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Be You, Be Unique, Be Fabulous

Be You, Be Unique, Be Fabulous

Elizabeth Taylor once said, "Jewelry has the power to be the little thing that makes you feel unique."

What could be better than having a lovingly crafted, beautiful piece of your own collection to make you feel unique and fabulous during this cold winter and all through the year.  Wearing a piece, or pieces, of sparkle from an artisan like Stephanie at SWCreations will give you the chance to both feel unique and fabulous. When you buy a piece of handmade jewelry, you are not only getting a one-of-a-kind piece of art, you are supporting a small business.
January 14, 2021 by Kevin Hermansen
handmade gemstone earrings

How Beaded Jewelry can Elevate Everyday Style

When it comes to elevating a plain outfit from simple to chic, the accessories are the best place to start. Whether your go-to look is denim or you’re a fan of a classic dress, handcrafted jewelry might be just what you need to bring your look to the next level. Here are a few ways beaded jewelry can be incorporated into your look simply yet effectively:
May 25, 2020 by SWCreations Jewelry
Creative ways to Accessorize with Handmade Jewelry

Creative ways to Accessorize with Handmade Jewelry

The beauty of wearing handmade jewelry is that it stands out uniquely and makes a bold statement. However, many people don’t know how to accessorize their daily outfits with handmade jewelry.
April 18, 2020 by SWCreations Jewelry
Where Handmade Jewelry Began

Where Handmade Jewelry Began

The history of handmade jewelry is almost as old and rich as the earth itself. While the people of prehistoric times would adorn their bodies with natural items found among them such as shells and animal teeth, handmade jewelry became a bit more significant within ancient civilizations like Egypt and China. They began to make jewelry out of precious stones and raw materials which required great skill to be mined and made into pieces of jewelry. Each piece would be uniquely crafted for the person wearing it. This in turn, of course, made jewelry accessible to only a small part of the population and was mostly used to show status and rank.
January 13, 2020 by SWCreations Jewelry
Artisan vs. Handmade Jewelry: Is there really a difference?

Artisan vs. Handmade Jewelry: Is there really a difference?

When searching for pieces of jewelry to add to your collection, it should not only be a representation of taste but also your personality. Finding those pieces to add to your chest should take about as much effort as finding the right dress to wear to a cocktail party or finding the perfect handbag. Any jewelry aficionado understands each piece that is added to their collection has a story of origin. They are also able to tell you what and why that particular piece is so special to them. All jewelry is not created equally. With that in mind, your jewelry should be a clear and unique representation of YOU.
September 09, 2019 by SWCreations Jewelry
Beaded Jewelry: Timeless & Trendy

Beaded Jewelry: Timeless & Trendy

Wearing handmade beaded jewelry can be an addictive expression of individuality. The variety of styles, colors, sizes, shapes and all around diversity of features one can find in beaded jewelry is quite probably limitless. The spectrum of choices also make it possible for nearly everyone to find something unique and wearable regardless of age or gender.
August 25, 2019 by SWCreations Jewelry
Top Three Gemstones for Good Luck

Top Three Gemstones for Good Luck

Have you ever wondered about the symbolic meaning behind the beautiful gems in your beaded jewelry? Whether you purposely seek out gemstones and crystals for their supposed metaphysical properties or you just like the way they look, there's no doubt that it is interesting to understand the traditional meaning behind your unique beaded jewelry. Here are the top three gemstones that have historically been used to bring good luck.
Jewelry and the Value of Uniqueness

Jewelry and the Value of Uniqueness

At SWCreations Jewelry, we hand-craft each piece of jewelry that we sell, because we believe in the philosophy that items made with care carry more value and provide better assets to our customers.

In some ways, jewelry is all about unique personal expression. That's why it's hard to get excited about items that are mass manufactured.

August 07, 2019 by SWCreations Jewelry
Living Coral: The Exotic Beauty in Living Things

Living Coral: The Exotic Beauty in Living Things

There isn't anything precisely like the feeling you can get from a truly distinct piece of jewelry. When a color stands out in such a way that it perks your imagination and makes a genuine impression, you know you've found something worth carrying with you for years to come. This year's Pantone Color of the Year is one such color that really has a feeling all its own. "Living Coral" perfectly embodies the elements of change, transformation, and creativity.
We Believe in the Magic of Handcrafted over Mass-Produced

