THE FOLLOWING Q&A's MIGHT BE HELPFUL WHEN CONSIDERING A PURCHASE FROM FIBROUS
WILL THE COPPER IN YOUR EARRINGS TURN MY SKIN GREEN?
No! I think I can speak for everyone when I say how annoying it is when you get an awesome new piece of jewelry and one or two days later you look like the green goblin. In the long search for the perfect hardware, I made sure to source pieces that were both hypoallergenic and "green free."
I HAVE SENSITIVE EARS- IS COPPER OKAY?
Unless you have a specific copper allergy, most irritations come from cheap base metals that include high amounts of nickel and lead. Genuine copper, however, has antimicrobial properties and is 100% nickel and lead free.
DO YOU PLAN ON ADDING SILVER/GOLD OPTIONS IN THE FUTURE?
FIBROUS has always been a copper jewelry brand and it will probably stay as such for the foreseeable future. But there is always the possibility of small batch runs featuring a sterling silver or rose gold, so stay tuned.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY JEWELRY?
There are various detailed suggestions on the care page in my blog that offer helpful tips on how to TLC your pieces as they age. Copper will darken and fibers may need a wash but I've included everything from easy polishing techniques to hand washing fibers. As always, feel free to message me if you have any concerns!
DO YOU OFFER CLIP-ON OR PLUG ATTACHMENTS FOR EARRINGS?
I have a limited supply of clip-on hardware, but no plug options. Please inquire before ordering for further instruction!
I LOST AN EARRING. CAN I BUY A REPLACEMENT?
Most definitely! Maggie replacements are $15+shipping with the understanding that you will probably have to trim the new tassel to match the length of your current one. Each original pair is trimmed by hand, so oftentimes it's hard to re-make a perfect match without the other one in sight. All you need is a sharp pair of scissors and you're good to go! All other replacement earrings are $24+shipping and need no trims. Message me for replacements here.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR FIBERS?
This is a great question but honestly there's no one-stop-shop for yarn. I try to buy it from all over the place but always always support small and local when possible! I especially like to visit shops when I travel and find something that was made locally so I can take a bit of the inspiration home with me. For recommendations on some of my favorite fiber sources, visit the resources page on my blog!
DO YOU EVER TEACH IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS?
DO YOU SELL YOUR PRODUCTS LOCALLY?
I don't currently have a brick and mortar shop, but my Austin area stockists include, Esby, EA/ST Co., Slow North, LoveCraft, Solid Gold, Milk + Honey Spa, and Lark & Owl. I also vend at pop-ups fairly regularly! If I have any events scheduled, you can find them on the home page under NEWS.