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How to Jazz Up a Unique Earrings with Gemstones

How to Jazz Up a Unique Earrings with Gemstones

When it comes to creating a truly amazing earring, you can't resort to diamonds alone. Some of the best designs feature a combination of gemstones and glass beads. While some of the most expensive earrings do feature a single stone, one of the biggest trends in jewelry design is including multiple colored gemstones into unique earrings. Use this quick guide to learn more about gemstones that look good on handmade jewelry and how they can drastically change your look. Remember, many of the colors gemstones have can also be captured in glass beads.

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Icy Winter Jewelry - Show of your Cool Side

Icy Winter Jewelry - Show of your Cool Side

Are you a winter person?  Cool icicles, frosty snowballs...If you love the ice and snow, we have the perfect winter jewelry so you can show off your cool side all year round.

Snow

White pearls give us the impression of smooth, new-fallen snow across the hillsides.  

You can capture that new-snow feeling with twisted white pearls wrapped around your wrist. We make it to order and add your family's birthstones, interspersed with our beautiful twisted pearls.  

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Nearly Good Enough to Eat: Handmade Jewelry

Nearly Good Enough to Eat: Handmade Jewelry

When you think of candy, do you think of handmade jewelry?  Maybe you should!  Many of our jewelry designs look nearly good enough to eat.

Rock Candy

Can anyone see those and not want one?  That little stick with the ball on the bottom, and that crunchy colorful sugar on top! Reminiscent of chunky, sparkly rock candy, this Pink Jade Gemstone Magnetic beaded bracelet is hard not to lick!  Gracing your wrist will be tanzanite purple and peach faceted beads with sterling silver spacers.

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October Jewelry Color of the Month: Copper

October Jewelry Color of the Month: Copper

October has arrived, and the weather has grown cool.  Thoughts turn to shorter days and Halloween.  Pumpkins and gourds are starting to appear. What color would say October better than copper?  A warm color whose reflection adds coolness, copper so also the color of dried leaves and hot fires.

Dried Leaves

The colors of fall leaves are a joy even for those who aren't looking forward to winter.  The Carved Jade Copper Gemstone Beaded bracelet calls to mind all the colors we see in the changing leaves as they near the end.  The carving in the multi colored jade calls to mind the veins we see on leaves close up, while the copper reminds us of those last sparks of bright color.  

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Flower Colors and Jewelry: What an Inspiration!

Flower Colors and Jewelry: What an Inspiration!

Ah, flowers! The jewels of nature, flowers come in every color from the purity of white to the deep darkness of near black with every sparkling color in between. Whatever tint or hue of color you can imagine, there is a flower to match.

Perhaps that is why flowers have inspired artists and designers throughout the ages. From early Minoan pottery to Claude Monet's exquisite paintings, flowers have inspired beautiful artwork. They've also inspired another art form - jewelry.

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Jewelry Color of the Month: September Blue

Jewelry Color of the Month: September Blue

What is the jewelry color of the month for September? Although you might expect yellow or orange to match the beautiful fall foliage, September's hue is blue.

The September birthstone is sapphire. The most popular color for sapphire is blue, although it also comes in pink, yellow, brown, and other shades.

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The Color of August Jewelry

The Color of August Jewelry

August is hot and humid, and what better way to cool off than a nice cool ice or a day at the beach?  The color of August?  The bright green of lime ices and peridot and the soft green of sea foam.

Don't Lick this Anklet

Though it looks good enough to eat, this anklet won't melt on your ankle.  This beautiful peridot crystal pearl mix anklet has the look of a lime ice, cool and green, thanks to the peridot Swarovski Austrian crystals.  With white Swarovski crystal-based pearls and silver, this anklet says August.

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Lampwork Beads: Sheer Imagination

Lampwork Beads: Sheer Imagination

Imagine it: an artist, thinking outside the box, experiments with melting a bit of glass in the heat of a cooking fire.  Centuries later another artist successfully melts glass in the flame of an oil lamp using his own breath as a bellows.  Imagine their excitement as they roll the glass into a small bead.  Oh, the possibilities! For another several centuries, artists continued to use lamps for their heat source, producing unique beads, hence the name lampwork beads

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Jewelry Color of the Month: Red August

Jewelry Color of the Month: Red August

What is the jewelry color of the month for August? Red.

Carnelian, the red variety of chalcedony, was the August birthstone for the ancient Romans and Hebrews, and also used by the modern Italians. Carnelian comes in many shades of red, from pale orange to crimson to reddish-brown. It represents passion.

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Choosing a Summery Color Palette for Your Jewelry

Choosing a Summery Color Palette for Your Jewelry

Deep, rich colors are popular in the winter - particularly if they're in warm tones! However, now that summer is here it's time to trade in those deep colors for a less rich palette. Think light, bright, and fresh colors for summer. If your accessories were food, now is the time to trade in hearty stews for refreshing salads.

With that in mind, may we suggest these colors for your summer jewelry?

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