Sine Metu Designs

Columbus, Ohio

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SineMetuDesigns is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Some new things are about to happen around here!

SMD will be refocusing its Etsy efforts on our Judaica line. SMD jewelry and eco-friendly line will still be available in-person at select Central Ohio boutiques and at CS Studio Gallery in Olde Towne, Columbus, Ohio. Central Ohio fans can find me at events and classes at the Columbus Idea Foundry,

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 27, 2013

Some new things are about to happen around here!

SMD will be refocusing its Etsy efforts on our Judaica line. SMD jewelry and eco-friendly line will still be available in-person at select Central Ohio boutiques and at CS Studio Gallery in Olde Towne, Columbus, Ohio. Central Ohio fans can find me at events and classes at the Columbus Idea Foundry,

Casey McCarty

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About SineMetuDesigns

Sales 51
On Etsy since 2010

Sine Metu--Without Fear

"Sine Metu" means "without fear" in Latin. This statement is both a tribute to the fashionable folks who love my work which is an eclectic blend of many inspirations, and also to our own fearlessness jumping into this business adventure!

After my grandfather retired as a Big Band musician, (now a Columbus, Ohio Musician's Hall of Fame honoree),my grandparents traversed the United States making and selling and repairing jewelry--a kind of nomadic creative adventure I can only imagine. As a child, I would listen to stories and get to make things with the miscellaneous beads, stones, and other goodies they had collected from their traveling days.

That had a big impact on my desire to work with beads and stones, and to design my own jewelry and accessories. I still prefer gemstones and rustic hues--such as turquoise, antiqued silver, and copper, which are so reminiscent of my grandparent's work in the Southwest.

I also draw inspirations from my Jewish faith, nature, and fantasy or whimsy.

I have since let my creativity run wild, and now create a variety of things that reflect my growth as an artist and as a mother of two girls: wall art, children's costumes and accessories, papercraft goods, and more.

Shop members

  • Casey McCarty

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Artisan Crafter, Artist, Creative Entrepreneur, General Tinker-er!

    Art and design have always played a large role in my life, but when the economy left me a graduate degree I couldn't use, I decided to turn my creativity into a full-time entrepreneurial adventure!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 10, 2012
Sine Metu Designs is the independent work of central Ohio artist Casey McCarty. The store title is Latin for "without fear".. chosen as a tribute to the eclectic mix of mediums and inspirations behind these jewelry and art pieces: Victorian Revival, Bohemian stylings, nature, Eastern traditions and the Jewish tradition. I hope you enjoy the convergence of these inspirations into pieces that can best be described as "playfully random!"

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I will do my absolute best to represent my items as accurately as possible, including measurements, color and materials descriptions, etc. If you have any questions or would like clarifications on the piece, please contact me PRIOR to order. Please understand that these items are not mass-produced and as such may vary slightly, and differences in screen resolution and colour settings affect the picture of the item you see. Listings for custom orders are NOT the same item pictured, which is intended as an example.

REFUND POLICY: If the item is damaged/defective after transit, you may return it for a refund or exchange. If possible I can fix the item, or you can request a refund in the form of original payment via PayPal. Send along the return shipping receipt and I will refund the return shipping as well.

If you decide you just do not like the item after receipt, you may return it for a refund of the item price (less shipping costs, if applicable) at your expense. The item must be in the same condition as shipped and include all pieces/parts.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: all sales are final. If the item has been damaged in transit, contact me so I may file a claim with the carrier, and I will refund the purchase price (less shipping).
At this time I can accept payments via Pay Pal and Etsy direct checkout, which allows you to use all major credit cards. If a piece is listed (except listed custom orders), it is available to be shipped within 2-3 business days and so payment is expected within 24 hours of time of order. If you need to cancel an order, please do so before completing payment. If you have already processed a payment, please contact me immediately. I will process a cancellation for any reason PRIOR to shipping, less $1.50 to offset the fees PayPal charged for collecting the original payment and processing the refund.
STANDARD SHIPPING TO THE USA: I ship within the United States only via USPS or UPS when USPS is not available. I will purchase delivery confirmation and insure at my discretion based on the value.

EXPEDITED SHIPPING POLICY: If you require expedited shipping, please notate that at the time of order and I will calculate the shipping cost. Buyer is responsible for all expedited shipping charges. I will ship expedited orders the FOLLOWING BUSINESS DAY after the payment has been processed.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Buyer is responsible for ALL duties, taxes, and tariffs associated with importing my products. International buyers: please contact me prior to processing payment for a shipping quote.
Additional policies and FAQs

UPGRADING MATERIALS: Most metals in these pieces are commercial metals which may include nickel to keep prices affordable for the consumer. If you are interested in a design but prefer upgraded metals such as silver, silver plated, gold or stainless steel, for example, simply request a custom order! I will shop around for the best price for quality and availability and give you a detailed price and time of completion.


Many sized items such as bracelets are generously sized to accommodate buyers of all shapes & sizes. I will have a length listed, end-to-end if applicable.

-->If the item would be TOO LARGE for you, just CONVO me after purchase to tell me what smaller length you would require. I can REDUCE size for these types of items AT NO EXTRA COST!

----->If you would require something LARGER- CONVO me PRIOR to purchase with your needs and I can see if I can alter an existing piece or give you an estimate for a new piece in your exact size!

------> If you have a special request for colour changes, just request a CUSTOM ORDER! I can work with you to build the design in your very own custom colour palate. Some designs are very easy to change the base colours--check the item listing for suggestions.

It's just that easy to get what you want!