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Handmade Anklets for Summer Fun With Style

Handmade Anklets for Summer Fun With Style

Summer is here and it's time to let the legs out! The fun sunny season brings skirts, shorts, sandals, bathing suits, and a whole new opportunity to sport your style. After you treat your feet to a pedi and a polish, why not top it off with some new ankle bling?

Anklets have a long and interesting history going back centuries to Pre-Dynastic Egypt, and though historically worn as a symbol to represent marital status, this adornment has evolved into simply a fun fashion accessory in most parts of the world today. There are countless varieties of styles, materials, and colors to choose from, including chain anklets, strung glass beads, dangling charms, leather cord, and set gemstones. From subtle or sexy, to fun or flirty, the impact of this unique piece of jewelry is accentuated by the fact that it's primarily seasonal and enjoys a sort of “renewal” each year.

 

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Its Anklet Season! Here are 4 Fun Ways to Wear Yours

Its Anklet Season! Here are 4 Fun Ways to Wear Yours

Anklets are an often unexpected way to call attention to your pretty feet during warmer months. Both sexy and playful, wearing an anklet is a unique way of expressing your style and showing off your fun personality. Here are 4 great ways to wear your anklets this season. 

With Bare Feet on the Beach

Give your feet a little flash when you're digging your toes into the warm sand this summer. Glass beads reflect the sun's rays and bring a little bit of sparkle anywhere you are sitting. 

Match your toenail polish to your beaded anklet for a really cute beach look. 

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The Famous Gem That Almost Wasn't: The Cullinan Diamond

The Famous Gem That Almost Wasn't: The Cullinan Diamond

It's shocking to think that the Cullinan diamond, a major piece of geological and British history, almost remained buried. Estimated to be worth billions of dollars in total, the original uncut stone was over 3,106 carats and weighed 1.369 pounds. That's a lot of sparkle!

Known as the Star of Africa, this amazing stone almost went undiscovered. In January of 1905, Captain Frederick Wells, the Premier Mine superintendent, was making his regular rounds when he saw what he thought was a glass shard. The piece was sticking out of the mine wall, and Wells thought one of the workers had stuck it there as a joke. Using only his pocket knife, he pried the piece out of the wall and was stunned when he realized it was actually an enormous diamond almost 4 inches long, over 2 inches wide and nearly 3 inches high - twice the size of any known diamond in its day.

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April Jewelry Color of the Month: Pink

April Jewelry Color of the Month: Pink

It's the time of year when we turn our thoughts to the beginning of warmer weather. As the snow melts and new growth emerges, we start finding ourselves looking for the first buds and the beginning of flowers.  Whether it's bulbs, shrubs, or bushes, the stand-out color we find ourselves searching for is pink.

Dogwood

The delicate pink of dogwood is soft and sweet.  Representing that same softness and sweetness is our Romantic Pink Pearl Beaded Anklet.  Delicate pink pearls with Swarovski crystals grace your ankle like petals from the new bloom of the pink dogwood.

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An Unexpected Beaded Home Accent

An Unexpected Beaded Home Accent

Bead jewelry can adorn much more than your wrist, ankle or neck; it can be one of the best adornments for your home! A handmade beaded accent is an unexpected addition to any room and the result is something both unique and trendy.

Home Decor To Stand Out

The spring and summer months are on their way and many of us are getting ready for the hot and humid weather. While we might not all enjoy the heat, most of us certainly enjoy a cooling breeze. For those of us with ceiling fans, SWCreations crafts just the thing to make that drab mechanism a bit more personal: beaded fan pulls

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Jewelry Color of the Month for February: Amethyst

Jewelry Color of the Month for February: Amethyst

Amethyst is February's birthstone. Having properties of cleansing, protection, and intuition, this gemstone is from the quartz family and ranges in hues of lilac to deep violet and red. The purple color of Amethyst is due to its iron and aluminum impurities. Coming from only a handful of countries around the world (US, Canada, India, Russia, Brazil, Australia, and South Korea, etc.), Amethyst has interesting mythology surrounding the gem. Read further for a more in-depth perspective on the mythology behind this shimmering stone.

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Winter 2017 Jewelry Trends

Winter 2017 Jewelry Trends

Snowy-white pearls are back in fashion for this winter, according to Vogue. Chunky and funky strings layered with petite and pretty, over a sweater and showing under your favorite coat, puts you at the cutting edge this season. Chokers are back, too, with a goth/punk edge, silver-dipped or leather, or massive pieces that keep your chin up this winter.

Single, high-impact earrings, like a chandelier-style dangle, make everyone take a second look. Even better, wear two different earrings you love to light up your mood in the darker days of the year. You'll smile every time you look in the mirror.

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January Color of the Month: Garnet Red

January Color of the Month: Garnet Red

It won't surprise you to hear that the jewelry color of the month is the same as the birthstone, the deep red of garnet.  Providing a stunning contrast to the grey skies and white, snow-bound land, garnet gives us a spark in the long winter month of January.

Fire and Ice

Nothing is more dramatic than mixing the color of the month with pearl for a true fire-and-ice combination.  These earrings give the appearance of snow on fire with the mother of pearl drop under garnet Swarovski Austrian crystals.

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Ice Cold Winter Jewelry Colors that Are Hot Hot Hot

Ice Cold Winter Jewelry Colors that Are Hot Hot Hot

It has long been known that people who are considered to have a winter complexion look best in deep blues, reds and even hot pinks.  Winter people will be happy to hear that the hottest colors for winter 2016-2017 jewelry collections will rock their world!

Sapphire blue's with their ever-so deep and brilliant hues top the list of what's trending. Beads and gems that in the blue spectrum come in many shapes and sizes; all are pleasing to they eye. At the edge of blues are the deep purples that are just as desirable in bracelets and charms.

Next to beautiful blue you'll find ridiculous reds. Gems with super-deep, multi-layered tones that scream "pick me!" are ready to make their appearance as the snow falls.

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A Gift that Keeps Giving!

A Gift that Keeps Giving!

Have you received handmade, beaded earrings? If so, you know the time and creativity spent in making those earrings. However, you also relish in the thoughtfulness of the person who gave them to you. It takes a special person to pick out the right set of earrings for a person.

Handmade, beaded earrings, are one of a kind. An artist makes these gems and is not in the business of "mass production." Each piece is cleverly designed, knowing that the person who will receive the earrings will love and cherish the unique gift.

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