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Handmade Jewelry Collections by jewelry designer John S. Brana

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Karri Ann Frerichs, PR Director of Altitude Promotions interviews San Francisco jewelry designer John S. Brana. John talks about his handmade beaded gemstone...
Amazonite Copper Wire Wrapped Tear Drop Earrings

Amazonite Copper Wire Wrapped Gemstone Earrings

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Varieties of Amazonite Amazonite Copper Wire Wrapped Tear Drop Earrings by jewelry designer John S Brana Amazonite is a colorful gemstone often used in jewelry, ranging from green, blue-green, to yellow-green. As a green variety of microcline feldspar, amazonite can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes, and hues. Its name comes from the Amazon River found in Brazil, from which green stones were originally obtained. The name may also refer to the green shades of the rainforest along the river that were reflected in the gemstones. Due to its desirable bright green color, amazonite is commonly cut and used as gemstones in jewelry. ...
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Copper Rutilated Quartz Cocktail Ring

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Slip on this 17 carat Copper Rutilated Quartz Cocktail Ring, flash it around, and see what happens. At the center of this sweet, bold handmade copper ring is a 17 carat Rutilated Bronze Cabochon Gemstone is held by a hand-carved copper tree branch setting - a combination that prompts conversation. Measures approximately 1 inch in Length x 5/8 inches in Width x 7/16 inches in Height; shank 1/4 inches in Width Available only in ring size 8 Hallmarked Copper, Uncoated. Might tarnish. One-of-a-kind Gift Boxed $225.00
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Styling with Beaded Gemstone Necklaces

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Make a Statement with Beaded Gemstone Necklaces Popular, trendy and artistic; the beaded gemstone necklace is a handcrafted thing of beauty which can be made to fit with many styles and color pallets. In fact, the beaded gemstone necklaces you will find here on this website are made from hand-selected semi-precious stones. Textures and colors are combined to create vibrant and fully expressive accessories. Some of the exquisite stones include; African Opal, Amazonite, Apatite, Carnelian, Chalk Turquoise, Citrine, Garnet, Onyx, and Prehnite. The practice of wearing beads and gems as jewelry can be traced back 70,000 years ago when the gems were discovered and admired for their beauty. Back then people didn’t have pockets to keep their possessions in so these gems were attached to leather straps and worn around the neck or wrist. Beads, gems and shells have all been used directly as currency for trade in the past as well. You can find something to fit any style or taste. Use one of these signature pieces to complete your signature look. Prehnite Amethyst Carnelian Necklace Prehnite Amethyst Carnelian Necklace by jewelry designer John S Brana Brilliant natural colors and a multi-textured design make this necklace a favorite of many...
Blue-Green Patinated Copper Drop Earrings in Los Angeles

Amazing Los Angeles Handcrafted Jewelry

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How to Find Beautifully Handcrafted Jewelry in Los Angeles Are you considering looking for an amazing piece of hand-made jewelry in Los Angeles? There' re a few factors you need to take into account before you begin shopping for that distinctive gift. Figuring out a woman or man’s taste in handmade jewelry and what items they already have is a beneficial start. The best received present will be one that harmonizes with their current collection or taste. Have they got a favored gemstone? What's their birthstone or zodiac stone? Do they like one metal over another? You might also want [...]
Fold Formed Copper Leaf Earrings in Chicago

Breathtaking Chicago Handmade Jewelry

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Exceptional Jewelry Handmade in Chicago Have you been shopping for an awesome piece of hand-made jewelry in Chicago? Right before going to your local area gallery or fine arts festival, take a moment to think about a few things. You should first of all ponder the recipients taste in advance of making any purchases. One more point you might want to look into is whether or not the recipient dons more silver or gold? Get signs as to likes from an existing jewelry collection. This will guarantee that your present will be well received, since it will fit wonderfully within [...]
Keishi Freshwater Pearl Necklace with Fine Silver Anticlastic Earrings

Handmade Jewelry Design Tips

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Designing Handmade Jewelry A designer is an artist who plans an object, and a craftsman makes what a designer has planned. A designer-craftsman is an artist who both envisions and creates a piece of art. In planning jewelry the designer-craftsman first considers the material. Will it be suitable for the object he has in mind? Will it express the designer-craftsman’s creativity? This article is dedicated to the unusual and unexpected, and the jewelry materials suggested here demand creativity. It may be that experimentation with different materials is necessary. The designer should try the obvious but never forget the unique and [...]
Fold Formed Aluminum Leaf Drop Earrings

Trendy Handcrafted Jewelry in New York City

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Have you been currently shopping for an exceptional piece of hand-crafted jewelry in New York City? There are a a handful of considerations you need to take into account before you commence going shopping for that fantastic gift. Keeping in mind a woman or man’s taste in hand made jewelry and what accessories they already own is a wonderful start. Another point you may want to consider is whether or not the receiver dons more silver or gold? Get hints as to preferences from an existing jewelry collection. This will guarantee that your gift will be well received, since it [...]
Lime Anodized Lily Pad Handmade ALuminum Earrings

This Seasons Hottest Fashion Trend – Color Blocking

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Color coordinating can be intimidating at times, but adding pops of colors to your outfits is quite simple if you follow a few basic rules.  For starters, color blocking simply means pairing contrasting colors against each other in one outfit.  If you are afraid of color, you can actually color block with accessories - purses, shoes, belts, or jewelry.  Just keep in mind that you want to keep one article of clothing in a color while keeping other articles in a neutral color or black, then accessorize with Complimentary, Triadic, or Analogous colors.  One of the easiest accessories to color [...]