spora

Natural Seeds and Stone Jewelry

Connecticut, United States · 121 Sales

spora

Natural Seeds and Stone Jewelry

Connecticut, United States 121 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome to spóra: eco-friendly jewelry made with natural seeds and beans from the Amazon rainforest, semi-precious stones, silver, and brass.

Most necklaces are one of a kind or of a very limited edition. I select and buy the seeds in Brazil; seeds are a seasonal item and some can be very difficult to find -- sometimes I can never find the same seed again.

After a hole is drilled by hand in each seed, they are treated with natural oils that work as a sealant. Once treated, the seeds will not sprout or germinate, but avoid getting them wet and store them in a dry place -- your natural seed jewelry will last for many generations! If needed, rub a little vegetable oil to give them a shine once in a while.

I treat the brass to a beautiful patina, it looks like brushed gold. In time, natural oxidation can make the brass darken; you can brighten the brass by brushing it with dry soft steel wool. Do not use any cleaning liquid product in any of the jewelry. If you need to give the sterling silver a shine, use a soft cloth.

I hope you like spóra designs. Come back to visit again soon, I'm always adding new work.

Please review our policies before purchasing.

For information about the seeds, visit http://sporadesign.blogspot.com.

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Last updated on May 18, 2016

Welcome to spóra: eco-friendly jewelry made with natural seeds and beans from the Amazon rainforest, semi-precious stones, silver, and brass.

Most necklaces are one of a kind or of a very limited edition. I select and buy the seeds in Brazil; seeds are a seasonal item and some can be very difficult to find -- sometimes I can never find the same seed again.

After a hole is drilled by hand in each seed, they are treated with natural oils that work as a sealant. Once treated, the seeds will not sprout or germinate, but avoid getting them wet and store them in a dry place -- your natural seed jewelry will last for many generations! If needed, rub a little vegetable oil to give them a shine once in a while.

I treat the brass to a beautiful patina, it looks like brushed gold. In time, natural oxidation can make the brass darken; you can brighten the brass by brushing it with dry soft steel wool. Do not use any cleaning liquid product in any of the jewelry. If you need to give the sterling silver a shine, use a soft cloth.

I hope you like spóra designs. Come back to visit again soon, I'm always adding new work.

Please review our policies before purchasing.

For information about the seeds, visit http://sporadesign.blogspot.com.

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The idea of using seeds to make jewelry is not a new one. What is fresh about spóra is the use of seeds as an element in the composition of jewelry -- the combination of a rustic element with more traditional materials like semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, and metals. Ironically, it is the organic beauty of these seeds that makes this handcrafted jewelry precious: original and unique.

Seeds take us back to nature. They are charged with meaning: source, origin, birth, beginning, renewal, life... A seed in a necklace is a seed preserved into its symbol, a reminder of what is really precious in our planet earth -- the earth itself.

Spóra connects us to the environment and is eco-friendly, but most of all, spóra is about beauty -- it is affordable art to wear. These necklaces are an invitation: make yourself, and life, beautiful with art.

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  • Patricia

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I grew up in Brazil and working with seeds has a special meaning for me -- it is good to know that collecting seeds is a source of income to many natives in the Amazon rainforest. I am proud to show off a little bit of Brazil in my designs.

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Last updated on May 14, 2016
I hope you enjoy your new necklace as much as I enjoyed making it.

Recommendation: Avoid getting the seeds wet. Use a dry and soft cloth to clean.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Order will be shipped within two business days by USPS.
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We want you to love your new necklace; if you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us and return your order within five days of receipt in its original condition.
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Convo me if you have any questions. I will love to hear from you :-)