kimsbling

Handmade Jewelry and Accessories

Illinois, United States · 306 Sales

kimsbling

Handmade Jewelry and Accessories

Illinois, United States 306 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(86)

Announcement   Welcome to Kim's Bling (also known as Jewelry & Java).

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Last updated on Apr 7, 2016

Welcome to Kim's Bling (also known as Jewelry & Java).

Kim Veitch

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Kim Veitch

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(86)
Jennifer Zuniga

Jennifer Zuniga on May 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much Kim for your parcel i received today! I love it all from the wonder filled colors that are my inner child aura and pkging details and the lovely earrings that may be part of my preggy reveal date night outfit upcoming w my hubby. :) exciting! I plan to wear these w my new Mrs. top!:) Warmest Thank-you for everything, Jennifer P.s. A second addition review! The wire used is so awesome! I love its lightweight and how it slips comfy in and out of ear. Thank you!! A really nice treat to wear! My new fav !

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Updates

Flower Power and Peace
Sweater clips have been very popular. They work great.
Pretty green daisies on copper ear wires.
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About

Many Branches On This Tree

"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree." ~ Albert Einstein

I've lived in the Chicago area my whole life, went to Northern Illinois University earning a Bachelor in Computer Science with a minor in Graphic Arts.

After many years as a computer programmer, I left the corporate world to take care of my son while working part-time. While enjoying my programming years (being a computer geek has come in handy in SO many ways), I was always pulled back to art in some form... taking night art classes, pencil sketching, photography, faux painting. I started making jewelry as another creative outlet and it has since taken off into a small business. I sell jewelry at local art and craft fairs (as Jewelry & Java) and have my Etsy shop. I also work during the week as an administrative assistant at a local church.

I love working with metal and color and my analytical background has paid off in creating balance. My style is all over the place: sweet, punk, playful, rustic, boho... generally whatever I'm in the mood for at the time.

What I didn't expect selling online is the enjoyment of working with & getting to know customers from around the world.

My dream is to make my Etsy shop into a serious online business… really wish I didn’t need to sleep!

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Find kimsbling at the following upcoming markets!

  • A Walk in the Park - Summer Art Fair

    North School Park,

    Arlington Heights, IL

    Aug 28

    A juried fine art show that has earned an established reputation in the suburban art scene. Local community artists and artists from the Midwest present their original works of art in a variety of mediums including: painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry and ceramics. Enjoy a stroll in the park, a classical guitarist, ice cream, and catering service. Event is open to the public and free of charge.

  • Festival of Arts & Crafts

    Lake County Fairgrounds, Midlothian

    Grayslake, IL

    Oct 1–2

    Over the years, the promoter has built a positive reputation and maintains 100% fill rate of available booth space. All shows feature 120 to 240 booths. Some of the most talented crafters in the industry are showcased and the promoter lives up to her "hand-crafted only" policy.

  • Festival of Arts & Crafts

    Harper College, 1200 W Algonquin Rd

    Palatine, IL

    Nov 12–13

    Over the years, the promoter has built a positive reputation and maintains 100% fill rate of available booth space. All shows feature 120 to 240 booths. Some of the most talented crafters in the industry are showcased and the promoter lives up to her "hand-crafted only" policy.

  • Festival of Arts & Crafts

    Lake County Fairgrounds, Midlothian

    Grayslake, IL

    Nov 25–27

    Featuring some of the most talented crafters in the industry! All with quality, uniqueness and originality. Come out and do your holiday shopping!

  • Festival of Arts & Crafts

    Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 East Main Street

    Saint Charles, IL

    Dec 10–11

    Featuring some of the most talented crafters in the industry! All with quality, uniqueness and originality. Come out and do your holiday shopping!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Apr 6, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

If you would like a custom piece, convo me and I will do my best to accommodate your request.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Your purchases include a gift bag or box and will be shipped in a bubble envelope. If you would like a gift card and/or wrapped gift box, please include your request in the "Notes to Seller".

Sizing details

I can modify chain lengths, clasps and earring types (ear wire, posts, clip-ons, leverbacks) whenever possible. Convo me prior to purchase so that I can make the desired change.

Care instructions

Jewelry Care & Storage:

Beads, Crystals, Pearls, Gemstones & Gold – Clean with warm water and mild soap. Wipe with a soft cloth. Do not immerse pearls in water.

Sterling Silver & Mixed Metal – Clean with soft polishing cloth to remove light tarnish. To remove heavy tarnish, use jewelry cleaner or leave it to naturally tarnish to a vintage or rustic look.

Prevent silver jewelry from tarnishing by placing anti-tarnish strips in your jewelry box or store in plastic zip-lock bags.

Keep sterling silver away from tarnishing elements such as paper, cloth, rubber bands, and copper.