Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Red Hot Reds

By Lynn from Urban Pearl Studio

When we create new and exciting pieces of jewelry and start the Etsy listing process we eventually get to the (dreaded) task of tagging. How many things can you say in 14 lines? I have started using keyword phrases that draw attention but the most difficult is color selection.

I will share with you some of the fun names for color that I use and hopefully it will make your task of tagging easier. If you have more to share, please feel free to comment and list them below.

Keep in mind as you go through these colors there is a possibility not all keywords will fit within Etsy's character limits so you may have to modify them. Also note that Google does not particularly like some words like Cabernet or whiskey,  so you may wish to read their SEO (search engine optimization) hints.

SEO is why we do these tasks in great detail. Search engines send spiders to find similar names or terms to what you may have entered in the search box.

Today we are featuring the color RED:

candy apple
cerise lipstick
carmine rust
spaghetti sauce
tomato soup
coral red
fire engine red
lava flame
sangria wine
terra cotta
tuscan scarlet
ruby raspberry
alizarin crimson
tabasco sauce
tomato patch
burgundy blush
scarlet cardinal
garnet slice
cranberry juice
cherry pie
mulberry wood
black rose
nutmeg spice
red ribbon
vin rouge
Mexican red
paprika spice
can can dance
claret wine red
red licorice
tamarillo berry
red stiletto shoe

Mixed Metal Mania

By Ida from Adriot Jewelers

When you choose jewelry, do you go for silver, gold, brass, or copper? How about mixing it up a bit? 

Lately I've been enjoying mixed metal jewelry, so I thought I'd see what the JET Team had to offer. It's easy...just go to Etsy and search jetteam mixed metal.  You'll be amazed at the variety and talent!

Here are some of the beautiful creations I found:

Love the colors on these earrings by Willow Creek Jewelry.

Lampwork Earrings with Copper and Silver
This are very eye catching by Ozmay Designs.

Sterling and Copper Bangle Bracelet
I could see myself wearing these every day from Trace Designs.

Stainless Steel and Copper Geometric Earrings
This is a must have necklace from Jems by JB and Company.

Hand Stamped Three Metal Necklace

I just love this unique design by Donna's Artisan Designs.

Copper Cuff with Bronze Flame
Oh, do I have to stop now?  Well, I'll stop posting, but I won't stop looking. 

Do your own search and let me know your favorites and don't be afraid to mix it up!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Bridal Shows - Today's Hot Wedding Trends

By Lynn of Urban Pearl Studio

Urban Pearl Studio was an exhibitor at the Texas Bridal Show's Summer Extravangaza. The show featured all of the latest trends in jewelry, gowns, photography, catering, and venues. Our studio introduced a few new designs alongside our best selling bridesmaid sets in Swarovski Austrian crystal pearls.

Triple Strand White Pearl Necklace
One particular bridal shop stood out like a star. Pure Luxe Bridal in Allen, Texas, is a boutique specializing in high end exclusive lines including a selection of great accessories. Pure Luxe has stunning lines and the latest designs from Justin Alexander, Maggie Sottero, Blue by Enzoani, and Mon Cheri.

Much to my surprise, trends haven't really changed a lot over the years, a little bling here, a an update there, but the overall focus is on the big day remains the same.
Lace, crystals, pearls and sashes are very hot this season with deep platinum and light gray satin being introduced, as well as a range of pale pinks for gowns. The mermaid style was featured in abundance.

Black Pearl Set
Of course, the pearl continues to lead the market in bridal jewelry. Whether you prefer cultured freshwater pearls or more high end manufactured pearls, like Swarovski, each will complete your look beautifully.

Friday, July 27, 2012


By Barbara Moore

June is my favorite time of year in New Jersey because ... the blueberry crop is ready!
I can't think of a fruit that is more perfect. Blueberries are portable and no tools are needed to eat them. They are great plain or baked or added to salads, cereal or a wealth of dishes.

Here is a fabulous Blueberry cobbler ... Just a few ingredients and you can make it in a skillet!

This is a fun to make, easy recipe! You can find it here:
Skillet Blueberry Cobbler Recipe - This is a fast, simple to make dessert everyone in your family will love!

