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Monday, December 8, 2008

NEW Holiday Beaded Cell Phone Charm Jewelry

Celebrate winter and holiday season with one of our darling holiday themed beaded cell phone charm jewelry.

Suzie Snowflake Crystal Beaded Cell Phone Charm (CPC024)
Design features a sterling silver snowflake cut bali charm accented with a winter blue light azore aurora borealis Swarovski Crystal and sterling silver. Length: 3".

Candy Cane Holiday Crystal Beaded Cell Phone Charm (CPC9)
Design features a sterling silver candy cane charm accented with red (siam) and green (green tourmaline) Swarovski Crystals, red and white Czech glass crystal beads and sterling silver. Length: 3-1/2".
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

NEW Cell Phone Charm Jewelry Beaded Gifts

Handmade beaded cell phone charms make perfect gifts because they are so versatile. You can attach them as cell phone charms, zipper pulls, sneaker charms, jean charms, purse charms, MP3 player charms, the list goes on. And they make great stocking stuffers!

School Bus Crystal Gemstone Beaded Cell Phone Charm (CPC13)
Design features a round honey jade gemstone, black jet Swarovski Crystal, sterling silver school bus charm and sterling silver. Length: 3-1/2".

Orange Lampwork Paw Print Crystal Beaded Cell Phone Charm (CPC4)
Design features a clear artisan glass lampwork bead with orange paw print, orange hyacinth Swarovski Crystal, .925 Bali spacer beads and sterling silver. Length: 3".
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Monday, October 27, 2008

New Beaded Necklace

This unique and beautiful one of a kind necklace is truly a stunner in person. The pictures do not capture how the black onyx gemstone beads shimmering in the right light.

Grassy Moss Jasper Pendant Beaded Necklace (N058)
An adjustable 16-1/2" to 17-1/2" pendant necklace created with gorgeous grassy moss jasper gemstones and teardrop pendant, shimmering rainbow obsidian gemstones, onyx gemstones and jet Swarovski Austrian Crystals with sterling silver.
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Friday, October 24, 2008

NEW Handmade Beaded Gemstone Leaf Earrings

When autumn knocks on our doors we always get excited about creating leaf jewelry. Showcasing the beauty of nature, these brass maple leaves, combined with nephrite jade gemstone make the perfect leaf earrings!

Although most of the leaves have fallen, there is one that has not quite turned the beautiful shades of autumn and that would be the last leaf.

The Last Leaf Nephrite Jade Gemstone Brass Leaf Beaded Earrings (E197)
These autumnal beaded earrings feature green nephrite jade gemstone highlighted by a burnished antiqued golden brass metal maple leaf charm, finished with 14k goldfilled earwires. Length: 1-1/2" from bottom of earwire.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

NEW Beaded Necklace

So simple, yet so stunning. As fresh as cranberries & roses, this freshwater pearl beaded necklace is designed in a can't miss color for your fall wardrobe.

Freshwater Pearl Rose Charm Beaded Necklace (N064)
A simply stated handmade beaded necklace of high quality rich cranberry colored freshwater pearls highlighted by a sterling silver carved rose charm pendant.

Beaded Necklace Measures 17-3/4"
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Monday, September 29, 2008

Custom Beaded Jewelry

Whether you are looking for a stand out necklace, bracelet or pair of earrings for your work wardrobe or a special occasion, right down to the last detail, we will work with you to design a piece you'll treasure for a lifetime! Specializing in Custom Bridal Jewelry, Custom Bridesmaid Jewelry, Custom Mother of the Bride Jewelry, Custom Flower Girl Jewelry, Custom Prom Jewelry, Custom Special Occasion Jewelry.

> > Inquire about a custom beaded jewelry design

Swarovski Crystal Jewelry: Crystal Ice Collection
The Crystal Ice Collection is not necessarily *new* but I did want to keep it highlighted, especially with the upcoming holiday season. The jewelry from this collection are fantastic pieces that add a little (or a lot!) of sparkle to your holiday parties, new years' eve bashes and even winter themed weddings!

> > Swarovski Crystal Ice Jewelry Collection

Jewelry Gift Certificates
Gift certificates make the perfect gift! We've always offered them, but again, with the upcoming holiday season, it can be tough to decide the perfect gift for a friend or loved one. Let them shop for exactly what they want. Gift certificates are easy to redeem and allow the recipient to get their perfect jewelry gift!

