Current metals utilized:
- Fine Silver (Precious Metal ~ 99.9% Pure Silver)
Tarnishes very slowly (unlike Sterling), is a fairly soft metal and can be "bruised" and dented easily (treat with kindness!), contains .001 trace metals. It is very rare for anyone to have an allergy to those .001 trace metals.
- Bronze (Base Metal ~ a mixture of Copper & Tin)
I mostly utilize a particular Bronze that resembles 10K Gold and refer to it as "Golden Bronze."
- Copper (Base Metal ~ 99.9% pure)
no longer offered
With rare exception, the jewelry and art I make are made with a medium called "metal clay." This medium is not really a clay, but a mixture of metal, organic binders, and water that form a clay-like substance, just waiting for me to mold it into something unique and special. Once the material has been formed to the artist's pleasing, it is fired in a kiln (at temperatures of up to over 1800o
F). It is then off to the bench for finishing work and assembly. This process is what gives each piece its unique look!
I use a variety of metals for necklace and bracelet clasps, ear wires, jump rings, and other connections. I utilize quite a bit of Stainless Steel material because I like the look, it's non-allergenic, and is care-free. I do utilize copper core enameled wire at times. Base metal findings are sealed with a non-toxic sealant to protect your skin and the findings from oxidation.
Cording for Necklaces
: Wear the Music
uses only the finest in leather cording, made from the highest quality hides. This results in the softest of cording. Our supplier is the only company using certified lead free dyes in all their leather. In fact, the leather is also certified to be free of AZO’s, PCP, Mercury, Formaldehyde, Chromium VI, Cadmium and other carcinogenic/hazardous chemicals.
As with all fine leather, your leather cord can dry out and get dirty. You may use a good leather cleaner and oil to keep it in pristine shape.