Thursday, May 29, 2014

Shabby Chic 'Earth Fairy' Green Lotus Jasper Necklace

"Shabby chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style decor, often with an affected feel is emphasized to differentiate it from genuine period decor." Wikipedia

That's what Wikipedia has to say about shabby chic. And this necklace is what I have to say about it! Yes, I know, it's  a piece of jewelry, not a piece of furniture, but who says you can't have both?

This style is now in fashion, and I just know why - because it's gorgeous! I love shabby chic and wish it would never ever go out of style.

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Jasper is called the Nurturing stone. This is an earthly mineral, which will 'nurture' you through your time of stress, depression and anxiety. Jasper is known metaphysically as a stone of gentleness, comfort, peace and relaxation.

Its wide availability often makes its powerful energy and beauty under-appreciated, although there are collectors who specialize in jaspers.

To the ancient and medieval world, the most highly prized was Green Jasper, a rare, single-colored variety ranging from pale spring green to a deep tea or olive green, described by one of the ancient Greek oracles, five centuries before the Christian era as "the grass-green Jasper, which rejoiceth the eye of man and is looked on with pleasure by the immortals".

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The necklace is about 20" long, can be tied up shorter or longer. Five 8mm Jasper beads each hand-wrapped in non-tarnish silver plated artistic wire, on off-white silky ribbon.

Your necklace will arrive to you in safe and pretty package.

The price for the Shabby Chic 'Earth Fairy' Jasper necklace is $55 + shipping and handling.

Yours as always, Anna.

anna@beadlythings.com








Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sea Shell Beach Set

She sells seashells by the seashore :-)

Who doesn't like to go to a beach on a hot summer day? Who doesn't like to look good on the beach? You put on your new bikini, flamboyant silk wrap and .... a new set of beach jewelry, of course!

Made of colored sea shell chips and polished matte sea glass beads this set has 'sand beach' written all over it.

Complete your summer look with this pretty bright-colored necklace and bracelet set.

The three-strand bracelet measures 8" long and finished with pretty flower 12mm clasp. It has four yellow sea glass 8mm beads and each strand consist of about 30-35 pieces of sea shell chips.

The necklace measures 20" long and finished with the same clasp. It has two 8mm yellow sea glass beads and consists of about 64 pieces of sea shell chips. Each chip is about 3-4mm.

This summer set will arrive to you in pretty organza bag. The set is only $28 + shipping and handling. Once you've completed you secure purchase through PayPal web site, you'll be returned to this site.

I wish you all a bright summer!

Yours truly as always, Anna, anna@beadlythings.com 









Monday, May 26, 2014

Malachite and Gold Bracelet

High quality AAA Malachite coin 3-4mm beads, measures 8'' long with gold plated tiny beads and gold filled hook clasp. The beads are shiny and very well polished, without a flaw. Delicate, feminine, simple, yet hardly to get unnoticed on your wrist. Malachite is truly a Royal gemstone. Unique deep-green shade with distinguished pattern makes it recognizable at once among other gemstones.

Price for the bracelet $63 + shipping and handling. The bracelet will arrive to you in pretty organza bag.

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The first culture to make extensive use of malachite was that of Egypt, a country whose history with malachite goes back at least as far as 4,000 BC when it was heavily mined in the Sinai - near what is now the Suez Canal - and in the famous King Solomon's copper mines on the Red Sea.

The Egyptians used malachite primarily for amulets, jewelry and cosmetics: powdered malachite was made into kohl, an Egyptian eye shadow.

Following in the Egyptians' footsteps, Greeks also made jewelry and talismans from malachite to ward off evil spells and thoughts. The Greeks also used malachite architecturally: the famous Temple of Diana (Artemis) in Ephesus -one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (four times as large as Athen's Parthenon) - was decorated with malachite.

But it was Russia's Romanov dynasty who made malachite synonymous with grandiose opulence. Discovered in the foothills of the Urals near Ekaterinburg in 1635, by 1820, high quality malachite -still considered relatively scarce - had become very fashionable for jewelry, frequently mounted in gold and adorned with diamonds. However, just a short time later the output of malachite had increased so much that it began to be thought of as an industrial and even a facing stone rather than just for jewelry.

The19th century proved to be the golden age of Russian malachite. The sumptuous stone became a sign of prestige and a token of wealth - so much so that Russian papers of the time wrote: "To afford having a big piece wrought in malachite is synonymous to owning diamonds."

The Ural tale-writer P.P. Bazhov (1879-1950) lyrically said of malachite: "It is like spring grass under the sun when it is swayed by the wind. The waves on the green color are moving."

Malachite was always a women's mineral and was always dedicated to a goddess in whatever culture: in Egypt to Hathor, in classical times to Aphrodite/Venus, in northern Europe to Freya.

