LusterWear

Custom Made Unique Fine Jewelry For any Occasion

Lexington, Kentucky

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Announcement    Kentucky is still only about 50% vaccinated at this time (October 2021). I usually have student helpers in the shop but I am not anticipating any student will be willing to risk their health by coming into the studio for the foreseeable future. Therefor I have no photographer other than myself. My bookkeeper continues to shelter with her family and is working remotely. I am taking this time to carve some waxes and make some new designs. My suppliers are also reopening in steps and working shorter hours. Please keep well and stay safe.

My assistants this semester are: unable to work from home. Working from home: Mary M. Adams (writer and editor) is our bookkeeper, editor of the listings, and sometime model.

Using only the very best of conflict free and recycled materials that are available, I create lustrous, luxurious pearl and gemstone jewelry to last a lifetime - and beyond! I strive to create objects that are as individual as each person who might enjoy them. Check the listing of the piece you are interested in for specific details. Custom orders are welcome. Please feel free to ask questions.

Most of my designs can be ordered in various colors of gold, or several types of silver. Also platinum and palladium. The great majority of my pieces (99.8%) are made using reclaimed metals. Please feel free to inquire about any design you are interested in to see if I can make it in the metal and color of your choice.

I use Canadian earth mined Diamonds or Certified Conflict free diamonds from Botswana DTC. As an alternative, I can get Cubic Zirconia or Moissanite gemstones. I am trying out some lab made Diamonds, but have found that I must be careful of their source. Many are made in China in factories run be the Chinese military. In white gemstones other alternatives would include white topaz, white sapphire, or Zircon (a naturally occurring gemstone).

Colored gemstones include sapphires, emeralds and rubies. Several different colored semiprecious gemstones are also available. Just let me know what you are interested in.

I specialize in carefully sourced and sustainable pearls from around the world. I am very, very picky about my pearls. Types include, Akoya, Freshwater, Tahitian, South Seas, and a few golden. If you are interested in a particular type or color of pearl, please let me know. I might have some here, or I can ask my suppliers what they have.

Pearls are unique by their very nature since they are organic gemstones. I hunt the best quality pearls available from all over the world. I do not use glass, plastic, shell or other factory made pearls. All my Pearls were made by an actual oyster or mussel bivalve. Some are grown in salt water oceans, some in freshwater lakes or streams.

Pricing is reflective of the quality of my designs. Please keep in mind that approximately 1/3 of the price goes to Etsy one way or another.

In keeping with ETSY's site wide policy on domestic shipping, LusterWear now offers FREE SHIPPING on items priced over $35.00. Orders that cost in total more than $35.00 will ship free within the United States (free shipping eligible).

International shipping is available to some locations. Contact me for details.
Since the costs for shipping outside of the United States can vary greatly, I am unable to offer free shipping outside of the United States.

Currently included with each order is my standard random gift wrapping at no additional charge. If you need extra special gift wrapping with a gift receipt and/or card which would include your greeting, Etsy has provided a "Add gift wrapping" link with a $4.00 upcharge. Let me know your message in the comments section upon check out. It might be wise to also convo me just to give me a heads up with your needs. I hate slip ups and I expect you do too! Thank you!!

The ring sizing, casting and all that stuff that I am not zoned for where I live, or that would give my insurance agent the heavie geavies, is done at Jewel-Craft in Erlanger, KY by Mike and Angie. They see to it that everything is done exactly to my specifications.

I usually have two assistants at any given time. With the exception of Mary Adams, they are always both University of Kentucky students. They come from many diverse backgrounds. Due to Covid 19, I currently have no student helpers. Mary Adams is my bookkeeper, sometimes model, and editor of posting information. She is working from home.

Thank you for looking! Enjoy LusterWear!
...............................................................
To see more of Carolyn's work, please go to:
http://laudablemudstudio.com
or
MeritoriousMud.etsy.com
...............................................................

BC:carolynsingh:4225391931264720458171

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 29, 2021

Kentucky is still only about 50% vaccinated at this time (October 2021). I usually have student helpers in the shop but I am not anticipating any student will be willing to risk their health by coming into the studio for the foreseeable future. Therefor I have no photographer other than myself. My bookkeeper continues to shelter with her family and is working remotely. I am taking this time to carve some waxes and make some new designs. My suppliers are also reopening in steps and working shorter hours. Please keep well and stay safe.

My assistants this semester are: unable to work from home. Working from home: Mary M. Adams (writer and editor) is our bookkeeper, editor of the listings, and sometime model.

Using only the very best of conflict free and recycled materials that are available, I create lustrous, luxurious pearl and gemstone jewelry to last a lifetime - and beyond! I strive to create objects that are as individual as each person who might enjoy them. Check the listing of the piece you are interested in for specific details. Custom orders are welcome. Please feel free to ask questions.

Most of my designs can be ordered in various colors of gold, or several types of silver. Also platinum and palladium. The great majority of my pieces (99.8%) are made using reclaimed metals. Please feel free to inquire about any design you are interested in to see if I can make it in the metal and color of your choice.

