Who Ordered The Antiqued Brass Pumpkin Spice Latte?
I managed to get a very small quantity of these adorable pumpkin and oak leaf charms just in time for fall, and I've paired them with some of the last of my stockpile of glowing coppery-orange firepolished glass beads and two shades of warm green Swarovski crystal to make these whimsical fall earrings. The antique brass earwires can be changed to dark grey titanium earwires upon request at no additional charge if you have metal allergies or sensitive ears!
I was only able to make four pairs, and when they're gone, they're gone - I've never seen these charms before and even if I could find more, I wouldn't be able to get them before Halloween.
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!