Friday, August 23, 2019

Dharma Wheel Mandala Necklace, Dharmachakra Handmade Gemstone Jewelry


mandala dharmachakra dharma wheel pendant necklace

The "Dharmachakra" handmade necklace features a copper dharma wheel, purple fluorite, aqua terra jasper and copper findings - meaningful gift for women.


Featuring one of the oldest and most important symbols in Buddhism, the DHARMACHAKRA handmade pendant necklace is a perfect jewelry gift for the woman who loves to wear meaningful jewelry. A mandala dharma wheel (also called a dharmachakra) pendant in copper is paired with purple fluorite gemstones, purple aqua terra jasper and copper discs to create this beautifully unique necklace. The pendant is two sided, the same design on both sides, with the dharma wheel raised against the background for lovely texture. The design features a dharma wheel with ten spokes representing the ten directions (everywhere).  Since violet is the color of the crown chakra, purple fluorite rounds and purple aqua terra jasper rondelles were used to perfectly complement the dharma wheel pendant. As you can see in the photo, the purple fluorite ranges in color from a dark purple to pale lavender to almost clear, a natural characteristic of the gemstone. Some of the rounds are two-toned, both purple and clear. Separating the fluorite into groups are aqua terra jasper (also called sea sediment jasper) gemstone rondelles, five on each side. Typically, aqua terra jasper is pale aqua / sandy beige color with unique patterns, but, since it takes a dye fairly easily, it can be found in other colors, such as this gorgeous purple. As you can see, the unique patterning of the jasper is still seen.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the meaningful DHARMACHAKRA necklace will be a welcome gift to a woman who practices yoga, meditates or is a Buddhist.


copper dharma wheel necklace with rainbow fluorite and jasper

The "Dharmachakra" necklace is a meaningful gift idea for the woman who practices yoga, meditates or is Buddhist.



Here is the important information for the DHARMACHAKRA handmade necklace:

  • Two-sided copper dharma wheel pendant: app 28 mm (including the bail) x 24 mm x 3 mm
  • Purple fluorite rounds: app. 5 mm
  • Aqua terra jasper rondelles: app. 8 mm x 6 mm
  • Metal: copper
  • Clasp: copper toggle clasp set
  • Length: app 18.5” / 47.0 cm
  • Pendant drop: app. 1.25” / 3.2 cm including the copper jump ring


copper dharma wheel mandala and gemstone necklace

The beautiful "Dharmachakra" handmade necklace shown on a jewelry bust.





Mr. Spotted Moose Dog and I thank you for the shares of this necklace!


SHADOW DOG DESIGNS

Light Grass Green Handmade Large Hole Lampwork Bead Wrapped in Fine Silver






Transparent light grass green handmade large hole lampwork glass bead wrapped in fine silver with a shiny glass bead finish.   This European style handmade glass bracelet bead will fit popular European charm bracelets, snake necklaces and leather cord bracelets and necklaces. 





  • One (1) handmade large hole lampwork bead
  • Transparent light grass green
  • .999 Fine silver
  • Shiny bead finish


  • Size: app 14-15mm
  • Bead hole size: app 5mm
  • Fits Euro style bracelets 


  • Lampwork glass beads by glass artisan Charlotte Hayes of Covergirlbeads
  • Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
  • Made in the USA
  • Made in Texas
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This listing is for one handmade large hole glass bead.  Other items in the photo or other photos shown are for visual examples only and are not included in the listing.



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Shiny transparent light grass green handmade lampwork beads







Thursday, August 22, 2019

Christmas Snowman Thimble, Collectible Handmade Holiday

Holiday Christmas Snowman Thimble

If you or a friend of yours collect thimbles, these collectible thimbles make the greatest gifts. This snowman has his hands full of cookies and other Christmas goodies.

Buy this thimble for yourself or for a friend today.

  • Style: Thimble
  • Color: Red
  • Size: 1-inch tall
  • Materials: China
  • Stock: CT-56
  • Blue Morning Expressions

        This handmade thimble is the cutest holiday decor. The thimble features an adorable snowman!  It makes a perfect addition to anyone's thimble collection. Perfect gift for a seamstress or a teacher's gift. Of course, mom would love this pretty thimble.

