v4velvet

Contemporary Jewellery for the Singularly Rebellious

Toronto, Canada On Etsy since 2007

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v4velvet

Contemporary Jewellery for the Singularly Rebellious

Toronto, Canada | 1,119 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to V4Velvet on Etsy where you’ll find my contemporary handcrafted sterling silver and gold artisan jewelry. My work has been featured in Lexus print ads and sold in several national art galleries. Featuring handcrafted 14k gold, sterling silver, rose gold and oxidized silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings, all of my designs are conceptual, minimalist and modern. Eco-conscious and recycled gold and silver are used whenever possible.

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Last updated on Dec 15, 2019

Welcome to V4Velvet on Etsy where you’ll find my contemporary handcrafted sterling silver and gold artisan jewelry. My work has been featured in Lexus print ads and sold in several national art galleries. Featuring handcrafted 14k gold, sterling silver, rose gold and oxidized silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings, all of my designs are conceptual, minimalist and modern. Eco-conscious and recycled gold and silver are used whenever possible.

Thanks for visiting v4velvet!


Back to my shop:
http://www.v4velvet.com

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Carolyn Jankovskis

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Carolyn Jankovskis

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About v4velvet

Sales 1,119
On Etsy since 2007

A little piece of wearable art

I come from a family of artists, architects, writers, nature lovers and nurturers. Art in any form delights me, but I get the greatest sense of satisfaction from creating beautiful and versatile jewellery that combines my love of nature, sculpture, science, and geometry in architecture.

I happened upon jewellery design while studying at the Ontario College of Art. I took it as an elective to fill in my timetable between the painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design and colour theory courses. I fell in love immediately... after I got over my fear of using a torch. The process of taking a piece of unassuming metal and turning it into a little piece of artwork that could be worn and travel from place to place filled me with a unique sense of discovery.

I love working with precious metals and the colour variations that can be achieved with traditional patinas on silver, copper, and brass - reactions that are created by applying various techniques and patina recipes to metals. Colours that nature herself creates when time and the elements are given carte blanche to do as they please to copper roofs, iron gates, and even the lowly tin can.

My work is strongly influenced by my Baltic background and the strong connection Latvians have with nature and craft. Much of the jewellery I create borrows from the Nordic, Baltic and Pagan history and traditions of my ancestors.

I make each and every piece by hand in my green energy powered home studio using ethically sourced and recycled materials whenever possible. This philosophy also holds true in my personal day-to-day living.

When not creating jewellery I can be found painting, tending to my organic garden or enjoying the respite nature can bring. I live with my family and 2 adorable cats in the city of Toronto, Ontario. I shop local and in season whenever I can. I support farmers and small business, social justice, compassion and respect for the planet and its inhabitants.

Shop members

  • Carolyn

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Art in any form delights me, but I get the greatest sense of satisfaction from creating beautiful and versatile jewellery that combines my love of nature, sculpture and architecture.

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Last updated on Jul 22, 2019
Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS RECYCLED/SUSTAINABLE SILVER & GOLD?

All of the jewelry I create uses recycled sterling silver and gold. Metals are reclaimed from industry and manufacturing processes to reduce environmental impact.

HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR JEWELRY?

Every piece is hand-fabricated by me in my small green energy-powered studio in Toronto. One piece at a time, and with great care.

WHAT IS OXIDIZATION & IS IT PERMANENT?

Oxidization is the process of creating a colored finish (often black) on a piece of jewelry. Oxidization is a surface treatment and will change over time to create a patina that is unique to each individual which can depend on several factors including body chemistry and handling.

RETURNS - IMPORTANT INFO

Contact me before returning your item. Items shipped without prior authorization will not be accepted or refunded.

I accept returns on items that are pre-made and ready to ship. Earrings are considered "intimate" and therefore cannot be returned for hygienic reasons. Shipping costs are not refundable.

Made to order and custom pieces take A LOT of time to create and are only made when ordered by you. These items can only be exchanged for other items in my shop.

There is a $25 charge to resize rings plus the cost of shipping both ways. Please be sure to order the correct size.

Please consider that we (artisans) have paid with our time and money (in materials) upfront to create these beautiful pieces of jewelry for you.

JEWELLERY CARE

Remove jewelry prior to washing hands, showering, or swimming, and before going to bed. Prevent jewelry from coming in contact with cleaning or beauty products.

*IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFO*

PLEASE NOTE - TRACKING IS NOT INCLUDED WITH YOUR ORDER.

All items over $200 CAD include free tracked and insured shipping to Canada and the U.S. ONLY.

Free shipping with Canada Post does not include tracking for international orders. If you'd like to upgrade to tracked shipping, please choose a shipping upgrade at checkout or contact me to arrange a different shipping method. However, please be aware that this can be expensive, especially with international orders.

Information I Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

•as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
•if necessary to comply with a legal obligations, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
•as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

•I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
•I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
•Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.