Red Tabby Designs

Jan Carpenter, Fremont, CA

Handcrafted silver, bronze, copper and steel jewelry. One of a kind designs, and chain maille.

Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2007

Artisan Jewelry by Jan Carpenter

About Red Tabby Designs

Our Service Pledge
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.
About Us
I've studied jewelry design and technique under jewelry artist Hadar Jacobson for many years. My jewelry is made primarily from Metal Clay (MC) and chain maille. I take great pride in the quality and workmanship of my handcrafted jewelry.

What is Metal Clay or Precious Metal Clay? It's a relatively new way of working with base metal (bronze, copper, steel) or fine silver (99.9% pure silver, sterling is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper.) Minuscule particles of metal are mixed with an organic binder to produce a kind of clay. The clay is worked much like any other clay into the shape you want, and then fired in a kiln. The binders burn off leaving a beautiful piece of sintered metal jewelry ready for finish work!

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!

I'm always happy to talk about jewelry, so don't hesitate to email me with questions you may have about any of mine.