Monday, August 27, 2012

How I create my jewelry?


On Sunday, one of my customers wanted me to create some custom jewelry for her. She asked what was important to me in the design. A interesting question which I had never been asked. My thoughts on the jewelry I create:

When I do designs, of any kind, what is of the utmost importance to me is the following:
 
1) It must function: this means not too heavy, the elements don't bend, break, catch on clothing. It will be something you will love to wear 10 years from now. You have to be careful when creating jewelry for the sake of art. The art has to always be secondary to the wearability of the creation.
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2) It must be durable: No inexpensive metals that turn, or wear off, like silver plate. This is the reason I love the alternative metals of stainless steel, pewter, silver filled and other high end metals. They are great alternatives to the cost of sterling than can run $35 per ounce before fabrication. I used to work only in sterling...as a silversmith, but it became too costly.
3) It must be asthetic to the eye, with balance of design in both color and shape.
4) It must have a magical quality. The crystals sparkle, the bracelet makes a light noise like windchimes, and I wish it makes you smile and lightens your day every time you wear it.

These are all things I do before I create a piece of jewelry. I might love a look, a bead, or a charm, but if it doesn't meet my high standards, I don't use it.
 

~I wish you a magical day~
Dea

Friday, August 17, 2012

Great Feedback from one of our customers on Etsy, she purchased the Alice in Wonderland Charm Bracelet. 
"+++++++++ My Alice in Wonderland bracelet just arrive and my co-workers and I are dancing with excitement over how cute this is! Even the wrapping paper and mailing label matches the theme of the bracelet! My niece will be thrilled! Dea is a joy with which to work and I can't wait to order my next bracelet! Thank you so much! "

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Life Legacy Custom Charm Bracelet

I just completed a legacy bracelet, my first for an Etsy customer. This bracelet tells the history of her family.

Here is her comments upon receiving her bracelet:




Life Legacy Custom Charm Bracelet
"My custom bracelet just arrived today and it has exceeded my expectations, though I am not surprised. Dea takes such care in obtaining information about what you want and seems as enthusiastic about the creating the piece as I am. She created a legacy bracelet of my family with photos of my parents, grandparents and other special relatives along with charms that represent how they have inspired me in my life. This is truely an heirloom piece that will be cherished for generations! Thank you so much!"

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dia Des Los Muertos

Day of the Dead Charm Bracelet

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Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Mexican Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed on.
Day of the Dead charm bracelet on Etsy

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My new charm bracelet Moonbeams Magic Shoppe

Moonbeams Magic Potion Shoppe

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I had such fun designing this charm bracelet.  It is a beautiful neutral tones and can be worn with anything.  

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I love to hear from my customers~

I received this great email today from one of my customers, very touching. It is one of the reasons I continue to create jewelry. My jewelry seems to bring a little bit of magic into peoples life, and I am so humbled that I am able to earn my living this way.

"I just received my bracelet ... May I just tell you how BEAUTIFUL IT IS.. :) I have not found a charm bracelet to my liking ever before, but this one I LOVE.. My son purchased it for me and he is in Afghanistan in the army.. I will wear this everyday with love.." K.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Peter Rabbit Charm Bracelet

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New Peter Rabbit charm bracelet.  This bracelet took 3 months to complete.  I had to find images, photoshop, locate charms, and then create.  It was such fun!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Wizard of Oz, Over the Rainbow



There is something so magical about the Land of Oz.  Here is my new Wizard of Oz, Over the Rainbow Charm Necklace.  I will be creating earrings and a Simply Charming Bracelet to match this beautiful necklace.  The necklace is danity and small while the charms are only 1 1/4 inch drop.

Friday, July 20, 2012