Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Mountain Jade Christmas Bracelets

For this bright and festive holiday season I've made these stackable Montain Jade bracelet sets. Made with elastic cord, silver plated shiny beads and charms they are great to wear alone or as a set.

I.  Set of three bracelets "Blue Pine" on elastic cord. Approximately 8''. Only $39 + $5 for shipping and handling.


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Materials used:
  1. Mountain Jade beads Snow White - 8mm
  2. Mountain Jade beads Navy Blue - 8mm
  3. Silver plated floral bead cups
  4. Antique silver charms - flower - 2
  5. Antique silver charms - pine - 3
  6. Antique silver bails - 3
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II. Set of three bracelets "Dream Angel" on elastic cord. Approximately 8''. Only $39 + $5 for shipping and handling.

RESERVED

Materials used:
  1. Mountain Jade beads Snow White - 8mm
  2. Mountain Jade beads Light Blue - 8mm
  3. Silver plated floral bead cups
  4. Antique silver charm - Christmas Bells - 1
  5. Antique silver charm - Crescent Moon - 1
  6. Antique silver charm - Angel with a Harp - 1
  7. Antique silver bails - 3
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III. Set of three bracelets "Christmas Toys" on elastic cord. Approximately 8''. Only $39 + $5 for shipping and handling.


RESERVED

Materials used:
  1. Mountain Jade beads Snow White - 12mm
  2. Mountain Jade beads Christmas Tree Green - 12mm
  3. Mountain Jade beads Cranberry Red - 12mm
  4. Silver plated floral bead cups
  5. Antique silver charm - Christmas Wreath - 1
  6. Antique silver charm - Rocking Horse - 1
  7. Antique silver charm - Frosty the Snowman - 1
  8. Antique silver victorian bail - 1
  9. Silver plated bails - 2
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IV. Set of three bracelets "Santa Claus" on elastic cord. Approximately 8''. Only $39 + $5 for shipping and handling.

RESERVED

Materials used:
  1. Mountain Jade beads Snow White - 12mm
  2. Mountain Jade beads Christmas Tree Green - 12mm
  3. Mountain Jade beads Cranberry Red - 12mm
  4. Silver plated floral bead cups
  5. Antique silver charm - Candy Cane - 1
  6. Antique silver charm - Santa Claus - 1
  7. Antique silver charm - Pine cones - 3
  8. Antique silver victorian bail - 1
  9. Silver plated bail - 2
  10. Silver and gold plated bail - 1
Thanks for shopping!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Yours,

Anna Ivanova, Jewelry Designer at Beadly Things: anna@beadlythings.com

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tanzanite and Agate Necklace 'Mountain Lavender'


Very pretty and subtle looking Tanzanite and Blue Lace Agate necklace. The necklace is 20'' long with an extended chain and finished with lobster clasp. Wire wrapped free-form Agate cabochon is about 2'' - 2,1/3'' long.

Only $59 + $5 for shipping and handling!




Materials used:
  1. Rhodium plated cable chain
  2. Extended chain
  3. Swarovski lavender bicone 6mm crystal
  4. Jump Rings
  5. Metal beads
  6. Tanzanite chips ~ 6mm
  7. Free form Crazy Lace Agate Stone ~ 20''
  8. Jewelry wire
Blue Lace Agate has a soft, soothing elegance; like sky-blue waters released from winter's grasp. Its graceful, circular design has a stimulating, positive effect on emotions and attitude. It is not a stone of protection, but rather of encouragement and support. Its circular flowing energy calms, uplifts and elevates. Peaceful energies of Blue Agate neutralize feeling of anger.




What is Rhodium?
Rhodium is a so-called noble metal, resistant to corrosion, found in platinum or nickel ores together with the other members of the platinum group metals.

What is "Rhodium Plated"?
Rhodium is a very precious metal that can cost ten times as much as gold or more! Rhodium is generally not considered a feasible material to make jewelry from, because it is stressed and brittle, very difficult to "work" properly for jewelry making, and it's price is terribly volatile. But rhodium is fabulous as a plating for jewelry because it is glitteringly, dazzlingly, white and mirror-like. It's like chrome, but much whiter, and the most reflective of all metals.




Tanzanite is  called a "stone of magic" that helps with spiritual awareness and psychic insight. It is also sometimes called the "workaholic's stone".  This is because it helps you slow down and take it easy. This in turn, brings success in more areas of life. It relieves stress and depression, and enhances composure, poise, and harmony. Tanzanite is also said to transmute negativity.





Thanks for shopping and have a great day! Yours, Anna Ivanova, Jewelry Designer at Beadly Things: anna@beadlythings.com

In case you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at above-mentioned email. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Graduated Turquoise Necklace 'Celestial Blue'

Blue American stabilized turquoise graduated necklace. Handmade in Canada. Very beautiful celestial blue color. Simple, elegant and classy Turquoise necklace with crystal bail and 18mm puffed pear drop briolette pendant. Finished with lobster clasp and extended chain. Beautiful blue with black veins round turquoise beads differ in size from 6 to 12mm. The necklace is 18'' long.

