dbloom3 on Jan 10, 2017
Just as pictured and arrived quickly!
Caleb Starnes on Dec 18, 2016
The cords are great, I really like the Ivory one😍
Jennifer Vicinanza on Dec 15, 2016
Great communication! Fast Shipping! Great product!
Handmade and One-of-a-Kind Fused Glass Jewelry
Thank you for visiting my shop. I'm happy to be able to share my handmade jewelry on Etsy. I have been also working on creating fused glass art panels as well as home decor items and hope to share those with you as well.
🔥 HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY 🔥
My jewelry starts with thin sheets of glass that I hand-cut and layer to form a unique design. It's important to select glass that expands and shrinks at the same rate, and have colors and transparencies that blend well together. Dichroic coatings may also be added, which offer a uniquely beautiful shimmer and sparkle to the glass, particularly in the sun where the colors may change depending on the viewing angle. Each piece is then fired in my kiln for several hours before it’s fashioned into jewelry.
Working with glass reminds me to be patient and to take my time (otherwise you just end up with broken glass and even a few bloody fingers). It's a much welcome break for me at the end of a long day or week. I am often so consumed by my glasswork that I lose all track of time.
🔥 KILN-FIRED GLASS 🔥
Fusing glass is the art of taking multiple pieces of glass and slowly melting them together until they form one solid piece. This requires a lengthy process of heating and cooling the glass in a kiln at a very slow rate and at very hot temperatures, sometimes multiple times. Some fused glass jewelry can be made in a regular microwave oven, which simulates the same look as kiln-fired glass, but is a much shorter process, reducing hours and hours of kiln time down to just minutes. But I prefer the slower tried-and-true method. The slow rate is what gives the glass it’s strength and durability.
🔥 ORANGE GLOW 🔥
About halfway through the firing and after reaching upwards of 1400 degrees fahrenheit, the heating elements in the kiln switch off to start the initial cooling cycle. At this time and for only just a few short moments, the inside of the kiln glows a wonderfully vibrant orange, and each piece of glass glows a beautiful soft white.
📭 Keep in touch:
Twitter: @KilnKarma or http://twitter.com/KilnKarma
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Thanks for stopping by,
Owner, Glass Enthusiast, Dog Lover
I'm a self-taught fused glass hobbyist and I've enjoyed working with glass for more than a decade. I'm happy to be able to share my jewelry creations with you.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Can I upgrade the cord that ships with a pendant?
YES! I am working on updating my listings to make it easier for you to select an upgraded satin cord of your choice from any one of the available cords in my shop at:
◆ Until the updates are complete, feel free to contact me about your cord preferences before you order and I'll be happy to accommodate you and let you know the price difference.
How do I pick a cord length that's right for me?
Here's a great picture to visualize necklace length for women & men: pinterest.com/pin/31243791137164638/
◆ To measure, take an existing necklace (or a string or a flexible cord) , drape it around your neck, tug on the bottom to simulate the weight of a hanging pendant. Mark the length that you like & lay it flat next to a tape measure.
◆ I find 18-19" cords are the ones I grab the most - it's pretty versatile, goes well with most scoop or v-neck tops & usually fall just above the neckline.
◆ Longer cords of 22"-24" offer a nice proportion with larger pendants & are great if you prefer the cord to hang lower on your neckline. This size also may work well for men.
◆ Prefer a choker? Try a length around 14-15".
💰Are you currently offering any SALES or promotions?
◆ View my current sales and clearance items where I'll be adding new items regularly for the holidays (no coupon needed):
◆ Also I am offering these promotions when you order a custom hand woven cord:
1. Buy 2 / Save $2 - Receive $2 OFF when you buy 2 hand woven cords.
2. Buy a KilnKarma pendant and get $3 OFF 1 hand woven satin cord
For these, the cost will be reimbursed via PayPal after the purchase.
Is the glass fragile?
The glass in every KilnKarma pendant is fully annealed which makes it quite strong and durable, and it's very unlikely to break or chip with normal use. However, scratches can occur on the glass or attachments if it rubs on rough materials including but not limited to metal, stone, or concrete, so please take care to store the jewelry properly.
◆ Take care to store glass jewelry away from objects such as stone or metal that could permanently scratch the surface.
◆ If needed, wipe the glass with a damp cloth or microfiber cloth to clean it.
◆ The silver and silver plating components of the jewelry & cords may tarnish over time. I found a great tip on an easy way to clean the tarnish:
◆ If you choose to use commercial silver cleaner, be sure to choose something mild enough for silver plating so the coating does not wear away.
◆ The gold plating components of the jewelry & cords may also tarnish. Here's a great tip for that:
I don't have a PAYPAL account, can I still purchase from KilnKarma?
YES! You can still use your debit or credit card to checkout through PayPal - see the following link for assistance: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/361
When will I receive my KilnKarma order?
I make every effort to ship orders within 1-2 business days after receiving payment. Made-to-order products could take an additional 1-3 business days before I ship them. Orders ship from New Jersey.
◆ USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL usually arrives within 2-5 days after shipment to most U.S. addresses, and could take 3-8 weeks internationally. This could be slightly longer during peek/holiday seasons.
◆ USPS PRIORITY MAIL is available as an upgrade to U.S. customers during checkout, and is expected to arrive within 1-3 business days after shipment.
🎄For the best chance of delivery by Dec 24th, please order by:
Dec 17 with standard shipping to U.S. locations
Dec 18 with Priority Mail to U.S. locations
Nov 26 for locations outside the U.S.
Will I receive a tracking number?
YES! I will send you a USPS tracking number for your convenience as soon as it's available. I have seen a small delay (of up to 24 hours) before the tracking information is updated online.
◆ If you are located outside of the U.S., please note that tracking and delivery information may not be available once the package leaves the U.S.
Do you ship internationally?
YES! I do ship my jewelry to many regions around the world. If you don't see your country listed, please contact me.
◆ Please remember that your shipping address should be in English and that your address includes a first and last name or the package may be rejected by customs inspectors.
◆ Note also that I cannot mark your item as 'gift' on customs forms.
◆ To comply with EU buyer protection laws, customers in the EU can contact me for my business address.
Gift wrapping and packaging
Personalized GIFT WRAP option is currently UNAVAILABLE, but I expect to have it listed again in early winter. I'm sorry for any inconvenience.
◆ All packages ship in a flat bubble envelope for added protection during shipment.
Please note also:
◆ I cannot mark your item as 'gift' on international customs forms.
◆ To protect both buyer and seller from fraud, PayPal requires me to ship to an address listed on your PayPal account. So please verify your PayPal address before placing your order.