WhimsybyKT

Fanciful Artisan Jewelry with Exotic Gemstones

Vancouver, Washington 3015 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (1439)

WhimsybyKT

Fanciful Artisan Jewelry with Exotic Gemstones

Vancouver, Washington | 3015 Sales

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Kathleen Hovis

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Kathleen Hovis

Announcement    Welcome! I hope you will enjoy looking through my handmade Whimsies! 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

*PLEASE NOTE* Etsy is now collecting sales tax for some US States including WA and PA (there may be others) - the proper sales tax amount is calculated by area/zip code and added to your total at the end of the checkout process. Feel free to contact me with 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/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kathleen.Hovis
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kthovis/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhimsyByKT

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 11, 2019

Welcome! I hope you will enjoy looking through my handmade Whimsies! 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

*PLEASE NOTE* Etsy is now collecting sales tax for some US States including WA and PA (there may be others) - the proper sales tax amount is calculated by area/zip code and added to your total at the end of the checkout process. Feel free to contact me with 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/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kathleen.Hovis
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kthovis/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhimsyByKT

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Updates

20% OFF sparklesFLASH SALEsparkles on all One of a Kind & Ready-to-Ship Whimsies!! Sale ends November 8th!
My newest, most favorite pair of earrings EVER!! heart_eyes featuring a line up of glorious, fiery dark red & glowing orange Mexican fire opal gems from my secret stash, plus cool gray blue aquamarine dangling from hammered hoops ok_handskin-tone-2 Now in the shop!
NEW raw amethyst crystal slice earrings up for grabs in the shop! These are the smallest of the pairs I have, topped with genuine Herkimer diamonds heart️ More pairs like this available for custom orders!
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About WhimsybyKT

Sales 3,015
On Etsy since 2010

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 7 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/Parenthood/Music/Kindred Spirits

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 sweet 9 year old "pup" (Nola), reading (anything -- but mostly satire, science fiction and murder mysteries) the show "Once Upon a Time", psychology, learning new things, 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, etc.) 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.

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Last updated on Sep 14, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

All custom and made to order items have a 7-10 *business* day turn around time, unless otherwise specified (ie. when I need to order something special to get started or the order contains multiple pieces and/or intricate, time consuming designs - I will notify you in advance if this is the case) When you place an order, you will be give a "ship by" date on your receipt, that is automatically calculated by Etsy based on my stated turn around time in the listing. I am always happy to answer questions and am currently accepting custom orders - you can 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 to 10 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

Because handmade, wire wrapped gemstone jewelry is delicate by nature, I now include "Care Cards" with each order to help instruct & advise you on basic cleaning & care practices. More detailed instructions vary by metals and gemstones, so please do 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 now also offer high quality, artisan paper gift wrapping for an additional fee - this option is available during checkout and you are welcome to leave a note with specific requests or directions.

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 to make sure I can accommodate your needs, as many designs I offer are made to order, requiring that I forge each little component from scratch. Much of my business these days also comes in the form of custom work, and I get very busy during the holidays & other gift giving occasions, so if it is not possible for me to rush an order I will tell you upfront. I always encourage communication from my clients, and place the highest value on personalized customer service, honesty and mutual respect.