> > Gift Certificates

It's never too early to start your holiday shopping!
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Monday, September 22, 2008

2008 Fall Beaded Jewelry

With today appropriately being the first official day of autumn, it was fitting to announce our new Fall Jewelry pieces have begun to be added. Whether you lean towards the trendy or traditional side, you'll find the perfect accessories to complement your fall wardrobe at

For the trendy gals, you'll find beaded jewelry in the seasons hottest colors like burnt orange and caribbean blue.

If you are more the traditionalist, you'll find elegant beaded jewelry in the traditional shades of red, brown and gold.
Shown below: Autumn Splendor Cuff Bracelet

No matter your preference, the one color that will always be in style and remains THE color for Fall 2008 is purple!
Shown below: Amethyst Twist Crysal Beaded Necklace

Find all of these pieces and more Fall Beaded Jewelry at the Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Designs website.
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Crystal Harvest -Jewelry Wardrobe Inspiration

I just love this new tool! Of course, I'm still learning how to work with it and how to create a fantastic 'collage', if you will. But, I think I'm doing pretty good.

Crystal Harvest
Crystal Harvest - by crystalallure on

Today's feature friday is Crystal Harvest, which features our gold-dipped leaves combined with Swarovski Crystal Copper. With autumn approaching next week (yikes!) already, it's a fantastic time to start thinking about our own fall fashions. If you are interested in the outfit shown, you can get that at

As much as I love some of the high-profile fashion designers, I'm the typical "average woman" and as such, I look for things that are classic and work with everyday style (but has a little bit of, shall we say, "sparkle").

You can get all of these handmade crystal jewelry pieces at

And coming next week, new Fall Jewelry Collection pieces will be posted, so keep checking back.
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Sophisticated Elegance -Jewelry Wardrobe Inspiration

I happened to find this pretty nifty Polyvore tool that lets you upload clothes, accessories and more to your profile. You can then you can mix and match until your hearts content! I thought this would be a great tool to feature some of our Crystal Allure pieces with fabulous outfits. Since this was my first go at it all, I tested the tool on, of course, our -Swarovski Crystal beaded bracelet and earrings.
Sophisticated Elegance
Sophisticated Elegance - by crystalallure on

The black and white formal gown was found at and the bracelet and earrings can be found at

I'd love to hear your feedback on this new feature, just leave a comment below.

While at, shop the Sale for great prices on Swarovski Crystal Jewelry.

Custom orders are always welcome!
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Friday, September 5, 2008

NEW Pearly Blue Pearl Beaded Bracelets

In an attempt to add more blue color to the beaded jewelry collection, we've added two new one of a kind beaded bracelet designs.

Swarovski Pearl Blue Glass Sterling Cross Charm Bracelet (B103)
Designed using blue rondelle faceted glass beads, Swarovski Crystal Pearls, .925 Bali, sterling silver cross charm, sterling silver heart accent toggle clasp.

Beaded Bracelet Measures: 8"

Swarovski Pearl Blue Sterling Beaded Bracelet (B104)
A chic combination of blue faceted glass beads, soft blue Swarovski Pearls and .925 sterling silver Bali beads are accented with 14 karat goldfill beads and fnished with a sterling silver heart toggle clasp, makes up this beautiful handmade beaded bracelet. Finished with our signature jewelry tag.

Beaded Bracelet measures: 7-1/2"
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Thursday, September 4, 2008

New Denim Shell Beaded Necklace

Using shell beads and pendants in jewelry designs lend an alluring, feminine touch to our beaded jewelry designs.

Embossed Shell Pendant Beaded Necklace (N059)
This one of a kind beaded necklace features a shell pendant embossed with elegant silver florals and swirls. It is accented by indigo shell discs, Swarovski austrian crystals and sterling silver beads finished with a sterling silver lobster clasp.

Beaded Necklace is adjustable 17" to 18"
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Sunday, August 31, 2008

New Beaded Necklaces

Below is the Natural Coco Shell Circle Necklace, which has complimentary pieces to wear and incorporate two fashion colors for Fall 2008 (Shitake and Ochre).

Natural Coco Shell Circle Necklace (N057)
Necklace 18 inches with a 1-1/4 inch extender accented by topaz fiber optic glass accent, created with natural coco shell circles, topaz fiber optic glass accent beads, 14k goldfilled chain, lobster clasp.

