kaywhite41

A Sterling Performance

Bowling Green, Kentucky

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Announcement    Thank you for visiting my Etsy Shop. I've been closed for a while due to a move, but I'm in the process of starting up again with a new purpose for my jewelry. For those of you who don't know, my son, Bill, suffered a tragic and untimely death during a car-jacking in December of 2016. He was a band director, music teacher, performing musician and musical arranger living in the Atlanta (Sandy Springs) area. (You may Google Bill Haynes, Sandy Springs, GA for information)

MUSICAL JEWELRY:
For the present time, I will be concentrating on earrings (leather, faux-leather, and recycled materials.

If you are a music lover you may enjoy seeing the jewelry I will be making that has a musical connection. These are in memory of Bill.

I have made changes in the way the funds in my Etsy account are used. Until further notice, ALL THE PROCEEDS from the sales on Etsy will be donated to the Bill Haynes Memorial Scholarship Fund through the College Heights Scholarship Fund at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky.

I use a standard shipping fee of $3.00, even if a package is a little too heavy and it costs more. If you purchase a number of items and if everything is bought at once, it will be packaged together for the one shipping cost of $3.00. If Etsy's computation should put a $3.00 charge on each item, I will refund all except for the initial $3.00 charge.
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Thanks for visiting my shop. Kay

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 28, 2021

Thank you for visiting my Etsy Shop. I've been closed for a while due to a move, but I'm in the process of starting up again with a new purpose for my jewelry. For those of you who don't know, my son, Bill, suffered a tragic and untimely death during a car-jacking in December of 2016. He was a band director, music teacher, performing musician and musical arranger living in the Atlanta (Sandy Springs) area. (You may Google Bill Haynes, Sandy Springs, GA for information)

MUSICAL JEWELRY:
For the present time, I will be concentrating on earrings (leather, faux-leather, and recycled materials.

If you are a music lover you may enjoy seeing the jewelry I will be making that has a musical connection. These are in memory of Bill.

I have made changes in the way the funds in my Etsy account are used. Until further notice, ALL THE PROCEEDS from the sales on Etsy will be donated to the Bill Haynes Memorial Scholarship Fund through the College Heights Scholarship Fund at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky.

I use a standard shipping fee of $3.00, even if a package is a little too heavy and it costs more. If you purchase a number of items and if everything is bought at once, it will be packaged together for the one shipping cost of $3.00. If Etsy's computation should put a $3.00 charge on each item, I will refund all except for the initial $3.00 charge.
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Thanks for visiting my shop. Kay

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Last updated on March 28, 2021
Welcome to A Sterling Performance, featuring my hand made jewelry. I have been crafting pretty much all my life, but mostly for my own pleasure. I discovered the world of jewelry making and after a very few months, my "witness bracelets" were being sold in 14 states. I was in business before how I knew HOW to do business Then I learned of Etsy and they took care of my business. I hope you will enjoy looking around to see if any of my jewelry "speaks" to you. If you find something you just can't live without, I'll be happy to sell it to you! :-)

Here are some facts about my ETSY shop:
My jewelry is made for many types of people - from teens to young moms to the more mature. I also enjoy making jewelry to fit plus sizes.
I make all my jewelry - using components I make from sterling silver or other metals and also some various charms and components. I use many different techniques, hammering, soldering, stamping, pressed metal and patination. If you have something special in mind, let me know - We may be able to work on it together.

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My training - I've taken metal classes at William Holland School of Lapidary, Will Smith in Nashville, TN., Cold Connections Classes from Kim St. Jean and copper enameling class from Pam East in Atlanta, GA.

BRIDAL & WEDDINGS - I love working with brides in the planning and implementation of their jewelry ideas - and also giving them helpful suggestions to keep them within their budget. I give discounts for multiple items such as jewelry for the bridal

ALLERGIES: I have a line of ear wires that I make from argentium sterling wire which has proven to be hypo-allergenic and also resistant to tarnish. Most jewelry allergies are caused by the small amount of copper used to harden sterling. Argentium sterling uses little or no copper as a hardener and cause many fewer allergies. As a bonus, it is also resistant to tarnish.

See more of my jewelry on Flikr at - http://www.flickr.com/photos/kzoretic/sets/72157620409872285/
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I'm a proud member of TEAMBLUEGRASS - a wonderful group of Kentucky artisans - search SELLERS with the keywork "teambluegrass" to see items from members of our group.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Generally, I do not honor refunds or exchanges - except if there is a defect in materials or workmanship. I try to give complete descriptions as to size, color, etc., and I take several photos in an effort to give you as good an idea as possible as to how the item will look. If you find a problem with materials or workmanship, please contact me and we will arrange for a solution. Returns must be in the original packaging and shipped with delivery confirmation and following communication between us. DO NOT send a return without having had conversation with me and getting a "return number" to put on the outside of the envelope If any of the beads or components are defective, I will want to know the particulars as to the problem and I may want a photo to see if fits the return policy. My jewelry is guaranteed for the first year. However, delicate chains WILL sometimes break with extreme stress and do not fall under my repair guarantee. When possible, I will repair after a year, but there will be a nominal expense - depending on the difficulty of repair. In either case, you will need to provide shipping both ways and you need to email me to get directions for the return.

I take great pride in the fabrication of my jewelry - no one works for me - I will also provide a refund, repair or exchange on any jewelry that is not as described. I occasionally improve on designs and may fail to mention it - if you see a difference and want to know the reason, please contact me. If it's an oversight on my part, I will either repair or refund. If it's an obvious improvement, we can discuss a resolution.
Payment
I currently accept Paypal and I will occasionally accept a cashiers' check or a postal money order. but I don't take personal checks.

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Shipping
All domestic purchases usually have a standard shipping of $2.50 and additional items add an extra cost of $0.30 to $0.50 via USPS with delivery confirmation - in my custom gift box which will include a velour jewelry storage bag and an anti-tarnish swatch for sterling silver. The box will be enclosed in a bubble mailer for safety. If you want insurance on your order, please let me know prior to payment and I can change the listing or send you a request for payment to include it.

International shipments will be charged a flat rate of 4.00 and your jewelry will be packaged in my velour presentation bags containing a swatch of anti-tarnish cloth to help keep your silver gleaming. Your package will be further packed in a padded bubble envelope prior to shipping. Except for Canada, international shipments will not include a gift box. I have never had a problem with delivery, however, there is always that possibility. If there is a problem, I can furnish you with a receipt showing proof that your item was shipped, and that may help you in working with your local shipping authorities.

If you are purchasing several pieces - or if you piece is quite expensive, I will possibly use priority mail at no extra expense to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Many of my pieces are created AFTER you order, so please allow a week or so for fabrication. I very seldom take that long, however, it can happen. I won't leave you wondering, however. I will let you know how things are coming along.

My more expensive pieces (over $50.00) are "tagged" with my sterling silver designer name tag - a recent event proves how helpful that can be - someone found a bracelet, saw the tag, googled my name, contacted me, returned the bracelet to me and I got it back to the owner!!! How great was that!!! People are usually quite wonderful!!

Now that you know more about me and my work, settle back with your favorite snack or beverage and check every thing out. Thank you for stopping by my Etsy shop
Kay