Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm (Eastern Standard Time), except holidays, show days and vacation days. If we will be out of the office, please find a post on our home page of our schedule.
Sold out items can take up to 4-8 weeks and will be shipped as soon as possible
A Note about Precious Metal Prices and
Also, as many of you know, the metals market has been very volatile, which means the prices on my site, as well as other sites selling precious metals, will be fluctuating. I am making my best effort to keep prices as low as I can. To put this in perspective, the metals market has hit an all time high. Sterling silver for example, has quintupled in price from its standing 5 years ago. Some in the jewelry industry feel this is a good thing. Sterling Silver will regain a more prominent position in the metals market and will be looked at as the valuable metal it really is.
But what does this mean for the designers and sellers of sterling silver jewelry. Well, we will be paying a bit more for any sterling silver items. Does this mean customers will buy less, since prices will be undoubtedly passed on to them? I don't think so. It turns out that educated customers are actually buying more, because they realize it is an investment of their dollars. The key word in this sentence, however is EDUCATED. This means when a customer is marveling over our precious metals jewelry, and see a slightly higher price, we need to jump in and educate them about what they are buying, the present pricing environment, and the investment they will be making in a handcrafted treasure.
Charms for Charity is a Metal Clay Community wide event that takes place on a bi-annual basis. Holly is the main organizer of the event along with Carol Hamilton and the entire community of metal clay artists who band together to raise money by doing what they do best, making jewelry. To date the Metal Clay community has raised over $22, 000 for both the American Cancer Society and the Be the Match Bone Marrow program.
Domestic Violence Organization of Lancaster County - I designed a fundraising pin/pendant called, "Out of the Shadows into the Light." The campaign was designed to build awareness of educational programs that help domestic violence victims restore the family unit.
Adopt-A-Minefield - A portion of When Peace Talks jewelry sales are donated to removing mines from war torn areas and building new roads and schools to help rebuild the community.
Safe & Civil Schools - In order to be part of the solution in combating violence in our schools, I have volunteered at the Eastern Lancaster school district where my kids attended school and sat on the advisory team.
Cancer Organizations - I have been active in supporting cancer organizations through gifting jewelry for The American Cancer Society auctions and gift baskets. My daughter has donated 8 ponytails of hair to Locks of Love for financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. My husband supported the Carolina Hair Foundation that helps patients maintain their appearance throughout their cancer recovery with the latest cranial prosthetic technology, regardless of their insurability.
Salvation Army - Our family volunteers with their "Angel Tree" program to help provide gifts for families that are less fortunate. My daughter also gathers friends each year to make baby blankets to keep the infants warm during the winter months.
Central Penn Blood Bank - Someone needs blood every 2 seconds, whether it be an accident victim, newborn or cancer patient. I donate regularly.