J Patterson's Profile

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FREE SHIPPING IN U.S. Welcome to my shop. I have been making jewelry on and off for 30 years. I started just collecting pretty rocks on the beach, then learned how to cut and polish them. I also learned how to do casting, silversmithing, goldsmithing, and faceting. About 10 years ago I learned how to do wire wrapping and have enjoyed it ever since.

I was always looking for a way to enjoy both sides of a stone because many times when you cut a stone, after it was polished, you realized the other side was even prettier. With wire wrapping you can decide which side of the stone you like the best and wear it on that side or switch. Also, if the pendant turns over, it is still beautiful.

Most of my pendants are made with square wire either Solid Argentium (anti-tarnish) 935 Sterling Silver, 925 Sterling Silver, 14 kt. Gold-filled or…

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  • Joined March 1, 2012

Favorite materials

14K gold filled wire, Solid 14K gold, Solid Argentium Anti tarnish 935 Sterling Silver, Solid 925 Sterling Silver, Pearls, Natural Stones, Precious and Semi Precious stones, Turquoise, Crystals, Opals, Hand Crafted Glass, Shells

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About

FREE SHIPPING IN U.S. Welcome to my shop. I have been making jewelry on and off for 30 years. I started just collecting pretty rocks on the beach, then learned how to cut and polish them. I also learned how to do casting, silversmithing, goldsmithing, and faceting. About 10 years ago I learned how to do wire wrapping and have enjoyed it ever since.

I was always looking for a way to enjoy both sides of a stone because many times when you cut a stone, after it was polished, you realized the other side was even prettier. With wire wrapping you can decide which side of the stone you like the best and wear it on that side or switch. Also, if the pendant turns over, it is still beautiful.

Most of my pendants are made with square wire either Solid Argentium (anti-tarnish) 935 Sterling Silver, 925 Sterling Silver, 14 kt. Gold-filled or 14 kt. Gold. I also use round wire and 1/2 round wire at times as well. I use mostly precious, semi-precious stones and pearls and crystals, many of which have been hand cut and polished.

For those who have never heard of Argentium Sterling Silver, it is Sterling Silver that does not use copper and even has a higher Sterling Silver content, 935, than regular Sterling which is 925. For that reason it is also more expensive. It is also anti tarnish which saves you hours polishing your silver jewelry. All you need to do to keep everything shiny and bright is a little warm water and either dish washing liquid or toothpaste.

The picture of me was taken 15 yrs. ago and so doesn't look "exactly" how I look now but gives you an idea of what I look like. I'm over 70 now and enjoy working with pretty stones and making wearable jewelry. The beautiful stones are the focal point of every piece I make and our Creator made those, I just enjoy wrapping wire around them so they can be appreciated and worn. That makes every piece I make one-of-a-kind.

Hope you enjoy looking at my shop and hope you have a great day.

JPatterson

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