southpawstudios

Fusing Chic Elegance + Spirit + Edge to inspire joy

Toledo, Ohio 4351 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (1435)

southpawstudios

Fusing Chic Elegance + Spirit + Edge to inspire joy

Toledo, Ohio | 4351 Sales

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Katy Mims

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Katy Mims

Announcement    Enjoy FREE Shipping for USA orders $35 or more. Fusing effortless jewelry with chic elegance + spirit + edge to upgrade your everyday look. Jewelry by Ohio artist Katy Mims. Enjoy shopping, and if any questions come up, send me a message, I'm always glad to help >>>--♥---> Katy

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Last updated on Nov 5, 2019

Enjoy FREE Shipping for USA orders $35 or more. Fusing effortless jewelry with chic elegance + spirit + edge to upgrade your everyday look. Jewelry by Ohio artist Katy Mims. Enjoy shopping, and if any questions come up, send me a message, I'm always glad to help >>>--♥---> Katy

❉ ABOUT https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/southpawstudios/about
❉ FAQ's http://www.etsy.com/shop/southpawstudios/policy
© 2008-2019 All Rights Reserved on photography, images, trade dress, and content.

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So excited! I finally took the leap and added some solid 14K gold bands. It has always been a goal of mine to offer 14k rings & I finally made it happen! 4 finishes available. Great for stacking or as a wedding or anniversary band. Enjoy!
Use code VIP10OFF to receive $10 off your order now. Available for a limited time.
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About southpawstudios

Sales 4,351
On Etsy since 2008

Left-Handmade... Right-Mind Designed!

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Growing up in a home with both artistic and creative parents, it was a given that it was in my DNA to become an artist. I remember being a small child and painting on my walls these elaborate paintings (which of course my parents let me do). As I got older, I dabbled in everything from ceramics, batiking and silk dying, to watercolor, sewing, and photography, but it was jewelry design where I found a good niche, although photography is a close second.

My love for jewelry design started in 1997 when my father, a glassblower and business owner, gave me a book on jewelry making. I started crafting little treasures for my friends and family, and slowly things started to sell. It was then that I knew I was onto something and I ran my jewelry to every little boutique that would talk to me to see if they would place my work and sure enough, THEY DID!

A few years later, now married, a little older and very driven to turn my jewelry making addiction from a hobby into a fully functioning business, I decided to take a chance and created South Paw Studios™. Thanks to an exceptionally encouraging husband and loving family I was able to quit my day job in June of 2001 and focus my attention 100% to playing with beautiful beads and creating jewelry ALL DAY LONG!

It was a dream come true - and still is. I am mainly self-taught but did study basic metalsmithing through the Toledo Museum of Art. I am the sole artist behind South Paw Studios. All jewelry is handcrafted by me, in my home studio based in Toledo, Ohio. My business has grown to be represented in fine galleries and boutiques all across the country. My handmade jewelry line has evolved to include custom bridal jewelry, one of a kind creations and more. I am continuously evolving and try to stay up to date on the latest trends, newest color palette combinations, and finest materials available in the industry.

♦ Questions? Feel free to send a message via Etsy or text me at 419-740-0558
♦ Studio hours are M-F 10 am-3 pm.
♦ Stay up to date on private sales, collection launches, current South Paw Studios events and more. Send me your email address and I will get you on the list!
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Shop members

  • Katy Mims

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Wife, Mom, SouthPaw (I'm left handed) and absolutely addicted to jewelry design since 1997 and haven't looked back!

  • Bella

    Foot Warmers

    resident footwarm and bead spiller

  • Hurrican Kaynen

    Why I Do What I Do

  • Gavy Gavy and the Hubs

    The Other Reasons I Do What I Do

Shop policies

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Last updated on Oct 10, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

If you are a retailer and are interested in carrying my jewelry line Signup for Etsy Wholesale and visit my shop to place an order.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom bridal jewelry and personalized pendants are "made to order" and are subject to exchange or South Paw Studio Credit only, refunds will not be issued.
Why?
These pieces are handcrafted to your specifications. Like you, they are unique and can not be resold to anyone else. Extra meticulous design time and planning is involved in your custom creations, so please keep in mind that these special terms do apply to these one of a kind delights.

Leaving Feedback

DID you love your new South Paw Studios jewelry? Well, let the world know... leaving feedback is always greatly appreciated and a valuable step in completing your Etsy transaction. Was there a problem? Kindly let me know first so I can help in any way I can before leaving feedback.

Pearl Grading

The pearl grading system rates the quality of pearls on a scale from AAA to A, with AAA being the highest grade. These grades officially apply to freshwater and Akoya pearls, but many South Sea and Tahitian pearl merchants use them, too

AAA : Simply, the best! The highest-quality pearl you can buy, AAA pearls are virtually flawless. Their surface has a superior luster that’s at least 95% free from defects of any kind.

AA : Almost as fine as AAA… AA grade pearls have a surface with very high luster that’s at least 75% free from defects.

A : The lowest grade pearl (that’s still considered jewelry-grade) has a lower luster and/or defects blemishing more than 25% of the surface. Some A grade pearls can still make gorgeous pieces of jewelry.

Delayed Package

Start by referring to your tracking information as well as calling your local USPS office. More helpful information from USPS https://www.usps.com/help/missing-mail.htm

Ring resizing

Ring sizes are posted in the listing. To have a ring resized is an additional $35.

What is Gold filled?

ABOUT Gold Filled :
"14/20" gold-filled material is made with 14-karat gold and the gold represents 1/20th (or 5%) of the total weight of the material. Gold filled findings have an actual layer of 14K gold and is considered of greater value and quality over "Gold plated" items. "Gold Plated" items have a microscopic layer of gold is easily damaged.

"14/20" Yellow gold filled materials are a wonderful, cost effective option to its sister, 14K gold. Although Gold-Filled is not new, there is renewed interest in the material due to the high cost of precious metals.

How do I care for my leather jewelry?

Leather care:
As with any jewelry that is wore, special care should be taken with leather. Although it is durable, leather does not like being in water. Over time it can wear the leather and make it weak. It is recommended to remove your leather jewelry before swimming or bathing. Do not sleep in your leather jewelry.

Can I exchange my chain for a different size?

Yes, you can. If your chain arrived and you need a different size or something is damaged, send me an Etsy message and we'll resolve the issue.

Questions? I have answers

If you need help with anything, I am here to help. Feel free to send a message via Etsy or text me at 419-740-0558
Studio hours are M-F 10 am-3 pm.
Want to stay connected? Stay up to date on private sales, collection launches, current South Paw Studios events and more. Send me your email address via text or Etsy message and I will get you on the list!