        The Christmas thimble is on a base of china, which means that it is strong and durable, and it will look wonderful in your thimble collection.
        If you love this thimble, you are going to like these too.

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        Wednesday, August 21, 2019

        Send Your Name to Mars 2020






        Wanted to share this with everyone, in case you're interested.  NASA's Mars Rover is heading to the Red Planet next year.  Submit your name by Sept. 30, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET, and fly along with us!  Seamus and I already have our boarding passes printed (:

        Here's the link to add your name:   https://mars.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/mars2020


        Bon voyage!

        Shiny Light Aqua Blue Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads





        Transparent light aqua blue handmade lampwork glass beads with a shiny bead finish


        • One (1) handmade lampwork bead
        • Transparent light aqua (aquamarine blue)
        • Shiny bead finish

        • Measures: 10-11mm
        • Bead hole size: 2mm
        • Mandrel 1/16 mm

        • Lampwork glass beads by glass artisan Charlotte Hayes of Covergirlbeads
        • Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
        • Made in the USA
        • Made in Texas
        • 034g


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        Tuesday, August 20, 2019

        Butterfly Necklace, Dichroic Glass Red Coral Onyx Handmade Jewelry


        butterfly necklace gift for women

        The unique Flying Free handmade butterfly pendant necklace features an artisan dichroic glass butterfly pendant in gold, black and red, red coral frangia and faceted black onyx - jewelry gift for women.


        If you love the ethereal beauty of butterflies, you will definitely love the stylish FLYING FREE butterfly pendant necklace. The focal of this handmade necklace is an artisan created dichroic glass pendant with a glowing golden yellow butterfly against a background of black and red. Rich red coral frangia, faceted black onyx and sterling silver complement the butterfly pendant perfectly. A one of a kind necklace carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the FLYING FREE necklace was created for the discerning woman who adores wearing unique jewelry that no one else will have.



        dichroic butterfly jewelry for women

        The glowing dichroic butterfly pendant is artisan handmade, the golden butterfly slightly raised against the black background.



        Here is the important information for the FLYING FREE butterfly pendant necklace:
        • Dichroic glass butterfly pendant: app. 64 mm (including sterling bail) x 57 mm x 5 mm; artisan made
        • Red coral frangia: app. 13 mm, some a bit longer, some a bit shorter
        • Faceted black onyx: app. 6 mm
        • Metal: sterling silver
        • Clasp: sterling silver hook clasp set
        • Pendant drop: app. 2.5” / 6.4 cm
        • Length: app. 19” / 48.3 cm


        dichroic butterfly necklace with red coral and black onyx

        The "Flying Free" butterfly pendant necklace shown on a jewelry bust - unique jewelry for women.






        Mr. Speckled Moose and I thank you for the shares of this oldies but goodies necklace!



        SHADOW DOG DESIGNS

        Christmas Santa Thimble, Collectible Handmade Holiday

        Holiday Christmas Santa Thimble

        If you or a friend of yours collect thimbles, these collectible thimbles make the greatest gifts. Believe in Santa!

        Buy this thimble for yourself or for a friend today.

        • Style: Thimble
        • Color: Red
        • Size: 1-inch tall
        • Materials: China
        • Stock: CT-55
        • Blue Morning Expressions

              This handmade thimble is the cutest holiday decor. The thimble features Santa with a message for kids of all ages: Believe!  It makes a perfect addition to anyone's thimble collection. Perfect gift for a seamstress or a teacher's gift. Of course, mom would love this pretty thimble.

              The Christmas thimble is on a base of china, which means that it is strong and durable, and it will look wonderful in your thimble collection.
              If you love this thimble, you are going to like these too.

