Wednesday, June 19, 2019

LGBTQ Equality Rainbow Bracelet
- Gemstones with Protective "Evil Eye" & Mala Beads -

https://www.etsy.com/prettygonzo/listing/713925823/gay-pride-equality-bracelet-rainbow?ref=shop_home_active_10&frs=1

Show your support for the LGBQT community with this lovely gay-pride rainbow stretch bracelet in a unisex style. This meaningful handmade piece emphasizes the message of equality using a shiny TierraCast silver-plated charm (made in USA) positioned prominently on the bracelet strand. Gemstones have been used to express the colors of the pride rainbow.

To give the bracelet an earthy, boho quality, I used round pearwood mala beads. Included with them are pewter daisy spacers, shiny TierraCast rhodium-plated heishi beads (made in USA), and pewter "evil eye" protective beads. At the rear of the bracelet is an additional evil eye bead, this one in resin with brown outlining (made in Nepal). The bracelet length is 7.5 inches and uses high-quality thick black cord that was made in the USA.

Meaningful and eye-catching, this gay pride rainbow stretch bracelet with an equality charm was designed and handmade beaded by me with care, thought, and best wishes for its destined wearer. It comes wrapped in a nice organza bag, all ready for gifting! Please note: this special bracelet comes with complimentary shipping.

ABOUT THE GEMSTONES
• Magnesite - This is a porous white mineral, which makes it a good choice for color enhancing. Traditionally, it is regarded as a power stone that has a calming effect on its wearer and that can foster the imagination, creative visualization, and self-esteem.

• Carnelian - A rich and regal-looking gemstone, carnelian has been used for jewelry since ancient times. It is associated with healing, courage building, fear dispelling, and protection against negative forces (as a talisman).

• Agate - Also valued since ancient times, agate is considered a protective stone that relieves stress and fosters a courageous spirit. Reputedly, it helps to increase self-esteem, decrease inner anger, promote harmony, and nurture calm and forgiveness. Agate is also  regarded as a lucky stone and boost to creativity!

• Jade - For centuries in the Far East, people have ascribed healing properties to jade. Among its associations are nobility, power, and royalty. Jade is believed to facilitate wisdom and peace. Genuine jade is very expensive. Today, there are affordable jades used for colorizing or heat treatment, such as you see in this bracelet.

• Lapis Lazuli - This has been used for jewelry since ancient times and was valued as a royal gemstone in ancient Egypt. There it was also used for decorative carvings and powdery cosmetics. It is traditionally regarded as a stone of universal truth, courage, and harmonious relationships. Some people believe it helps to increase creativity, mental clarity, and good judgment.

• Amethyst - This is traditionally considered a protective, talismanic stone. The name amethyst comes from the Greek word "amethusos," which means "not drunk." The gemstone is associated with the crown chakra, and is the birthstone for February. Amethysts are actually crystals and often have inclusions, clouding, and other interesting elements to them, as well as shadings of their distinctive purple color.

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Mixed Metal Polymer Clay Earrings, Lightweight Boho Handmade Jewelry


rustic copper and gold hand painted polymer clay earrings

The "Rustica" earrings feature artisan handmade polymer clay dangles with a rustic vibe, vintage pipestone beads and Swarovski crystals - lightweight jewelry for women.


Big and bold with a breathtaking mixed metal metallic sheen, the unique RUSTICA handmade earrings will definitely add a large dose of boho dazzle to your earlobes! The rustic, one of a kind earrings feature lightweight artisan dangles. They were individually created from black polymer clay, hand etched and then hand painted with shimmering gold and copper metallic acrylic pigments that highlight the etching. For a fun look, the dangles are similar in design but are also uniquely different, as you can see in the photos.  Wire wrapped above each polymer clay dangle are two vintage pipestone bauxite heishe beads from Ghana. The rustic, hand cut pipestone beads have such a wonderful earthy color, mostly brick red but with some creamy beige. Perched on top of the vintage beads is a single jet black swarovski crystals separated by a copper disc spacer. A perfect jewelry gift idea for the woman who appreciates wearable art and loves a boho look, the unique, lightweight RUSTICA artisan earrings were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.


copper and gold polymer clay rustic jewelry

The rustic dangles were created from black polymer clay, hand etched and then painted with shimmering gold and copper pigments.



Here is the important information for the RUSTICA earrings:
  • Gold and copper polymer clay dangles: app. 42 mm x 20 mm (at widest); handmade by Pati Bannister
  • Vintage pipestone bauxite heishe beads: app. 7 mm x 5 mm
  • Swarovski crystals: faceted 4 mm jet black bicones
  • Metal: copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
  • Length: app. 3” / 7.6 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires

rustic polymer clay handmade dangle jewelry gift for her

The "Rustica" handmade earrings shown with a dime for size comparison.





