Karla Hoover Designs

Austin, Texas · 263 Sales


Karla Hoover Designs

Austin, Texas 263 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

karlahooverdesigns is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I'm taking a short vacation break. I'll be back in a week or so.

Take care,


Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 16, 2017

I'm taking a short vacation break. I'll be back in a week or so.

Take care,


Karla Hoover

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Karla Hoover


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

vandanb on Jan 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love the rich color of the beads with the hamsa design. These are so versatile! Thanks so much.

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I'm so in love with this arc pendant. The contrast between the reticulated silver and the 14k gold makes this piece spectacular!
I can't get enough of these metal beads. This is the thickest one I've made so far.
This pair is off to its new owner. These are made to order, so there's more where that came from. :).

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Handcrafted Jewelry Inspired by my Travels

My shop started as a way to support my growing hobby. It all started with a simple beading class. Stringing turned into wire work. Wire work turned into chainmaille. ChainmailIe turned into simple metalworking and so on. I never imagined I'd be a full blown metalsmith only a couple of years later.

I purchase only recycled silver and have my scrap metal recycled as well. I do all my finishing by hand using various grades of sand paper. Occasionally, I'll use a simple tumbler. For my patinas, I use the "old school" lumps of liver of sulfur and avoid the harsh new gels. I do what I can to minimize my impact on the earth.

I still work with very simple tools on my tiny work bench in my living room. One day I hope to have a real studio. Until then, I'll enjoy what I have and keep creating away.


Shop members

  • Karla Hoover

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    I try to make jewelry almost every day. When I'm not making jewelry, I enjoy teaching and practicing yoga, rock climbing, skiing, and traveling.

  • Brendan Hoover

    Assistant, Marketer, Shipper

    My loving husband supports every hair brain idea I come up with. Without him, I'd be lost. He helps with all of my computer issues, website stuff, and occasionally ships.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 25, 2016
Hello! Welcome. I'm thrilled to have a shop on Etsy and to share my jewelry with the world. Thanks for shopping.

I believe in quality customer service. My policies are not set in stone but are more of a general guideline. I am happy to work with you to ensure that you are satisfied with your purchase. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Please remember to leave me any additional information I might need to get you your jewelry in the "message to seller box."

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment is through PayPal and direct checkout only. I will not ship the item until the payment has gone through. I will hold items for you for up to a week before re-listing them. If you need extra time, please contact me.

International Buyers:
If shipping costs me less than what you paid, I will refund you the difference. Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred in purchasing my jewelry. I will not lie about an item or its value. Thanks for understanding. Sometimes a phone number is necessary in order for me to ship. Please leave it in the "note to seller" box at checkout.
I only ship USPS priority mail. One hundred dollars worth of insurance is included. Please contact me if you'd like more for an extra fee. Your jewelry will come in a box packed with Eco-friendly material to prevent any damage. Please understand that once your package has been sent, USPS is responsible for any lost or damaged items, and I cannot be held responsible. However, please contact me if it doesn't turn up, and we will work together to fix any problems. I will always try to ship your order within 5 business days. Please allow more time for custom orders and made to order items - up to four weeks, depending on the item.

NOTE: Please make sure that your shipping address is up to date on Etsy and PayPal. I will only ship to the address that matches your account(s). I will not refund items that are lost or stolen because they got sent to the wrong address, and USPS will not insure them because it is not their fault either. Thanks for understanding.

International Buyers:
Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred in purchasing my jewelry. I've had a lot of trouble with theft and lost items recently, and I've decided to only ship UPSP Priority International. Yes, it is very expensive, but it is the only way I can track packages beyond the United States and ensure they arrive to their final destination. Items sent through USPS international priority mail are automatically insured for up to $200. Additional insurance can be purchased for more valuable items. Please contact me with any questions.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, you may return it within one week of it's arrival. That's the time you have till you stick it back in the mail - not the time it takes to get here. It must be in its original condition. If your item(s) arrive to you damaged, contact me right away. I can only offer store credit at this time unless the item is damaged or there is a mistake on my part. The buyer pays to return the item, but I will pay to ship back an item that needs to be repaired or replaced.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome custom orders. Let me know if you see something that you like that maybe you want made a little differently. We can work together to create something just for you.