Saturday, October 17, 2009

Welcome to exClamations

Welcome to exClamations!

I make handcrafted jewelry using mainly stainless steel wire and glass beads. I find stainless steel wonderful to work with mostly for its durability, I am very hard on my jewelry and rarely take it off. I know if other people are as hard on their jewelry as I am then using this durable wire is best. Stainless steel doesn't rust or tarnish, so its great for repeatedly showering and forgetting you still have your earrings in. It holds its shape remarkably well (which also means its more difficult to work with (taking a lot of "elbow grease" to bend a design into shape) this is great for people like me who sometimes wear theirs to bed. Of course wearing your jewelry to bed and in the shower or the pool might not be the best thing, but lets face it, it happens. We're all guilty, and some of us, like me, do it on purpose. Stainless steel is also less expensive than sterling silver or gold. I know with the economy the way it is alot of people aren't able to afford expensive jewelry, but that's no reason to not have beautiful shiny jewelry complimenting your look that can stand the stresses of daily life.

Another material I use is glass beads. I plan to use only glass beads, they are much brighter and sparkle so well. Plastic and acryllic beads, while they might be pretty, I find don't have that special sparkling quality I am looking for when I make my designs.

I love making things special to order so if you have an idea that's similar to what you see in my shop but not quite the same, please contact me. If you have an idea that doesn't look like anything you see in my shop, do not hesitate to contact me. I am always looking for new and interesting things to make, and will try my hardest to make that picture in your mind become a real piece of art for you to wear and love.