Bracelet collage

Bracelet collage
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Romancing the Stone

I had seriously considered the name "Starry Romantic Night" for this pendant.
However with so many of us hooked on Swarovski Crystal we literally romance this stone.
Swarovski has commanded attention through the years for it's beauty and attention to detail.
This pendant is a 28mm Crystal AB heart delicately wrapped using 14k Rose gold filled wire.
The delicate heart shaped from rose gold fill wire truly romances the crystal.

This pendant is currently being shown in Port Charlotte, Florida.
But it could grace your neck or for that special someone (yes men -I am talking to you)
as a "just because" or special holiday.
Romancing the Stone can be purchased  including shipping and handling.
Purchasing shipping insurance is your option and recommended.

Happy to say this pendant sold within two hours of being put on display!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Venus is the second-closest planet to the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days. The planet is named after Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty. After the Moon, it is the brightest natural object in the night sky.

Venus (meaning "love" or "sexual desire") was a major Roman goddess principally associated with love, beauty and fertility, who played a key role in many Roman religious festivals and myths. From the third century BC, the increasing Hellenization of Roman upper classes identified her as the equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite.

My next necklace is named "Venus".
After a little research  resulting in the two definitions above, I decided the name fit this necklace.
The pear shaped pendant is a beautiful Rose Quartz, sculpted with Argentium 930 wire. Encircling this pendant is wire and Fire Opal Swarovski Crystals.
The necklace which is 18 inches long with a 3 inch extending chain with a delicate silver plated lobster claps, is made exclusively of glass pearls in mauve and cream, enhcanced by more Swarovski crystals in Fire Opal.

Venus is a beauty to behold at $44.00 with free US shipping and discounted International shipping.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Back in the medieval days of Arthurian Legend  Lynessa accompanied Sir Gareth on a Knightly Quest

Let me introduce "Lynessa"
Artistic Wire in silver is used to sculpt this beautiful pear shaped Moss Agate cabochon.
The necklace is designed using a combination of Moss Agate and Jade gemstone beads, and is enhanced with pastel green pearls and filigreed silver beads.
The necklace is 18.25 inches in length with a dainty silver toggle closure.

Lynessa can be yours for $30.00 and shipping in the US is free with discounted International shipping.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Blue Mood Necklace

This is one of my latest designs. I'm calling it the Blue Mood Necklace, not because you need to be in a blue mood to wear it. Blue moods are also reminiscent of times spent at the ocean, calm, serene, the sand and surf. The sun warming your skin.

This necklace is made using a denim lapis pear cabochon while the necklace is made using Blue Sodalite gemstone beads. The necklace is 18.5 inches long and has a silver toggle clasp.
The pear is wrapped in silver Artistic Wireand the size is 58x39cm including the wire sculpting.

Price is listed at $30.00 which includes free shipping within the US and discounted shipping everywhere else.

This necklace makes a fantastic Mothers Day gift or a gift "Just Because"

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Contest Trivia Answer

Congratulations to Cynthia for sending in the correct answer! And so soon.

1114 Count Hugh of Champagne returns to Jeruslalem and is accompanied by his vassal Hughes de Payen who remains in Jerusalem with eight other knights among them: Godfrey of Saint-Omar, Archambaud of Saint-Aignan, Payen of Montdidier, Geoffrey Bissot and a man known as both Rossal or Roland.

1119 On Christmas day, Hugh Of Payen and eight knights take a vow before the Patriarch in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre ofpoverty and chastity and obedience and become the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Jesus Christ. The Knights Templar are conceived.

This was pasted from her original answer email:  She used the original names prior to changes in spelling.
Great work Cynthia!

These 9 knights were the 9 founding members of The Order of the Knights Templar

1- Hughes de Payens

2- Geoffroy (Godfroi) de Stomer

3- Andrede Montbard

4- Geoffrey Bisol

5- Payen de Montdidier

6- Archambaud de St Aignan

7- Gundomar

8- Godfroi

9- Roral

Be on the lookout for more history Trivia contests in the coming months!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Contest Hint

Did I make the question too difficult?
Here's a  hint...
There were a total of nine men, who were the founding fathers of the Brethren.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New contest

Today starts a new contest for those of you who like winning jewelry.
This and future contests will begin with history trivia.
Please send your answers to me here.

Ready?  Put on your thinking caps...

Name the original members of the "Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ"
You can include the society they eventually formed, but the actual members names will be the winner.

For this contest I'm giving away the bracelet in the photo below...  It is a size 7 with a toggle clasp.
PS... the look of the bracelet could contain a clue to the answer..

Contest ends March 28, 2010