Giant Destash Box: Dragon Starter Kit
Every dragon needs some tools for their workbench and a good starter kit of shiny objects! The last of my destash boxes: a tiny pair of pliers (rusty and not very good, but very cute) and some bead sorting trays, and some weird things that Fire Mountain Gems sold me as earring tags (I'm pretty sure I was ordering stuff after taking Ambien again...) and an old ring box full of random beads, plus more random beads and broken watches and jewelry, plus the last of my grab bags, all shoved into a flat rate bubble mailer. Aaaaaaaaand I’ll toss in a handful of beads from the Bowl of Doom (basically a sixth grab bag) plus a steampunk giraffe and a piano string. Over 3 pounds of shiny objects and weird stuff!
Shipping is included in the price.
My silver wire is .999 fine silver over a copper core, encased in a durable clear enamel coating. (My gold, bronze, rosegold, and copper wires also have the clear enamel coating, unless otherwise specified.) I have been using this wire since I began making jewelry in 2003, because it is extremely non-reactive - people with metal allergies can wear it! - and it does not tarnish. It is also easier for me to manipulate than solid sterling wire, which allows me to hand-sculpt it into the intricate fwooshiness of my trademark style despite the extensive hypermobility caused by Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
In the interest of being environmentally friendly, I keep my packaging as minimal as possible while still protecting the contents. Most orders are shipped in small kraft boxes inside bubble mailers, with items packed together whenever possible rather than using a single box for each piece of jewelry in an order. (If you ever need an extra box for gift-giving purposes, just ask!) Larger items are usually shipped wrapped in tissue paper in a Priority Mail box.
I am transitioning away from using packing slips or other paper inserts; while many small businesses like mine routinely include handwritten thank you notes in every order, I feel it is more environmentally responsible to express my appreciation for your patronage via email rather than contributing to the contents of your recycling bin!