And as part of the upcoming New Fall Designs, there are a few pieces that incorporate the fashionable Burnt Orange color (which was predicted in the Pantone Fashion Color Report, as being a hot color for Fall 2008).

Red Aventurine Gemstone Beaded Necklace (N040)
This handmade beaded necklace is the perfect complement to autumn with its vibrantly warm brown and reddish-orange colors -reminds you of the changing leaves. A single delicate brown freshwater pearl dangles in the back for a finishing touch!

Design features red aventurine gemstone faceted pendant and nugget gemstones, brown freshwater pearls, sterling silver Bali, beads, lobster clasp and extender chain.

Length: adjusts 16-1/2" to 18-1/4"
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Friday, August 22, 2008

NEW Classic Black Handcrafted Beaded Watch

Classic Black. It's always a great match for nearly every wardrobe and it never goes out of style. This classic color may not be reported as a "trend" for Fall 2008 by those in the fashion world, but it is a color that can be worn any season of the year.

To assist you in accessorizing your favorite outfit this coming fall season, check out our latest classic gemstone beaded watch.

Tourmilated Quartz Gemstone Pearl Beaded Watch (W10)
Design features tourmilated quartz gemstones, Swarovski Austrian Pearls, .925 Bali and sterling silver. The elegant cross-hatched silver Mother of Pearl Geneva Quartz watch face has a stainless steel back, Japan 2035 movement and is water resistant.

Beaded Watch Measures: 8-1/4"
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Friday, August 8, 2008

NEW Rose Quartz Gemstone Crystal Martini Beaded Bracelet

Some of our favorite bracelets are from the Friendship Series. It showcases a sophisticated collection of charm bracelets inspired by what else -Friends!

Friends are an important part of our lives and the Friendship Series of bracelets celebrates the bond of friendship, the sharing of our hopes and dreams and the laughter of fond memories of a girls nights out.

Over the years, the Friendship Series has grown and will continue to grow with more designs arriving soon. To date, it has included the:
-Margarita charm bracelet
-Cosmopolitan charm bracelet
-Time for Tea charm bracelet
-Cup of Java charm bracelet
-White Wine Spritzer charm bracelet

Swarovski Rose Quartz Gemstone Pink Martini Charm Beaded Bracelet (B181)
This irresistibly fun cocktail charm bracelet features Rose Quartz gemstones, pink Swarovski Austrain Crystals, Sterling Bali, Sterling Silver beads, toggle and cosmopolitan charm with a pink colored cubic zirconia, set in anti-tarnish treated sterling silver and garnished with a garnet "cherry". Finished with our signature jewelry tag.

Beaded Bracelet measures 7-1/2"

If you are interested in a group of custom Friendship style beaded bracelets, feel free to contact us to discuss the details.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Crystal Allure Adorns Celebrities!

Pictured below is Lili Haydn with our exclusively designed Mother of Pearl Circle Earrings. These earrings were designed just for the What A Pair Celebrity Duet Event that took place in June.

I was very happy to see our earrings displayed front and center on the celebrity gift bag table all day (and in every photo!). And for those lucky few Crystal Allure VIP newsletter subscribers who purchased them during our limited time offer -you now own the very design gracing some of our favorite celebrities!
Photo of Lili Haydn courtesy of: It's In The Bag

Remember, if you're not already a newsletter subscriber you can sign up today for future exclusive VIP offers like this one. Just use the sign up box in the right hand column or sign up via the website.
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Monday, August 4, 2008

New Beaded Pendants

Now available at Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Designs are chic handcrafted beaded pendants.

Amethyst Crystal Lampwork Pendant Necklace (P01)
Amethyst artisan lampwork glass bead paired with sterling silver bali and amethyst satin Swarovski Crystals and draped on an elegant 18" sterling silver chain.

Wire-Wrapped Pendant Measures: 1-1/4"
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Friday, July 25, 2008

NEW Butterscotch Beaded Bracelet Earrings Set

New to Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Designs is this tasty butterscotch handmade beaded bracelet and beaded earrings set. Select each piece individually or as a gift set for a complete look.

Swarovski Pearl Czech Beaded Bracelet (B130) and Czech Pearl Beaded Earrings (E190)
The beautiful color of this one of a kind handcrafted beaded bracelet will make anyone smile. Mouth-watering butterscotch yellow czech window beads are accented by Swarovski Pearls and vermeil gold Bali. Bracelet is finished with 14 karat goldfill heart clasp and earrings with 14k goldfill leverback earwires.

