SharonStDon

Handmade Sterling Silver and Gold Jewelry

Port Townsend, Washington | 465 Sales

SharonStDon

Handmade Sterling Silver and Gold Jewelry

Port Townsend, Washington 465 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Questions? Contact me through Etsy, call or text me at 206-900-5136. I try to answer 9am-9pm Pacific time.

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 use silver and gold with a 50- 90% post consumer content from Hauser and Miller, precious metals manufacturer since 1909. They purchase from fair labor practicing mines. I believe that purchasing high quality jewelry with a post consumer content that is repairable and recyclable is very important.

I make jewelry in small batches, minimizing waste, use of resources and strengthening the metal by using hand forming techniques en lieu of casting processes.

I use solid gold or bimetal instead of plating in my gold jewelry. Sheets of 22k or 18k gold are fused with sterling silver. The result is repairable, easily recyclable and avoids the use of cyanide solutions needed for plating.

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

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

Enjoy!- Sharon

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 15, 2018

Questions? Contact me through Etsy, call or text me at 206-900-5136. I try to answer 9am-9pm Pacific time.

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 use silver and gold with a 50- 90% post consumer content from Hauser and Miller, precious metals manufacturer since 1909. They purchase from fair labor practicing mines. I believe that purchasing high quality jewelry with a post consumer content that is repairable and recyclable is very important.

I make jewelry in small batches, minimizing waste, use of resources and strengthening the metal by using hand forming techniques en lieu of casting processes.

I use solid gold or bimetal instead of plating in my gold jewelry. Sheets of 22k or 18k gold are fused with sterling silver. The result is repairable, easily recyclable and avoids the use of cyanide solutions needed for plating.

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

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

Enjoy!- Sharon

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I just sent a pair of these earrings to a customer in Dubai,United Arab Emirates! Whoa. I love my international customers!
This pair of earrings is on its way to Australia!
I am so grateful for my international customers! I have been seeing a big increase in my international sales lately as Etsy goes global! It makes me happy to be able to sell to everyone, everywhere. slightly_smiling_faceupside_down_face
I very carefully kept track of how my rolling mill came apart, but still it was so hard to get the final bronze pieces back in place on the top of the stack. Next time I will remember that they need to tilt just a tiny bit in order to pivot into place!
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About

Sharon Saint Don

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 job and I love making my clients happy!

I use silver and gold with a 50- 90% post consumer content from Hauser and Miller, precious metals manufacturer since 1909. They purchase from fair labor practicing mines. I believe that purchasing high quality jewelry with a post consumer content that is repairable and recyclable is very important.

I make jewelry in small batches, minimizing waste and minimizing resources wherever I can. My manufacturing processes strive to strengthen the metal by using hand forming techniques en lieu of casting processes.

I use solid gold or bimetal instead of plating in my gold jewelry. Sheets of 22k or 18k gold are fused with sterling silver. The result is repairable, easily recyclable and avoids the use of cyanide solutions needed for plating.

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Last updated on May 30, 2018
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 sell only in select stores. Please contact me with some photos of your store, link to a web presence, and store information.

I have a $500/ 7 piece 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.

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 and do not scrub with anything. 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! Oxidation may be redone easily for $5 plus shipping.

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

All packages ship USPS mail with tracking. You can choose First Class mail, Priority Mail or Priority Express Mail. All purchases over $100 are sent fully insured.

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!

Sustainability, Recycling, Eco- consciousness

I use silver and gold with a 50- 90% post consumer content from Hauser and Miller, precious metals manufacturer since 1909. They purchase from fair labor practicing mines. I believe that purchasing high quality jewelry with a post consumer content that is repairable and recyclable is very important.

I make jewelry in small batches, minimizing waste, use of resources and strengthening the metal by using hand forming techniques en lieu of casting processes.

I use solid gold or bimetal instead of plating in my gold jewelry. Sheets of 22k or 18k gold are fused with sterling silver. The result is repairable, easily recyclable and avoids the use of cyanide solutions needed for plating.