Retrograde Survival Kit

Mercury is about to turn itself retrograde AGAIN, and while I’m usually all Madame Skepticalia McDoubtfulpants about this stuff, there is no denying that Mercury being retrograde tends to bring a whole bunch of ARE YOU #$&@! KIDDING ME nonsense out into the open. 

So I don’t know about you, but I plan to be wearing hematite a LOT for, uh, pretty much all of July. I’m not saying it will keep me from running my mouth at people or forgetting stuff even more than I already do, but maybe it’ll be enough to remind me to think before I talk. And to check my calendar twice before agreeing to do anything. 

Also, it’s shiny: hematite and blue goldstone is a great combination and I honestly don’t know why I haven’t thought of it before now. 

Limited edition of four pairs, unless I manage to remember where I put the rest of the goldstone beads, in which case there might be more. 

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


$ 20.00

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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. (Gift bags are available!) 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!