kiln-fired enameled copper jewelry

Gainesville, Florida · 25 Sales


kiln-fired enameled copper jewelry

Gainesville, Florida 25 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Anonymous on Mar 26, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

I got this necklace for a very special occasion - a Bat Mitzvah. The young lady who received it was thrilled! The craftsmanship was beautiful and I know it will be cherished for a long time. Thank you Linsdey Kaye!

Anonymous on Jul 18, 2011

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Anonymous on May 1, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE the citron earrings....haven't taken them off since they arrived....Makes me want more!!!!

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 15, 2011
What is copper enameling?
In simple terms, it's glass on metal.

The process starts with copper or silver sheeting, stamped shapes, or spun forms. Metal is scrubbed and fired and scrubbed again until shiny and clean and perfect. Each piece is then coated in fine powdered enamel, layer on layer. Inside a kiln at 1500 Fahrenheit it sublimates. In just a few minutes what was once like sand is now permanently fused to its base; strong, smooth and shining.
The piece is fired over and over. With each addition of color or embellishment, each painting or sifting of designs and each swirl of molten enamel it must be fired, cooled and cleaned once more.
The final result is well worth the process.

Each piece you see in my shop is individually created and thanks to the fickle nature of the kiln, no two will ever be exactly the same.
My jewelry is always counter-enameled (enameled on the back) for durability, comfort and aesthetics. I may choose to leave edges oxidized black or polish them to shiny metal depending on the individual item.
Little dishes or home items may be counter-enameled or have a polished metal backing.

Most items are individually created and listed, what you see is exactly what you'll get. Other items of simple design may be fired-to-order and will be similar to the example photo, with unique

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
  • Check
Paypal is preferred within 24 hours. I also accept money order through the mail. Please message me when you have mailed your payment and I will notify you when it has arrived and your item has been sent off.
Your order will not be shipped until payment is processed. If payment is not made or I am not contacted within 7 days of sale I reserve the right to re-list the item.
I ship by USPS Priority mail at a flat rate of $5, $7 for larger items. Multiple items will ship together at a discount and all orders totaling over $50 will ship with insurance included.
Shipping always includes delivery confirmation. Insurance can also be requested for orders less than $50 total value and added to your shipping total. Just send me a conversation and I will edit the price before you make your payment.

I can ship to any foreign friends, send me a message and I will calculate shipping costs for your order before you make your payment! Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Refunds and Exchanges
Exchanges and repairs are available.
I always hope you are 100% satisfied with your purchase but should this not be the case, please contact me and I will do my best to resolve the problem.

While I do not offer refunds, I will happily allow you to exchange a piece for similar design and price (or a similar custom piece to your specifications). All shipping costs will be the responsibility of the buyer.

Exchange requests on custom orders will be considered on an individual basis depending on re-sale quality and level of personalization.

Minor repairs are also available on a case-by-case basis. Many times a small chip or crack can be easily fixed. I can evaluate any damage over photos and emails to see if I can lengthen the life of your piece. Costs are variable and will be determined by the amount and kind of damage. Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs.

All requests for exchange must be submitted within 5 days of receipt as stated on the delivery confirmation. I have no time restrictions on repair requests.
Additional policies and FAQs
Enameled metal is strong but is still essentially glass. If dropped or handled roughly, the glass may chip or crack - even shatter altogether.

To care for your piece, wipe with a damp cloth as needed. Edges and backings that are polished metal can be cleaned with mild detergents or polishes. Abrasive scrubbing materials or chemicals should never be used on the enamel or metal.

All of my enamels are lead-free, but items are not intended for food contact surfaces.