jennykim

Individually Hand-Sculpted, Cast Jewelry by Jenny Kim

San Mateo, California · 757 Sales

jennykim

Individually Hand-Sculpted, Cast Jewelry by Jenny Kim

San Mateo, California 757 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Note from shop owner Update: My shop has been CLOSED since the birth of my baby boy! At this time, it's likely that I'll be taking a longer hiatus from metalwork and jewelry than originally planned. Thank you all for your support on Etsy through all these years. I do hope to be back in the studio some day... --Jenny

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Last updated on Mar 21, 2017

Update: My shop has been CLOSED since the birth of my baby boy! At this time, it's likely that I'll be taking a longer hiatus from metalwork and jewelry than originally planned. Thank you all for your support on Etsy through all these years. I do hope to be back in the studio some day... --Jenny

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Metalsmith, Sculptor, Artist

Hello! I'm a metalsmith artist, born and raised in California. I took my first basic Metal Arts class in 2004, with the intent of learning a new hobby, and simply making myself a few rings. I immediately fell in love with metalwork, and eventually took the plunge in 2007 to pursue my passion on a full-time basis.

Each of my pieces is created using the ancient "Lost-Wax Casting" method, made from a one-of-a-kind, original model, which I first sculpt from wax. Over the next few days, I will create a temporary, plaster-like mold called an "investment" around the model, burn out the wax, heat the investment in a kiln, and then (the fun part), with the use of an oxy-propane torch, I hand-pour molten metal from a crucible into the investment. Finally, there is the cleanup and finishing work, which in some cases, can take almost as much time as the initial sculpting.

This multi-step process occurs over several days even for a single piece. I genuinely enjoy the entire casting process, but I love the sculpting part most of all, and therefore, I do not have any re-usable molds to copy the same piece multiple times -- so, each piece is truly an original -- every petal of each flower, every fine detail, is unique.

I sculpt at home in San Mateo, and then do all the dirty work at my workshop in South San Francisco.

I'm also a one-woman business: All the sculpting, casting, and finishing work, as well as the photography, bookkeeping, and website maintenance are done by "yours truly," in order to keep my costs as low as possible.

Jenny Sueyoun Kim

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Last updated on December 21, 2016

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Returns and exchanges
*RETURNS

If, for any reason, you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please return the item so that I receive it WITHIN 15 DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT of the package, for a full refund of the cost of the item. Unfortunately, I am unable to refund shipping charges, as the customer will be asked to pay for shipping both ways.

If a returned item is SHIPPED AFTER 15 DAYS, please note that there may be a RE-STOCK FEE of 10 to 20%, depending on how late the item is returned!
Payment
Payments are accepted via PayPal, Credit Card, or a Money Order.
Shipping
All items are shipped by USPS First Class Mail. Shipping costs are based on weight, packaging size, and distance, as well as the cost of insurance.

Insurance is purchased for all items, and the cost is included in the shipping charge (USPS Insurance for domestic orders; private parcel insurance for international).
Additional policies and FAQs
*RING SIZING

If you are unsure of your ring size, I recommend visiting a local jewelry store to check your size! Virtually all jewelry stores will check your ring size as a complimentary service.

I DO NOT recommend using the PDF paper strips found online, as I have seen the sizing to be inaccurate by about a half-size in many cases. (A half-size can make enough of a difference for a ring to be completely unwearable.)