How do I measure for a bracelet or a bangle?

Hold your hand as if you were putting on a bangle. Bring all of your fingers together with your thumb and little finger touching. Measure around the hand at the widest point with a tape measure or a strip of paper.

How do I clean my silver jewelry?

* There are many ways to clean silver, but this particular method is simple, easy and natural

Instructions for Making Homemade Silver Cleaner:

( There is also a method that uses common table salt that is also effective. There are several Youtube videos that demonstrate both processes )

  • Line bottom of non-aluminum bowl with a sheet of aluminum foil- I like a glass or ceramic bowl 
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda into a quart of hot water
  • Soak for a half hour — time may vary depending on degree of tarnish
  • Buff with clean, dry cloth    

Will I include a "How to care for your piece" guide?

* Of course! They are included with all your purchases. If you order several pieces in one order I will only include one unless you specify otherwise.

How long will it take for my pieces to be made?

* Most of my pieces are individually made and take approximately 1-2 weeks to make from start to finish to make this DOES NOT include shipping time.This also depends on the availability of materials used. If the materials become unavailable or change in design (Ghana beads for instance, most of which I buy directly from bead makers in Ghana) you will be contacted immediately and offered some alternate choices.

How do I name my pieces?

* For example, my Free Form Collection, it's exactly how it was inspired, by the free form shaping of molten, or granulated silver, with just a little bit of prodding from me. I have always loved a play on words and definitions, each title is based on actual words and definitions that I have played with and tweaked to suite each piece.

Do I make custom pieces?

* I take this into consideration on a case by case basis. I have collections and individual pieces that keep me busy in the creation process and production. Feel free to contact me directly with your inquiry at krakuejewelrydesigns@gmail.com.

Do I include message cards with your order if its a gift?

* Yes, I have small Krakue Design message cards that can be included with your order if it is a gift. Just tell me the message and I will have it included in your purchase.

Do I include the meaning of the design with purchase?

* Yes,for the Adinkra designed jewelry I will include the meaning, description, and background about the piece.