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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
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(photo by Margica)
MATERIALS: Yes, I used real all natural, not dyed, AMETHYST stones with faceted czech crystals in clear, and in colors light pink, grape purple and amethyst purple. Wired in silver. A czech glass bead (rectangular) is used as a dangle drop. Also used a silver toggle clasp embezzled with clear AB swarovski crystals.

                                                 (photo by Margica)
FEATURES:  Necklace 19 inches long. Earrings 1 1/2 inches.
Amethyst stones are smooth and polished. I used a variety of crystals here with this necklace. There are three different colors of the medium large sized crystals that you see. They are faceted rondelles in the colors of light pink, a deep purple amethyst color, and thirdly, a purple that is warmer with more red than the deep purple. I call this one a grape purple.

(photo by Margica)
  Faceted all the way round, its insane how much they sparkle. Never mind being alongside with the amethyst stones. Simply put, only in person can see the full extent of their performance!
                                                       (photo by Margica)
                                              Necklace modeled by my daughter.
As if that wasn't enough, I also used small swarovski clear AB crystals as accents. In the earrings I used them as the dangle droplets. With silver wire I created a ringlet of the clear AB swarovski crystals in the necklace, so that two sides attach to the pendant drop.
 For the pendant drop, you have one rectangular czech glass bead that has swirls of purple, and blue teal within.
(photo by Margica)
Silver toggle clasp with swarovski crystals! The crystals are clear AB and are embezzled around the ring. Plus, two added crystals embezzled on the sides of the "stick" or "wand" part. (Sorry I don't know the exact term for it. I mean to refer not to the ring of the clasp but contrary.)
     Oh and before I forget the earrings have a silver lever-back closure. For a comfortable and secure fit.
This jewelry set is unique and one of a kind.
Until next time!
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