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Oxytocin Bracelet – Cuff in Argentium Silver

Oxytocin Bracelet

This chunky and heavy cuff was a custom design with the oxytocin molecule. It was a Mother’s Day gift for a lady who wanted something more chunky and made from argentium.

Argentium is a sterling silver alloy that is less likely to tarnish and is usually 935 silver (sterling is 925).

This handmade oxytocin bracelet was designed to be a cuff that would stand out and look beautiful and bold. The design on the front of the bracelet is a representation of the oxytocin molecule, with the different holes showing each element of the molecule.

The oxytocin bracelet made a wonderful gift for a mother – the hormone is the bonding chemical and is especially present with parental bonds. For new mother’s it’s the hormone that creates attachment and (among many other things) enables mother’s to produce milk.

Oxytocin Bracelet in the Making

Here are some images taken in my studio during the making of the oxytocin bracelet:

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Oxytocin Jewellery

See the full range of oxytocin jewellery in my shop here: (If you want to create a custom piece like the cuff above then scroll down to contact me)

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Oxytocin Ring Design

Oxytocin Ring

Oxytocin Ring Design – Emily Alice Jewelry

As you probably already know, they oxytocin molecule is not for the faint-hearted. We know that it plays a big part in bonding us to the people we love, but did you know that the structure of the molecule is also pretty complicated?

It’s the most detailed molecule in my jewelry collection so when a customer asked me to make a ring in this molecule, I knew I was facing a challenge. And a challenge I was looking forward to! (I’ve made interactive atom cufflinks and spinning rings. I can do this!)

In the end we decided to make a wide band with the design of the oxytocin molecule cut into it. The back of the band was shaped to be narrower for comfort.

It makes a great piece for someone who is not afraid of large rings!

 

Are you looking for your own oxytocin ring? These are not yet a permanent feature in my shop, but contact me below if you would like to find out more and order one, or design a different style oxytocin ring that is right for you.

You can also take a look at the oxytocin collection in my shop for other items of jewelry. Enjoy!

Oxytocin

It’s all about trust, bonding and love. Made for someone very close to you.

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The Atomic Structure of Iron

Iron – The 26th Element

Atom ring

As my readers and customers will know, I’m not a scientist by trade. I’m a jeweller. But science still fascinates me and I love to create commissions like this one.

My Customer

My customer wanted a special ring to give as a gift to her other half and asked me if I could somehow make a ring inspired by iron. It was to be a gift for a chemistry teacher named Felecia, who goes by ‘Fe’ for short. What a great idea for a chemist! Combine her name with an element.

I sent a few designs and we worked together to finalise it.

The Ring

The front of this ring shows the atomic structure of iron. Each of the 26 holes show the electrons and the engraved circles show the orbital rings. The dot in the center represents the nucleus.

There is an engraving on the inside of the band reading ‘that one’s all mine’.

Production

This ring was fun to make because it set me a bit of a challenge. Along with the usual cutting, drilling and soldering, I wanted to engrave the circles by hand, but in my mind they had to be perfect. After all, this is a scientific diagram, for a scientist and (unlike some of my other work) not really open to abstract ideas! After a few trial runs I was happy that I was going to be able to make them as I envisaged.

Capture3 Capture2Science ringThat one's all mineIron Element Ring

 

Feedback

 ”My experience was wonderful. Emily really worked to create my vision. She stuck in there as I changed my mind on the little details, and the ring was flawlessly executed, and looked and fit perfect. Fe loves it and hasn’t taken it off since Christmas. All her colleagues find it to be a perfect fit for her. I will definitely be commissioning another piece.”   L.Sullivan

Want to commission your own piece? Contact me, I’m looking forward to working with you.

 

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Oxytocin Pendant

This oxytocin pendant was commissioned as a Valentine’s Day gift. Oxytocin is hormonal superglue and is the bond in all out relationships. Read more about it here!

Oxytocin Silver Pendant Model
Oxytocin Pendant with a polished finish. Sterling silver 2013.
Oxytocin finishes.
Oxytocin molecule. Hand-cut. Matte finish above, black finish below.
Oxytocin from sheet silver
Work in progress. Time to take a breath before cutting out the last part of the shape.

Oxytocin BoxOxytocin Feedback

If you are interested in something similar or commissioning your own piece please contact me.

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Christmas Pre-orders

Emily Alice jewellery makes great gifts for your friends and family, why not order a piece of happiness delivered with free shipping (worldwide) in time for the holidays? Read on to find out more and then browse the shop to find the perfect piece for you or someone else!

