FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Earrings whisper their secrets into your ears. They whisper their ancient knowings of living life, wrong turns made right, balance and beauty.
Patinated? A thin surface layer that develops on something because of use, age, or chemical action (Cambridge dictionary). Ie: Liver of Sulfur, Heat/Fire, Markers, Alcohol Inks, Paint
Scrappy Treasures are created from metal “bits” lying on my bench. They represent taking the best “bits” of ourselves as we strive to become whole.
I am continually learning about a variety of things as I research the meanings of the “bits” I intuitively combine in jewelry to tell it’s story.
Argtentium™ Silver? It is a combination of Silver and the element Germanium. Compared to Sterling Silver, it has a higher percentage of Silver and a lower percentage of copper (93.5% vs. 92.5%). Invented by Master Silversmith, Peter Johns at Middlesex University, London (1990’s), Argentium™ benefits include tarnish resistance.
Found object pieces are always a limited addition piece due to the availability of the object.
Silly Billy’s Green Belt - This magic belt has saved two lives. After it outlived it’s usefulness as a belt, Silly cut it into pieces to give to his friends as a talisman for protection. Embedded in this piece are bits from the belt…a talisman offering you safety.
Ideology- A spin on the ID bracelets of the 60’s and 70’s…bracelets with a metal tag bearing the name of the person you were “going steady” with. Replacing the name tag (external Identity) is a quote that resonates with your beliefs (inner identity) and Ideology.