I started making jewelry for two reasons:
One because of my nickel allergy
Two because big chain stores value quantity over quality. Jewelry is made cheaply overseas, using cheap plastic parts and nickel, but cost a fortune in the store for it to only last a short period of time.
Everything is 100% handcrafted.
Its nickel free and either sterling silver, gold and copper
I get my materials from bead shows that come to the Pittsburgh area.
I use natural and man made gemstones; Leather, wire, jewelry clay, Swarovski crystal and perals, seedbeads and metal.
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