Kula Artwork

Calumet, Michigan

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Valerie Baciak

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Valerie Baciak


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Last updated on February 21, 2011
Thank you so much for your interest in Kula Artwork. I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful community. I know that there are many talented artisans to choose from on Etsy and genuinely appreciate this opportunity to have your attention. If you feel that I have not answered your question in my policy section, please convo me and I will be happy to have a chat with you ;)

Many of the beads and gemstones I use come from direct purchase during my travels, are hand made by friends and Etsy members alike, or are given to me as gifts. I make sure to purchase fair trade when possible and prefer to use all natural beads over plastic.

I love Balinese and African Trade beads.
I like collecting shells and rocks on beaches.
I enjoy creating jewelry that feels good when you put it on.
I am interested in researching the metaphysical qualities of gemstones and crystals.
I dig naming each necklace with feminine attributes.

The name Kula originates from the old trading routes of the Trobriand Islands in the South Pacific, known as the Kula Ring. The islanders would travel from island to island exchanging various goods, the most prized being armbands made from shells and necklaces. This exchange was not considered a barter, but more of a gift to show one's greatness. It was thought of as a ceremony in which to created life long partnerships between two people which was past on from island to island. No gift was permanently held on to.

In this traditional, I hope that my jewelry will be received as prize gifts in which to be past on from generation to generation or as gifts from one friend or partner to another.

Please Convo me if you are curious about a specific piece or stone. I am happy to share with you the origins of any particular bead. I am also happy to discuss any metaphysical qualities that may be associated with a stone.

Thanks again for your interest. Cheers! and Safe Travels!

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
All Jewelry has a 14 day (from shipping) refund policy. If you are not completely satisfied, convo me and I will refund you, minus shipping, happily. All refunded items must be returned in original condition.
PayPal is my preference.
For questions about making payment please check out the following links:

I typically ship on Saturdays only and always after I receive your payment. If you require something sooner, just send me a convo and I am happy to accommodate your request

Seller will always ship to address on Etsy order if there is a discrepancy between the address on the Etsy order and in PayPal, unless otherwise notified by buyer prior to shipment.

All Orders under $40 are shipped via USPS First Class mail. This helps to cut down on shipping cost. Also includes Delivery Confirmation.

Any order over $40 will be shipped via USPS Priority at a Flat Rate of $5.00


Once your item(s) have been shipped, I am not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged packages. I strongly recommend that you purchase insurance for your purchases. The following insurance prices are for U.S. shipping only.

$0.01 - $50 = $1.75
$50.01 - $100 = $2.25
$100.01 - $200 = $2.75
$200.01 - $300 = $4.70
$300.01 - $400 = $5.70
$400.01 - $500 = $6.70
$500.01 - $600 = $7.70
$600.01 - $5000 = $7.70 plus $1.00 per $100 over $600.


All International Orders will be shipped via USPS International Priority. Please see individual items for details on shipping price.

Please be aware that you are responsible for all Customs restrictions, rates, duties and other charges your order may accrue. Please contact your country's customs office for details before ordering.
Additional policies and FAQs
Kula Artwork is always interested in creating the custom design of your dreams and I am always looking for opportunities to expand wholesale business. Please convo me for more infomation.