Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Handmade Eclectic Artisan Jewelry ...
For Her by CoolJewelryDesign

CoolJewelryDesign is one of those shops that is ALWAYS full of surprises ... you know that you'll find fresh, very different handmade jewelry every time you visit! The key word here is eclectic, and this jewelry designer certainly does her best to mix things up and keep it interesting. Texture, color and a wide range of materials are all thrown into the blender here, and the result is like a fabulous smoothie ... you can't focus on any one thing in it, but it sure tastes great! Whether you like bracelets, earrings or necklaces ... or all of them ... you're sure to find something you just want to call your own. This jewelry is truly one of a kind; Pam, the jewelry artisan who designs these unique fashions doesn't make copies; in many cases it can't be done, because the beads she incorporates are made in very limited quantities. Using the featured bracelet shown above as an example, you can see there is no symmetry whatsoever in the design. Gemstone beads, glass beads, wood, lucite, bone, mixed metals and more are what you'll see in these creations, and usually just one bead of a type goes into each piece. In artist's terms, these pieces are a collage ... the stuff doesn't match but when its all together, it looks like it should be exactly the way it is! In the TOP Drawer gallery, you'll see the more expensive pieces listed in this shop. There are over 20 beautiful bracelets and necklaces displayed here, and they truly are spectacular! Rock Garden is a gorgeous handmade sterling wirewrapped gemstone necklace! Gemstones of various shapes and colors are incorporated into this fashionable necklace; it features ocean jasper, citrine, coral, carnelian, lapis, labradorite and two types of sunstone, accented by sterling rondelles and wire-wrapped to silver cable chain. This beauty could be yours for $89.00! I love the colors in the handmade Chelsea bracelet - made with citrine, amazonite, teal lampwork glass, kyanite and agate, finished with a fantastic sterling toggle clasp ... also for $89.00! This category has some absolutely gorgeous pieces in it ... The thing is ... ALL of this handmade jewelry is fantastic, top drawer or not ... the handmade Callie Bracelet is a lovely blue, peach, butterscotch and cream lampwork creation accented with Czech glass, amber chips, Swarovski crystal and silver beads, finished with a silver toggle - for $69.50! You'll find it in the bracelets gallery, with over 50 more choices! There are also over 50 choices in the earrings section, and if you're an earring fanatic, watch out ... you're going to love this! One of a kind is the rule here, and so if you like something ... get it while you can! Check out these turquoise, citrine, coral handmade earrings - Party On is a great name for them - it fits perfectly! They could be dangling from YOUR ears for just $35.00! Pam named these earrings Copper True Blue - and its easy to see why! These handmade copper earrings feature amber beads, Swarovski crystal and blue/yellow/orange lampwork glass beads! This amazing pair of earrings can grace YOUR ears for just $29.00. What can I say about the necklaces ... they're amazing! From cute novelty designs like the wild Betty Boop wrapped handmade necklace - Betty's Going Steady to the almost conservative Synergy - sunstone and oxidized silver handmade necklace, you're certain to see a very eclectic group of very special designs at CoolJewelryDesign. So take a lunch break with Pam today and explore her wonderful shop. There are 170 fab designs for sale, so I've barely started - there is still plenty for YOU to discover here! Have fun ... and remember to bookmark so you can come back!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Nature Inspired Handmade Modern Wedding Jewelry by CocosGreenhouse

We're going to visit CocosGreenhouse today. Spring is the most popular time of year for weddings, and this artisan has made it easy to buy lovely accessories for everyone who attends. You'll find gorgeous necklaces, earrings and more for the bride, mother of the bride and bridesmaids. These fashionable pieces are nature inspired, and are perfect for outdoor weddings! Most of the handmade jewelry in this shop is in the necklaces gallery, so we'll start there. You'll find almost five dozen pretty necklaces here; the Chocolate Garden Necklace is a great example of this jewelry designer's work. This necklace will add lots of sparkle to any outfit for just $32.00. It was made with chocolate colored Swarovski pearls and the center of the filigree flower is a 12mm Swarovski crystal. Want earrings to match? Check out the Chocolate Garden Earrings for $15.00! And ... if you love the design but the color isn't right for you, you're in luck because CocosGreenhouse offers this necklace in other colors! The Moss Garden Necklace is made with green tinted Swarovski pearls and a smoky grey crystal as the filigree flower center. Like the necklace described above, there are coordinating pieces that will match - earrings and a bracelet are also available. The lovely Noir Glamour Necklace is a floral beauty made with handwrapped faceted black beads and a matching faceted black bead center in the floral focal piece. This fashionable noir necklace is only $26.00. If you love the bird links so popular in jewelry lately, you'll find they have a prominent place in designs made by this artisan. The Midnight Flight Necklace features two swallows carrying a large black Swarovski crystal pendant in a silvertone setting. This pretty necklace could be yours for just $21.00! The Violet Fields Necklace is a very pretty double strand piece. The lower strand is a brass chain, which adds dimension to the 17" long upper strand, which was made with round lavender colored glass beads. Two floral themed circles connect the two strands at either end of the necklace; this vintage style piece is just $26.00. Moving on to the earrings gallery, there are lots of pretty dangles! If you love butterfly themed jewelry, the pretty Delicate Flutter Earrings could be your new favorite! These cute dangles feature antique finish brass butterflies hanging from sparkly purple glass beads. Only $14.00, these are fabulous - and affordable! The swallows make another appearance in the Boho Birds Earrings! This time they're carrying fluted glass turquoise colored beads. A pretty design, you could call them your own for $13.00! Do you like the look of filigree earrings? The lovely Frosted Pear Drop Earrings are made with brass filigree frames, with a frosted pear shaped drop in the center. CocosGreenhouse makes these, so you get to choose the color of the frosted pear drop! A fantastic deal for $15.00 ... Drop into CocosGreenhouse today and be sure to save this wonderful shop in your favorites. This artisan's creations are very reasonably priced, so if you're planning a wedding on a budget this is a fabulous place to buy fashion accessories for your wedding party. You'll love CocosGreenhouse!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Unique Sterling Silver Jewelry with Character by CapitalCityCrafts

