Thursday, May 22, 2008

Findings Worth Finding: Prolifique

As you well know, Etsy is a wonderful place to find a little bit of everything. But I usually find the BEST stuff by accident! Clicking around the site one day, I came across a shop selling little handmade bits and bobs and perfect findings for jewelry. When I took a closer look, I found that they offer chain, charms, earring wires, connectors, pendants, beads, and cabachons too!

Definition of prolific (from the French word 'prolifique') - producing creative or intellectual products abundantly. This lovely shop is run by two women, one in Arizona and one in Florida. They have only just begun this Etsy adventure and have had their shop since March of '08!
They sell primarily on Etsy, but do plan to open their own website in the future.

They primarily use PMC (precious metal clay) for their findings. When I asked Prolifique why they use PMC, they answered, "Because the possibilities are endless... and the ideas are never- ending!"

One of them used PMC as a creative outlet after her daughter was born. Then the other was so excited seeing what she was making, that she begged her to teach her too!

Currently, they have many new design ideas in the works. Prolifique plans to eventually cast the most popular pieces so that they can still have time to continue to make new things. When they are cast, they will have them done in argentium, so they will still be highly tarnish resistant and carry almost the same qualities as the fine silver does. We have also started to make jewelry with out findings and offer it to those who don't want to make it... you can find their handmade jewelry here!

Written by Guest Blogger, Lorelei Eurto See her Shop, Read her Blog


Anonymous said...

Ooooh I love the purple headpins! Are they Niobium, enameled copper or something else?

Lorelei Eurto said...

Hi Cindy!
I think they are copper. I'm not quite sure how they got that nice rosey color to them though. The ladies at Prolifique are so friendly, they would happy to answer any questions you may have if you sent them a convo.