How do I care for my glass jewelry?
I recommend storing it in a soft, protected environment as it can be scratched by other hard items. To clean, wipe with any microfiber cloth. To really make it shine, wipe with rubbing alcohol and a lint-free paper towel or cloth.
So this jewelry is made of glass... can it break?
Yes, the glass components of this jewelry can break. But I can tell you I've dropped my fair share of pieces and not one has broken. In general, the smaller items (earrings) would be tough to break. Larger items (bracelets, rings) are more at-risk if dropped on a hard surface.
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!
Have an idea for a fun bolo? Tell me about it!
Need 6 pairs of blush pink Dot earrings for your bridesmaids? I'm on it!
Want a longer suede cord for your necklace than is shown? No problem!
Custom orders involving new glass creations require 2-3 weeks lead time.
Is this jewelry available in stores?
Kismet currently has no stockists. This is, however, something I'm open to, so if you are a retail outlet interested in carrying a selection of this jewelry or wish to collaborate on an exclusive collection, do reach out.
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 tantrum-throwing toddler or playing volleyball in them, but hold a drink and make sparkling conversation at a cocktail party? Yes ma'am!
I have spirit, yes I do! But I'm an Aggie... Where's the maroon?!
The dark red color (such as on these earrings or this ring) is the best approximation of maroon I'm currently able to achieve. While I am a Longhorn, I promise I'm not just being spiteful! (I'll take Aggie money all day long. ;P ) When I return to the studio in the new year I'll be experimenting further, aiming to figure out a more accurate maroon result. In the meantime, this red is actually not too far off and some customers may decide it works for them.
A Note About Finishes
All the glass jewelry at Kismet Handmade has been handcrafted by yours truly. Any number of factors can affect the outcome, including unseen particles on the glass prior to fusing and slight variations in firing intensities and schedules. I get "surprises" all the time! There may be anomalies and/or variations in your particular piece(s). Usually these are extremely subtle, and every piece available for purchase has met my own high standards prior to listing. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind work of mini wearable art!
A Note About Metal Findings
It's my goal to develop unique, quality glass jewelry, so I've worked hard to source the metal components from reputable suppliers who know and share the metal make-ups of their wares. It's my priority to use hypoallergenic metals and metal mixes*, avoiding nickel and lead. When relevant, this information can be found on each product listing under "Specifications". If you need additional information, give me a shout and I'll work to answer all your questions. *In 2019 I plan to evaluate moving to sterling silver where possible.