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Wearing a cool painted rock & cool jewelry

copper jewelry & painted rock on hand

      Beacause why not? Whatever lights you up I say. I love these painted rocks. Seeing this one with a 
      whimisically painted golden sun that blended right in my cuffs and rings. Kind of a mixed metal look!

      This rock is from a little store in Burbank, California called Stay Home Friend. (you can shop them online) 
      They supporting local artists (me) and products made here in the USA. You'll find items with
      irreverant humor, the best cards, clever gifts and good music on its hard to leave that place. 

      After lfinally eaving I felt inspired to either start painting rocks or create a golden sun piece of jewelry!

      Until then you can click here for more info on my copper cuff set  and  ring collection

     

Copper, brass, and bronze artisan antimicrobial rings

row of metal rings on a branch

   These unique artisan rings are about form and function. The form is organic in shape & design.
   The function comes from these metals being antimicrobial, which means they are capable
   of killing bacteria & viruses (microbes).

    Before 1932 when antibiotics were invented being exposed to copper was the old version of 
    constantly using sanitizer on your hands. So these rings were meant to be touched as
    often as possible.

    Read more from the US National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health and 


     Read more from the Smithsonian here 

     Feel free to browse my ring collection here.

Did you know that antimicrobial metals found on brass horns, jewelry, door knobs and handles can kill bacteria ?!

 

 

 

variety of antimicrobial  metal objects & jewelry

That's why you need more metal in your life!
I have some good-to-know information about antimicrobial metals, what that means, how it has

helped others ...and why you NEED to be wearing and touching it as much as possible.

 

Lets talk Copper and its alloys Brass and Bronze.
These metals have a structural ability to kill a wide range of dangerous bacteria & viruses (microbes).

It happens quickly, sometimes within minutes.

 How does that work? Electrically charged particles (copper ions) are released when microbes
(transferred by touching, sneezing or vomiting) land on the surface. The DNA and RNA then become destroyed.

 Until 1932 when antibiotics became available, Exposure to copper was an early version of

constantly sanitizing your hands.

 

 

Read more from the US National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health

 

 

antimicrobial metal jewelry and info

Who has benefited already...

Did you know that during the cholera epidemic of 1854 and 1855 that deaths could NOT be found
among jewelers, goldsmiths, boilermaikers - all those who worked in copper. People in the army,
who played brass instruments were also protected. 

Over 100 years ago copper railings were put in New York City's Grand Central Terminal.
After checking on those rails a few years ago it was still found to be a durable, effective antimicrobial.
That's quite a testimonial!   Read more from the Smithsonian here 

 

Another study talks about copper and what it does to coronavirus.

 

What can we learn from this?

Wear and touch these metals as often a possible. If you don't play
an instrument or have door knobs and rails etc. you can always wear some antimicrobial metal jewelry!

 

My newest jewelry pieces were designed for touching so you can absorb as much as possible.
Weaing rings on your finger lets you touch and spin that ring.

Wearing the copper cuffs allows you to run your hands across them throughout the day.

The earrings aren't contacting your skin but you need some
complimentary earrings, right?! Plus you can reach up and slide your fingers across them too. 

 

To learn more details about the jewelry shown here click the link below.

 Pearl Copper Cuff Ring

Skinny Copper Cure Cuff set

Bronze Cuff Ring Set

Copper Lucky Bamboo Cuff

Copper & Gold Wired Cuff

Bronze Horsehoe Earrings

Copper Horsehoe Earrings

Hammered Wave Wrap Ring

Copper Coil Ring

 

 

At the beach with sandy toes and sparkly anklets

anklets on bare feet at the beach

Did you know that sand has healing properties? It's true. Sand is a natural exfoliant
After a day at the beach and rinsing off your sandy feet you'll find that your soles are usually a lot softer.

 It is important to exfoliate your body because you are simultaneously stripping away dead skin cells,
thereby making your skin soft to the touch, and also allowing your pores to breathe better. While the sand
can cake your feet at times you can still sparkle through with shiny ankle bracelets.

My anklets are can all be worn in the ocean, lake, river, hot tub or swimming pool. How you ask?
They are all made with a very hearty stainless steel chain that holds up. NO tarnishing with these and 
they are also hypoallergenic!

