Gratitude Mezuzah Case
This is my favorite of any of the mezuzah cases I’ve made so far, including the ones in my own home! (I was, in fact, very tempted to keep it.) Copper wire spirals around a clear glass tube, accented with glass leaves and flowers, carnelian, moss agate, amethyst, aquamarine, rose quartz, garnet, and assorted glass beads. Hang it in your doorframe using small nails into the center of one of the spirals at either end.
Please note: my mezuzah cases do not include a scroll! If you don’t already have a scroll that you wish to move into this case, you will need to purchase one for it; I do not sell them at this time. The mezuzah case measures 6.5” from end to end and the glass tube is slightly under 4” long; I would suggest a 3.5” or 3.75” scroll. The ends of the tube are open, so this case is best suited for interior doorways. It is traditional to wrap a scroll in plastic to protect it from the elements when placing a mezuzah outside, but I will leave it up to you to decide if that would provide sufficient protection should you want to use this case on an exterior doorway.)
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!