Rebecca Heart NecklaceRegular price $58.00
Each necklace, made of high fired stoneware clay, is handcrafted from start to finish in my studio. They are then cleaned, bisque fired, glazed, glaze-fired, and then hand-painted with 22K gold luster and fired for a third and final firing to melt and fuse the gold to the vitrified ceramic surface.
An instant classic, these beauties represent something very personal to me. My sister, Rebecca, at only 46 years old, suffered from a massive heart attack and almost lost her life. Over the last few years, she has worked diligently to build up her heart’s strength and get back to a healthy place. When I asked her if she was cool with me sharing her story in this way, she said it was important for people to realize that you don’t have to look unhealthy to be unhealthy (my sister has always been petite and thin). Her heart attack came with no warning and if it hadn’t been for the ambulance and the ER doctors who had to revive her, she would not have made it that day.
These studs and necklace are dedicated to her, in honor of her unwavering commitment to her family to take care of herself, and to “not go backwards, dammit!” Love you, Becky.
Made of high fire ceramic stoneware and glazed with high fire glaze, then a low fire gold luster overglaze in 22K.
We recommend gently hand washing with a microfiber cloth as 22k gold is a soft, precious metal and harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaning products can scratch it over time.
Framed Intaglios & Originals
I recommend a dry environment away from extreme temperatures. Use soft microfiber cloth for dusting and wiping the glass.
Ceramic Picture Frames
Each piece is made of low fire clay and needs to be handled with care. Clean the inside and outside by laying the frame and gently wipe with microfiber cloth.
Ceramic Jewelry Care
Jewelry pieces are made from clay with 22k gold luster accents, read the product listing to learn more about the jewelry chain or earring posts. Due to the nature of being made from clay they are fragile and should be handled with care. In order to ensure the longevity of each piece I recommend avoiding sleeping with, swimming with, or shower with the jewelry.
Fine Jewelry Care
Sterling Silver Widow's Mite
While cleaning this piece be gentle with the 22k gold luster ceramic widow's mite coin that’s encased by sterling silver. Clean the sterling silver by rinsing well in clear hot water and hand-dry immediately and thoroughly. For silver that is tarnished, clean with a good quality silver polish and avoid "dip" polishes.
This necklace is meant to be worn however we recommend taking it off if you are swimming, showering, or playing contact sports.
Clean the necklace by mixing a small amount of mild dish detergent with warm water in a bowl. Put the jewelry into the bowl and let sit for a few minutes, and then use a very soft, dedicated toothbrush to gently scrub the jewelry. Remove the necklace charm from soapy water, rinse it and dry thoroughly with a soft polishing cloth.