Monday, November 25, 2013

My New Blue Moon Crescent Charm Necklace on Etsy.  A beautiful piece in stainless steel, pewter charms, and sterling silver crown setting. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Beautiful New Affirmation Jewelry

A beautiful NEW charm bracelet, in 316L stainless steel, sterling silver and Sunlight Swarvoski crystals with the inspiring quote:
"Someday everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason."New Bracelet

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

**Why I only use USA cast pewter charms**

Frequently I am asked why I only use USA cast pewter in my Jewelry.   It’s simply the quality, safety, beauty and as I like to say “lasts a lifetime” of these USA produced charms .

But, let’s talk about why you will never find Tibetan “pewter” charms in my jewelry.  Tibetan charms are sold by the 1,000’s on Etsy and Ebay, and almost every charm bracelet I see on those venues are created with these charms.  Tibetan charms are about 1/8th the cost of USA cast pewter. 
**Here is why you will never find Tibetan charms in my jewelry**

What I know:
Tibetan charms are heavy, brittle, lack the detail and the thin silver plating wears off quickly.  Just take a polish rag and you will be able to remove the finish in about 10 seconds or less.

From Wikipedia:
Currently, jewelry, beads and castings described as 'Tibetan Silver' tend to be a base iron'cheese metal' casting, overlaid with this pewter and silver plating and are easily broken due to a loose, fragile inner casting. The latter productions are therefore only suitable for small castings up to around 12 mm, or transient 'fashion' jewelry with a short lifespan.

Ebay disclosure:
Metallurgical testing of twelve items offered for sale on EBay as Tibetan Silver indicates that these articles frequently contain no silver whatsoever. In addition, test results from the initial tests in 2007 found that high levels of lead and other dangerous metals such as arsenic can be present.

USA Cast Pewter (Blackberry Designs Jewelry):
Although all pewter contains trace amounts of lead, the term "lead free pewter" is used to describe pewter that meets the stringent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standard. The predominant metal used to make pewter is tin.  Tin can be considered a precious and expensive metal. It's the 4th most precious metal in common usage after platinum, gold and silver. It also has a long-standing history as it has been mined and used to make objects both decorative and functional for over 3000 years.  Craftsman have rediscovered the glowing beauty and practical function of fine pewter. Pewter jewelry components have the luster and detail of antique sterling silver, more economical to manufacture, will never tarnish or turn, and lasts a lifetime.

Blackberry Designs Jewelry
Masterfully Crafted * Magically Charming®

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Black Cauldron  
Masterfully Crafted * Magically Charming®
Stainless steel & Pewter, will last a lifetime

The Black Cauldron, just in time for the witching hour of Halloween.  With vintage images of witches c.1920.  Now on Etsy in time for Halloween:
#witch #halloween  #witchjewelry  #charmBracelet #HalloweenJewelry  #stainlessSteel  

Saturday, September 28, 2013

They did the mash, they did the Monster Mash!

Monster mash charm bracelet, as always in stainless steel, USA pewter, and crystals by Swarovski.  My charm bracelets are Heirloom Quality, Masterfully Crafted and Magically charming, and will last for years.  You can purchase this stunning bracelet on Etsy

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Pumpkin Patch Farm
NEW, "The Pumkin Patch Farm", charm bracelet. I hand enamel pumpkins, handstamp 316L stainless steel, and create the glass charms with resin....just in time for the fall season!
You can find it on my Etsy store: Blackberry Designs

Autumn Leaves Charm Bracelet

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Autumn, my favorite season of the year. Here is my beautiful new charm bracelet with hickory, mulberry, oak, chesnut, and maple leaves and some new of my hand enamel leaves in copper, gold, and olive green. As always, in stainless steel and pewter. #charmBracelet #autumnJewelry  #fall  #leaves #autumnBracelet  #copperGreen  #crystalJewelry  You can find this beautiful bracelet on my Etsy store.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

WINNER OF The Queen's Treasure Midnight Pearl Earrings...
**Peggy Sue McRae**

  Great news! Next Wednesdays give-away:
  I see fairies in your future, a magical pair of fairy earrings, with moonlight crystals by Swarvoski. 
This piece will make you believe in magic!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

These beautiful earrings, The Queen's Treasure, will go to a lucky winner Thursday morning.
How to enter: 
1) Comment on the blog, "where you would wear these earrings if you won them", that's it, you're entered.
2) Winner is draw at random and will be announced on Thursday morning.
These earrings are created with Swarvoski glass pearls,crystals, and stainless steel.  You can find more information about this radiant pair of earrings on my etsy store:

This radiant stainless steel cup chain with crystals just came in from my manufacturer. I will be setting the crystals myself so can offer this is just about any crystal color Swarvoski makes. Here is a new bridal design, hope you love it as much as I do! It's a piece with bling! As always in stainless steel, lasts a lifetime! I offer this both for the mother of the groom and mother of the bride, makes great gifts for the future Mother in Law.  You can find this bracelet on my Etsy store:

Friday, September 13, 2013

Key Chains and Enchanted Dragons!

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I love key chains!  "The Enchanted Dragon", is a radiant key chain in golds and purples with artist Erin Hogans Dragon.  Check out Erins Art on her Blog.

Great Inspirational Jewelry!

One of my favorite jewelry designs are pendants with positive quotes and sayings.
 I believe as Albert Einstein said:
 "Everything Is Energy and That’s All There Is To It. Match the Frequency of the Reality You Want" .
 I love this quote, and have create a stainless steel pendant from this. The chain, findings are all stainless steel. It will never tarnish, turn, flake, wear off...and excuse the pun! Wears like steel, and will last a lifetime.  You can find this in my shop.
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   #quote  #pendant #jewelry  #stainlesssteel   #jewelryforwomen   #gifts   #inspirationalPenant   #quotejewelry   #Blackberry Designs

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Autumn charm bracelet, fall charm bracelet, pumpkins charms, harvest bracelet

NEW, Harvest Lane Village Charm Bracelet! Take a trip down Harvest Lane Village, where its fall all year long. Beautiful glass pumpkins adorn this stainless steel and pewter charm bracelet. Charms depicting the magical fall season with ima...ges of a Library, School, Antique Shop, Farmers Market, and a Family Home. Surrounded by pumpkins, scarecrows, apples, and colorful fall leaves.  Find this beautiful bracelet on my Etsy store:  Blackberry Designs

Thursday, August 15, 2013

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I love cameo's, it reminds me of simpler days, going through my grandma's attic and finding all her vintage jewelry from the early 1900's. This radiant piece was create with rose cameo's, rose peach swarvoski crystals, swaroski glass pearls, and as always in stainless steel and pewter.
You can find this beautiful piece on my Etsy store.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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My NEW #Halloween #Jewelry   Designs and #CharmBracelets always start in August and September. This year I am into whimsy and COLOR! This New Trick or Treat charm bracelet is created with hand made corn candy glass charms from a local US artist, images licensed from artist Laurie Furnell, Swarvoski crystals in Purple Velvet and Sunset and as always in 316L stainless steel and pewter.     You can find my entire line of jewelry on my Etsy Shop.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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I Love Chocolate! My new Chocolate Charm Bracelet with hand painted truffles, Swarvoski crystals in Vintage Rose and Mocha, and beautiful chocolate charms, all on a diamond cut 316L stainless steel chain.

Monday, August 12, 2013

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The Magic Potion Shoppe...I am already thinking fall and have new designs coming for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. They were on the design board in March, it takes that long to locate charms, images and is one of my favorites from my Etsy Shop.