Everything You Need to Know
Discounts are taken automatically at checkout; simply enter your discount code in the appropriate box when viewing your cart. Promo/discount codes can not be used in conjunction with one another (one per order, please).
Sales tax of 8.25% will be charged to buyers within the great state of Texas.
I ship via the United States Postal Service, First Class Mail. If you prefer that your item be shipped Priority Mail, contact me before making purchase and I will amend the shipping cost on your item. Priority Mail Shipping starts at $7.00.
International Buyers: I am 100% truthful in my reporting on customs forms used for international shipments; please don't ask me to fudge the numbers, as that could result in legal ramifications for me. Customs fees that may accrue on international packages are the responsibility of the buyer.
It's good to be green: I re-use bubble mailers and boxes when possible.
I want you to be happy with your purchase. Returns are accepted within 10 days of receipt. Item must be returned in original, unworn condition for a full refund (less shipping).
All jewelry items come in a cotton-filled jewelry box or an organza drawstring pouch suitable for gift-giving.
1. How long will I have to wait to receive my jewelry?
Currently there is a 1 - 2 week lead time between the time orders are placed and the time they are shipped. Such is the nature of buying "made to order" -- it's good to be busy and in demand, but I'm a one woman show. Thanks for your patience!
2. Copper/Brass/Bronze jewelry? Won’t that turn my skin green?
Given the skyrocketing prices of sterling silver and gold, I turned to brass, copper and bronze to defray costs and keep my prices reasonable, and I’m so glad I did. I love the rustic look of oxidized brushed copper and brass.
Any earrings made with brass or copper have sterling silver or 14k gold filled ear wires, so green ears are not an issue (bronze earrings come with bronze ear wires unless otherwise noted in the description). I wear my copper necklaces myself and have never had a problem with my skin turning green. Bracelets are another story (something about the constant contact and lack of air circulating between your skin and the bracelet) so I do not use copper for bracelets or rings.
Copper and brass necklaces and earrings have been treated with Renaissance Wax Polish, which was developed by the British Museum in the early 1950s for fine art conservation. Renaissance Wax is a blend of highly refined micro-crystalline fossil-origin waxes. It will retard the oxidation process on your brass/copper jewelry, but you can also take further precautions by storing your jewelry in the plastic baggie it arrives in when you are not wearing it.
Bronze wire items have not been treated and will patina (darken) over time. I like this effect and think it gives the jewelry a vintage look, however, again, storing it in its plastic baggie will slow the process.
If your copper, brass or bronze item darkens/patinas more than you would like, simply rub it gently with 0000 steel wool (available in your local hardware store).
3. How should I care for my jewelry?
I love the look of oxidized brushed metals. It really enhances the depth and texture of my wire work. To keep your jewelry from oxidizing (darkening) further, you should keep it in the plastic baggie it arrives in when you are not wearing it. Also, it’s always a good idea to remove your jewelry before bathing.
I try to make my jewelry as sturdy as possible, but wire is bendable. Take care not to drop or bend your item. It is not recommended that you sleep in your jewelry.