Artisan Jewelry by Jan Carpenter
About Red Tabby Designs
Our Service Pledge To You:
I take great care in providing my customers with quality products, personal and professional service. I will respond to all orders and questions within 24 hours. Any orders or questions received during a weekend or national holiday will be answered on or before the next business day.
All orders are packaged with care and shipped within 48 hours of confirmed payment. Checks and money orders require a short waiting period to clear before your items will be shipped.
I've studied jewelry design and technique under jewelry artist Hadar Jacobson for many years. Made primarily from Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and chain maille, I take great pride in the quality and workmanship of my handcrafted jewelry.
What is PMC? It's a relatively new way of working with fine silver (99.9% pure silver, sterling is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper.) Minuscule particles of fine silver are mixed with an organic binder to produce clay. The clay is worked much like any other clay into the shape you want, then fired in a kiln. The binders burn off in the kiln leaving a beautiful piece of fine silver!
When it comes to art, it's all about the fun for me, so if I don't like it, I'm not making it! Hence many of my designs spring from fantasy, which I like a lot. Sometimes it's a rare dragon, a forest scene, or sometimes a medieval alien space sunflower! Don't worry though, if fantasy isn't your bag, I also do more traditional work.
I'm always happy to talk about jewelry, so don't hesitate to email me with questions you may have about any of my jewelry.