IrisNoireDesigns

artisan made jewelry

Warren, Rhode Island On Etsy since 2008

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IrisNoireDesigns

artisan made jewelry

Warren, Rhode Island | 277 Sales

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Note from shop owner My studio is all set up in the new shop. Please visit www.irisnoiredesigns.com for updates. That is where I will be selling my jewelry going forward. Thanks for buying handmade! Use code WELCOME! for 15% off your first order on my website. Code is valid until 3.31.20.
Thanks for all of your support!
xo, kim

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 31, 2019

My studio is all set up in the new shop. Please visit www.irisnoiredesigns.com for updates. That is where I will be selling my jewelry going forward. Thanks for buying handmade! Use code WELCOME! for 15% off your first order on my website. Code is valid until 3.31.20.
Thanks for all of your support!
xo, kim

Kim O'Brien

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About IrisNoireDesigns

Sales 277
On Etsy since 2008

handmade with love in the little state

My jewelry line emerged slowly. I graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in Jewelry and Metals from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. I had about seven years, which I refer to as 'before craft', where I worked an office job and almost never touched my beloved tools or sheets of silver. Slowly, I found time to get my studio in order, designs started to flow in my head, my hands gravitated towards my tools and a small jewelry line came to being. From there I started to play with my enamels, introducing color to my otherwise grey palette. Other design elements soon came into play, I had vintage jewelry parts cast in silver to incorporate into my designs, giving these pieces a new life and meaning. Now my visions of new jewelry designs grow in my sketchbook while I keep busy fabricating my already established collections. I know one day those designs will find their way into metal. I wake up every day excited to see what will come next, how I will add to my collections (new enamel colors or mixing metals!) and I continually find myself in awe of just how well my jewelry is received. Thanks to social media, I see pictures of my jewelry being worn by my beloved customers, sweet emails are sent my way thanking me for all of the compliments my customers get while wearing the jewelry I made. Even my packaging is praised! Being able to focus on my itty bitty business has been an experience more rewarding than I have words for. Thank you to all of my beloved supporters, without you I wouldn't be making piles of metal dust.

Shop members

  • Kim O'Brien

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    When I was a little girl I drew for hours on end which is how I ended up terribly nearsighted. When I wasn't drawing I was taking apart my old jewelry + putting different pieces together to make into new jewelry.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Dec 31, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Please contact me regarding custom orders and if I am able to fulfill your request while maintaining my personal aesthetic I will be happy to work with you.
+ I love discovering new color combinations (enameled and beaded designs) through special requests.
+ If you need a necklace on a longer chain, just ask and know there may be a fee.
+ Note that enamels are fragile, the reason I don't offer them on rings is because I know they won't hold up over time.
+ If you need a different size on a bracelet, please ask and know there may be a fee.
+ Pretty much, ask, if I can do it I will.

Sizing details

+ Please note that most necklaces in my shop are made at a standard 16". Should you need another length, please ask and know there may be a fee.

Care instructions

+ Your jewelry is sent packed in anti-tarnish paper. Please store your shiny objects in its original packaging (if you choose to take it off...) to keep it shiny longer. Putting it in a baggy wrapped in these papers will keep air out and oxidization away.
+ You can use polishing cloths on sterling silver with a shiny finish to get some luster back.
+ To add texture and sheen back to a satin finish (silver and brass) go over it with a scotchbrite pad.
+ The best way for you to care for your jewelry is to wear it!
+ That being said, it is best not to bathe with enamels on. It is glass on metal and fragile, so treat it well.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of my jewelry comes in a craft color box made of recycled materials and is able to be recycled. The paper lining the box (as well as the cottony cushion) prevents tarnish. These boxes are decorated with a sticker with my branding on it and wrapped with a twine bow. I include thank you notes with all of my orders. If you want something special typed up on my vintage style writer please leave the request in the message to seller at checkout. My packaging has often received praised and I have been told it doesn't need wrapping and is ready to give as a gift right out of the envelope.

Wholesale availability

I love working with other small businesses. Please fill out my contact form to start a wholesale account: https://www.irisnoiredesigns.com/wholesale-terms

returns/exchanges

While I do not generally accept returns and exchanges I do want you to be happy with your order. Please contact me if you aren't happy with your purchase. I will do my best to make this a positive experience for you.