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Birthstone Pearl Collection

Birthstone Pearl Collection

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What I’ve Been Up To

Sorry for the lack of post, guys! Two weeks ago way up until last weekend, you all know I joined a weddings expo.  And since it would have been my first time to join one, I had to prepare.  From the business cards to the flyers, way up to the products and accessories that would adorn my little vignette.  I can proudly say I’ve gotten lots of queries and I’m quite surprised how many couples are not aware of customized ceremony candles and wedding cords yet 🙂  Well, I’m right here if you need one 🙂 The two full days of being in the expo tired me up so much that I just plopped down in bed when I got home.  Then Monday came and it was back to work, my day job, I mean.  But that did not stop there.  The whole work week was just that: WORK.  There was so much to do and so many deadlines to meet.  I had to stay in the office later than usual and by the time I got home, all the time I had left were for my family. Now that everything’s back to normal, I’m now in my crafty creative mode, finishing some custom orders, which deserves a post of its own.  ‘Til then!

Emerald Lane

I’ve mentioned before that I started with ornate headbands.  I have moved on to other items now but my love for making these works of art has not changed.  While I love making these beauties, the cost, time and materials makes me create them only if requested. 

Last weekend I received a message about a soon to be bride wanting to buy my ornate emerald headband.  Remember that these are custom pieces, thus, those in my store are there for illustration purposes. This means that once an order is placed, that is the time I will only make them.

Behold Angela’s headband!  Made from mother of pearl flowers, jade and adventurine nuggets, majorica pearls and Austrian crystal.  All of these are wire wrapped in high quality stainless steel wire.

I’d love to make one for you too, on your special day 🙂

For custom orders, please click here 🙂

All About Pearls

Not just any other pearl, but the actual pearls I use in my 2011 Collection.

This is a new year and a new year entails new discoveries.  Late last year I discovered what will constitute my pearl collection for 2011: South Sea Shell Pearls.

Little is known about this variety of pearls and so I will share a little of what I have found out:

South Sea Shell pearls are the by-products of the REAL South Sea Pearls.  By this, it means that the shell of the clams producing these beauties are cut and pulverized or powdered and shaped to form a perfect round pearl.  Successive layers are added over and over again mimicking the process of how natural pearls are created.

The effect is practically a flawfless and perfect shaped pearl!

BENEFITS

When creating pearl jewelry, I prefer to up the ante and use these kinds of pearls.  They are unique and perfect and their quality is superb with the same feel and weight as the real South Sea pearls!

While considered man-made (although some real South Sea pearls are made from a nucleus inserted by man in the oyster to form the pearl), these pearls are not synthetic and neither are they made from wax or glass.

In my next post, I will be showing you what I was able to create using these beauties 🙂

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.

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Ashlie received the package already!

I panic!

Packages of beautiful stones arrived in the mail over the last two weeks and I instantly got excited!

As you can see I have agate, lots of chalcedony, carnelian, rock crystal, jasper, garnet, lucite and lots lots more.  This was my first purchase abroad (meaning: outside the Philippines).  The investment was more than what I usually spend on stones here, but the quality of these are way much better.

I can’t wait to execute the designs that are already crowding my head!

Here are some of what I made:

Everything is now available at my etsy shop.

Watches

I don’t exactly recall how I started making watch bracelets.  I think I walked into my supplier’s store and saw a gazillion of watch heads.  My mind started spinning from all the ideas.   They were an instant hit and eventually got sold out, also because became popular as part of wedding packages I also offered in multiply.