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thefamilymanager1 on Dec 1, 20215 out of 5 stars
Thanks so much! The bracelet was just as described and good quality! I loved that I could personalize it!
shanrent on Nov 30, 20215 out of 5 stars
Fast shipping, it's a little smaller in person than I thought it would be but no fault to the seller/ad. Seller included hand written thank you note with the order. Very satisfied!
haleynharned on Jun 10, 20215 out of 5 stars
So so so cute and great quality!! Even cuter packaging with the sweetest note!!! Would buy from this shop again. GREAT Mother’s Day gift.
Angela on May 13, 20215 out of 5 stars
I bought this for my wife who just retired from law enforcement. Beautiful, high quality piece that exceeded my expectations. She loved it and everyone at her retirement party admired it and commented on how perfect it was for her.
Michelle on May 8, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful necklace! It arrived quickly and looked exactly like the photos. My new favorite piece of jewelry ❤
Sara on Apr 29, 20215 out of 5 stars
This necklace exceeded all my expectations!! It’s super cute, delivered within a week’s time and is of great quality! I can’t wait to gift this to an avid squirrel lover!! Thank you!
Emily on Apr 27, 20215 out of 5 stars
Very unique keychain. Will make a great Mother's Day gift!
lgkope on Apr 27, 20215 out of 5 stars
Exactly as described! Thanks for keeping the Chief Alive! Go Tribe!
nickity33 on Apr 19, 20215 out of 5 stars
Wonderful to work with!!! Gorgeous jewelry.. I have made multiple purchases with no disappointment!!
Beth on Jan 31, 20215 out of 5 stars
My mom will love this. Thank you!
Statement Jewelry - 'wear what you love'-
Welcome to Kathryn's Collection!
~ Make a statement wearing what you love! My designs are simple, pretty, unique, and fun. I'm not a fan of "wordy" jewelry as I think simplicity speaks volumes. Much of my inspiration comes from nature, the changing seasons, animals and being the tomboy that I am, sports. My pieces truly are conversation starters! I've been creating and selling my jewelry for over two decades, mainly traveling the art fair circuit in the Midwest. Many of my designs have been born from requests by customers and from suggestions by friends and family.
My handmade jewelry line is made with, but not limited to: found objects, bits and pieces of nature, recycled/upcycled objects, metal charms (many vintage), various unique jewelry findings and Swarovski Crystals - all made to represent something you love!
~ I've been a collage maker/designer since as far back as I can remember, using anything from pieces I found in nature to things I would scrounge anywhere and everywhere for! My jewelry endeavors began when I was very young making necklaces out of beautiful Indian corn, to taking classes in high school and selling out of my creations to teachers, but I'm mostly self-taught and my 'style' has been refined over the years, scaling down the humongous collage pins that I used to make (LOL!), and lots of trial and error!
~ My Etsy shop exists because when my dog, Hunter, began to lose his battle with cancer in 2015 I was committed to being there for him 24/7 to help him with everything he needed, so that is when I truly started to build my Etsy shop. Little did I realize at the time that while I was helping him, he was the one helping me more! Many of my pet memorial designs are inspired by him, and I became obsessed with designing even more memorial items after losing him. Art has always been therapy for me, and while I am making memorial items for others who want to celebrate the life of a precious fur baby, it helps me as well.
~ My business also enables me to indulge in one of my greatest passions: animal rescue. I am involved with several animal welfare organizations including animal shelters, dog rescues, and local wildlife rehabs/rescues. When I'm not working and designing new products, I can be found out in nature with my dogs; they remind me each and every day to take a little time out to play!
~ Whether celebrating a special moment or occasion, or celebrating the life of a beloved pet, I'm sure you will be able to find something in my collection that will be the perfect fit. If you can't find what you're looking for, just ask, as many of my new designs are the results of custom orders.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my collection, and don't forget to check out my other shop here on Etsy: GrayDogGoods for even more pet-related gift items.
Owner, Designer, Photographer
Owner, designer, photographer, customer service, shipping, ordering - I do it all! I'm also the one who lets the dogs out.
Assistant, Designer, Customer Service
My beautiful niece, Ellie, is THE BEST employee/apprentice ever! Her customer service skills are second-to-none! She helps me at many of my art shows throughout the year and has her own "upcycled" jewelry line.
Inspiration Dept., Assistant
Willow is my inspiration when it comes to my photography and many of my jewelry designs. She does anything I ask of her and she's such a good, patient girl. She is my soul dog.
Assistant, Paper Shredder
Piper is Piper. LOL. She hangs out and constantly steals paper to try to get me to chase her. She's head of my cleaning crew because she loves to eat paper and boxes.
Hunter (RIP MY SWEET BOY...I miss you dearly)
Hunter is my sweet GSP boy who offers a calm presence in the workshop. He's why my Etsy shop exists. (Hunter passed Feb 1 2016 after a long, hard-fought battle with STUPID cancer. He lost a leg but kept going strong to the end.)
Morale Booster, Heart Mender, Rescuer
I never imagined that when I did a fundraiser for a local rescue group who had just taken in four dogs from a bad situation that we'd actually be adopting one of them! Here he is, my love; Rocky. He has rescued ME! (after losing my precious Hunter)
(He came with the name!) My latest foster failure in May 2017. He protects everything and everyone around here. He loves settling in for a snooze while I work after his job is complete. (and after an hour run every morning!)
Jan makes the dog ornaments from start to finish; hand-designing them, hand-cutting each pattern, hand-stuffing and hand-stitching each and every one. Not to mention all of the little details to finish them off.
