Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Midnight Blue Round Jade Azteca Earrings

These Mexican inspired Azteca earrings are 1.5 inches long.

Materials used in this exquisite design are blue jade semi precious stones which are accented by lead free pewter findings.

This unique design would complement any outfit from dress to casual jeans.

If you have a favorite semi precious stones you would like instead of jade, please let me know. Will customize:)


Get Your Shop Noticed!

Last month seemed really slow everywhere for anyone to sell anything! The group of gals I promote with was probably starting to feel down and out as well.

I thought for awhile and came up with the idea of have theme gallery posts. My husband came up with the name, Crafted By Hands. Then the blog finally took shape. So far we are 7 posts in and each gallery looks so AWESOME!

This is was made for everyone looking to get themselves out there. All it takes is some time from you to add your link. Themes change every weekday to keep it fresh. If you want to see a certain theme, you can always let me know too. The more you take part, the more fun it will be:)

I have gotten great reviews and support that I think this is a good way to go and will benefit everyone involved!

So, if you haven't stopped by yet then YOU MUST! Come link it up!


Glass Blue Green Pendant Gold Chain Necklace

The gold chain necklace is 18 inches highlighted with bright green glass beads and blue cone Swarovski crystals.

The glass rectangle pendant is 2.5 inches long and .75 inches wide. This pendant has color swirls of blue, bright green or lime green and black. Mingled in the swirls are gold foils that bring the colors together.

This would look great against sold colors and add some punch in the soon to be Fall and Winter wardrobe.


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Earrings - Amethyst Flying Heart Fringe Chain Danglers

These rocker like earrings are 2.5 inches long. The design of the flying or fluttering heart reminds me of falling in love.

I accented the metal flying heart with lovely round amethyst stones above it. Then I added silver metal chains at the tail end giving it more of a dramatic rocker look. The whole ensemble is wire wrapped onto silver plated french hook wires.

If you like the design but have a favorite stone that you would like to replace the amethyst, let me know:)


Friday, August 20, 2010

Hand Blown Twisted Pink Glass Cluster Earrings

Here are my newest addition to the earring section.  These silver toned earrings are wire wrapped together and is 3 inches long.

The pink glass beads are hand blown with with a twist. Inside the pink beads are silver foil with hint of copper shimmer. On the surface of the bead is a decorative leaf print painted in purple and white.

The piece is then finished off with a beautiful cluster of white glass beads that are wire wrapped onto a chain.

These would look great with your jeans, skirt or dress:)

If you have any questions, please convo me.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Outcome of the Custom Blue Shell Bracelet

Just sent this lovely bracelet and earrings into the mail today! YAY! I love that feeling:) Your art piece traveling international to their new owner.

I am not sure if I will list the oval hoop earrings with my Etsy listing...what do you think?

I also need to either make or buy some Thank you cards as well...the hunt is on:)

I have been working on a new earring project with funky colored seed beads. I have been stringing these little beads as my cat looks on in hopes of me dropping them. Hopefully, I will be finished soon then I can show you guys. But til then I have another pink pair of earrings to share. It will be up soon, I just have to come up with a name for them. Maybe the name will appear in my dreams??

Friday, August 13, 2010

Pretty Wire Wrapped Pearl Drop Earrings

This is my newest pair of earrings that I think you will fall in love with!

These silver plated earrings are wire wrapped with cute little light gray colored fresh water pearls on french hooks.

The earrings are 1.75 inches long and would compliment any kind of outfit. Whether you are dressed up or in casual jeans. Any light will dance off the circles giving them a brilliant sparkle!

If you would like different colored pearls, please convo me:) I would be happy to customize for you.

Cheers! Have a good weekend:)

Glamorous Golden Cleopatra Earrings

For my next earrings, I used hammered circular discs that are gold plated and just a bit over .5 inch in diameter. The earrings dangle 1.75 inches long from your earlobes in french hooks.

Jewelry was very popular in ancient Egypt and Cleopatra wore earrings, bracelets, anklets, rings and headdresses much to her advantage. These remind me of the beauty put forth by her.

Wear these earrings and you may possess the sophistication and powerfulness of her character:) SOLD! YAY!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Gorgeous Dangle Earrings of Fire

Super happy with the outcome of these earrings.

These wire wrapped fiery earrings are 3.5 inches long. The beads are made of red and clear glass infused with gold and silver foil that glitter in the light. Three chains end the piece giving the earrings the capacity of motion.

I took these photos thinking that the red was a true red but once the sunlight hit the bead, it was a different story. The color changed giving these earrings even more depth along with the movement of the swinging chains.

These french wire earrings can be worn dressed up with a dress or dressed down with your favorite jeans. I hope you love them as much as I do! There will be more to come as I am working on my next earrings!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Casual Chic Multistrand Bracelet

Casual chic style is all about adding sharp accessories to your laid back look.

This 8 inch multi-stranded bracelet will dress up any dark skinny denim jean pants or skirts with your favorite shirt or blouse. Thus giving you a very polished look.

