janraven

JanRa Jewelry Designs

Minnesota, United States · 146 Sales

janraven

JanRa Jewelry Designs

Minnesota, United States 146 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Jan Raven

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Announcement   I weave and braid wire (Argentium sterling silver and 14 karat gold-fill) entirely by hand, without using jigs, special tools, or solder. Much of my work is an exploration and expansion of a technique, called "Viking knitting", that has its origins in the Viking-era of the 8th to 10th century. Other pieces are derived from textile techniques, and some just result from playing with wire!

I work almost exclusively with Argentium sterling silver, which is naturally resistant to tarnish, and 14 kt. gold-fill wire. Visit my Shop Policies page to learn more about these materials.

oOoOo FREE SHIPPING TO THE U.S.!! All-year long! oOoOo

Member of HandmadeMN -- Made in Minnesota!

Announcement

I weave and braid wire (Argentium sterling silver and 14 karat gold-fill) entirely by hand, without using jigs, special tools, or solder. Much of my work is an exploration and expansion of a technique, called "Viking knitting", that has its origins in the Viking-era of the 8th to 10th century. Other pieces are derived from textile techniques, and some just result from playing with wire!

I work almost exclusively with Argentium sterling silver, which is naturally resistant to tarnish, and 14 kt. gold-fill wire. Visit my Shop Policies page to learn more about these materials.

oOoOo FREE SHIPPING TO THE U.S.!! All-year long! oOoOo

Member of HandmadeMN -- Made in Minnesota!

Jan Raven

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Jan Raven

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schau45

schau45 on Jan 7, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

purchase details and shipping were great! Have not had the time to sit down and try it, though

Kate Warner

Kate Warner on Dec 25, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived really quickly, the bracelet itself is so delicate and beautiful! I love celtic and medieval style and this is just perfect. Thank you!

Brenda B Mason

Brenda B Mason on Feb 18, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

The Viking Knit Tutorial has been a good source. The pictures are excellent and your explanation of the steps are well-worded. Thanks.

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 4, 2012

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
Jewelry is shipped within the US and Canada via US Parcel Post. For international shipments, please contact me BEFORE you purchase to allow me to determine the proper shipping cost.

Tutorials are sent via a PDF email attachment, so please make sure your email address is accurate and that your spam filter will allow large attachments. Also, if I am traveling away from home to an art show, then I may not have internet access and so delivery of the tutorial will be delayed. My show schedule is posted on my website: JanRa-Jewelry-Designs.com/shows.html
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not pleased with your purchase (jewelry only), you may send it back to me for a refund of the purchase price. Seriously! I want you to love my work as much as I do, and if you don't, I'd rather have it back so that it's "true" owner can be found someday. If you buy a bracelet but it turns out to be the wrong size, please contact me so that we can exchange it for the proper size.
Additional policies and FAQs
About Argentium (ar-JEN-tee-um) Silver: Argentium is an alloy of sterling silver that was developed in Great Britain in 1996 and is naturally resistant to tarnish. For centuries, sterling silver has consisted of a mixture (an alloy) of silver and copper. In the US, sterling silver is defined by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to be 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. Argentium is 93% silver, and the remaining portion a mixture of copper and germanium (a metallic element). When properly treated, Argentium will form a clear layer of germanium oxide on the surface of the metal, which helps protect the silver and copper from reacting with sulphur compounds to form tarnish (silver sulfide and copper sulfide).

What is “gold-filled”? Not to be confused with gold-plate, gold-fill materials have a center core of brass to which a minimum thickness of karat gold is bonded. Also regulated in the US by the FTC, gold-fill must be a minimum of 1/20th (by weight) of karat gold. This layer does not flake off or wear away with normal use. All the gold-fill wire I use is 14 karat and nickel-free.