These adorable baby crusty crab charms have a nautical life all their own! These little guys have been colored with verdigris and turquoise patinas for an ancient, unearthed look. They will go fantastic with all kinds of jewelry and craft projects, especially earrings and charms bracelets! This listing is for 6 charms. Our crusty crustaceans come in 2 sizes:
These charms have been painted by the Dry Gulch gals in our studio in the Ozarks area of Missouri. Adding life to handmade jewelry by painting plain metal components is one of our favorite things to do. Our hand painted findings can take up to to 2 days to complete in our studio!
These charms are made of an antique silver plated base metal alloy and have been hand painted with metal-specific paints and patinas. No two charms are ever exactly alike because of their hand painted nature. The back side has not been painted and is the base metal color, though there may be a little paint residue. These crabs have been distressed for a vintage paint-chipped look then sealed with a clear matte spray. The matte sealer protects the color and imparts a rustic effect.
These baby crabs are part of our Ancient Alchemy collection of creative findings and components. Our Ancient Alchemy line looks like it's just been unearthed in an archeological dig with its rich turquoises, red rusts and sea greens! The patinas we use on these pieces take up to 12 hours to work their rusty magic. Our patinas actually create rust and verdigris on the components, so we always seal our pieces with layers of clear matte sealer.
These crab charms are small and lightweight. They are approximately 23mm wide by 11mm tall, or 7/8" of an inch wide by 5/8" of an inch tall. The photos in this listing include a ruler so you can see how small the charm is. The loop is on the right claw of the crab and is 1mm. All photos have been taken outdoors using sunlight, but as always, computer and mobile monitors display colors differently.
We ship via USPS, usually using 1st Class mail. All jewelry and lampwork beads are shipped in wrapped in cardboard and bubble envelopes. We ship as soon as possible, usually within 1-2 days. If we are away at a show, we might take a little longer.
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We want you to be happy with your handmade purchase. We do offer a refund in the form of store credit if you are dissatisfied with your handmade purchase. Please contact us within 3 days of receipt. If we can repair the item, we will. If not, then we issue store credit. We do not offer refunds or exchanges on our supplies, but please contact us if you have any problems with your order.
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