Monday, April 26, 2010

My Favorite Mother's Day Items

Here are some of my favorite items from my Etsy shop that would be perfect for Mother’s Day:

Crystal Pearl and Antiqued Brass Earrings: Petite Swarovski crystal pearl dangle sweetly from these antiqued brass round French hook earrings. Crystal pearls are in soft “cream rose” color, accented with antiqued brass bead caps. The antiqued brass against the luster of the crystal pearls gives these earrings a nostalgic vintage style charm.  Drop is 1 3/4 inches.

Vintage Floral Bouquet Cameo Necklace: This pendant is created using a rare vintage glass cameo cabochon which I set into an ornate antiqued silver setting. The floral bouquet glass cabochon measures 13x18mm; with setting the pendant is 25x30mm. Pendant dangles from a delicate antiqued silver chain with lobster claw closing.  Measures 26 inches long.

Swarovski Crystal Pearl Book Thong: Splendid vintage inspired book thong. Book thongs are a type of bookmark made to lie between the pages of your book.  Created using Swarovski crystals in clear and “black diamond,” Swarovski glass black pearls, antiqued pewter bead caps, silver-plated beads, and silver-lined glass seed beads.  Measures 17 inches.

Purple Passion Crystal Heart Earrings: Splendid purple amethyst Swarovski crystal hearts dangle from antiqued sterling silver chain and earring wires. These vintage style earrings have a very romantic and nostaligic charm. Drop is 1 3/4 inches. Crystal hearts measure 10mm.  All sterling silver metal components. Earring wires and chain are oxidized giving the silver an old and nostalgic appearance.

Violet Gems Lampwork Beaded Earrings: These earrings feature magnificent lampwork glass beads that I call “Violet Gems” because of their beautiful jeweled look.  Lampwork glass rondelle beads have rich intricate swirls of different hues and shades of violet. Accented with antiqued pewter beads and small faceted round amethyst beads. They swing prettily from delicate antiqued silver chain and antiqued sterling silver earring wires. Drop is 2 inches.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Something Blue Wedding Jewelry

With spring at hand, it's time to think about weddings.  I designed these two items with "Something Blue" as the theme.

Ever wonder what the significance is of using "something blue" in a wedding?  We are all familiar with the old saying:  "Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue."  This saying originated in the Victorian era and eventually brides everywhere began using the superstition in their weddings to bring good luck.  The tradition of using something blue is rooted in the belief that blue represents fidelity, purity and love.

The Something Blue Swarovski Crystal Pearl Necklace features a large lampwork focal bead in a beautiful color called "crystal silver."  Two blue lampwork silver foil beads are situated quietly at each end.  Necklace beaded with Swarovski crystal pearls in "cream rose" along with delicate glass pearl seed beads.  Accented with clear Swarovski crystals near center and at each end.  Finished with a sterling silver spring ring clasp and heart closure.  Measures 17 inches plus 3 inch sterling silver extender chain for a total of 20 inches.

These Something Blue Swarovski Crystal Earrings are beaded with clear Swarovski crystal teardrops and same pretty blue lampwork silver foil beads as in the necklace.  Sterling silver fish hook style earring wires.  Drop is 1 1/2 inches.

These jewelry designs were handcrafted by me in my studio at Distinctive Jewels and Accessories.  Please visit my Etsy shop to see more of my jewelry designs: