Alternative metal jewelry

Modena, Italy On Etsy since 2009


Alternative metal jewelry

Modena, Italy | 232 Sales

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Maria Helena Zanni

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Maria Helena Zanni


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About simplyhelena

Sales 232
On Etsy since 2009

Creative chemistry

Every creations has its own chemistry.

My name is Helena, I'm a chemist who loves simple and unique jewelry.
I called my shop "Simply Helena" because every item tells a little about me.

Nobuki earrings have a particular and personal history.
I never had ears pierced until 16 but when I decided to pierced them I started to suffering of ear irritation and I had to stop wearing any type of metal inside the piercing. Since then I've tried to create my own earrings because it was difficult to find earrings that I really liked with clips and I also wanted to share this new type of earrings with people like me who couldn't find comfy and simple clip on earrings.

The jewels are entirely designed and assembled by me. I work with metal wire and foils shaping, hammering and tarnishing each item until the result satisfied me.

Shop members

  • Maria Helena

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Shipping

    Jewelry researcher, free time chemist, copper addicted

  • Blocky the bench block


    When the going gets tough, the tough get going!

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Last updated on Jan 5, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

For my handcrafted creations I use only this material: copper, brass, aluminium and silver plated copper with tarnish patina or different textures. They are very easy to clean, just pass on a soft cloth or a microfibre cloth if necessary. Some item with different patinas are also protected with a non toxic spray finisher gloss.
If you want to prolong the original texture of the jewels and avoid irritation and sensitization:
- do not wear them for a long time;
- keep them away from light and air when you're not wearing them;
- clean them periodically with a soft cloth;
- do not moisten them and pay attention to the perfume and cosmetics.

Gift wrapping and packaging

The order is already packed in a handcraft package but if you want a special packaging contact me and describe me what you desire!

Sizing details

In every item details you can find information about the size.
You can also see the item wore in the photos to have an idea of the real size when you wear it.