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E on Nov 16, 20195 out of 5 stars
Beautiful necklace and great customer service! Very appreciated!
Natalia on Aug 4, 20195 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, couldn't be happier with it, thanks!
JoleneIsdale on Nov 19, 20185 out of 5 stars
Even prettier in person. I'm a repeat buyer and every item I've ever purchased from Emily is well made and simply beautiful one-of-a-kind. A joy. Thank you so much !
Randy on Sep 6, 20185 out of 5 stars
Emily was great! I asked for a rush on a ring and she was able to accommodate my request. Then - when my wife asked for a necklace instead, Emily was understanding and quick to return and replace! Both items were beautiful and unique-and the necklace stands out as one of my wife’s most charming pieces!
5 out of 5 stars
Simply the prettiest bird's nest necklaces. Received so many compliments from people of different ages. It's a classic. Thank you very much for creating beautiful jewelry.
5 out of 5 stars
Beautiful and unique quartz jewelry. The colors are so lovely. Already received many compliments!
Lori on Aug 16, 20185 out of 5 stars
This is a lovely delicate necklace. It's perfect for my wedding!
Kayla on May 14, 20185 out of 5 stars
The necklace was beautiful and my mom was thrilled to receive it. Seller responded very quickly to question about shipping. A+!
spork719 on Feb 14, 20185 out of 5 stars
The seller was responsive and helpful when I asked for an early ship date. The pendant looks really nice and my wife liked it.
precious meshes :: wire crochet and bird nest jewelry
"Man is a knot, a web, a mesh into which relationships are tied."
--Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I have been making meshes for over a decade. Since I first discovered it in 2003, the idea of using fiber techniques to create metal jewelry has intrigued me. Over the years I developed my own patterns and methods. With the leftover material from experimental projects, I started making the bird's nests (which became far more popular than the trickier designs).
Making meshes is a part-time project. My main job is operating VIX Emporium, a small brick & mortar shop specializing in "local crafts and artful gifts". Jewelry, ceramics, stationery, prints, home goods, baby gifts, accessories -- all by independent makers. Many of our vendors are Etsy sellers, largely in the Philadelphia region. Visit us at 5009 Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia's Cedar Park neighborhood, and at http://vixemporium.com.
I am also the co-founder and co-organizer of West Craft Fest, a thrice-yearly craft fair in West Philly. Featuring a huge variety of local crafts, as well as music, food and performances by acrobats and jugglers, our Fest is a ton of family-friendly fun in a historic 54-acre cemetery. Learn more at http://westcraftfest.com.
Owner, Maker, Creator
Most pieces (unless the title says it is ready to ship) take up to 1-2 weeks to complete. If you have a particular deadline, contact me and I'll see what I can do.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
All orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail.
Additional policies and FAQs
Slight variations in size, shape and color are to be expected and are inherent in handmade pieces.
Silver crocheted mesh is fine silver (.999), silver clasps, hooks, posts, earbacks and chains are sterling silver (.925).
All gold is 14/20 goldfill. This means that 1/20th of the metal is an outer tube of 14k gold, filled with an inner core of brass (brass = copper + zinc). Also called gold overlay or rolled gold, this metal "sandwich" has a 100x greater gold content than gold-plate or vermeil, and it will not flake off over time, unlike plated metals.
All wire and jewelry components are lead free and nickel free, with the exception of the "precious meshes" ID tags, which are not nickel free. Those with metal sensitivities can easily remove the tag, or I can leave it off, lust let me know.
Caring for your jewelry:
Please wear, handle and store your jewelry with care. Do not sleep, shower or do strenuous activities in your jewelry.
Silver may be cleaned with white toothpaste and an old toothbrush before it becomes overly tarnished (.999% pure or "fine" silver changes color much more slowly than sterling), or let the color darken over time. For oxidized silver, buff gently with a silver polishing cloth (I recommend a "Sunshine" cloth) followed by a gentle wash with dishwashing liquid and warm water. Do not use commercial liquid or paste silver cleaners if the piece is oxidized or contains pearls, turquoise or coral. These gems can be damaged by the harsh chemicals. Try this safer method instead, using hot water, baking soda and aluminum foil (copy & paste the link).
All pearls are genuine freshwater cultured pearls, sometimes color treated.
I am happy to consider custom orders. Just let me know what you have in mind and we can discuss it. If you have a flat stone, cabochon, coin or other artifact you would like made into a "netted" pendant, let's talk!
I have a small inventory on hand at VIX Emporium, 5009 Baltimore Avenue, West Philadelphia.