Jewelry . Stones . Crystals . Pearls . Metal . Textiles

Toronto, Canada · 80 Sales


Jewelry . Stones . Crystals . Pearls . Metal . Textiles

Toronto, Canada 80 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Karyn Ho


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Anonymous on Dec 10, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

I will be so happy to give this beautiful necklace to my friend. Thank you for your thoughtfulness in wrapping the gift for me and enclosing an extra gift card as well. I will certainly be back to Somewhat Hip (maybe next time for me)!

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Somewhat Hip

When I started graduate school, my university approached my supervisor to suggest students to star in a recruitment video. In their words, they wanted people who were photogenic, articulate, and somewhat hip. This set in motion the tongue-in-cheek name for my online shop.

The jewelry you will find here is constantly evolving. It started as a modest collection of painted bottle caps. Eventually I started adding stone jewelry just because I loved sitting with dozens of pieces to admire in person. A few years later I took some local classes in sewing and metalsmithing, which launched my textile and metal lines.

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  • Karyn Ho

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a chemical engineer (now a doctor!), cancer researcher, and aspiring biomedical illustrator. In my spare time I love to sew, play my guitar, dream up jewelry, hula hoop, and read bedtime stories to my best friend's kids.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2012
Thank you for browsing my Etsy shop. Each upcycled pendant in my shop is crafted from a salvaged bottle cap, and painted freehand. You will also find wire wrapped jewelry showcasing my favourite stones and beads.

If anything here inspires you, please send me a message - I'd love to hear your ideas, and you will have priority on the first one! (Read more about custom orders in the Additional Information section below)

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment is by PayPal only, and is expected at the time of checkout. PayPal is a secure online payment system that accepts credit cards without requiring an account. If you need help, this is a great resource:

If you are new to the Etsy checkout system, here is a step-by-step guide:

I am also happy to hold items (place on reservation while they remain in my shop) for a period of 24 hours. Just send me a request:
Items that I can easily replace are sent via light packet airmail ($5), which are not insured; items lost in transit can be re-made to order, or refunded once you assist in filing an official loss claim. Your item will be wrapped in tissue paper inside a protective layer of cardstock.

Items that are one-of-a-kind by nature (such as stone pendants), or highly labour intensive to reproduce (such as metalsmithed pieces) are shipped via small packet airmail ($15), and are insured; items lost in transit will be refunded, or applied as a store credit, once you assist in filing an official loss claim. Your item will arrive in a gift box and protected by a bubble mailer.

If you would like to upgrade to a faster postal service or add a tracking number, it can be arranged at an additional cost.

Ready-made items in my shop will ship out within 5 business days of payment.

Custom items will have an additional lead time, which can be discussed before you place your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your item arrives damaged, or gets lost in transit, please let me know so I can send a replacement or a refund. If it is damaged, I would appreciate a photo so I can see what happened, and prevent it from happening again.

General returns will be honoured up to 50 calendar days from the date of purchase. Please convo me before returning the item.

The purchase price of the item will be refunded through PayPal, less the original shipping fees, once it has been received in its original condition.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you don't see exactly what you like, I'm happy to chat about a custom design. If I can make it work, I will list your custom item in my shop, reserved under your name. Custom orders that require new materials to be purchased may be subject to a deposit.

If you have some ideas in mind, let's work on a design together:

Thanks again for stopping by, and please feel free to keep browsing. Better yet if you send me a heart to bookmark my shop for later, or join one of my fan pages to stay updated!

QUESTION STILL NOT ANSWERED? Send me a private message ( ) or email (karyn.ho [at]