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Teresa Kiplinger | Studio Jeweler

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Last updated on Dec 29, 2020

~ Find more of my work at www.SilverPoet.com ~
Follow me: Instagram @tkiplinger // Facebook TeresaKiplingerJewelry

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About TeresaKiplinger

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On Etsy since 2010

Poetic Metal

Teresa Kiplinger is a studio jeweler, a poet, and a noted graphic designer. She combines precious metals, humble alloys, enameled images, and original verse to create haunting and expressive art jewelry. Inspired by personal narratives, fragmented memory, and ephemera, her evocative memento mori call us to consider the fragility of our existence.

Her work was selected for SNAG's juried As Good as Gold exhibition and has appeared in Belle Armoire Jewelry (Winter 2018, 2020) and the Metal Museum Sales Gallery. She is a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), the Enamelist Society, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).

She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Kent State University (1992) and served on the inaugural advisory board for Kent's Visual Communication Design program. In 2004 she co-founded a creative services firm for nonprofits where she continues to serve as creative director. She works out of her metals studio near Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

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• Web: www.SilverPoet.com
• Teresa on Instagram @tkiplinger
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Artist Statement

Inspired by personal narratives, fragmented memories, and ephemera, I combine enameled imagery and original verse to create expressive jewelry objects that call us to consider the fragility and brevity of our existence.

Shop members

  • Teresa Kiplinger

    Owner, Designer, Metalsmith

    Teresa Kiplinger is a studio jeweler, a poet, and a noted graphic designer. She combines precious metals, humble alloys, enameled images, and original verse to create haunting and expressive art jewelry.

  • Megan Fuchs

    Bench Jeweler, Assistant

    A gifted enamelist and metalsmith, Megan provides seasonal assistance with fabrication and etching. She is a graduate of Cleveland Institute of Art, and her distinctive and delicate work was been recognized with scholarships and accolades.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 8, 2019
I invest great care in every piece to ensure that my clients are delighted with each and every order. I take great pride in my craftsmanship and I strive for excellence in both quality and artistry.

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: 30 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
If for any reason you wish to return a non-custom/personalized item, just ship it back. I'll issue a refund as soon as I receive it, provided it is in its original and unworn condition.

For personalized or custom orders, I stand behind my craftsmanship and will gladly accept the return of a personalized or custom order if:

1. There is an error on my part in an inscription
2. There is faulty craftsmanship in a soldered piece
3. You are not satisfied with the overall quality of a piece

Where faulty craftsman has occurred, after I receive the original item back from you, I will repair the item if possible. If repair is not possible, I will issue a full refund.

Where an error on my part in your inscription/text has occurred, I will re-make and replace the piece free of charge after I receive the original item back from you.

Occasionally, bronze pieces may need to be stripped and refinished, especially if you live in a hot and humid climate or wear the piece daily. I do offer bronze cleaning and refinishing services for $20 per item + shipping. If this is of interest to you, please send a convo and I will create a custom cleaning order for you.
Payment
I accept Credit Cards, PayPal and Etsy Gift Cards.
Shipping
Unless otherwise noted on an item description, for made-to-order or custom orders, Please allow 14-20 days for me to create your piece with love and care, + shipping time. For shipments within the continental US, I ship vis USPS Priority Mail, which should arrive within 1-3 days of shipment.

*** Turn around times might vary during holidays and certain times of the year. Please be sure to read item descriptions for current turn around times.

In some instances, I can offer rush status for an order for an additional cost, and expedited shipping may also be available. If you are in a hurry and this is of interest to you, please let me know via Etsy Convo before placing your order to discuss rush pricing and to make sure I can meet your deadline.

For ready-to-ship items, I ship within 1 business day of receiving an order. I'm in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and ship using U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail for most items, which takes 1-3 days.
Additional policies and FAQs
PROOFS
For pieces where my calligraphy is to be used, you will receive a proof of the design before I etch the piece. This applies to all times of year EXCEPT NOV. 24 THROUGH DEC. 26; in order to create and deliver your personalized orders by Christmas, I am not able to provide proofs during this time.

REVISIONS
I am happy to make one revision to your calligraphy proof at no extra charge (for example, if there is a particular letter that you do not like). Revisions beyond the first round are $20 per round and can be paid via a custom order upgrade before completion of your order in metal. Not to worry! Most of my clients are pleased with the first design and do not request any changes. :)

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions at all, please message me and I will get back to you right away. Thank you!

More information

Last updated on Jun 26, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How do I place an order for a personalized piece?

To order a bracelet with YOUR handwriting:
1. Click "Ask a Question" and attach a photo of your handwriting. (See tips below)
2. Select your size and click "Add to Cart"
3. Checkout


To order a bracelet with MY calligraphy
1. Select your size and click "Add to Cart"
2. Checkout
3. During checkout, enter your inscription in the "OPTIONAL MESSAGE TO SELLER"

If you have any questions, click the "Ask a Question" button (located on this page, near the item price). I'll get back to you right away!

