kymbi

mixed metal and gemstone jewellery

Eastbourne, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2009

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kymbi

mixed metal and gemstone jewellery

Eastbourne, United Kingdom | 105 Sales

Announcement    While I aim to post all orders within 1-3 business days, the Covid-19 pandemic is causing disruption and delays to the postal system and deliveries may take longer than anticipated. This is outside my control and I thank you for your patience with orders.

If your order is a gift, this can be sent directly to the recipient if you include their details at checkout. The order will be gift wrapped and sent with a message (but no prices shown).

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 18, 2020

While I aim to post all orders within 1-3 business days, the Covid-19 pandemic is causing disruption and delays to the postal system and deliveries may take longer than anticipated. This is outside my control and I thank you for your patience with orders.

If your order is a gift, this can be sent directly to the recipient if you include their details at checkout. The order will be gift wrapped and sent with a message (but no prices shown).

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Kym Bigwood

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Kym Bigwood

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(30)
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quality 3 shipping 4 customer service 7

About kymbi

Sales 105
On Etsy since 2009

I bash metal...I wrap gemstones...I play with fabric.

I love making things. I love bashing metals into shapes for jewellery, I enjoy the intricacies of wire-wrapping fine gemstones, I find making bags and clothes in different textiles satisfying. It’s a long step away from my old day job in the office!

I started making jewellery as a recouperative process after a bad health episode. I found that this was a wonderful and creative distraction that acted as an active meditation to calm my mind. From this, my new life as a designer-maker began.

I enjoy exploring the mix of metals and textures using traditional metal-work and incorporating these with my love of gemstones. I love the beauty and individuality of natural gemstones, their shapes, energies and healing abilities.

My jewellery designs vary according to my mood and energy levels, giving rise to distinctly different ranges of design and technique. When my mood is low, I make simpler designs where I can texture metal using a hammer to relieve frustration. When I have great concentration, I make intricate wire-wrapped pieces using precious metals and semi-precious stones. On really creative or contemplative days I will make rustic designs with set stones that often interpreting a story, an experience or a photo. Some days I completely ignore jewellery and settle down to work with textiles for a change. As my mood fires my creativity, no two days are the same. I work from my home studio in Sussex, surrounded by music and watched over by a cat or two and the odd seagull…..bliss.

Shop members

  • Kym Bigwood

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I'm the boss and the dogsbody, responsible for the whole shebang from designing and making jewellery to preparing the accounts and sweeping the floor.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 20, 2020
Hello, thank you for stopping by at Kymbi on Etsy. I hope you find all the information you are looking for, but if you have any questions, please contact me and I will be happy to help.
Kym

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover 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: 3 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
An order may be returned to me for a refund or a replacement if this is available. Please contact me within 14 days of receipt to arrange for the return using the contact buttons within Etsy. The buyer is responsible for paying return postage costs and ensuring that the order is returned in the same condition as it was received with original packaging. A refund will be given via the same method used to make the purchase.

I do not accept returns on customised items, or if your item has been made to order or altered to fit for example. In the interests of hygiene, earrings may not be returned unless they are faulty.

If your order is faulty or damaged on arrival, I will also cover the postage cost of returning it to me by a suitable delivery option. Where items arrive damaged or missing, I will need photographic evidence of the item and/or packaging within 48 hours of receipt in order to claim from the postal service involved.
Payment
I accept Paypal, Etsy Direct Checkout and Etsy Gift Cards for all purchases. You do not need a PayPal account to use PayPal and all major credit or debit cards are accepted. Both PayPal and Etsy handle your credit and debit card details, these are not seen by me at any time.

Please note that PayPal e-cheques can take up to 14 working days to clear. No order will be dispatched until the cleared payment is received. 
Shipping
Most items shown in my shop are ready to ship and are normally shipped within 3 days of cleared payment. If there is any delay to this shipping estimate, I will contact to you discuss.

I post within the UK using first class delivery and standard airmail outside the UK. Items shipped via these methods are insured for up to £20 - if you are making larger orders or wish your item to be tracked, you may wish to upgrade your shipping so that your order can be tracked and/or have extra insurance.

The order will be sent to the given on Etsy at the time of placing the order. Customers are responsible for ensuring the correct address is given and for payment of any applicable import or customs fees.

All purchases will be carefully wrapped and posted in padded envelopes or boxes.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will contact the buyer when the purchase is made and again when the order has been posted, along with any tracking information.

I am happy to accept commissions and small adjustments to existing items, such as resizing or changing gemstones, for an additional charge.

In requirement with UK law all sterling silver jewellery over 7.78g will be hallmarked by the London Assay Office with my makers mark.

All items are made and shipped from the UK, and subject to the jurisdiction of an English court.

Privacy Policy in compliance with GDPR:

When you place an order via Etsy, you provide me with personal information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. If you contact me directly you may also provide me with additional personal information, for a custom order, for example.

All payments are handled by Paypal or Etsy Checkout and I have no access to the financial information you input onto these payment processing sites.

I use the information I am given by you to process your order and/or contact you about your order or any enquiry you have made. I will use your information only as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Your information will not be sold, exchanged or given to anyone else without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering your order or service you have requested. I may share part of your personal information with delivery providers as part of your order processing.

I will retain information about your order as long as necessary to comply with tax laws, disputes, or for legal reasons. Information held on my computer is password protected and is not held on a shared computer.