Jewellery Patination Processes
Aging or 'antiquing' jewellery involves using one of three patination processes as follows:
Fuming: spray the piece with vinegar and sprinkle with salt, then ‘fume’ in a sealed container with a dish of ammonia. This technique is used to create the beautiful shades of teal blue patina on the copper. The patina is then sealed with a clear finish for protection and buffed with a renaissance wax; however, it is not meant to be worn in water;
Liver of Sulfur (LOS): dip the piece into the LOS solution to darken the copper, then tumble and hand polish to a glossy shine;
Firing: fire the piece with a torch, heat to red hot, then dip into cold water, repeat the process several times, then hand polish to a glossy shine.
Ankh symbol represents the ‘key of life’ and the concept of eternal life.
Blue Lotus takes on a spiritual meaning of ascension, enlightenment, or rebirth.
Blue Rose symbolizes mystery and longing to attain the impossible or the unattainable.
Butterfly symbolizes transformation, renewal and rebirth.
Choku Rei Reiki symbol means “Placing all the powers of the universe here”.
DNA molecule is the program for all forms of life and appears as a double-stranded helix which form is based on the golden ratio or Phi (1.618).
Dragonfly symbolizes change in the perspective of self-realization and the understanding life's deeper meaning.
Eagle is man's connection to the divine because it flies higher than any other bird.
Flower of Life holds a secret through which one can discover the sacred pattern in the universe, the source of all that exists.
Ladybug brings luck and abundance wherever she goes.
OM is a primordial sound and sacred icon in Eastern mysticism and religions. Creation itself was set in motion by the vibration of OM.
Peace symbol represents nuclear disarmament.
Phoenix is a mythical bird that recycles its own life. When it perceives its impending death, the phoenix ignites itself into a magnificent fire, then re-emerges from its own ashes.
Spirals represent our galaxy and connection to the divine and are among the oldest of symbols used in ancient artwork - creativity is inspired through the act of creating a spiral.
Double Spiral is a sign of balance and also representative of the equinoxes.
Triple Spiral represents the drawing of the three powers of maiden, mother and crone.
Please take your time to look around and check out my designs. If you wish to purchase an item, please contact me to arrange a transaction through www.paypal.me/InspiralCreations. Remember to include the name, price of the item and the length of a chain if applicable. Once funds are in place the item will be mailed the next business day and confirmation email will be sent. Taxes are included in the cost of the item. The item/s will be shipped in a padded bubble wrap envelope. I ship 5 days a week unless I am away, in which case I will post a notice to my shop.
Canada: Please add $5.00 to cost of item.
United States: Please add $8.00 to cost of item.
International: Please add $15.00 to cost of item.
Jewellery is shipped within the Canada, U.S. and Internationally. I do not ship to Italy and Greece and many South American countries due to lost mail. International orders are mailed First Class. **Customs and Duty fees are to be paid by the customer. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for International orders to clear Customs Department in your country. For questions about custom taxes please check this link: http://www.dutycalculator.com/ **
Refunds and Exchanges
Exchanges for other pieces of jewellery only. Prior to returns for exchange please contact me. Returns must be made within 7 days of receipt of items and returned with tracking number. Items to be exchanged must be returned unworn. Please return jewellery in a bubble wrap envelope. Customer is responsible for return shipping cost. Items received broken due to return not being packaged properly can not be exchanged. If International Orders are returned due to customer not wanting to pay custom and duty fees that their country charges there is no refund for shipping.