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mamapadma on Jul 18, 20195 out of 5 stars
Beautiful item!! It is for my daughter - she has a vulture totem, and i never thought I would find a necklace that is so special with a vulture on it! I am so excited to give it to her!!! Thank you.
kwkmjk on Dec 9, 20185 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, unique silver ornament with amazing detail. Arrived quickly and is just as described by the artist. Packaged perfectly for gifting. Cannot wait to give this to my friend for Christmas. She will absolutely LOVE it !
kwkmjk on Jan 22, 20145 out of 5 stars
So beautiful, so unique..such a lovely item for any booklover, especially if they read on a warm, sunny BEACH !..or just dream about doing so. Great craftwomanship, great service ! I just love it. Thank you so very much.
Jacquelyn on Oct 26, 20135 out of 5 stars
Packaged with care and a personal touch! This is one of the best sellers on etsy : ) I love her jewelry and attention to detail. Thank you so much!!
Jacquelyn on Oct 16, 20135 out of 5 stars
The most gorgeous Cicada necklace ever! It's quality made and already one of my favorite necklaces. This seller is very professional and sweet. I would recommend her shop to everyone! Buy with confidence, you will get a lovely handmade piece of art : ) Thank you!!
Reviewed by Inactive on Oct 2, 20135 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love what this necklace represents and thought it would fit well with where I am in life. It was shipped and delivered very quickly, and came beautifully and securely packaged in a small box tied with string. It is very obvious that Kim makes and ships her products with great care...I am beyond happy with this purchase and will definitely be back for more! =)
Anonymous on Oct 20, 20125 out of 5 stars
This was purchased on behalf of a friend as a gift for his wife. His comment about this purchase ... When I look at it, I see the love Kim put into it when she created it. I know my wife will love it. nI couldn't express it any better. nLovely work, great service, perfect transaction. Thank you so much !
Anonymous on Sep 26, 20125 out of 5 stars
I just love it, the best claw pendant I have seen here!
Anonymous on Sep 24, 20125 out of 5 stars
I bought a necklace with cicada pendant from Kim K; the whole process of discussing design and being involved in the creation of the pendant was utterly pleasurable. I not only got the feeling that my business but even my frequent questions and ideas were welcome. nWhen I received the pendant, I realized that it was a little smaller than I had imagined (this is often the case with small objects purchased online), but that didn't matter: On the contrary, it is just the right size for my wife to wear, as I hope you can see on one of the not very good pictures I took. nThe pendant itself fulfills all my expectations, it is a comfortable piece to wear and to see. n
Creating jewelry for fellow lovers of nature and the unusual
Jewelry has fascinated me ever since I was a little girl rifling through my Nana's many boxes of treasures, waiting with excitement as she unwrapped her special pieces not meant for tiny hands. After a basic metalsmithing class 35 years ago, I began making my own beaded jewelry, eventually selling locally and then online.
I create all of my jewelry at home, by hand, according to what speaks to me or has personal meaning - themes of interest, favorite colors, or textures I find beautiful. I'm inspired by the beauty of nature, my love for animals, a connection to my materials and process, and a desire to provide quality work and service. I use a variety of techniques and materials, and have been working with silver Precious Metal Clay* for the last 9 years, often making my own molds of antique finds or natural elements collected on hikes with my husband. You may not find an abundance of items or trends here, but my hope is that you will find something which speaks to you as well.
* You can learn more about Precious Metal Clay at the bottom of this page.
Owner, Maker, Designer
I live in a tiny village along the Hudson River in the amazing Adirondack Park region of Upstate NY. I make jewelry with the support of my wonderful family and a dedicated support staff - our dog, 2 cats, 3 rats, and snake.
Lucy carries supplies from the mailbox upstairs to my work room and patiently awaits acceptance of her application to transport finished pieces to the kiln. Her abilities may not meet the requirements, but her dedication and enthusiasm are unmatched.
Eris is responsible for the material which helps make my Fine Silver Snakeskin jewelry. He works very hard to provide quality sheds on a regular basis, and takes great pride in their appearance.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
Materials: Items are sent in a 100% recycled Kraft jewelry gift box inside a 4x4x2" recycled cardboard shipping box, and I do my best to use only environmentally-friendly packaging materials. A printed copy of your receipt can be sent upon request.
Non-US Orders: Packages usually arrive in approximately 2 weeks, but can take up to 8 weeks. Customs fees may apply and are the responsibility of the recipient. As required by law, full item value will be declared on the customs form and I cannot mark the contents of your package as a "gift".
I look forward to knowing that your package has arrived safely and when expected, so don't hesitate to contact me, especially if there are any problems!
Frequently asked questions
What is Precious Metal Clay?
The Precious Metal Clay [PMC] I use is made from pure silver particles recovered from scrap jewelry, electronics, x-rays, photographic film, and industrial waste. These particles are mixed with a binder of water and plant-based organic materials to form a malleable clay which becomes .999 fine silver when kiln-fired. I fire each piece in my home kiln for 2 hours at the optimum temperature for maximum strength.