ABOUT THE ARTIST

I am a life-long crafter and artisan with over 40 years of crafting experience.  It began with my mother who is also an artist, crafter and entrepreneur herself.  She started me on my crafting journey at a very young age and taught me to paint, quilt, sew, crochet, etc. and is still one of my biggest fans.

Handmade jewelry is my greatest passion.  I started making jewelry over 15 years ago purchasing components and gemstones and designing jewelry.  Over the years my skills evolved and I began designing and making my own components.  I am self-taught and because of this my style is unique drawing influence from other artisans and the natural world around me.  The most frequent comment from new customers is that they have never seen anything quite like my jewelry.  In my jewelry business there are three things that are very important to me; elegance and function of design, quality of the materials, and a fun and informative buying experience for my clients.  To best take care of my clients jewelry needs, I often work with them on custom pieces crafted specifically for them.

ABOUT MY JEWELRY

All of our jewelry is handmade by me, Nienna.  I create each piece of jewelry using precious and semi-precious gemstones, 14K Gold, 14K Gold-filled, Argentium Sterling silver (.935), and Copper metals.  I use Argentium Sterling silver which is 93.5% silver instead of standard Sterling silver because it is a full percent higher than standard Sterling silver which is 92.5%.  Argentium silver tarnishes much slower, finishes shinier and is stronger than traditional sterling silver.  I coil, cut, and tumble polish all the jump rings used in my jewelry.  I also create each and every component of my jewelry.  Each piece is then tumble polished again in order to work harden the metal used and bring it to its finished shine and strength.   I use the highest quality materials available to insure that each ring, bracelet, necklace, pendant, chain, anklet and pair of earrings becomes a unique piece of wearable art. 

SPECIAL NOTE:  Custom orders with any of the 14K Gold metals may take up to 14 days to create and ship.  Some variation of the original piece is normal due to each piece being made to order.  No two pieces are exactly alike.