SharonSaintDon

Handcraft Modern Jewelry; Silver and Gold Hoop Earrings

Seattle, Washington · 243 Sales

SharonSaintDon

Handcraft Modern Jewelry; Silver and Gold Hoop Earrings

Seattle, Washington 243 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(79)

Announcement   Hello! if you have any questions, please Call or text me- 206-900-5136. I try to answer 9am-9pm Pacific time. You may also use the contact button on Etsy.

Welcome to my Etsy store, where you will find solid silver and gold fine jewelry made by my hands only.

I have been adorning people since 1998 and have a BFA in Metal Design from the UW, Seattle.

Because my jewelry is made using hand fabrication processes, it has lightness, durability and detail unachievable via mass production.

I am proud to create finely crafted jewelry that will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

For notifications of sales and special events a few times a year, sign up for my email list at sharonsaintdon.com

Enjoy!- Sharon

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 1, 2017

Hello! if you have any questions, please Call or text me- 206-900-5136. I try to answer 9am-9pm Pacific time. You may also use the contact button on Etsy.

Welcome to my Etsy store, where you will find solid silver and gold fine jewelry made by my hands only.

I have been adorning people since 1998 and have a BFA in Metal Design from the UW, Seattle.

Because my jewelry is made using hand fabrication processes, it has lightness, durability and detail unachievable via mass production.

I am proud to create finely crafted jewelry that will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

For notifications of sales and special events a few times a year, sign up for my email list at sharonsaintdon.com

Enjoy!- Sharon

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(79)
Marlene Newman

Marlene Newman on May 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous earrings! I'm so pleased. They match many of my other SaintDon pieces - all of which I treasure and wear frequently. Her jewelry is distinctive and worth the investment.

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Updates

Free two day shipping on all orders through Dec. 30. Latest batch of chandelier earrings. Available shiny, oxidized, antiqued, and these will be oxidized black with 22k gold dots dangling from them.
I will be at the December Saturday Market at
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3063 Beacon Ave. S
Seattle, Washington 98144
Saturday, December 3, 2016
11:00am 8:00pm
clothes, vintage, apothecary, holiday crafts, textiles, ceramics, antiques, jewelry and more...
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About

Sharon Saint Don

Starting with sterling silver, gold, and sliver/gold bi-metal all my work is created using hand fabrication techniques. Cutting, punching, soldering, and hammering afford my jewelry a lightness, durability and detail unachievable via mass production.

The raw materials I start with are silver and gold in sheet, tubing, wire and nugget forms. I transform these precious metals into jewelry using mostly hand tools and some power tools. When possible, I recycle any scrap myself to be used in the creation of my work.

Making work in small batches makes for careful use of materials and minimizes waste. I do not use casting processes or molds for my work, and most of my designs employ metal forming techniques that strengthen the metal through hand hammered, forged processes.

My line of jewelry is unique in that I do not use plating for any of my gold jewelry. Instead of plating, I use a modern material called "bimetal" for a portion of my jewelry line. Sheets of 22k gold are fused with sterling silver, bonding the two in permanent marriage. The result is durable, repairable, easily recyclable and its production avoids the use of acidic cyanide solutions needed for gold plating.

I fell in love with metal in the 1990's and completed my 5 year degree (BFA) in Metal Design at the UW Seattle in 1998. I have been making things out of metal for over 20 years, I love my work of making my clients happy.

I purchase the majority of my metals from Hauser and Miller, a refiner and manufacturer of precious metals since 1909. They sell only metals sourced from certified conflict free and fair labor practicing mines. They also recycle precious metals and manufacture their stock from between 50% to 90% post consumer metals, which I find to be much more important than just recycled.

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Last updated on Apr 19, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

All jewelry comes in simple gift wrapping. Personal notes available included in the package, just let me know what you want to say!

Wholesale availability

I have a $500 minimum first order and am happy to trade out for stock that is not selling so that we can figure out what your clientele prefers.

I can send you a line sheet or you can sign up for Etsy Wholesale!

https://www.etsy.com/wholesale/browse

How do I care for my shiny sterling silver jewelry?

Minimize tarnishing and scratching by storing jewelry in a box, cloth or bag. Clean with hot water and soap and lightly polish with toothpaste or damp baking soda. Remove tarnishing with Sunshine brand polishing cloth, available at riogrande.com. On antiqued pieces, follow same procedure and then rub raised surfaces lightly with cloth. Please do not use dips or creams. Remove all jewelry while bathing and swimming- exposure to chlorine and salt weakens all metals. Please wear rubber ear nuts on ear wires to guarantee that they will not be lost.

How do I care for my oxidized black jewelry?

Minimize scratching by storing jewelry in a box, cloth or bag. Clean with hot water and soap. Please do not use dips or creams. Oxidized black pieces are lightly coated with an oil and beeswax salve, reapply if dull. Remove all jewelry while bathing and swimming- exposure to chlorine and salt weakens all metals and changes the colors. Please wear rubber ear nuts on ear wires to guarantee that they will not be lost. I am happy to repair pieces that break under normal use. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions! Remove all jewelry while bathing and swimming- exposure to chlorine and salt weakens all metals. Please wear rubber ear nuts on ear wires to guarantee that they will not be lost.

How will my jewelry be shipped and how long will it take to reach me?

All packages ship USPS mail with tracking and insurance for the full retail amount, and signature confirmation. You can choose First Class mail, Priority Mail or Priority Express Mail.

These time frames may not be guaranteed by the postal carriers.

Shipping fees are not refundable.

Can you make your designs in solid gold?

Yes! I love to work in solid gold- contact me for a custom order and quote!