Friday, December 18, 2015

create jewelry, 2015

Previously, I wrote about how my earrings were included in the advertisement for the create jewelry magazine.  Well, I actually had 3 pieces accepted and published in this magazine!

The first were the earrings in the ad.  They are my Daphne earrings and named after my daughter who actually helped me sort through my beads to look for beads and components that fit the inspiration.  She found the bracelet links and I came up with the design. 

Daphne earrings.  Green apple and pale blue brass earrings.  Gift for Her.

The second was a necklace.  I had found the colors in these beads so pretty but in my organizing mind, I definitely liked the look of them in order.  A graduated order of color. Greek ceramic washers separated with sterling silver plated washers make up the front of this necklace.

The third was another pair of earrings.  I like these tiny O beads - they can add just a tiny bit of accent color to all sorts of designs.  The small pendants are handmade ceramic beads by Gaea. 

You can check them all out for sale on my Etsy site here:  Gems of Summer

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

jewelry stringing, Summer 2015

This post has been in draft mode for too long...

A little late is better than never....

This is the first magazine that I was published in:

So excited to be included in here!  (Yes, that is in the Summer 2015 one).

My necklace is the Beading on a Budget item.   When I saw the turquoise palette inspiration, I immediately thought of this chain that I had purchased (awhile back) in several colors and came up with an idea to use all the chains at once and have them visible on the wearer (in other words, not just in the back of a necklace, where chain is usually relegated!)

For sale, click here:

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Teal and Coral and Brass Flower Earrings.  Czech Glass Earrings.  Gift for Her.
Huge sale going on in the Etsy shop. 

40% off any jewelry.  Coupon code:  CYBER40

Looking for the perfect gift for the holidays?
Handmade, unique jewelry available in the Gems of Summer Etsy shop.

Check it out!  
Type in 'CYBER40' in the coupon code box at Etsy.  If you have any questions, feel free to email me on Etsy. 
Expires December 12th.  
Poinsettia Earrings.  Silver Flower and Red Beaded Dangle Earrings.  Gift for Her. 
Red-orange, Aqua and Gold Bracelet.  Czech glass Bracelet.  Magnetic Closure Bracelet.  Gift for Her.