measurements. (This does not include standard sized Bangles as explained above) & ALL Hand Stamped & Hand Engraved Jewelry that has been personalized for you in some way.(This includes adding an Initialized Charm to a Necklace or Bracelet.)

Care instructions

Care Instructions are sent Free of Charge in all orders with Jewelry made of precious metals.

Do any of your metals contain Nickel or Cadmium?

No. None of the metals that I use to make my Handcrafted Jewelry with contain Nickel or Cadmium.

At this time there is no Rose Gold Solder made in North America that does not contain Cadmium, therefor, I use Yellow Gold Solder when soldering my Rose Gold Bangles & Rings.

What is the difference between .925 Sterling Silver & .999 Fine Silver?

Sterling Silver .925 means that 92.5% by weight is Silver and 7.5% by weight is other metals or alloys (often copper/Brass).

Fine Silver .999 means that 99.9% by weight is Silver & 0.1% by weight is other metals or alloys (often Copper/Brass).

The higher the Silver content the brighter white the Silver will be & the less amount of tarnish will appear over time.

My 14K Gold Filled Jewelry & the difference between Gold Fill & Gold Plate?

14k Gold-Filled - Whether Yellow or Rose Gold

Gold Plate is a thin wash of Gold over a Base Metal. This Gold will eventually wear off & cannot be cleaned with dipping solutions or cleaning cloths without removing some of the Gold

Gold Fill is a process whereby 14 K Gold is heat bonded onto the base metal of Brass or Copper. Because it is heat bonded on, it does not rub off like plated jewelry does. This means that you can use any metal cleaning dipping solutions or cleaning cloths safely.

14K Gold Fill is an affordable alternative to Solid 14K Gold that will last a lifetime.

What’s the difference between Gold PVD coating and Gold plating?

Physical Vapor Deposition, or PVD, is a vacuum coating process that produces a brilliant decorative and functional finish. PVD utilizes a titanium nitride that provides an extremely durable coating. PVD coatings are more resistant to corrosion from sweat and regular wear than gold plating.

Gold plating occurs when a thin layer of real gold is plated onto another metal, such as stainless steel. Gold plating is often done to give the look of real gold at a fraction of the cost of having a piece of jewelry that is solid gold. One of the advantages of gold-plating is that it gives the product the look of real gold. On the other hand, gold plating doesn’t offer the durability of