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Personalised Sterling Silver Heart & Swarovski Pearl & Gemstone Cluster Bracelet

Saturday morning and school half term is here again! So getting ready for the trip to the seaside with the kids, seriously did we have this many breaks during the school year? I just seem to get a head of steam up and another one pops along. Now please don’t think I don’t want to spend some quality time with my over loud, over tired, under active, destroy all things minded little cherubs! And then there’s the dog which I’m not going to even list his points, Anyhow I wanted to write this blog up before I left as it will be June by the time I get back. This design came along by accident if truth be told I was actually making something else when I just started messing around with some beads and it sort of came together but I’m not complaining as it turned out rather good if I do say so myself. I must admit I do like making cluster bracelets as my mind tends to wonder (Mainly about being on a beach with a book and a bottle of wine) as I go onto auto pilot, I love the color coordination and the different components you can use. So to break this bracelet down to the base I used a new chain for this bracelet, Not my normal belcher 4 oval chain, It’s a really thick cable chain, As I knew I would be using lots of beads. When using freshwater pearls you are limited to colors and sizes and the availability of them so because I was looking for something a little different I used Swarovski crystal pearls which are fab, Little cheaper then normal pearls but I love the different colors you can buy compared to freshwater. So the two pearl sizes I chose were 3mm and 5mm and the colors are Rosaline – a lovely pinky color and cream very warm colors with a stunning sparkle to them but that’s Swarovski for you! I then added the trusty crystal quartz rondelles which make any design that little bit more elegant. I still needed a good contrasting color and bead then whilst digging through my box of goodies I found some AAA graded Garnet onion briolettes that I’d been keeping for a rainy day and they worked a treat. As I neared the half way point I decided to personalize it as you don’t seem to see many cluster bracelets with that personal touch and makes it even more unique.  So I slipped on a charm holder and added one of my mock hearts I use for making designs. On this heart you can have 26 characters and that includes spaces but as always if you want more text we can make you a custom heart no problem. As happy as I was looking at the bracelet I just felt it could do with something extra and then I saw these little sterling silver open butterfly charms and that was that, It filled the cap that I could see so now it was just down to the back of the bracelet. Again I needed something to offset from the rest of the bracelet so I used the Swarovski BeCharmed crystal heart it really is stunning and to me give it that contrast I was looking for. The heart looked a bit lonely on it’s own so I have had this wonderfully detailed rose charm that I had wanted to use since I bought it but hadn’t really made anything to date which it could be used for until now, Considering the color combinations I had used it just fit in like a glove. So with all said and done it was finished before I really knew that it was, Maybe I should go on auto pilot more often. Oh just one last detail which was the heart toggle which I use on other designs it’s one of those dependable components not to mention it looks good. Well that’s it for this month I guess but while I’m away I can finish my next cluster bracelet off! Yes I’ve already started the next one and this one is using freshwater pearls because I’m just using white so I will be back on in a couple of weeks with that one. Till the next time don’t be like the rest be an IndiviJewel!


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Swarovski Coin Pearl And Sterling Silver Earrrings

Well it’s been awhile, Mother’s Day got a little busy and well I had no time for any other jobs to get done! Maybe I need to invest in a little Elf help or something or other. It’s so nice to be hearing the birds chirp, The flower’s growing and the dark days lifting, I can almost smell summer coming. So now it’s time to get a few brighter bits of jewellery made for those sunny days that lay ahead. So as you might have guessed I love working with pearls, I have lots of designs but the downside of this is the unpredictability of sourcing out good and I mean good graded freshwater pearls to keep your designs alive. So I have decided to use Swarovski crystal/glass pearls in some new designs such as this one – Swarovski coin pearl and sterling silver earrings, When it comes to earrings trying to match a pair of natural pearls can be tricky unless your paying for top top dollar ones, Well it is if your me as I like perfection as much as possible in my work but not always realistic to do so and many people don’t mind but I do! So having found some Swarovski pearls I was amazed how good the quality is how realistic also. I’ve had this particular design in my mind for a while so once I had decided to use the Swarovski pearls I got to work on the twisted rings which are forty four 5mm jump rings soldered into twenty two twisted rings and then put 11 on each earring to give a unique look, Don’t ask why I came out with 11 guess that’s just me all over. I love the head pin I have used, Very detailed and different and really stands out at the bottom of the pearl. I wasn’t sure how such a big headpin would look but it just adds to the overall elegance of the earring. So once I had slipped the coin and the rings onto the pin I just needed the right ear post, A little while ago I purchased a few different designed ear posts from a company in Spain and had been waiting for the right design to come along to use them, Lucky for me only one popped out at me that I thought would work and I wasn’t disappointed in fact it looked even better than I had imagined as I never had an ear post for the initial design. So the end result is a very IndiviJewel looking earring which I love so much I’ve decided to add different colours in the form of Pink and Rose Gold and have just mocked up the matching necklace with bigger coins and twisted rings but that will be for another blog. So the Easter holidays are here! So me and the little troopers are going away to the coast for a week so should be fun on the beach looking for eggs, Should keep them busy for a while anyway. Hope you all have a good holiday and don’t eat to much of the kids chocolate eggs. Till the next time don’t be like the rest be an IndiviJewel.

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