Per My Last Email #4
OH HAI Mercury Retrograde I really didn’t miss you at ALL. But at least it’s giving me a good reason to release this series that I’ve been plotting ever since somebody suggested it in response to the NOT TODAY, SATAN series a few months ago!
I mean, pretty rocks aren’t a magic cure for people tap dancing on your last nerve, but they MIGHT help you remember to bite your tongue before you say something that you might regret later. Can’t hurt. Might help! Might also make you snicker quietly to yourself every time you send a follow-up email about that thing that didn’t NEED seventeen emails in the first place.
Rainbow obsidian, garnet, sculpted silver wire, and a whole lot of repressed snark.
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!