Let's get this out of the way ... CapitalCityCrafts is a fabulous place to find handcrafted silver jewelry! The jewelry artisan who owns and runs this shop - Barbara Moore - is an experienced jewelry designer who sold her creations to other merchants for several years before opening this shop. Now Barbara is offering her handmade jewelry directly to the public in her Etsy store! A well rounded designer who makes her items by employing metalsmithing and wireworking, this talented artisan has filled the pages of her shop with pretty earrings, fashionable necklaces, cool bracelets and attractive rings. Gemstones, pearls and sterling silver are the focus here, and you'll love what this designer does with her raw materials - combining them to create sparkly baubles every jewelry lover will appreciate. First we'll look at necklaces. The Sea Shades Blue Lampwork and Green Biwa pearl necklace is made with pretty blue lampwork swirl beads, lime green biwa pearls, deep blue kyanite discs and sterling silver components. These colors work very well together; the necklace is made in a choker length with an extender chain, so it is adjustable. This necklace is a bargain at the direct from the artist price of $85.00; it would cost much more in a local jewelry shop or department store! One of this designer's signature lines is the "Pool" series. The Sterling Silver pool necklace is a unique piece designed by Barbara and cast in a limited quantity. This gorgeous design is available in several variations; the Garnet Sterling Pool Necklace features a pretty red garnet, and it could be yours for just $45.00! Pearl lovers will want to check out the Glowing Pearl and Citrine torsade necklace. This is truly a statement piece; heads will turn when you wear it! A six strand stunning beauty, this fantastic necklace features four strands of gorgeous golden freshwater pearls and two strands of faceted citrine rondelles for sparkle. This amazing necklace could be yours for $250.00! The earrings section is spectacular! There are 30 pair of pretty dangle earrings, luxurious chandlier earrings and sparkling hoop earrings offered here. Earrings are a must-have accessory for many women and this shop is a convenient, affordable place to indulge yourself ... Black goes with almost any type of formal or business wear, and the Black Forest Tourmaline and Pearl earrings are a really versatile style. This lovely pair of stud dangles are made with black pearls and sparkling faceted tourmaline, attached to sterling silver cable chain for a dramatic, glittering cascade. They're a great deal at just $40.00! I really like the color combination in the Blue Sky Earrings. Made with hammered silver and copper discs and deep blue kyanite coins, this beautiful pair of chandelier earrings are an amazing value at $30.00! The featured earrings are the Honey and Chocolate Smokey Quartz and Pearl Earrings. This combination just looks perfect together! These earrings have it all - great design, sparkle and luxurious pearls - all for $38.00. Yes ... there is more. A lot more. But I don't want to spoil all the fun - I'm going to leave the rest for you to discover on your own! Visit CapitalCityCrafts today ... you'll really enjoy exploring this shop!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Brooke Scarborough Jewelry Designs

Saturday morning is a good time to visit BrookeJewelry ... its quiet and we can get a good look at this emerging artisan's handcrafted silver jewelry. Brooke is developing her skills and she's making some really great jewelry, as you can see by looking at the pendant necklace in the featured photo. I chose this piece to spotlight today because it is fabulous ... and a great look at what this new jewelry designer can do! Brooke made the Plume Agate, Sterling Silver, and 14 Karat Gold Pendant Necklace you see to the left entirely by hand. The stone she chose is a beautiful multicolored plume agate with very interesting patterns. Framed in a bezel setting and accented by silver and gold shot, it dangles from a handmade silver chain! This is a beautiful piece any art jewelry collector would love to own and show off to their friends. Brooke makes many different types of jewelry. Her Sweetheart Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace is a fine silver heart pendant with a real folk art feel ... this is a wonderful piece that would be a really nice gift! It comes on a silver chain with hand forged links, and would go very nicely with casual clothing - just a great everyday pendant necklace you'll love! Clean, simple design can be gorgeous, and the Heart on a Chain pendant illustrates this perfectly. A hand forged silver heart ... accented with a bright red faceted garnet in a bezel setting dangles from a silver chain. The heart is formed with two pieces of silver wire, and I love the way this designer attached the heart pendant to the chain - without an added bail. Very pretty! Most of the pieces in Brooke's shop are necklaces, but ... there are other great items here as well! You'll find some fabulous earrings, like the Turquoise Sterling Silver and Coral Earrings - a beautiful pair of hand forged hoops dangle from French hook earwires, and at the bottom are very colorful red coral and blue turquoise beads. If you like red and blue, you'll want them! There are times when a basic pair of pearl dangle earrings are the best choice, and if that's what you've been searching for Brooke offers her Large Black Peacock Pearl Earrings and her Large White Pearl Earrings! To complete the look you might want the Large Black Peacock Pearl Pendant Necklace. Of course if you want something to go with the white pearl earrings, there is a matching necklace - the Large White Pearl Pendant Necklace! There are 50 items in her shop, and I can't showcase them all. You'll have to visit and explore a bit! So enjoy your Saturday morning coffee while you wander around BrookeJewelry. Be sure to put this wonderful shop in your favorites ... Brooke is adding new handmade silver jewelry often!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Beautiful Jewelry by BeadsMe -
Handmade In Australia!

Many people who love gemstone bead jewelry wear handmade earrings and handcrafted necklaces evey day. If you are one of them, you'll love BeadsMe! Mandy Harvey is the Australian jewelry designer who owns and runs this Etsy shop, and she has created a great place to shop for handcrafted jewelry. There are over 300 items to choose from at BeadsMe, with most of the items in the necklace, earrings and bracelets categories. The necklaces category is jammed full with over six dozen fantastic examples of Mandy's beautiful designs. This is a good thing of course, but it does make choosing very difficult! The first necklace in this gallery is the lovely Blue Skies Necklace, which was made with art glass lampwork beads, vintage lucite beads, sterling silver wire and a handmade chain that this artisan made with silver plated patterned links. This beautiful blue necklace could find its way to you for only $31.50! If your favorite is pearls, you'll find a lot to choose from at BeadsMe. One pretty example is the Maybe Today Necklace, featuring a cluster of peach/pink freshwater pearls wire wrapped to a silver plated chain. The silver plated flower and diamond patterned neck chain completes this feminine necklace, and it could be yours - for just $35.00! My Special Clear Sparkly Necklace is for those days when you need a simply beautiful, sparkly necklace. Made with Czech crystal and glass pearls, this lovely necklace is a bargain for $22.00! There are more than 50 great designs in the Bracelets category. Visit this section to find styles like the red-hot Beads Of Fire Bracelet! This bracelet was made with an assortment of Czech art glass beads and Swarovski Flame color crystals, and finished with an antiqued brass toggle clasp. This fabulous bracelet could adorn your wrist ... for $19.50! The It's A Mystery Bracelet is gorgeous! Faceted black agate rounds are combined with Picasso Jasper rectangles and silver toned bicone beads to create this stunning piece. Finished with a silver plated floral design toggle clasp, it could be your new favorite, and its just $18.50. Mandy has over 140 pair of earrings in her shop! If you love to wear dangles this could be your new home ... you'll want to browse every lovely pair this artisan offers. We'll start with the featured pair, the Ocean Breeze Earrings. These aqua chalcedony briolettes have been wrapped with gleaming sterling silver wire, and they dangle from sterling silver ear wires. These are very fashionable and they're a great summer color! Take them home for just $21.00 ... If you're planning to get married this spring, you'll need earrings! Follow The Bride is a lovely pair of sterling silver wire wrapped earrings. They were made with rainbow Opalite briolettes and they're accompanied by pale pink freshwater pearls! These are luxurious, absolutely stunning earrings, and they're yours for the unbelievably low price of $46.00! Beadsme offers top quality handmade jewelry at very reasonable prices. Visit this wonderful shop today and treat yourself to a beautiful new piece of jewelry. Remember to add this shop to your favorites - its a great place to find a pretty gift!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Unique Artisan Jewelry at ArtMadeByTammy

