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Fauna of the Pacific North West

Since our jewelry is handcrafted right here in Vancouver, I thought it would be fun to give you a bit of a behind the scenes look on how I make the Fauna of the PNW necklaces. Below you see a step by step process of how I transform silver sheet into the final necklace you wear! 1. I draw the design the animal silhouette first before scanning it and resizing to fit the piece of silver in the scale I want. I then print, cut out, and glue the paper to the silver sheet. Using a #3/0 saw, I'll cut around the paper silhouette in the 20g silver sheet. 2. I'll then outline the initial silhouette on a second sheet of 20g silver and cut that out too. Once cut the...

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Cleaning Bronze and Brass

Bronze and brass are beautiful, affordable alternatives to solid gold, especially for bold statement pieces like this Brass Sun Disk Pendant.  When exposed to moisture and humidity, they will develop a patina from oxidation. But rest assured that you can easily restore their original shine, either with a polishing cloth, or this home-made remedy

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Japan

Oh lovely wonderful sweet Japan! How I miss your busy streets, serene temples, delicious food, and style. Seriously though, we had such a wonderful time in Japan. We spent 5 days in Tokyo and 2 Days in Kyoto. We where able to get to many of the main districts to experience the culture and character of Tokyo. And in Kyoto we rented bikes and made our way to the Bamboo Forest, Golden Temple, 5 story pagoda, the Zen Rock Garden, and of course the Orange temple walk. We already can't wait to go back and explore more of japan. But for now, we can simply look back at our photos with fond memories.  xoxo Alyssa  

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News and a Fall Wedding

It's been an intense few months! It such a good way though. I promise :) First off, what do you think of the new website look? It's been a work in progress for a bit, but it really became an "must have" when the Etsy algorithms started to really effect my traffic results. It gave me a good kick in the pants and I really like how it all turned out.  It's also my 1 year in business anniversary! And WOW; I didn't think I'd get here. I was looking back at some of my goals from when I first started. I met most, but I've also grown a lot. I've figured out what I like to make, and what just...

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ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF OUR NEW WEBSITE

We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website and online shop. Visit us at www.wudhousedesigns.ca  After a month of hard work, we are delighted to officially announce the launch on October 22, 2017. We wanted to make the new website faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly.  It celebrates our one year anniversary as a small business in Vancouver BC and solidifies our presence as online as a Luxury Jewelry Shop. It’s important for us to make information regarding our product, services, inspiration and thoughts easily accessible for our current and prospective clients.  Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors an easier way to learn about WuDHouse Design's services and to browse information based on their...

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