Jewelry made with loops of fiber and loops of metal

Melbourne, Australia · 10 Sales


Jewelry made with loops of fiber and loops of metal

Melbourne, Australia 10 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Note from shop owner Closed for renovations

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Last updated on Jul 11, 2016

Closed for renovations

Joanne Harrison

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Joanne Harrison


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RosyEve on Mar 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this as a gift. It is so pretty and looked lovely on. Postage was super-quick! Thank you.

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Jewelry made with loops of fiber and loops of metal.

I have always been creative, making things with my hands.
As a graphic designer (before computers), I got to design and produce many different things and after the birth of my two boys, I gave up full time work and started looking for other creative outlets.

I discovered delica beads and the peyote stitch and made many earrings and bracelets using my own designs, selling them to friends.
Next came Kumihimo (Japanese Braiding) where I joined a group and produced many braids turning them into pieces of jewelry. I was able to use my beading skills with the braids, combining two crafts.
One day in a bookshop, I found a book on chainmaille and was hooked! I liked the idea of turning an ancient craft into something modern, like Kumihimo (used in the making of Samurai amour) chainmaille which was used to protect the body. Now I use the same techniques and patterns to produce jewelry.
Knitting and crocheting have always been there as they are very portable crafts and over time, I started to design simple things like scarves and blankets and finally started designing knitted and crochet jewelry.

In January 2014, I decided to open an Etsy store and sell my jewelry, keeping to a few crafts only - chainmaille, knitting and crocheting. After many name changes, I came up with “The Loopy Cat”, loops representing chainmaille, knitting and crocheting, plus the word “cat”. I love cats and collect cat jewelry.

Having a son who is a photographer ( solved the problem of trying to take quality photographs.
I keep coming up with new ideas and experimenting with different textures; sometimes they go into my shop and sometimes I get to wear them.

I hope you will revisit my shop in the future to see how things may have evolved.

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  • Joanne Harrison

    Owner, Designer

    I am a retired graphic designer who loves to work with beautiful yarns and make creative patterns with loops of metal. I also love cats.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 16, 2014
Welcome to my shop.
I’m a retired graphic designer who loves to work with beautiful yarns and shiny metal. I make all items in my shop in a cat friendly, smoke free studio.
I design my knitted/crochet jewelry.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal:
You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. On the right hand side of the next page you will see 2 options, the 2nd one is to pay using a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.
Australian buyers may choose PAY BY OTHER as an option to direct deposit into my account. Please contact me for details.
Payment must be made in full and have cleared before the item is shipped. If you are having any issues with PayPal or are worried about delays, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please be sure your Etsy and PayPal/credit card address match.
Australian Customers
Domestic orders are shipped by regular post, but if you need your order in a hurry, I can ship Express - just ask me for a quote before finalising your order.
International Customers
In accordance with Australia Post requirements, all parcels are shipped with a customs slip. Customs charges and taxes are the responsibility of the recipient.
I am not aware of or responsible for any extra customs, fees, or duties imposed on your package when it arrives in your country.
To keep costs at a minimum, all items are shipped in a prepaid envelope and will be posted within 3 business days after payment is received.
Australian buyers should receive their item between 5 to 10 days after sale.
International buyers should receive their item between 10 to 14 days, all going well with postal services.
I am not responsible for delays caused by issues within the postal service.

*Shipping does not include tracking or insurance. Australia Post does provide a tracking service, but it is quite expensive. If you require insurance or shipping with a tracking number please contact me before finalising your order to get a quote. Insurance and tracking costs need to be added to your total. Registered post for a parcel under 250 grams within Australia is $6.00 and international is $22.50. Insurance is another cost again and I would have to get quote from Post Office for you.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is a problem with your purchase please contact me and I will do my best to rectify the situation.
Please read the description of the item carefully.
Colours are exact as possible but may differ from monitor to monitor.
Each item is original and handmade using quality materials and is shipped in perfect condition.
Returns are accepted on all items (except custom work) within 7 days of receipt. Please contact me if you would like to return an item. Once the item has been received in original condition, a refund will be issued, minus shipping charges. ALL shipping fees are the responsibility of the customer and will not be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are more than welcome!!
Just contact me (before placing order) with your request and I will let you know about pricing and time.
No returns on custom made items.