KateNolanJewelry

Talisman and amulet lightweight earrings.

Santa Cruz, California

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Announcement    I specialize in big light weight earrings because customers were always wanting something lighter. That is when I started incorporating mother of pearl into my designs. My ear wires are very good quality and I have had customers come back again and again telling me that they are surprised how non-reactive these ear wires are. If your ears get irritated when you wear earrings (pierced) try a little shea butter (Alaffia's "Africa's Secret" is my favorite because it is smoother than plain shea butter) or if earrings feel "too heavy" to wear very long, try the shea butter. It will cut down on the friction, and that is part of what makes the earrings feel heavy, or what makes your ear lobes red or "hot" - friction. I use it every day for ease of getting the earring in and never getting ear piercings infected or sore. You will be surprised how well it works.

I have been making jewelry in Santa Cruz, California since 1985. I opened Many Hands Gallery in 1989, then sold it to one of my employees in 2007. It is still in Capitola's upper village next to Gayle's Bakery and has a large selection of my work. The other gallery that carries a large selection of my work is Artisan's on Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz. There's also a small selection in Moss Landing CA at the Haute Enchilada Gallery. I also have a showroom in my jewelry studio in Santa Cruz at 1111A River St, open by appointment. Feel free to call me: (831) 429-8696 or text (831) 332-2508.

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Last updated on Mar 24, 2020

I specialize in big light weight earrings because customers were always wanting something lighter. That is when I started incorporating mother of pearl into my designs. My ear wires are very good quality and I have had customers come back again and again telling me that they are surprised how non-reactive these ear wires are. If your ears get irritated when you wear earrings (pierced) try a little shea butter (Alaffia's "Africa's Secret" is my favorite because it is smoother than plain shea butter) or if earrings feel "too heavy" to wear very long, try the shea butter. It will cut down on the friction, and that is part of what makes the earrings feel heavy, or what makes your ear lobes red or "hot" - friction. I use it every day for ease of getting the earring in and never getting ear piercings infected or sore. You will be surprised how well it works.

I have been making jewelry in Santa Cruz, California since 1985. I opened Many Hands Gallery in 1989, then sold it to one of my employees in 2007. It is still in Capitola's upper village next to Gayle's Bakery and has a large selection of my work. The other gallery that carries a large selection of my work is Artisan's on Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz. There's also a small selection in Moss Landing CA at the Haute Enchilada Gallery. I also have a showroom in my jewelry studio in Santa Cruz at 1111A River St, open by appointment. Feel free to call me: (831) 429-8696 or text (831) 332-2508.

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About KateNolanJewelry

Sales 145
On Etsy since 2017

I want my customers to be very happy with their purchase!

I have been working with my customers to make sure that they are completely satisfied with their purchase. Sometimes that means changing a bead so the earrings match an outfit. Sometimes it is getting just the right clip on finding. I realized long ago that if you're not happy with your purchase, you'll go somewhere else. I do everything I can to make sure you get what you want.

I started making jewelry when I was 14. In 1988 I opened Many Hands Gallery in Santa Cruz, CA and then in 1997 a second Many Hands Gallery in Capitola, CA (which I then sold to Lauren Warwick in 2007 and it is still there - next to Gayle's Bakery). The Santa Cruz Many Hands closed in 2002. I still sell my work at Many Hands in Capitola and Artisan's in Santa Cruz on Pacific Ave.

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  • Kate Nolan

    Owner

    I have always been interested in all things visual. When I could not find jewelry I wanted to wear, I started making necklaces. It wasn't until people asked me to make earrings to go with their necklace purchase that I started to make earrings.

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Last updated on May 10, 2017
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Wholesale availability

I do sell wholesale, usual terms. Contact to discuss.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each purchase comes in a hard shell box. Gift wrap is available, just ask.

Care instructions

Use a polishing cloth to polish silver, nothing on vermeil or stones.