Theresa's Promise Jewelry Designs

High Quality, Handcrafted, Original

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:If your name is Kerry, then why do you call yourself Theresa's promise? Can I call you Theresa?
A: You can call me "Theresa" or "Kerry" or "Hey, You!" I don't mind. Our business is named Theresa's Promise after St. Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower. In St. Therese's biography, Story of a Soul, she said that she believed in "doing little things with great love," which is my motto when I'm creating my designs.


Q: Do you teach classes or host jewelry parties?
A: Yes, I do teach classes! I used to be an elementary school teacher, and I still enjoy teaching. I'd be willing to host a class for children or adults for birthday parties, girl scout groups, group meetings, or any other event. Call me for more information on pricing.

I don't host jewelry parties at my home (too many animals, not enough space:), but if you would like to host a party in your home, then that would be great!


Q: What materials do you use in your jewelry designs?
A: I use gemstones, Swarovski crystals, and Czech glass beads, and I use silver-plated findings and surgical steel earring hooks. For individuals who request it, I can use sterling silver findings for an additional charge. Please contact me for pricing.


Q: Can you create made-to-order designs? What about repairs?
A: Absolutely! I can create a special piece to match an outfit, school colors, favorite sports team, wedding colors, etc. I can repair or refresh older pieces that you already own. I can remove strands of necklaces or bracelets in order to simplify them, add strands to make them more fancy, and replace or refresh metallic beads that have tarnished in order to add more luster. I can resize jewelry or change clasps or earring hooks to suit your needs. If you lost an earring, I can probably make one to match or make a new pair in a similar style. Just contact me with information about your special request.


Q: What types of items do you make?
A: I make necklaces, bracelets, earrings, anklets, rings, children's jewelry, eyeglass holders, rosaries, and jewelry sets. You can check out some of my designs in my photo gallery.


Q: I don't have pierced ears. Can you make me clip-on earrings?
A: Yes, I have silver and gold-plated clip-on converters and will not charge extra to convert a pair over to clip-ons.


Q: Will your jewelry tarnish?
A: I use silver-plated findings in my jewelry designs to keep my prices affordable. Like sterling silver findings, the metal findings in my jewelry will become slightly darker over time. I recommend storing all jewelry in a cool, dry environment. I have been very pleased with the durability of my jewelry. If you would like the silver findings on a piece replaced with new ones, just contact me.


Q: How do you keep your prices so low?
A: I buy my beads in bulk and shop smart as often as possible in order to bring my customers high quality pieces at affordable prices.


Q: Do you make all your jewelry?
A: Yes, Kerry is the primary designer and makes every piece of jewelry by hand.


Q: Do you sell your jewelry online?
A: Yes, I have an Ebay and Etsy store where I sell my designs.