Today we're browsing through ArtMadeByTammy! This shop has a big inventory - there are over 200 items in it. Most of Tammy's jewelry is assembled from components; you'll find a huge selection of pendant necklaces and earrings offered here at fabulously low prices! Tammy also likes to alter existing pieces, making them unique. A great example of this technique is the featured item - a Tibetan Poppy flower pendant. Tammy colored it with enamel paint giving it an entirely different, wonderful look! Visit Tammy's Earrings gallery for over four dozen choices. You'll find many different designs here! There are nature inspired earrings featuring leaves, flowers and birds. There are beaded styles like the very pretty Fire - Cherry Quartz and Swarovski Crystal on Sterling Silver Post Earrings and the Faceted Marble Earrings. And you'll find styles like the Tree of Faiths and Beliefs Earrings. Most of Tammy's items are in the huge Necklaces Pendants gallery. There are over 80 choices in this section! This is a very diverse collection that includes hearts, flowers, birds and much more. The Rock On Guitar and Skull Pendant / Necklace is a cool gift for just $14.00; if you like guitars you might prefer the Six String Harmony Necklace, offered at $15.00. The pretty Modern Love Heart Locket Pendant Necklace in Gold is only $12.00, and the Antique Gold Bird Necklace can be yours for the amazing low price of $10.00! Tammy's got a nice green and white Wrapped Green Candy Jade Necklace and a Wrapped Lavender Jade Necklace - each is offered at $12.00. There are really beautiful pieces in the Precious Metal Art category, where you'll find the featured necklace shown above. The Precious Metal Art - Lily of the Valley / Flower on Sterling Silver Chain / Necklace is a fabulous spring necklace, and it could be added to your collection for only $32.00! In the same section you'll see the Yellow Tulip Flower on Antique Brass Chain Necklace, offered for only $27.00. Tammy's Vintage Collection contains earrings made with vintage beads! Be sure to check out the Mini Art Paintings and the Hair Accessories ... and the SALE section, with items under $6.00! Spend your lunch break today with ArtMadeByTammy. Remember to bookmark this cool shop!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Handcrafted Jewellery by Ange -
Sterling Silver, Gems & Crystals

"I am Ange, an Australian jewellery artist. I go to my happy place while hammering ..." I love that quote from Ange! It says a lot ... Hard work goes into jewelry like this ... people simply put on a pair of earrings and don't realize the thought, design skill and sheer labor it took to make them! Today we're visiting this jewelry artisan's shop, and she's got some great things to see. Ange makes her pretty designs with top quality components and sterling silver. Hand forged pieces, wire wrapped designs and cold connections are skillfully executed throughout this jewellery designer's shop. The prices are quite reasonable, and Ange offers free international shipping! Most of her items are in the earrings category. We all have our specialties ... The cutest earrings you'll ever see - Tiny Bows are definitely all that and more. Made with sterling silver wire, they would look great worn with the featured Bow Tie necklace! If you like contemporary earrings with simple lines and graceful curves, Ange has a pair for you! Perhaps you'd like the Modern and simple Sterling Silver Earrings - Swirls or the pretty Modern and simple Sterling Silver Earrings - Swoop. Each pair is just $20.00! If your birthday is in January - or if you just love garnet ... the Merry's Choice Noir Inspired Garnet and Sterling Silver Art Necklace would be a great way to treat yourself to a well deserved piece of new jewelry. Of course you'll need garnet earrings to wear with this fantastic necklace, so consider the Dark Drop Noir Natural Garnet and Sterling Silver earrings or the lovely Sangre Noir Garnet wire wrapped earrings. The Le Cirque Luxe wire wrapped Tourmaline and Sterling Silver art necklace is a colorful gemstone piece that will bring many compliments your way each time you put it on. Tourmaline is one of those gemstones that comes in a rainbow of wonderful colors. This design takes advantage of that! I want to mention the Rings gallery. This artisan has hand formed and forged these designs; most are traditional styles; but of course every artist makes them in a slightly different way. The Modern Simple and Stylish Custom sterling silver toe ring, pinky ring, or regular ring and the Swirly Swirls Handmade sterling silver toe or pinky ring or regular finger ring are good examples; pretty and lightweight, these are nice rings for everyday wear! So ... wander in to Jewellery By Angelene and explore what this artisan has to offer. You don't have to go to Brisbane ... Ange has made it easy for you to shop - and remember - she offers FREE international shipping!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Blue Scarab Jewelry - Luxe Bohemian
.925 & Gemstone Jewelry by Amber Bryce

Today's Jet of the Day is AmbersJewelry, a shop that specializes in gemstone bead jewelry made with sterling silver wire and components. These handmade gemstone jewelry designs are beautiful! Many of them feature briolettes and smooth drops. These pieces are well made, and this artisan's wire wrapping skills are excellent! Jewelry like this is full of sparkle and it demands the attention of anyone who sees it. Navigation in this shop is easy - there are only three categories. Visit the Earrings gallery, where you'll find today's featured item - shown in the photo. This jewelry artisan's pretty Selkhet Earrings are made with citrine briolettes and oxidized sterling silver. They're a great price at just $26.00! Amber has really great wire wrapping skills, and they're evident in the opulent Passion Lotus Cuff Bracelet-Sterling Silver, Rhodolite Garnet & Amethyst. This fantastic cuff bracelet is not for everyday wear ... but is an amazing piece of "dress-up" jewelry that must be seen! If you love the soft pink hue of rose quartz, the Nymphai Earrings could easily be your new favorite! These pretty and feminine dangles could be yours for only $32.00! This shop has just 30 items in it ... but they are spectacular! When you visit be sure to check out the Sugar Plum bracelet, a fantastic piece with a great combination of sparkling gemstones and pearls. You'll find three versions of Amber's Three's a Charm necklace, each featuring different gemstone briolette dangles. Check out the beautiful Mermaid Treasure Earrings, and the luxurious Haliai Rock Candy Bracelet, a chunky, sparkling mixed gemstone bracelet. Whatever you choose, you can feel good about your purchase, because Amber donates 10% of each purchase to the Susan G Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research! So spend a few minutes today visiting Blue Scarab Jewelry by AmbersJewelry. You'll be impressed by the quality of her handcrafted jewelry and work. Remember to add it to your favorites so you can come back and treat yourself to a pretty bauble once in a while!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Creative, Fashionable, Affordable
Handmade Jewelry by AdroitJewelers

