Where possible I use Sterling Silver with my chains, earring hooks & links. If it is Sterling Silver I will state this. If I just put Silver, then this will be a silver plated metal of some kind (usually Nickel). I use silver plated elements in my jewellery for a number of different reasons. It may be to keep the cost down of the end piece, because it can be more durable/stronger or because I love the look of the bead/wire/clasp/charm and it isn't available in Sterling Silver.
Semi-Precious Gem Stones
I use a number of different semi-precious gemstones in my work. These include Amethyst, Agate, Citrine, Peridot, Aquamarine, Labradorite, Rainbow Moonstone, Blue Goldstone & Quartz. For more information about each of these beautiful stones, please click here.
I use Czech glass bicone beads as they are renowned for their high quality, exemplary craftsmanship, vivid colours & bead-to-bead consistency. I love the variety of colours that are available and they add a beautiful, sparkly element to my pieces. For more information and to have a better look at the colours available, click here.
Metal Stamping Blanks
The metal that I use in my stamped items are either Aluminium, Sterling Silver, Brass or Copper.