Welcome to Margica's Notebook!!!

My aim for this blog is to share with the world my inspirations, stories, and thoughts behind my jewelry shop on Etsy, Margica.

Two Hands + One Creative Mind= Margica

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Holiday Showcase: 12/16/12 Moonstone Peacock Chandelier Earrings

Hello everyone! Hope you are all having a peaceful Sunday today.
For today's holiday showcase I wanted to show you these lovelies...

I call these Moonstone Peacock Chandelier Earrings. During the holiday season lots of people go to holiday parties. And if I had to choose, which of my jewelry pieces I would most likely wear for the special occasion, it would most likely be these earrings.
Note: Don't worry! These are new, as in, I have never actually worn these... :)

Ok! So lets get into the details...

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Holiday Showcase: 12/15/12 Luna-Black Crocheted Necklace with Frosted Crackled Quartz and Black Crystals

  Today I want to show you all a piece that I made a while ago. It's a crocheted necklace made of black cotton, accented with sparkly faceted black czech crystals, and it features something quite unique as a center piece. I call this necklace LUNA.

So why LUNA?
Well, first let me start with that center bead that I simply adore! What is it? Natural semi-precious stone-clear crackled quartz that has been given a frosted matte finish. I remember when I first stumbled upon this, while shopping for material, and I knew from the start that I had to use these in my jewelry!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Holiday Showcase 12/8/12: Green Fashion Bead and Peridot Crystal Earrings

Hello Lovelies!

  Yesterday I heard that Pantone, (who is responsible for forecasting color trends in fashion, interior design, makeup, and yes, jewelry!) had officially announced that the color of the year 2013 is....wait for it!.... Emerald Green!
  Which is great! Have always been fond of emerald, and knowing that next year (which is only a few weeks away- whoah!) this color will get some extra attention, I already have in mind to make a few pieces in ode to this color....stay tuned!
Tangerine Tango was this year's color of the year. Although the trends will be moving on, I certainly won't forget you oh tangerine! Haha, no really, why would I?
 Now for today's Holiday Showcase, I figured why not in honor of Pantone's announcement post a piece that's green?

Ok, so, these aren't exactly Emerald Green, but they are green!
So instead, this post will be just a "green" one.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Holiday Showcase: Magenta Ornament Earrings 12/2/12

Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a peaceful Sunday.

   Now that it's officially December, some of us might already be starting to decorate our homes for the holidays. A few days before Thanksgiving, I've started to see Christmas tree vendors pop up in my area. Crazy right?
   I wasn't going to get one then, and probably will wait another week or so before I do (maybe two?).
However, decorating the Christmas tree is one of my favorite things during the holidays, hands down! Its just so much fun! Every year I try to decorate it differently. One year I went with a all-out silver theme with white lights, and last year I chose all the rich jewel-color ornaments that I had (I have alot of christmas tree ornaments- A TON!) with multi colored and white lights.

 Love to shop for ornaments, every year it seems I add a few to my collection.

Well, go figure, because I made a pair of earrings inspired by them. (!)

Magenta Ornament Earrings
Available on Etsy.

 But I wonder, does this now mean I am obsessed with christmas tree ornaments? Haha. Just kidding!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Inspired by Poinsettia- Holiday Showcase: Poinsettia Leather Applique Bib Necklace 12/1/12

Happy December 1st Everyone!

We are now officially in the holiday season!
I hope you all had a wonderful, warm and cozy Thanksgiving with your loved ones and friends.
I simply love this time of the year, regardless if you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, its a time to share with family and friends. Even a time to make new friends.

Today is December 1st--- 25 days of Christmas and holiday spirit, here we go!

With the holiday season kicking in full gear, today's showcase features a true holiday item.

                           Christmas Holiday Poinsettia and Crystal Leather Applique Necklace
                                                                 Available on Etsy

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holiday Showcase 11/25/12: Its Sparktackular! Amethyst and Purple Crystal Jewelry Set

   Everyone has something that they cannot resist, right? That one thing that we can't help but be obsessed about, and when tempted it's hard to say no.

       For me, it's my jewelry. Even after a long day of work, when I come home, it's my jewelry that I am ever so faithful to. Just to play with my crocheting needles and yarn, or with my wiring tools and beads, spells H-E-A-V-E-N to me.

   And if I really want to indulge, I head over to one of my go-to supply stores where I get some of my stones, crystals, and beads. This sounds like a cliche, but its so true for me, when I say that walking in and seeing all those beautiful semi-precious stones and beads strung and hanging from the walls.....now that is me like a kid in a candy shop! Mmmm--hmmm!

   Alas! I shouldn't be partial, but crystals and semi-precious stones are my Achilles heel. I can't get enough of them! I don't know if its because the combination that works so well, the light-play  that I can get (an insane and hypnotic sparkly effect when the light hits the beads) or what...!

     This jewelry set that I am about to show you is no an exception.

(photo by Margica)
Amethyst and Crystal Jewelry Set
click here to see on Etsy

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Holiday Showcase 11/24/12: Sodalite Jewelry Set with Lapis Lazuli and Blue Lilac Aventurine

Hello everyone!

Last weekend I was unable to continue the Holiday Showcase series. I sincerely apologize and will try to keep up in the future.

 A quick announcement for my Etsy shop. The coupon code FALL10 has now been extended to December 1! Use this coupon to get 10% off on all my jewelry.

Ok, so lets begin!

(photo by Margica)
    Sodalite Jewelry Set with Lapis Lazuli and Blue Lilac Aventurine
                                               Click here to see on Etsy.
  A lovely combination with natural semi-precious stones: sodalite, lapis lazuli, and blue violet aventurine. This set includes a necklace with a drop pendant and slender long

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Holiday Showcase 11/11/12: Matte Agates, Metallic and Teal Crystal Jewelry Set:

 For the holiday season you can never go wrong with a little sparkle. That has always been my philosophy. And to be honest...why not? I mean, who wouldn't want to sparkle?

      Girls, when it comes to jewelry,  a little sparkle never fails to make you feel extra special.

Matte Agates, Teal, Black Metalic Crystal Jewelry Set
Click here to see on Etsy
Making my girls feel extra special has always been my objective in making jewelry. This jewelry set is no exception.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Holiday Showcase 11/10/12: Long Beaded Necklace with Unakite, Gold Pearls, Peridot, Amethyst and Copper Crystals

Hello Everyone!

I love long necklaces!
There is just something so chic about wearing a long strand necklace. Simply because there are so many ways you can wear one!
You can wear it simply as is, or tie a knot in the middle, (as did famously Coco Chanel with her long pearl necklaces).
 Double it or even it make a more layered look by wrapping it tree times around. Either way, long necklaces are so versatile and you can get so many looks with just one piece of jewelry.
Long Strand Beaded Necklace with Unakite, Gold Freshwater Pearls, Green, Copper and Amethyst Czech Faceted Crystals
Click here to see on Etsy.
Oh! and before I forget to mention, this piece is currently ON SALE on Etsy! Read for more info....

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Its Election Time!

                                             Just found this picture on tumblr and reblogged it.

(photo courtesy of alexisreiko on tumblr)


Happy Election Day Everyone!