Showing posts from January, 2013

Because Little Things Mean a Lot

I recently spent some time learning how to make little origami flowers from pretty paper. Why? Because they look cool on the gift boxes I send your jewelry in. In fact, as much as I like the pretty green gauze pouches I've used for so long, I've decided that gift boxes generally keep your jewelry safer in the mail. (Don't worry, I'll still use the pouches at events - I won't waste them.)

Among my many jobs in keeping Naturally Nickel Free running smoothly, I know it is my job to make you feel cared for.

It seems like this would be a little easier if I looked like a real person in a real store, like most of the places you do your shopping.  But instead, I must communicate almost entirely by pixels. I like to remember that even though this whole computer-thing does place a certain distance between us, it also brings us together.

Perhaps not that much is expected of this customer / seller relationship we have for a while in cyber-land.  But even though our direct comm…

The Care and Feeding of Your New Jewelry

The holidays are over, and gifts have been exchanged. Kisses have been given, friends have come and gone, and relatives have been sent off to their respective homes. Now you have a house to clean up from all the merry mess-making, and hopefully a few family photos to show for it.

If one of the gifts you received or gave was jewelry, you may have a few questions about how to keep it looking shiny and bright for all the years to come.  Here are a few ideas for you.

For the purposes of this blog, I will focus on the particular metals I use in my shop which at this time include Niobium, Titanium, Argentium Sterling Silver, Brass, Bronze, and Pewter.

Cleaning & Polishing Your Jewelry

Usually when people ask about keeping jewelry clean, they're asking about how to polish it after it tarnishes. Here are a few ideas for you. You will find that the measurements are maddeningly imprecise, and there are various recipes available for the same job. I chalk this up to the home-spun nature o…