Recently I have been looking for some different handcrafted jewelry. Mother’s Day is coming up and I really didn’t want to get my mom the same old same old. Instead, I wanted to find something a little more unique. And when it comes to shopping online you can find several different sites with jewelry designs. These aren’t the usual designs that you see on every other site online. These are pieces that are crafted by a real jewelry designer instead of manufactured by mass production.
One of the things I have been looking at is beaded jewelry. This type of style is actually a very cool option to go for because it really is unique in design and style. Now depending on what you want – bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and pendants you will find different colorings, stones, beads and of course prices. One website I visited today had exactly what I was looking for and the prices were pretty fantastic as well and it looks to be like something that my mom would really like. Some of my favorite pieces have been listed below.
Mystic Topaz CZ Crystal Pearl Beaded Bracelet – Handcrafted 7 1/2 inch beaded bracelet created with faceted mystic topaz gemstones, sand opal 2x AB Swarovski Austrian crystals, faceted oval cubic zirconium beads, white freshwater pearls, Bali .925 silver, sterling silver, sterling silver heart clasp, and a sterling imported Bali butterfly charm.
Alexandrite Blue Pearl Crystal Earrings – Handcrafted 1 1/2 inch beaded earwire earrings created with alexandrite Swarovski Austrian crystals, dark blue Swarovski crystal-based pearls, bright Bali .925 silver, sterling earwires, and sterling silver.
Venetian Rose Twist Crystal Necklace – Adjustable 19 – 20 inch beaded necklace created with cream Charlotte seed beads, rose, jonquil (pale yellow), and peach Swarovski Austrian crystals, light satin brushed sterling silver, bright and oxidized Bali .925 silver, sterling silver, and a sterling silver heart clasp. The pendant is a Murano Venetian glass twist that measures 2 1/2 x 1″.
Black Tie Affair Lampwork Pendant Necklace – Handcrafted adjustable 16 – 17 inch fancy sterling silver necklace with a 2×3/4 inch handcrafted SRA Lampwork black and white art glass pendant, accented with vitrail Swarovski Austrian crystals, Bali .925 silver bail, and sterling silver.
The last one involved lampwork obviously – which is a really cool process so be sure to check it out! These sites will also have other designs and category options as well such as; awareness, watches, designer collections, my beadloved buttons vintage button pendants and necklaces. And something else – beaded gifts. These are varying pieces such as anklets, birthstones, bookmarks and purse charms that are specifically made with beads. These aren’t shoddy gifts – these are really nicely crafted gifts that anyone – man or woman and any age would enjoy!
Hoffman Bali Batiks Factory
Hoffman Bali Batiks are truly “magic fabrics,” designed and made specifically for quilters and home sewists around the world. Each yard is made by hand at the Hoffman Bali Factory on the island paradise of Bali. The motifs (artwork) of the batiks and colorways created for the hand-dyes (mottled blender fabrics) originate with textile artists employed at the Hoffman California Fabrics’ headquarters in Mission Viejo, California. The artwork and colorstory boards are sent to the Bali factory, where master craftspeople produce the fabrics using age-old methods of dyeing and wax-stamping with a metal stamp (also known as a “chop”). Hoffman California Fabrics creates hundreds of new designs of batiks and hand-dyes each year, producing thousands of yards of fabrics annually for use in keepsake quilting and sophisticated home-sewing and apparel projects. See fabric swatches, download free quilt patterns and learn more about this entrepreneurial, family-owned company founded in 1924 at www.hoffmanfabrics.com.