Today we're wandering through Crystal Impressions - a fabulous Etsy shop full of beautiful handcrafted jewelry! Lucia Williamson is the jewelry designer behind the scenes at this shop, and this artisan loves what she does ... you can tell just by looking at the jewelry she makes. These pretty baubles are carefully designed and constructed. Lucia likes to use top quality gemstones and other components in her jewelry, combining different but complimentary colors, textures and materials to create her one of a kind necklaces, bracelets, earrings and wedding jewelry. First we're going to look at the necklace you see on the left. The April Wine Necklace is made with sparkling golden citrine nuggets, citrine ovals, garnets, aventurine, pink tourmaline and sterling silver. This glittering gemstone necklace is perfect for a night out, a formal occasion or any special celebration. This is a unique, one of a kind piece that won't be duplicated. Lucia likes every piece she makes to be an exclusive design; you'll never see this necklace anywhere but here, and once its gone ... there won't be another made the same way. A bargain at $148.00! I've always loved lapis lazuli. Great quality lapis is deep blue with pyrite inclusions, and thats what you're getting in this necklace! Lucia made this Starry Night Necklace with 8mm round lapis lazuli beads, a 12mm vermeil focal bead, vermeil spacers and a vermeil S clasp. (Vermeil is gold over sterling silver). This necklace is 16.5" long, a really nice length made to nestle the base of the neck. This lovely piece is listed at only $98.00! Pretty bright green peridot is a really good match with the gold filled wire used to make these earrings. These glittering green briolettes are faceted and are 7-8mm wide. The Apple Of My Eye Earrings are made with 14kt gold filled components and natural peridot briolettes. This bright green gemstone is the birthstone for August; these versatile dangles will go perfectly with casual or business type clothing. These could be your new earrings - just $32.00! I've chosen a bold, rich red ruby and pearl necklace as the last example today, and it really is an eye catching piece. The Ruby Rose Necklace was made with beautiful cranberry color freshwater pearls, fabulous faceted ruby rondelles, and sparkling sterling silver beads and clasp. This 18" strand is not really an every day necklace, but is one of those special pieces you love to put on when the time is appropriate. Totally luxurious in decadent red ... only $95.00! Crystal Impressions is the kind of shop you want to bookmark and check in often. Because all of Lucia's jewelry is unique, styles come and go here and you might miss your only chance to own one of her fantastic handmade jewelry designs. Once they're gone, so is your opportunity!
Robert Edwards is a proud member of the Jewelry on Etsy Team - JET. He is a jewelry designer and metalsmith in New York City with over 30 years experience in the jewelry trade, specializing in handmade jewelry and silver chains. This article may be reproduced provided it contains this author's statement and all links remain intact. ©2010 Robert Edwards