One of the greatest things about Etsy is the ability to shop anywhere in the world! AdroitJewelers is located in Maine, and makes many of the pieces you'll see in her shop with objects found on her local seashore. Its like going to Maine and buying from a local jewelry artisan! Using classic wire-wrapping techniques, this artisan makes her beautiful handcrafted sterling silver jewelry featuring gemstone beads, pearls and more. Much of the handmade jewelry this artisan makes features shells and sea glass collected from an unspoiled, natural setting. This jewelry designer seems to be focused on earrings lately. The bulk of her items are in her Earrings Something for Everyone gallery. In this section, you'll find earrings made with with many different materials - and also some very pretty all silver pieces. I love her Dragonfly Earrings; they're beautiful! You'll also see classic designs like the Silver circle earrings and her beautiful Silver simplicity - Sterling Tear Drop Shaped Earrings. If you love gemstone beads you won't be disappointed ... there are plenty to choose from! Check out her Garnet Cluster Drop Earrings for a great example of what this artisan can make with garnet. And if you want a pair of pearl dangles take a look at the Pearl drop earrings ... they're lovely and will match just about anything you wear ... Check out the Seaglass Jewelry category, where you'll find the featured item - a gorgeous, glowing green pair of naturally smoothed seaglass earrings. The Green Genuine Seaglass Earrings with Sterling Silver are simply fantastic ... and are a great pair of earrings for spring and summer wear! This artist also makes earrings for people who don't have pierced ears. The Earrings Non pierced gallery offers her beautiful "slip-on" hoops in 18 different styles. As an example take a look at the Carnelian slip on hoops - non-pierced. These pretty earrings will fit anyone; they're adjustable for comfortable, secure wear. You'll find everything from plain silver hoops to pearl dangles made this way. There is more, of course. You'll want to explore AdroitJewelers yourself, because there is just too much to spotlight here! So spend a little time this morning ... have that second cup of coffee ... and wander through the item pages. Save AdroitJewelers to your favorites ... because you'll want to make this a regular shopping destination!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Handmade Jewelry by AbacusBeadCreations - Necklaces, Bracelets Watches and more

Its early on Saturday morning - a great time to drop in on AbacusBeadCreations to see whats new! This jewelry designer has a lot of pretty things on display in her shop for spring ... The first category in her shop is Dark Romance Jewelry, so thats where we'll start. If you love the gothic look so popular today - think all the recent vampire related movies and TV shows ... you'll love these red and black designs! Take a look at the beautiful Rainbow Jasper and Jet Glass Multi-Strand Necklace with Onyx Pendant - a four strand creation with a fabulous black onyx focal pendant. The dark red jasper adds just the right touch of color. This necklace would look great with the Rainbow Jasper and Jet Czech Glass Earrings! The Necklaces gallery has over three dozen pieces to check out. Peg pays attention to the little details in her jewelry - the patterns are very intricate but ordered, so these necklaces have a very balanced look. Many have a focal component and all are gorgeous ... The Grey Pearl with Indian Sapphire and Montana Blue Crystal Necklace is a great example of this artisan's very orderly design methods. The repeating pattern gives this necklace a very well finished appearance. The colors compliment each other so well! If you like pearls and shell, you'll love the Black Lip Shell with Tanzanite Crystal and Pearl Necklace! This beautiful piece is accented with tanzanite colored Swarovski crystal to bring out the wonderful iridescent sheen of the lip shell beads. It is truly fabulous! I love the color combination in the Rhyolite with Green and Copper Pearl Necklace ... this is a nice necklace for spring. Its a three strand necklace that will impress your friends and will bring compliments every time you wear it. Lots of Swarovski pearls and sparkly crystal! For spring and summer you'll love the Blue and Green Multi Strand Necklace with Clay Flower Pendant! This necklace is a lovely color combination and it features a beautiful floral focal element. These pretty necklaces are also available in other colors ... there is an Orange and Blue Multi Strand Necklace with Flower Pendant and a Pink and Purple Multi Strand Necklace with Clay Flower Pendant. Take a look - they're perfect for casual summer wear! Moving on to the Bracelets gallery, you'll find a lot of pieces that match the necklaces. There are also unique pieces here, and if you like bracelets you're going to enjoy exploring this section. The Mother of Pearl Sapphire Crystal Multistrand Adjustable Bracelet is beautiful and very fashionable; I like the color combination in the very pretty Crazy Lace Agate Carnelian Mocha Crystal Chunky Bracelet. If you wear big stone bead bracelets this might be for you! With more than four dozen choices, the Earrings gallery is a category you can't miss when visiting this shop! A fantastic array of dangles in a rainbow of colors is waiting for you ... I chose the Golden Sunshine Yellow and Orange Sterling Silver Earrings as the featured item, because I love the colors and the matte finish on the beads. This gorgeous pair of earrings is perfect for summer wear ... made with sterling silver, they're just $18.00! This artisan offers a nice selection of beaded Watches. These are beautiful pieces that look great and will remind you that its time to shop for jewelry! They're very reasonably priced ... If you like watches because you want your jewelry to do something useful ... check out the Eyeglass Holders and the Lanyards. The eyeglass holders are great for people who need glasses for close work like reading, but not for constant wear. And anyone who works at a company that requires ID tags to be worn at all times can use a lanyard - why not wear a great looking one like the Jet Black Czech Glass and Blue Beaded Lanyard ... only $18.00! So stop by AbacusBeadCreations today. Her handmade jewelry is fabulous and the prices are very affordable! Be sure to bookmark this shop - there are great gift ideas here!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Handmade Silver Jewelry by WearableByDesign