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              Monday, August 19, 2019

              White and Peacock Handmade Lampwork Glass Focal Bead with Black Webs


              White and Peacock Handmade Lampwork Glass Focal Bead with Black Webs
               

              Intriguing oblong white handmade lampwork glass focal bead with peacock and black webs with a shiny glass bead finish 


              • One (1) handmade lampwork focal bead
              • White and peacock with black webbing
              • Shiny bead finish

              • Measures: app 35mm x 13mm
              • Bead hole size: 2.5mm
              • Mandrel 3/32 mm

              • Lampwork glass beads by glass artisan Charlotte Hayes of Covergirlbeads
              • Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
              • Made in the USA
              • Made in Texas
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              Bubble Gum Pink Handmade Large Hole Lampwork Beads, European Style Glass Bracelet Charm

              https://covergirlbeads.com/collections/large-hole-lampwork-beads-european-style-bracelet-beads-slider-beads/products/handmade-large-hole-lampwork-beads-glass-bracelet-charm-bubble-gum-pink


              Bubble gum pink handmade large hole lampwork glass bead with a shiny glass bead finish.  This handmade lampwork glass bead will fit popular European charm bracelets, snake necklaces and leather cord bracelets and necklaces. 


              • One (1) handmade large hole lampwork bead
              • Opaque bubble gum pink
              • Shiny bead finish

              • Size: app 14-15mm
              • Bead hole size: app 5mm
              • Fits Euro style bracelets 

              • Lampwork glass beads by glass artisan Charlotte Hayes of Covergirlbeads
              • Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
              • Made in the USA
              • Made in Texas
              • lhb1904g


              This listing is for one handmade large hole glass bead.  Other items in the photo or other photos shown are for visual examples only and are not included in the listing.


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              Sunday, August 18, 2019

              Sugar Skull Earrings, Red Turquoise Halloween Day of the Dead Jewelry


              day of the dead sugar skull earrings gift for women

              The handmade Spine Tingling Day of the Dead earrings feature red and turquoise Czech glass sugar skull beads and frosted red glass rings - perfect Halloween jewelry!


              Full of spine tingling, funky fun, these Day of the Dead sugar skull earrings are well named! The SPINE TINGLING handmade earrings feature blazing red Czech glass skull beads. The skulls are highlighted with a turquoise Picasso finish which settled into the recesses of the design, bringing out the awesome detail of the flower eyes, the nose and mouth. Since the skull beads are two sided, the earrings look wonderful from any angle when worn to Halloween festivities or any day of the year.  To add glorious glow when backlit and much swingy movement when worn, frosted red glass rings with a sea glass look were added to the earring design. Due to the vintage look of the sugar skull beads, they were wire wrapped to the red rings with copper wire in a rustic style. The wire was formed into double loops at the top and connected to sterling silver French hook earwires with copper bead accents. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the SPINE TINGLING sugar skull earrings were created for the woman who loves unique Dia de los Muertos jewelry.


              sugar skull halloween earrings

              The red and turquoise sugar skull beads were rustically wire wrapped with copper wire to frosted red glass rings for a lovely glow when worn.


              Here's the important information for the SPINE TINGLING sugar skull earrings:

              • Red and turquoise sugar skull beads: app. 20 mm x 17 mm x 5 mm
              • Red frosted glass rings: app. 14 mm x 4 mm
              • Metal: copper and sterling silver
              • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
              • Length: app. 2.25” / 5.7 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires


              artisan handmade sugar skull earrings for day of the dead and halloween parties
              The Spine Tingling handmade sugar skull earrings shown with a dime for size comparison.  





              Handsome Seamus and I thank you for sharing these spine tingling skull earrings!


              Shadow Dog Designs

              Christmas Santa Thimble, Collectible Handmade Holiday

              Holiday Christmas Santa Thimble

              If you or a friend of yours collect thimbles, these collectible thimbles make the greatest gifts. Noel from Santa!

              Buy this thimble for yourself or for a friend today.

              • Style: Thimble
              • Color: Red
              • Size: 1-inch tall
              • Materials: China
              • Stock: CT-54
              • Blue Morning Expressions

                    This handmade thimble is the cutest holiday decor. The thimble features Santa with a message for kids of all ages:  NOEL!  It makes a perfect addition to anyone's thimble collection. Perfect gift for a seamstress or a teacher's gift. Of course, mom would love this pretty thimble.

