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Iconic Jewelry Quotes That Will Inspire You

We all need some inspiration to make us feel empowered and we are here to provide that! Here are some quotes that will make you feel powerful and sassy.

“Jewelry has the power to be this one little thing that can make you feel unique.” -Jennie Kwon

“Put your money into accessories. You could create a million different looks." -Iris Apfel

“Everyone is a star and deserves a chance to sparkle." -Marilyn Monroe

 

April 01, 2021 by Kevin Hermansen
The History of Wearing Earrings

The History of Wearing Earrings

Earrings are among the oldest types of jewelry and they can be found on every continent throughout history. But how did earrings first come into fashion?

Ear piercing is possibly the oldest form of piercing in the world. It has been used to indicate rank, status or to display wealth. Sometimes, ears were pierced for religious reasons, as is still common in some Hindu traditions. We can already find examples of earrings in early history

March 13, 2021 by Stephanie White
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How are Lampwork Beads made?

I use lampwork beads a lot in my work, I pick them out especially by hand. But rather than just talk about the designs, let get into how they are made.  Lampwork beads are unique as they are made by hand and out of molten glass. The technique used to make them is called lampworking, hence where the name comes from. 
purple lampwork earrings

Things you might not know about Handmade Jewelry.

Owning at least one piece of handmade jewelry is a “must-have” for every closet. It can be from a one of a kind that you have searched for or a piece you pick up while you are on vacation. Handmade jewelry has a certain appeal about it that you can’t help but want one for yourself. My theory is because of the effort and love that the artisans put into their craft.
The History of Giving Jewelry as a Gift

The History of Giving Jewelry as a Gift

Almost everyone has given or received a piece of jewelry as a gift at some point in their lives. We love to give our loved ones rings, necklaces, or bracelets for special occasions, such as graduations, engagements, weddings, births, and anniversaries. These objects will often have a special meaning to us, because of the occasion and our relationship to the person who gave them to us. 
history of anklets

The Long History of Anklets

Anklets has been worn by women for 8,000 years. (yes! EIGHT THOUSAND years!) Women in South Asia were rocking what were known as pattilus and payals 8,000 years ago. Women in Egypt were wearing them since predynastic times. In the US, formal and casual ankle bracelets came into fashion around the 1930’s.
March 01, 2021 by Kevin Hermansen
The Oldest Known Jewelry in the World

The Oldest Known Jewelry in the World

Whenever you wear jewelry, whether it is a necklace, a ring, or a pair of earrings, you are following in the footsteps of a tradition that is thousands of years old. Humans have been wearing jewelry since the dawn of time, and some of the oldest known pieces of jewelry can be traced back as far as 100,000 B.C.E. But what type of jewelry did ancient humans wear and why did they wear it?
A History of the Color Purple - Jewelry & Lampwork Beads

A History of the Color Purple - Jewelry & Lampwork Beads

In jewelry, there are many gorgeous purple gemstones, some of the most popular including amethyst, tanzanite, and lolite. The shades vary greatly from tanzanite’s almost blue color to amethyst’s bright hue to the translucent lavender of taaffeite, but they all have their own special, unique feature. In the Lampwork glass world, there are a wide range of purple glass colors that can be used to create lampwork beads.
The Long History of Earrings

The Long History of Earrings

It seems crazy to write this, but here it is: Earrings have been popular for 7,000 years. Yes, 7,000! I can't really think of anything else that has remained a fad for that long. Beaded earrings remain a fashionable accessory today, but I was surprised by the many interesting tidbits in their history.
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The History of the Color Red

There are few things in life that provoke such a wide array of reactions as the color red. For centuries it has been the symbol of danger, power and influence, as well as love and passion.  Let’s examine how red became the most passionate color in the color wheel:
February 08, 2021 by SWCreations Jewelry
Consider Jewelry as a "Push Present" for a new mom.

Consider Jewelry as a "Push Present" for a new mom.

I have always called this a "mommy gift", but the actual term is apparently a push present. Commonly given to a new mother after giving birth, a push present is a moment for a keepsake gift. Jewelry and birthstones are frequently given on these occasions. It is a great way to celebrate a new arrival and to show your love.
January 22, 2021 by Kevin Hermansen
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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 jewelry for your wedding: Is it a great choice?

Handmade jewelry for your wedding: Is it a great choice?

It’s no secret that every bride gets excited about their wedding day. From the stunning dress to a pair of fabulous shoes, every bride wants to look their best. However, without the right jewelry, the ensemble may be incomplete.

Alternatively, picking the wrong jewelry can impact your entire look. Hence, you need to put a lot of thought and consideration into the jewelry you select for your wedding. Whether it’s a necklace, earrings, or a bracelet, your jewelry should complement your wedding attire and theme.

