Are these pieces handmade?
YES! These pieces are designed using the technique of metal stamping. No computers, software, or automated equipment is involved in the stamping of your piece. Additionally, nearly every piece of metal is measured, cut, drilled, designed, filed, and polished by hand.
What is metal stamping?
Metal stamping involves hammering individual letter and design stamps into a softer metal one at a time. This is very different than machine engraving. No machines or software are involved; each letter or design element is hammered by hand into the metal one-by-one. Every individual impression is created from an individual stamp. Lots of practice is required in order to line up each letter and element precisely and to hammer with the correct amount of force for that size and shape stamp. There should be no expectations of machine-like precision; instead, find appreciation for the charm that comes with being handcrafted.
Which metals are used?
Nearly all of our items are made of aluminum. It has the look of sterling silver while being only a fraction of the cost. Aluminum contains no nickel and is very hypoallergenic, will not turn skin colors, and will not tarnish. (Who wants to have to polish jewelry? Not us!) Additionally, aluminum allows cuff bracelets and rings to be easily adjustable and is very lightweight for necklace pendants and earrings. For necklaces, the chain and clasps are made of stainless steel which is very sturdy and durable. There are a few pieces available in sterling silver and gold fill.
How do I care for my jewelry?
Aluminum and stainless steel will never tarnish and do not require polishing. Aluminum is a soft metal and care should be given not to scrape or bump it against hard or rough surfaces.
Sterling silver and gold fill should be stored in an air-tight container (zip-loc bags actually work great!) and removed before sleeping, swimming, exercising, etc. Avoid contact with perfume, lotion, makeup, and anything else containing chemicals. Your body's natural pH balance can affect the rate at which any tarnish may occur. Wipe with a soft jewelry cloth to restore shine.
What if I want a different size than what’s listed?
Necklaces have different chain length options you can select from the menu, but if you’d like a different length just leave me a message with your order. Rings are adjustable by several sizes which makes it easy to wear the same ring on different fingers or to slide over wider knuckles. Cuff bracelets are all adjustable to fit most, but a longer option is available upon request.
I have an idea for something that I don’t see on your website. What can be done?
Custom ideas are so fun! Contact us with your idea and we will design the perfect piece together.
Where are you located?
All items are handcrafted in our home studio in western Lake County Ohio.
Do you have a physical store I can visit to shop?
We do not have a brick-and-mortar location (yet!) Shop with us in person at any of the northeast Ohio art festivals and shows listed on the schedule here.
Do you offer bulk pricing?
Depending on the item and quantity, bulk pricing may be available! This is a great option for teams, organizations, bridal parties, running groups, schools, church groups, and more. Please contact us with information on the desired items and quantity for details.
Do you offer wholesale?
Yes! Please contact us for wholesale inquiries.
Can I return or exchange my purchase?
Returns are offered on a limited basis. Learn more here.