Inspired by my feelings to convey peace, calm and to love. Following the road less traveled is never the popular route but it may lead to better understanding of others, loving our neighbors, finding peace within ourselves to make this world a better place.
Designed and handcrafted by Trecy Bleich
14K gold filled
oxidized sterling silver
handcrafted ear wires
1 3/4" W x 2" L (due to handcraft nature and hand forging, earrings may appear differently)
oxizidation can not be polished with jewelry cleaner. Polish with soft cloth. Other metals such as gold filled and sterling can be cleaned with polish. For long lasting beauty of metals, keep in small bag or plastic.
Road Less Traveled dangles
Sterling silver is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produce tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increase this reaction. Take steps to protect sterling silver by keeping it in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store sterling findings in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.
Oxidized Sterling is tarnished with an oxidation solution given a black matte look. Hammering the metal after oxidizing will bring out the shine. You may polish with a soft cloth but try not to scratch the service. Do not dip in jewelry cleaner. The beauty of oxidized sterling is it will hold its look over a long period of time.
Gold-filled is made by using heat and pressure to permanently bond a layer of 12- or 14-karat gold to a brass core, creating a tarnish-resistant surface. The resulting metal is then rolled and drawn to create specific raw materials like wire, single-clad sheet and double-clad sheet. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.