Beaded Bracelet measures 8-1/2"
Beaded Earrings measure 1-1/4" from bottom of earwire
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

NEW Seashell Handmade Summer Beaded Jewelry

Welcome summer with one of these lovely seashell themed handmade jewelry sets, necklaces or earrings.

Natural Shell Circles Sterling Silver Chain Jewelry Set (NES3)
She Sells Seashells. A summery soft peach colored Czech shell highlights the natural beauty of the natural shell circles. Circle pendant features three dangling shells and just as you would find a one-of-a-kind shell at the beach, a single czech shell can be found on one side of the sterling silver chain, adding a contemporary flair to this perfect summer accessory. Sterling silver leverback earwires. Length: necklace 16-3/4"; pendant 2-1/2"; earrings 1" from bottom of earwire.

Lampwork Bead Shell Charm Sterling Silver Chain Necklace (N056)
Seascapes. Handmade wire-wrapped lampwork necklace features a swirling sea blue lampwork bead adorned by gentle blue Swarovski Austrian Crystals and a white Czech shell charm dangle.

And just as you would find a one-of-a-kind shell at the beach, a single crystal can be found on one side of the sterling silver chain, adding to its contemporary flair. Length: 17-1/4"; pendant 1-1/2".

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Friday, July 18, 2008

NEW Gemstone Jade Beaded Necklace

We love our jade creations! Green is such a soothing, relaxing color and what better way to be zen than to wear jade jewelry.

Jade Pendant Tourmaline Gemstone Beaded Necklace (N054)
Watermelon tourmaline is our favorite! With its delicious rainbow of colors a Jade gemstone teardrop pendant pairs perfectly with watermelon tourmaline pebbles, in varying shades of green and pink. Strung on flexible 49-strand bead wire, pendant is wire-wrapped and the handmade necklace is finished with a sterling silver clasp and 1-1/2 inch extender chain. Necklace Measures 17 inches to 18-1/2 inches adjustable.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

2008 Fall Beaded Jewelry Colors Trend Report

Looking ahead: The Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2008 Colors are out and what an exciting trend this is going to be! Quoting the New York Fashion Week February 1-8, 2008:

A Season of Change

Best described as a season of change, fall ’08 is defined by rich, elegant hues that offer a vibrant selection. New York's fashion designers emphasize cooler blues, greens and purples in the top five tones used in their collections, followed by variations of warm red, orange and yellow.

"Fall is traditionally a time for subdued, quiet colors, but this season we are seeing a shift toward cool hues with bright, exciting undertones," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "Conventional tones such as warm autumn hues, chocolate browns and steel grays are also among the fall color choices. Blue and purple tones have become staples, as illustrated by Blue Iris, one of the top 10 colors chosen by designers this season, and Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2008."

Keep a watch out on the Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Designs website for new handmade Fall Beaded Jewelry designs. Better still, sign up for the newsletter and you'll be notified when new designs roll out!
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Monday, July 7, 2008

Types of Metals used in Beaded Jewelry

Beginners in Jewelry Design
When handmade jewelry designers are just starting out in jewelry design, they may choose to use pewter, base metal, silver plate or gold plate metals. Some of the reasoning is their inexperience in the types of metals used in beaded jewelry; other times they choose lower grade metals to keep their costs down; or they simply may be choosing to design fashion jewelry only, which is typically made using lower grade metals.

Bridge Jewelry Designers
As a handcrafted beaded jewelry designer becomes more knowledgable and experienced in their craft, they may decide to upgrade the quality of the metal they are using in their designs. These bridge jewelry designers may then choose to upgrade to sterling silver, rhodium plate, gold fill or vermeil. A bridge jewelry designer is generally concerned with producing a quality piece of jewelry for their customer but they tend not to be so concerned with the costs of reproducing the piece multiple times over, since most bridge jewelry designers do one of a kind jewelry or will only reproduce a jewelry piece a few times.

Fine Jewelry Designers
High end designers will use only fine grade metals such as sterling silver and 24 karat gold. Using these metals offers the consumer a high-end piece of jewelry where the sticker price equates to the quality of the jewelry piece. The higher price tag might be a result of the unique materials used in the piece or it may reflect the costs of reproducing the jewelry piece multiple times over for the mass population.

