Metals I Use for my Jewelry Designs

Metals Used in My Jewelry Designs I use a variety of metals in my jewelry designs and often include more than one metal in a single piece. The metals I commonly use include: Sterling Silver  – Sterling silver tarnishes, especially in … Continue reading

Caring for your Silver Jewelry

Silver is quite soft – be gentle in your cleaning to avoid bending the metal or scratching the jewelry. Wash pieces carefully by hand in soapy water, rinse and dry with a cotton cloth. Do not soak –soaking can damage … Continue reading

Woven Silver Crosses

Silver Cross with Woven Accents   A number of people have asked me about the large cross I often wear.  It also appears on my business cards.   I am working on designs for several smaller crosses. Here are photos of … Continue reading

BIG JULY CELEBRATION SALE IN MY ETSY STORE

EVERYTHING IN MY ETSY STORE IS ON SALE THIS MONTH   Silver Spirals Necklace From DianaKirkpatrickArt                                             ❘❘❙❙❚❚ ON SALE ❚❚❙❙❘❘ A dramatic and unusual sterling silver necklace created around the theme of the eternal spiral.   the chain … Continue reading

February Sale Starts Soon!

My month-long sale starts February 1st!   Check out www.dianakirkpatrick.com and www.dianakirkpatrickart.etsy.com . I’ll publish the coupon code for the sale the end of January. … Continue reading

Cleaning Your Silver Jewelry

This approach to cleaning silver does not result in any loss of silver.   It also works well for woven silver items. The tarnish that forms on silver pieces is silver sulfide, which is black. A thin coating of silver sulfide … Continue reading