GemsByKelley

Minimalist Gemstone Jewelry & Natural Crystal Bracelets

Minneapolis, Minnesota On Etsy since 2013

8,909 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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GemsByKelley

Minimalist Gemstone Jewelry & Natural Crystal Bracelets

Minneapolis, Minnesota | 8,909 Sales

Announcement    • CUSTOMER SERVICE PHILOSOPHY • I promise friendly, professional service. I want you to love your new jewelry. Your happiness is my top priority. If you're not 100% satisfied for any reason, please contact me. I'll gladly work with you to reach a solution. I have over 1,800 five-star reviews that reflect my commitment to my customers.
• SHIPPING & PACKAGING •
Domestic orders for $35 or more ship free. You'll receive a tracking number and complimentary gift packaging with every order. Every crystal jewelry order comes with a free gift: a beautiful card that outlines the metaphysical properties of each crystal in your order. I'm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota U.S.
• REFUNDS & EXCHANGES •
Returns are simple. If you'd like a refund or exchange for any reason, simply send me an Etsy conversation within two weeks of delivery. Please return the jewelry to me within 30 days of the original delivery. When I receive the returned item, I will refund the purchase price of the jewelry to you.
• SPECIALIZING IN HANDMADE JEWELRY SINCE 2013 •
Sterling Silver Jewelry • 14K Gold Filled Jewelry • Natural Gemstone Jewelry • Women’s & Men’s Beaded Crystal Bracelets • Stone and Crystal Pendants
• 15% OFF YOUR NEXT ORDER •
Receive a 15% off coupon when you join my mailing list! Just copy the link below and pop it into your browser.

https://www.kelleybrenburke.com/mailing-list

I currently send out emails about once a month.

Questions? Reach out!

All my best,

Kelley
Connect with Gems by Kelley:
www.kelleybrenburke.com
www.facebook.com/gemsbykelley/
www.instagram.com/gemsbykelley/

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 31, 2020

• CUSTOMER SERVICE PHILOSOPHY • I promise friendly, professional service. I want you to love your new jewelry. Your happiness is my top priority. If you're not 100% satisfied for any reason, please contact me. I'll gladly work with you to reach a solution. I have over 1,800 five-star reviews that reflect my commitment to my customers.
• SHIPPING & PACKAGING •
Domestic orders for $35 or more ship free. You'll receive a tracking number and complimentary gift packaging with every order. Every crystal jewelry order comes with a free gift: a beautiful card that outlines the metaphysical properties of each crystal in your order. I'm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota U.S.
• REFUNDS & EXCHANGES •
Returns are simple. If you'd like a refund or exchange for any reason, simply send me an Etsy conversation within two weeks of delivery. Please return the jewelry to me within 30 days of the original delivery. When I receive the returned item, I will refund the purchase price of the jewelry to you.
• SPECIALIZING IN HANDMADE JEWELRY SINCE 2013 •
Sterling Silver Jewelry • 14K Gold Filled Jewelry • Natural Gemstone Jewelry • Women’s & Men’s Beaded Crystal Bracelets • Stone and Crystal Pendants
• 15% OFF YOUR NEXT ORDER •
Receive a 15% off coupon when you join my mailing list! Just copy the link below and pop it into your browser.

https://www.kelleybrenburke.com/mailing-list

I currently send out emails about once a month.

Questions? Reach out!

All my best,

Kelley
Connect with Gems by Kelley:
www.kelleybrenburke.com
www.facebook.com/gemsbykelley/
www.instagram.com/gemsbykelley/

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About GemsByKelley

Sales 8,909
On Etsy since 2013
Video summary: Behind the scenes at the Gems by Kelley photo shoot, September 2018.

"The things you are passionate about are not random. They are your calling." ― Fabienne Fredrickson

Hi! I'm Kelley!

Most days, you can find me working at our Minneapolis home with our two dogs, Gracie and Murphy. I'm a self-employed artist with three businesses. My work brings me so much joy. But it wasn't always that way.

I spent 20 years of my life working corporate retail. Twenty years. It was the best possible kind of corporate retail. I managed a Barnes & Noble bookstore. I love books and book people. But I’m a true introvert, and retail is not a great match for introverts.

I started making jewelry as a creative outlet in 2005. In 2013 I summoned up all my courage to open my first Etsy shop, Gems by Kelley. Two years later, I made the biggest leap of my life - I quit my job at Barnes & Noble to be a full-time artist.

By 2017, I had made over 5,000 pieces of jewelry. I was ready for a second creative outlet. I began dabbling in lettering and art. I discovered the Apple Pencil and the digital illustration app Procreate. I love sketching on my iPad. I began selling commissioned portraits of homes, buildings and pets. I have a second Etsy shop for custom portraits under my name, Kelley Bren Burke. www.etsy.com/shop/KelleyBrenBurke

In 2020 I became a Skillshare Teacher. Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people. I'm a lifelong learner, and I've been taking classes on Skillshare for years. It's one of my favorite things to do. If you'd like a two free two-month premium membership to explore Skillshare, here's a link: https://skl.sh/2V5TATR

But back to Gems by Kelley: Even after over 8,000 Etsy sales, each order makes me happy. My iPhone makes a Cha-Ching sound when I get an order, and I respond to each one by saying ”WOO HOO!” I've "WOO HOO'd" at lots of places: at book club, driving my car, at the vet, at a restaurant, at the mall, walking the dogs, out with my friends . . . But usually I'm at home. If my husband Chris is around, he'll woo hoo, too!

