Friday, September 25, 2015
This is the fourth installation of blogs on jewelry care specific to organics hosted by Avaia Artistic Jewelry. One common problem that can occur with horn jewelry items is warpage. Horn warps when either the horn was not properly dried prior to carving and then was shipped to the customer before the moisture content stabilized, or is due to exposing horn jewelry to moisture. You should never shower or get horn jewelry wet. Having said that, not all is lost and you may be able to repair the damage depending on the degree of warpage and the fragility of the horn. This technique may not work for all items, but you may meet with success if you are willing to try it.
The first thing you need to do is soak the jewelry back in water for at least 24 hours. The moisture content needs to be increased again so that the jewelry can be reshapened. Once soaked, towel dry the jewelry and place in the middle of a heavy book. Much like pressing flowers, you now need to stack significant weight onto the book. It is suggested that the items stay pressed in the book for 2 to 4 weeks. The longer, the greater the chance of success. Shine and colour can be brought back into the jewelry once it has dried with a light coating of jojoba oil.
And there you have it. Repaired and reshapen ear gauges or other horn jewelry.
Would you rather just buy something new. Visit Avaia Artistic Jewelry and check out our amazing selection of quality jewelry at rock bottom prices.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Whether Halloween comes once a year to you or if it is your style all year long, Avaia Artistic Jewelry will have a style of gauges to match your personality or party. Check out some of our favourites below.
Appropriately named "Hellbent" these were designed to be scary
The above style was name "Tempest" and could pair wonderfully with Halloween.
This dragon style is called "Scatha"
And another dragon style called "Parthos"
And what about some OWLS?
The above owl is called "labyrinth" after the barn owl in the movie.
The SAGARIS style has a medevil feel to it. We also have this style in bone, red sabo wood and black areng wood.
And DIABLOS named after the devil himself.
Also possibly an urge to Howl at the Moon.
But what ever you plan for Halloween or thereafter, check out the selection of gauges at Avaia Artistic Jewelry and let us make your day or every day awesome.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
At Avaia Artistic Jewelry we pride ourselves on being able to offer some unique, one of a kind designs to our customers. The Satire style is hand carved out of organic buffalo horn with sterling silver inlay. We specifically commissioned this design for Avaia and we don't expect that you will find it anywhere else. We are currently offering a special on this design - click here. Once they are gone, we will not be getting more in stock. Don't pass up your chance to own one of our unique earring styles. Available in 12g through 1/2"
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
We put our fair trade artisans in Indonesia hard at work to create these one of a kind ear gauges. Whether you call them spacers, plugs, weights or stretchers, these will get attention! Hand carved out of areng wood with bone inlay teeth and eyes, the amount of detail in these earrings is sure to impress. The tiger is a symbol of strength and we have insured the detail in these will live up to the tiger's reputation. We will not be getting these back in stock. Supply is limited so if you want something different from everyone else, now is the time.View item details at Avaia Artistic Jewelry