kycrilly

Sustainable Fine Jewelry

Toronto, Canada

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Hi. I'm Ky. Welcome to my shop!
I am a Toronto metalsmith making bespoke sustainable fine jewelry. Each piece is completely handcrafted by me in my workshop with low impact processing and a small footprint.

I use solid 925 sterling silver and recycled 10k gold that is reclaimed from electronic waste and sourced from within Canada.
How cool is it that precious metals can be recovered from old cell phones, coffee makers, computers and other electronic equipment to be repurposed into fine jewelry?
That means your KY pieces are 100% sustainable, ethical and infinitely recyclable.

Design and creativity is my passion, and I am excited about offering high quality products that work with your lifestyle and your mindfulness towards the environment.

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Announcement

Last updated on Sep 2, 2022

****40% OFF BACK TO SCHOOL SALE****
Now through September 15th, 2022 - all regularly priced items are 40% off and FREE SHIPPING!!


***********************************************
Hi. I'm Ky. Welcome to my shop!
I am a Toronto metalsmith making bespoke sustainable fine jewelry. Each piece is completely handcrafted by me in my workshop with low impact processing and a small footprint.

I use solid 925 sterling silver and recycled 10k gold that is reclaimed from electronic waste and sourced from within Canada.
How cool is it that precious metals can be recovered from old cell phones, coffee makers, computers and other electronic equipment to be repurposed into fine jewelry?
That means your KY pieces are 100% sustainable, ethical and infinitely recyclable.

Design and creativity is my passion, and I am excited about offering high quality products that work with your lifestyle and your mindfulness towards the environment.

***********************************************


Tags:
Hammered earrings, dainty necklaces, stud earrings, geometric necklaces, silver earrings, charm necklaces, hoop earrings, staple earrings, locket necklace, sterling silver earrings, bar earrings, silver hoop earrings, spiral earrings, large hoop earrings, minimalist earrings, bar necklace, fidget jewelry, spinner necklace, minimalist jewelry, minimal jewelry, modern jewelry, silver jewelry, e-waste, recycled silver jewelry, sustainable jewelry, dainty necklace, dainty jewelry, contemporary necklace, contemporary earrings, stick earrings, line necklace, initial jewelry, artisan handmade, sustainable jewelry

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About kycrilly

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On Etsy since 2009

Here's what "Mindfully Designed, Sustainably Handcrafted" means to me

Hi. I'm Ky.
In case you're wondering what "Ky" stands for - it's short for "Kyra" (kai-rah).
But I lived most of my childhood and adult life with people pronouncing my name wrong (keer-rah).
I don't know why my mother didn't go with the norms and decide to pronounce it like most Keer-rahs, but she also picked my name from a Harlequin romance novel. So there you go.
One day I had the brilliant idea to start signing my name with a more simplified version (Ky) and just like that - people started pronouncing my name the way my mother had intended.

I then started looking at other ways to simplify my life in a more mindful manner. Soon my wardrobe, my beauty routine, my daily activities - even my designing - all became a quest for paring down. But removing the mental and physical clutter in my life didn't mean things had to be boring. On the contrary - I discovered a new richness and pureness that comes from a minimalist approach to pretty much everything.
I now savor each piece of clothing in my wardrobe. I find joy in using a fresh handmade bar of organic soap made with three ingredients. I love the feel of the matte shino glaze on my go-to teamug.

Hence my shop, "Ky" was born!
I have been designing and handcrafting jewelry and ceramics since 2009 - and as the awareness of how our actions impact the planet and those around us has grown - so have I. There is this movement of awakening and consciousness around everything we do and how it affects our lives and others - I can only describe it as a sort of "mindfulness". And its precisely how I want to live my personal life and run my business.