Only $49 + $7 for shipping and handling!

Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, and friendship. It also brings peace to the home.


SOLD!

Email me if you want the same necklace made for you: anna@beadlythings.com
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Turquoise is a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures, and it is the symbol of friendship.

Turquoise is traditional December birthstone. There are poems matching each month with its birthstone published by Tiffany for the first time in a pamphlet in 1870.

If cold December gave you birth,
The month of snow and ice and mirth,
Place on your hand a Turquoise blue;
Success will bless whate'er you do.

"If you are a unique sort of person who marches to the beat of their own drum, the turquoise might just be your best bet for a personal power gemstone!

Native Americans consider the turquoise to be a sacred and powerful stone. They often carved turquoise into shapes of animals and placed them on tombs as offerings to gods. Warriors would tip their bows and arrows with turquoise to ensure an accurate shot. The ancient Mayans also used it to decorate artwork for their temples, forbidding people to wear it.

Turquoise is soothing to the heart and mind, instilling calmness and clarity to a restless or grif-stricken soul".

(c) Sage's Little Book of Gemstones & Their Meanings by ConsultTheSage.com

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Materials used for 18'' long necklace:
  1. 12mm Turquoise round beads, fourteen
  2. 10mm Turquoise round beads, fourteen 
  3. 6mm Turquoise round beads, sixteen
  4. Silver plated crystal bail
  5. 18mm Turquoise briolette
  6. Silver plated lobster clasp
  7. Silver plates extended chain


“Turquoise stands for water and for sky, for bountiful harvests, health and protection,” said Maxine McBrinn, Curator of Archaeology at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Blue-green symbolizes creation and the hope for security and beauty."



Back of the necklace with silver plated lobster claw clasp and extended chain.


Thanks for shopping in me store and have a great day!

Yours, Anna Ivanova, jewelry designer at Beadly Things

anna@beadlythings.com

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Statement Coral Necklace "Winter Cranberry"

Handcrafted in Canada beautiful red and white three-strand Coral necklace. Elegant and classy. Perfect for the holiday season - the bright shiny festive colors of red and white immediately bring to mind Christmas wreaths, cranberries, white snow and Christmas trees ornaments.

The necklace is 22'' long - it will hang comfortably bellow your collar bone. The shortest strand is 20'' long. Wear it on bare skin on above your blouse - either way it will attract attention.

Easy to use sterling silver magnetic slide-on clasp. High quality lustrous polished deep sea bamboo coral beads. Very beautiful and festive!

For only $136 + $7 for shipping and handling this astounding piece can be yours!




Materials used:
  1. Dark red deep sea bamboo coral - 8mm and 4mm
  2. Milk white deep sea bamboo coral - 8mm and 6mm
  3. Sterling silver .925 magnetic slide-on clasp
On the one hand corals are not particularly sensitive, but with a hardness of only 3.86 on Moh's scale, they are much softer than any other gemstone material. Their beauty can easily be impaired by the wrong treatment, for example cosmetics, hot water or bright light. Coral jewellery should be kept in a safe place and from time to time cleaned with a soft, damp towel.

Remove your necklace before swimming, because water will dull the polish, making it lackluster.

Chemicals will seep through porous corals and damage them, so spray on your perfume before putting on your necklace. Do not use harsh detergents or soap to clean your jewelry.





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Coral's greatest spiritual value is that it is like a wise teacher. It teaches us to value life and our place in it. It shows us the importance of living so that we make the world a good place for the children and grandchildren that follow. A beautiful symbol of the importance of creatures and plants living harmoniously together.




Red coral is said to both calm you down and alleviate depression. Creativity and optimism are also qualities that coral brings out. Emotionally, coral brings inner peace, strength, and understanding of purpose.

The White Coral helps in overcoming fear, anxiety and lack of confidence to improve communication skills. White Coral is excellent in overcoming negative emotions and suicidal tendencies.

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Sterling silver .925 magnetic slide-on clasp.





All my jewelry are securely packed in gift pouches and sent promptly after payment is received.




A perfect accessory for winter or summer that will definitely brighten up your wardrobe!




Thank you for taking a look at my shop! If you have any questions or interest in a custom design, please contact me with your ideas at anna@beadlythings.com




Yours truly,

Anna Ivanova, jewelry designer at Beadly Things

anna@beadlythings.com

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Silk Wrist Wrap Bracelet "Watermelon"

Hand-dyed silk wrap bracelet with Lampwork disc bead and Antique silver charms.

I used hand painted silk art ribbons in shades of watermelon pink, lime and green with metallic gold sparkle spots. Made with 100% habotai silk which has a silky satin smooth texture.

The ribbon is approximately 36-37 inches in length by 1/2 wide and is sewn to a point. This ribbons are hand painted on 100% silk using the finest silk dyes and steam set to ensure long lasting enjoyment. Steam set dyes have more vibrant colors and will not fade over time.

