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June Collection

Sorry it took a while to post this.  These are now available in my shop:

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Something for Mom

 

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and there’s nothing more to give the most wonderful woman in your life than show her your love, a great big kiss, a warm embrace, and a bouquet of her favorite flowers….

….and of course, jewelry she will love 🙂

South Sea shell pearl nest setting necklace

Three-strand freshwater pearl necklace detachable to form all these styles!

White jade and diamond cubic zircon ear studs

Birthstone locket to hold all those memories

Herkimer diamond quartz necklace with freshwater rice pearls

Large gold South Sea shell pearls with 14k gold discs

A set of South Sea shell pearls

“Like” us in Facebook for more info on these beauties or email me at thedesigner@classicsparklers.com

The Opera

The request:  Opera-length necklace adorned with sapphire and peridot quartz birthstones of the Floral Retreat Collection.

The materials:  Natural pyrite, 14k gold chain and wire, sapphire and quartz briolettes AND hours and hours of weaving, crocheting etc.

The result:

36-inch necklace detachable to form 2 strands with 2 detachable pendants. This is keeping in line with ClassicSparklers’ philosophy of versatility in each piece bring you more value for your money 🙂

This piece was about a month and a half in the making.  Our first opera length necklace.  When it comes to design and execution challenges such as this, we really take our time in making them.  Thus, you are assured of high quality bridge jewelry that is a wearable work of art.

Gold prices are still increasing, so if you’d like me to create something like this for you, send an email at thedesigner@classicsparklers.com or leave a message in facebook.

The Classic Pearl Necklace

You can never go wrong with a pearl necklace.  This lovely doctor wanted a gold pearl necklace.  That’s all she asked.

Since the client loved the South Sea shell pearl necklace I was wearing that day we met, I used the same pearls but in size 14mm and in the color gold!  I added my handmade 14k gold discs and adorned its center with natural gold pyrite.

I’ve got more of these South Sea shell pearls in store waiting for another gorgeous bespoke order.  The colors available are baby pink, turquoise, white (all in 16mm) and white, gold and turquoise in 12mm.

Leave a message at thedesigner@classicsparklers.com

Waiting For Supplies to Arrive

After seeing the Trellis earrings, a client was curious about the stones composing the piece. After sending her photos of the Tundra sapphires and beautiful faceted Mozambique garnets, she instantly requested for 2 necklaces that will contain these two.  I have worked on the design in my head and decided on how it will look like.  Future updates on that soon.

I’ve just finished a huge order of baroque freshwater pearl earrings for a wonderful client who plans to give them as gifts to their lady guests.

I am also working on another tassle earring project after a client saw the Mughal Princess earrings.  I will be using her birthstones and those of her two daughters.  Another challenging work ahead for this piece and I love it!

Other than those, I have 2 orders for my Floral Retreat neckpieces, a citrine set, South Sea shell pearl necklace, a pair of Nest earrings.  The supplies have not arrived yet.

Phew! Reading back through this post, please excuse me for being in and out of blog posting for a while.  Although I will do my best to drop in every day, I don’t think I will be able to post long.

In the meantime, why not browse through my shop cause there might be something you might like 🙂

Readers, I will give you a 15% discount if you mention the “BLOGDISCOUNT15”  coupon upon checkout 🙂

BIRTHDAY CONTEST

It’s my birthday tomorrow (October 20) and I decided to have little contest of who can correctly answer the question:

PRIZE at stake:

One of the following necklaces of your choice of gemstone:

Garnet
Aquamarine
Mediterranean Quartz
Mediterranean Quartz with signature nest disc
Rock Crystal Quartz

MECHANICS:

1. “Like” my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ClassicSparklers/154565024586823

2. email me your answers at: joanne.ranada@gmail.com

3. first person who gets BOTH correct answers will receive a message from me via email or facebook message

4. relatives within the 3rd degree of consanguinity and affinity are disqualified. sorry guys! 🙂

5. Have fun!

Love,

Joanne

Everyday Necklaces

I like pairing my jewelry with the clothes I wear everyday. 

Well, not exactly pairing per se.  I just like wearing accessories to complete the whole ensemble.  They may not be in the same color family or theme but they should at least complement or highlight the look I am going for.

However, one cannot buy every and all kinds of jewelry! And knowing us, girls, with the way we love buying clothes, there should at least be that versatile piece of accessory to fit all kinds of look.

This dilemma can only be solved by affordable but elegant and timeless pieces that you can change everyday! 

Thus, I created the “Everyday”  Necklace. 

Wear it with your business suit, your casual outfit, or even your evening dress.  Pair it with a collared top and jeans during dress down days.  The versatility of the necklaces are enhanced by their unique designs.  Subtle but creative.  Semi precious gemstones, South Sea shell pearls, freshwater pearls, faceted Austrian crystals and more wire wrapped in 14k gold filled (rolled gold).  They hang from dainty chains that glimmer as they “disappear” into your skin.  A little twist and a little turn here or there, wait for the chain to catch the light and give out that sparkle.

The J. Pedreria for ClassicSparklers Everyday Necklace Collection is now available here.

Now for some eye candy 🙂

Inspirations 4

 

Necklace available here.

What Inspires Me

The rainbow……

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Sunlight & dew drops…..

photo credit

and most of all….

LOVE….


all available here.

Custom Work

One thing that always gets me excited with this little business endeavor of mine is when a client requests for something I have not done before, meaning: custom work. 

This always presents as a challenge to me because I get to be creative as much as I can without sacrificing the idea or theme that the client wants.  Most of the time, the request will just be a vague as asking for a specific stone, like garnet to represent her birth month, which is January.  With all the exchange of conversations we’ve had over the internet, emails, mostly, I had to make a necklace and earring set using garnet gemstones.

When I make custom work, I always put into consideration what the personality of the client is.  Expect me to always ask:

1.  What is it for or where will it be used?

2.  When do you want it done?

3. Any other special consideration?

After taking all these into consideration, of course, I will have to end up with a design that will also include my signature nest setting.  I will check my inventory to see if I have all the materials.  If not, I will visit my supplier the following weekend.  Otherwise, the creativity begins. 

During the process, my original idea will evolve.  Most of the time I will not stick to my original design but instead, I will make it better!  I think that’s where creativity is best measured.  It is the ability to innovate and create something while in the middle of trying to meet all the specifics.  In the end, I will be happy with the result, and the client happier than I.

So, anyway, here is one of my custom work

Garnet.  Nest setting. Necklace and earring set. Perfect!