I made SO MANY of these earrings and their matching pendants in their original green-glass-and-garnet incarnation - to the point where I actually discontinued them for a few years because I was so tired of making them (2019 Kyth is making very acerbic comments right now about how it must’ve been nice to be able to afford to be all “I’m bored I SHALL DISCONTINUE THIS PRODUCT THAT SELLS SO WELL” and she’s not wrong) and while I did eventually bring them back I also eventually ran out of the original beads, and the importer that sold them to me not only also ran out of them but has now gone out of business and... I really should try to find a replacement supplier, shouldn’t I.
...so yeah, I don’t have any more of the original beads, but these pink ones are pretty too, and vintage glass “pearls” worked just fine as the berries.
(I used titanium french hooks on these because they looked best with the dark silver, but you can upgrade to any thing else that I stock right over here.)
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!