 

molecule jewelry

Christmas Orders 2013

I’m processing orders within one day – unless the item is clearly listed as made to order. You can get a free shipping code here and all orders come with free gift wrapping.

Delivery aim is 5 days to many locations including the US and Canada and Europe, 2 days within the UK.

As we reach the end of November and into December please consider upgrading your shipping to a faster option if you are outside the UK .

 

Thank you! Please contact me if you need any advice.

 

 

 

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Bridesmaids Gifts – Serotonin

Bridesmaids Gifts: Serotonin Pendants

Are you looking for a unique way to thank your bridesmaids? These Serotonin Pendants are a beautiful way to show them how much you appreciate them, give them a bit of happiness captured in silver!

Each piece comes boxed and with a card describing the molecule. Serotonin is best known as the feeling of happiness so is perfect for a reminder of you special day.

The pendant is handmade from sterling silver and the shape of the pendant depicts the serotonin molecule.

Each pendant costs £52, but if you buy 3 or more you can save 15%:

3 pendants: £132 (save £24): 4 pendants: £176 (save £32): 5 pendants: £220 (save £40)

Also available are Dopamine Pendants, Serotonin Earrings, Adrenaline Pendants or if there is something else you would like to commission please contact me ([email protected]) to discuss your ideas.

If you would like to purchase this listing please email me at [email protected] and answer the following:

Which pieces of jewellery would you like?

How many pieces do you need?

What is the date of your wedding?

I will then send you an invoice with the discounted price depending on your chosen amount. Any questions? Just ask! Thanks for looking.

 

 

 

 

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Serotonin Earrings

 £58 [convert number=58 from=”gbp” to=”usd” template=” (approx. $%result%)”]

These Serotonin Earrings are each a representation of the molecule serotonin. Made from sterling silver and given a highly polished finish – these are sure to make a special and meaningful addition to any earring collection.

They represent happiness and a feeling of calm in a beautifully wearable way. Each earring is made up of different sizes circles which represent the base elements of the hormone serotonin. Wear them to make you smile or give them to a loved one as a wonderful sentiment!

Features:
? Sterling silver
? Handcrafted by Emily in her studio.
? Quality, branded packaging with a description of the molecule.
? I stand behind my product, if you are not satisfied contact me within 7 days for a refund or exchange. See my shop policies for more details.

Professionally handmade by Emily Alice from sterling silver, these make a wonderful and meaningful gift for yourself or someone else. All jewellery comes in quality boxes with a description of the inspiration.

Shipping costs:

  • FREE – Registered mail worldwide (10-14 days*)
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Serotonin Cufflinks

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Serotonin Cufflinks are a great way to give or get a little happiness. These sterling silver cufflinks are perfect for a special occasion or just to make someone smile.

In the human body serotonin is the chemical best known for creating happiness and excitement. The design on the face of the serotonin cufflinks depicts the serotonin molecule and each different sized circle or dome represents the base elements of the hormone serotonin.

They would make a great gift with a beautiful meaning and are sure to be noticed when worn.

Features:
? Sterling silver
? Round bar with hinge links for secure fit
? Handcrafted by Emily in her studio.
? Quality, branded packaging with a description of the molecule.
? I stand behind my product, if you are not satisfied contact me within 7 days for a refund. See my shop policies for more details.

Part of the Emily Alice, Chain Reactions collection. All jewellery comes in a Emily Alice box with a tag describing the molecule.

Shipping costs:

  • FREE – Registered mail worldwide (10-14 days*)
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Silver Snowflakes

This lovely little snowflake was not formed in a cloud being whisked around as I described a few days ago. But it was made carefully from sterling silver – hand cut with my jewellers saw. Each snowflake I have made this winter is totally unique and there are only three left. Here is one of them – click the image to see more detail and to find more.

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Love Junkie Necklace

One of my top recommendations for Valentines’ Day, the ‘Love Junkie’ necklace is inspired by the hormone phenethylamine which is the hormone of love. Click the photo for more info – or if you are looking for something for your man then try these Love Junkie cufflinks .

Love Junkie Silver Pendant

 

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EnteRing, InjuRing & RecoveRing.

Narrative Jewelry Chapter 1: EnteRing (entering) / InjuRing (injuring)

This ring has two names, because they both fit the story for this tongue in cheek creation. Mounted on the silver band is a very non-precious stone, in fact it was a part of the road up until the point that my boyfriend launched himself onto it from the seat of his motorbike. At this point the stone entered and injured his arm (and stayed there for longer than advisable).

