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I am my own worst enemy when it comes to self-promotion. I like to make things, and would rather spend my time making things, than…

Culinary Grade Pewter Charms – More Info

Culinary Grade Pewter Charms – More Info

Many of the charms I use in my theme name necklaces are culinary grade pewter (AKA Britannia pewter alloy – you can drink or eat…

Revamped Wings: A Sterling Silver Memorial Necklace

Revamped Wings: A Sterling Silver Memorial Necklace

If you subscribe to my newsletter, you know that I have been revamping my work to sterling silver since mid-January. This month, I was honored…

What is Gold-Filled?

What is Gold-Filled?

I’ve been using gold-filled components for many years now, and I don’t find it to be as popular as sterling silver for my products. I…

Why I Switched to Sterling Silver for my Engraving Designs

Why I Switched to Sterling Silver for my Engraving Designs

I should clarify: why I switched to sterling silver for my engraved necklaces. For now I will still be offering bracelets in silver plate and…

Engraving: How Much Text Can I Really Have…?

Engraving: How Much Text Can I Really Have…?

I get asked often to engrave full words or even 2 lines of text & sentences on my items. It’s been happening so often lately…

Necklace Lengths for Personalized Gifts

Necklace Lengths for Personalized Gifts

What necklace length is appropriate for a gift? If you google necklace lengths there are many good diagrams to give you a visual idea of…

Storing Your Jewelry

It is inevitable that we must clean our jewelry from time to time, especially sterling silver jewelry, which will tarnish over time. The exposure to…

Simple & Effective Jewelry Cleaning

(NOTE: I originally wrote this post in 2009 based on my personal experience with my own jewelry and experimenting with jewelry cleaning. At present, new,…