Mixed Metal Heart Jewelry Set with Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings – Sherry Tinsman Metalsmith
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Mixed Metal Heart Jewelry Set with Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings

Mixed Metal Heart Jewelry Set with Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings

SET-56-p
Regular price $776.00
This statement jewelry set features my mixed metal heart pieces. The pieces in the set consist of stud OR wire earrings, a bracelet and a necklace. The set is primarily sterling silver and has accents of brass, copper, amethyst, peridot and garnet. It is a true statement set that is very special in its uniqueness!

Necklace: This necklace features my handmade signature chain with a heart hanging in the center. The heart has a brass dogwood flower, a copper spiral and a lovely purple amethyst set in a silver bezel. pendant features a brass dogwood flower, a copper spiral and an amethyst! The necklace is slightly over 17" in length.

Earrings: These heart earrings feature a brass dogwood flower, a copper spiral and a garnet! Just over .75" across. Available with either 14k gold posts OR sterling silver ear wires.

Bracelet: This lovely statement bracelet is comprised of four large sterling silver elements. The first is my abstract heart with a brass dogwood flower, copper spiral and a green peridot set within a silver bezel. The second is my double dogwood flower. Third is a reticulated element with a large amethyst, copper stamped ball and brass stamped element. The last element is a silver spiral. The bracelet is adjustable from approximately 6 1/2" - 7 1/2" in length.

Sterling Silver, Brass, Copper, Amethyst, garnet and peridot.

This jewelry was handmade and specially oxidized and then polished to add dimension and contrast to really bring out the organic and natural beauty of the mixed metals.

I often oxidize the silver before I complete the piece, creating a contrast between the darkened (oxidized) surface and highly polished areas. I let the recessed parts of the design carry the darkened color and let the raised parts gleam. Avoid using liquid silver cleaner on these pieces because it will remove all the oxidation. Rather, use a dry silver polishing cloth to restore the sparkle and store your pieces in a zip lock bag to keep them shiny and bright.

If your jewelry needs a major cleaning , follow these instructions using Wright's Brass Polish (can be purchased online or at your local hardware store). The reason I use the brass polish and not the silver polish is because the liquid silver polish takes off the nice oxidation I put on my pieces. The brass polish just takes off the grime. It's amazing!

You will need:

Pyrex dish
clean sponge
baby toothbrush

Place your jewelry in a Pyrex dish, cover with the Wright's Brass Polish. 
Cut a small piece of a clean sponge, dampen it, dip it in the bowl then dab all over your jewelry. You don't want to rub it just dab. 
Try and get in all the recessed areas.

Because my jewelry has so much form, rinse really well under running water. You don't want the cleaner to dry on the jewelry or it will dry as a white powder. I use a baby toothbrush to gently get in the little hard to reach places while running it under the tap.

If a piece of yours has a stone in it, you will notice I always drill a hole under the stone. This allows the light to shine through and provides a place for moisture to escape. If the brass cleaner gets into that hole and dries, you may want to use a water pick to get it out. Better yet, avoid that by putting a little piece of scotch tape over the hole, take it off after rinsing, then rinse some more. 

This brass cleaner works like magic on all sterling silver, but naturally, I only guarantee my own.


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