The original designs of New England flora and fauna feature narratives on the front and back sides. For example, the Potential Series features an organism in an early stage of life drawn on the back, while the front is the same organism if it is allowed to flourish and grow to it's full potential. The Habitat series features a creature on the front, and it's habitat on the back. The charm of the work is in these narratives as well as the artisanal character of each individual piece. Because each design is drawn by hand, designs are similar but no two are exactly alike.
It should come as no surprise that flora and fauna are deeply respected by this artist. Cait Marchetti Jewelry is dedicated to being an environmentally friendly business. Reducing waste and being a friend to nature are topics of interest always kept in mind by the artist. Aiding honey bees is especially of interest to the artist since bees are currently at risk. Honey bees are dying in large numbers due to harmful insecticides used on plants called neonics. The insecticide is used by many retail nursery locations such as Home Depot. When honey bees carry away the pollen that is poisoned with neonics, the amount brought in and consumed builds up over time and kills the hive. Honey bees are especially precious and valued due to their important relationship with humans. Bees are responsible for pollinating one-third of our food supply. Without honey bees, most crops responsible for our food and clothing would be scarce and very expensive. What can be done to help bees is to buy from a local greenhouse that will most likely not use neonics, and planting flowers will help feed honey bees and help them pollinate plants and produce honey and beeswax.
Finding ways to reduce waste and reminding customers to do their part to recycle while being a friend to nature is Cait Marchetti Jewelry's message. All products are gift wrapped in kraft recycled paper boxes, and paper raffia ribbon- all recyclable paper goods. Ornaments come in upcycled-plastic eco-suede pouches to be kept, and are marked Cait Marchetti Jewelry tins meant for re-using and safe-keeping. It is my goal to be as environmentally friendly as possible in getting the jewelry to you safely. I am always looking for better business alternatives to help keep the planet clean. If you have a recommendation or specific request for your packaging, or any suggestions to be greener, please send an email to Cait at CaitMarchettiJewelry@gmail.com. Your feedback and suggestions are encouraged and welcome.
Cait Marchetti Jewelry as a business is environmentally aware, American-made and local-business supporter, small artist and a supporter for all things art & nature. The anatomical correctness and unique quality of the hand drawn illustrations, the small things in life, the narratives of each, and the sentimental attachment to New England-local nature are all elements of this work. Heirloom quality fine craft that lasts. Cait Marchetti Jewelry pieces have details and narratives that comes with the double-sided designs, and the story behind their jewelry holds special meaning.
Continue to scroll down to see the full process shown step by step. A quick summary of the process:
The enamels (glass over metal) are made from scratch by firing glass to metal at 1500 degrees fahrenheit. My original designs and illustrations are then hand drawn on the enamel. Complete with genuine stamped sterling silver or 14K yellow gold high quality accents and chains.
Larger oval pendants take longer but are more satisfying to create...
I enjoy drawing on larger surfaces because it allows me to arrange the layout of the drawing in a more interesting way
and pack in the most detail possible, and as a result it makes for a more interesting piece.
Address: Cait Marchetti Jewelry, Studio 217, 30 Cutler St, Warren, RI 02885
Shipping Costs and Times for Online Orders
Shipping is priority mail USPS, within 1-3 days after processing (within the US). For international orders, please contact the artist for more information. Ships in 1-3 days, order ships after 1-14 days of placing your order.
Processing and Shipping Time for Online Orders:
Guaranteed in 1-17 days maximum from design approval, 1-14 days to custom make your order, 1-3 days to ship.
(However, orders usually process faster, within 3 days and usually ships within 1-2 days locally.)
If you need the piece for a specific date, please write a note of this at checkout, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Faster processing and shipping options are available for an additional charge- contact the artist to inquire.
We do our best to get it to you as soon as possible. Due to the custom nature of each piece of jewelry, usually depending on the order it can take from 1 to 11 days to complete the order before it is shipped. Please be aware that 14K gold versions as well as longer chain lengths can take an extra 3 business days in addition to the usual processing time.
*Processing times will increase closer to the holidays*
Email the artist at CaitMarchettiJewelry@gmail.com to inquire on current times or to request a faster processing time.
Cait Marchetti Jewelry products are made of glass and metal, and are NOT intended for children.
(Safety concerns: do not put glass in mouth, glass may break, choking hazard, etc.) Please read the full "Care and Maintenance" directions and warnings before use (under the About section).
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