Today we're taking a break at WearableByDesign, the shop run by award winning artisan Jennifer Smith-Righter. The handcrafted silver jewelry in this shop is so different from commercial silver jewelry there just is no comparison. This artisan creates her pieces with fine silver and gemstones, and the designs are fantastic. The Silver Bicycle Gear Cuff Links in the picture are a great example of her style. Taking influence from industrial objects like gears and natural objects like leaves, this jewelry is easy to wear and very attractive. There are some really impressive pieces in this shop. Its going to be difficult to choose favorites, because it is ALL wonderful. But since I can't mention everything I'll do my best ... Take a look at the Silver Ribbon Barcelona Necklace. This beautiful piece was made in sections, and connected underneath. Its a very simple looking but complicated design with great lines! If you like nature inspired pieces, check out the Silver Red Crystal Pearl Flowers Scarlett Ophelia Necklace! The flowers were hand formed in fine silver, and connected to a silver chain with bright red crystals and pearls. This is a lovely piece you'll be proud to wear! You might like the gear cufflinks above, but they're for your guy friend. Don't worry ... this designer has something for you, too! The Silver Gears Industrial Steampunk Harley Chic Necklace is a truly unbelievable piece that will surely attract attention every time you put it on! OK ... so you say you can't wear that necklace every day? The Silver Bicycle Gear Earrings are an exact match for the cuff links. These cute dangles are a really nice gift for steampunk fans! If you like silver band rings, the Silver Ring with Olive Leaves and Berries is a piece you should check out. This ring has a great raised leaf and berry design around the center, and would be a nice every day ring. Prefer a textured band? The Delicately Textured Silver Band Juliet Ring could be your new favorite! There are a lot of great pendants here. The Silver Reversible Steampunk Time Machine Pendant; is very cool; the Silver Reversible Edelweiss Pendant is a true beauty; and the techno-geek influenced Silver Square Computer Chip Style Circuitry Pendant is very different! Take some time to check this artist out today. I know you'll like what you see as much as I do! Remember to bookmark WearableByDesign and check in once in a while; this jewelry artisan always comes up with fresh, new and interesting designs!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fabulous Handmade Designer
Gemstone Jewelry by Vandiva

Today we're dropping into VanDiva to see what's new! Angelika and Vanessa are the mother and daughter design team behind this fabulous handcrafted jewelry shop, and they've got a lot of new jewelry to share with us for spring so lets get started! There are a couple of Designer Bracelets that should be on your list of things to see here ... first, the lovely Larimar Nugget Bracelet. If you're familiar with this pretty blue Carribean gemstone, you already know its found in only one place - a single mine in the Dominican Republic. It truly is rare, and once the larimar is completely removed from the mine the supply will be gone forever. This bracelet features nice sized hand shaped nuggets that are simply linked together with sterling silver wire! VanDiva's She sells Seashells Paua Shell Charm Bracelet is a very pretty and flashy bracelet with iridescent Paua shell dangles. The irregularly shaped, multicolored shells have beautiful patterns. They dangle from a contemporary style sterling silver long and short cable bracelet you'll love! Browse through the Designer Earrings gallery next, where you'll find some really nice styles like the Endless Summer Dainty Sterling Silver Earrings - a pretty pair of earrings featuring multicolored glass beads in various sizes on three dangles - each a different length, for a very fashionable look. If you like gemstone earrings with big and bold beads, check out the red hot Sponge Coral Earrings or the Wave - Gemstone Earrings in Red! Summer fashion always includes bright white sportswear and casual clothing. Vandiva has an unique pair of earrings that will be a perfect match - their Mink Fur Earrings in White! Like natural gemstones? Have an affinity for crystals? If you do, you'll love VanDiva's amazing Amethyst Raw Cut Cluster Sterling Silver Earrings! These chunky, raw amethyst points were simply drilled and wire-wrapped for a very organic look. And if you prefer amethyst's cousin, the Citrine Raw Cut Cluster Sterling Silver Earrings are just fabulous! VanDiva's design talent shines in the Designer Necklaces gallery! It takes an artist to match color, size and shape in an eye pleasing way to create pieces that have balance and an attractive appearance, while maintaining comfort and wearability. These pieces have that and a lot more! The Wave Gemstone Necklace in Green is a bold and chunky gemstone necklace made with green toned gemstone beads and sterling silver components. If you like bright color the Easter Gemstone Necklace with colorful Jade Nuggets and Quartz Pendant could be for you! Made with jade and quartz that has been dyed in intense colors, this big and very bold necklace will certainly attract everyone's attention. It would be fabulous worn with a dark colored dress or sweater! Imagine a nice long necklace made with large sized gemstone beads in various shapes and colors - creamy white, yellow, red and orange ... well, you don't have to dream about it! The Summer Multi Gemstone Long Necklace is a fantastic necklace that could be your summer favorite! And of course - we all love a quick summer shower on a hot day! The very imaginative and cute Rain Cloud Sterling Silver Necklace is today's featured piece. I love this necklace! So cruise by VanDiva's shop today and check out everything this design team has in their showcase. You won't be disappointed so remember to bring your wallet - you'll want it all!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Nature and Vintage Inspired Handmade
Costume Jewelry by TheBrassHussy

Why do people wear jewelry? The answer is simple ... we wear it because jewelry looks good! There will always be people who won't wear jewelry because "its not gold", implying that its cheaply made. Nothing could be further from the truth! The same design skills and labor go into these pieces, and they're made to last for many years - even a lifetime of wear. For those of us who truly love jewelry design, it can be made of anything - plastic, rubber and even paper. We call this "Fashion" or "Costume Jewelry" ... but whatever you choose to call it, its fabulous! This artisan makes her handmade jewelry with top quality brass components - and the same glass beads, pearls, crystal and gemstone beads you'll find in precious metal jewelry. Take a look at the Necklaces gallery at TheBrassHussy. Inside you'll find fashionable pieces great for everyday wear! Right at the top of the page, you'll find one of this artisan's signature pieces, the Squirrel and Three Freshwater Pear Acorn Nuts Asymmetrical Brass Necklace. This is a VERY popular piece that is perfect for spring! This cute squirrel is busy doing what squirrels do ... and the composition is just wonderful. Natural themes are very popular and this artisan offers quite a few designs that pay tribute with florals, birds and animals. The Brass Owl Necklace with golden topaz glass accents is another example; the owl is suspended from a handmade brass chain with matching golden topaz colored faceted glass bead stations. You'll love this necklace! If you like forest themed necklaces, the Woodland Leaves - Olive Gemstones, Lucite Leaves, and Brass Leaves Necklace is a beauty. Its a two tier necklace - a chain and a strand of olive green serpentine beads - accented with a green Lucite leaf and two brass leaves. This is a lovely piece with a lot of character! If you like the featured necklace, you'll find it in the Pendant Necklaces gallery. This piece was inspired by the classic tale - Alice in Wonderland! The Mad Hatter Garden Party Charm Cluster Necklace with rabbit, hat and clock features a trio of charms - and is truly unique! There really is a LOT to see here at TheBrassHussy. There are over 40 pair of beautiful earrings, more than a dozen rings, cool hair pins and gorgeous locket jewelry. Visit TheBrassHussy and explore this amazing shop today. Be sure to add this artisan's store to your favorite places - you'll want to come back, because this is a great shop to find affordable, new and fashionable designs that can be worn every day!