The silver band has a scratched/damaged look – much like the motorbike did after said incident.

Enter

vb
1. to come or go into (a particular place) he entered the room,

Injure

vb (-juring, -jured)
1. to hurt physically or mentally,
2. to do wrong to (a person), esp. by an injustice, the injured party,
3. to damage, an opportunity to injure your reputation…*

Narrative Jewelry Chapter 2: RecoveRing (recovering)

As I mentioned above, the stone lingered, resulting in a minor hospital visit and a short course of antibiotics. Hence: recovering. And he is fine by the way!

Recover

vb
1. (of a person) to regain health, spirits, or composure,
2. to regain a former and better condition…*

See other Red HerRings;

Tiring  Remembering  Heartstrings  Hard-of-hearing  Enduring  Firing  

*Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins

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New Adrenaline Designs


The Chain Reactions: Adrenaline collection, is now finished. Here are the new designs available in the store.  Each piece is handmade from sterling silver and is blackened to give a bold finish. As with all pieces in the chain reactions collection the shapes are abstract interpretations of the molecular structure of the neurotransmitter adrenaline (epinephrine) C9H13NO3.

Adrenaline Pendant. Blackened Sterling Silver. 2011.

Adrenaline Necklace. Blackened Sterling Silver. 2011.

Adrenaline Bracelet. Blackened Sterling Silver. 2011.

Adrenaline Earrings. Blackened Sterling Silver. 2011

Adrenaline Cufflinks. Blackened Sterling Silver.


Adrenaline Ring. Blackened Sterling Silver.

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Adreanaline: A sneak preview.

I’m redesigning my adrenaline jewellery range, its not finished yet but here is a peek at the new earrings for you. Sterling silver with a black finish to echo the strength and power that adrenaline brings. As with all the pieces from the Chain Reactions Collection the shape of the jewellery is based on the molecular structure of the hormone, in this case, adrenaline.

Want to see more? Check outDopamine, Serotonin or Phenethylamine.

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Greener Jewellery – Vinegar vs. Citric Acid.

It’s time to switch from a strong chemical pickle in my workshop to a more friendly alternative which has less impact on the environment and is easier to dispose of. Now the question is what is my best alternative?

Citric acid powder

I have heard that people are using vinegar with salt, or citric acid, instead of the usual jewellers’ choice; sodium bisulphate. This afternoon I did a quick experiment to see which gives the best results in the shortest time.

I used this recipe that I found for the vinegar solution: 1 cup of white vinegar with 1 tablespoon of salt. I dissolved the citric acid powder in warm water until it was saturated.

after soldering

I had some large silver jump rings to solder so I set up a bowl of hot citric acid and a bowl of hot vinegar solution.

After quenching my jump rings I put one in each pickle solution and waited.

Of course it took longer than the sodium bisulphate but after a couple of minutes it was clear that the vinegar was cleaning the silver quicker.

Citric pickle on the left: Vinegar on the right.

Ten minutes later and these were the results. I tried the test again in the interest of fairness and found the same.

Vinegar wins! Anyone know of anything better?

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Beautiful Boxes!

I just received my newly made packaging from my supplier and I’m so pleased with the results. Here are some pictures of my jewellery boxes, they are covered in a soft dark brown velvet with a cream coloured lining. I think my jewellery will be very happy in these boxes. Thanks to Maleeja for such a great service and letting me meet her at her house to discuss designs.

Dopamine Jewellery from the Chain Reactions Collection.


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Withering

Nature did most of the work for me on this ring. Made from sterling silver, a tulip and a little time. Just conceptual really but it fits the description.



with·er
/?w?ð?r/
–verb (used without object)
1.
to shrivel; fade; decay: The grapes had withered on the vine.
2.
to lose the freshness of youth, as from age (often fol. by away ).
–verb (used with object)
3.
to make flaccid, shrunken, or dry, as from loss of moisture; cause to lose freshness, bloom, vigor, etc.: The drought withered the buds.

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2011.

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Hard-of-hearing

Hard-of-Hearing

This silver ring is a handmade miniature ear trumpet mounted on a silver band.

 

Hard-of-hearing

-adj

a) deaf or partly deaf

b) ( as collective noun; preceded by the ): the hard of hearing

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins

 

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Remembering

RemembeRing. This square ring is made from silver with magnets set inside the boxed top. Interchangeable steel faces have different messages for the wearer.

Sterling silver, magnets, steel. 2003

Remember /r??m?mb?/verb

1 [with object] have in or be able to bring to one’s mind an awareness of (someone or something from the past)

2 [with infinitive] do something that one has undertaken to do or that is necessary or advisable:did you remember to post the letters?

