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February Birthstone: Amethyst

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There has been a birthstone associated which each month out of the year for centuries, with birthstones holding a special place in the hearts of many. A lot of people seek out handmade jewelry depicting their birthstone or the birthstones of their loved ones. For February, the birthstone is Amethyst, a gorgeous purple variety of quartz that is very popular ... Read More »

The History of Glassmaking in America: Lampwork Beads

The lampwork technique consists of transforming molten glass into various artworks, including beads that are very popular in jewelry. Lampwork was first done by the use of alcohol lamps in which the flame would be increased in temperature using bellows. This craft has been widely practiced since the 14th century in Murano, Italy, but it wasn’t brought to the United ... Read More »

The Meaning Behind Each Color

If you can’t quite decide on the perfect necklace or aren’t sure which ring to choose for yourself, let the colors be your guide. Fashion jewelry is so much more meaningful when a little extra thought has gone into choosing it. Why not commemorate a special occasion or time in your life with a meaningful stone? You have probably heard ... Read More »

The Perfect Patriotic Look

Fourth of July Fashion Jewelry It’s almost that time of year again! With the rising temperature comes the Fourth of July. If you are looking for something patriotic to celebrate the day, why not get creative? You don’t need to pick up tacky stars and stripes jewelry! Try combining your fashion jewelry to create an all-American look. Handcrafted jewelry is ... Read More »

Famous Gems and Beaded Jewelry: The Hope Diamond

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You’ve probably heard of the Hope Diamond—the 45.52 carat megalith of a gemstone, colored a deep ocean blue with hints of violet. Legend says the Hope Diamond was stolen from its setting in the eye, or the third eye, of a sacred Indian statue, adorned with priceless gems and beaded jewelry. For the record, this legend is probably just that—a ... Read More »

Beaded Bracelets Are the Perfect Gift Article

Beaded Bracelets – Beaded Bracelets Are the Perfect Gift by SWCreations Beaded bracelets are no longer the simple threaded bracelets they once were. These fine pieces of handcrafted jewelry are in high demand as their hand crafted beauty shines through. Everything you can imagine is available, including button jewelry bracelets, crystal bracelets of every color, charm and bead bracelets, gemstone ... Read More »

Beaded Earrings for 6 E-Personalities Article

Beaded Earrings for 6 E-Personalities by SWCreations Beaded earrings are a wonderful gift for the elegant, eclectic, energetic, eccentric, earthy, or eloquent person in your life. There are many personality styles out there, and just as many earrings made out of beautiful beads! Elegant earrings are the first. Beautiful, gentle colors made in many dangling styles to suit even the ... Read More »

Beaded Anklets – Less Common Always Popular Article

Beaded Anklets Great Gift for Others or Yourself! Author: SWCreations One very popular piece of jewelry that’s always popular and less common is the anklet.  It adds a little something special to the warm weather wardrobe that a necklace simply cannot do.  There are a lot of styles available to get when you are shopping for beaded anklets.  When choosing ... Read More »

Handcrafted Beaded Earrings – A Unique Fashion Statement

Women take fashion very seriously, and many view the clothes and accessories that they wear as the paint with which they create their own artistic story about who they are and who they want to be. We’ve all shopped for jewelry at big chain stores, and been disappointed with the selection and the quality of the piece that we find. ... Read More »

SWCreations Articles – Sapphire—A Gem Fit for Royalty

Sapphire Gemstones are a Perfit Fit for Royalty written for SWCreations by Lisa Vella For centuries, sapphires have made their mark in the history of our world.  Understandably so—they are beautiful and unique gemstones that come in many different varieties.  In 1912, the American National Association of Jewelers recognized sapphire for its wonderful qualities and named it as the official ... Read More »

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