BarbFernaldJewelry

Barbara S. Fernald Jewelry

Islesford, Maine · 72 Sales

BarbFernaldJewelry

Barbara S. Fernald Jewelry

Islesford, Maine 72 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars
(15)

Announcement   Welcome to my Etsy page and to some fresh energy after a rather long hiatus. If you've been one of my faithful followers who kept coming back and back to see the same old 3 pairs of earrings, thanks for coming back this one more time to find, Ta da! Something fresh! Thank you for your loyalty!

I love to make my own beads and components. I've worked for years with polymer clay, so you are apt see my own polymer clay beads in my designs from time to time. I also like drilling rocks and glass to make my own beads. My beach rock beads are stones found on the beaches of Little Cranberry Island, where I live year-round. I drill holes in them in my studio. The sea glass beads are drilled from pieces of sea glass that come from the northeast coast of England. I've made friends with a few women who started selling their 100 year old pieces of sea glass on Etsy. Glass that comes from the tossed out dregs from English bottle factories in the 1800's.

More than any other medium, I love to work with Precious Metal Clay. PMC starts out as very fine, pure silver particles combined with a water-based binder to form a moldable metal clay. Once a piece is shaped and dried, it is fired in a kiln at a high temperature. (1500º to 1650º F.) The binder burns away and the particles fuse together in a process known as sintering. The result is a solid piece of pure silver, ready to polish, to become an earring, a bead for a necklace, a pendant, a pin or a necklace clasp.

Though I enjoy collecting and working with beads from all over the world, I will always try to include pieces that I've made myself in any of my designs. Whether it be a set of beads or a handmade chain and hook for an adjustable clasp.

I hope you enjoy browsing through my pieces as much as I enjoy making them. If you are curious about life on a small island, I encourage you to visit my blog!
http://barbarasfernald.com/

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 19, 2017

Welcome to my Etsy page and to some fresh energy after a rather long hiatus. If you've been one of my faithful followers who kept coming back and back to see the same old 3 pairs of earrings, thanks for coming back this one more time to find, Ta da! Something fresh! Thank you for your loyalty!

I love to make my own beads and components. I've worked for years with polymer clay, so you are apt see my own polymer clay beads in my designs from time to time. I also like drilling rocks and glass to make my own beads. My beach rock beads are stones found on the beaches of Little Cranberry Island, where I live year-round. I drill holes in them in my studio. The sea glass beads are drilled from pieces of sea glass that come from the northeast coast of England. I've made friends with a few women who started selling their 100 year old pieces of sea glass on Etsy. Glass that comes from the tossed out dregs from English bottle factories in the 1800's.

More than any other medium, I love to work with Precious Metal Clay. PMC starts out as very fine, pure silver particles combined with a water-based binder to form a moldable metal clay. Once a piece is shaped and dried, it is fired in a kiln at a high temperature. (1500º to 1650º F.) The binder burns away and the particles fuse together in a process known as sintering. The result is a solid piece of pure silver, ready to polish, to become an earring, a bead for a necklace, a pendant, a pin or a necklace clasp.

Though I enjoy collecting and working with beads from all over the world, I will always try to include pieces that I've made myself in any of my designs. Whether it be a set of beads or a handmade chain and hook for an adjustable clasp.

I hope you enjoy browsing through my pieces as much as I enjoy making them. If you are curious about life on a small island, I encourage you to visit my blog!
http://barbarasfernald.com/

Barb Fernald

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Barb Fernald

Reviews

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genevieve

genevieve on Jan 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Start to finish, Barb does excellent work! Its great to be able to find interesting and handmade clip earrings for my Mom who doesn't have pierced ears. Thanks so much - she loves them!

Joan

Joan on Dec 25, 2015

5 out of 5 stars
Dena Cornett

Dena Cornett on Feb 4, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

My daughter loves her new earrings! Thank you, Barb!

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 5, 2011
Thank you for looking at my jewelry. I really love what I do, and I hope that energy is reflected in the piece you are considering. Please read below for important purchase details:

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I am not set up to give refunds, but if you are not satisfied, you may return an item for an exchange within 48 hours of receiving it. The item must be shipped in it's original packaging, and you will be responsible for shipping costs, both ways, for an exchange.
Payment
Paypal or credit card payment is preferred.
Any Paypal payment not received within 48 hours, will cause the order to be cancelled.

Payment made with checks or money orders (US only) should be received by me within 6 days of purchase date. Items will be shipped only after the check clears at my bank.

Maine residents: You must pay a 5% sales tax which will be added by Paypal or on the credit card when you check out.
Shipping
Out here on Little Cranberry Island, the one option for shipping is through the US Postal Service. All items will be insured and sent using First Class Mail within 3 days of purchase. Delivery confirmation is included. Priority shipping can be added upon request, for an additional $3.
Every piece is shipped inside a box, placed within a padded mailer.
Additional policies and FAQs
This jewelry is made to high standards of craftsmanship. It will withstand normal wear. However, it may not withstand yanking babyhands, being routinely slept in or worn in the shower, or trying to pull it over your head with your clothes (oops!) If, during normal wear, you discover a defect please contact me at fernald244[at]gmail[dot]com and we can surely resolve the problem.