Monday, March 15, 2010

StudioJewel - Unique, Modern Handcrafted Metal Jewelry by TheBeadGirl

TheBeadGirl is a very talented artisan! I love the jewelry in this shop, and I know you'll like it just as much as I do. This is beautiful handmade silver jewelry. The shop is a great place to spend some time in, so look around and explore a bit. Other than the special sections, like the one for Haiti Relief the sections are basic - Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces and Rings. If you know what you want, visiting then sections is great! I like to browse page by page and see it all ... Take a look at the featured item - a simple heart pendant. A lot of work went into this handcrafted silver heart pendant. Lisa carved it in wax and then cast it - so it was formed in one piece. This fabulous heart will be a favorite pendant you'll wear for a lifetime!
Check out The Artist bracelet. This unique piece is part of Lisa's Alexander Calder - inspired line. Calder made a lot of metal sculpture - many large mobiles. But he enjoyed making jewelry, and this is a nice tribute! A great spring / summer necklace, the Sterling and Copper Mix Necklace on Leather just has to be seen. This is a very unusual mixed media piece that has a fabulous primitive yet very contemporary appearance. Or you might prefer the Delicate Silver Swirl and Copper Mix Necklace, another Alexander Calder inspired piece featuring copper beads and silver spirals. The earrings at StudioJewel are beautiful. I like the simple tag earrings in silver; they'll go with anything you wear. The Double Drop Disk Earrings in Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Vermeil are fantastic; and The Everyday Earring is a classic style ... you'll want to wear every day! The bold, WIDE silver band with a hand hammered texture for a Man or Woman is a great choice if you like hammer textured silver. This is a traditional band that can be worn on a regular basis for a bit of sparkle. It would make a really nice gift! Silver is an element. It is a finite resource; only so much of it exists, and that's why its considered a precious metal. A totally GREEN Ring of recycled sterling silver is a very responsible way to enjoy wearing silver jewelry; anytime we can recycle the earth benefits! This artist has created a line of spiritual message jewelry and a line of family oriented personalized name jewelry! These pieces make great gifts for special occasions.
Have a big family ... kids, mom, grandma? The Sentiment or MOM Necklace makes it easy to remember them all! If you like this kind of jewelry, you'll want to see the Sterling Silver and Gold Custom Stamped Family Tag Necklace for Mom or Grandma.
So visit TheBeadGirl at StudioJewel today. I really do love this shop and I know you will too!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Beach Sea Glass Beach Stone
Sterling Jewelry by SuperiorStones

Lets go for a Sunday morning visit to SuperiorStones! This artisan lives in a beautiful area of the United States on the Michigan's Upper Peninsula, right near Lake Superior. The beaches there are apparently a great place for rockhounds and shell collectors; and there is also beach glass! Some of this glass is from bottles that are quite old; after being tossed around in the lake for decades, being exposed to sand and other abrasive materials like pulverized shell, these pretty glass fragments become worn down, with the rough edges smoothed and rounded. Most get a frosted appearance that is quite attractive! Lake Superior beach glass is collected by this artisan, who uses it to create her fabulous handmade jewelry by combining sterling silver wire and freshwater pearls with this naturally worn, colorful glass. The picture above features the Cobalt Blue Glacier Sea Glass Pearl Pendant Necklace; this fantastic blue sea glass pendant necklace is an amazing bargain at $40.00! If you prefer green, you'll love the Emerald Green Sea Glass Pearl Pendant Necklace at $35.00! Men like similar styles ... and the Making Waves - Slate Gray Beach Stone Knotted Pendant Necklace would be a great choice for a guy - and its just $20.00! Superior Stones also makes jewelry with other pendants made from natural materials like bone and horn. The Tribal - Brown Carved Horn Knotted Pendant Necklace is a nice looking piece, and it could be on its way to you for only $15.00. Or the Daisy - Brown Carved Bone Knotted Pendant Necklace might be for you ... also just $15.00! But the main attraction here is the sea glass. A pretty frosted piece you might want to consider is the Mint Frost - Aqua Sea Glass Ruby Pendant Necklace. It combines a light mint green toned glass pendant with several genuine ruby rondelle beads! The contrast is beautiful and the look is fabulous. This beauty could be yours for only $45.00! Take a few minutes to visit SuperiorStones and bookmark it; the shop will be really stocked soon! The winter storms have washed a load of new sea glass up onto the shores, spring is coming ... and this artisan will be out on the beach collecting new pieces to work with!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Fun, Whimsical Jewelry Designs
by StoutDG2

This morning we're going to check out StoutDG2 ... a talented jewelry designer with an eye for fabulous lampworked glass beads! Her handcrafted jewelry is colorful, unique and fun. Many of the beads in these designs were handmade by lampwork artists, so they're produced in small amounts - sometimes they're actually one of a kind, so you know your jewelry isn't going to be offered anywhere else! You'll see a couple of dozen fabulous necklaces offered by this designer; each has its unique feel and style. Some are more reserved; some are truly wild! Most feature art glass, but there are also pieces like the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Rondelles and Liquid Silver Necklace, which features gorgeous pure blue turquoise and liquid silver, or the sparkling and beautiful bright green Genuine Faceted Emerald Rondelle Necklace! The glass bead necklaces are without a doubt the star attraction of this show. Take a look at the Raspberry Hearts and Pearls Necklace ... it truly is a beautiful piece any woman would treasure and love to wear! And of course - I mentioned the wild side - you need to check out the very cool Starfish Vessel necklace ... a functional piece made to hold a fragrance. Its a fun piece that is just so different - this necklace is truly genuine art jewelry! Click into the bracelets gallery, and the first bracelet you see is Sea Life. This bracelet showcases a fantastic lampwork creation - a multicolored seashell that is simply breathtaking. This artisan combined it with a sea-themed charm and silver beads to make a piece that's totally unique and perfect for summer wear at the beach - or on a tropical vacation! The wonderful Lampwork Diamond Beads and Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Bracelet shows off this jeweler's considerable metalwork and wire-wrapping skills. Each bead in this colorful piece is securely wrapped for protection and stability. This is an heirloom quality bracelet that will be worn for many years - possibly passed through several generations! And of course ... there are earrings! They're all gorgeous ... but I'll try to choose a few pair to showcase here. Two gemstone pair that should be mentioned are the Larimar Dangle Earrings - a beautiful blue pair of chandelier earrings; and the Genuine Faceted Emerald Rondelle Earrings, a bright green pair of dangles made with gold filled and vermeil. The earrings in the picture above are the Rosebud Lampwork Earrings. You'll find more art glass earrings displayed in the earrings gallery, like the fabulous Blue Metallic Stacks and the pretty Sedona Lampwork Earrings. Take a break today and check this shop out. And be sure to bookmark it so you can visit StoutDG2 when you want to find a great handmade gift for a friend or a treat for yourself!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hammered Silver Wire Wrapped Inspirations by SilverSmack

