Announcement I'm no longer making jewelry, but if you lost an earring, send me a message! I may be able to help. Thank you so much for being part of my years on Etsy.
I'm no longer making jewelry, but if you lost an earring, send me a message! I may be able to help. Thank you so much for being part of my years on Etsy.
Stephanie on Mar 30, 20205 out of 5 stars
This was a gift. The earrings are beautiful. They were promptly shipped and received. Urbanlegend is always my go-to for beautiful handcrafted earring sets.
Margaret on Mar 17, 20205 out of 5 stars
I love your artistry - thank you!
Sarra on Jul 24, 20195 out of 5 stars
What a sweet, dreamy necklace. Arrived lightning-fast and is even cuter in person. I get compliments for this piece every time I wear it.
sarahc3319 on May 1, 20195 out of 5 stars
What a great necklace! I am very pleased, love the colors, length, design, etc. Thank you!
5 out of 5 stars
This is a wonderful combination of color. It’s amazing fun to work these necklaces back to outfits. Always looks polished and funky at the same time. Just right for me!! Thank you!!
5 out of 5 stars
These are fun, either for dressy or casual. This pair of earrings work back to other necklaces well, but they could just stand alone too! Thank you!!
5 out of 5 stars
This shop never disappoints. She has a knack of putting together chunky and making it comfortable to wear around your wrist! The colors on this are awesome!! Put it on as soon as it arrived!! Love it!! Thank you!!
Nicole on Jan 21, 20205 out of 5 stars
Please don't eat the jewelry.
I believe that jewelry tells a story. It can be a secret story, a reminder to yourself; it can be a story you tell to the world around you; it can be a costume or a talisman or a suit of armor. I love stories, and I love the challenge of translating an image, a palette, or a narrative into a beautiful, wearable medium.
I opened urban legend in 2009, when I was just beginning to be bewitched by the bold colors and rich textures of high quality vintage plastic beads. I'd been making and selling jewelry for two years by then, but wanted a new place to showcase my passion for color and the craftsmanship that went into making these beautiful materials. The lightweight nature of plastic makes it possible to make bold, chunky jewelry that doesn't feel weighty, and has excellent durability, as well as being eye-catchingly beautiful. That early shop has grown over the years into a full line of jewelry focused on color and balance, and I truly love what I do.
I am an obsessive hunter of materials, and my beads come from many sources. Over the years, my collection has grown from a few handfuls of good Lucite to a virtual playground of bins full of beads, sorted by color. Many of them are deadstock from closed factories, or from other collectors; many others come from costume jewelry that I've bought at estate sales and antique markets to take apart and rework. Some of my favorite pieces have been made with beads from jewelry that belonged to aunts and grandmothers of friends and customers. It's a particular pleasure for me to take an old piece with sentimental value and give it new life for another generation.
Jewelry is a very personal thing, and quality and choice are very important to me. If you love something I've made, and if it becomes a part of your self-expression, I want it to last a very long time. All of my earrings are made with sterling silver hooks and wire, and can be customized with a variety of different hook types so that you can wear your earrings with the style that's most comfortable to you. (The only exception to this is clip-on hooks; I offer two different styles, but my standard stock for those is not sterling silver.) My necklaces are made with high-quality flexible plated base metal chain, and I have it on very good authority that they hold up to snagging, tangling, pets and toddlers. When you purchase an urban legend necklace, you can select your length and your color of chain. For customers with metal allergies, I also offer a variety of non-metal materials - leather, linen, or waxed cotton cord.
I love what I do, and I'm so happy you've found your way here. I hope you enjoy my work. Please contact me with any questions or special requests, and as always, please don't eat the jewelry!
Hi! I'm Kateri, the designer and maker of urban legend jewelry. I like books, paint chips, pickles, bulletin boards, notebooks, mysteries, street art, Sharpies in every size and color but especially the copper one, and color. Lots and lots of color.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
Having trouble deciding on a necklace length? My most popular option is a 20 inch chain (approximately 50 cm). This length is comfortable for most people, and works well with either chunky or dainty beads.
Silverplated chain and bright sterling silver earrings will tend to tarnish over time, but can be easily cleaned with a soft polishing cloth. Immersing jewelry in a polishing solution is not recommended.
Custom and personalized orders
At this time, I am not able to do custom orders. However, if you see an item you like in my sold listings, I may be able to recreate it upon request.
Gift wrapping and packaging
All of my jewelry ships packaged in brown kraft packaging (either a pillow box or a square jewelry box, depending on size), and is closed with a ribbon, ready for gift-giving.