TouchOfSilver

Artisan Copper, Silver and Gold Mixed Metal Jewelry

New York, United States · 684 Sales

TouchOfSilver

Artisan Copper, Silver and Gold Mixed Metal Jewelry

New York, United States 684 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Handmade artisan jewelry makes you feel special. My designs are original, and many are one of a kind. Beaded jewelry abounds, in addition to copper, silver and gold mixed metal jewelry. Adjustable bracelets will allow a fit over a range of wrist sizes making gift giving a breeze. I use argentium sterling silver (that's the non-tarnish sterling) for my handmade clasps and ear wires to ensure your jewelry upkeep stays on the easy side. Enjoy browsing!

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Last updated on Aug 25, 2016

Handmade artisan jewelry makes you feel special. My designs are original, and many are one of a kind. Beaded jewelry abounds, in addition to copper, silver and gold mixed metal jewelry. Adjustable bracelets will allow a fit over a range of wrist sizes making gift giving a breeze. I use argentium sterling silver (that's the non-tarnish sterling) for my handmade clasps and ear wires to ensure your jewelry upkeep stays on the easy side. Enjoy browsing!

Barbara

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Barbara

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Cool features in these artisan earrings: mixed metal jewelry, hammered metal, rustic casual look, and one of a kind - make your ears happy with this jewelry gift;)
Just thinking of Fall and looking forward to the rich colors of Fall foliage....I feel cooler already!
Summer is the perfect time for earrings from the sea, like these inlaid abalone shell earrings.... Surrounded with non-tarnish argentum sterling silver.
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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.