KarmicStar

Artisan Stone and Recycled Sterling Silver Jewellery

Canberra, Australia · 381 Sales

KarmicStar

Artisan Stone and Recycled Sterling Silver Jewellery

Canberra, Australia 381 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(190)

Shop owner

Karina

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Announcement   Karmic Star seeks to unite stones and crystals with their keepers in the form of artisan jewellery, handcrafted with love and magick ..... I hope you will find something that speaks to your soul.

I offer free shipping within Australia on orders over AU$65. All parcels are sent Tracked, with Signature on Delivery included at my expense, so please keep this in mind when advising your address at checkout.

International orders are also sent with Tracking, and include Signature on Delivery at my expense. Our customs forms now require the receiver's telephone number, so please let me know your best contact number in the comments at checkout - thanks :)

I would love to connect with you on social media - you'll find links to my Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages on my "About" page.

Please take the time to read my Shop Policies and FAQs, as they contain important information, and of course, if you have any queries, please contact me :)

Thank you, and enjoy your browse -
Karina

Announcement

Last updated on May 1, 2018

Karmic Star seeks to unite stones and crystals with their keepers in the form of artisan jewellery, handcrafted with love and magick ..... I hope you will find something that speaks to your soul.

I offer free shipping within Australia on orders over AU$65. All parcels are sent Tracked, with Signature on Delivery included at my expense, so please keep this in mind when advising your address at checkout.

International orders are also sent with Tracking, and include Signature on Delivery at my expense. Our customs forms now require the receiver's telephone number, so please let me know your best contact number in the comments at checkout - thanks :)

I would love to connect with you on social media - you'll find links to my Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages on my "About" page.

Please take the time to read my Shop Policies and FAQs, as they contain important information, and of course, if you have any queries, please contact me :)

Thank you, and enjoy your browse -
Karina

Karina

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Karina

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(190)
Kristy

Kristy on May 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are just gorgeous! I love amethyst (& most every other gemstone) and I’m so excited to show these chevron beauties off! 💕 Thank you Karina!

Kristy

Kristy on May 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love garnets and these are so pretty & have many facets that make them sparkle. This might be my new favorite ‘go to’ bracelet. Thank you again Karina!

Kristy

Kristy on May 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

So beautiful! Exactly as described but so much more vibrant in person. I love the art that Karina creates ~ these rings are so unique and special ~ thank you! 🤗

Kitsmumma

Kitsmumma on May 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I adore this stunning pendant and have received many comments and compliments on its uniqueness and beauty, it is a real eye-catcher. The silver-work is artful and skillful perfection, and the colour of the stone so deeply beautiful. Karmic Star's treasures are absolute works of art and so much more stunning in real life. The service is professional with fast delivery, lovely thoughtful packaging, and always pleasure to deal with. Thank you again Karina, I absolutely love it.

Ruzica

Ruzica on Apr 5, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful pendant, quality workmanship, goes well with the silver chain purchased from the same store. Amazing service including personal message from the seller, unique packaging, would be excellent gift also. Highly recommended. Well done and thank you Karmic Star!

Ruzica

Ruzica on Apr 5, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful piece of art, which was accompanied with a personal message from Karina with well wishes. Amazing design, good quality, comfortable to wear, amazing service and highly recommended!!!

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About

Welcome to my world of handcrafted artisan jewellery!

My name is Karina, and every treasure you see here has been intuitively handmade by me with love and a little bit of magick!

I have always enjoyed expressing myself creatively, experimenting with many different mediums over the years, and I began my jewellery journey like so many others, stringing beads and assembling components from my ever-expanding collection of fabulous bits and pieces.... Then I discovered wire-work : it was my light-bulb moment and my world was rocked! The realisation that I could create amazing pieces that were entirely handcrafted, right down to the clasps and hooks and chains, was so completely liberating and challenging to me, and still is! I love to spend time in my little studio-space, and with just some wire, stones, tools, and my hands, create something soulful and unique.

I love working with Sterling Silver, and use 100% recycled silver sourced from a local company who use the most up-to-date and eco-friendly production methods available. I also enjoy working with selected alternative metals, particularly Bronze for its rich rose-gold colour and historical connections.

I absolutely adore gemstones, for both their beauty and their energy, and I feel blessed to be able to spend time crafting with them and then send them out into the world to find new keepers. My husband, Mike, and I are members of the local Lapidary Club, and love to cut and polish our own cabochons which I then transform into the jewellery you see here. It’s very time-consuming, but so satisfying to add that extra element of ‘handmade’, and we’re both immensely proud of our collaborations.

