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, 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!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Holiday Showcase 11/4/12 Multi Faceted Crystal Drops Earrings

Hey everyone!

Yesterday I started a new weekend series called the Holiday Showcase, featuring holiday gift ideas from Margica on Etsy, and I plan on doing this every weekend for the holiday season--- Saturday and Sunday!
I already posted two pairs of metallic crystal earrings. Scroll down to posts before this one, and you can read about them if you wish!

Today I have another pair of earrings to show you. And yes, they do have metallic crystals as well!

                                                 Multi-Faceted Crystal Drops Earrings
                                                  (click here for item's page on Etsy)

   As you can see these earrings have larger Czech crystals than the one's I featured yesterday. They are a bit more chunky. Have no fear though, for these are very light to wear.

(Note: Those pearl heads that you see, are actually pins that I used to hang these earrings on for the picture)

I made these in mind to look great with many different looks. Great to wear for holiday parties, cocktail evenings, or maybe even for a professional work day. Even with a rather basic day look, these earrings can bring a little something extra to your look.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Part 2 Holiday Showcase 11/3/12

  Onward to Part 2 of today's edition of the Holiday Showcase!

Earlier I showcased a pair of metallic crystal drop earrings (click here or scroll down to the prior post). Well, in continuing today's theme of metallic crystals I have another pair to show you!

Multi Faceted Purple/Gold, Blue and Red Orange Czech Crystal Drop Earrings
                                                     (click here for item's page on Etsy)  
I love to sparkle, and I know a lot of us women love to sparkle too! What is neat about these earrings is that you can wear them with almost anything. They are delicate and slender. Dressed up or casual, these add a special touch to your outfit.
Holidays are coming up, and anything that sparkles always seems to be trendy for the season. And don't forget about New Year's Eve!

Holiday Showcase 11/3/2012 Part 1

Ok! So its been a while since the last post. First let me say I'm sorry about that. I have been preoccupied with many things in my personal life. Needless to say I am back, and will try to keep posting as often as possible!

I have been brainstorming lately to come up with ways to make this blog more fun! (Haha... not that it isn't fun already...) Like for instance different types of posts, for certain days of the week. I've been noticing that alot of the blogs that I follow (and love!) do this, and frankly it does make reading a blog a bit more fun! So, I decided why not?

 Soooo.... to start, for those of you who are the early birds in holiday shopping, I thought it would be fun to start a Weekend Holiday Showcase! Holiday season is coming! So every weekend, I will put up posts to showcase holiday gift ideas from my shop Margica on Etsy.

OK! Lets Get Started!

                       Matte Metallic Silver and Iridescent Peacock Czech Crystal Drop Earrings
                                                     (click here for link)

  MATERIALS: These are wired in silver. I wire almost all my jewelry in silver, but especially for my earrings. I used lever-backs for the closure clasp. They are comfortable and will stay put; I find that these are great closures because you don't lose the earrings so easily from the ear.