How do I capture and send my handwriting?

Handwriting that is on plain, white, unlined paper yields the best results, but I can try to work with text that is written on lined or patterned paper if necessary.

To capture your writing, set your mobile phone camera to the highest possible resolution and take a photo of the handwriting near a window or outdoors in natural daylight.

To send, click "Contact" or "Ask a Question" on any of my pages and attach a photo of your handwriting to a message. If you prefer to send your handwriting via email, please send to Teresa@SilverPoet.com, and be sure to include your full name in the message so I can match your photo to your Etsy order.

Is your silver jewelry real silver?

Yes! All of my silver jewelry is made of .935 solid sterling silver. It is not plated or filled!

How do I figure out my bangle size?

I offer four sizes for my bangle bracelets:

S: 2" Inner Diameter / 6.5" Length
M: 2.25" Inner Diameter / 7" Length
L: 2.5" Inner Diameter / 8" Length
XL: 2.75" Inner Diameter / 9" Length

TO MEASURE YOUR HAND:

If you cannot measure an existing bangle that you already own, measure your hand. Do so by touching your thumb and pinky together, then wrapping a cloth measuring tape around the widest point of our hand. The bracelet you order should be at least 1/4" larger than this measurement. I have found that plus size women, those with arthritis, or those who prefer a looser fit will likely prefer a size L or XL.

Will I see a proof before you make my piece?

FOR YOUR HANDWRITING:
I do not provide proofs for pieces that use your own handwriting.

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FOR MY CALLIGRAPHY:
For pieces that use my calligraphy, I will send a proof for approval EXCEPT from 11/14 - 11/28. I'm sorry, but I am not able to provide proofs during this time.

I am happy to make one revision to your calligraphy proof at no extra charge. Revisions beyond the first round are $20 per round and can be paid via a custom order upgrade before completion of your order in metal. Not to worry! Most of my clients are pleased with the first design and do not request any changes. :)

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FOR FULL COMMISSIONS:
For completely custom commissions, I will discuss the design process with you when you inquire.

How should I care for a piece with a stone?

• Do not bathe, swim, or shower while wearing a piece with a stone.
• Do not expose any part of a piece with a stone to lotions, oils, dyes, solvents, conditioners, cleaners, chemicals or soaps.
• Do not immerse a piece with a stone in water or liquids of any kind, including jewelry cleaners.
• Do not expose a piece with a stone to jewelry cleaning cloths or abrasives of any kind.

*** Because many of the stones I use in my work are naturally porous, failure to follow the instructions above can result in permanent damage or alteration of the look of your stone. Stones that are damaged by failure to follow these instructions are nonrefundable. In general, wear your stones with verve, but treat them with care. :)

How should I care for silver jewelry?

Sterling silver is mostly maintenance free and can be worn all the time if desired. Repeated exposure to lotions, body oil, soaps, shampoo, water, chemicals, and even the air can darken the look of silver over time; this is due to a natural oxidation process that takes place in all sterling silver. Many people enjoy the aged look of this patina as it accumulates over time, but it can be easily removed by buffing lightly with a silver cleaning cloth; I recommend Sunshine brand cloths. To help preserve the bright finish of your silver longer, remove it before showering or swimming, and reduce its exposure to air by storing it in an anti-tarnish felt sleeve or polypropylene ziplock bag.

How should I care for bronze jewelry?

• Do not bathe, swim, shower while wearing this necklace.
• Do not clean with solvents or chemicals.
• Do not expose any part of the necklace or stone to lotions, oils, dyes, solvents, cleaners, chemicals or soaps.
• Clean with mild soapy water and fingertips.
• Do not buff or polish with jewelry cleaning cloths.

Occasionally, my bronze pieces may need to be stripped and refinished, especially if you live in a hot and humid climate or wear the piece daily. I do offer bronze cleaning and refinishing services for $20 per item + shipping. If this is of interest to you, please send a convo and I will create a custom cleaning order for you.

How long will it take to receive my personalized order?

Unless otherwise noted on an item description, for made-to-order or custom orders, please allow 14-20 days for me to create your piece with love and care, + shipping time. For shipments within the continental US, I ship via USPS Priority Mail, which should arrive within 1-3 days of shipment.

*** Turn around times might vary during holidays and certain times of the year. Please be sure to read item descriptions for current turn around times.

In some instances, I can offer rush status for an order for an additional cost, and expedited shipping may also be available. Please let me know via Etsy Convo before placing your order to discuss rush pricing and to make sure I can meet your deadline.

Can you add an icon or symbol to a personalized piece?

Yes! For an additional fee, I can add symbols, icons and decorative elements like flowers, vines, birds, anchors, crosses, etc. to your piece. Please send a Convo via Etsy to discuss your idea and pricing!