Handmade + Heartfelt from California

San Diego, California | 230 Sales


Handmade + Heartfelt from California

San Diego, California 230 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on Sep 14, 2018

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Must have done something right in a previous life

My jewelry story begins in Los Angeles and a decision to simplify my family's life. We left LA, left two paychecks, left stress, left miserable kids - we found a small coastal town north of San Diego, we found time, we found dinner conversation, we found I'm really not suited to PTA and play dates. It's hard to go from light speed to walking without some regrets, then I found the Crafts Center at University of California, San Diego. Craftsman Nirvana. From the moment I lit a torch the first time, I was all in.

Want to see my inspirations? Follow me on Instagram,

Shop members

  • karen

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    After years spent in university classrooms and behind a desk, I have found something that really feels right for me - working with my hands. I am not an artist or an artisan, I am an American Craftsperson.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 27, 2014
Thank you for visiting my Etsy store. My store hours are typically 9am to 7pm PST, Monday thru Saturday, closed Holidays. Convos / inquiries received will be answered within 24 hours, if not sooner. Most items in my shop are ready to ship, and will go out the next business day. Made to Order and Custom items will have slightly longer ship dates, please refer to the listing for more exact information.

I work hard to make all my pieces to the best of my ability. I do not take shortcuts, every piece is finished properly and described honestly. Please feel free to ask questions, I will do my best to answer promptly with full disclosure.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I will accept non-custom item returns and refund the purchase price, no questions asked - IF - the item is returned back to me within 7 days of receipt AND it comes back in the EXACT condition it was sent. Items with obvious signs of wear are not eligible for return or refund.

You must contact me before shipping item back. Items are expected to be packed as carefully coming back and they were going out e.g, boxed, bubble wrapped and then put into a second box.

I know this sounds unfriendly, but I insure goods leaving my studio for my protection, you should do the same. I cannot refund if I never receive the returned package.

Refunds are not issued for shipping.

If I make a mistake, sending the wrong item or misrepresent the item, I will refund your entire purchase, including shipping.

Regardless of reason for return, no refunds will be issued until I have the item back in my hands.
I accept payment via Paypal, or through Etsy's Direct Checkout (credit cards).
I want your purchase to arrive safely and in the same condition it left my studio - depending on the piece: I will box, tape, bubble wrap, and put in second box. I will ship your package within stated time frame in the item listing and on your receipt. If there is a delay for any reason other, I will let you know via Etsy and/or email.

Most items ship USPS Priority flat rate mail. Domestically, at my discretion, some items may ship FedEx and require a signature, I'll will let you know if this is the case.

I will do my part to ensure your package arrives to you - please confirm that your address is correct to avoid delays and possible lost packages. If your Paypal and Etsy address do not match, I will contact you to fix your address, and will NOT ship until the addresses match. Please check your address is current with Etsy AND Paypal, I am not responsible for tracked packages shipped to an old address.

I add Delivery Confirmation to all outgoing packages, this lets me know your package has arrived to your address. If you are uncertain about packages being delivered to your address, you have the option of requesting a Signature Required service, at your cost.

For international packages, please be aware some countries charge a customs fee, that fee is the sole responsibility of the buyer.

I reserved the sole right to cancel a sale for any reason.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are non-refundable and payment is collected before work begins, but after plans are approved by buyer.

California residents - I do collect sales tax.

I am happy to reserve an item for you, however payment is expected within three days. Unless I hear otherwise, after three days I will assume you are no longer interested in the unpaid item(s) and I will cancel the sale.

Custom items: I am happy to make Custom items. Payment for materials is required before work can begin AND material costs are non-refundable.

***International customers please note***

I am not responsible for custom charges that you may incur, it is YOUR responsibility to know and pay your country's customs fees, if applicable. Additionally, should you opt to return an item for any reason other than defect or damage during transit - shipping costs WILL NOT be refunded.

For an estimate on possible Import Taxes, online calculators maybe useful.

I reserved the sole right to cancel a sale.

Errors or omissions in descriptive, typographic, pricing and/or photographic representation are subject to correction.


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