Of course you need to be dressed appropriately to make this delicious cobbler. At the minimum, the jewelry you wear should get you in the right frame of mind ... the gorgeous pair of blue sodalite sterling silver chain drop earrings shown below will get you into a blueberry mood!

New Jersey is known for producing the best blueberries and of course they taste their best when they are fresh picked. If you are lucky enough to visit New Jersey, be sure to stop at a local farm stand - or pay a fee at a farm to pick your own!

If you cant get to New Jersey, you'll find these fantastic berries at your local fruit stand or market - they're in season and available now!

Medical studies about the health benefits of blueberries are numerous. Animal studies found blueberry consumption lowered cholesterol and total blood lipid levels, possibly affecting symptoms of heart disease.

Just about everyone loves pancakes ... and fresh, tangy blueberries make them even more delicious and satisfying!

These pancakes are made from fresh ingredients - not out of a box, so you know they're going to be really good! Fresh buttermilk, flour, real sugar and butter ... and of course, they're loaded with plump, ripe blueberries!

Sooo good ... they're easy to make and take just a short time to prepare. Try this fantastic blueberry pancake recipe and you'll never go back to a mix again!

These Blueberry Wafer Sterling Silver Earrings are beautiful - these gorgeous beads are sort of pancake shaped and the colors match well with those delicious pancakes above. They're the perfect breakfast fashion accent!

The health benefits of blueberries are well known.

Supplementation of diets with wild blueberry juice may affect memory and learning in older adults, while reducing blood sugar and symptoms of depression.

Isn't it wonderful to have a food that is not only delicious but good for you?

Here are a few more blueberry inspired jewelry treats from the JETS ...

Thanks for reading ... Please visit the JET Blog often!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Turquoise Jewelry: JET Member Creations

By Kristy from SAStudio 
Jewelry on Etsy Team: Weekly Handmade Jewelry Round Up: Week of July 24, 2012

Did you know that New Mexico made turquoise the official state gem in 1967? Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral,  with the robin's egg blue color being the most prized.

Did you also know that most of the finest quality turquoise comes from the western and southwestern United States? They are the largest producers of turquoise in the world.

JETS make good use of this wonderful stone, in its many versions, shapes and sizes.
This week’s featured artists are:
Turquoise Wire Wrapped Earrings by Jems by JB and Company
Blue Turquoise Hammered Sterling Silver Earrings by Willow Creek Jewelry
Stacked Heishi Turquoise Earrings by Nancy’s Crystal Fantasies
Turquoise Wrap Bracelet or Turquoise Necklace Antique Brass by Beadz n Bling
Southwestern Turquoise and Sterling Silver Necklace and Earring Set by The Brass Hussy

You can find more fabulous JET member jewelry creations here: JETTEAM jewelry on Etsy

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

This Way to the Beach

By Ida from Adroit Jewelers

Are you sitting in front of your computer wishing you were somewhere else? Maybe the beach? I love going to the beaches of Maine, but today I'm taking a broader trip via the JET Team. Wanna tag along?

Let's go to...

At Brook Scarborough Jewelry Designs in San Diego you'll find beautiful hand crafted jewelry for every occasion.
White Coin Pearl and Jasper

When you venture down under be sure to visit Beads Me where you'll find jewelry as well as wonderful photography.
On the Beach Pendant
As we head back to the US and head to the hot south you'll find Cool Jewelry Design's shop filled with unique, eclectic pieces.
Eclectic Sand Dollar Lampwork Bracelet
Let's hop across the pond to Artisan Silver Jewellery and Keepsakes to find personalized designs among many other silver creations.
Silver Starfish Necklace
New Jersey
The East Coast of the US is filled with amazing artisans including DG Jewelry Designs focused on whimsical handmade pieces.
Beach Party Lampwork Slider
As we head back up the East Coast to Maine we will find Adroit Jewelers who's work specializes in eco-friendly, sea glass creations.
Sea Glass Necklace with Recycled Copper Border
Hope you enjoyed our trip!

Just like every location and every beach is different, I love the variety of jewelry that can be found on the JET team. The next time you're bored and wish you could be traveling, just type in jetteam and take a virtual tour through the terrific shops that make up the JET team.

