Handmade and Vintage Jewelry

Columbus, Georgia 2044 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Handmade and Vintage Jewelry

Columbus, Georgia | 2044 Sales

Kelly Smith

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Kelly Smith


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About GothicGlitter

Sales 2,044
On Etsy since 2008

An Unexpected Journey

To keep busy between classes while earning my BFA, I started stringing beads and weaving chainmail. I taught myself how to make all kinds of jewelry from wire wrapping to stone setting to metal clay carving, and in 2008 I opened this Etsy shop to sell them.

I can think of nothing more boring than the slick, polished perfection of meaningless mass produced jewelry. I prefer to make mine real and deep with one-of-a-kind stones, hand carved metal clay, casts of real vintage settings, and backstories. Because of this, antique pieces fit so well in my shop. The pieces I choose are usually handmade with a rich and interesting history – not to mention gorgeous craftsmanship! My favorite ones are Victorian pieces because they are so full of meaning. Every stone, flower, and engraving tells a story.

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    Designer, crafter, vintage shopper, and chief coffee maker of GothicGlitter. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from Columbus State University where I specialized in graphite drawing.

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Last updated on Jul 9, 2019
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Shipping Times and Methods

U S A :
Domestic items are insured for their full value and include online tracking. First Class Mail has a 3-14 day delivery time with most packages arriving around day 4-5. Priority Mail usually arrives in 2-3 days, but in very rare circumstances my take up to 7.

I n t e r n a t i o n a l:
International items are mailed USPS Priority Mail International, which arrives in 8-24 days. This method has full insurance, delivery confirmation, and some online tracking.

I only ship to select countries at this time. I no longer mail to France, Malaysia, and Italy due to an excessive number of slow deliveries and lost packages in those areas.


I want you to be happy! If you are unhappy with an item, return it as soon as possible for a full refund of the purchase price, minus shipping.

Returns must be mailed within a week of receipt unless we make other agreements via convo/email.

In accordance with EU distance selling laws, EU buyers have 14 days to initiate a return on unused, eligible items. (Custom, digital, perishable, and hygienic items excluded). This 14-day period starts the moment a customer receives a product.


Single items priced $200 and up are eligible for layaway/payment plans. If you are 100% committed to completing the transaction and unable to purchase in one payment, I would be happy to break the listing in two. The first half must be purchased within 24 hours and the second should be completed within 3 weeks.

Layaway payments are non-refundable. One layaway per customer at a time. Please contact me if you are interested in turning a listing into a layaway.

International Taxes, Tariffs, and Fees

Most countries charge a tax or import fee on items brought in from the USA. These customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are NOT included in my item prices.

Contact your local customs office for more information.

Jewelry Care and Cleaning

Follow the famous jewelry care maxim "Last on, first off" to keep your pieces in tip-top shape. Chemicals in hairspray, lotion, or soap can damage stones and metals, so always put your jewelry on last thing in the morning and take it off first thing at night. Fine jewelry is intended for light to moderate wear, so always remove it before sports, exercise, or sleep.

To clean, wipe with a dry soft cloth or use a mixture of water and gentle soap (like original Dawn) with a soft toothbrush. Pat pieces dry.

Silver is an active metal that will darken (tarnish) with exposure to air and chemicals. It can be easily brought back to a high shine with the same polishing cloth or cream used on fancy Sterling silverware.