Meet the Maker:
Larissa Loden has been designing and creating jewelry since 2005. Each piece sold supports a woman-mother-artist owned small business that employs a collective of amazing people. Her jewelry is handcrafted in Minneapolis by a team of artisans, mothers, students, and creative individuals. Each year her team donates 5% of their profits to Cookie Cart, a nonprofit teaching teens life, leadership, and small business skills through experience and training in an urban bakery.
About the Item:
Brass bar with black and white heishi beads in a simple u-shape. The necklace is 30 inches long with no clasp.
Each Larissa Loden order with a jewelry purchase comes with one free cute AF LLJ jewelry bag. Need a few more for all your friends? Add them to your cart here.
Gemstones are unique, that's why they are so flippin' special! Each stone will vary slightly in coloration and cut, we do our best to keep them as close to the image as possible but don't be surprised if they vary a little from what is listed.
We use brass and brass plated chains unless otherwise stated. Brass is naturally hypo-allergenic and nickel free! Yay! It also takes on a nice patina over time (which we think is rad and really pretty) but if you like it super shiny just follow the tips below:
To extend the life of your precious new purchase here's a few tips and tricks:
Our jewelry is made of brass, which will naturally darken/patina over time. We like both ways, but if you want to bring it back to it’s shiniest self you can polish it with a silver cloth or polishing pad. Don’t be puttin’ any chemicals on it.
To keep it from darkening, avoid things like wearing it while skinny dipping in the lake, rubbing it down with lotion or sweating all over it at the gym. If you do one or all of these things see above tip for how to deal.
In general, don’t throw it at the bottom of your purse or drop it on a hard floor. Treat it like it’s special and loved, and it will love you back for a long time to come.