2 New Charms + 1 New Jumpring Added to the Nunn Design Collection!

We are starting the year off with adding two new charms & a new jumpring to our line of findings. Nunn Design Primitive charms are sculpted by hand then cast to give it a natural, handmade look. Cast and plated in the USA with imported lead-free pewter and imported precious metals; copper, 24k gold and […]

2 New Primitive Flat Tags Added to the Nunn Design Collection!

We are starting the year off with adding two new additions to our popular primitive flat tag category of findings. Nunn Design Primitive Tags were sculpted by hand then cast to give it a natural, handmade look. Cast and plated in the USA with imported lead-free pewter and imported precious metals; copper, 24k gold and […]

Can I Describe My Jewelry as “Handmade in the USA?”

Can I describe as handmade in usa

Why You Should Understand FTC Regulations Within the United States the Federal Trade Commission, (FTC), protects consumers through establishing regulations to prevent deception and unfairness in the marketplace. While jewelry makers in the United States are not required to label the content of their metals, or the country of origin of their findings, the FTC […]

The Disciplines I Am Grateful I Practice

In the fall of 2019, the cover of the Nunn Design Master Catalogue featured the phrase, Explore the Possibilities. It was meant to be a rallying cry both for Nunn Design, as well as our community of artisans, creators and makers. I think we all have experienced that “Explore the Possibilities” has taken on meaning […]

How to Care for Tarnished Silver Plated Jewelry Findings

Nunn Design jewelry findings are plated with three different precious metals; copper, 24k gold and .999 silver. With time, all precious metals, with the exception of platinum, will eventually tarnish. The best way to prevent tarnishing is to properly care for their jewelry. But what happens to jewelry that you have on consignment in a […]

5 Ways to Clean Tarnished Copper Jewelry Findings

Nunn Design Jewelry Findings are plated with precious metals. All precious metals, with the exception of platinum, will eventually tarnish. A quick Wikipedia search provided an explanation on why this occurs: Tarnish is a product of a chemical reaction between a metal and a nonmetal compound, especially oxygen and sulfur dioxide. It is usually a […]

10 Ways to Create a Thriving Jewelry Business in 2021

I have been following a business related podcast on NPR produced by Guy Raz, titled How I Built This. A main theme this year has been resiliency. I find comfort in learning that it is not just small businesses facing challenges, more than a few large U.S. companies are also struggling to remake their business […]

Brags on You! No. 52!

Living a committed creative life, as a small business owner, isn’t just about making pretty jewelry. It is about being a professional. It is about committing to showing up daily, posting your work and being vulnerable enough to state; “I made this.” For myself, I’m incredibly inspired seeing other artist’s work. It helps me see […]

You are Essential + Gratitude Gift!

At times of grief and loss, it is challenging to come up with just the right words to express sorrow to a loved one. Articulating how much you care can often feel clumsy or awkward. This was my experience with my mother when I disclosed the challenges Nunn Design was facing during the initial days […]

2020 Fall Trend – SIMPLICITY!

Trending Now is SIMPLICITY Two summers ago when I was traveling in Italy, I was surprised to see the  simplicity of the jewelry that was trending. When I mentioned this observation to a friend of mine (whom I consider an expert on tracking trends), she said it was the Italians celebrating the “vivendo il momento” […]