Resist

no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well

[...]

you have to understand,
that no one puts their children in a boat
unless the water is safer than the land

- warsan shire

I have felt utterly helpless, these past weeks, and a lot of the past year and a half, for that matter. Most of the “what you can do to help” suggestions come down to donating time and/or money, and... well, I don’t have a lot of either, but I do have a lot of beads and wire and I’m fast with my hands and I have a lot of customers who appreciate social justice and/or a good visual geeky pun.

So. Here you go. The pretty blue stripey things are resistors, and I have a lot of them and can get more as needed. (In a lot of different values, so if you want a specific one, ask and I’ll see if I have it.) $10 from every pair will be donated to organizations doing work on the ground with whatever crisis seems the most urgent at the moment. Right now, that’s going to be RAICES and KIND.

(PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ITEM IS EXEMPT FROM COUPON CODES - INCLUDING MAGPIE POINTS - AND SALES. Please order it separately if you plan to place an order for other items using a discount; I will combine your orders into one shipment.)

I have enough of this particular combination of beads to make at least 15 pairs of earrings. If these sell out (and I sincerely hope they do) I’ll come up with new combinations. I’ll track how many pairs I sell each month and make a donation at the end of each month and post a photo of the donation receipt for accountability. 

#resist.

(I use sterling silver french hooks by default, but I also stock titanium and surgical steel french hooks and high-quality silver-plated leverback findings and you can upgrade to those right over here.)

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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. (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!