FreckledFawns

Handcrafted metal + mineral jewelry made in Ft. Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado · 191 Sales

FreckledFawns

Handcrafted metal + mineral jewelry made in Ft. Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado 191 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2016

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Anna Napelbaum

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Anna Napelbaum

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About

THE DETAILS

I'm Anna. I am a 24 year old one woman show that owns, designs, and makes all the creations for FreckledFawns. When I am not making jewelry, I work part-time as a ABA Therapist for children with Autism, as well as go to school part-time for my bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies.

Ever since I was little, I've been caught making things from scratch. Whether it was a backpack made out of a cereal box, a playground for ants, or clothes for my Barbies made out of socks and tissues, I was always coming up with something to keep my little hands busy. I tried to experiment with as many materials as I could. My freshman year of college, I took a metalsmith class. After that, I was hooked. I worked my butt off and saved up money to buy all the tools and supplies to start metalsmithing, as well as buy beautiful gemstones that I always gawked at in mineral stores. I read multiple books, watched over 100 videos, and had many failed attempts before I got the hang of everything. With that being said, the majority of the techniques I use are self taught. Every day I am learning something new! I strive to make beautiful, wearable art that not just other people would wear, but I would also wear myself. My inspirations come from nature and science, and my work reflects that.

ABOUT ELECTROFORMING:

Electroforming is a electrical process that takes many hours, as well as days for preparation. It involves thick layers of microscopic pure copper 'nanoparticles' coating onto any conductive object submerged in a Copper Sulphate solution, copper particles are transferred from a purely copper 'anode' onto your desired object. This means when something unconducive is painted with a electrically conductive paint, that object can also be coated in thick pure copper, like gemstones and crystals or even bone and leaves - Basically its modern day alchemy!

Please be kind and patient with me. I am human, I make mistakes, and because I am self taught I am always learning! I am happy to work with you regarding any issues you may have, so please contact me before leaving any negative feedback.

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  • Anna Napelbaum

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I have a love for terrariums, exotic animals, consuming copious amounts of cookies, making messes, and forgetting what I did yesterday.

  • Penelope The Hedgehog

    Assistant, Class Act Grump

    Penelope is the grumpiest assistant around. Her favorite activities include sleeping, eating mealworms, and hating her job.

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Last updated on Aug 31, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

To help avoid tarnishing, I suggest keeping your jewelry in the baggie that is provided upon arrival.

Typically, allergies to copper are uncommon in humans. Copper will often oxidize during prolonged contact with skin and its natural oils, which can cause skin in direct contact with a piece to turn green. All of my pieces have a thin layer of sealant to avoid this. This does not happen to everyone, but if it does, the greenish tinge can be removed by washing the skin with soap and water. If the greening is stubborn, a non-gel toothpaste will do the trick!

My pieces, in general, have not been designed for prolonged wear. I advise removing your jewelry before swimming, bathing, and sleeping.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of my orders come in a gift box, ready for giving!

Custom and personalized orders

FreckledFawns is happy to make slight modifications to my designs (size, metal, stone, etc). I am not taking custom orders for entirely new designs at this time.