CBC did an eye opening marketplace report on the cheap, imported costume jewelry sold in chains such as Ardene's and Aldo. You wont believe what they found!
The metals I use in my work are Sterling silver,pure copper, and professional quality bronze and brass from RioGrande, which is a leading supplier of jewelrymaking supplies.
Nickel, lead and cadmium do not belong in jewelry. Fake stones and crystals made of plastic or glass is another difference in product quality.
Yes, my work will cost a bit more than the mass produced $5 items made by children in factories often found in mlms, flea markets and aliexpress, but it will be a truly handcrafted piece, created in a state of pure joy, by my own two hands.