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Preserve Funeral Flowers - Preserve Wedding Flowers - Preserve Prom Flowers - Preserve Dried Flowers - Preserve Fresh Flowers


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(Due to the custom-made nature of these pieces I prefer to have contact with customer
rather than just having an on line shopping cart. I want to be sure I make you a piece you will love. If you do not wish to use email you can call or text, or just mail your flowers and list of items you are purchasing and include your phone number(or email in case I have questions)


*Please Allow approximately 3-4 weeks to receive your custom-designed jewelry from the time I receive your flowers.
 (rush orders/fee possible)
(Jewelry Designer . Donna Clayfield, Spencer, MA)
 

                  SENDING Flowers (drying, mailing)                     


SENDING YOUR FLOWERS:

Please ONLY SEND FLOWERS ONCE YOU HAVE EMAILED YOUR ORDER*
* I expect your flowers, can plan for your order, and you are sure to avoid sending during vacation shutdowns
(Jewelry Designer/Donna Clayfield, Spencer, MA)


> How Many? It's best if you send a small handful of each kind of flower you wish to use - I usually like to have at least 1-2 large or 3-4 small petals per piece (of each kind if mix), and some extra since I keep them on permanent file for you should you ever wish to order more pieces or ever lose or damage a piece.  Feel free to send more, this is just a minimum...however, I can make a single bead with just one rose petal - so don't worry if you just have a few petals.

> DRIED flowers
IF YOUR FLOWERS ARE ALREADY DRY (newly dried or saved for many years), just send dried flower tops or just petals as is in an envelope (or folded up in newsprint). Avoid plastic bags as sometimes flowers are not dry even after a couple weeks - only flowers that have been dry several months or years should be put in plastic bags, and even then it is best to add a piece of paper towel to absorb any moisture from bag. Then see MAILING instructions below.
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> FRESH flowers
- It is best to dry your own flowers before sending - see drying instructions below)
DRYING YOUR FRESH FLOWERS:
remove from water as soon as possible
(please don't put in refrigerator)
Option 1 . AIR DRY: spread out petals in single layer, do not overlap petals, on cookie sheet, shallow box, platter or similar on sheets of plain or lined white paper, keep out of direct sunlight and petals will naturally dry. Several layers of petals and paper can be placed on cookie sheet, just separate by white paper. Alternative; bunch flowers together at stem and hang upside down in a warm, well ventilated area out of direct sunlight until dry.

Option 2 . MICROWAVE: Remove petals and blot dry of any obvious moisture if necessary, spread out in SINGLE layer between two sheets of white paper (printer paper best) or pages of unglazed newspaper, then put in microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds. Be sure it's 50% power..check after 30 seconds to see if dry/crisp...if not repeat for 30 second intervals checking each time until dry, but usually between 1 to 3   30-second sessions is usually enough.



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IF YOU ARE UNABLE OR UNCOMFORTABLE DRYING YOUR OWN FLOWERS using one of the methods above I AM HAPPY TO DRY THEM FOR YOU:
just send fresh or semi fresh flowers using these instructions but please email me first to be sure I will be available to receive your flowers: remove petals, blot dry of any obvious dew or moisture, spread in SINGLE LAYERS between sheets of unglazed newsprint, or sheets of plain white paper or paper towel, then fold up and mail following MAILING instructions below. The paper will help dry the petals as they travel. Please DO NOT use plastic or plastic bags and please DO NOT put the folded paper in a plastic bag as this will lock in damaging moisture that will wilt and brown your flowers. Your newsprint or paper towel are enough padding for a regular business envelope or larger envelope or box, or use a padded envelope.


         Mail to:
                          Donna Clayfield                              
                          Keepsake JewelryArt
                          9 Nottingham Circle
                          Spencer, MA 01562



Please allow approximately 3-4 weeks for you to receive your finished custom-designed items from the time I receive your flowers .

(rush orders/fee sometimes possible)

copyright © June 2009-2014, Keepsake JewelryArt, all rights reserved. All designs and concepts copyright of Keepsake JewelryArt and Keepsakejewelryart.com and Donna A. Clayfield. Any attempt to duplicate, copy or borrow from these designs will be considered copyright infringement. Flower Keepsake Bead Bracelet, Flower Keepsake Pendant, Shamrock Bead Bracelet, Flower Keepsake Beads, are all trademarks and copyright of Keepsake JewelryArt and Donna A.Clayfield. Donna Clayfield ( Donna Alessandrini Clayfield) keepsakejewelryart@charter.net .