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Desert Expressions

La Veta, Colorado

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Karen Kmetz

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About desertexpressions

Sales 35
On Etsy since 2012

I'm a jewelry maker and a gift shop co-owner.

I've been making jewelry for over 20 years. It's not only a job, but a passion. I love everything about it. Making jewelry is so much fun, and also relaxing and therapeutic. And I like creating things that can bring pleasure and happiness to other people. It all began with my jewelry pieces, which, at first, were mostly earrings. My husband, Felix, a natural born salesman, sold my jewelry to other shops. Then we began doing shows, and sold a few other items as well as my jewelry. Then, 15 years ago, we had the opportunity to move into a tiny 500 square foot shop, and Desert Expressions was born.. As the years passed, we moved into bigger buildings and gradually invested in more merchandise, and now we have a 2000-square foot shop filled with my jewelry and a wide array of other gift items. Now I create necklaces, bracelets, and eyeglass holders as well as earrings.
I have lived in the same tiny town of La Veta all my life, with the exception of the seven years I was in college, earning a B.A. & an M.A. in psychology-related fields. La Veta is a tourist town, and is bustling during the summer and sleepy during the winter. I live there with my family, which consists of my awesome, talented husband, Felix, and our beloved nine-year-old cat, Tori. She's sometimes sweet & cuddly, sometimes feisty, and always the one in charge.

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  • Karen Kmetz

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I've been making jewelry for over 20 years. My husband and I own a gift shop where we sell my jewelry, as well as many other items.

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Last updated on April 29, 2022

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Items must be returned in their original condition.
Items are shipped insured to cover and damages or losses.
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Purchases will be shipped in 1-3 business days
Shipping within the USA: $3.00 for first item. Additional items will cost $1.00 each.
Shipping elsewhere: $8.00 for first item. Additional items will cost $2.00 each.
All packages are insured