Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pineapple Quartz

I am bringing back yellow-I think it is underrated. It looks summery but then I paired it with a chocolate brown sweater and WOW! It's chunky without being too heavy. All of the wrapped links are handmade-no jump rings here! All made with sterling silver, pineapple quartz, fresh water pearls, and topaz Swarovski. The chain is long enough so you can wear it as short or as long as you like. Look at my older post called Barbara Jean. That's when I first used the pineapple quartz-in the commissioned piece for a dear friend. Here comes the sun!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Crystals with Twinkles Jewelry Event

Thanks to everyone who came to our First Annual Jewelry Event! We had a great time and we know all of you did as well just from overhearing the excited chatter around the jewelry tables. My Bunco girls were there as well as other friends who finally got to see what I have been up to this year. I was introduced to Marilyn's lovely friends who were modeling their past gifts from her. What a friend! Both of us took in special orders which delights us to no end. To see more of her pieces from the party visit We are looking forward to doing a spring event, so check back often.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

'Tis the season for fun giveaways

I cannot remember how I came across this blog for giveaways, but it is the perfect season for it (especially in this economy). Plus, this is a great way to venture out of your blog comfort zone and see what else is out there. Such a smart marketing tool as well. Now, go enter those giveaways!

Bloggy Blog Designz is having ANOTHER Holiday Giveaway!!! Last week every entrant won something, so they decided to do it all over again! They are giving away blog designs and all kinds of goodies. Plus ALL entrants will receive 20%off their purchase through the end of the year! Be sure to check out their website for more information, or to enter yourself. Take a look at their portfolio and packages to see what you want for Christmas ;) With 6 giveaways this week, who knows whats in store for next week?
The first 5 entrants will receive a $10 giftcard. The giveaway will close on Dec. 13th, so be sure to have your posts done and comments left by midnight! Good Luck to everyone! We are so excited. Merry (early) Christmas!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Party Time

I have been staying up very late for several nights preparing for our Crystals with Twinkles and Sparkly White Wine Handcrafted Jewelry Event this Sunday, December 6th at the home of Ariels Glamourie in Paradise Valley, Arizona. This is our first jewelry show so wish us lots of success. These are some of the pieces I completed. The first, Rapture, is a choker style necklace with Swarovski crystals, Czech crystals and flower jade on tarnish free silver wire and sterling silver hook clasp. The second picture is of 3 pendants (L to R) Suwannee (Chinese crystals, opal, Swarovski crystals, and moonstone with silver wire on a pearlized leather cord), Glorious (freshwater pearls, flower jade, and Chinese crystals with copper wire on a copper colored leather cord), and Jolie Madam (freshwater pearls, Chinese crystals, Swarovski crystals, and strawberry quartz with vintage bronze wire on a chocolate brown leather cord). The third picture is a sterling silver wrapped ring called Cloud 9 with Czech crystals, prehnite chips and freshwater pearls. The ring was a commissioned piece so it is already sold, sorry, I just couldn't help but show it off. Thanks for looking.