Copyright © 2010 Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

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Heartstrings

Heartstrings is a unusually shaped ring, with red strings running through the center. The heart shaped case is made from sterling silver and riveted together, the strings are made from a firm but elastic silicon cord.

heartstrings
heart·string (härtstrng)
n.
1. heartstrings The deepest feelings or affections: a tug at the heartstrings.
2. One of the nerves or tendons formerly believed to brace and sustain the heart.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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Tiring


Tiring is simply a tire/tyre for your finger. Made from sterling silver with a blackened finish.

Tiring. Sterling silver. 2003

tire 1 (tr)

v. tired, tir·ing, tires

v.intr.
1. To grow weary.
2. To grow bored or impatient.

v.tr.
1. To diminish the strength or energy of; fatigue.
2. To exhaust the interest or patience of; bore.

tire 2 (tr)

n.
1. A covering for a wheel, usually made of rubber reinforced with cords of nylon, fiberglass, or other material and filled with compressed air.
2. A hoop of metal or rubber fitted around a wheel.

tire 3 (tr) Archaic

tr.v. tired, tir·ing, tires

To adorn or attire.

n.
1. Attire.
2. A headband or headdress.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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Exploring Emotions

In the beginning

After stumbling across an article about emotions some time ago I have become intrigued with the biology of our emotions. I have to confess I’m no scientist, in fact far from it, I’m a jeweler with a slight obsession. But I hope that doesn’t mean I can’t create jewelery with meaning, with more than just beauty. So with each piece I create I also learn and satisfy my current obsession a little more. It all started with the hormone serotonin …

Serotonin

So this one is quite a commonly known hormone, mostly associated with maintaining levels of happiness, keeping anxiety at bay and aiding restful sleep. I think that’s pretty important to most of us! With this in mind I designed my first piece of jewelery inspired by the molecular structure of serotonin. I decided the first piece had to be a chain since the delivery of the chemical in your body is a chain / chemical reaction.

And here it is, the finished piece. It certainly made me happy anyway. More molecular structure inspired jewelery to be made, more research to be done…..phenethylamine you’re next!

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Adrenaline Pendant

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Adrenaline Pendant

Perfect for an adrenaline junkie! This sterling silver pendant has been given a black finish to represent that feeling of power and strength. The chemical adrenaline is the hormone that rushes through you when you are in exciting or dangerous situations. The design of the pendant depicts the adrenaline molecule.

Features:
? Sterling silver
? Toggle clasp (t-bar and hoop)
? 42 cm chain
? Handmade by Emily Alice
? Quality, branded packaging with a description of the molecule.
? I stand behind my product, if you are not satisfied contact me within 7 days for a refund or exchange. See my shop policies for more details.

Part of the Emily Alice, Chain Reactions collection. All jewellery comes in a Emily Alice box with a tag describing the molecule.

Shipping costs:

  • FREE – Registered mail worldwide (10-14 days*)
  • Express mail to North America or Australasia (4-7 days*): £14.00 [convert number=14 from=”gbp” to=”usd” template=” (approx. $%result%)”]
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Adrenaline Earrings

Adrenaline Earrings £58 [convert number=58 from=”gbp” to=”usd” template=” (approx. $%result%)”]

 

Each of these adrenaline earrings is a representation of the molecule adrenaline. Made from sterling silver and given a black finish – these are sure to make an interesting and beautiful addition to your earring collection. They represent power and strength and make a great conversation starter.

Features:
? Sterling silver with an oxidised finish (not a coating)
? Sterling silver ear wires with no oxidised finish.
? Handmade by Emily Alice
? Quality, branded packaging with a description of the molecule.
? I stand behind my product, if you are not satisfied contact me within 7 days for a refund or exchange. See my shop policies for more details.

Professionally handmade by Emily Alice from sterling silver, these make a wonderful and meaningful gift for yourself or someone else. All jewellery comes in quality boxes with a description of the inspiration.

Shipping costs:

  • FREE – Registered mail worldwide (10-14 days*)
  • Express mail to North America or Australasia (4-7 days*): £14.00 [convert number=14 from=”gbp” to=”usd” template=” (approx. $%result%)”]
  • Express Mail to Europe and South America(4-7 days*): £18.00 [convert number=18 from=”gbp” to=”usd” template=” (approx. $%result%)”]
  • FedEx to North America or Australasia (2-3 days*): £20.00 [convert number=20 from=”gbp” to=”usd” template=” (approx. $%result%)”]
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