SilverSmack is one of those artisans who isn't afraid of trying new ideas and methods of working on metal - actually, she pushes her skills further, making the raw materials she uses do what she envisions. This is what artists do! Never comfortable with her current knowledge, pushing the metal to do what she wants it to do, and forming new ideas is the difference between a casual crafter and an innovative handcrafted jewelry designer. This is very apparent in her jewelry. When you visit her shop, you'll see different styles ... The wire wrapped jewelry is meticulously done; the wraps are perfectly even. The jewelry is actually symmetrical in nature. Her "Peas in a Pod" series illustrates this perfectly. Then you have the hammered pieces. These are more raw; intentionally stressing the metal and creating an uneven, organic appearance that gives the jewelry a very primal look. I chose the ring shown above because its a great example of this style. The Silver Hammered Spinner Copper Oxidized Wide Ring is a wide textured silver band with widened edges; in the middle is a narrow copper band, also hammered - and it freely spins. The flared edges keep the copper band in place. This fabulous piece took a lot of manual labor to make, and its a bargain at just $45.00! If you like the textured look of hammered metal, you'll love her Hammered Fine Silver Hoop Eternity Circle Earrings! A classic style every woman can appreciate, these lovely dangles will compliment many styles of dress from casual to business. They're yours for only $15.00! Gemstone briolette pendants are a hot style, and if you like rainbow moonstone you should take a look at the beautiful Rainbow Moonstone Wire Wrapped Teardrop Briolette Silver Necklace. This oxidized beauty will arrive on a silver chain - and its fabulous at this low price - $35.00! If you like other metals ... these Hammered Copper Earrings could be a new favorite! And if you like a brighter look, you might want the Hammered Brass Disc Circle Earrings. Both are just $15.00 a pair! There really is a LOT to see in this wonderful shop! It would be easy to find more to write about, but you need to see it for yourself. I don't want to spill ALL the beans here ... So get over to SilverSmack today and see why this innovative jewelry designer should be a regular stop on your online shopping list. Take your time exploring, because you don't want to miss a thing - and be sure to add this cool shop to your favorites!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Chainmaille Jewelry & Wire Work Jewelry
by Shazzabeth Creations

The handcrafted jewelry offered by Shazzabeth Creations is truly amazing. Even to another jewelry artist who knows how its done! The time and dedication needed to make the more complicated pieces in this shop is a real commitment. You need focus and steady hands, and many, many feet of wire to reach your goal. This is a true jewelry artist! Shazzabeth jewelry is made in two ways - chainmaille and wire working. Both artforms are many hundreds of years old; modern artisans have been able to advance these techniques with the easy availability of wire and modern tools. Hundreds of years ago Chainmaille was used to make body armor. These days the technique is used to make jewelry! Basically, it is made by linking metal rings together to make chains in different patterns. You'll find a lot of chainmaille here; visit the Chainmaille Necklaces gallery and you'll find Burgundy Ripple, a fantastic necklace made with hundreds of silver wire ring links. Each link is added one by one to build this chain; the open spaces sparkle with burgundy color Swarovski crystals woven into the necklace! The gorgeous Trizantine Blues Chainmaille Necklace features wire-wrapped Sodalite link stations. The rich blue gemstone nuggets are a lovely combination with the bright silver chainmaille segments. This is a fabulous piece! And the Medieval Onyx and Pearl Chainmaille Necklace is truly stunning. It features European chainmaille, the weave many of us are used to seeing in museum pieces. This necklace is dressed up with pearls and a black onyx focal stone. This necklace won third place in a design contest! Visit the Chainmaille Bracelets, where you'll see MANY different and complicated looking weaves. One of my favorites here is the Sterling Silver Dragonscale Bracelet. This wide bracelet is a luxurious, impressive piece that will draw many comments - and compliments! The Sterling Silver Lacy Chainmaille Bracelet is another gorgeous style. If you like bold, chunky silver chain bracelets you'll love this style! If you like the rich color of bronze, check out the amazing Bronze Diamond Weave Chainmaille Bracelet - very affordable at just $35.00! Another popular design is the Sterling Silver Barrel Chainmaille Bracelet, a pretty style that would be a nice everyday bracelet - not too heavy, but still big enough to be noticed. Many people like chainmaille jewelry but don't know what it is ... one of the most popular weaves was used to make the Sterling Silver Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelet, a style most people recognize! In the Necklaces gallery, there are some very pretty creations. The sparkling Fuschia and Silver Diamond Necklace is simply beautiful, and the Laboradite Tear Drop Necklace is amazing. If you're looking for art jewelry, the Entangled - A Wire Sculptured Necklace is a show-stopper! Visit the Pendants gallery for beautiful wire wrapped gemstone pieces you'll fall in love with! Look at the striking Filigree Onyx Pendant - a bargain at $50.00. Or the Sterling and Ocean Jasper Wired Pendant, available at just $40.00! You'll also find art jewelry in this category - the Blue Lace Sculptured Wire Pendant and the Pink Passions pendant are a must-see! I have to mention the Rhodonite Geometric Squares Bracelet. I chose it as the featured item today because its just so pretty! This bracelet could be yours for just $65.00 ... So visit Shazzabeth Creations today. Etsy makes it easy ... you don't have to go to Australia to shop at this fabulously wonderful shop - you can do it in the comfort of your own home!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Handmade Jewelry and
Accessories by SatinDollCo

