How do I care for my jewelry?
As with any jewelry, handle gently. Do not yank or pull the components, as they could be strained and then disconnect or break. Do not pull clothing over your jewelry; instead, put jewelry on after and take off before removing clothing. Avoid getting lotions and soap on your jewelry, and always keep jewelry dry.
May I have a custom size created?
Customizations available on some designs. I’m happy to accommodate designs to suit the wearer and/or the the outfit. Contact for details. Using measuring tape (or ribbon/string that you can measure later), measure out how long the length of your jewelry needs to be to suit your specific outfit. If not included in a design, I can also add an extender upon request.
I’m interested in a previous design that is not currently for sale. May I order one?
Completed jewelry designs and component inventory are subject to availability. I’m happy to discuss recreating a design. If per the complexity of the order or my schedule I’m not able to complete the design quickly, I can put your inquiry on a waiting list. If I no longer have access to the exact components in the original design, I might be able to find suitable replacements.
What can you tell me about the safety of your jewerly?
ewelry components used, to my knowledge, are free of lead, cadmium, and other dangerous elements. The advantage of vintage-inspired jewelry designs is jewelry made from safer materials. I make a priority in selecting components that are most likely to be free of toxic metals or free of detectable levels of those things. However, since I can’t guarantee that with full certainty without a lab running tests on every single element, designs are intended for adults only (typically defined as age 14 and older). Additionally, small parts are not intended to be for or around children. Crystal components are typically made from lead oxide (PbO) which does not pose the same threat as metallic lead (Pb).
Can you explain what the different beads and jewelry materials are?
Check out this post on “Glossary of Jewelry Material Terminology” that I wrote on my blog for more details about what everything is.