KatLovesSteve

Australian Flora and Fauna Inspired Earrings

Hamilton, Australia On Etsy since 2017

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KatLovesSteve

Australian Flora and Fauna Inspired Earrings

Hamilton, Australia | 1,943 Sales

Announcement    Flat rate $8.95 postage on all Australian orders. Please follow us on Instagram or Facebook for updates and restock dates @Kat.Loves.Steve

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 23, 2020

Flat rate $8.95 postage on all Australian orders. Please follow us on Instagram or Facebook for updates and restock dates @Kat.Loves.Steve

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Kat Smith

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About KatLovesSteve

Sales 1,943
On Etsy since 2017

Hi There!

Hi there, thank you for visiting my store, and thank you for coming down to this section to learn a bit more about me. I am Kat, I am a wife to Steve, and mum of two great boys! I have 5 pet cows, a hand-raised sheep that thinks he is a human, 3 dogs, half a dozen hens, and 2 birds, and to top it off we have a rabbit too.

I was raised in the country and had a few animals - sheep, a milk cow, chickens; being a country soul really became part of who I am today. When my husband and I had our first son we were living in a small regional township, but we wanted to have land and bring our kids up in the country with lots of fresh air. We dreamed of having space and animals around us, so we put our small home on the market and it sold in 3 days, then we were suddenly the proud owners of over 200 acres of bush and rough pasture in the middle of nowhere with a tiny tin shack. That was back in 2007, we still live in that tiny tin shack but absolutely love it at least 90% of the time.

The area that we live in is the Central Highlands of Tasmania. It's a collection of many little districts - in the last census there were just over 2000 residents in 44 small communities and a nearly 8000km square distance which is a pretty big chunk of Tassie. There are only about 10 other human residents in the little district that we are a part of, but thousands of wildlife which feeds my love for animals at a rapid rate (and gives plenty of inspiration for earring and brooch design)!


I didn’t always make jewellery - Steve and I were professional wedding photographers for 6 years and truly enjoyed doing that together. One day on the way home a consult, I was involved in a really bad car accident. This left me with some damage to my spine causing chronic pain, weakness in my arm, and migraine headaches. We were advised by my doctors that professional photography was taking too much of a toll on my physical and emotional health, and I should consider a career change. We had to make the very hard decision to close our business and take time to recover.

I started Kat Loves Steve in 2018 as a way to find a creative outlet for myself!

It has grown so much and I can only thank you, my awesome supportive clients, for purchasing these designs and flaunting them fashionably on your lobes and lapels. Your love and joy helps me to keep making!

Shop members

  • Kat Smith

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Wife, Mum, Love of Steve's life! Avid adorer of all types of critters & flowers! Maker of fun, feminine, colourful, lightweight floral jewellery made with Polymer Clay & LOVE!

  • Steve Smith

    Awesome Assistant

    Husband, Father, Love of Kat's life! Business assistant, dispatch manager, trouble shooter, technical assistant, photographer, and emotional support!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Nov 26, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

No, sorry. At this stage I am no longer doing custom or personalised orders.

Sizing details

Approximate sizing of all items is in the listing, these may vary by a millimeter or so due to the handmade nature of the items. Due to hygiene reasons, earrings are not displayed on a human model.

Returns

Due to hygienic reasons, I do not accept returns. However if you have an issue with an item, please contact me! I will certainly do my best to fix any problems so you have a great experience shopping with me.

Postage and Delivery

All delivery pricing is a flat rate. So you only pay for the first item, regardless of how many you order. We hope this helps make shopping a pleasure for you!

All parcels are sent through Australia Post, and a tracking number will be provided so that you can follow your items journey to your door.

Please note that times listed are calculated by Etsy and do not necessarily reflect Australia Posts time frame for delivering your items. If you must have it by a certain date we recommend upgrading to Express Shipping.

Cleaning your Jewellery

If you earrings get a bit dirty, you can clean them by gently wiping them with a baby wipe or microfiber cloth (like you clean your glasses with). If you have earrings that have tassels on them, you can dampen your fingers and gently smooth down any kinks in the fibers.

Care instructions

Rubbing up against other jewellery may cause scratches and chips, or worse yet, even breakages! Please take care of your Loves by storing them separately when you aren’t wearing them, or by putting them on a jewellery board. Polymer clay is beautiful, but can be delicate. Please be careful not to drop, crush, or bend your items, they may crack or break.

Please don’t leave your jewellery on when you swim, or shower. Water will make its way in to the glue that holds your earrings together and can weaken the bond causing them to fall apart. Also it is best to remove your earrings before applying deodorants, perfumes, sunscreen, or other sprays, or before going to sleep, and please don’t leave them in a hot car.