KotomiCreations

hand-made historical style jewellery and art

London, England 426 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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KotomiCreations

hand-made historical style jewellery and art

London, England | 426 Sales

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Kotomi

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Jewellery to remind you of earlier epoques. You recall... sometime, somewhere... you saw, or touched, or maybe wore these. You know that your spirit seems to realise this. --------
I have always been drawn to something historical. Images from an ancient time speak to me. And stones, beads, all those materials are waiting to be discovered and to be made into something through which they can recall their memories. Reminiscences of earth, civilization, epoque, human beings...

Main Website - www.kotomicreations.com

My jewellery often resembles objects made from gold... but this is not the case. I use polymer clay to combining with semi-precious stones, textured glass pieces, crystal stones etc... Then I decorate with antique-gold-colour mica powder. This technique allows me to explore many possibilities in design and form to create gorgeous jewellery !!
The pieces I introduce here are mostly one-off.

Thank you for visiting !!

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Last updated on 09 Nov, 2019

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Jewellery to remind you of earlier epoques. You recall... sometime, somewhere... you saw, or touched, or maybe wore these. You know that your spirit seems to realise this. --------
I have always been drawn to something historical. Images from an ancient time speak to me. And stones, beads, all those materials are waiting to be discovered and to be made into something through which they can recall their memories. Reminiscences of earth, civilization, epoque, human beings...

Main Website - www.kotomicreations.com

My jewellery often resembles objects made from gold... but this is not the case. I use polymer clay to combining with semi-precious stones, textured glass pieces, crystal stones etc... Then I decorate with antique-gold-colour mica powder. This technique allows me to explore many possibilities in design and form to create gorgeous jewellery !!
The pieces I introduce here are mostly one-off.

Thank you for visiting !!

Updates

New 15 Objet d'Art series - Reliquaries - have been listed.
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About KotomiCreations

Sales 426
On Etsy since 2008

The Grace, Glory and Elegance of the Past

After hard-working days in commercial/ fashion jewellery design industry in Japan (uh, yes, that was a workaholic society at that time!!), I half-retired to London, my soul home town. I swore to myself to start my creative journey towards the inside of me. Questing for my own aesthetic Holy-Grail. I decided to became a hermit, but a highly decorative(!!) hermit, who spins endless jewels...

For me, London is the best environment to explore many historical styles. I spend numerous times in museums and galleries to absorb airs and vibrations from ancient/ period objects.
In addition, I have discovered many materials from all over the world. Everything has a specific significance (whether I sense it or not), and has came onto my atelier desk with a certain particular purpose to be combined with other materials.
I am a just an agent for allowing them happen...

I discovered the early stages of polymer clay around my "late Japanese era", and it eventually developed into a more durable and tractable material.
This material fitted into my working ethos pretty well. For my hands need to catch up with my endlessly-flowing design ideas as quickly as possible.
I blend 2 types of clay, one for durability another for tractability. After forming into pendant heads, gilded with gold mica powder, baked in the oven. After firing, they combined with beads, chains, pearls and etc.

This unique technique allows me to create jewellery in Glory, Grace and Elegance from the Past without being 'emperor/empress' of the contemporary world.

Shop members

  • Kotomi

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    After Art-Uni and MA, early 1990's worked as a freelance designer for fashion/ costume jewellery industries in Japan. Moving to London in 1998, began creating jewellery, in historical decorative style, which fascinates me.

Production partners

  • Digital Fabric Print Company

    London, England

    For my Fashion Accessories based on my photographic art work, I use this leading digital fabric print company, which makes quality custom products on demand. Each product is carefully hand-made inside its facility, in NW London.

  • Gallery quality print labo

    London, England

    For my Photographic painting print, I use this one of top UK printing companies for professional gallery-quality C-type and Giclee photo prints. Their Epson Giclee print guarantees archival life expectancy: 40 years daylight, 200 years in dark.

  • ギャラリー展示品質のプロフェッショナル・プリント・ラボ

    London, England

    写真アート作品は、このUKトップ・クラスのプリント・ラボで、ギャラリー展示品質のCタイプ・プリント、または、ジクリー・プリントを発注しています。 ここのエプソン・ジクリー・プリントは、日光下40年、暗室保存200年の耐年数が保証されています。

  • デジタル・ファブリック・プリント会社

    London, England

    スカーフなどのファブリック作品は、最新のデジタル・ファブリック技術を有する、このロンドンの会社に、プリントを発注しています。 ここでは高品質のカスタム・プリントを、オンデマンド印刷しています。 各製品は北西ロンドンの、この会社の設備内で丁寧に、ハンドメイドで仕上げられています。

Shop policies

Last updated on 08 July, 2018
Welcome to my Etsy shop.

After branching out into photography and objet d'art, I am displaying variety type of my creation.

Jewellery section has 2 lines;
One is my main-line, Kotomi Jewellery - I regularly create 2 collections per year, using polymer clay to combine semi-precious stones, crystal glass etc...
Another line is, Revamp Jewellery - or "Up-cycled Jewellery". Here I use vintage, second-hand material sourced from all over the world, to create assemblage wearable art.

All creations stem from the same root; the glory, grace and elegance of the past, and yet somehow mystery and decadence as a twist.
Enjoy browsing my shop and hopefully find something haunt to your soul ; )

My main website : www.kotomicreations.com

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Send items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS:
Please contact me in advance for returning instruction.
Buyers are responsible for return trackable shipping costs.
If the item is not returned in its original condition (in original package with the label, no damage, no alteration), the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I shall refund the item value within 1-2 working days after the satisfactory return of the item to me.

Cancellation:
Generally I despatch items within 24 hours, therefore if you need cancellation, contact me as soon as possible. If it hasn't shipped yet, I can accept cancellation.

DAMAGES:
It is very unlikely, but if the item arrives damaged, contact me first with the detailed information. I do my best to resolve the issue.

LOST IN POST:
UK Royal Mail requires customers to wait 15 working days to UK, 20 working days to EU, 25 working days for the rest of the world after due to arrival date, to claim losses. Therefore I also follow this time span for lost item claims.
Payment
PAYMENT METHOD:
・Paypal or credit cards/Etsy gift cards via Etsy Direct Checkout.

My shop is not VAT registered, so no VAT derives on your purchase.
Therefore there is no VAT reduction for oversea purchases.
Delivery
DELIVERY:
Items are despatched within 1-3 working days after completion of payment .
A despatch-notice e-mail with the postal registration number will be e-mailed.

For UK, I use Royal Mail "Special delivery 1pm" (signature required), it should reach you next day before 1pm.
For overseas, I use Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed, Tracked or Signed depending on the destination.
Although delivery terms vary depending on the destinations and seasons, normally 1 week to EU, 10-15 days to the rest of the world.

INSURANCE:
My default shipping covers basic insurance amount (£750 for UK, £50=$65 for overseas).
For the oversea customer who feels more comfortable being fully insured, I can arrange it with extra £3.3=$4.5. Please contact to me.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS:
I send your purchase under the "gift" registration with low value generally, that is normally not subject for custom fees . However please remember, in case any customs fees or import duties occur, it is the responsibility of the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS:
At this moment, I do not take custom orders, but some minor changes (e.g. adjusting chain length) on existing listings can be done.

MORE ITEMS:
In addition to my listings in this shop, I have a photo set for collections on : www.flickr.com/photos/kotomi-jewelry/collections/72157604213659130
If you find something that you fancy, contact me with the title number. I shall reply stock availability, price, size, material etc, and any further information required.

WHOLESALE:
Wholesale purchase is available with minimum purchase of £600 (before wholesale discount= shop listed prices) and a proof of business (scanned business/shop card or websites).
I offer 50% (45% for Paypal payment) discount from my shop listed prices for wholesale up-front purchase.
Wholesale shipping cost is based on weight of the whole package with the estimation upon the request.
Although most of my items are one-off, I can suggest more items in stock in the line of your preference, through photographs.
I have 15 years of experience for wholesale supply to UK and overseas shops/ galleries.
However I am afraid I cannot take consignment (Sale-or-Return) wholesale contracts.

GUARANTEES:
Polymer clay is used for the base of my jewellery.
Although I use my special blending recipe to maximise the durability the clay, breakage can happen (but under 1% of sold items in over 10 years).
I guarantee free repair for 6 months after the purchase.
I request to you to cover only sending-in postage, in return I shall cover the sending-out postage.

REPAIRS:
Repairs after 6 months of the purchase will be charged at the actual cost and the sending-out postage. Once again it is very rare occurrence.
Most cases of repair involve simply re-threading, which can happen after several years of use. The guide cost for re-threading is £10=$15 with no missing beads, plus postage. (I would ask you to cover sending-in postage, as well.)

JEWELLERY CARE:
Please do remember 2 important "Don't"s.
KEEP AWAY FROM PERFUME AND HEAT.
If you are going to wear perfume/eau-de-Cologne/hair-spray, please allow it to evaporate before putting on jewellery; never spray it on to the jewellery.
The volatile alcohol-based substances in them damages the polymer clay settings.
And polymer clay is perfectly firm after baking, but if it is kept over 50℃, it tends to be soft again. Therefore, please avoid top of a radiator and/or dash-board in a car in a summer day. (By any chance, if it happened, keep it in cool place, it will be harden again.)

More information about "How to care kotomi-jewellery":
http://kotomicreations.blog69.fc2.com/blog-entry-111.html


If you have further enquiry, please contact via the blue "contact" button on the left side column. (Although Etsy registration is required, it is very easy. Just name, e-mail, user-name and password. That it!!)

More information

Last updated on 20 Apr, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

At this moment, I do not take custom orders, but some minor changes (e.g. adjusting chain length) on existing listings can be done.

Care instructions

Please do remember 2 important "Don't"s.
KEEP AWAY FROM PERFUME AND HEAT.
If you are going to wear perfume/eau-de-Cologne/hair-spray, please allow it to evaporate before putting on jewellery; never spray it on to the jewellery. the volatile alcohol-based substances in them damages the polymer clay settings.
And polymer clay is perfectly firm after baking, but if it is kept over 50℃, it tends to be soft again. Therefore, please avoid top of a radiator and/or dash-board in a car in a summer day. (By any chance, if it happened, keep it in cool place, it will be harden again.)

More information about "How to care kotomi-jewellery":
http://kotomicreations.blog69.fc2.com/blog-entry-111.html

Wholesale availability

Wholesale purchase is available with minimum purchase of US$700 (before wholesale discount= shop listed prices) and a proof of business (scanned business/shop card or websites).
I offer 45% (40% for Paypal payment) discount from my shop listed prices for wholesale up-front purchase.
(My current client outlets have local exclusive priorities, therefore there might be a case that I may not accept wholesale deal with your request, depending on your locality.)
Wholesale shipping cost is based on weight of the whole package with the estimation upon the request.
Although most of my items are one-off, I can suggest more items in stock in the line of your preference, through photographs.
I have 15 years of experience for wholesale supply to UK and

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