Saturday, June 30, 2007
I think a lot of my jewelry has a classic design but with a modern flair. I have interesting color/gem combinations. Like a simple gemstone bead necklace but alternating colors/gemstones and shapes of the beads even. Here is a perfect Classic design modern flair example. This necklace that i call "tiffany pearls" you have the classic tiffany style toggle and heart clasp and then I have added a string of multicolored pearls to it. Classic being the tiffany heart and toggle and modern being the pearls. Multi colored pearls are so fashionable right now. This and all items i feature on my blog are available on my etsy store. JuliaCatherine.etsy.com
Thursday, June 28, 2007
My most recent listing on my etsy site. Juliacatherine.etsy.com
Is this perfect matching set of a Vintage Beaded 2 strand bracelet and matching earrings. The Vintage beads on the bracelet are individually wire wrapped to create this two strand bracelet. The bracelet is even finished with a handmade hook and eye clasp i took a little extra time and made one this time. It adds such a unique touch to the bracelet. The earrings match perfectly with the added touch of the swirl on either side. These vintage beads were such a great find. they are almost the shape and size of an M&M candy and they have white and salmon pink with little flecks of gold in them. Gorgeous!
Monday, June 25, 2007
So the newest things that Iam listing on juliacatherine.etsy.com are my simple but lovely gemstone necklaces. I have always made them in all different kinds of gems but the ones im currently listing are my Red Jasper and Jade Necklaces. These gemstones have metaphysical meanings to them. Metaphysical meanings of Red Jasper
Known to protect against hazards of the night.
Lucky stone for Actors.
Eases emotional stress.
All colors of Jasper will help balance the vibrations of the body.
Red Jasper helps with the sense of smell. It also promotes physical energy.
Attracts Love, Protective Stone, Brings Money
Whether you believe in metaphysical or not, they are really nice necklaces that will look fabulous on you all year round!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
So now that I have 100 items listed in my etsy shop I figured I really should run a sale. So go take a look and make sure when you place your order that in 'notes to the seller' you type that your a blogspot reader and you will get free first class shipping! Most items are discounted 20% or more. Here is the link. Click here to view sale items!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
My newest love. I made a pair of earrings yesterday, listed them and they sold in less than 2 hours. Can you imagine how pleased i was. I made them by cutting piece of sterling sheet into the shape i want then i heated it up a bit and hammered it out! It creates such a nice finnish when you highly polish it. I decided to embellish the leaf earrings with some peridot swinging in front.
So today I decided i would make another piece. This time i thought a 4 leaf clover shape would be nice. So again i did the design, cut it out, heated and hammered it. Again i used the peridot beads to hang in front. These are made from a bit thicker metal and have a nice cling/ ching sound when you move them.
Monday, June 18, 2007
The other day I took a trip to the Rock and Gem store and looked at a ton of beads and found 2 strands perfect for what i was looking to make. I wanted to make a necklace that 2 contrasting colors. What i picked was perfect! I bought a strand of 12mm howlite beads. Howlite is ussually dyed to look like tourquoise but this is howlite in its natural state. White with some matrix.
The second strand is made from a created or manmade stone called blue goldstone. It has little flecks in it that look like glitter. I took both strands and added some other elements in them to make it a little more interesting. I added clear crystal quartz beads throughout and sterling silver bali beads. For a much more detailed description please visit this listing on my etsy. here.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Last night I was playing around with some wire and decided to try something new. I did these swirls and made these awesome earrings. The beads I used I also wire wrapped to pull it all together along with those handmade hooks I have been making.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
The other night Ii made these earrings. They are totally created from wire, down to the hooks. The hooks are also filed on the ends to make sure its totally comfortable for the wearer. I love these cirlce shaped hooks, they stay in so much better than the more traditional style french hooks.
Monday, June 11, 2007
So this is my first blog post! Im just excited to talk about all the new things im making everyday! Like last night. I was making earrings and decided to make my own earring wires. I thought they would make the earring more pulled together. For certain styles i think it's needed to make your own earring wires so the design "flows" more. When you see these earrings you will know what i mean. Its more of a sassy, put together feel that it creates. Im going to be posting them soon on my etsy site. The address there is juliacatherine.etsy.com i hope you will take a look!