We Believe in the Magic of Handcrafted over Mass-Produced

When you purchase a handcrafted SWCreations piece, you're not only buying a bracelet or a pair of earrings, you are also making a statement...several at that. You are saying to the world that you treasure quality over quantity and that the conservation of culture, tradition, and individuality is of importance to you.
June 29, 2019 by SWCreations Jewelry
Beaded Lampwork Jewelry in the Roaring 20's

Beaded Lampwork Jewelry in the Roaring 20's

From flapper dresses to pinstriped suits, the 1920's was an era that defined fashion. No element of the roarin' 20's was quite as unique as the accessories. Beaded jewelry was all that jazz and handmade lampwork pieces were an iconic testament to the fashion scene of the time. Discover the rich, rowdy history of prohibition era gems -- and how you can incorporate lampwork beads into your own wardrobe!
June 16, 2019 by SWCreations Jewelry
Enhance Your Summer Style With the Perfect Anklet

Enhance Your Summer Style With the Perfect Anklet

Anklets are an often-overlooked but undeniably attractive piece of jewelry. They have been popular in Eastern cultures for centuries, and they have experienced ups and downs in popularity in the Western world over the decades. However, with such versatility and charm, anklets have the potential to be a timeless accessory. With summer coming up, an anklet could be the perfect finishing touch to your warm-weather look.
June 09, 2019 by SWCreations Jewelry
Handmade Jewelry Makes a Stellar Gift

Handmade Jewelry Makes a Stellar Gift

Your sister's birthday is next month and you have no idea what to get her. Your anniversary is right around the corner and your wife has given you no clue as to what she wants. You don't want to just buy them something from a big box store. And a gift card or cash is so impersonal. What could you possibly get for them to show them how much they mean to you? Let me introduce to you why handmade jewelry makes such an amazing gift.
May 19, 2019 by SWCreations Jewelry
Exploring Your Personal Jewelry Focus

Exploring Your Personal Jewelry Focus

We understand that each customer is as unique and original as our handmade pieces! Figuring out what jewelry is right for you can be a challenge. Let us help you find your sparkle by Exploring Your Personal Jewelry Focus.
April 26, 2019 by SWCreations Jewelry
The Mystery and Myths of Gemstone Jewelry

The Mystery and Myths of Gemstone Jewelry

Many jewelry lovers opt for pieces made with gemstones, such as amethyst and citrine. Gemstones are a great option for those who appreciate the boho, natural look. But gemstones are not just a beautiful part of the earth, they are also believed with be charged with certain energies.
March 17, 2019 by SWCreations Jewelry
3 Beautiful Things You Should Know About Handmade Jewelry

3 Beautiful Things You Should Know About Handmade Jewelry

Handcrafted arts have become more accessible than ever before. Thanks to internet connectivity, artisans are able to showcase and sell their creations around the globe. The individual designs of every specially made piece of art are easily within reach of anyone looking for something unique. In this world, jewelry creators and admirers alike can share in the beautiful creativity that goes into every piece we choose to adorn. For anyone who adores handcrafted jewelry, here are just three amazing things you should know about what goes into it.  

March 08, 2019 by SWCreations Jewelry
Handmade Jewelry Designs and One-Of-A-Kinds

Handmade Jewelry Designs and One-Of-A-Kinds

Handmade jewelry is an art that has been practiced over lifetimes, the main reason is due to the one-of-a-kind aspect of handmade jewelry. Jewelry shoppers typically love the idea of buying something unique, ensuring the fact that they have the only one in the world like it. That quality alone draws people into the handmade design world and keeps them coming back for more. The elite feeling of handmade jewelry provides customers and artisans the chance to sell and shop within a wide price range.  In short, nearly anyone can have that positive and confident feeling while wearing artisan jewelry.
February 17, 2019 by SWCreations Jewelry
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The Sparkling Browns & Tans of Swarovski Austrian Crystals

Deep topaz, brown, tan, and bronze... Swarovski crystals are available in a stunning range of brilliant colors, so why choose plain brown? Well, for one thing, there is no such thing as a 'plain' Swarovski crystal! Even neutral colors shine when presented in the form of a faceted crystal. Adding one of the many special effects coatings adds even more intrigue and color to these remarkable crystals.
February 01, 2019 by SWCreations Jewelry
Handmade Anklets to Customize a Polished Look

Handmade Anklets to Customize a Polished Look

There is no greater feeling than when everything falls into place; when every detail is perfect and you shine inside and out. Everyone wants to look their best from head to toe and sometimes the perfect accessory is just what you need. We want to help you show your unique individuality through our one of a kind, handmade beaded anklets.
January 21, 2019 by Carson eCommerce Collaborator
Handcrafted Jewelry: The Heart of Art

Handcrafted Jewelry: The Heart of Art

The tradition of jewelry craft is an ancient and often forgotten art. From the sapphires of Persia to the glass bead work of Africa, the art of handcrafted jewelry is both timeless and enduring. Artisan jewelry embraces the rich history of design with imaginative crafts and exquisite colors
December 24, 2018 by SWCreations Jewelry
How to Store Your Handmade Jewelry

How to Store Your Handmade Jewelry

When you invest in handcrafted jewelry, you want it to last! There are few things more frustrating than opening up a drawer full of tangled jewelry. Save yourself some trouble and set up an easy storage system. Taking care of your handmade jewelry will help it last forever.

If you are wearing your jewelry often, you have to deal with tarnishing. Moisture and metal don’t work well together. Your lotions, cosmetics, or just regular washing can cause ugly discolorations on your favorite pieces. To prevent this, try to minimize your handmade jewelry’s contact with water. Take all of it off when you wash your hands or shower. Carry a plastic bag with you or stash one in your bathroom so you can keep your pieces away from water but not have to worry about losing them.

November 28, 2018 by SWCreations Jewelry
Discover the True Beauty of Handcrafted Jewelry

Discover the True Beauty of Handcrafted Jewelry

Every woman loves to wear beautiful jewelry. We place a lot of significance on it. Diamonds are thought of as a symbol of love. Rubies are a symbol of passion or energy and garnet is a symbol of friendship or affection. Those same types of sentiments can be linked with beaded jewelry as well and it may hold even more significance since a lot of it is handmade. These beaded creations are one-of-a-kind treasures that every woman will be happy to wear. Are you ready to discover the true beauty of handcrafted jewelry?
September 25, 2018 by SWCreations Jewelry
Beaded Jewelry Color of the Year: Violet

Beaded Jewelry Color of the Year: Violet

Ahh... lovely violet! The color of mystery, of deep dusk, of sweet woodland flowers. Violet is calmly regal where haughty purple demands respect.

Violet lacks the rich, vibrant warmth of purple which lies closer to fiery red on a color wheel. Instead, it's a cooler, quieter color because of it's proximity to calming blue. Violet is the color of the gemstone tanzanite and also of iolite. In fact, the Greek word 'ios' (which gave iolite its name) means violet.

September 16, 2018 by SWCreations Jewelry
Personal Thought and Care in Handmade Jewelry

Personal Thought and Care in Handmade Jewelry

There is nothing more heartfelt than the care that goes into handmade jewelry. Sweet precision blossoms as a beautiful decoration when talented hands form an accessory for your neck, ears, wrist, or ankle. Everything about this specific craft caters to your personal interest right from the start.

Rather than towing away in a factory, tousling with a machine, these beauties embed a personalized touch. Through an impressive glasswork method called lampworking, each ornament has been assembled with individuality in mind for you. The eye-catching results are on par with hidden treasures, giving you a sense of decorum. Anyone can appreciate that kind of dedication behind every thoughtful piece.

September 09, 2018 by SWCreations Jewelry
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.

February 16, 2017 by SWCreations Jewelry
Handmade Necklaces - The Glory of a Galaxy Around Your Neck!

Handmade Necklaces - The Glory of a Galaxy Around Your Neck!

Sometimes nature sparks my creativity. Consider the night sky...a sweeping wonder of light from distant, spinning galaxies. Imagine grasping that light, compressing it, and placing the miniaturized glow around your neck!

The Art Bead necklaces I make give reality to that beautiful wreath of captured light. 

If a galaxy consists of gravitationally bound systems of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust and dark matter, my handmade necklaces consist of systems of equally remarkable seed beads, Swarovski Austrian crystals...

June 29, 2016 by SWCreations Jewelry
My Beaded Jewelry, Your Body: Beautiful Art!

My Beaded Jewelry, Your Body: Beautiful Art!

Art is the wonderful expression of our creative skill and imagination. Usually, we picture a painting or a sculpture or a work of music, but I offer this thought -- jewelry, too, is art, appreciated for its beauty and emotional power. 

The beaded jewelry I make is singular, each piece rising from the blending of my imagination with my skill in selecting and combining the perfect elements to create a specific piece of jewelry. Like all artists, I do it for the simple joy of creating.

May 02, 2016 by SWCreations Jewelry