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Buying Jewelry Online? Here’s How to Pick the Right Bracelet and Ring Size

Buying Jewelry Online? Here’s How to Pick the Right Bracelet and Ring Size

Can you relate to the struggle of browsing through an online jewelry shop, putting every piece you like in your cart, and then never actually buying them? Even though the online jewelry market is growing massively, customers still have concerns about buying jewelry online. A lot of these concerns have to do with jewelry sizes.

You’ll never know if the beaded bracelets or rings you’re ordering online will fit — unless you follow this guide. Here’s how you can measure your sizes properly and pick the perfect ones when buying handmade jewelry online.

November 03, 2021 by Jonah Truong
lampwork beads by SWCreations

5 Kinds of Beads You Need In Your Jewelry Collection

Remember when you used to make those plastic bead friendship bracelets in middle school? Those beaded bracelets, alongside beaded necklaces and rings, are back in fashion in 2021!

Beads have been used in jewelry-making since as early as the 15th century. You’ll find varieties of beads in different regions all across the globe. Be it bracelets, necklaces, rings or even anklets — beaded jewelry is not going out of fashion anytime soon!

If you’re not particularly fond of the tiny plastic beads of the 90s, then here are some other bead varieties for you to explore.

October 30, 2021 by SWCreations Jewelry
amethyst gemstone earrings

Feeling Spiritual? Here are 5 Ways to Adorn Gemstones and Crystals Daily

Do you consider yourself spiritual? If your answer is “yes”, then there is no better way to harness your spirituality than through the healing power of gemstones and crystals.

About four in every ten Americans believe in the metaphysical properties of gemstones and crystals — which leads them to incorporating these natural wonders into their daily lives. Gemstones aren’t just beautiful to look at, but also a source of comfort, healing and calmness for many.

October 18, 2021 by SWCreations Jewelry
The Importance of Beaded Bracelets (And Why You Should Buy Some)

The Importance of Beaded Bracelets (And Why You Should Buy Some)

If there is one item of accessory that has transcended time, it’s bracelets.

Time and time again, jewelry trends have defined entire eras in popular culture. The 70’s are characterized by pristine beaded pearl necklaces, while the 90’s are characterized by colorful beaded bracelets — a trend that has even re-emerged in 2021! Beaded jewelry has always been viewed as a fashion staple, but there’s so much more to it than that. Its simplest and most wearable form, beaded bracelets, is worth talking about in particular. They’ve been worn in many cultures throughout history and hold a special significance for many. Here’s why!

October 12, 2021 by SWCreations Jewelry
blue crystal earrings

Wedding Traditions—4 “Something Blue” Ideas for Weddings

Congratulations! The big day is finally approaching and you couldn’t be more excited. But wait, you still don’t have the ‘Something Blue’ wedding jewelry picked out? We’ve got your back.

The old English wedding tradition of “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe” has been highly valued by brides since the Victorian era.

October 05, 2021 by SWCreations Jewelry
Self-Love and Jewelry

Self-Love and Jewelry

More women than ever have been buying themselves jewelry. Treating yourself to jewelry shows self-love and independence. Here are some reasons you should buy yourself jewelry!

You deserve to be celebrated. Whether you are killing it at your job, working hard in the gym, or hit a milestone in your life that you are so proud of, it is time to start enjoying the benefits of your hard work.

September 10, 2021 by Kevin Hermansen
Color Psychology: Purple

Color Psychology: Purple

If we rewind back, the color purple used to be a way to differentiate wealthy people from the commoners. The main reason for this was because making clothing that was purple used to take a long time to make because the extraction process was long winded and difficult. This made it only affordable to those with a large amount of money. But since then, the symbolism of purple has significantly changed. So what does wearing the color purple mean and what does it do to your mental state?
July 11, 2021 by Kevin Hermansen
This Year's Jewelry Trends

This Year's Jewelry Trends

We all like to be on trend, but sometimes it is hard to find what is “In-Style” anymore. Jewelry is something that can elevate any outfit. So I have taken the liberty to do some research and consolidated the jewelry tends of the runway for this year.

Silver Lining

Trendsetters have traditionally gone for yellow gold as the metal of choice, but for this year, they have chosen to go on a silver streak. Thank goodness because silver goes with everything! 

 

April 21, 2021 by Kevin Hermansen
iconic jewelry quotes

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
pink floral lampwork bead

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.
red earrings

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
unique necklaces

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