To see the anklets shown here click on
Tag Along Chain anklet 

and

Mellow Yellow Anklet

Bring the beach to you with an aromatherapy bracelet

at the beach wearing an essential bracelet

If you are lucky enough to live by a beach by all means you can soak up all the sounds and feels
that it brings. But if you don't live near a beach you can enjoy this "Vitamin Sea" essental oil blend and 
a drop or so to an essential oil bracelet like mine.

This blend uses rosemary, spearment, peppermint and lavendar. The best way to make a blend is to
combine these oils in small 2ml glass bottles. If you don't own any essential oils you can buy them
lots of places these days. Here is a essential set from Amazon to get you started.

You can shop my Home on the Range aromatherapy bracelet here.

Or

Shop ALL my essential oil jewelry here.

Harvesting lemons and silver stacking bracelets

picking lemons with silver stacking cuffs

When my friends lemon tree starts producing she generously lets me harvest lots of her fresh lemons.
So on this day I was wearing a dress and my silver stacking bracelets but I saw lemons that were ready.
So I got out a ladder to see what I could find!

Anytime I find myself in a garden or body of nature the photo opportunities are endless. Mountains, beach
back yard or just at the park there is always something beautiful that is growing or blooming.
Photographing jewelry in these same settings is like icing on a cake. So yes right in mid harvest I
stopped to snap a picture.

Hello fresh lemons, I love you! Click here if you want to know more about my groovy
textured sterling silver cuff stack

Swarovski Crystal earrings, personalized card inserts and jewelry pouches for bridemaids

Swarovski crystal dangle bridemaid earrings 

 Wedding bells will be ringing for Taylor & Dillon! Every bride needs her tribe. So the Mother of
this bride is treating all to custom earrings to make this special ocasion even more beautiful.
The goal was to create earrings that would be classy simple and elegant. 

After sourcing beads to compliment the mauve-pink dresses I discovered these utterly gorgeous
antique pink Australian Swarovski crystals. They sparkle and shine with beauty and grace.
Very light weight and comfortable for the big event.


 

custom carded bridesmaids earrings

When you opt for a cutom piece of jewelry from me you can alo expect to have a custom card
insert for the special piece, meaning or ocasion. That extra personalization makes such a difference 
when gifting.

 

 

 

 

custom bridemaids jewelry gift pouch

My jewelry pouches were then lined with cream colored burlap and pink tissue paper to match the rest.
Typically my jewelry bags come with a piece of fringed denim. But for this custom order they were
persoanlized for this ocasion with cream colored burlap, pink tissue paper and name tags tied with raffia.

 

If you have a special event, retreat, workshop, or celebration I would love to create something that is
personalized an significant for you. Just shoot me an email sales@jdaviscollection.com

Wrapped in a leather bracelet while taking a quiet moment

wearing a long leather wrap bracelet by the fire

Quiet moments are necessary for each and everyone one of us. It's like recharging your batteries.
And I say take that moment anytime an opportunity presents itself. We need that time to pause
and reflect.

So when I found myself alone by the outside fire pit I siezed the moment. Wouldn't you know it, I 
happened to be wearing my Follow Your Path bracelet. The intention behind this piece is about living
life on your terms. Every now and again it's good to stop and see how that path is looking. Are you
staying on your own path, even when others think you should be on a different path?

I encourage you to take some quiet moments for yourself. think about your path and where you might
like to go. If you need a reminder you can shop my Follow Your Path bracelet here for more details

My garden is blooming with coin jewelry (I wish!)

coin necklace in hand in the garden

While I love plants, flowers and tree's of all kinds - I wouldn't be mad if coin necklaces just started
popping up too. So the next best thing is to photograph my pieces amoung all the flora and fauna. 
Natures beauty seems to compliment everything.

My garden necklace for today is this Coin Cluster necklace. This includes 3 old coins from around the world.
Rich in culture, history and artistic design. I have soins from everywhere. Shoot me an email if you are
looking for a particular location.

You can find more details here for my Coin Cluster necklace

or see the entire Wanderlust Coin Collection here.

My favorite Mexican falsa blanket and heart necklace

mexican blanket and riveted metal heart necklace

When I moved to California back in the 80's I noticed that everyone seemed to have one of these 
Mexican falsa blankets. Not long after I drove down to Mexico and bought two my own. I love these soft
durable, colorful blankets. They can be used for so many things. I still have and use mine!

This blanket is many shades of teal with black. My copper heart necklace looks so pretty against
those strong colors. They both share vibrant expression and celebrate an artisan culture.

For more details about my necklace click here