Welcome to SSMDesign ~ Jewelry Personified! Each eco friendly heirloom quality piece of jewelry is handcrafted by my two hands of ethically sourced recycled reclaimed nickel free precious metals, natural conflict free precious and semi precious diamonds and gemstones, and freshwater pearls.  

 

 

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Doing My Part to Save the Monarch Butterfly
Doing My Part to Save the Monarch Butterfly

April 10, 2018

Monarch butterflies numbers are down, way down, 90% since 1992. I found this so alarming I began doing my own research only to discover truth in the information. To help and do my part I've created a necklace from which the proceeds go to charity and include free milkweed seeds to start your own little monarch butterfly garden.

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A Guide to Precious Metals
A Guide to Precious Metals

November 30, 2017

Today's jewelry is more varied and versatile than ever partly due to the use of new types of metals and alloys used to make jewelry. A newer option, and favorite of mine, is palladium white gold. Palladium replaces the nickel alloy (many are allergic to) used to make white gold white. If you have a nickel allergy palladium white gold may just be your new favorite precious metal!

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Goudy Cloister Initials - Inspiration and Application
Goudy Cloister Initials - Inspiration and Application

November 01, 2017

I own and use many old letterpress type font styles to create my inspiration and monogram jewelry designs, but Goudy's Cloister Initials, for their intricate detail and ornamentation, are my favorites by far! 

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When you buy from an artist...
When you buy from an artist...

June 07, 2017

You are buying days, weeks, and months of frustration and moments of PURE JOY. Buy handmade and keep the dream alive!!!

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Sizing

 

Tools and guides to help you find your correct jewelry size.

 

If you are unsure of your ring size I offer inexpensive reusable sizing bands. You can also visit a reputable local jewelry store and ask to be sized.

 

 

How to measure for a bangle bracelet