Friday, February 22, 2019

One of a Kind Necklace

Are you the type of person who enjoys one of a kind necklaces and unique jewelry? Then you will love this statement necklace that features recycled jewelry. This faux pearl necklace has hand linked white glass pearls that support white and gold charms. Handmade jewelry like this beautiful white pearl necklace makes a great gift for her. It is 22 inches long and has a short strand attached to the longer one. The necklace has a hook clasp with a 3 inch extension chain.

Materials I used in the necklace:

- White glass pearls - 10 mm, round
- Gold plated bead wire
- Gold plated clasp and extension chain
- Various vintage and new charms in white and gold
- Vintage gold and rhinestone brooch

The necklace is designed and handmade by me, Sharon, of Blonde Peach Jewelry. It will arrive in an attractive organza bag that is great for storage and gift giving.

Hummingbird Kitchen Magnets, Fridge Magnets, Refrigerator Magnets

Hummingbird Kitchen Magnet Set of 6

If you have a floral kitchen theme, then you need a small flock of hummingbirds flitting about. These are colorful little creations that are sure to delight anyone who sees them. These magnets are perfect for holding paper, recipes, reminders and coupons to your fridge while adding brilliant splashes of color to your kitchen.

  • Hummingbird
  • Set of 6
  • Heavy duty
  • 1-inch 
  • HD-M-Hummingbird6

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Thank you so much for sharing our hummingbird magnets – Harry sends his big boy woofs to all

Beaded Bracelet, Black Pink Metallic

This pretty, feminine pink and black beaded bracelet is approx. 7.5 inches long including handmade toggle clasp and it is .5 inches wide. It is lightweight and it feels nice on the wrist. The handmade beaded bead is about 10mm.

I used 11/0 metallic seed beads, 6/0 seed beads and #2 straight bugle beads for this bracelet. Stitched one bead at a time this bracelet is an embellished right angle weave. I used a beaded bead and a circle of beads for the toggle clasp.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Zia Sun Necklace, Red Coral Turquoise New Mexico Handmade Jewelry Gift

zia sun necklace gift for her

The enchanting SACRED ZIA handmade necklace is filled with a soul satisfying sense of the mysteries of the Desert Southwest. The one of a kind necklace features a glowing, artisan made sterling Zia sun pendant. Red coral tubes and turquoise colored Czech glass beads complement the pendant perfectly. The handmade pendant was created from tarnish resistant sterling silver Zia sun pendant, a symbol that has long been sacred to the Zia Indians and is featured on the New Mexico state flag. The pendant was cast with a raised sun and recessed sun rays in the middle of the round pendant and then lightly oxidized to bring out the fine details of the symbol. The Zia pendant was then polished to a mirror like finish (which made it hard to photograph as it reflected my silhouette, the sky and clouds and other nearby things) on both the front and back. Please be assured, the pendant is shiny sterling silver. The back has the .925 stamp of sterling silver and the initials of the artist. A sterling silver closed ring securely connects the Zia sun pendant to the main body of the necklace.

zia sun red coral and turquoise jewelry gift for women

Red and turquoise are colors associated with Santa Fe and the Desert Southwest, so they were used to continue with the spirit of the Zia sun. Rustic red coral tubes make up the major part of the necklace. The rich red coral is termed “rustic” because the tubes are not exactly the same size, both in length and diameter. The larger tubes can be found in he front, with the smaller to the back. Between the first eight tubes are turquoise colored tri-cut Czech glass beads. Each turquoise bead has three facets in it (tri-cut) to add subtle sparkle. At the back of the necklace, the turquoise beads can be found between each coral grouping of three. Small sterling silver beads separate each piece of coral and each turquoise bead from its neighbor. A beautiful sterling silver toggle clasp with a “ray” design flawlessly finishes the necklace. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the SACRED ZIA handmade necklace is a perfect gift for the woman who adores meaningful jewelry designed in the Southwest.

southwest zia sun necklace with red and turquoise

*** The Zia Indians regard the Sun as a sacred symbol. Their symbol, a red circle with groups of rays pointing in four directions, has been painted on ceremonial vases, drawn on the ground around campfires and used to introduce newborns to the Sun for centuries. Four is a sacred number, reflecting the basic harmony of all things in the universe. The Zia symbol represents the Circle of Life: the four directions, the four seasons, the four times of day and the four stages of life. The Zia also believe that man has four sacred obligations: to develop a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit and a devotion to the well being of the people. The Zia sun symbol is on the New Mexico state flag.

