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Why Shop Small?

On Small Business Saturday I meditate on why should we shop small instead of mass produced. I came up with these attributes and wanted to share them with you.

If you are in the position of buying small this Season I encourage you to go for it!

  • exclusivity - most small business handcraft their products which makes them unique

  • details - small business tend to be very detail oriented, from hand written notes to sweet packaging and everything in between

  • client focused - we want you to be happy and enjoy your order and will go above and beyond to accomplish it

  • giving back - many small businesses give back to important causes that support minorities and charity

  • support chain - your support starts a giving engine in the small industry

  • supports a dream/family - every time you support a small business you help them keep their business alive

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How To Get Ready For Our 3 Day SALE Event

How To Get Ready For Our 3 Day SALE Event

Our last sale of the year is coming quickly. It's going to be a 3 day sale event with a 15% off sitewide and free shipping on all orders. It starts on 11/27 midnight and ends on 11/29. 

We've prepared these tips to help you get ready for it and benefit from the discount:

  1. Spend some time picking your favorite pieces for you and your loved ones

  2. Ask any question you might have before the event

  3. Double check your gift list and make sure everyone is covered

  4. Add items to your cart

  5. Make sure you have the correct addresses for your gifts

  6. Prepare your gift messages and be ready to just paste them at checkout

  7. Show up early 

  8. Happy shopping! 

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Holiday Events

These are the events we'll be part of for the holidays.

I will share more details for each event on Instagram so make sure you follow us there too.

Happy Holidays! xx-A

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Easy Cleaning Brass Jewelry

Easy Cleaning Brass Jewelry

Brass

Currently most of my jewelry is handmade with brass. Brass is a durable and strong metal that is an alloy of copper and zinc. It will naturally oxidise when exposed to oxygen. The natural patina will make your piece color darker and though I love the look of the patina it can be easily removed to restore the shine of your piece. Here I will discuss three easy methods that you can try on your pieces. 

Cleaning Brass Jewelry, Brass Jewelry Care

  

Polishing Cloth or Pad

Sunshine Polishing Cloth, Brass Polishing

The first method is to use a polishing pad or cloth. Your piece will come with a square pad, don't toss it because it will help you clean your jewelry. We also offer a full size Sunshine polishing cloth, here. These are my favorite cloths and the ones we use at our Studio to easily retouch the pieces. Both the Sunshine cloths and the pad your piece includes have polishing compound impregnated and will only require some rubbing and you will easily see how it polishes the piece. This can be used with gold, silver, brass and other metals. Don't water it because that will remove the polishing compounds from it. Store it in a zip lock bag and use it until it gets completely black.

  

Ketchup

Ketchup to Clean Brass, Brass Care

The second method I tried features one thing you probably have in your kitchen, ketchup. Yes, just ketchup! Cover your piece completely and let it sit for about 8-10 minutes. Wash your piece with warm water to remove any residue and dry with your blower to make sure it is completely dry. 

  

Salt, Vinegar, Flour Salt, Vinegar, Flour to Clean Brass JewelrySalt, Vinegar, Flour to Clean Brass Jewelry

The third method includes some other ingredients you can find in the kitchen. Mix 1 teaspoon of salt with 1/2 cup of vinegar and add flour until it feels like a paste. Cover your piece with the mixture and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Remove with warm water and dry with a blower to make sure it is completely dry. 

You can repeat these methods on your piece if you are not pleased with the result.

 

Cleaning Brass Jewelry Results, Brass Jewelry Care

In this photo you can see the before (left) and after (right) of the pieces. All methods work great! Now that your jewelry is shiny and clean remember to store it in an airtight place. I always recommend to avoid wearing your jewelry to the beach or pools and do not store your pieces in the bathroom, those will accelerate the tarnishing process. Have you ever tried any of these methods? 

 

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Universo Lookbook | 2019

Universo Lookbook | 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPSULE COLLECTION SS/2019

 

TEAM: 

Photographer: @biencasual 

MUA: @acinematiclook

Models: @ariam_liz & @gladilizrivera

Clothes: @holaaida

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RAINBOWS - BRASS + STERLING SILVER

RAINBOWS - BRASS + STERLING SILVER

RAINBOWS 

Rainbows are now available in sterling silver. I've been inspired by arches and how not to relate arches with rainbows! Rainbows are a meaningful shape that you can now wear. Which is your favorite? Silver or Brass?

 

 

 

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