We call my home studio "The Gem Den". I create, photograph, pack and ship my jewelry in The Gem Den. My husband Chris sometimes helps with shipping to get orders sent to you quickly. After living with me, he knows more about jewelry than he ever wanted to know.

I hired my first part-time assistant in April 2019. Her name is Jessica, and she’s awesome. I hired a Ashley, a second part-time assistant in March 2020. They are amazing women and they’ve became my friends. I’m grateful for their help.

I’m beaming out a huge heartfelt thank you to everyone who supports me as a self-employed artist. If you’ve purchased my work or cheered me along, thank you. I’m doing what I love, and my life is infinitely more joyful because of it. Thank you.

Questions? Reach out!

All my best,

Kelley
Connect with Gems by Kelley:
kelley [!at] kelleybrenburke.com
www.kelleybrenburke.com
www.facebook.com/gemsbykelley
www.instagram.com/gemsbykelley

Shop members

  • Kelley

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    I'm a Minneapolis Jewelry Designer. I create, photograph & ship Gems by Kelley jewelry. I love working from home. I spend my days working with jewelry, listening to audiobooks & podcasts, and hanging out with our dogs. I'm forever grateful for that.

  • Gracie & Murphy

    Shipping Dept/Cheerful Company On Walks To Mailbox

    Murphy and Gracie are actually not super productive members of the Gems by Kelley team. However, they both participate in walks to the mailbox to ship Etsy orders, so I guess we could include them in the Shipping Department.

  • Jessica

    Assistant, Maker

    Jessica is my part-time assistant. She helps me answer your emails and she makes jewelry. Jessica loves podcasts & dogs, too. She started working with me in the spring of 2019.

  • Ashley

    Assistant, Maker

    Ashley is my part-time assistant. She makes jewelry. Ashley loves reading, hiking, and dogs. But mostly, dogs. She started working with me in the spring of 2020.

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Last updated on Apr 20, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Customer Service Philosophy

I want you to love your new jewelry. Your happiness is my top priority. If you're not 100% satisfied for any reason, please contact me. I'll gladly work with you to reach a solution. Solutions may include returns, exchanges or modifications.

FREE Shipping Within the United States

• FREE SHIPPING - Domestic orders for $35 or more ship free.
• You'll receive a USPS tracking number when your order is packaged.
U.S. residents may choose one of two USPS shipping options at checkout:
1) First Class Package: free for orders of $35 or more. Estimated 2-5 business days in transit
2) USPS Priority Mail: estimated 2-3 business days in transit.

Gift Packaging

I ship every order in a jewelry box with ribbon. Every crystal jewelry order comes with a free gift: a beautiful card that outlines the metaphysical properties of each crystal in your order. If you'd like to send a gift directly to someone, I'm happy to include a personalized note on a small enclosed note card. If you'd like that, please write me a note at checkout.

Bracelet Sizing

• Please measure your wrist snugly. Add .5 inch to the wrist measurement to determine your bracelet length. For example, a 7 inch long bracelet works well for a 6.5 inch wrist (measured snugly). If your desired bracelet length is not listed, please leave me a note at checkout. I can also do bracelet lengths in .25 inch increments.
• To measure your wrist, wrap a flexible tape measure around your wrist. No ruler? You could do an internet search for "actual size ruler" and print one.
• Ordering a bracelet as a gift? A 7 inch long bracelet works well for most women. An 8 inch long bracelet works well for most men.
• Or add an extender chain to any GBK bracelet:
www.etsy.com/listing/263819252/sterling-silver-extender-chain-add-on

15% OFF YOUR NEXT ORDER

Receive a 15% off coupon when you join my mailing list! Just copy the link below and pop it into your browser.

https://www.kelleybrenburke.com/mailing-list

I currently send out emails about once a month.

Metaphysical Properties of Crystals

Free gift with each crystal jewelry purchase from Gems by Kelley: a beautiful card that outlines the metaphysical properties of each crystal in your order.

These cards may serve as a reminder of the positive intentions that you would like to achieve with the support of your new crystal jewelry. The cards are also perfect to include with the jewelry that you purchase as gifts.

I hope these cards will make your purchase more meaningful and heartfelt.

Want to know more? Here's a complete list of every crystal in my shop, along with their metaphysical properties:

https://www.kelleybrenburke.com/crystal-meanings

What does gold filled mean?

Gold filled beads deliver karat gold at a more affordable cost than solid gold. Gold filled materials have a solid layer of gold (in my shop, usually 14 karat gold) over a base metal. The karat gold layer is at least 5% of the item's total weight. Gold filled is more durable than gold plated.

What if I don't know what bracelet size to get?

New! I'm now offering two inch long sterling silver extender chains, which you can add to any of my clasp bracelets. The extender chain makes it easy to get a good fit, because you can clasp onto any link in the chain.

Add a sterling silver extender chain to any of my bracelets with this listing:

www.etsy.com/listing/263819252/sterling-silver-extender-chain-add-on

Questions? Please send me an Etsy convo.