FAQs


Buying

I want to buy a piece, but  you're sold out. How can I buy?

My collections are comprised of one-of-a-kind pieces, and usually sell out quickly. Once the pieces of a collection are sold, I don't make duplicates. However, I often return to a collection later and create new pieces around the same look and theme. So, if there's a particular collection that speaks to you, don't despair– there will probably be new pieces coming in the future.  Sign up for my email list or follow me on Instagram to be alerted when new pieces and collections are available.

  

When will new pieces be available?
I release new collections about every two months, and I announce the exact date and time about one week in advance of the sale on Instagram and via email. Sign up for my email list or follow me on Instagram so you never miss a collection.



Where do you ship to?
Due to shipping and tracking difficulties during COVID-19, I am currently only shipping to the United States. Thank you for your understanding and I apologize for the inconvenience.



How long will shipping take?
It usually takes me 1-2 business day to pack and prepare your order. I ship via USPS Priority Mail, which takes from 1-3 days, depending on where you live.



Do you accept custom orders?

At this time, I am not able to accept custom orders. Thank you for your understanding. 


Will you recreate one of your past pieces for me?

I am sorry, I do not recreate my past designs. However, my work does tend to follow similar themes and motifs which I return to over time. If you check my shop often, you will probably find a piece similar to the one in which you are interested.


Can I buy just your enamels, without the setting?

No, I do not sell my enamels separately from my jewelry work.



Is your jewelry made with real precious metal?

All of my silver jewelry is made of .925 solid sterling silver. It is not plated or filled.
Gold that is used in my enamels is 24k gold foil that is fused within glass.
When I include gold elements in my metalwork such as bezels, earwires or other design details, I indicate the purity of gold within the item description.



How do I figure out my bangle size?

I offer four sizes for my bangle bracelets:

S: 2" Inner Diameter / 6.5" Length
M: 2.25" Inner Diameter / 7" Length
L: 2.5" Inner Diameter / 8" Length
XL: 2.75" Inner Diameter / 9" Length

To measure your hand:

If you cannot measure an existing bangle that you already own, measure your hand. Do so by touching your thumb and pinky together, then wrapping a cloth measuring tape around the widest point of our hand. The bracelet you order should be at least 1/4" larger than this measurement. I have found that plus size women, those with arthritis, or those who prefer a looser fit will likely prefer a size L or XL.



For Makers

How did you learn enameling?

I learned the basics of enameling in local workshops at colleges and arts centers as well as from books, online videos, a lot of trial and error, and trying different products from Thompson Enamel. My particular technique is my own, which evolved from my background as an illustrator; I translate my knowledge of traditional illustration media into the materials and tools of enameling.


I would like to learn enameling. Can you tell me where to begin?

I recommend two wonderful books about enameling: The Art of Enameling by Linda Darty and The Fine Art of Enameling by Karen Cohen. I also recommend joining Facebook groups of enamelists, watch online videos and classes, and experiment on your own! Remember to document your findings, and have fun!


Is the imagery in your enamel work a decal or stencil?

I hand paint most of my enameled imagery using ground glass and oils or water with tiny brushes and scraping tools. Sometimes I also combine found photography or my own original photography in my work, in which case I create my own laser toner transfers. Laser toner contains iron oxide which will fuse like a stain within glass when heated, making the image permanent. In any case, I do not use the artwork of others, nor do I set the enamel work of others into my pieces. You can learn more about laser toner transfers and enamel painting in these books: The Art of Enameling by Linda Darty and The Fine Art of Enameling by Karen Cohen. 


Can you tell me how to learn etching? 

I recommend joining the Facebook groups Electroetchers Anonymous and Etchers Anonymous for information and help with beginning etching. These groups provide excellent documentation regarding setup, safety and troubleshooting, and the community of other etchers is extremely generous and helpful.