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Wild & Funky Charm Necklace

Designing Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry as a custom order is one of my favorite ways to created jewelry. When I have the privilege of putting a face and personality on the designs I create the piece takes on that much more meaning and love.  Whether it’s a preferred color or style I can work with pretty much any desire.

Often times people e-mail me asking for a custom piece of handcrafted beaded jewelry as a gift for someone special.  I converse with them to learn a little bit about the person that will be receiving the gift to get to know them better.  This helps me design a piece that I know they will love and that fits the style of what they wear.

In some cases, people say “She’s wild and crazy, so the more colors the better.  Anything goes so have fun designing it Dawn.  I’ll leave it up to your imagination.”  And away my creativity does go.

Such was the case with this charm necklace.  This set was ordered as a gift for a wonderful woman.  She loves LOTS of color and likes big, chunky styled jewelry.  I chose to do a charm style because I could add tons of fun colors and different textures to the finished look.

I can’t wait to hear the squeals from both the gift giver and the recipient of this handmade beaded necklace.


If you like this style necklace and would like a custom design created for yourself or someone you care about, feel free to use the contact form above to send me an e-mail.  I’m happy to gift wrap and send directly to the recipient if you live far away from each other!

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Semi-Precious Gemstone Jewelry

Beaded Gemstone Jewelry

Semi-Precious Gemstone Jewelry is a great gift alternative that you can give, rather than shopping at the mall jewelry stores. The beauty of giving semi-precious gemstones is that you get more gemstone for the money.  And you have a much larger selection in affordable price ranges.

As a designer, I enjoy working with Semi-Precious Gemstones because there are so many options on the market.  Someone can give me a color scheme and I can create a one-of-a-kind piece of handmade beaded jewelry that your friend or loved one can wear for years to come.  Even more fun, is when someone tells me, “My friend has an August Birthday.  Can you create something in her birthstone?”

Indeed I can!  Peridot is the official birthstone of August.  It’s beautiful light green color is the perfect summer shade.  While the peridot jewelry you see in mall jewelry stores starts at $50 and gets much, much more expensive for faceted gemstones.  As a jewelry artisan, I utilize peridot nuggets, and peridot chips to create a vibrant pop of color.  This gives you more gemstone jewelry for the money.

What other gemstones do you have access too?

The list is endless!  Amethyst & garnets are also popular birthstones.  But not just birthstones are popular.  Turquoise, jade, quart (which comes in a whole host of colors) lapis lazuli, goldstone and so, so many more.  When you’re working with semi-precious gemstone beads, you can get a variety of shapes & sizes as well.  Therefore whatever you’re looking for and want designed, is absolutely possible when creating semi-precious gemstone jewelry.

Gemstone Dangle Earrings

If you’re looking to have something special created, use the contact form above to get in touch.  I’m happy to help you turn your ideas and desires into a custom designed piece of gemstone jewelry just for you!

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Lampwork Glass Purple Bead Bracelet

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Purple Bead Bracelet

8" Purple Lampwork Beads & Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

Nothing melts my heart more than beautiful lampwork glass beads and the color Purple!  I love working with Purple when creating my custom made jewelry.  I have used some beautiful lampwork glass beads and some gorgeous purple Swarovski Crystals.  This Purple Bead Bracelet uses a little bit of both mediums to create a one of a kind design.

Bracelets can be tailored to fit most any size wrist.  Replicas can also be made in longer lengths to become ankle bracelets.  When the fashion trend is shorts and skirts, many people like to have coordinating custom made jewelry.  Bracelet and Anklets or Earrings & Necklaces – in whatever the color you choose, having handcrafted artisan jewelry adds a special element to your look.  Not only are you getting custom made jewelry, but you’re supporting a small business owner, you’re supporting your community and helping to build a strong foundation once again.

From the lampwork glass beads, to the individually wire wrapped links choosing handcrafted artisan jewelry makes a difference.  For me, designing this purple bead bracelet was pure joy.  From the conception of the idea to wire wrapping of each link of this glass bead bracelets I put my heart and my passion into this handmade beaded bracelet.

To get more details about this purple bead bracelet, click here!

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Wire Wrapping Jewelry

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Wire-Wrapped Aqua Crystal Necklace

Wire wrapping jewelry is a style of designing artisan beaded jewelry that has been popular for years.  Using various thicknesses of wire, artisans bend, twist and curl the wire to make exclusive, one-of-a-kind designs.  The beauty behind wire wrapped jewelry is that you can take a plain cabachon, tumbled stone, or piece beach glass and turn it into an absolutely gorgeous pendant using your hands and some skillful work with your pliers.

Wire wrapped jewelry is popular for many different reasons.  You can add extra pizazz to a basic chain necklace, you can create personality on simple pendants and stones, you can design your own links to create handmade wire jewelry.  Wire wrapping jewelry is also the way I started designing jewelry.

When I first started creating jewelry, I wasn’t sure which direction or style of artisan crafted jewelry I wanted to create.  Nor did I have any idea at the amount of beautiful beads, crystals, chains, and more supplies that were available.  All I saw was an inspiration in my mind and from there it snowballed into the company and designs I have today.

Each necklace, earrings or bracelet turn out unique when wire wrapping jewelry.  If you’re curious about wire wrapped jewelry or want to give it a try, here’s the first book I purchased off of Amazon.  It has wonderful illustrated step-by-step directions for wire wrapping.  The projects are also incredibly wearable, not to trendy that they will go out of style!  I encourage you, give wire wrapping a try!  You just might find that it’s fun and you enjoy sharing your creative energies!

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Copper Wire Jewelry

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Copper Wire Jewelry

Peridot & Copper Wire Earrings

Copper Wire Jewelry has become a recent passion.  I love how the copper is shiny and inviting, and it compliments ANY skintone.  In household decor, like garden statues, I also love how the copper patinas.  However, when it comes to copper wire jewelry, most people want it to maintain is shiny finish.

Copper Wire provides an alternative to tradition gold and silver finishes.  It is a bit warmer and yet blends with so many colored gemstones.  When I make copper wire jewelry, I use non-tarnish copper wire.  That way it maintains is warm glowing luster.  The trend we’re seeing on the jewelry scene is antiqued copper chains making them appear vintage.

Copper is known to be a tremendous conductor.  As such, many people believe in the healing properties of copper.  It is believed copper can alleviate cramp like symptoms.  It is also said copper promotes the smooth functioning of body glands and can prevent the calcification and wear & tear on joints.

Copper Wire Jewelry is the perfect solution for those people that want to look fashionable and live a healthy lifestyle too.  You can blend trendy jewelry with healing properties to be the most well-rounded person you can be.

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