So this jewelry is made of glass... can it break?
In short, yes. But with a little mindfulness you shouldn't have a problem! I've dropped a few pieces and not one has broken, but it is glass. Smaller items (like stud earrings) don't break as easily. Larger items and thinner pieces are more at-risk. Learn more about Kismet jewelry care here.
The item I want says the pictured piece has been sold... Tell me more about "Made-to-Order" items.
If the item you want has a "the pictured item has sold" message, then the specific item in the photos is no longer available. But fret not! It's still available for purchase because I'm confident in my ability to recreate the design and offer it on a Made-to-Order basis.
NOTE: Made-to-Order items require more lead time—conservatively 2-3 weeks. I must also stress that because each piece is handmade, your item will differ slightly from the one in the photo—in that charming "one of a kind" way, of course! I will absolutely use the same colors and overall design, but dimensions, details and finish will differ slightly.
Do you take custom orders?
Yes! I'm happy to hear your custom request... Like a style, but the color you want isn't listed? Ask for it! Want to commission a personalized bolo for a gift? Tell me about it! Need 6 pairs of blush pink Dot earrings for your bridesmaids? I'm on it! Custom orders involving new glass creations require 2-3 weeks lead time.
Is your jewelry available in stores?
Kismet currently has no stockists. I'm into it, though! If you're a retail outlet interested in carrying a selection of my jewelry or wish to collaborate on an exclusive collection, let's talk. We're also excited to be popping up at some events this fall where you can shop Kismet in person.
Those rings are really big.
That's not a question, but yes some of them are large and in charge. These are statement rings—they are made to say, "Look at me!" I do not recommend wrangling a toddler or playing volleyball in them, but hold a drink and make sparkling conversation at a cocktail party? Yes ma'am!
A Note About Finishes
All of Kismet's glass jewelry has been handcrafted by yours truly. A number of factors can affect the outcome, including particles on the glass prior to fusing and slight variations in firing intensities and schedules. I get "surprises" all the time! There may be variations in your piece. Usually these are subtle, and every piece for purchase has met my own high standards prior to listing. Each item is a one-of-a-kind work of wearable art!
A Note About Materials
It's my goal to develop unique, quality jewelry that will transcend trends and delight you for years to come, so I've worked hard to source the metal components from reputable suppliers who know and share the metal make-ups of their wares. I use hypoallergenic metals and metal mixes and some sterling silver, avoiding nickel and lead. When relevant, this information can be found in the product's description. If you need additional information, give me a shout and I'll work to answer all your questions.
A Note About Eco-Consciousness
I'm conscious! But seriously, seeking eco-friendly solutions and striving for sustainability where possible is something I'm intentional about. When I pursue new supplies, packaging, display or product, impact on the environment is always a consideration. If you have a hot tip for an earth-friendly resource or supplier relevant to my business, I'm all ears! Also note that the glass in your jewelry is recyclable. If you fall out of love with your piece, I hope you pass it along to someone else to enjoy. Barring that (or if it breaks) put it in the recycling bin!