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.
Continue to scroll down to see the full process shown step by step. A quick summary of the process:
After the surface of the copper is prepped, enamel (made up of ground glass particles) is fired at 1500 degrees fahrenheit onto copper. Original designs that begin as sketches are then hand drawn with graphite on the surface of the enamel. They are fired once more, and during this process the graphite sinks under the glass, preserving the drawing in the glass forever. The edges are cleaned and are dipped in a dark patina for style purposes. Bails on necklaces are soldered closed to prevent loss of pendants, and then polished. 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.
Phone: (508) 644-0324
Address: Cait Marchetti Jewelry, Studio 217, 30 Cutler St, Warren, RI 02885
Shipping Costs for Online Orders
(Within USA) Shipping is complimentary on all orders over $30. Orders under $30 shipping are a $3.50 charge. Ships in 1-3 days (after 7 days processing).
To Canada: Shipping is complimentary on all orders over $150. Orders under $110 are a $18.00 charge. Ships in 1-3 days (after processing).
To Worldwide: Shipping is complimentary for all orders over $200. Orders under $150 are a $25.00 charge. Ships in 1-3 days (after processing).
Processing and Shipping Time for Online Orders:
Guaranteed in 1-14 days maximum from design approval, 1-11 days to custom make your order, 1-3 days to ship.
(However, orders usually process faster, within 3 days and ships within 2 days.)
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.
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.
(Danger: they may chew on glass, glass may break, choking hazard, etc.) Please read the "Care and Maintenance" directions and warnings before use (under the About section).
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