Production time always increases around holidays.
IMPORTANT: Please be available (check Etsy convos and your email) after you place your order in case I have any questions about your order. If you didn't already, please go back and read the full item listing, as often times I need more information from you to complete your order with. IF you did not provide a valid email address to communicate with you by, please do. I don't make phone calls, sorry, I live off the grid.
---IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATION---
*** current order production time is approx 4-5 BUSINESS days. (can increase around holidays)
*** The priority mail shipping upgrade option insures your order, and USPS says it will take 2-4 days once your order leaves my shop (after production time, this does not expedite production time)
***Express shipping is guaranteed by USPS to take 1-2 days once your order leaves my shop
***If anyone other than you/your family has access to your mailbox at ANY time, (AKA Porch Pirates) please purchase the "signature on delivery" option, therefore, ensuring it is delivered to the right location/person.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
As for an item being lost in shipping, it is out of my control what happens to the package once it leaves my shop, but if something happens to it I will work with you to figure out what happened/where it is, and then the appropriate forms will need to be filed by you at your post office if we haven't had success in locating it. Please be sure to enter your CORRECT address upon ordering, so that there won't be any delivery issues. Also, if anyone else has access to your mail (AKA Porch Pirates), you might want to consider purchasing the "signature on delivery" option under shipping options, so that you know you will be the one receiving your order.
If your package does not 'show up' to your address, but the tracking shows that it was delivered; date, time, location, I cannot be held responsible for the lost item, and I won't be able to offer a refund. You need to contact your postal department with your tracking number and work with them in locating it, or in the case of a stolen package, call your local police department.
I ship to the address that is listed on the order, so please make sure that you enter the correct address before placing your order. Once the order is placed, I cannot change the ship-to address.
FASTER DELIVERY OPTIONS:
Shipping UPGRADES: (The shipping upgrades get your package to you faster when your order leaves my shop, it does not expedite the production time, however. )
At checkout, you will be able to choose from:
~ Standard shipping (USPS 3-5-7 days)
~ Priority mail (USPS 2-3 days)
~ Express mail (USPS 1-3 days)
~ **Signature on Delivery (choose this if your mail can be stolen)
**Signature Confirmation: If you want to require a signature upon delivery, it is an additional $2.75, so choose that option upon checking out for shipping. Highly recommended if anyone other than you has access to your mail, like Porch Pirates.
**International orders, I ship USPS International First Class mail. It can take up to a month for delivery to some countries. I have also added a priority shipping option.
Once the USPS tracking shows that the item has left the United States, I consider the order complete because (in most cases) there is no way to track the package to its final destination out of the country. Once an international package has left the US I am no longer responsible for its safe delivery.
***Customs/duty fees are NOT included in what I charge for shipping.
***International customers will need to check with their postal carriers to inquire about any additional surcharges / taxes entering their country, as each country is different in their regulations, and I cannot do anything about customs/duty fees. I charge what it costs me to send the item through my post office, and I have no say in what customs fee may or may not be once your package arrives to your country
Additional policies and FAQs
Avoid exposure to moisture(swimming/bathing/sweating), lotions, perfumes. Store in a small, sealed plastic bag when not in use, not in an open jewelry box among other jewelry pieces. Wear during the day, remove while sleeping, and for longest wear, avoid frequent contact with oily skin.
Pewter naturally darkens with time, and that can be expedited from being exposed to skin oils, lotions, perfumes, or environmental factors. Pewter is not intended to look bright and shiny like other metals; it is a more rustic type of metal. The patina can add to the beauty of the piece and some pieces may have a darker color in the low areas to give it more dimension.
To clean your piece, gently rub it with Dawn dish soap water to remove surface oils from prolonged contact with your skin that attracts dust and dirt, rinse, and dry with a soft cloth.
You can also try a jewelry polishing cloth.
I've heard of others also putting a coat of clear nail polish over the area that would come into contact with skin, as to avoid reaction with skin.
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging
My items come packaged ready to give as a gift at no extra charge.
This is a gift, can you include a note for me?
I have small gift enclosure cards that I am happy to fill in for you by request, so please keep your message brief. Please leave your message in the comments box on the checkout page at the time of your purchase.
Can you make a custom felt dog ornament?
Unfortunately these can't be customized, only personalized with a name. They are pre-made and for sale as shown only.
Custom and personalized orders
Custom jewelry designs are certainly considered, just ask me! I will try to work with you and your vision a special design.
Can you donate something to my charity?
I only donate to groups that I am directly involved with, which are many! I support several animal shelters and rescue groups that are near and dear to my heart. My Etsy business allows me to do so even more!
Additional Care instructions
~ My handmade pieces are not designed to be exposed to prolonged time in water/humidity, so you should not wear it in the shower, bath, hot tubs, while swimming, working out, or sleeping.
Wear during the day; remove at night.
~ avoid contact with lotions and perfumes so if you use those products make sure your skin is completely dry before wearing your piece.
~ Don't use harsh chemicals to clean your items. A cotton cloth is all you need.
~ Store your jewelry item in a small plastic bag, such as the one it arrived in, to prolong the life of the piece.
Do you sell your charms individually?
No, I'm sorry, I don't sell individual pieces/charms. I am not a charm supplier.
When will my order ship?
Production time is the time it takes me to make your order.
Shipping time is the transit time once the item leaves my studio.
***current production time is 5-7 business days M-F (not including weekends)
Standard Shipping in the US can take 2-7 days, but I offer shipping upgrades at checkout for faster shipping methods.