Low Impact Metal Smithing:
Traditionally, metal smithing involves many processes that use harmful chemicals and has a negative impact on the environment. We used to think that to have pretty shiny things, it was just the price we had to pay.
I think we can do better than that.
Buying local, buying less (yes I am saying this even though I am running a business!) means that maybe over time there won't be such a need for mass manufacturing.
And less chemicals! This is the heart of my personal mantra.
My small workshop uses no harmful chemicals in the handcrafting of my jewelry - and I stay away from finishing processes that use wasteful materials. That's why every piece I make is finished by hand sanding techniques and dry polishing - using no chemical polishing agents to achieve an organic silvery texture. I use citric acid, baking soda and white vinegar instead of chemical pickles and fluxing agents during the metal smithing process of each piece.
Why use real silver and gold?
A well crafted piece of solid silver and gold jewelry will literally last a lifetime. It's not plated, coated or dipped - I love the simplicity of working with these raw materials.
Our raw material comes from electronic waste that has been recycled and refined into solid gold and silver. How cool is it that precious metals can be recovered from old cell phones, coffee makers, computers and other electronic equipment to be repurposed into fine jewelry?
That means your Ky pieces are 100% sustainable, ethical and infinitely recyclable.

So with all this - I think it's very possible to own high quality affordable everyday pieces that work with your carefully curated wardrobe and your minimal lifestyle.
Pieces that are timeless but still make a statement - designs that keep sustainability in mind and a handcrafted process that has a low impact on our precious planet.

But just pick a few. It's all you need, really.

With love,
Ky

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
Welcome to the my shop! Below you'll find info on payments, shipping and care of your new treasures! I make every piece by hand, in my Toronto studio with care - and I also want your purchasing experience to be a great one too!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
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: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Not quite to your liking? Wasn't what you expected?
Return it and we'll refund your money, no hard feelings, no questions asked!

If your treasures arrive damaged from it's journey or if something breaks within the first year, please convo me and we'll replace your item, GUARANTEED.

We want you to have a great experience, so please email me and I know we can work something out.
Payment
Payments are processed through credit/debit cards via the Etsy site.
As you go through the Checkout process, feel free to leave me a note if you have a special request or comment - or if you would like a special hand written note to your giftee!
Shipping
All items are shipped out the next business day. (Business days don't include weekends or holidays :-)

DELIVERY METHOD:
Please note that we use First Class Mail - it's the cheapest and the most reliable, even though there are no tracking numbers! But don't worry - we've never lost a package yet!
We offer an optional FedEx service which costs $20 to the customer. Contact me if interested!

ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIMES: To Canada - approx 1-2 weeks, to the USA - 2-3 weeks, international 3-4 weeks. Add on a couple of extra days during the busy Christmas rush. We guarantee your order will be shipped out the same day or next business day - but of course we can't guarantee a specific day of arrival unless you opt for FedEx.

If you are planning for a wedding, please try to order at least ONE MONTH before your wedding day, just to be safe.

You can always send your questions to my personal email to: kyracrilly [!at] gmail.com or contact me through Etsy convo.
Additional policies and FAQs
CARE AND STORAGE:
All metals eventually oxidize - even silver and gold. The rate depends on the ambient humidity, your body acidity and the types of chemicals (lotions and perfumes) you put on your skin.
The more humid the air is, combined with sweat and perfumes - means faster darkening of your jewelry!
To keep your treasures looking like new, store them in a ziploc bag in a dry place, away from humidity & moisture when you aren't wearing them.
Clean your jewelry after wearing them to remove sweat, perfumes and lotions - all of which can cause oxidizing. Wash with warm soapy water and dry well before storing.

ALLERGIES:
If you have sensitive or acidic skin, you may be allergic to silver, nickel, copper or brass items. Allergies can show up as a rash on your neck or itchy ears when wearing earrings. Even 925 sterling silver contains a small amount of nickel, which is usually the culprit. If you are finding this the case with one of my pieces, I would be happy to give you a full refund upon return of the item!

Disclaimer: My products are intended to be used for external use by adults only and are not to be consumed internally. To do so may result in serious injury. If rash develops, discontinue use. If symptoms persist, consult a physician immediately.

BRIDAL ORDERS:
If you'd like to place a bridal order (multiples of the same item) or have a special request, just contact us through Etsy convo or kyracrilly [!at] gmail.com