Here is the important information for the SACRED ZIA necklace:
  • Tarnish resistant sterling silver Zia sun pendant: app. 15 mm x 1.5 mm; artisan made by Bev in Albuquerque, NM
  • Red coral tubes: from app. 15 mm x 5 mm to 10 mm x 4 mm
  • Turquoise tri-cut Czech glass beads: app. 4 mm x 3 mm
  • Metal: sterling silver
  • Clasp: sterling silver toggle clasp set
  • Length: app. 19” / 48.3 cm
  • Pendant drop: app. 0.75” / 1.9 cm including the sterling silver jump ring bail

Mr. Moose Dog and I thank you for the shares of the Zia sun necklace - a symbol close to my heart (:


Bead Loom Bracelet, Purple Aqua

You will love how this loom bracelet feels on your wrist. It is 7 inches long and .5 inches wide. It is lightweight and closes with a toggle clasp.

I used Purple Aqua beads or the loom part of the bracelet and then embellished the sides and end with Light Purple seed beads in a lacy pattern and to attach the toggle clasp. If you like purple this bracelet is for you. It would also make a lovely gift for a friend.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Chunky Sodalite Beaded Necklace

This necklace is beaded with large chunky faceted and smaller round sodalite gemstones. The sodalite gemstones have a subtle, semi-gloss shine with a natural earthy look. They are mostly dark blue with white or grayish-white markings. Beaded with top quality 49 strand beading wire and double crimped to support the stones. The addition of wire guardians prevents wire abrasion at the clasp. See the length of the necklace below.

The large chunky faceted sodalite gemstones measure 12 mm x 16 mm. The round stones measure 4 mm and 6 mm. These smaller stones separate the chunky stones and they are also beaded at the upper portion of the necklace. The necklace fastens easily with a generous size antiqued silver hook style clasp. A white cotton filled box is included. So nice for gift giving!
Necklace length: 22" (55.88 cm)

The denim blue color in the sodalite stones is a much-desired color for jewelry. This necklace looks fabulous with so many other clothing colors, and of course, your denim blue jeans!

Gemstones appear larger in photos than actual size. See all photos including close up photos with measurement ruler, a quarter, and in the model's hand.

Shipped USPS First class USA. Insurance coverage is included.

Please read my policies for more information.


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Purple Bead Bracelet and Earrings Set

Eggplant (a deep, rich purple) twin beads and lavender lined seed beads make these beautiful bracelet and earrings set. This bracelet is 6.5 inches long, and 1 inch wide. The earrings are approx. 1.5 inches long from top of ear wire and 1 inch wide. A magnetic clasp secures the bracelet to your wrist.

Need a gift? This bracelet and earrings set will be a wonderful gift for a birthday, Mother’s Day, or Christmas. This set will go perfect with jeans and a t-shirt or with slacks and a blouse. They are ready to be shipped.

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Orange Statement Earrings

Designed to flatter, these orange statement earrings for women are very light weight. These silver earrings feature re-cycled tin charms. They are perfect as a gift for her. The Boho earrings are made with orange Czech glass beads that complement the charms. Handmade jewelry like these lovely eco friendly earrings is always a good choice as a gift for women. See the last photo for a size comparison of the long dangle earrings.

Materials I used in the earrings:

- Tin charms - 14 x 30 mm, re-cycled vintage food tin, hand cut and filed, Renaissance wax applied
- Czech glass beads - orange glass
- Sterling silver ear wires
- Antique brass head pins and jump rings

These earrings are designed and handmade by me, Sharon, of Blonde Peach Jewelry. They will arrive in an attractive organza bag that is great for storage and gift giving.

Giraffe Kitchen Magnets, Fridge Magnets, Refrigerator Magnets

Giraffe Kitchen Magnet Set of 4

Maybe you don't have giraffes running through your kitchen at any one time, but you just love the goofy look on their faces. These magnets are perfect for holding paper, recipes, reminders and coupons to your fridge while delighting you with their whimsical expressions.

