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St. James Court Art Fair

Posted on September 28, 2016 | 0 comments

We are bringing our one of a kind wearable art designs to historical St. James Court, Booth #461.  We will be previewing our work at the CASA event held at the Muhammad Ali Center from 6pm-9pm Thurs. Sept. 30.  Be first to see our fabulous Cobalt Blue Quartz pieces and support a worthy cause at the same time. 

     

     

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Madison, Indiana

Posted on September 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Sept. 24 & 25 at the Madison Chautauqua held in Historic Madison, surrounding the Lanier Mansion and running along the Ohio River. 250 Artists exhibiting mostly fine crafts.
This is a fabulous setting if you like the breathtaking beauty of early Fall.

      

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Alexandria, Virginia

Posted on September 18, 2016 | 0 comments

You could spend 2 weeks in Old Town and not discover all the unique shops ranging from fashion to antiques.
Every type of cuisine, cozy inviting restaurants.
If you go you should stay in the heart of Old Town at Hotel Monaco a boutique hotel comparatively priced and very nice. You can travel King St. via the free Trolley.

     

 

 

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2016 Fall Tour Begins..

Posted on September 16, 2016 | 0 comments

We are starting the Fall Tour that will take us from Alexandria, Virginia to Daytona Beach, Florida.  If you can't catch up with us at any of the shows keep up with us via our blog and perhaps you'll see some places you can incorporate into your travels!

First Stop.. Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
Lets find some Maryland style blue crabs!

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Product Information

Posted on May 03, 2015 | 0 comments

What makes our work special?  Our unwavering  desire to create precious metal wearable art pieces designed to compliment the wearer for years to come.  We are often asked, “what is the finish on the work?” – “elbow grease” is what creates the high shine.  There are approximately 13 steps from inception to completion. One of those steps is an acid wash that eliminates a grayness called fire scale caused by the heat of the torch at the same time the acid etches out some of the copper alloy in the sterling so we are left with a higher content of silver.  All this contributes to the beautiful mirror shine. 

Cleaning and maintaining your pieces.  Everything needs cleaning your clothes, home, vehicles in order to maintain a presentable appearance why should jewelry be any different?   We have found that Windex with ammonia is your best friend for the precious metal.  It cuts body film, oils, lotions and soap residue.  If you have something stubborn on the metal use in conjunction with a silver/gold polishing cloth.  Have you ever noticed how your yellow gold seems to darken? – it’s dirty.  “What about my stones?” Most cabochon stones a gentle soap and water will remove dirt so day to day wearing keeps them clean.  Some stones such as Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Opals are porous and appreciate a little oil -mineral,baby from time to time and do not appreciate situations where they could easily dry out, e.g. sitting on a window sill in the sun. Faceted stones are a different “animal” they are like mirrors and show all the substances they are exposed to throughout our busy days and tend to “cloud” up over time.  We use large stones so the exposure surface to the elements is greater.  Take the Windex and heavily spritz under the stone, take a soft toothbrush and scrub under the stone, rinse with hot water and dry with a hair dryer (no water spots) – bingo like new.  We sell a White Topaz, minimum one carat upwards to 15 carats imagine a Diamond that big  while beautiful, needs regular cleaning to show off its facets.  Please note no ultra sonics on any green stones, e.g., Peridot, Emerald as these stones are ultra sensitive to this process and may crack or shatter.

These simple tips will maintain your beautiful one of a kind pieces for years to come. Enjoy!!

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