Unique, affordable jewelry and gifts made with love.

Ajax, Canada 4432 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Unique, affordable jewelry and gifts made with love.

Ajax, Canada | 4432 Sales

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Kathryn Toner Sanchez

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Kathryn Toner Sanchez


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About KathrynTonerDesigns

Sales 4,432
On Etsy since 2016

Following my heart!

I started designing jewelry back in 2007 as a part time income while going to school for teaching. Upon graduating, full time teaching jobs were very scarce so I began to dedicate more time and energy into my little business. It quickly became something I loved and was very passionate about and ultimately became my full time gig.

My greatest mentor is my own mom, who also designs jewelry. She has taught me a lot. I guess you can say I came from a family of artists, with both parents very creative and hobbies which included woodworking and carving, leather work, knife making, stained glass and jewelry, just to name a few. I like to think a little of their creativity has been passed on to me :)

The first few years I was doing many shows. Art shows, craft shows, festivals and fundraisers. I then met my husband and he joined me and we worked together in the business until the birth of our second child. Having 2 young kids at home slowed us down a little and he needed to get a full time job, as we now had a family to support and as many artists know, this can be a very unpredictable source of income. Now that the kids are a little older, I am able to devote more time and energy into the business again except our direction has shifted a little. We have gone from doing 40+ shows a year, with lots trave,l to focusing more on online sales and a handful of select shows. My husband told me to "get with the times" and I only opened a Facebook and Instagram page last year and my Etsy shop near the end of 2016. So far I am loving it,as I get to be home for the kids and work around their schedule. (lots of late nights after they go to bed!)

My husband is still very much involved. He will help at shows, creating new products and makes a lot of the jewelry as well. He does most of the wire wrapping and leather work. Our Friday nights usually consist of going down to our studio and "playing around", trying new designs and concepts. The dream is to one day move out of the city and have our own little studio/storefront.

Thank you for stopping by my shop and taking an interest :)

Shop members

  • Kathryn Sanchez

    Owner, Creator

    I love to create and learn new things. Designing jewelry for the past 9 years, I have dabbled in different techniques and styles. Most of what I know has been self taught, with lots of trial and error! I can't imagine doing anything else!

  • Miguel Sanchez

    Assistant, Creator

    Miguel is a huge part of the business and couldn't do it without him! He helps with so many aspects. Most of the wire wrapping and leather work is his.

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Last updated on Apr 19, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

We offer gift wrapping for a nominal fee of $1 and if you would like us to include a card just let us know what you'd like it to say!

How long will my order take to get here?

Our current processing time is 7-10 business days. If you need something by a certain date please message to discuss.

Shipping estimates are as follows:

CANADA- shipped via Canada Post usually 2-7 business days but can take up to 14 business days. Please keep in mind holidays can delay mail slightly.

Purolator 1-3 business days.

USA- we ship via USPS. First class mail is usally 2-4 business days. Upgrade to priorty is available just send us a message for that option.

ALL OTHER INTERNATIONAL countries 7-21 business days. These are estimated. Some have arrived sooner and some longer.

AUSTRALIA please note we have noticed that shipments here are unpredictable. Some arrive in as little as 2 weeks and others up to 2 months!

Can I rush my order?

Yes, we have a rush fee option where we will work overtime to get your order out as soon as possible. Depending on the time ordered and what it is as early as same day or the very next business day. Please message us for this option.

Can I pick up my order instead of having it shipped?

Yes. To pick up in Ajax simply use code LOCALPU to waive the shipping fee and we will message you once it's ready to arrange pick up.

What if I enter a wrong address?

PLEASE make sure to double check the address you input for each order. If a wrong address is given and the product has already been shipped, we are not responsible if it is delivered to the wrong address. If any order is sent back to us due to an error in address or refusal of package a $5 fee will be applied to the customer, as this is what we are charged to retrieve the package. The customer will also be required to pay to reship the item again to the correct address.

Returns and exchanges

If you require a return or an exchange please contact us within 7 days of delivery to discuss. You must ship back to the address we provide you after approving the return. DO NOT ship back to the address on your package, as this is a company we use to ship and takes a very long time to make it back in our hands and a fee is also charged to retrieve it. Doing so will delay your refund significantly and you will also be charged a $5 fee.