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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 »

SWCreations Spin 2 Win Jewelry

Congratulations to Aprils slot machine winners Maria Sanabria and Cindy Stoneking! You have won your choice of a $20 gift card, pair of earrings $20 or under or one of the pairs of earrings shown on our SWCreations Facebook slot machine page. Please contact us through our website to redeem your prize! Thank You to all that played and keep ... Read More »

SWCreations May Jewelry Drawing Winner

Congratulations Anna from Connecticut – the lucky winner of our May Jewelry Drawing winner.  The prize for May was a handcrafted blue heart purse charm key chain. Thanks to all of your for your entries in our summer month drawing. Join our newsletter to receive information about June’s drawing. SWCreations Beaded Jewelry Read More »

Dazzling Drusy Crystal: A Hot Item in Today’s Jewelry Market

Dazzling Drusy Crystal: A Hot Item in Today’s Jewelry Market written for SWCreations by Lisa A. Vella One form of quartz crystal that is becoming more popular among jewelry designers today is known as the Drusy (pronounced DREW-zee) mineral. Oddly enough, there are many different spellings, including “druzy,” “drusie,” “druse,” and even “drusies.” The word itself originated from the German ... Read More »

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