Wishing everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I would like to introduce Silvia, and her beautiful jewelry. It is all handmade - from jumprings for the chain maille earrings to bracelets. She takes great care in making sure that every piece is perfect.
Silver Prices are still sky high. Remember, not everything that is silver in color is actually Sterling or Fine Silver. Too many artists and manufacturers are trying to lower their costs by using other silver colored materials, some of which can cause dermatitis or can be toxic. All of the work we carry at Eye Candy Gallery is nickel compliant. Did you know that Nickel, in Jewelry, is banned in England? Today, I learned that much of the jewelry coming from China and elsewhere may also contain lead or cadmium, both these materials are very toxic to adults and especially children.
Fine Silver is .999 Pure Silver. Sterling Silver is a Fine Silver and Copper alloy. There are a few other alloys which contain Fine Silver and other metals which do not cause dermatitides as nickel does - but these alloys will not be called "STERLING SILVER"
My Metal smithing classes will resume at the Brecksville Center for the Arts, on March 21st. For information, please call Rob or Kim at 440-526-6232 for class information and to sign up. If you have other questions, feel free to contact me at: EyeCandyGallery@gmail.com
I'm hoping for another "thaw" . . . Hope to see you soon!