Monday, July 17, 2017

The SilverTrove Christmas in July Sale has been extended through July 31, 2017!  No coupon code necessary for the remainder of the sale.  Everything is already discounted!  Great for graduation gifts, wedding jewelry or just because you need a treat.  Get 15% off everything with no limits!  See all the great bargains now at SilverTrove!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SilverTrove will once again be offering store-wide discounts July 1-10, 2017!  Watch here for a special CIJ coupon code and check out the Etsy CIJ blog for articles, offers and free swag bags here:  etsychristmasinjuly.wordpress.com 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Caring for Sterling Silver Jewelry

Today I want to share with my readers how easy it is to care for your SilverTrove jewelry, or for any sterling silver jewelry.

To clean your jewelry, I recommend using a soft toothbrush and a little toothpaste.  Tartar control toothpaste works best, but any toothpaste you have on hand will work.  Make sure to rinse well while continuing to brush so no toothpaste is left.  Dry with a soft cloth to avoid water spotting.

To prevent tarnish, store your sterling silver jewelry in an airtight container and away from direct light.  A small food storage container or zip lock bag will work great.  Silver tarnishes faster in some climates.  If you have problems with tarnish in your area, let me know and I will include a specially treated tarnish resistant storage bag with your order.  You can also purchase silver dip that removes tarnish almost instantly.  If you purchased an oxidized piece, meaning that it has blackened areas, you won't want to use a silver dip because it will remove the oxidation.  Instead you can purchase a jewelry polishing cloth that will have your treasure bright and shiny in a minute or two.  If you need help finding any of these jewelry care products, please let me know.  I'm always happy to help!

Also, if your jewelry becomes dull because of small scratches, you can return it to me and I will polish it up like new again free of charge.  I also offer many free and low-cost repair services to my customers.  Please contact me through my Etsy shop before returning your jewelry.

With a little occasional attention, your sterling silver pieces can become heirlooms for many generations to enjoy!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Christmas in July starts at midnight tonight! From July 1 through July 10, 2016 SilverTrove will be joining the Etsy Christmas in July Sale Event, offering massive savings! No Coupon Code Needed. Everything at http://silvertrove.etsy.com will be marked down 25%! ‪#‎EtsyCIJ‬ Please tell all your friends!


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Nail Art Experiments

Hello readers!  Today I wanted to add something just for fun.  My daughter and I have been experimenting with nail art designs.  We are currently learning Water Marbling and it is very addictive!  It's almost magical to watch the polish form circles on top of the water.  If you haven't tried it and you owe yourself a play day, it's the perfect thing; So much fun!  You'll find a couple of good tutorials on my Pinterest here:  https://www.pinterest.com/silvertrove/nail-art-ideas/

Today my daughter, Malory, painted her 3-year-old daughter's nails.  If you have kids, you already know that's not an easy thing to do.  Even if, by some miracle, you manage to get the polish on those tiny fingers perfectly, it's next to impossible to get a three-year-old to be still long enough for the polish to dry.  Anyway, there are pictures all over the web of nail art and at least half of them show the nail polish bottle held in the hand with the artfully painted nails, so just for laughs, here's our three-year-old version!
That little hand is so cute, I don't think it matters how the polish came out, tee-hee!  By the way, my beautiful granddaughter served as my model for my Child's Initial Pendant in my Etsy shop, too!


 https://www.etsy.com/listing/239512585/childs-birthstone-initial-pendant?ref=shop_home_active_3
All my initial pendants are currently on sale!

Final Note:  When we get our water marbling projects right, I will post a pic of the grown-up version!