estieMade

artisan jewelry by Esther Kao

Texas, United States · 275 Sales

estieMade

artisan jewelry by Esther Kao

Texas, United States 275 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(38)

Announcement   Welcome to my little corner of etsy! Here you'll find handcrafted silver and gold jewelry. Each piece is carefully designed and crafted by me - Esther - the "estie" behind estieMade, and showcases my love of geometric shapes, clean lines, and pretty stones.

I also do custom pieces, and would love to start a conversation with you about it. Turnaround time for custom pieces is typically 2-3 weeks, not including shipping.

When I'm not making jewelry, I'm posting about it on social media.
follow me instagram – my username is @estieMade
and on facebook: facebook.com/estieMade

Thanks for stopping by!

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 17, 2016

Welcome to my little corner of etsy! Here you'll find handcrafted silver and gold jewelry. Each piece is carefully designed and crafted by me - Esther - the "estie" behind estieMade, and showcases my love of geometric shapes, clean lines, and pretty stones.

I also do custom pieces, and would love to start a conversation with you about it. Turnaround time for custom pieces is typically 2-3 weeks, not including shipping.

When I'm not making jewelry, I'm posting about it on social media.
follow me instagram – my username is @estieMade
and on facebook: facebook.com/estieMade

Thanks for stopping by!

Esther Kao

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Esther Kao

Silver Oval Topography Ring
US$130.00
Dainty Tourmaline Rope Ring
US$120.00
Textured Disc Earrings
US$36.00
Silver Teardrop Earrings
US$36.00
Hand Textured 14k Gold Stacking Ring
US$80.00
Personalized Sterling Silver Tie Clip
US$60.00
Minimalist Gold Triangle Bar Ring
US$95.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(38)
funk79

funk79 on May 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful ring. Great communication. My wife loves it! Thanks.

Sheila Eap

Sheila Eap on May 3, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect necklace & packaging was so cute!

Kathleen O

Kathleen O on Mar 10, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

An elegant looking ring, love the stone.

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this is one of my new fave necklaces. I like to call this look the Land and Sky collection: the texture of the blackened silver reminds me of topography and the little gold orbs remind me of the constellations :)

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geometric shapes + dreamy moonstone + 14k accents. there are new listings up in the shop!

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About

Handcrafted jewelry by Esther Kao

My journey in jewelry has been evolving since I made my first pieces five years ago. In 2009, I got married and made my bridesmaids necklaces. I remember carefully choosing the czech glass beads and brass charms that went into making them. From there, I was hooked. I loved that I could make my own jewelry instead of buying it. I started experimenting with more materials – lace, gold plated charms, then moving on to semi precious stones and 14k gold chain.

Somewhere along my journey, I started feeling inadequate as a jewelry maker. To me, it felt like a cop-out to be buying pre-made charms and stones from other vendors, stringing them on chain, and saying I made it. I wanted to truly create my jewelry from scratch. So I enrolled in metalsmithing classes at my local craft guild.

Nearly two years have gone by, and I've learned so much about soldering, stone setting, fabrication, and casting. I have found that I have a deeper sense of ownership over my jewelry pieces, now that I can claim that I made a necklace or a ring from start to finish. Learning about metalsmithing has deepened my passion for making jewelry. I hope that each of my pieces is a good indicator of that passion and dedication to craftsmanship and unique design.

And I'm excited to see where my journey in jewelry takes me next!

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  • Esther Kao

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    Esther is the brains and braun behind estieMade. She does everything – from design and fabrication of each piece, to creating graphics and monitoring the social media for the shop.

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Last updated on August 20, 2016
Welcome to estieMade! Here you'll find handcrafted silver and gold jewelry. Each piece is carefully designed and crafted by me - Esther - the "estie" behind estieMade, and showcases my love of geometric shapes, clean lines, and pretty stones.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal, credit cards, and etsy gift cards.

Please submit payment immediately upon completing checkout. I will expect the payment to be completed within 3 days after the purchase. After 3 days of no deposit in my account I will cancel the sale.
Shipping
USA:
Jewelry will ship out via USPS within 1-2 days after receipt of payment. If you purchased a custom item (or a ring made in a custom size), your order will take 2-3 weeks before shipping, and you will be notified when the item ships.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase! If you are not happy with your items, you can return them within 7 days for a full refund minus shipping costs. For any items that were custom made (including rings made in a size specified by the customer), I will offer a refund minus a 20% restocking fee. Buyer is responsible for covering costs to ship the item back.

If you decide you want to cancel your order, you may do so within 48 hours of placing the order. Any cancellations after that will be subject to a 20% restocking fee.

If there are any concerns with your purchase, please feel free to contact me through Etsy convo before leaving a neutral or negative feedback. I will do everything I can to resolve the situation.