Only $34 + shipping and handling. Payments are made through PayPal secure site.


SOLD

Materials used:
  1. Hand-dyed silk ribbon
  2. Lampwork Disc Bead Crimson with Gold/White Swirls, 20mm
  3. Tierra Cast 'Tree of Life' charm (lead and nickel free) 
  4. Tierra Cast 'Sun' charm (lead and nickel free) 
  5. Celtic Knot charm (lead and nickel free) 


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The symbolism of the 'Tree of Life' and the meaning of the tree of life encompasses many religions and cultures throughout the world, emanating at different times throughout history, with a commonality rarely seen in other forms of symbolism. The Metaphysical meaning of the image of the Tree of Life is simple... You are a child of the Universe.


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Celtic Knot charm means Trinity: an early Christian symbol. In Christianity the sun is the house of Archangel Michael (Gabriel lives within the moon), and is also a symbol of the Christ, or Christ-like attributes.


SOLD

Thanks for shopping and have a great day!

Yours,

Anna Ivanova, jewelry designer at Beadly Things

anna@beadlythings.com

Friday, November 21, 2014

Customer Testimonials

"Hello everyone, my name is Olena and I got a pearl set of a necklace and earrings from Anna as a birthday present this year and I enjoy it immensely. I highly recommend beadly things made by Anna as her fine taste and designer skills are brilliant. And I know she does her work with great love. Thank you dear Anna for your masterpieces!! I wish you success and joy in doing such beautiful work!"

Olena Filchak, Ontario, Canada



Thank you very much! My customer are the best! Love you all,

Anna Ivanova, jewelry designer at Beadly Things.

anna@beadlythings.com

Customer Testimonials

One of my dearest steady customers send me another testimonial. I'm blushing :-)

"One of my dearest steady customers send me another testimonial. I'm blushing 

"What I like about custom made orders is that they are unique and made especially for me. They emphasize and accentuate my individuality and express my personality.

My Beadly Things jewelry are bright and vibrant without being flashy - just how I like them. I prefer custom handmade jewelry over generic mass made stuff from department stores because my jewelry not only combine well with my outfit but also express my feelings and moods".

Evgenia K., British Columbia, Canada


Larimar Sterling Silver Necklace 'Winter Sky'

Absolutely stunning rare Larimar free-form cabochon necklace. The pattern on the stone resembles pine trees silhouettes on crystal clear blue winter sky.

Larimar is a relatively new find that occurs only one place on earth - on the island of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic) in the Caribbean Sea. The available quantity at the mine is unknown, which makes the future supply of Larimar uncertain.

Named for discoverer’s daughter “Larissa” and the Spanish word for sea “Mar”, Larimar contains the blue hues of the caribbean sea, with white and gray 'clouds'. It is a stunning stone.

The stone itself is about 1,5'' (almost 2'' in setting). The necklace is about 30'' long. Only $136 + shipping and handling.


SOLD

Materials used:

1. Freeform Larimar cabochon
2. Sterling silver wire
3. Sterling silver toggle clasp
4. Sterling silver chain



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Larimar is a crystal of serenity, promoting relaxation in every aspect. In healing Larimar is believed to reduce depression and apathy and to help relieve bipolar disorders.

Back of the pendant:

SOLD

Larimar should not be exposed to any chemicals, including hand soap, hair spray, perfumes and hand cream.  To keep your Larimar stones as beautiful as possible, they should be the last thing you put on in the morning and the first thing that you take off in the evening.

Please note:

Avoid long sun exposure, temperatures over 37 grades Celsius and salt waters. Always be sure to store Larimar out of direct light. It can and will fade, even in incandescent lighting. Keep it in a jewelry box when you're not wearing it. Make your Larimar feel extra special by storing it in a velvet or silk pouch. Try to store your Larimar in a cool environment, as excess heat can adversely affect the stone's etheric coloring as well.

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Your Larimar necklace will arrive to you in pretty, gift-ready organza bag.

Thank you for shopping and have a great day!

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me: anna@beadlythings.com

yours truly,

Anna Ivanova, jewelry designer at Beadly Things.


SOLD

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Green Aventurine Lily Flower Earrings

Made of Green Aventurine natural stone and fresh water Pearls this carved lily flower earrings are 18mm x 20mm each and 2,5'' long from top to bottom.

Green Aventurine is the stone of luck and chance. It is said to increase perception and creative insight. It is also increases optimism, happiness and self confidence.

For only $24 + shipping and handling this unique pair of earrings can be yours!





Materials used:
  1. Green Aventurine Carved Stone Lily Flowers, 18x20mm
  2. Fresh Water Pearls
  3. Silver Plated Earring Hook
  4. Silver Plated chain




Click on images to enlarge them. The earrings will arrive to you in pretty, gift-ready package.



Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me: anna@beadlythings.com

Thanks for shopping and have a great day!

Yours,

Anna Ivanova, jewelry designer at Beadly Things.