                    The Christmas thimble is on a base of china, which means that it is strong and durable, and it will look wonderful in your thimble collection.
                    If you love this thimble, you are going to like these too.

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                    Saturday, August 17, 2019

                    Tree of Life Handmade Necklace & Earrings Set
                    - Yggdrasil Symbol with Labradorite, Sterling Silver, More -

                    https://www.etsy.com/prettygonzo/listing/522103773/tree-of-life-necklace-jasper-gemstone?ref=shop_home_active_2&frs=1

                    This unique necklace and earrings jewelry set features a tree of life artisan pendant, labradorite gemstones, honey-colored jasper, rainforest jasper, freshwater pearls, and sterling silver components. The pendant is a large polymer clay disk with a silver background (1.25 inches around). Its front side shows the image of a stately tree whose green branches and golden brown roots richly fill out the surface. This image can be interpreted as the tree of life or, more specifically, as Yggdrasil, which is the name of life's sacred tree in Old Norse mythology. In either case, the pendant is a lovely and meaningful focal.

                    The labradorite beads reflect the pendant's silvery background. This is one of my favorite gemstones, with associations to the aurora borealis. These are semi-transparent round beads with various degrees of "flash"—iridescent shine—depending on the angle of light upon them. They were handcut and so have slight rustic variations that give them more character. All the beads have small dark speckling and present as a grey-colored stone. I particularly wanted to use this gemstone because it has an ancient, mythological quality which matches the tree of life symbol.

                    The honey-colored jasper beads serve as eye-catching accents of the warmer shades in the tree of life's trunk and roots. The color shade varies in these beads, making them especially interesting. The rainforest jasper, with its various shades of green and touches of orange-brown, adds a richness to the whole necklace while also complementing the tree of life's foliage. Bringing light-catching shine to back of the necklace are the freshwater pearls, whose hue is a warm off-white tan.
                    The matching earrings are classic drops, with a two-bead design of rainforest jasper and freshwater pearl. Sterling rounds beads and earring hooks complete the pair, whose length is 1.125 inches.
                     
                    This necklace and earrings set also includes high-quality 49-strand beading wire and sterling silver components such as round and rondelle beads, petalled bead caps, jump rings, earring hooks and wire, Bali-style clasp, heavy crimps, crimp covers, and wire guards. In short, all the metal in this set is sterling silver, with all the silver components but the clasp made in the USA or Italy. The clasp was made in Bali, Indonesia. The bail (ring) used for the pendant was handmade by me and carefully hammered for strength and durability. The necklace length is approximately 22.5 inches, including the clasp.

                    This stylish and meaningful tree of life necklace and earrings set was handmade by me with care, thought, and very best wishes for its destined wearer. It comes boxed and wrapped up nicely for gifting to a special nature-lover or anyone who finds meaning in the tree of life symbol—perhaps yourself!

                    ABOUT LABRADORITE
                    A type of feldspar, labradorite first became known to Europeans in the 18th century via Moravian missionaries who were working among the Inuit in Labrador, Canada. The missionaries named it after the region. Today the stone is found in various places around the world, but the connection to Labrador remains.

                    There are various native legends about this gemstone. In some, the stone originated in the aurora borealis; in others, the aurora borealis was imprisoned in the stones off the Labrador coast and a mighty ancestor set free most (but not all) of the aurora's light. A variation of the latter has the stars, rather than the aurora, trapped in the stones. Supposedly meteorites often have some labradorite in them.

                    Labradorite is considered a stone of strength and perserverance in times of adversity, conflict, and upheaval. Traditionally, it's a good luck stone and a gemstone of inspiration, and reputedly strengthens intuition and the ability to perceive the proper timing of things. In addition, it is believed to protect one's aura.

                    ABOUT JASPER 
                    Traditionally, jasper is seen as an earthy, nurturing stone with talismanic properties. Stability, tranquility, and healing are all commonly associated with jasper. It is composed mainly of chalcedony and quartz.

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