  • Giraffe 
  • Set of 4
  • Heavy duty
  • 1-inch 
  • HD-M-Giraffe4

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Blue Nebula Handmade Dichoic Fused Glass Cabochon Jewelry Pendant, Blue, Green with Silver Plated Setting

The amazing nebula of colors all floating in this dichroic glass cabochon pendant include shades of green, deep blue, black, teal, violet and gold.  There is layer upon beautiful layer of color and texture that will capture the eye and the imagination.  The sparkle and color shifts in this dichroic cabochon are mesmerizing and reminiscent of nebulae and celestial beauty.  This is a fully fused and capped dichroic glass cabochon pendant and is one-of-a-kind.
The setting is a silver plated bail made in Mexico. Because the plating can be scratched, the pendant should be stored in it's own box and not be jumbled with other pieces of sharp jewelry. It measures 1.75 inches wide by 2 inches high, including the wide bail. The setting beautifully frames the brilliant colors in the pendant and will require a thick necklace to support the pendant. Necklace options are available in the necklace section of this shop. Some examples are shown in the photos above.
Wear this pendant against bare skin or with a sweater. It will embellish and grace any neckline.  This jewelry will make an excellent gift for any woman for Valentine's Day, birthday, anniversary or "just because"!

Thank you for sharing this!  I moved this pendant from Etsy to Indiemade.

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Yoga Stretch Bracelet with Tassel
- Lotus Charm, Carved Beads from India -

This tasseled yoga bracelet with lotus charm is a lovely spiritual piece and perfect for anyone who appreciates meaningful jewelry, whether a practitioner of yoga and meditation or simply a person drawn to spiritual beliefs and religious symbols.

The highlights of this mala-inspired stretch bracelet include the following:

• A TierraCast lotus charm (made in USA)
• Honey jasper barrel beads
• Green amazonite rounds
Carved ornate bone beads (made in India)
• Sterling silver spacers (made in USA)
Pewter protective "evil eye" bead
Handmade (by me) very pale gold tassel

Also included are silver jump rings, high-quality elastic cord (made in USA), and TierraCast daisy spacers (made in USA). The length of the bracelet is 7 inches.

This gemstone yoga bracelet was handmade by me with care, thought, and best wishes for its destined wearer. It comes in a nice organza bag, wrapped and ready for gifting to someone special—perhaps yourself! 

About the Lotus as a Symbol
As beautiful in meaning as it is in form, the lotus is one of our most positive symbols. It holds significance for anyone undergoing life changes, working toward inner peace, or dealing with life's many struggles.
There are many types of natural lotus, but the symbolic variety is typically the white or pink lotus that carries spiritual importance in India and Asiatic countries. In Hinduism, this aquatic flower often serves as a seat or platform for divinities such as Vishnu and Ganesh; in Buddhism, it provides a seat for bodhisattvas. Lotuses adorn headdresses and crowns in the iconography of these religions. In Tibetan scroll paintings (thangkas), they often float through skies or on rivers. Divinities and bodhisattvas often hold them as if they were precious jewels, and indeed, in meaning, the lotus is the most precious jewel of all.

The key to this meaning is the purity and beauty of the blossom despite its origins from a seed embedded in the mud of the water's bed below. Despite the world of illusion and egocentric desires (symbolized by the mud), awareness, growth, and transformation are possible (symbolized by the blossom). The lotus thus represents spiritual flowering and attainment—a great awakening from the dark, shadowy regions of ignorance and misunderstanding into the illumination of truth, beauty, and wisdom.

About Jasper
Generally, jasper is regarded as a warmly earthy, nurturing stone. Traditionally it is believed to be a talisman. Stability, tranquility, and healing are all commonly associated with jasper. It is composed mainly of chalcedony and quartz.

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Small Hematite Earrings, Hematite Hoop Star Earrings, Celestial Star Earrings, Stainless Steel Post Earrings, Short Length Earrings, Unique

These hematite gemstone earrings have small thick hoops with little stars that I inserted in the middle using a head pin. There are also oval hematite stones above the hoops. The earring wires are stainless steel posts. Stainless steel is a good option for those allergic to nickel and other metals.

Cute earrings that you will wear over and over again. The stars make them nice to wear on the 4th of July, too! Includes a red draw-string organza pouch for storage or to use to give the earrings as a gift.

See all 10 photos showing details including size comparisons to a dime, a ruler and in model's hand.

Earrings dangle 1” (2.5 cm)
Hematite hoops: 12 mm x 4 mm (thick)
Hematite ovals: 3 mm x 5 mm

Earrings are not returnable for hygienic reasons. Please read my policies.

Shipped USPS first class
The shipping fee is included in the price (USA)

Here is another hematite set I made (necklace and earrings): 


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