Artisan Made Fine Silver Nature Jewelry

Hudson Falls, New York

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Last updated on Jan 8, 2021

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About KathartesJewelry

Sales 145
On Etsy since 2009

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.

Shop members

  • Kim

    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


    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


    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.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Thank you for visiting, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I communicate using Etsy's conversation [convo] system and can be reached from my shop home page via the Contact link or from any listing via the Message Seller button.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
A sale is only meaningful to me when you're satisfied with your purchase, and I'm happy to work with you to resolve any issue. If your package does not arrive when expected, please let me know so I can look into it. If you are unhappy with your item upon receipt, please contact me within 14 days, so we can discuss possible solutions. Options may include a replacement or refund upon return of the item at buyer's expense, sent back to me within 21 days of receipt of your package.
I accept Etsy Payments. If you're new to Etsy, you can find detailed information to help you through the ordering process at: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
Method: Unless otherwise noted in my listing, all orders ship First Class via United States Postal Service within 1 business day after purchase. If you have special mailing requests, please contact me before ordering and I'll do my best to accommodate. Shipping confirmation is sent to your Etsy-registered email address, including tracking number when available. This information can also be found with your transaction record on your Purchases page at: https://www.etsy.com/your/purchases

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!

More information

Last updated on May 10, 2022
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.