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A Jewelry every day – Customized necklace with sterling silver open circle & Swarovski crystals

by JewelStruck on Mar.15, 2011, under AJED, Handmade Jewelry

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Featuring next in this series is a necklace by {simple starfish}.

It has a hand hammered and brushed 1 inch sterling silver open circle which is hand lettered with the names of your children, grandchildren or any words you wish.

It is adorned with two Swarovski crystal birthstones of your choice and strung on an 18 inch sterling silver ball chain. This necklace can also be customized for one child as seen in the photo above. You can use the first name only or first and middle name of the child.

The beautiful piece can be customized for $55 from their website.

If you are a Jewelry Artist,  get your creations featured in upcoming posts in this series, email details of you creation now at info@jewelstruck.com.

Have a great week ahead.

Team JewelStruck

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Campanula – Lace earrings!

by ylenia on Mar.30, 2010, under Handmade Jewelry

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Campanula - lace earrings

Here is another funny way to recycle. The lace I used to create these faboulous long earrings was taken from an old skirt of mine; I made two wraps hold by a bead cap and the long chain ending with a swarovski crystal added a classy final touch.

You can find them in my Etsy shop.

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Swarovski Crystals and tips on purchasing them

by gina on Nov.03, 2009, under Jewelry Trends

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I’m here not only to tell you a story about jewelry but how I was bedazzled by Swarovski.  I started designing jewelry about 5 yrs ago utilizing both glass beads and Czech beads but when I decided to upgrade my jewelry line to fit into the high end market, I switched to semi-precious stones and accented them with Swarovski Crystals.

Swarovski Crystals contains approximately 32% Lead and comes in many shapes and colors. I tend to design with the Bicone shape the most but utilize many colors. They can also come with an Aurora Borealis (AB) application that creates a rainbow effect.

Swarovski is considered to be the highest quality of machine cut and polished crystal. Daniel Swarovski invented a crystal cutting machine in 1892 that generated a precise uniform cut. Add in a 3D Optimized technology, and a special glass compound and you get a perfected crystal with a unique design and brilliance in color. A brilliance that will easily outshine a bead of lesser quality when compared side by side.

Bracelet made with Swarovski Crystals

Bracelet made with Swarovski Crystals

Designers want to make sure you are purchasing genuine Swarovski crystals? Here are some tips that I’ve learned and want to share with you:

  1. Swarovski Crystals are not strung on a string
  2. Pay attention to the packaging. Most come in 10 gross or ½ gross. Packages are sealed with a silver hologram that says Crystallized.
  3. Because each crystal is machine cut they will be exactly the same. The height, width and slope are consistent.
  4. The precision cutting of Swarovski machinery allows each crystal facet junctures to all meet up at the same point which is very similar to diamond faceting.
  5. AB finish Swarovski crystals will have no swirl marks and generally no scratches.
  6. If you see bubbles, it’s an imitation.

If you would like to learn more about Swarovski Crystals go to http://www.swarovski.com and if you would like to see some of my designs with Swarovski Crystals you can go to http://www.ginaventurinidesigns.com

I appreciate your comments and hope to learn what you’ve been doing with Swarvoski crystals too.

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Selene Bracelet With Swarovski Crystals & Pearls

by nikki on Oct.28, 2009, under Handmade Jewelry

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Selene Bracelet

Selene Bracelet

The Selene Bracelet is the perfect single accessory for any outfit. Your wrist is wrapped in 70 beads that sparkle in any light!

Selene Bracelet Kit includes:

* Swarovski crystals
* Swarovski pearls
* Sterling Silver chain
* Lobster clasp and ring
* Sterling silver head pins

For more designs and kits, visit Jeweler Me

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Vintage with Swarovski Elements

by kultalilja on Oct.22, 2009, under Handmade Jewelry

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Vintage pendant

Vintage pendant

Finally I received Vintage items that I’ve so long waited. As soon as I saw those fabulous jewelry findings, I got thrilled to create new jewelry. The very first was a few earrings (I will definitely post photos of collections later) and when I saw this magnificent pendant, I decided to create a simple but beautiful necklace with it. Pendant is Trinity Brass antiqued gold and it is hanging on antiqued brass chain. I attached to chain sparkling Swarovski beads.

It’s so enjoyable to create sparkling vintage jewelry, at least as enjoyable as to wear them! You can find me at – http://www.kultalilja.eu

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