WhimsybyKT

Fanciful Artisan Jewelry with Exotic Gemstones

Vancouver, Washington · 1812 Sales

WhimsybyKT

Fanciful Artisan Jewelry with Exotic Gemstones

Vancouver, Washington 1812 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(852)

Announcement   Welcome! I hope you will enjoy looking through my handmade creations! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or special requests, I try to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours. Thank you for visiting my little shop! <3

*SPECIAL NOTE* All orders within Washington state are now subject to sales tax - Please contact me if you have questions!*

To see the most up to date designs and find out about sales and promos ahead of time, find me on:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/whimsybykt/
https://www.facebook.com/Kathleen.Hovis
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kthovis/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhimsyByKT

Announcement

Last updated on May 24, 2017

Welcome! I hope you will enjoy looking through my handmade creations! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or special requests, I try to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours. Thank you for visiting my little shop! <3

*SPECIAL NOTE* All orders within Washington state are now subject to sales tax - Please contact me if you have questions!*

To see the most up to date designs and find out about sales and promos ahead of time, find me on:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/whimsybykt/
https://www.facebook.com/Kathleen.Hovis
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kthovis/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhimsyByKT

Kathleen Hovis

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Kathleen Hovis

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(852)
tamidimond

tamidimond on Jul 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

She is a sweet, stunning little bracelet. It's absolutely perfect in every way! KT makes works of art, and she always exceeds my expectations, every single time!

jaymiceli

jaymiceli on Jul 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful bracelet-all the stones are lovely- unique shape-also purchased matching pendant-as always KT has done a terrific job with her designs!

jaymiceli

jaymiceli on Jul 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The stone in this pendant is truly amazing-so much life and beautiful colors in the opal. The chain has the perfect matching opal and tourmaline accent stones-love it !!!!!

jaymiceli

jaymiceli on Jul 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love this watermelon tourmaline stone-such beautiful colors-and the accent stones are the perfect match to compliment the main stone.

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Updates

I just can't get enough of these glorious, flashy opals!! These earrings are available in the shop as a made to order listing - and can be made in the metal of your choice! heart️ matching necklace premiering soon!
Loving this new genuine ruby necklace with gold rutilated quartz!! heart️ it's now available as a made to order listing in the shop, and can be customized to suit your tastes! What a perfect gift for those upcoming July birthdays ok_handskin-tone-2
NEW boho luxe gemstone medley necklace in oxidized sterling silver - dripping with sparkling, AAA quality gems, including moss aquamarine, vesuvianite, prehnite, kyanite & labradorite! Use the coupon code LOYAL10 for 10% off storewide! raised_handsskin-tone-2two_hearts
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About

Agates and Gemstones and Rocks, Oh My!

I've had a collection of rocks and agates as far back as I can remember -- childhood trips to the Oregon coast were usually spent digging for hours in the sand and hunting for polished stones. As an adult, I loved the idea of turning these nostalgic treasures into something functional -- a necklace or keychain, or even a simple paperweight. When I discovered that I could wrap gemstones in wire and create endless combinations of color and shapes, a new passion was born: jewelry making.

I've been "twisting silver", as I like to call it, for 5 years now and every day I learn something new. Opening my Etsy shop was a wonderful opportunity to share my art with the world and to learn about the actual business of jewelry making. I do all the designing, creating, photography and listing from my small home studio, in between raising my 2 young boys. There is an avalanche of never-ending growth opportunities in being part of the Etsy community and I am blessed to have the rare ability to work from home as a single parent.

THINGS THAT INSPIRE ME:
Nature/Spirals and Curvacious Shapes/LOVE/My Friends and Family/ART/The Ocean/GOD/Music

ABOUT ME: Various Facts and Tidbits:
In addition to making wearable art, I also LOVE: dancing, writing, singing, playing with my kids, walks to the park, my dog Nola and cat Punkin, reading (anything -- but mostly satire and murder mysteries) the show "Once Upon a Time", personality types, psychology, random acts of kindness, people watching, juicing/nutrition, Led Zeppelin, the smell of rain, miniature objects and midnight snacks....

GOALS:
To become a well-known jewelry artist, to also be known for my impeccable customer service, to learn as much about my profession and the materials I use as humanly possible, to someday be trained at "the bench" (learn to melt metal, ect) and to always put first the LOVE and PASSION of my trade -- I heard somewhere (or perhaps read) that as long as you continue doing what you love, the money will follow. I believe that whole heartedly!

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and my little business!

Shop members

  • Kathleen Hovis

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer

    I work from home in my small studio creating one of a kind jewelry pieces inspired by my love of art and natural stones. I am a 32 year old single mama to 2 amazing boys, ages 7 and 9, who remind me daily how blessed I am.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jun 28, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

All custom and made to order items have a 5-10 business day turn around time, unless otherwise specified (ie. in the case I need to order something special to get started) and I always send pictures of the finished piece(s) before shipping for approval. I am always happy to customize or personalize any item in my shop, simply send me a convo to get started!

Sizing details

I try to accurately depict color and size with my photos - in each listing I provide at least one size reference picture, while some may be zoomed in to show details. Please view all 5 photos and read measurement information carefully to get the most accurate idea of size - and if you are still unsure or have questions, don't hesitate to contact me, I am very convo friendly and always do my best to respond within 24 hours.

Care instructions

Handmade, wire wrapped jewelry is delicate by nature and should be handled with care. Please do not sleep or shower in your handmade jewelry. Store necklaces and dangling earrings in a hanging case or separate from other jewelry to avoid tangling. I do not recommend storing in your bathroom as moisture can be damaging to some natural gemstones I use, such as opals, emeralds and pearls. Cleaning instructions vary by metals and gemstones, please contact me if you have questions about how to clean and restore your jewelry.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Every order placed in my shop comes in a sweet, hand decorated gift box, ready for gift giving. If you are purchasing a gift for a special occasion, please do let me know so I can adjust the décor as needed - I have a wide variety of fun themes, colors and designs for my gift boxes and am always happy to customize them! Multiple piece orders will come in as few boxes as possible, unless other wise specified - I do always try to ask how many boxes are needed, just in case. I am also happy to include personalized, hand written notes for no extra charge.

Rush Orders

I always do my best to get orders out as quickly as possible. In the case that you need something before the stated time frame, please contact me prior to purchasing - I am usually able to meet even the tightest of deadlines, but if I can not, I will tell you up front. The only time I don't accept rush orders is during the holiday season, between November 1st and the end of December. There is usually no fee for a rush order, except in cases where multiple pieces are needed in a very small amount of time.