TouchOfSilver

Dangle Earrings, Chain Necklaces, Southwest Jewelry

Pittsford, New York · 793 Sales

TouchOfSilver

Dangle Earrings, Chain Necklaces, Southwest Jewelry

Pittsford, New York 793 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   You’ve landed in the right spot if you’re shopping for handmade artisan dangle earrings, chain necklaces or southwest jewelry. Using high quality materials including argentium sterling silver (the non-tarnish silver), pewter, and gold-filled components, assures you that your new jewelry will have a long life. Most bracelets and necklaces have extender chains which allow them to fit a range of sizes, making your purchase of jewelry gifts a breeze.

All of my earrings are made with hand formed ear wires and many choices include hammered sterling. You’ll find a sample of silver dangle earrings here: http://etsy.me/2auFy8C

One of a kind sterling chain necklaces abound, using glass, ceramic and gemstone beads with an adjustable fit. See them here: http://etsy.me/2dIJULb

I enjoy combining turquoise, silver, copper and the earthy gemstones in my southwest jewelry, which is found here: http://etsy.me/2cLW14E

A Touch of Silver will help brighten your day…

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Last updated on Jul 21, 2017

You’ve landed in the right spot if you’re shopping for handmade artisan dangle earrings, chain necklaces or southwest jewelry. Using high quality materials including argentium sterling silver (the non-tarnish silver), pewter, and gold-filled components, assures you that your new jewelry will have a long life. Most bracelets and necklaces have extender chains which allow them to fit a range of sizes, making your purchase of jewelry gifts a breeze.

All of my earrings are made with hand formed ear wires and many choices include hammered sterling. You’ll find a sample of silver dangle earrings here: http://etsy.me/2auFy8C

One of a kind sterling chain necklaces abound, using glass, ceramic and gemstone beads with an adjustable fit. See them here: http://etsy.me/2dIJULb

I enjoy combining turquoise, silver, copper and the earthy gemstones in my southwest jewelry, which is found here: http://etsy.me/2cLW14E

A Touch of Silver will help brighten your day…

Barbara

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Barbara

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Nacozari turquoise is in high demand because the mine which produces it has closed. This beautiful rich blue turquoise won't last long. Hand cast pewter charms dangle from sterling silver ear wires making these a one of a kind treasure.
This brown leather cuff bracelet highlights your casual style. And did you know that leather is the gift for the 3rd anniversary?
These white stone magnesite beads really say "summer" in this one of a kind 5 strand beaded chain bracelet. Make your wrist happy!
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About

Inspiration from the natural world around me, brings life and color to my jewelry creations.

Choosing accessories is truly personal - each piece of jewelry, each scarf, each purse, and each pair of shoes says something about our personality and how we want others to see us. For as many different styles as there are, there is a corresponding artisan who has a passion to create for that special niche.

The handmade movement has captured the talents of many of these artists and in 2006, I became one of them. I retired from my ‘day job’ to devote more of my time to jewelry design using silver, copper, brass, leather, ceramics and gemstones.

But are you ever curious about what influences an artist to create what they do? For me, my love of nature and the outdoors are always at the fore. I live in a snow belt and for many months see lots of neutral colors, not dull and boring, but soft hues of dusky brown, slate grey and creamy white….just like in the rich, earthy jaspers.

And then the landscape transitions and out come the brighter, bolder colors. I love to beachcomb by the ocean waves, work in my garden, and hike amidst the fall foliage, all of which provide the “color” spark for inspiration when I begin the design process. My thoughts naturally turn to texture….whether it be the soft feel of moss or the hammered surface of silver, color….whether it be the crimson of an autumn leaf or the rich blue of a lapis stone, and light….whether it be the gradual sunrise across a Spring field or the iridescence of a labradorite cabochon. When I sit down to create something new, my goal is to capture these characteristics and find just the right union of the three. It’s a great way to start each day!

I am a member of SRAJD, Self Representing Artists in Jewelry Design. The SRAJD is an international organization of jewelry designers who create and sell their own jewelry. When you purchase from an SRAJD member, you are buying directly from and supporting the artist. It is the mission of the SRAJD organization to raise awareness of the benefits of buying directly from the artist. We also work as a community to help, nurture, instruct, and encourage one another.

Enjoy browsing my shop and knowing a bit about how natural beauty helped these creations come to life. I hope you'll find a piece to brighten your day.

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  • Barbara Swinton

    Owner, Designer

    Carrying out all aspects of my jewelry creations - design, fabrication, photography, shipping and admin makes for a very full day. A creative day is a worthwhile day!

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Last updated on Mar 23, 2016
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Care instructions

There will be an anti-tarnish strip included with your jewelry which will minimize the oxidation of the metal for months. The strips can be purchased on line when you need to replenish. Warm mild soapy water cleans off most buildup of dirt, lotions and sprays. Make sure the jewelry is totally dry before putting it back in your storage bag. Hanging the jewelry for 24-48 hours usually does the trick. A jeweler's cloth works well to bring back the shine of many metals, and you can get them online or at most jewelry stores. In general, resist the urge to use silver polish on metal jewelry which contains gemstones; it has the potential to cause damage.

Care for pearl and shell jewelry will be sent with your purchase.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Your jewelry will come gift wrapped at no extra charge.