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Carolyn Arnold died in September of 2019. She left behind many things, including an inventory of crocheted jewelry she made by hand and sold at shows and online. Since her inventory is in Oklahoma, interested parties will have to wait until I return to Oklahoma for items to be shipped, which I hope will be sometime in the summer of 2020. Stay tuned for updates or go to my blog at susieraffey.com, click on "Follow" and sign-up to be notified via email of what I am up to.
Carolyn began selling her jewelry at craft and art shows in 2010. Pictured above is Carolyn and me, Susie, at an art show in Key Biscayne, Florida.
Using only quality stones and supplies allows Carolyn to sell with confidence and offer a money back guarantee on everything she makes.
Carolyn's vendor for Calibrated Gemstones, Faceted Stones, Cabochons and all sorts of Pearls, is a Wholesaler that sells only to jewelry professionals. This means receiving the best product for the best value, savings Carolyn can pass along to her customers without scrimping on quality or style.
Featuring the highest quality Swarovski crystals is just one thing that sets apart Carolyn's jewelry from the rest. Her us of Authentic Swarovski Crystals, Swarovski Briolette and Swarovski Crystal Pearls cause Carolyn's creations to be likened to art, catching the eye of the most discerned.
Vintage, Contemporary and Specialty glass beads are sourced from some of the finest suppliers in the world. And while the popularly advertised, "Seed beads at discount prices," may very well be very well, Carolyn only buys beads advertised as, "The Best," because only the best will do for Carolyn.
Using Sterling Silver and 14 karat gold-filled chains and charms is yet another example of Carolyn's commitment to excellence.The most common sterling alloy is 92.5% sliver and 7.5% copper, opposed to a tarnish-resistant sterling silver, which consists of 1.2% geranium, 6.3% copper and 92.5% silver. Fine silver is softer and not often used with beads.
Purchasing from wholesalers, not discounters, is how Carolyn keeps quality high and price low. Not to knock discount retailers, it's just that Carolyn has seen in the past a difference in some of these items. Therefore, she sticks with wholesalers she knows rather than buy from discount retailers (not that there's anything wrong with them).
You can bet that only the best stone will do for Carolyn to connect through, Stones like turquoise, said to promote self unity and oneness with all that surrounds us, and amethyst, with claims to eliminate chaos and help keep one grounded. As we are all a part of this earth, the precious stones we adorn should no doubt be of the best quality, we believe.
All items are crafted by Carolyn, who personally stands by her work. Using only the best wire, she crochets crystals, gems and stones, creating unique, one-of-a-kind, necklaces and bracelets. With a wide-variety of items priced from fifteen dollars to fifteen hundred, surely she has something for everyone. If not, she can make it! Click on Collections to start browsing.
Carolyn's creations are crafted using materials from a trusted source in business since 1973. A direct importer of the finest crystals, gems and beads, Carolyn's supplier buys only the best from all around the world. To learn more about Carolyn and her high standards, see About.
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, no problem! Carolyn happily accepts returns and exchanges of regular merchandise. See the Returning Merchandise section for more information, which can be found on the Contact Us Page.