Why manufacture in the USA?

I have had several customers contact me on why I manufacture in the US and use carbon steel and powder coat for the finishes on my products.  Here is a copy of a recent one and my response.

Customer Email:  Hey there, I’ve been having some problems with earring holders and other metal holders in that they are reacting to all my stuff and tarnishing them or actually in some cases the gold plating is coming off. I was wondering how the powder coating measures up?

My response:  I have been selling my products since 2005 and the metal ones with powder coating since 2008 and have never heard of any problems what so ever. I use them as well and not had any issues. Powder coat is a baked on finish at 392 degrees, not a dip or paint. Check out this link:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powder_coating

The powder coat basically seals the steel. Some jewelry holders made overseas etc. use mystery metal that use all kinds of scrap metals including, tin, copper, lead and other cheap metals and they usually dip or spray on a solvent finish which can cause metal on metal reactions.

FYI silver or gold plating is a very thin finish and there is usually a clear coat of some type on top of it. Also, I have found that if gold plating is on top of copper it will tarnish over time. If you clean your jewelry with rubbing alcohol it will strip the clear coat leaving your jewelry open to the elements. Use just plain soap and water or a jewelry cleaning product that does not have any harsh solvents in it to clean your jewelry.

There are so many reasons why I make my products here in the US using Carbon Steel and Powder Coat.

  1. Providing American Jobs is a big deal to me.
  2. I can oversee the manufacturing process end to end and make sure my products are made right.  This is so we can catch any issues like a product not being level or plumb and root them out when found.
  3. Carbon Steel is strong, clean, non- carcinogenic and pure.  Only use recycled or reclaimed sustainable materials.  What once may have been a steel car part has been cleaned, forged, melted down, pressed, cut, reformed, welded and powder coated to become a beautiful jewelry storage solution.
  4. Powder Coat is beautiful, durable and cleanable using plain water.
  5. No customs or import issues.

 

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About Lynn

I founded Angelynn's Jewelry Organizers in 1991 with a lot of hope, ambition and expectations. I have done my very best to utilize simplicity, function along with innovation. Deciding to only use sustainable materials I have created and managed every aspect of the manufacturing and the design process - end to end - with the highest standards being dedicated to the well being of all of us and the Earth. My jewelry organizers are my very own copyrighted and trademarked designs. They are beautiful and durable and great for home, retail or commercial use. Created for women, teens and girls of all ages. My very first product was the Polycarbonate Acrylic Earring Angel Pierced Earring & Body Jewelry Organizer. I decided to go the more costly route and make them out of polycarbonate instead of cheap acrylic to make them durable, impact and crack resistant. I had not realized how smart this was until I began shipping worldwide. Within my first month of sales I was shipping to the UK, Norway, Australia and Brazil just to name a few. Over the thousands I have sold since 1991 NOT one has ever been returned or reported broken; how sweet! Then I designed my first jewelry tree. Months later, I started creating and developing more designs. Eventually came my Multi-Purpose Earring Angel Jewelry Organizer which is a pierced earring holder, necklace rack and jewelry organizer all in one. It is the cre'me de la cre'me of jewelry organization and there was and still is so much more to come. I have always loved being creative. In high school I took welding, jewelry making, pottery & photography. Skills I never knew that would come in so handy to create my own business. Discovering how to weld, design scale, function and aesthetics were important lessons learned. Angelynn's was born as American Original at my kitchen table back in 1991. Eco-Friendly and 100% Made in the USA using recycled and reclaimed carbon steel and polycarbonate. I use a team of Skilled American Tradesmen that are a small part of the future of the Made in the USA product market, which brings me great joy. Angelynn's Jewelry Organizers are NOT and never have been made with cheap metal, cheap finishes or by cheap labor. Our steel products are hand made one at a time by a team of skilled American Welders and Craftsmen. They are 100% Made in the USA. Eco-Friendly, non-caustic and non-corrosive, we only use clean recycled US Grade Carbon Steel that is lead free with no mystery metals or tin and the very best baked on powder-coat finishes. They are very durable and sturdy and all vanity/table top products have weighted steel bases. They will last a lifetime with proper use. Our jewelry organizers may cost quite a bit more than others but that is only because it costs quite a bit more to hand make them one at a time here in the US. But I look at it this way; it is an investment into America the land I love; and I believe the quality of products we produce is well worth the price. It's the quality, capacity and our trouble-free designs that sets us apart from the rest. Whether you live next door or on the other side of the world we are here to help you get and keep you jewelry beautifully displayed, up and out of harm's way seen at a glance and tangle free. I hope you find what you have been looking for. Truly, Lynn Williams
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