The City at the Edge of the World
This necklace has been sitting on my workbench for a few weeks now - originally I planned to add some small stones and maybe a little more wirework, but I could never quite figure out what I wanted to do with it, and today when I looked at it I decided it was actually perfect just the way it is.
(I’m also pretty sure there’s a story in it, or maybe a poem, and if you write it I would love to read it if you want to share.)
I can adjust this necklace to any length between 12 and 26 inches. It will fit best as a loose choker. Please specify the desired length in a note at checkout.
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. (Gift bags are available!) 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!