Pride 2018: Rainbow Choose-Your-Own-Adventure
Want a pendant? Bracelet? Simple necklace? Earrings? A hair thingie? Something else? I’ve chosen the beads, you get to choose what I do with them!
This item is available either with the traditional six-color rainbow, or with brown and/or black beads (representing PoC in the LGBTQIA communities) added, at no additional cost. I will default to the six-color version; please tell me if you’d like me to include brown and/or black! In a note at checkout, please tell me what you’d like me to make, and include a measurement if you want a bracelet or necklace. If you choose earrings, you’ll get an asymmetric pair; I’ll add tiny beads so there’s a full rainbow on each side, but they won’t be identical. (If you really, really want identical, order two of this item and I’ll make you the fanciest set of earrings you ever did see.) I’ll default to silver wire, but am happy to do something else if you want. What arrives in your mailbox will be a surprise - please only order this if you’re okay with a bit of randomness happening. If you need to see exactly what you’re getting, or want a BIG necklace, ask me about a custom piece.
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!