The Desert Dog and I thank you for the shares of these earrings!


SHADOW DOG DESIGNS

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Transparent Blue Large Hole Handmade Lampwork Flower Bead






Large Hole Lampwork Beads, Handmade Lampwork Beads, Flower, Blue, White, Shiny

Art glass charm bead. Transparent royal blue large hole handmade lampwork glass slider bracelet charm bead with white flowers and trapped air bubbles

My large hole lampwork charm beads fit trendy European (Euro) bracelets including Pandora, Trollbeads, Biagi, Chamilia, Capri, Caspia, add a bead jewelry, snake bracelets and omega necklaces. Each bead has been slipped onto my personal Pandora bracelet for fitting. My lampwork glass charm beads have about a 4.6 to 5mm hole so they will fit most chains, nylon, silk, ribbon, rubber and leather cords. 

Price is for (1) one handmade lampwork glass bead only. Bracelets, sterling silver charms and other glass charm beads not included. Other photos are for visual examples only.

Qty: 1 bead
Average size app 14-15mm
Hole Size app 5mm
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All lampwork glass beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land. 

Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
Handmade beads made in the USA
Handmade beads made in Texas





Monday, June 17, 2019

Lotus Blossom Yoga Necklace, Bronze Chalcedony Garnet Handmade Jewelry


yoga lotus blossom green chalcedony and red garnet handmade necklace

The "Enlightenment" necklace features an artisan lotus blossom bronze pendant, green chalcedony, red garnet, Swarovski crystals and copper - yoga jewelry for women.


Exquisite jewelry for the yoga enthusiast - or for anyone who enjoys wearing beautiful jewelry - the ENLIGHTENMENT necklace is filled with great spiritual symbolism.  Created with a lotus blossom pendant, green chalcedony, red garnet and Swarovski crystals, the necklace will definitely make an inspirational statement each and every time it's worn.  The one of a kind necklace features an amazing artisan handmade solid bronze lotus blossom pendant, the lotus flower symbolising enlightenment, purity and rebirth in many cultures and religions. Just look at the amazing detail of the oval pendant - each petal of the lotus is slightly raised against the background adding wonderful texture to the design!   And as a special perk, a glittering cubic zirconia was added to the lotus design to represent the soul star chakra. Translucent green chalcedony oval nuggets, a gemstone that is believed to help strengthen the soul, were used to perfectly complement the lotus blossom pendant.  Three sparkling aurora borealis finish clear Swarovski crystals are found on each side of the necklace, again to represent the soul star chakra.  Since red garnet is said to bring peaceful energy, a single rich garnet round separates the green chalcedony along with glowing copper bicones. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the ENLIGHTENMENT lotus pendant necklace will make a meaningful gift for the woman who practices yoga, who meditates or just enjoys wearing meaningful, elegant artisan created jewelry.


lotus pendant and gemstone necklace gift for women

The lotus blossom pendant was artisan handmade from pure bronze with a cubic zirconia.


Here's the important information for the ENLIGHTENMENT necklace:
  • Bronze lotus blossom pendant:  app. 58 mm x 32 mm x 2 mm; artisan handmade by Leslie of PMC Jazzed
  • Green chalcedony nuggets:  on average, app. 16 mm x 12 mm; some a bit larger, some a bit smaller
  • Red garnet rounds:  app. 4 mm
  • Swarovski crystals:  faceted 4 mm clear aurora borealis bicones
  • Metal:  bronze and copper
  • Clasp:  copper spiral rope design toggle clasp
  • Length:  app. 17.5” / 44.5 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 1.25” / 3.2 cm

yoga lotus blossom green chalcedony and red garnet handmade jewelry

The beautiful "Enlightenment" necklace shown hanging on a jewelry bust.





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



SHADOW DOG DESIGNS

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Ivory Large Hole Handmade Lampwork Bead With Raised Black Dots


https://covergirlbeads.com/collections/large-hole-lampwork-beads-european-style-bracelet-beads-slider-beads/products/large-hole-lampwork-beads-handmade-lampwork-beads-ivory-raised-black-dots

Ivory glass bracelet charm bead - large hole handmade lampwork slider bead with raised black dots

My large hole lampwork charm beads fit trendy European (Euro) bracelets including Pandora, Trollbeads, Biagi, Chamilia, Capri, Caspia, add a bead jewelry, snake bracelets and omega necklaces. Each bead has been slipped onto my personal Pandora bracelet for fitting. My lampwork glass charm beads have about a 4.6 to 5mm hole so they will fit most chains, nylon, silk, ribbon, rubber and leather cords.

