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Hello! I'm a Mom, a grandmother, a great grandmother, and have been happily married for 40 years. Creating brings great joy to my life, and I hope my creations do the same for others.

I love to write and my books started as tales for my grandkids. They have all proven very popular and sell out quickly.
Jewelry creation has always been a love of mine and incorporating polymer clay into my pieces is my new passion!

I live on a very rural farm and it's quite a trip to the Post Office, so I ship twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday.
While I can't refund on books, any jewelry item you aren't happy with let me know. I'll try and take care of any troubles and will gladly refund your cost (including shipping) if item is returned in original condition within two weeks. Also, please let me know if there is any problem with the…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 6
  • Joined June 17, 2007

Favorite materials

Polymer clay, oxidized metals, german glass, lampwork glass, victorian settings and style

About

Hello! I'm a Mom, a grandmother, a great grandmother, and have been happily married for 40 years. Creating brings great joy to my life, and I hope my creations do the same for others.

I love to write and my books started as tales for my grandkids. They have all proven very popular and sell out quickly.
Jewelry creation has always been a love of mine and incorporating polymer clay into my pieces is my new passion!

I live on a very rural farm and it's quite a trip to the Post Office, so I ship twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday.
While I can't refund on books, any jewelry item you aren't happy with let me know. I'll try and take care of any troubles and will gladly refund your cost (including shipping) if item is returned in original condition within two weeks. Also, please let me know if there is any problem with the shipping/handling of your package. I'm happy to ship to international buyers. Shipping costs are listed in item descriptions.

My Creative Materials
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I've had lots of questions about OX. What it is, what it means, etc. A simple explanation of the different types is:
1. Copper OX items have been plated in a muted reddish copper color and then oxidized to appear old.
2. Silver OX items have been plated in a non-shiny silver and then oxidized to make them look old.
3. Brass OX or antique brass means the items are plated in a nice brass finish over the raw brass and then oxidized to appear old.
Each piece is then finished with a protective lacquer to keep the piece looking new for years.
Unlike raw brass, OX (oxidized) finishes won't discolor your skin or clothes. No brassy glare or smell, either. It's the finish of choice for many designers and creators.
Another question is, "what in the world is polymer clay"?
Polymer clay is not an "earth" or mud-type clay like potters use, and it is not water-based.
Instead, it is made from oil-based solid and liquid polymer, substances which will "cure" after being being subjected to a certain temperature of heat long enough to harden the liquid part (plasticizer) and fuse all the substances together. When cured it is hard and strong but is quite light, making it ideal for many types of jewelry. Size, without a lot weight makes it comfortable to wear, even in rather large pieces. No cleaning liquids should be used on the clay, just a gentle wipe with a soft cloth and it will be beautiful forever!
Last but certainly not least, the German art glass featured in some of my pendants is a wonderful, brilliant material! These stones are hand made and each is one of a kind. Every one pictured in my shop photos is the exact one you will receive. They add so much color to many of my pieces and blend beautifully with any Victorian, classic, or modern setting and style!

I hope you'll visit my shop often. My door is always open!

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