Any Road Can Lead You Home

Some years ago I was at a sci-fi convention in Boston when I stumbled across a coin dealer who had a couple of bowls of very, very old coins with the most gorgeous wear and patina on his table. I promptly started rummaging for the ones with the most interesting colors and shapes, and he immediately started trying to dissuade me from buying them. “No, no, those are worthless! You don’t want them! They’re too damaged!”

I eventually managed to persuade him that no, really, I DID want the “worthless” coins, and bought rather a lot of them... and came back the next day and bought even more, somewhat to his chagrin. 

...but really, could YOU resist bowls full of ancient mostly Roman and Greek coins with fascinating wear patterns like this one?

(I don’t know if this one is Greek or Roman or something else, or how old it is; he was entirely right that they’re too worn to be identifiable, although a friend had a great deal of fun trying in a hotel room late that night.)

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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!