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I love the beauty that comes from our earth in the form of crystals and gemstones! And I love taking a few feet of wire and forming it into a beautiful piece of jewelry!

My goal is always to provide you with a high quality, original piece of fine jewelry that will last for many years.

With each item I try to create a wire design that enhances the beauty of the gemstones and my specialty is earrings. Earrings are challenging. After making the first one, creating the mirror image of the second with the same detail and size is the tricky part. I combine wire wrapping and wire sculpture in most pieces and they are all done free-hand.

With many of my designs, you can have a choice of either 14k gold filled OR Argentium 935 sterling silver. Also, if you find a design you like and…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 12
  • Joined November 19, 2009

Favorite materials

Natural Gemstone and semi precious beads, Argentium anti tarnish Sterling Silver, 14k Gold filled metals, smoky quartz, labradorite, amethyst, rose quartz, blue topaz, tiger eye, jasper, lapis lazuli, peridot

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About

I love the beauty that comes from our earth in the form of crystals and gemstones! And I love taking a few feet of wire and forming it into a beautiful piece of jewelry!

My goal is always to provide you with a high quality, original piece of fine jewelry that will last for many years.

With each item I try to create a wire design that enhances the beauty of the gemstones and my specialty is earrings. Earrings are challenging. After making the first one, creating the mirror image of the second with the same detail and size is the tricky part. I combine wire wrapping and wire sculpture in most pieces and they are all done free-hand.

With many of my designs, you can have a choice of either 14k gold filled OR Argentium 935 sterling silver. Also, if you find a design you like and would prefer a different color stone, let me know and I'll see if it's possible. At Lee's Earring Boutique in Ponce Inlet, FL near Daytona Beach, I always strive to meet the desires of my customers.

I like to use natural untreated gemstone beads and choose them for their beauty, uniqueness, & quality. Many you will reccognize, such as amethyst, rose quartz, lapis, black onyx, citrine, topaz, or real pearls. Others may be new to you, such as prehnite, spinel, rhodochrosite, carnelian, charoite, or abalone shell. For my metals I use 14k gold filled and Argentium anti-tarnish sterling silver.

14k GOLD FILLED - Solid gold is so expensive now, that 14k gold filled is the next best thing. It looks like gold, wears like gold, & tests like gold. As with any fine jewelry, if you take care of it, your 14k gold filled piece will last a lifetime. Gold filled wire is actually a tube of gold filled with another metal. 'Gold plated' jewelry will last a very short time because the jewelry is electroplated with a very thin layer of gold (usually 10k) and comes off after a few wearings. In 14k gold filled, the layer of gold is 100 times thicker than electropate. All of us have experienced the disappointment of having a piece of jewelry we loved become unwearable because the finish wore off. That will never happen with 14k gold filled jewelry from Lee's Earring Boutique.

ARGENTIUM STERLING SILVER - Argentium sterling is perfect for those who don't want their silver jewelry to oxidize quickly. It is guaranteed to be not less than 92.5% pure and it is revolutionizing the way in which silver is manufactured and appreciated in the 21st century. Imagine a sterling that stays bright and beautiful for weeks, months, or years without the need to polish it. Argentium silver is tarnish resistant. It is more expensive -- 15% - 18% higher than standard sterling silver, but all those who are already using Argentium are seeing it’s well worth the extra money. Just polish with a soft cloth once in awhile so it keeps its luster.

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