Thank you for taking this adventure with me!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Ring’s the Thing: JET Member Creations

By Kristy of SAStudio
Jewelry on Etsy Team: Weekly Handmade Jewelry Round Up: Week of July 18, 2012

Rings never go out of style, do they? Weddings, anniversaries, graduations, engagements, birthdays… the opportunities to present or be presented with a circular piece of jewelry art are never ending, as are the styles, colors and metals used.

Jewelry on Etsy team member creations should easily fill your requirements for the perfect ring whether you are looking to give or gift yourself. In fact, right now, there are more than 700 options for you to choose from when searching “JETTEAM ring” on Etsy... 700!

This week’s featured artists include:
Silver Ring Green Jade Chain Shank size 11 from Jewelry24Seven
24kt Gold Adjustable Sterling silver and Rough Fire opal ring from Laura Stamper Designs
London Blue Topaz & sterling silver ring from Wearable by Design
Turquoise crystal and silver spiral weave ring  from Debra’s Divine Designs
Sterling Silver Daisy Ring Pink Rhodochrosite Size 7 from Little Brown Bird

You can find more fabulous JET member jewelry creations by following this link: JETTEAM jewelry on Etsy.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Christmas in July Sale

By Debbie of The Brass Hussy

Starting on July 12, 2012, some of the Jewelry on Etsy Team shops began a summer, Christmas in July, sale. The sales range anywhere from free shipping to a percentage off your entire purchase. To search for all jewelry and accessories on sale during Christmas in July, follow this link.

There are all kinds of fabulous styles on sale. You will find items made from gemstones, sparkling glass, sterling silver, and gold. Below is a sampling of the many different colored items you'll find.

Red by Cool Jewelry Design

Orange by The Brass Hussy
Yellow by Jems by JB and Company

Green by Your Daily Jewels
Blue by Donna's Artisan Designs
Purple by Willow Creek Jewelry
Black by Sending Love Gallery
White by Urban Pearl Studio

Friday, July 13, 2012

Feel the Love: JET Member Creations

By Kristy from SAStudio
Jewelry on Etsy Team: Weekly handmade jewelry round up: Week of July 12, 2012

We’re feeling the love today on the Jewelry on Etsy team and what better way to express it in jewelry than with wonderful handcrafted jewelry with hearts.

Our members have created a myriad of ways to wear your heart on your sleeve, or neck or ears with heart necklaces and heart earrings, even heart toe rings.

It might be hard to pick a favorite this week. You might need to spread the love and pick several.

This week’s featured artists include:
You can find more fabulous JET member jewelry creations here.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bridal Styles, Part 5

Written by Laura Stamper

Last, we will explore jewelry for the Goth wedding.

This bride has a healthy
dose of irreverence.

Wedding accessories for
this wedding can and
should break all the rules.

If you are a Goth bride or attending a
Goth wedding, this is your opportunity to
pull out all the stops and truly be outrageous!

Nothing goes with a black goth dress
better than blood red jewelry.

A drop of red at the throat


Or the ears ...

Or the wrist.

Black and Red Valentine Heart Earrings

Add a little love to the mix with hearts
designed especially for the occasion!

Heart Drop Dangle Earrings

Let your personal style shine through ...

 Be Delicate
Red Butterfly Wing Pendant

Be Outrageous!
Fused Glass Spider

Bold Copper Chainmaille Necklace

 For the mother of the bride (or groom), channel your inner Morticia.

Red Coral Spikes Necklace

And lets not forget a little something for the flower girl ...

This is the last in a series by Laura Stamper showcasing
Bridal and Wedding jewelry. Thanks for following.
We hope you enjoyed this series and will visit again soon!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Colorful Jewelry: JET Member Creations

By Kristy from SA Studio Jewelry on Etsy Team: Weekly handmade jewelry round up: Week of July 3, 2012

Jewelry on Etsy team members are busy creating colorful summer accessories in a myriad of shades and hues. Much like the multicolored fireworks we’ll enjoy in the US this week, celebrating our Independence day holiday, JET jewelry is available in the same bright and flashy colors: red, purple, orange, yellow, green and pink, as well as eye pleasing combinations of several summer ready colors.
So, peruse, and pick your favorite. Any choice will be a perfect, colorful summer wardrobe accessory.

This week’s featured artists are:

You can find more fabulous JET member jewelry creations here!