I've been loving my brass jewelry a lot, lately...the neutral, moody color suits me quite well. This new-found love is evident in many of my newly listed items, as brass is incorporated into a bunch of these new pieces. My brass components are all lead-free and nickel-free, so you don't have to worry about lead exposure and nickel allergies. With a family of allergy sufferers, I am pretty vigilant about allergies of any kind. Comes with the territory.
HOWEVER, I must urge that brass jewelry should be worn only by preteens and older--and that you should never put brass in your mouth, as trace amounts of lead may be present. For the little ones (younger than preteens), I'd recommend sterling silver as a metal of choice.
I've noticed that there are nearly 200 items for sale in my Etsy shop! Whoa, right? I don't know whether to be proud (of creating all of those lovely pieces), or alarmed (they added up so quickly!) about this thought. So...I will be having a one day, 40% OFF sale for the 4th of July. Get it--40% off for the 4th of July? I'm trying to be creative; please go with it. :) This will be the largest discount in my shop, so please take advantage of it. The 25% off sale items promo will be deactivated on July 4th.
Be on the lookout for a coupon code listed on my Shop Announcement on the evening of July 3rd. Until then...keep on keeping on, with love and gusto.