Botantical Rays NecklaceI love this shop! The handmade jewelry made and sold by SatinDollCo is like a fresh cool breeze on a hot day. This is very fashionable jewelry, and I like the organic aspect - much of it is made with natural materials like wood, shell and mother of pearl. If you like bold style that says "Look at ME" this is the jewelry for you! With spring and summer approaching, its time to consider new jewelry! After being covered up all winter, you'll want to head for the beach or your local park ... and this is great looking jewelry for warm weather wear. Visit the Earrings gallery to find fashionable dangles like Bollywood - a cool pair of dangles in hot tropical colors! Caribbean Blue is a great pair that reminds us of the warm waters surrounding an island paradise, and Sunny Days are a bright yellow pair that will go so well with summer wear! Move over to the Bracelets/Anklets gallery, and you'll find some fabulous accents to show off at the beach! Turquoise Delight is a pretty multicolored turquoise bracelet with wooden bead spacers. The pastel shades are gorgeous! Amazon is a nice summery piece made with yellow toned howlite and wood beads for contrast, and Mariposa Garden is a fantastic explosion of multicolored glass beads you'll want to to wear every day! The Cool Capri Anklet is a pretty chain anklet with soft pastel blue beads and orange hearts dangling along the length. The Moroccan Chic Anklet is made in a similar way, but with faceted multicolor plastic bead dangles. and the bold Mother of Pearl Anklet is made with six iridescent Mother of Pearl donuts for a cool retro look that is very contemporary! Click into the Necklaces category for fabulous fashion! Yellow Tundra features a bright yellow focal and chocolate brown wooden beads that is just perfect for warm weather wear. The Animal Instincts necklace is made with a cool wild animal pattern you'll love ... this necklace will go well with almost anything you wear. And the bright Carnival Explosion necklace is an electric lime green beauty that screams "TROPICAL" ... What a great necklace for summer! And I have to mention Botantical Rays - the featured necklace. Its just so unusual - and so pretty! There is just so much nice jewelry here its amazing. You have to check this fab shop out! And the prices are so reasonable ... the highest price jewelry piece I saw was only $36.00! So spend some time going through SatinDollCo's shop today and treat yourself to a new handmade jewelry wardrobe for the spring season!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Handcrafted Metal Gemstone
Crystal & Glass Jewellery by OVGillies

This morning we're taking a look at OVGillies! This artisan likes metalwork, using lots of hammered textures, oxidation, fusing and forming many of her pieces. This handmade jewellery has character - you can tell the artist wanted to put more than just metal and stone into these pieces. Every piece is beautiful in its own way; these pieces are truly unique and special! The first category on the right side of the page is Earrings Precious Metal. There are over 30 pair here to choose from, all dangle style. Some have hooks, and some have posts with clutch backs. There is a very eclectic range of earring designs displayed here, some with pearls; some featuring crystal or Czech glass; some made with gemstones. You'll see bright, polished styles like SUN - Handcrafted 24K Gold Vermeil Earrings with AAA Quality Faceted Hessonite Garnet and Citrine - a beautiful, sparkling cascade of golden metal and gemstones. Or you might want to wear a truly opulent pair of earrings like LUSCIOUS for a very special occasion! In the Necklaces Precious Metal category, there are also over 30 choices! If you're looking for hand stamped personalized jewelry, OVGillies offers the Custom Name or Number Hammered Textured Tag Green Canadian Nephrite Jade Oxidized Silver Necklace. This piece is also available with Two Tags or Three Tags; its a great gift for a mom! Do you love turquoise? Check out the Wire Wrapped Turquoise Gemstone Faceted Briolettes, Textured Silver Circle Pendant, Bright Sterling Silver Chain Necklace! Turquoise looks great with silver and is a nice accent for casual clothing like jeans and a sweater or sweatshirt. This pendant necklace could be yours for only $65.00! For those who like to wear heart necklaces, the IMPERFECTLY PERFECT HEART necklace could be your everyday favorite. This beautiful pink rhodochrosite heart was hand set into an open back bezel pendant made just for this gemstone by the artist! It comes on a brightly polished sterling silver snake chain, so its ready to wear - for just $75.00. Olga, the artisan behind OVGillies does have her darker side ... and it is truly wonderful! Visit the Black Silver Urban Edgy gallery for a totally different look. There are earrings and pendants in this category, all oxidized for a contrast you can't get with brightly polished metal. Check out FOREST LEAF, Oxidized Sterling Silver Earrings with Brass Leaf and Top Quality Black Peacock Pearl for an example! Black peacock pearls look very different matched with the black patina. The MILK ON CHARCOAL - White Opalescent Glass Flowers on Oxidized Silver Dangle Earrings are the perfect example of the contrasting look so many people love. The MILK ON CHARCOAL - White Opalescent Glass Flowers on Oxidized Silver Chain Necklace is also available here; both are priced right at $32.00 - $64.00 buys the set! I like texture, patina and bright color. All of these qualities come together in Olga's amazing Waxy Green Nephrite Jade Oxidized Grey Hammered Sterling Silver Pendant, shown in the featured photo. Take it home for just $43.00; its a great necklace for spring! So take a little time to enjoy browsing OVGilliesDesigns today! There is MUCH more to see; I mentioned only a few highlights here. This shop is a great place to find the jewelry you'll need to match your Spring wardrobe!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sterling Silver and Gemstone
Wire Wrapped Jewelry by MoonMystic

Today we're visiting the shop of MoonMystic! This handmade jewelry artisan has been selling her earrings, necklaces and pendants on Etsy for a while now, and her traditional but unique designs are beautiful! These pieces are skillfully wrapped with sterling silver wire, and they feature gemstone beads and pearls. There are two Pendant Necklaces listed here. The Red Branch Coral Coin Pearl Lava Cluster Leather Cord Necklace features three drops on a leather cord; red branch coral, a coin pearl and a lava rock bead. The second is the Red Branch Coral Coin Pearl Green Zebra Jasper Leaf Cluster Leather Cord Necklace also features three drops, but instead of the lava rock beat it features a pretty jasper drop! In the Sterling Necklaces category, you'll find the Oxidized Genuine Coin Pearl Sterling Silver Pearl Pendant Necklace. This beautiful piece shows off a white coin pearl accented with blackened silver for a lovely contrasting look. While you're there, be sure to look at the cool Pink Amethyst Pearl Sterling Silver Cluster Pearl Pendant Necklace! There are 11 pair of Sterling Silver Earrings to choose from here. Most of them feature pearls and gemstones like Emerald, Sapphire, Kyanite, Ruby and other gemstones. The featured pair are oxidized sterling silver with Cape Amethyst, a light violet hue amethyst. So visit MoonMystic today and browse through her pretty creations. The prices are very affordable and you just might find the handmade earrings you've been searching for!