About My Handmade Jewellery
How My Handmade Jewellery Designs Are Made
MY BRACELETSI have various ranges of bracelets to suit most styles:
- Beaded Fashion Bracelets are available in various styles and colours which are stretch bracelets. The elastic I use for these bracelets is made especially for jewellery and is actually called 'crystal string' so is really strong.
- Sterling Silver Bracelets containing various semi precious gemstones, Swarovski Pearls & Crystals with .925 Sterling Silver.
- Kumihimo Seed Bead Fashion Bracelets which have been woven & braided using an ancient Japanese art. Available in lots of colours & designs
- Friendship Bracelets handmade using high quality Miyuki Delica seed beads. As are my Anklets
- Dainty Sterling Silver Stacking Bracelets with .925 Sterling Silver beads, semi precious gemstones. Swarovski Pearls & Crystals
If you wish to change elastic for Sterling Silver clasp & fittings, please contact me before buying so that I can add this extra cost to the bracelet you have chosen. Please note that this options isn't available for all stretch bracelets.
Sterling Silver bolt ring clasp & fittings, will add an additional amount per item for Sterling Silver fittings. As the price of Sterling Silver is always changing, this will be determined at the time.
Each pair of my handmade earrings has genuine .925 Sterling Silver parts and semi-precious gemstones. Some have Swarovski Pearls and or Crystals.
I also use 'heavy' or strong Sterling Silver headpins & high quality Sterling Silver ear wires/hooks.
The Sterling Silver tubes and little Sterling Silver beads are seamless so will not open up.
Please note that the lengths I have quoted are from the top of the coil on the ear wire/hook, so should be approximately the wearing length.
I also have a range of handmade Sterling Silver stud earrings.
As you may appreciate, due to health & hygiene reasons, I will not be able to accept the return of earrings if the seal on the re-sealable plastic grip bag has been broken or disturbed.
Each of my uniquely designed handmade necklaces has been created using high quality Sterling Silver components and genuine semi-precious gemstones.
Some designs have also been made with Freshwater Pearls or genuine Swarovski Pearls and/or Crystals from the stunning Swarovski Elements range.
For the thread I use Flex-rite 49 strand wire. This is the strongest 'wire' I have found on the market. It also has the highest number of strands &, as the name suggests, there are 49 micro strands of stainless steel which are then covered in nylon.
It is the amount of strands which determine how the necklace, (or bracelet), will drape and how resistant it is to kinking. So the higher the number of strands the better. This 'wire' will withstand strain up to 24lbs - so is really strong.
Other available sizes of this wire are 7 strand, 14 strand, 19 strand and 21 strand, so as you can see I use the highest.
As continual friction between the wire and the fastening may eventually fray the 'wire', I protect the 'wire' by using wire guardians, again made from Sterling Silver. I think this also gives my necklaces that 'finished' look.
Each necklace has a Sterling Silver bolt ring fastener as standard.
As with all my gemstones & crystal jewellery, the Sterling Silver tubes and little Sterling Silver beads I use are seamless so will not come apart.
With each piece of jewellery which includes Sterling Silver, I enclose a small black Anti -Tarnish tab. This will help to prevent or slow down the Sterling Silver elements from becoming too tarnished.
Where I do have only 1 of a particular design, this is noted in the description. This will usually be because the focal point of the necklace is individual to that particular stone. Or it may be that I'm not able to source any more of the exact shade of a particular semi precious gemstone.
Your handmade jewellery will come to you well packaged in a re-sealable plastic grip bag, wrapped in acid free tissue paper, placed in a pretty voile/organza bag and finally placed inside a padded envelope. By keeping your jewellery inside the re-sealable plastic bag with the Anti-Tarnish tab when you're not wearing it, the. 925 Sterling Silver is less likely to become tarnished over time.
I don't supply gift boxes, but I am able to source these for you at an additional cost payable in advance & this would of course mean a delay in me posting your item(s) to you. Please allow 1 week for me to receive the box(es) & post your order to you.
The acid free tissue paper will not harm your jewellery and can be used to directly wrap your piece & re-place in the voile bag if you wish to give it as a gift.
I have taken close-up photographs so that you can see the detail clearly, so of course please bear in mind that they are not to scale.
If you would like me to alter a design or make it slightly longer or shorter, please contact me with your preferences. Depending on the design, semi precious gemstones and amount of Sterling Silver used, the price may alter slightly.
Similarly, if you would like me to work with you to create your own piece of bespoke piece of handmade jewellery please see my Commissions page for full information.
Please note that your individually designed piece(s) of jewellery is/are non-returnable/non-refundable once completed.
Handmade Jewellery Online made with love & care from Birmingham in the UK