So, why not choose handmade jewelry? Here’s a guide that can help you select the perfect handmade jewelry for your wedding.

3 Last-Minute Handmade Jewelry Gift Ideas

3 Last-Minute Handmade Jewelry Gift Ideas

In a world where working or studying can take over your life, you can easily forget to get your friend, family member, or loved one a gift. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy them a gift altogether.

With handmade jewelry, you can gift your loved one a unique and meaningful gift that they’ll treasure for the rest of their lives. Here are three handmade pieces of jewelry that make for the perfect last-minute gift.
3 great reasons to give handmade jewelry as a gift

3 great reasons to give handmade jewelry as a gift

Picture this: you’re invited to a close friend’s or family members birthday party or bridal shower (or any other event where you’re expected to give a gift). Even if this is a virtual meeting with drinks over zoom. This friend already “has it all,” so you’re not sure what to give them. You want the gift to be meaningful and useful, but also to have some sentimental value. In situations like this, there is one way you can’t go wrong. Give them jewelry, crafted by hand, and chosen with care!
Beaded Jewelry Trends in 2022

Beaded Jewelry Trends in 2022

The jewelry world is set for a shakeup in the coming decade. Tired of the trend for minimalist necklaces, bracelets and earrings that defined much of the 2010s, designers and fashionistas alike are starting to have more fun with color, size and styling. If you’re wondering how to keep on top of the latest jewelry fashions in the coming months and years, we’ve put together a quick guide to some of the biggest emerging trends.

August 28, 2020 by SWCreations Jewelry
History of Anklets

History of Anklets

Anklets are feminine leg accessories worn by women in various traditions and cultures around the world. Although the 1950s saw the rise in popularity of Anklets in America, the first anklet is around 8,000 years old. From ancient Egypt, to The Middle East and India, anklets are worn for various reasons, including as fashion accessories, a way to showcase wealth and to announce courtship and so forth.
August 03, 2020 by SWCreations Jewelry
Crafty Ways to Store your Handmade Jewelry

Crafty Ways to Store your Handmade Jewelry

Storing jewelry can often be difficult. Necklaces can get tangled and earrings often lose their match. And there is also the problem of space. Sometimes you just don’t have a big enough jewelry box or enough drawer space. Below are some creative and crafty ways you can store and display your handmade jewelry!
Improve your Health with these Three Gemstones

Improve your Health with these Three Gemstones

Surrounding yourself with items that are reputed to lend themselves to improving your health is always a good practice, especially during a pandemic. Fortunately, there are a number of gemstones and minerals that are thought to have beneficial healing properties. Read on to learn which ones can help you the most and what uses they can be applied to, as well as examples of which types of our handmade jewelry items best utilize their healing propertie
July 31, 2020 by SWCreations Jewelry
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
3 Things to Look for when Buying Jewelry Online

3 Things to Look for when Buying Jewelry Online

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.

For instance, some people tend to overdo it, resulting in a cluttered and tacky result. Therefore, you need to wear your jewelry right, wear it well, and pair it with other fashion accessories to create a stunning look.
May 22, 2020 by SWCreations Jewelry
The Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Anklets

The Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Anklets

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.

Here are a few dos and don’ts that can help you improve your anklet game.

April 23, 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
3 Key Pieces of Jewelry to Complete your Summer Look

3 Key Pieces of Jewelry to Complete your Summer Look

Getting stylish new jewelry for your summer wardrobe is not off the table. While non-essential trips to the store aren't recommended due to the pandemic, you can still buy new jewelry online! Here are a few great ideas for jewelry to add to your 2020 summer wardrobe:
April 08, 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
Two Simple Ways To Care For Your Beaded Jewelry

Two Simple Ways To Care For Your Beaded Jewelry

Fashionable jewelry comes with a price- oftentimes, a hefty one. Moreover, your unique beaded jewelry from SWCreations is just that- unique! (contact us to see about getting your own wonderfully unique piece) That means that if your jewelry is not properly cared for, you will eventually see a beloved, irreplaceable piece which you spent hard-earned money on fade into a less dazzling version of its former glory.
Glitter Like No One Else

Glitter Like No One Else

We specialize in custom-made sparkle for that perfect person or just for treating yourself. Enjoy a stunning piece of handcrafted jewelry designed with your unique flair in mind. Personal service centered around giving the customer exactly what they want. Swarovski crystals, beads and gems assembled with care to adorn that perfect outfit. Personalize your crystallized style and be the envy of your friends and family.
December 27, 2019 by SWCreations Jewelry