I use Canadian earth mined Diamonds or Certified Conflict free diamonds from Botswana DTC. As an alternative, I can get Cubic Zirconia or Moissanite gemstones. I am trying out some lab made Diamonds, but have found that I must be careful of their source. Many are made in China in factories run be the Chinese military. In white gemstones other alternatives would include white topaz, white sapphire, or Zircon (a naturally occurring gemstone).

Colored gemstones include sapphires, emeralds and rubies. Several different colored semiprecious gemstones are also available. Just let me know what you are interested in.

I specialize in carefully sourced and sustainable pearls from around the world. I am very, very picky about my pearls. Types include, Akoya, Freshwater, Tahitian, South Seas, and a few golden. If you are interested in a particular type or color of pearl, please let me know. I might have some here, or I can ask my suppliers what they have.

Pearls are unique by their very nature since they are organic gemstones. I hunt the best quality pearls available from all over the world. I do not use glass, plastic, shell or other factory made pearls. All my Pearls were made by an actual oyster or mussel bivalve. Some are grown in salt water oceans, some in freshwater lakes or streams.

Pricing is reflective of the quality of my designs. Please keep in mind that approximately 1/3 of the price goes to Etsy one way or another.

In keeping with ETSY's site wide policy on domestic shipping, LusterWear now offers FREE SHIPPING on items priced over $35.00. Orders that cost in total more than $35.00 will ship free within the United States (free shipping eligible).

International shipping is available to some locations. Contact me for details.
Since the costs for shipping outside of the United States can vary greatly, I am unable to offer free shipping outside of the United States.

Currently included with each order is my standard random gift wrapping at no additional charge. If you need extra special gift wrapping with a gift receipt and/or card which would include your greeting, Etsy has provided a "Add gift wrapping" link with a $4.00 upcharge. Let me know your message in the comments section upon check out. It might be wise to also convo me just to give me a heads up with your needs. I hate slip ups and I expect you do too! Thank you!!

The ring sizing, casting and all that stuff that I am not zoned for where I live, or that would give my insurance agent the heavie geavies, is done at Jewel-Craft in Erlanger, KY by Mike and Angie. They see to it that everything is done exactly to my specifications.

I usually have two assistants at any given time. With the exception of Mary Adams, they are always both University of Kentucky students. They come from many diverse backgrounds. Due to Covid 19, I currently have no student helpers. Mary Adams is my bookkeeper, sometimes model, and editor of posting information. She is working from home.

Thank you for looking! Enjoy LusterWear!
...............................................................
To see more of Carolyn's work, please go to:
http://laudablemudstudio.com
or
MeritoriousMud.etsy.com
...............................................................

BC:carolynsingh:4225391931264720458171

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About LusterWear

Sales 1,022
On Etsy since 2009

From the deep woods to the world

LusterWear started from the desire to publish my work to a wider audience. Originally intended to showcase and feature my paintings and pottery, I decided to include my jewelry designs as well. During my search for a viable platform I came across Etsy.
I liked the idea of a community of makers all accessible in one place.

Having lived in Kentucky, California, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina, Delaware, and Texas my influences are diverse domestically, and internationally varied do to my extended family.

I named my studio Laudable Mud Studio which originated from my realization that everything beautiful, fascinating, and useful is associated with mud: pigments, gemstones, pearls, and all plant life without which I would be able to make next to nothing.

I source my material from all over the world. Pearls, pigments, mixed media elements, or clay, all are international in origin by necessity. We live in a connected and interconnected world and I have always emphasized that in my work.

Visit:
LaudableMudStudio.com
http://carolynsingh.blogspot.com/
http://pinterest.com/lusterwear/

Shop members

  • Carolyn Singh

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Artist

    Fine artist working in painting, pottery, & pearls. Currently residing in the middle of the woods in Lexington, KY with my poet husband, a dog, and cat. Shown internationally. Studied Fine Arts and Arabic and Hindi at the University of Minnesota.

  • Mary Adams

    Bookkeepper And Model

Production partners

  • Beau Graphics, Lexington, KY

    Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Beau Graphics does a variety of printing for local businesses. They are also the go to printer for local artists who want to offer affordable prints of original work for their patrons. Great guys to work with and very meticulous in their standards.

  • Jewel-Craft

    Erlanger, KY

    Jewel-Craft does casting of my original wax models, ring sizing, setting of gemstones if I can't manage to do that securely, and any welding that might be needed. They work according to my specifications and under my supervision.

  • Simplecard.com

    Carlsbad, CA

    http://simplecard.com/ Online offset printer of post cards, note cards, announcements and invitations.

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Last updated on Apr 25, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Return Policy

I accept returns within 14 days of purchase with no questions asked. Items must be received back in my studio within 21 days of purchase.

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Refunds will be promptly issued for your purchase price minus the cost to ship to you. e.g. You purchase an item for $100.00 and return the item. Because the shipping/tracking/insurance cost was included in that price your refund would be less than $100.00. If the shipping/tracking/insurance cost was $10.00, your refund would be $90.00.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask.