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A special coating on one side of glass beads results in the amazing multi-color/color-shifting effect you’ve been seeing a lot lately - but with beads like these roses, which have a distinct front and back side, sometimes the coating ends up on the “wrong” side of the bead. A recent batch had an inordinately high number of these, and since they’re still pretty, if not what I expected, I decided to gather them up and make a necklace. If you like the clearly defined rose shape, you can wear it with the metallic green side facing out; if you prefer the brilliant magenta/gold/rainbow colors and don’t care as much about the shape of the beads, wear it that way around!
I’d suggest picking which way you think you’ll wear it the most and having me put the clasp on that way - it’s not impossible to close my hook-and-eye clasps backwards, but it is harder. If you think you’ll want to wear it both ways on a regular basis, let’s talk about other types of clasps that might be easier...
I can adjust this to any size from 10 to 26 inches; it will look best as a loose choker. Please put a note on your order at checkout letting me know what length you want and which side you want to face outwards, or if you want to figure out a clasp that will be more forgiving of being flipped around on a regular basis.
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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!