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It all started with headbands……

…..and the rest, they say, is history.

Yes, this is how ClassicSparklers started getting noticed.  In my headbands I incorporated gemstone chips, mother of pearl, majorica and freshwater pearls, Austrian crystals, and swarovski crystals.  Added to this is the fact that I add a bit of history to each item:

Some experts believe that headbands were actually copied from the early day wreaths that were from the early Greek period.

Old mosaic portraits showed Byzantine women wearing jewelled bands and head dresses.

Not just like any other fashion accessory, ClassicSparklers headpieces are designed to be functional. They take you from your day to day activities to an evening out in the town.

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August Challenge

This piece is an entry for the “August Based Theme: Intro To Harvest”.

Fall color reports indicate a soft, inviting orange as part of the season’s palette, as we welcome hints of autumn richness.

The Coral Wrap earrings is made from natural coral beads wrapped in crocheted sterling silver. Drop is approximately 1.5 inches.

Now available.

Coming soon

It’s a lazy, quiet Sunday morning.  I’m done with the household chores,  have given the little one his bath, and now we sit side by side as I listen to him read his books.  I, on the other hand, have my coffee mug at my side as I go through hundreds of photos I’ve taken the past few days of new pieces that I’ll be posting over the next few weeks.  However, excitements get me as I can’t wait to share with you what’s in store.  🙂

So, just for you, loyal readers, you get a sneak peek of up and coming pieces from me 🙂

“Kaleidoscope”

Except for the “Kaleidoscope” necklace, everything here has not yet been posted.  Should you be interested in one, please do drop me a message either here or send me a convo here 🙂

Classic Weddings Part II

Ashlie requested for a grass-green jewelry set composed of a pair of earrings and bracelet for her 5 bridesmaids.  The wedding colors are purple and green.  I presented her with this:

THE EARRINGS: Crocheted sterling silver wire formed into discs surrounded by green swarovski crystals with smooth amethyst rondelle in the middle. Size 1 inch in diameter. Dangler earring that is very elegant and organic earrings. Sturdy construction but very lightweight.

BRACELET: Austrian crystals wire wrapped with sterling silver wire.

Ashlie loved the idea and request for a bridal headpiece.  All she said was that she wanted it white and sparkly.

edit:

Ashlie received the package already!

The color for 2010: Turquoise

I have always been fascinated with this gemstone and if I remember correctly, it was the first gemstone I ever worked with!

The ancient Egyptians used turquoise in jewelry. It’s color ranges from greenish-blue or pale sky blue. The name means “Turkish stone” as it came to Europe by way of Turkey. Turquoise was mined more than 6,000 years ago in Sinai and is one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures.

If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. The turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home.

This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it.  It takes on the characteristics of the owner.

The baghag, one of my daily blog reads, said that turquoise is the color for 2010.  And thus, in honor of this beautiful stone, I’d like to share with you a few creations.  Enjoy!

Memorable Weddings (1 of 2)

The first wedding client I ever had was my cousin.

Her request was for me to create an accessory line for her entourage that will go well with their gowns.

She also asked me to make her wedding cord.  This she was very specific.  She wanted one in the shape of a rosary so as to put in the altar after the wedding.

For her, there was the bridal watch.  I was very nervous about this.  She wanted it stretchable.  I can’t find a photo of it, though.

For her wedding coordinators, she asked me to create something in their favorite colors.   I decided on a necklace.  One was a detachable triple strand necklace, the other was a detachable double strand. Again, I can’t find the photos.

Then a few years after, our youngest girl cousin tied the knot, she also asked for my help.

For this wedding I made 150 rosary souvenirs

for the maid of honor


for the bride’s mother, my aunt

for the mother in law

for the grandma

ornate headbands for the flower girls

a hairvine for the bride

For the principal sponsors, I made wire-wrapped bookmarks and peinetas

Last but not least, the wedding cord

to be continued……