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Jewelry Review: Be Original, Be Amazing, Be You.. at Yanvan

by JewelStruck on Mar.03, 2015, under Reviews

Yanvan, brain child of Jan Van Schaik started about 45 years back. Jan was a Dutch jewelry designer, hipster, guitarist, and Art Nouveau aficionado. He was guided through life by his Indian Guru Ramana Maharshi and inspired by nature.

The innovative and inspirational designs of YANVAN continue through the creative artists within the YANVAN family of designers. As always, the YANVAN family use only the finest materials in their quest to create great pieces of wearable art. The YANVAN collection of outstanding jewelry sells in more than a hundred and twenty major cities around the world.

Yanvan Silver Jewelry

Yanvan Silver Jewelry

Schaik’s classics meet the latest fashion, being first to present a combination of materials silver and copper forged into one piece of jewelry. It is extremely difficult to produce and combine these different metals, which requires the brightest and bravest silversmiths. I really loved their collection of silver Jewelry and strongly recommend you visit their store, you can find more details about their retail outlets here.

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Jewelry Showcase: Kundalini Pendant by Vanessa Williams

by JewelStruck on Mar.11, 2012, under Jewelry Showcase

Showcasing today a pendant from Kundalini Series by Vanessa Williams. The pendant of size 3″ x 2.75″ x .5″ is created using:

  • 16″ oxidized brass chain, Copper, brass, sandstone from Pebble beach California collected in 1988,
  • Resin Inlay with sand and beach pebbles.

Kundalini pendant

Kundalini pendant

The origins of Kundalini Series began in Vanessa’s senior year at The Maine College of Art and Design as a fun series of pins to sell at their annual Holiday Craft Sale. It was a big hit and still inspires her 20+ years later! Each element of the design is supported by a centralized vertical axis like a human spine. Each design element represent the 7 power centers found in the human body according to ancient maps of our physiological structure. This finial refinement to the original design concept has allowed for variences in its hand forged elements, natural stone and inlay give each pendant its One-of-a-Kind appeal. Each work has been tested and charged with positive energy by a certified nanoscience engineer.

You can checkout her etsy shop to buy this pendant or more like it.

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A Jewelry every day – Urban Copper Cuff Bracelet

by JewelStruck on Mar.12, 2011, under AJED, Handmade Jewelry

Continuing with the series, the second creation to get featured is this lovely bracelet by Stacy Jay Jewelry.

This piece is an Urban Copper Cuff Bracelet for men or women. The copper was cut from a sheet and annealed. (Heated to change the metal properties and to make it more flexible). It was then fold formed – hammered and strung steel washers down the cuff with copper wire. Having cold connections, or rivets for the end caps.

It also has a gunsmoke patina on the cuff,  which was polished off lightly. There is red on the metal from when it was heated. Its cool, comfortable to wear and has an urban feel to it. To be worn by a man or a woman. It is 6 1/4 inches around, so it will fit a medium or large wrist. Its also 1 1/4 inch wide.

It can be yours for just $60, you can buy it from etsy shop – StacyJayJewelry

If you are a Jewelry artist and want  your Jewelry to be featured here, do email us at with the following details.

  • Pictures of the jewelry
  • Its description and price
  • One email, should have details about one piece only. You can send multiple emails though.
  • And if you have – a link to ebay/etsy/your online shop, where the Jewelry item is listed. (Optional)

Do keep us posted with your new creations at, to make sure you are featured and keep rocking.

Love & Peace,

Team JewelStruck

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Vintage Steampunk Necklace Design

by Kay Jacobs on Jan.19, 2010, under Jewelry Making

I have to show you my new vintage steampunk necklace design.

The necklace is made with vintage findings, watch parts and swarovski crystals.

The metal is a antiqued copper making this a wonderful vintage steampunk look.

Following are closeup views of this Necklace.

Steampunk Necklace

Steampunk Necklace

Since I have a love for machinery, with all the gears and things, steampunk is a style that I love also.

The centerpiece is made with vintage copper findings, Swarovski crystals, and vintage wrist watch parts.

Steampunk Necklace

Steampunk Necklace

I built the chain of the necklace with links of Swarovski Crystals, watch gears, and vintage stampings.

I like to sign my one-of-a-kind pieces. This is the back of the centerpiece.

Steampunk Necklace
Steampunk Necklace

I finished the necklace with an antiqued copper toggle clasp.

If you like the Steampunk style, you can see more of my Steampunk designs at Pizazz Beads.If you would like more beading instruction, I have a Beading Secrets Series on DVD with beading instruction from beginning to advanced techniques. You can find great beads to make your unique designs at Pizazz Beads.

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Vintage Inspired Copper Necklace

by Kay Jacobs on Nov.25, 2009, under Handmade Jewelry

I love vintage and I love copper.

I made this asymmetric necklace with copper to give it a vintage look.I can’t say that the style of this necklace is vintage but it is a very unique design that I used some fun textures and shapes to make.The stones used are Amazonite and the pearls are peacock rondelles.

Following are close up views of this unique necklace.

Copper Amazonite
Copper Amazonite Necklace Copper Amazonite Necklace

I made this necklace because I love to design unique and unusual jewelry. I know that all designs may not appeal to everyone but I hope that if you are a jewerly maker you will be inspired to stretch your design imagination by what you see here.

If you want to use Amazonite bead or Peacock Pearl Rondelles in your beaded jewelry, you can find ones like those used in this pendant at Pizazz Beads.

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