Qty: 1 bead
Average size app 14-15mm
Hole Size app 5mm
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Covergirlbeads

All lampwork glass beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land.

Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
Handmade beads made in the USA
Handmade beads made in Texas





Purple Amethyst Abalone Earrings



Look your best wearing these gorgeous purple Amethyst and Abalone earrings! The 2 inch earrings have genuine gemstones and crystal rondell beads that add a little bling to lovely iridescent shells. Wear them casually or with a dressy outfit and they will look great with either one. They are very lightweight and are connected to sterling silver ear wires.



Materials I used in the earrings:

- Shells - 19 x 22 mm, iridescent colors of silver, purple, green, brown, gray and blue
- Gemstones - 6 mm, round, dark purple Amethyst, smooth finish
- Sterling silver ear wires
- Swarovski crystal rondell beads




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.


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Dog Lover Paw Print Earrings, Gold Pewter Handmade Jewelry Gift Women


dog rescue earrings for her

The "Best Friends" dog rescue earrings feature gold over pewter dog paw print charms and two colors and sizes of Czech glass melon beads - unique jewelry for a dog lover.


The BEST FRIEND handmade paw print earrings are a meaningful jewelry gift for the woman who loves her dog / dogs, especially if they are rescues. These dog rescue earrings feature gleaming gold over pewter coin-shaped charms with a recessed paw print in the middle. To highlight the lovely details of the paw prints, the prints were oxidized so they stand out against the shiny gold finish. To perfectly complement the dog paw print charms, two colors and sizes of Czech glass melon beads were used. Just above each charm is a ridged, transparent melon bead in a milky opal cream color with a silver metallic Picasso finish.  The smaller melon beads is turquoise sky blue melon bead also with a light silver metallic Picasso finish. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the BEST FRIEND earrings were created for the dog lover and will be worn time and time again.

*** Please note: when sold, one half (1/2) of the purchase price of the BEST FRIEND earrings will be donated to an animal rescue group to care for the four footed souls waiting for their furever home.



dog lover dangle earrings gift for women

Meaningful handmade earrings for the woman who loves dogs.



Here is the important information for the BEST FRIEND dog paw print earrings: 
  • Paw print charms: app. 12 mm, without the bail; gold over pewter
  • Large milky opal cream Czech glass melon bead: app. 6 mm; silvery Picasso finish
  • Small turquoise sky blue Czech glass bead: app. 4 mm; silvery Picasso finish
  • Metal: gold over pewter; copper; sterling silver
  • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
  • Length: just a bit less than 2” / 5.1 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires

dog rescue jewelry for her

The "Best Friend" dog paw print earrings shown with a dime for size comparison.





My best friend, the handsome Moose Dog, and I thank you for the shares of these earrings!


SHADOW DOG DESIGNS

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Trilobite Necklace, Handmade Jewelry Gift Polymer Clay Rhyolite Coral


trilobite pendant necklace.

The "Frozen in Time" handmade necklace features an artisan made polymer clay trilobite pendant, faceted rhyolite, bamboo coral nuggets, orange coral frangia and copper - jewelry gift for women.


Although the trilobite used on the FROZEN IN TIME handmade necklace looks as if it took many thousands of millennia to form, it is actually an artisan created polymer clay pendant! A sparkling green rhinestone adds a whimsical accent. Complementing the ancient looking fossil inspired pendant perfectly are earthy faceted rhyolite gemstone rondelles, bamboo coral nuggets and orange coral frangia. A lovely gift for the archaeologist in the family or for the woman who loves unique, one of a kind jewelry designs, the FROZEN IN TIME necklace was carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs
 

trilobite and gemstone necklace gift for women

The "Frozen in Time" handmade trilobite pendant necklace shown on a jewelry bust. 


Here is the important information for the FROZEN IN TIME necklace:
  • Polymer clay trilobite pendant: app. 45 mm x 34 mm x 6 mm; artisan handmade by Stacie Louise Smith
  • Faceted rhyolite: app. 8 mm x 7 mm
  • Bamboo coral nuggets: on average, app. 10 mm, some a bit bigger, some a bit smaller
  • Orange coral frangia: on average, app. 7 mm x 2 mm, some a bit bigger, some a bit smaller
  • Metal: copper
  • Clasp: copper toggle clasp set
  • Length: app. 18.5” / 46.9 cm
  • Pendant drop: app. 2” / 5.1 cm, including jump rings bail


trilobite necklace with rhyolite and coral.

The "Frozen in Time" trilobite pendant necklace shown with a quarter for size comparison.






Mr. Speckled Moose Hound and I thank you for the shares of this fun necklace!


SHADOW DOG DESIGNS


Clear and Silver Dichroic Handmade Lampwork Focal Bead







https://covergirlbeads.com/collections/handmade-lampwork-glass-focal-beads/products/handmade-lampwork-glass-focal-bead-clear-silver-dichroic-shiny

Silver dichroic handmade lampwork glass pressed focal bead with that beautiful sparkly shine.

This bead is much prettier than I could capture in the photos. It is made using transparent clear glass with silver dichroic specks all other the bead and encased with a layer of clear. It has a beautiful sparkly shine, especially in the sunlight.
Qty: 1 bead
Measurements: app 28mm x 23mm
Hole Size: 2.5mm
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Covergirlbeads
All lampwork glass beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land.

Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
Handmade beads made in the USA
Handmade beads made in Texas







Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Black Obsidian Gemstone Necklace



Picture yourself wearing this captivating black obsidian gemstone necklace! Unusual shaped stones are separated with red coral saucer beads. The unique necklace has an Asian style red coral pendant. Three strands of sterling silver chain dangle from the pendant with black crystals. The lovely necklace closes securely with a round, sterling silver box clasp with black stone accent. If you don't keep this necklace for yourself, it would make a fabulous gift for someone special.



Materials I used in the necklace -

- Gemstones - 21 mm, uniquely shaped, black obsidian
- Gemstones - 10 mm, red coral saucer beads
- Pendant - .75 x 1.25 inches, Asian design, rectangle, red coral
- Sterling silver chain
- Sterling silver clasp - 20 mm, round, black stone accent
- Swarovski crystals - 6 mm, black, faceted




This 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.



Monday, June 10, 2019

Daisy Flower Earrings, Aqua Pink Purple Lightweight Handmade Jewelry


handmade aqua pink and purple daisy flower earrings

The "Flores Lindas" handmade earrings feature shimmering daisy polymer clay dangles, lampwork glass beads, Czech discs and Swarovski crystals - unique flower jewelry for women.


The colorful, lightweight FLORES LINDAS handmade earrings feature artisan created wing-shaped daisy flower dangles, artisan lampwork beads, Czech glass and Swarovski crystals. The amazing daisy dangles were individually artisan handmade from a base of aqua polymer clay with mica sparkles. A pink, purple and gold half daisy was painted onto each with gold paint outlining each petal and the center of the flower. A high shine resin was applied on top to give a glassy look with a 3-D quality. The flower dangles shimmer and glow, the colors shift as the angle of the light changes.  Perfectly complementing the daisy flower dangles are spotted aqua teal lampwork beads, also artisan handmade that glow when the earrings are worn. To add even more gleam and a huge dose of sparkle, milky pink opal Czech glass discs and glittering amethyst purple Swarovski crystals were stacked above the lampwork beads. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the FLORES LINDAS earrings are a perfect gift idea for the woman who loves colorful artisan handmade flower jewelry.


colorful polymer clay and resin daisy flower jewelry with lampwork

The daisy flower dangles were created from polymer clay with mica for sparkles - the colors shift as the angle of the light changes.


Here is the important information for the FLORES LINDAS flower earrings:
  • Daisy flower polymer clay dangles: app. 32 mm x 15 mm (at widest) x 4 mm; artisan handmade by Elsie Smith
  • Aqua teal lampwork glass beads: app. 9 mm x 7 mm; artisan handmade by Lisa Anderson
  • Pink opal Czech glass disc: app. 4 mm x 3 mm
  • Swarovski crystals: faceted 4 mm “amethyst” purple bicones
  • Metal: copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
  • Length: app. 2.5” / 6.4 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires


lightweight daisy flower earrings for her

The beautiful "Flores Lindas" flower earrings shown with a dime for size comparison.





The Speckled Desert Moose and I thank you for the shares of these earrings.


SHADOW DOG DESIGNS

Butterscotch Lampwork Glass Dangle Earrings






Butterscotch dangle earrings with iris gold handmade lampwork glass beads and sterling silver earwires.

These are a beautiful creamy rich yellow gold or butterscotch amber color of handmade glass lampwork bead jewelry. They are made using iris gold frit. Frit is a term used for broken glass pieces used to melt onto glass beads. These stylish casual dangle earrings are finished with .925 sterling silver beads and earwires.

Overall length approximately 1"


Handmade lampwork glass beads 10-11mm

Sterling silver beads, findings and earwires
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Covergirlbeads


All lampwork glass beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land.

Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
Handmade beads made in the USA
Handmade beads made in Texas