A temporary workaround while I figure out a new gift certificate solution! It's a bit clunky, unfortunately, but it's what I've got...
When you purchase this item, I will manually issue a single-use discount code within 48 hours (often sooner) which you may present to the recipient in any way you'd like.
Here's where it gets clunky: discount codes can't be applied to shipping charges (presently $3 within the US) and can only be used on a purchase equal to or greater than the value of the gift certificate; however, I am happy to refund shipping charges on orders over $25 (my current free shipping threshold) or issue multiple smaller discount codes if you want to give someone $100 or more of store credit.
(The holder of the discount code may at any time also email me to ask to redeem their gift certificate manually, thus avoiding paying for shipping, but I am only one person and I have to sleep sometimes, so I can't promise that I will be able to respond before the item sells - hence issuing a discount code that can be used without any involvement from me.)
Like I said, it's a workaround...
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!