The nicest thing anyone has ever said about me is that I have character.
I started researching and buying stones, beads and components nearly two years before I made my first piece of jewelry. Because I'm not an expert, I worked at establishing relationships with vendors; figuring out who was reliable, consistent, informative, honest and dedicated. Those are the same qualities I wanted to base my own business on.
I use real stones; natural preferably, but sometimes enhanced simply because they are beautiful. I also use wooden beads, lampwork glass, Czech glass and the best quality metal components I can find. I will occasionally use metal coated plastic beads to help with weight distribution since natural stones can be HEAVY. I will always note that in my descriptions; I promise to be as accurate as I can possibly be, I want you to know as much about a piece of jewelry as I do.
I've had questions regarding authenticity because of my pricing. I price according to my costs; I'm able to do that because I shop carefully, but most importantly because I know that for most of us, times are tough. I also know that being able to buy something for ourselves or as a gift can be so uplifting.