kyokotown

K Y O K O T O W N • handmade jewelry

Santa Barbara, California On Etsy since 2009

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kyokotown

K Y O K O T O W N • handmade jewelry

Santa Barbara, California | 219 Sales

Announcement    • • • VACATION: I will be out of town August 2-9 and will not be shipping any orders during that time. If you order in that window, I will ship when I get back. Thank you for your patience! • • •

**DISASTER RELIEF & BLM: I have two fundraising sales going on right now. All profits after materials costs will be donated to a variety of organizations...check out the necklaces for more details and thank you for your support!

All of my jewelry is handmade in Santa Barbara, CA. I use the highest quality materials possible, while attempting to keep costs low. I typically use gold filled metals, and if metals are plated, I will say so.

Gold filled jewelry is created by pressure-bonding gold over a base metal. It must contain a minimum amount of gold (1/20th of its weight) and therefore holds up much better than gold plated jewelry which has no minimum gold content. With proper care your gold filled jewelry can last a lifetime. It does not chip or peel like gold plated jewelry does.

• For my most recent pieces, please check instagram. DM me for prices and ordering.

*USE CODE 'LOCALPICKUP' IF YOU LIVE IN SANTA BARBARA AND WOULD LIKE TO PICK YOUR JEWELRY UP.
*FREE SHIPPING ON ALL OVERS $35+

xo. Laura.

I N S T A G R A M • @kyokotown
F A C E B O O K • @kyokotown
E M A I L • kyokotown [!at] gmail.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 27, 2020

• • • VACATION: I will be out of town August 2-9 and will not be shipping any orders during that time. If you order in that window, I will ship when I get back. Thank you for your patience! • • •

**DISASTER RELIEF & BLM: I have two fundraising sales going on right now. All profits after materials costs will be donated to a variety of organizations...check out the necklaces for more details and thank you for your support!

All of my jewelry is handmade in Santa Barbara, CA. I use the highest quality materials possible, while attempting to keep costs low. I typically use gold filled metals, and if metals are plated, I will say so.

Gold filled jewelry is created by pressure-bonding gold over a base metal. It must contain a minimum amount of gold (1/20th of its weight) and therefore holds up much better than gold plated jewelry which has no minimum gold content. With proper care your gold filled jewelry can last a lifetime. It does not chip or peel like gold plated jewelry does.

• For my most recent pieces, please check instagram. DM me for prices and ordering.

*USE CODE 'LOCALPICKUP' IF YOU LIVE IN SANTA BARBARA AND WOULD LIKE TO PICK YOUR JEWELRY UP.
*FREE SHIPPING ON ALL OVERS $35+

xo. Laura.

I N S T A G R A M • @kyokotown
F A C E B O O K • @kyokotown
E M A I L • kyokotown [!at] gmail.com

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Laura Wooster Dorfman

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About kyokotown

Sales 219
On Etsy since 2009

Handmade jewelry created in S A N T A B A R B A R A, CALIFORNIA.

I LOVE TO CREATE. If there's a process to make something, I've probably tried it. Book making, sewing, crocheting, knitting, sculpting, tie dying, macrame, metal smithing, wood working, drawing, painting, paper making...I've tried it all. I just love to create.

Originally from San Diego, I was an art major in college at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and also grew up making all sorts of art. Sewing projects, book arts, paper making, assemblage, sculpture, and jewelry have been favorites. Currently a teacher, my career in education started as a Jewelry and Sculpture teacher, and I loved drawing inspiration from my students and the fantastic ideas they came up with themselves.

My middle name is Kyoko, which means "mirror" in Japanese. I am half Japanese, or "hapa", and am very interested in Japanese culture, concepts, and aesthetics. Most of my pieces are titled with Japanese names or words and are a nod to aesthetic principles embodied by Japanese culture.

K Y O K O T O W N is a collection of handmade jewels I have created in Santa Barbara, CA. I make jewels for everyday wear. Layer these bad boys...pile them on. My jewelry is made out of primarily gold filled metals, and occasionally gold plated metals. I also use a lot of semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls. My goal is to use the best materials possible while keeping things affordable.

I am to create items that are fun, unique, and will last you for years to come. Thank you for supporting my small business!

Shop members

  • LAURA WOOSTER DORFMAN

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on May 6, 2020
This page is a collection of jewels I have created in Santa Barbara, CA. I make jewels for everyday wear. Layer these bad boys...pile them on. My jewelry is made out of primarily gold filled metals, and occasionally gold plated metals. I also use a lot of semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls. My goal is to use the best materials possible while keeping things affordable.

Originally from San Diego, I was an art major in college at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and also grew up making all sorts of art. Sewing projects, book arts, paper making, assemblage, sculpture, and jewelry have been favorites. Currently a teacher, my career in education started as a Jewelry and Sculpture teacher, and I loved drawing inspiration from my students and the fantastic ideas they came up with themselves.

Enjoy.

xo lkwd.

Laura Wooster Dorfman
J E W E L R Y D E S I G N E R

I N S T A G R A M • @kyokotown
F A C E B O O K • @kyokotown
E M A I L • kyokotown [!at] gmail.com

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be totally satisfied with your jewelry! So, if there are issues, please convo me. But, being a small shop, with many custom items, I unfortunately do not accept returns at this time. Additionally, custom jewelry cannot be returned or exchanged.
Payment
I currently accept Paypal, credit and debit cards, and Etsy gift cards.

California customers are subject to sales tax.
Shipping
*All purchases $35+ will ship free.

Each piece of jewelry will arrive to you in kyoko town packaging ready for gifting or keeping.

I aim to ship out packages in the time indicated on each item listing but will let buyers know if this is not the case. I ship using USPS first class mail (two to five days).

I am also able to ship to a giftees' address. In order to do this, when you purchase an item please indicate this request in the "message to seller" section. Please list the gift recipient's address as well, and I will be sure to not include any costs or invoices.

*If you would like tracking, insurance, international, or faster delivery, please convo me and I can work to accommodate your request.

**If you are a local shopper in Santa Barbara, CA and would like to pick up your item and not pay the shipping cost, please use code LOCALPICKUP to waive the shipping fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
All jewelry is created in a smoke-free home.

I accept custom orders, so let me know if there is a special order you would like to place.

If you do request a custom order, please allow 1-2 weeks for me to order supplies (if necessary) and create your custom piece before shipping.