If you happen to be allergic to low grade metals, you should definately look for a handmade beaded jewelry designer who uses sterling silver in their beaded jewelry designs. At times, a designer may also throw in a lower grade metal bead in their jewelry design simply because the style of the bead fits with the design and they cannot find the equivalent in a sterling silver metal.

For a more in depth explanation to each type of metal used in beaded jewelry, check out our types of metals jewelry article for metals used in handmade beaded jewelry designs.
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Monday, June 23, 2008

NEW Lampwork Beaded Bracelet Designs Added

The multitude of colors and designs that lampwork glass beads offer is just spectacular. Mix them with some sparkling Swarovski Crystal and WOW! what a design. Each of the handmade beaded jewelry designs below are one of a kind.

Amethyst Lampwork Swarovski Crystal Bali Beaded Bracelet (B106)
The artisan lampwork beads in this handmade beaded bracelet design uses a play of layered glass over color stripes to create a dimensional melon effect that is stunning when paired with amethyst Swarovski Austrian Crystals. .925 sterling silver Bali bead with lovely amethyst coating, Bali spacer beads and sterling silver circle toggle clasp. Beaded Bracelet measures 8".

Aqua Lampwork Flower Swarovski Crystal Beaded Bracelet (B107)
You can't beat the calming, almost mesmerizing, blue Swarovski Crystals set against black and blue artisan flower lampwork glass beads. The beautiful artisan lampwork bead features a blue swirl rose set against a black core and accented with stunning Swarovski Crystals and sterling silver Bali. The sterling silver rose toggle clasp finishes this garden-feel beaded bracelet. Lampwork Beaded Bracelet measures 8".

Lampwork Striped Maroon Swarovski Crystal Beaded Bracelet (B108)
This handcrafted beaded bracelet looks good enough to eat! The raspberry color in the striped lampwork glass beads pair perfectly with burgundy Swarovski Crystals and satin topaz crystals and Bali .925 silver. A sterling silver swirl toggle clasp complements the swirl lampwork design. Lampwork Beaded Bracelet measures 8".
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Friday, June 20, 2008

Custom Beaded Jewelry: Aunt Bracelet

I had the pleasure of creating this one of a kind AUNT beaded bracelet for a returning customer.

Designed with Swarovski pearls, sterling silver, various .925 sterling bali and finished with a heart clasp. The design is pure elegance! Thank you Lana for allowing me to design a custom piece for you. I know you will enjoy it for years to come!

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Please feel free to contact us to design a custom AUNT bracelet just for you!
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Monday, June 16, 2008

NEW Mini Gemstone Earring Gift Set

These petite handmade beaded earrings offer a gemstone shade for each of the four searsons. The gift set features one gemstone pair each of red aventurine, green jasper, brown jasper and rhodolite. Simple, but oh so versatile!

Gemstone Beaded Earring Gift Set E137
These simple and pretty mini stack earrings feature one pair each of red aventurine, green jasper, brown jasper and rhodolite rondell gemstones wire-wrapped with sterling silver accents. Dangling dantily from sterling silver french earwires. Length: 3/4" from bottom of earwire.
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Monday, June 9, 2008

Crystal Allure Featured at What A Pair! 2008

The 2008 What A Pair! Celebration of Duets to Benefit Breast Cancer Research was held yesterday (June 8, 2008) in Los Angeles. I was very excited to participate in this years' celebrity gift bag with our exclusive designed Mother of Pearl Circle Earrings. A special thank you to Ronna with, It's in the Bag, for contacting me with interest in our jewelry designs.

The beneficiary of this years' event was the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI) and the event was hosted by Jaclyn Smith, Lesli Linka Glatter and The John Wayne Family.
This years' event was attended by some of our favorite celebrities that included:
Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars)
Jessica Biel (7th Heaven, Elizabethtown, Blade: Trinity)
Mary Birdsong (Reno 911: Miami)
Deana Carter (Country music star and actress)
Jamie Lee Curtis (Christmas with the Kranks, Freaky Friday)
Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls, Grey’s Anatomy)
Joely Fisher (Til Death, Wild Card)
Deborah Gibson (Singer, Celeste In The City, Teen Queens)
Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls)
Jasmine Guy (A Different World, That’s so Raven)
Diana Harris
Marg Helgenberger (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
Elaine Hendrix (The Parent Trap, Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion)
Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue)
Vicki Lewis (News Radio)
Jane Lynch (40 Year old Virgin, For Your Consideration)
Sarah Niemietz (Akeelah and the Bee )
Valarie Pettiford (Stomp the Yard)
Amy Pietz (Carolyn in the City)
Nina Storey (blues singer, Girlfriends)
Marcia Strassman (Providence)
Tierney Sutton (musician)
Lisa Ann Walter (War of the Worlds, Bruce Almighty)
Jennifer Leigh Warren (What’s Love Got To Do With It)
Maggie Wheeler (Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond)
Kathleen Wilhoite (Gilmore Girls, Firecracker)
Rita Wilson (Runaway Bride, Sleepless in Seattle)
Charlayne Woodard (ER, Law and Order)

