Playful, Beautiful Handmade Jewelry and Accessories

Rochester, New York On Etsy since 2008

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Playful, Beautiful Handmade Jewelry and Accessories

Rochester, New York | 362 Sales

manicmetals is taking a short break


Note from shop owner We will be back in the new year! Until then, love and happiness to you all, and have a wonderful New year!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 29, 2019

We will be back in the new year! Until then, love and happiness to you all, and have a wonderful New year!

Kimberly Crist

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About manicmetals

Sales 362
On Etsy since 2008

I make jewelry, accessories, and small scale sculpture. Sometimes I make other stuff too.

If you're looking for sales, I occasionally do flash sales that are announced only on Instagram, so If you're interested in that, you should go follow me there!

In my life, I hold lots of roles - metalsmith, artist, human, wife and mother, but that doesn't really say much about me. I love to learn things, experience new cultures and new places, spend time in nature, make stuff, and generally experience what the world has to offer. It's truly amazing, and I really want to see as much of it as I can!

The studio is often cluttered with multiple projects and materials and tools, mainly because I love to explore when I work. I like playing with the metals and the stones, trying to see them and how they fit together and sometimes that's done with sketching and sometimes I just make a bunch of components and play dress-up with stones and metals. It's always a fun and totally creatively meditative process, and I make lots of messes.

My background is in art, I've been taking classes since I was five in various art disciplines, and I went to college for it. I have an Associate degree in Graphics Design, but I really didn't like the work - I like to touch and feel and work with my hands, and with Graphic design, you do that on a board and in a virtual space, and it's not tactile enough. So I went back to school and got a BFA with a minor in Art History. Ever since, I've been making stuff and selling it to you!

I live and work and do festivals and fairs in Rochester, New York, where it's never warm enough, with my husband, son, and our ever-evolving menagerie of animals.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, I love to hear from people!

Shop members

  • Kim

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I have been making swell metal things for you to use, love, and enjoy since 2005. I love my job, and I feel lucky every day I get to spend making things.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 24, 2019
Thank you for your interest in my work, and for the opportunity to share it with the world.

Due to the handmade nature of my work no two pieces are ever the same. Because I am not a machine there will be imperfections, proof of the human interaction between tool and metal.

All purchases will be packed in a pretty little recycled paper jewelry box and wrapped with a shiny ribbon. It will be packed suitably for shipping and always looks great for gift-giving. If you would prefer another form of packaging please convo me.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
Refunds and exchanges for any of my items are given for defects in workmanship, incorrect sizing, mistakes in shipping or listing descriptions, or damages incurred during shipping only. If your order isn't right, I want to fix it! Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.

Any and all destash sales are final - these are only returnable if the item(s) arrive damaged in shipping.
I accept PayPal as well as Etsy payments.
Processing time is usually listed in the individual listings - if your item is in stock, I ship within 24-48 hours - for special orders and items that need to be made, it can take more time. I ship via the United States Postal Service. General size of packaging is about 6x8 inches and usual weight is less than 3 ounces.

If you'd like to include insurance or require a faster shipping option, feel free to contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs
International customs/duty is the sole responsibility of the buyer of any items I list for sale. I am not responsible for delays in shipments due to customs.
I do not gather, share, or sell personal information. Etsy provides me details based on your order, which I do use to get your final product into your hands and for no other reasons. The only time I will contact you is if you contact me first or if there is a problem with your order(s).

I have no control or involvement with Etsy's privacy policies, which may be different from my own. Please refer to their privacy policies for more information.