FAQ // Care
WHAT ARE THOSE SHAPES?
I make both abstract and figurative work. The abstract shapes were created by making line drawings of tattered textiles. I also work in fiber and always enjoyed playing with the permanence of metal versus the fragility of fiber.
WHAT STONE IS THAT?
Though I also work in semi-precious stones, much of my work features enameled shapes set in sterling silver. These pieces often resemble some kind of otherworldly stone from the ethers of the universe or outer space...and if you catch me on a feisty day I might tell you that's what they are.
WHAT IS ENAMEL?
Basically, enamel is glass fused onto metal. In the case of Feral Blue, the metal is almost always copper. The shape is hand sawed, formed, and then gets coated with layers of powdered glass. The piece then goes into a kiln and the glass melts and is fused onto the metal.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY FERAL BLUE JEWELRY?
ENAMEL: Since enamel is partly glass, it's recommended to be somewhat gentle with your enamel pieces. If banged really hard they could chip or crack.
MOOD RINGS: Feral Blue's mood rings are special because they are made with unused, vintage mood stones from the 1970s. During that time, mood stones were made a bit differently than they are today and these stones do not tolerate getting wet. It's highly recommended that you do not get your mood ring wet, so please take it off when washing your hands, showering, swimming, etc. If water gets under the stone, all of the fiery magic that makes it change color with your mood is put out and your stone will be black forever.
It is generally recommended that you don't get your jewelry wet so you can prolong the life of any patinas or special surfaces.
HOW CAN I GET A CUSTOM PIECE OF JEWELRY?
I take on a limited number of customs and have a minimum purchase amount for these types of pieces. Half of the total amount is required up front. I accept commissions that will be done in my style of work, putting together different aspects to make a one of a kind piece that can be cherished for generations. I am not willing to recreate something special that another jewelry artist has already made. If you love the style of my work and have some ideas, please send me a message through the contact page!