About the Jewelry
Handcrafted sterling silver jewelry inspired by nature and created for unique people with individual style.
How It's Made
Each of my pieces is handcrafted from start to finish using traditional metalsmithing techniques by my own two hands. A hand drawn design is transferred to sheet metal, cut out with a jewelers saw, textured with hammers and stamps, refined with files and sandpaper, soldered together, polished, oxidized and finally waxed to preserve the finish. The results are heirloom quality sterling silver, copper, and brass pieces inspired by the natural world and created for people with individual style. That's you!
I work with recycled sterling silver, copper, brass, and occasionally gold filled metals. All posts and ear wires are sterling silver. Many of my pieces are oxidized (blacked with patina) resulting in an antique look that brings out the details in each piece. All pieces are sealed with wax to protect the oxidized finish. Many of the semi precious gemstones used in my pieces are one of a kind and cut by American lapidary artists. I do my best to make note of the type of stone and its source in the product descriptions, but occasionally I miss one. If you are curious, please ask!
Turn Around Time
Many of the pieces here are marked "ready to ship" which means I will have them in the mail and headed to your door within 3 business days. Other pieces are described as "made to order". Made to order pieces are added to my bench list when they are purchased and are completed in the order in which they are received. Turn around time for made to order pieces is about 2-3 weeks. Custom orders may require an even longer creation time depending on the materials used and the complexity of the piece. Look for the status of each piece at the bottom of each product description. Have a question? Don't hesitate to ask!
Cleaning and Maintenance
You can clean your piece by lightly scrubbing with a toothbrush and soapy water. Each piece will continue to oxidize (turn black) over time. Storing your piece in the box it arrived in, a jewelry box, or a cloth bag can slow the natural oxidation process. To bring your piece back to its original finish you can rub the metal areas gently with a polishing cloth (high polish pieces) or a scotch brite pad (pieces with a brushed finish), taking care to avoid any stones, enameled areas, or resins.