If It Be Your Will
The last time I was in NYC buying supplies, I stumbled across some beautiful"old new stock" broach settings that had obviously been intended to be rhinestone-filled jewelry by some long-forgotten designer. I bought a bag of them and contemplated doing something with resin, but in the end decided to just sculpt wire around them.
There is an old-fashioned safety clasp pin on the back; this would be a beautiful and elegant accent to any outfit, but as it's fairly heavy, it would be best on a fabric without a lot of stretch or drape.
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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!