Malachite represented seduction, sensuality, beauty, curiosity, aesthetics and the arts of the Muses. It is a stone of strong protection.

Should you have any question considering this item or any other item or would like to inquire about custom order, do not hesitate to contact me: ANNA@BEADLYTHINGS.COM

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SOLD!

anna@beadlythings.com

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Multicolor Quartz Necklace 'Wise Owl'

As summer is approaching, I started to make more and more bright and colored projects. And this one is just the champion in color - it's pink, it's green, it's yellow - it's multicolored!

The necklace is 20'' long, made of Tourmaline Quartz. The dangle is on a crystal bail with one flat sardonix stone, two green quarts beads and one pink. They are wire wrapped in silver plated non-tarnish wire. Antique Silver Pewter Owl Charm, 11x20mm is what gave the necklace its name.

The bright and juicy necklace perfect for summertime! Wear it with an open neck and shoulders dress, t-shirt or a blouse.

If you want more information or more pictures on the necklace, please do not hesitate to contact me by email: anna@beadlythings.com

I also can make you a whole set: bracelet, earrings...

The Multicolor Quartz Necklace is only $49 + $5 for shipping and handling. It will arrive to you in pretty and safe package.

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Keywords: Power, Energy, Clarity

Quartz cools off the palms and warms up the soul.

Quartz is a stone of clarity which dispels negativity and clears away negative energy. It can be used to purify and clarify on the spiritual, mental, and physical planes. It is powerfully protective because of these properties. Quartz enhances spiritual growth, spirituality and wisdom. Because it clarifies thought processes and emotions, it can increase inspiration and creativity. It can also help particularly with concentration, studying, and retaining what one learns.

Quartz is also a stone of harmony because it balances energies, and is even helpful in romantic relationships. Quartz calms down its owner, dispels phobias and helps overcome stress.



SOLD OUT! Please email me for custom order: anna@beadlythings.com

Please note: due to the nature of stones no two necklaces will be exactly the same. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lapis Lazuli Necklace 'Earthly Zen'

Hello everybody! Today I'll show you Lapis Lazuli necklace 'Earthly Zen'. The pendant is Lapis Lazuli freeform gemstone pendant about 40X50mm, sterling silver Om/Ohm/Aum 20mm sign, two wooden brown beads on copper-orange silky ribbon.

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Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man's history began. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.

Mentally, Lapis Lazuli has helpful energy. It can bring mental and emotional virility and strengthen the mind. It also is said to enhance creativity.  Its energy can help organize daily life as well as organizing and quieting a busy or restless mind. lessening confusion, and increasing concentration.

The stone helps overcome depression and grief. Partly this is due to its energy of bringing inner power and hope. This strong inner power can also build courage, confidence, and overcome shyness.

Lapis Lazuli is traditionally a stone of royalty. When ever I think of it, the Lapiz Lazuli around the eyes of King Tut's mask comes to mind. Truly royal!

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This particular necklace is already sold. But I can make you one too. To request a custom made order, please contact me: anna@beadlythings.com


I love hearing from you!

Yours truly as always,

Anna

Have a great day!


This is my daughter modelling the necklace:



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Men's/Unisex Aquamarine Leather Necklace

This one is a custom made order. My client wanted Aquamarine leather necklace wire wrapped in gold-filled 14K wire and embellished with gold-filled 14K tubes and clasp. I think it turned out very well. Although it was made as a man's necklace, I already received compliments from ladies and some of them told me they would wear it with jeans and a turtleneck. So, I guess it is unisex. Quite simple, yet elegant.

Aquamarine is one of the official birthstones for those born in March. Aquamarine is exceptionally hard and has an outstanding vitreous (glass-like) luster. It is most famous for its breathtaking sea-blue colors which can range from light to dark-blue. The name 'aquamarine' was derived from an old Latin expression which meant 'seawater'.

In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. It was also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness.

This is the stone to help you be in touch with your spiritual being as it brings a great peace and serenity.

If you like this necklace, you can always contact me over email and request something made just for you! My prices are affordable and flexible to meet your needs. Email: anna@beadlythings.com

Yours truly, Anna



Variation for the wire wrap pendant:






Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all moms in the world! Without you we wouldn't survive, we wouldn't be happy.

This Madagascar Jasper set I made for my Mom and she loved it!

I used 16mm round beads, 8mm round beads, 4mm round beads, silver plated non-tarnish wire and suede rope. The set includes a necklace, a bracelet and earrings.

What are you giving to you mom this year?

Like the set? Request a custom made order and have something made just for you.

Yours truly as always,

Anna, jewelry designer at Beadly Things.

anna@beadlythings.com




My mom wearing her Madagascar Jasper set: