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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
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
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.

January 26, 2017 by SWCreations Jewelry
Handmade Jewelry, A Shared Journey

Handmade Jewelry, A Shared Journey

Brisk winter days are here, and the season encourages us toward warmth, comfort, and introspection. We might find ourselves looking back over significant moments, like looking into a faceted crystal prism, and discovering how they have reflected, refracted, or redefined us. Making or purchasing handmade jewelry is a wonderful way to celebrate the ways in which we have changed or the ways in which we have held true to ourselves over the course of the year.
January 12, 2017 by SWCreations Jewelry
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
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
Handmade Jewelry - Playing With Sparkle and Light

Handmade Jewelry - Playing With Sparkle and Light

Light--one of the basic elements of our existence. It gives us sight, perception, and affects our health and our moods. How it reflects from some surfaces, glides over other surfaces, and filters through yet others, is one of its most beautiful aspects. 

Jewelry loves light and light plays with it in return.  After all, the word jewelry comes from the word jewel, the anglicized form of the Old French word "jouel". That came from the Latin word "jocale", which actually means plaything! 
April 14, 2016 by SWCreations Jewelry
Why Handcrafted Jewelry is More Thoughtful

Why Handcrafted Jewelry is More Thoughtful

It certainly cannot be denied that big jewelry companies are big for a reason - they're good at what they do! But the drawback to buying jewelry that is mass-produced is the fact that so many other people will also have it. There are some pieces, like anniversary necklaces or wedding bands for example, that are so personal that it doesn't feel as though they should be shared with thousands of other people. We at SWCreations believe that handcrafted jewelry is the best kind of jewelry!
Handcrafted Holiday Keepsakes - Lampwork Bead Jewelry

Handcrafted Holiday Keepsakes - Lampwork Bead Jewelry

Give the gift of radiant color and shimmering sparkle this holiday season with beautiful glass beaded jewelry from Stephanie A. White, jewelry designer and artisan at SWCreations.

handcrafted holiday keeepsakesJewelry is a unique gifts of the holiday season, and the handcrafted process at SW Creations makes it even more special. Stephanie White uses only the finest glass beads and gemstones from around the world, many of which you won’t find at the disposal of other, more expensive designers.

SWCreations is very excited to offer designer beaded jewelry made from handcrafted Lampwork glass beads. Elegant and available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, these beads were first created thousands of years ago by combining the flame of an oil lamp with air blown through a pipe. Today, natural or propane gas is the fuel used for this intricate and precise method of bead creation while air or pure oxygen is the oxidizer that melts and shapes the glass.

Each Lampwork bead SWCreations adds to a piece of jewelry is a stunning and tiny work of art, selected from a treasure chest of colors and styles such as swirls of pastel, bold or metallic color combinations, floral patterns, and opulent solids that are either plain or embellished according to the design. Most are paired with glistening clear or richly colored Swarovski Austrian crystals and bright, oxidized Bali.925 silver.

No two selections from SWCreations are ever alike! Though Stephanie’s creative jewelry is often imitated, it is never duplicated, nor is any of her beaded designs ever mass produced. From beaded earrings to anklets to a necklace, you can be confident that the recipients on your gift list will unwrap jewelry that is as unique and special as they are.

handmade holiday keepsakesFrom simple, understated beauty to jazzy, dynamic stand-outs, SWCreations has jewelry to please all tastes. See their selection of glass beaded necklaces for women and men and handmade beaded earrings, pendants, bracelets, anklets, watches, and button jewelry for women and young ladies.

Other popular items include birthstone pieces, which can be added to any custom piece, and jewelry extenders, ideal for increasing the size of any necklace, bracelet, or anklet for a perfect fit. SW Creations is proud to also offer a complete line of awareness jewelry, a portion of the proceeds from which are donated to support efforts to battle breast cancer, domestic abuse, and multiple sclerosis. 

A wide array of choices are available at the SW Creations website, and only your imagination can limit the ways in which that ultimate piece of jewelry can be constructed. Stephanie will work with your ideas to make a distinctive, highly customized item, whether you want a particular shape or a piece featuring colors that celebrate any number of occasions, moods, personalities or styles. Because each piece is the only one of its kind, even the girl who seems to have everything will be thrilled with handcrafted beaded earrings, handmade beaded anklets, or handmade beaded necklaces made versatile with a jewelry extender. 

Stephanie takes great pride and pleasure in the items she makes. Every beautiful selection you purchase will be personally pre-wrapped by her prior to shipment to ensure a safe journey from her shop to your hands. See the selection at SWCreations.net and place any special orders soon to guarantee delivery by the holidays. We also invite you to visit Facebook

Original, Beaded Jewelry Designs — As Unique as the Women Who Wear Them.

July 14, 2012 by Stephanie White