Read the Prime News Wire Clip Report for the event.

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

NEW Crystal Ice Swarovski Crystal Collection

As part of our Signature Swarovski Crystal Collection at Crystal Allure Designs, I'm happy to announce the new Crystal Ice pieces! Inspired by the impending hot summer, why not cool off a little with one of our Crystal Ice bracelets, earrings -or both.

Designed exclusively with Swarovski Austrian crystal, crystal aurora borealis (AB) and sterling silver. Wear one piece for a little shimmer or add complementary pieces for an all over luminous glow. Be the envy of where ever you go!

Coming soon: Crystal Ice necklaces and anklets
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Monday, June 2, 2008

June Birthstone -Pearl

Happy Birthday June Ladies!

June is the month that was dedicated by the Romans to the queen of the gods Juno (Regina) -- Hera to the Greeks. The modern June birthstone is the pearl. Pearls have been a passion and even an obsession of people throughout the ages. They have been ground up and used in cosmetics and as a medicine to treat heart and stomach conditions. Some cultures swear by pearls as an aphrodisiac. These gems have adorned crowns, clothing, and temples, and were said to be a favorite of Cleopatra.

Pearls continue to be viewed as a mark of taste and refinement as well as a symbol of beauty and purity. Pearls are the perfect gift, suitable for all ages, and elegantly worn with everything from jeans to an evening gown. Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Designs offers June birthstone earrings in both Swarovski Crystal Pearl and Light Amethyst Swarovski Crystal (the alternate Swarovski Crystal birthstone which is more affordable than Alexandrite, the traditional birthstone of June).


The June birth flower is the rose, or the honeysuckle, as roses and honeysuckles bloom throughout June. June is also sometimes called the "Rose month."

June is known for the large number of marriages that occur over the course of the month. With June being named after, Juno or Hera, the goddess of marriage and a married couple's household, some consider it good luck to be married in this month.

Pearl is also the suggested anniversary gift for the 30th wedding anniversary.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

NEW Smoky Quartz Beaded Jewelry

Smoky Quartz gemstone is a beautiful, alluring and sophisticated gemstone.

Just listed today are the following:

Smokey Quartz Lantern-Shaped Bali Necklace
Smokey Quartz Lantern-Shaped Bali Bracelet

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May Birthstone -Emerald

Happy Birthday May Ladies!

The month of May was named after the Roman goddess, Maia, who was the goddess of spring and growth. Which makes your birthstone very appropriate for spring -the emerald. Emerald is the Modern and Traditional birthstone for May and symbolic of good fortune. It is the only stone, beside Topaz, that is listed in all of the ancient birthstone tables. Genuine emeralds are found in very light to very dark green.

Extremely rare and expensive, crystal and green cubic zirconia are common substitutes for genuine emeralds. Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Designs provides you a more affordable alternative using emerald Swarovski Crystals.

Emerald is also the suggested anniversary gift for both the 20th and 35th anniversaries and as an alternate stone for the 55th wedding anniversary.

Emerald Double Crystal Beaded Earrings E044
These handmade beaded earrings are ultra-light, delicate and elegant. A round emerald Swarovski Crystal is accented by 14K goldfilled beads and topped with a diamond shaped emerald Swarovski Crystal. The earrings are finished with 14K goldfilled french hook earwires. Length: 1/2 inch from bottom of ear wire.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

NEW Rose Quartz Gemstone and Jade Beaded Jewelry

The cold weather is past us, it's time to start loving the softer side of spring.