I have gathered quite a varied collection of stones over the years, from chunky polished and rough specimens and cabochons, right down to teeny-tiny sparkling beads. My time of random collecting is now past, however, and I am now more interested in knowing the origins of my stones, preferring to source them from local fossickers and dealers.

This shift is all about bringing my business more into line with my personal beliefs, and I am a big believer in supporting local, sustainable, ethical, handmade, and other small businesses. And I am so truly grateful to all the lovely souls who support my creative journey!

Thank you for visiting, and taking the time to read a little about me and Karmic Star ~ you can also find me on :

Facebook : www.facebook.com/KarmicStar
Instagram : search @karmic_star
Pinterest : www.pinterest.com/karmicstar7
Web : www.karmicstar.com.au

Karina

p.s. in case you may be curious about where the name "Karmic Star" comes from : it was during a brain-storming session over a bottle of wine that we realised the first three letters of our names, Karina and Michael, spell Karmic - and Star is for our daughter :)

Shop members

  • Karina Raffaele

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Made of Earth and Stars ... Chaser of Rainbows ...

Local

Find KarmicStar at the following upcoming markets!

  • Winter Gem Show
    Exhibition Park In Canberra
    10 Flemington Rd
    MITCHELL, ACT

    May 26–27

    The Canberra Lapidary Club's next event will be its Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show, held in the Mallee Pavilion at EPIC. Dealers will be selling jewellery, rough & cut gemstones, fossils, rocks, mineral specimens, opals, beads & beading supplies, and lapidary equipment & supplies. There will also be displays of Members’ collections, demonstrations of cabbing, faceting & jewellery making. Entry fee: $5 adults, $10 family, $2 children/concession.

  • Old Bus Depot Markets
    Old Bus Depot Markets
    21 Wentworth Ave.
    AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

    Jun 3

    Lovers of fine hand crafted wares, clothing collectors, food fanatics and jewellery junkies are just a few of the people who make their way to Canberra’s famous Old Bus Depot Markets every Sunday. In a fabulous old industrial building you will experience the endless colour, tastes, sounds and atmosphere that is “Canberra’s Sunday Best”.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Mar 22, 2018
Frequently asked questions

About my Eco Sterling Silver

I proudly use 100% recycled Sterling Silver in my designs, manufactured by a local company who have the most up-to-date and eco-friendly production methods available.

Why I Oxidise my Metal

You may have noticed that I oxidise all of my Sterling Silver jewellery : I do this because I absolutely love the depth and character that it gives to my pieces, and also because I want my jewellery to stand the test of time. All Sterling Silver jewellery will tarnish, it’s a natural process, but I used to get so disappointed to see my shiny silver pieces turning dull grey. By adding patina, the eventual dulling on the polished high-points of each piece is less noticeable (and can be revived with a quick wipe of a jewellery cloth). And the more you wear your Karmic Star treasure, the more it will become part of you – it will get shinier where it touches your skin.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All my packaging is sustainable, biodegradable and/or recycled : all my pieces are presented in a Karmic Star gift box, made from recycled cardboard that is lovingly hand-stamped and folded by me, and wrapped with biodegradable jute ribbons. Even the fluff that keeps each treasure safe inside the box is made from eco-friendly non-GMO corn, and is biodegradable

Domestic postage information

I offer free postage within Australia on all orders over AU$65, and all parcels are sent Tracked with Australia Post and include Signature on Delivery, so please consider this when advising your address at checkout. Please allow up to 15 business days, depending on your location - although it is usually a lot quicker than that! :)

International postage information

International parcels are sent Tracked with Australia Post and include Signature on Delivery, so please consider this when advising your address at checkout. Your telephone number is required on our customs forms in case of any problems with delivery, so please advise your best contact number in the notes at checkout. Delivery time according to Australia Post is 6+ business days.

As per my Shop Policies, buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.

IMPORTANT: UK and Canadian customers please read

As mentioned above and in my Shop Policies, customs charges and import taxes are the responsibility of the buyer. UK and Canadian Customs charge a duty on items valued over a certain amount entering their countries, which must be paid by the purchaser. This value threshold is quite low, so if you have any concerns, please investigate prior to purchase.

Sizing details

You will find detailed sizing measurements in each listing, however, please contact me if you require any further information and I'll be happy to help :)