Frequently Asked Questions

Are these real horseshoe nails?   Yes they are

Do you make your jewelry with old/used nails?   No, my horseshoe nails are brand new. See below for more info on used nails.

Where do you get your nails?   From a farrier supply store.

Why don't you collect used horseshoe nails and use those?   When a horse gets old shoes pulled off the nails are worn out, rusty and gross. They are not jewelry quality nails at that point.

Have you ever made anything with used nails?   Yes I have. On occasion a customer will mail me their used nails. When I receive them I will determine what I can make with what is left of the nail.

Will my jewelry rust?   No and Yes,,,, All my items are finished with a clear metal sealer. Not recommended to be in direct contact with water. In rare cases, if rust does form, just use some steel wool to take it off and recoat your piece with clear nail polish.

Are you the Crafter?   Yes I am, I make each and every piece. My husband also helps me when needed and during my busy season friends will help as well.

Do you have to heat the nails to bend them?   No I don't, they bend fairly easily. I have a huge assortment of hand bending tools and vices to get the bends I need.

How do you "connect" your more intricate designs?   My items such as ornaments, hearts and crosses are "connected" with lead-free solder. Its a process that uses a small torch, flux ( a cleaning agent ) and solder as the "glue". 

Do you sell wholesale?   Yes I do, however I am not taking on new accounts at this time.