ChristinaMarieH

33 years old
Rainy Pacific Northwest

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I make costume jewelry for Renaissance Faires, focusing on the Elizabethan era. I am also inspired by the Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras. I'm getting more and more into using vintage components and recycled bits in my jewelry. I also bead embroider.

 

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  • Feb 13, 2009
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    Ok so here is my info:

    Metals: Sterling silver or brass. Slight allergy to pure silver (pmc clay) and to pure gold (like 24karat) I am not allergic to pewter products from www.greengirlstudios.com but I do react to plated peweter items. I am allergic to copper.

    And please no magnetic clasps! They catch on the metal buttons of my jackets and uniforms lol.

    Necklace: 18in (adjustable if possible, from 16-18inches, I like danglies and drops. I wear anything from simple stone and pendant pieces to elaborate victorian and rennaissance inspired pieces. Sterling silver or natural brass (not plated) for findings please...I have picky skin :( NO copper please.

    Bracelet: 7 1/2 (tight) -8 inches (loose) and adjustable if possible, I have preference for lobster claw clasps and I love charm-style bracelets with tons of dangles.

    Earrings: 2in or shorter. Sterling silver only for studs, earwires and leverbacks. ( I have 2 piercings in each ear and tend to wear studs on the top and dangles on the bottom.)

    Colors: I like earth tones (greens, browns, blues) and jewel tones (amber, dark purple, garnet, cobalt blue) I do not like neon colors (lime green, bright pink, highlighter yellow) My favorite color is purple and my birthstone is sapphire.

    Etc: I love stones...labradorite, moonstone, kyanite, larvikite...jaspers. I also like pearls, czech glass, swarovski's, vintage beads, and vintage components.

    I collect mermaids, fairies, dragonflies, butterflies, bees, trees and birds(especially ravens, owls and peacocks.), Hello Kitty (down to the Hello Kitty coffee maker. Yes Coffee maker) and my newest obsessions, lockets, vintage rosaries, and religious medals.

    I will enjoy and cherish anything that is handmade from one of you. Woven, wired or strung.

    Please see the Huge list above for SECRET SANTA 2011 Ideas....I am really looking hard for anything with OWLS this year...beads, pendants, coffee mug, what not. I am also looking for vintage buttons and a nice vintage pincushion.