Freshwater Pearl Jade Pendant Necklace N045
Love Affair with Nature. A soothing jade teardrop forms the centerpiece of this necklace reflecting the true beauty and allure of nature. Handwrapped links of sterling silver, mint freshwater pearls and jade rounds lead up to sterling silver cable chain. Necklace Measures 17" (although the sterling silver lobster clasp can be fastened anywhere along the chain); Jade Teardrop Pendant Centerpiece Measures 2-1/2".
Beaded Necklace (N045)
Beaded Earrings (E146)

Freshwater Pearl Jade Gemstone Beaded Earrings E146
Soothing jade gemstone is surrounded by pale mint green freshwater pearls and hand-wrapped for a beautifully feminine pair of handmade beaded earrings on sterling silver threader earwires. Length: 2-1/2".

Rose Quartz Freshwater Pearl Chain Necklace N047
Spring Tulip. A delicate translucent pink rose quartz gemstone teardrop, shaped like an unopened tulip, forms the centerpiece of this necklace. Handwrapped links of sterling silver, blush freshwater pearls and rose quartz lead up to a sterling silver cable chain. Length: necklace 17" (although the clasp can be fastened anywhere along the chain); pendant drop 2-1/2".
Beaded Necklace (N047)
Beaded Earrings (E147)

Freshwater Pearl Rose Quartz Gemstone Beaded Earrings E147
Delicate translucent pink rose quartz gemstones are surrounded by blush-pink colored freshwater pearls and hand-wrapped for a beautifully feminine pair of handmade beaded earrings on sterling silver threader earwires. Length: 2-1/2".

Read more about Jade, Rose Quartz and other beautiful gemstones in our Gemstone Guide.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

New Fall Jewelry Necklace

I purchased this stunning pendant from a local bead store about a year ago. At the time, I hadn’t a clue how I’d use it and didn’t have any specific design pop to mind -however, it was too stunning a pendant to pass up (and there was only one available). The pendant is a handcrafted lampwork bead with a rich reddish-russet color surrounded by a flurry of tans, browns and black.

It is the perfect start to fall because of its rich colors and the way in which the colors in the pendant appear, to me, makes me think of swirling piles of colorful autumn leaves. The base color in this design is a neutral, goes-with-anything black faceted oval bead which is accented by dazzling Swarovski crystal in smokey topaz.

This is a limited edition necklace and will be available for purchase on the website by September 7, 2007.
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Thursday, April 24, 2008

*New* Necklaces

There was no particular idea how to use them or inspiration when I purchased these stunning amethyst nuggets. Although, they pair perfectly wire-wrapped with goldfill rings and this necklace transitions easily from daytime to nightime, whatever the occasion. What is so fantastic about this necklace is you can wear it with the stylish clasp in front or put the clasp in back for a whole other look.

Cranberries and Raisins -looks yummy doesn't it?! These rich colors were the inspiration behind this "yummy" pendant necklace featuring a smokey quartz marquis-cut gemstone accented by garnet and a hammered hoop.

Both these necklaces are available on the Crystal Allure Designs website.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Rich Autumn Colors in New Fall Jewelry

For the last few weeks I have been in a creation frenzy. With the cooler weather finally here (which some Rochestarians are not so happy about) I was finally able to get to work on some neglected jewelry designs.

All of these pieces, and then some, are now available on the website. And it’s not over yet….I still have many more designs that I planned on rolling out for the fall. So keep checking the website and blog for them.

I am a big fan, in both style and decorating, of warm, rich colors. And what better time of the year to really embrace these comforting colors than in the fall. With the exception of a few pieces, you will find a variety of necklaces and earrings incorporating a fall color scheme and (again for some pieces) a bolder design (using less chain).

One other constant theme in necklaces is the pendant style. I absolutely love teardrop pendants and in staying with this theme you will find in the coming month(s) at least 4-5 more new teardrop pendant necklaces on the website.

As with most of my designs, all the new pieces are limited edition. So please don’t wait to put your order in. It will be a rare instance if I am able to find a particular pendant again. Here we go…

When I saw this pendant, I immediately had a vision of how to use it in a necklace design. It is a stunning, rounded teardrop style pendant in a rich amethyst. I couldn’t resist accenting it with a small black onyx and to finish the style I used a 14k goldfilled textured chain to complement the pendant.

I’ve actually had these leaves for at least 8 or more months. When I saw them I just knew they would be an asset in whatever design they were used in. They have no shimmer and so I added a large genuine Swarovski crystal in a rich burgundy and then sealed the style with a complementary smokey topaz crystal. Even though these earrings are done, this style is not finished yet…a coordinating necklace will be posted soon.
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