All beads are made of smooth elegant glass and finished off with a silver toggle. You can also wear this lovely piece jewelry from office day to informal evening wear.

This versatile piece adds a new dimension to your outfit as it glistens from the rays of the sun. This is definitely a must have for your wardrobe!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Special Occasion Fresh Water Pearls

I just LOVE pearls! If I could bejewel everything and anything, this would be the jewel that I would use. Though I refrain and just make a classic wired fresh water pearls which is 18 inches with silver stardust spacers and ends with a beautiful silver toggle. Pearls can come in many colours but this one is a gorgeous blue gray that matches anything!

For those who don't know, Japan was the first country to cultivate freshwater pearls in Lake Biwa. Now, aren't you glad you work up this morning:)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Blue Sea Shells Adorns Gold Chain With Hammered Golden Discs and Glass Beads

Just listed today! Great gift for yourself or someone special! Don't miss my Christmas In July Promotion below!


Stunning 7 inch bracelet is adorned with wire wrapped pearlized blue shells. Among the hanging shells are wire wrapped hammered golden discs and glass beads.

Not only is this piece of jewelry lovely to look at, it also has MOTION! When you move, it will give your outfit another dimension!

You can also wear this as an anklet too! I can always add more chain, just let me know your size:)


Sunday, July 11, 2010


During the month of July we are offering FREE SHIPPING! So, take a look at any of my jewelry pieces! Take advantage of this offer today:)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Metal Free Chinese Jade Stone Dragon Necklace

I am born in the year of the dragon and in Chinese culture this divine mythical creature is a symbol that stands for happiness, immortality, procreation, fertility and activity. Dragons also ward off wandering evil spirits, protect the innocent and bestow safety to all that hold his emblem.

Year of the Dragon - personality traits: The Dragon person is self confident and impulsive and consequently does not always listen to the advice of others. He is also a perfectionist and he sets high standards for himself. Although strong and decisive the Dragon is not manipulative or sly. He refuses to deceive or compromise and fails to spot subversive intent. He enjoys being in command and like an emperor holding court he eliminates obstacles until success is his.

This necklace is 17-19 inches(adjustable length) in length with the pendant.

Metal Free Knotted Pink Granite Beads With Black Wooden Etched Art Pendant

Do you have a metal allergy? I remember having metal allergies growing up so I made this beautiful necklace that is METAL FREE. The lovely smooth pink granite beads are knotted onto soft black cotton thread. The pendant is made of wood and painted black with etchings of a garden setting.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Metal Free Good Luck Knotted Red Necklace With Chinese Character Carved Stone Pendant


This lovely red necklace has an adjustable slip knot with the length of 24" to 29" (including pendant)

In Chinese culture the red color symbolizes good luck while the golden or yellow color is traditionally the color used in imperial service; it symbolizes wealth and happiness.

"In Chinese Metaphysics, Red symbolized the Fire element (shiny element which can chase out all evil). Golden color or sometimes it can resemble a Yellow color, symbolized the Earth element which is the storage money element (wealth) in Four Pillars of Destiny." -

The Chinese jade pendant has the characters "Ping An" which means safe, calm and peaceful. (Close translation)

Jade stone symbolizes nobility, perfection, constancy, and immortality in the Chinese culture.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Beautiful Dyed Quartz Necklace SOLD

This alluring piece of jewelry is 11 inches long. The beautifully dyed semi precious translucent quartz stone is about 1.75 inches length and width which sits from 3 strands of shiny black beads.

"Quartz enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing and transmitting. It channels universal energy. Quartz also enhances thoughts, as they are a form of energy. Because it directs and amplifies energy, it is extremely beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection, and channeling. It is also beneficial for storing and retrieving information of all types, as information is a form of energy pattern also. This makes them particularly good for programming. Due to its ability to balance, quartz is excellent for harmonizing and balancing one's environment. Quartz is also good for energizing other crystals."

and something cool and interesting if you like crystals...

Stylish Summer Necklace - Great For Day to Night

A lovely necklace for all occasions and seasons. Wear this with your hair pinned up and with your favorite outfit. Show off how the light dances around your new necklace to give it so many dimensions. Great for a busy day to a night out on the town with your special someone.

This elegant choker consists of glass, brass and carnelian beads. The length of the necklace is 16 inches long with a .5 inch more brass chain to fit more comfortable. It sits around your collarbone. I can always add more chain if you wear it longer then 16.5, just let me know:) or if you need more info. Cheers!

Seaside Wedding Inspired Necklace

This piece is inspired by an up coming seaside wedding I will be attending... the creamy brown/pink faux pearls are to represent the ocean. The dark purple and light pink glass beads to signify the beach glass found in the sand. All brought together by a silver chain representing a strong bond/union.

Ladies of Character Necklace

For this piece, I was thinking about the all the female friends and family in life. Each material represents a character found within them. The shiny silver metal chain symbolizes the strong and courageous persons while the black chain represents the fun free spirited ladies. The faux pearls signifies the women of elegance while the suede shows the compassion these women have. Love you girls:)