Semi-Precious gemstones are my most favorite beads to combine with my wire wrapped designs. There are so many beautiful stones available to work with to create unique, one of a kind pieces of jewelry. Gemstones will always be in 'style' no matter what the fashion trends may be at the time. You can find great stones at your local rock shop (if you are fortunate enough to have one in your area). We have a great one located just down the road in Florida at the Rock and Crystal Shop http://www.therockandcrystalshop.com. She also has beautiful beads to choose from as well. I made these earrings from some gorgeous rainbow moonstone beads purchased from her shop. If you are lucky enough to have a bead shop in your area please try and buy from them. These little shops need our support to stay in business, especially during our tough economic times. Imagine if they weren't there any longer and all we had to pick from was local hobby shops where everybody can buy the exact same beads.....
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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Saturday, March 27, 2010
I'm always trying to think of new ways to present my jewelry designs. Gift baskets seem like the perfect way to present some of my jewelry creations. Along with jewelry making I have a gillion other crafty hobbies. Soap making, bath salts, gels, lotions etc. all peek my creative interests. I decided to put together a neat little gift basket package great for gift giving on holidays and birthdays. Each basket is full of soaps, lotions, bath salts, sachets and of course a wonderful piece of jewelry.