A Song For The Skies
I came up this design by accident while working on a wholesale order of guitar string bangle bracelets, and liked it so much I decided it needed to go into production. Each bracelet will be very similar to the ones shown here, but the wirework and placement of the stars will vary. I will default to a size of about 8.5” in circumference, but I’m happy to customize it larger or smaller - just measure around the widest part of your hand as shown in the last photo and around your wrist and include both measurements in a note at checkout. If you have any preference for the number of stars, let me know that too; otherwise I’ll go with whatever strikes my fancy at the time, somewhere between 2 and 5 in varying sizes. The color and thickness of the guitar string will vary slightly as well, but they will be silvery. I make no promises about the metal content in these, because, well, recycled guitar strings...
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!