When will my order ship?
For jewelry, first orders will be shipped 2 weeks from order (at most), as I am figuring out inventory needs. Shortly thereafter, orders will be shipped out in 3-5 days.
Paintings / collages will be shipped out in a week or less.
WHY IS MY BRASS CHANGING COLOR?
Overtime, brass will tarnish due to a chemical reaction on its outermost layer. Some people like the tarnished look but if you prefer for your brass to be shiny, here's a simple (and natural!) process for cleaning:
- Mix juice from 1/2 lemon and 1 tsp baking soda or salt. Gently scrub the brass with a soft cloth. Rinse thoroughly with water.
- Keep your brass pieces in airtight containers to slow tarnishing process
WHAT IS gold-fill?
Gold-filled metal is a tarnish-resistant, more affordable option for wearing gold. 76andmaine gold pieces are all made with 14k, double-clad gold-fill metal. Gold-filled metal is made by bonding a thin layer of 14k gold to the top and bottom of a brass core. Gold-fill is a great option for anyone with sensitive ears, or who prefers not having to deal with tarnishing brass.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOLD-FILL AND GOLD-PLATED?
Gold-fill metal contains layers of actual karat gold, while gold-plated contains just a finite film of gold, which tends to wear off over time. Gold-fill is the better option for people with sensitive ears.
Where do you get your supplies?
Currently all supplies are purchased from Rio Grande (riogrande.com), M&J Trimmings New York, and Toho Shoji New York.
Do you take custom orders?
Yes! I am flexible with bead and tassel color, as well as length of necklaces and sizing of earrings. Please use the Message Form below to inquire about the process and pricing.
What Is Your return policy?
Purchases may be returned within 15 days for a full reimbursement. If your purchase is broken upon receipt or breaks under normal use within first 6 months, please get in touch via the form below.