As You Mean To Go On - Andrea
This year's experiment in interpreting intentions into rocks and wire.
I will include a small note listing the stone(s) I used in your piece and why I chose them.
Pendants will come with either a 20" silver-plated chain or a 20" black faux leather cord; if you have a strong preference for one over the other please put a note on your order.
(My original intent for this now-annual tradition is that each piece is a surprise until it arrives in your mailbox, but since I didn't remember to mention that part of it when I was taking this year's signups, just let me know if you were expecting to see a photo of your specific piece and I'll be happy to send you one.)
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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. (
!) Larger items are usually shipped wrapped in tissue paper in a Priority Mail box. Gift bags are available
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!