Friday, January 15, 2010

Garnets for January

Garnets have been used in jewelry from the ancient times. The most familiar color is deep red, but they may range from red to yellow, green and black. There is even a rare variety which changes color throughout the day! Garnets are rumored to help with business success and protect travelers. Garnet has been known as a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and compassion.

But lets' talk about the jewelry here. You can find lots of beautiful garnet jewelry from the JET team on Etsy.
First, some beautiful earrings from Sending Love Gallery. Sterling silver with rhodolite garnets and fresh water pearls. A sweet and simple design!

In a more romantic mode,  these sterling silver filagree earrings  from the Brass Hussy will make you feel feminine and flirty!

Lastly, I'll show you a lovely stacking ring in sterling silver in my shop. But don't stop looking here! Head over to Etsy and search the tags "jetteam, garnet" under "Handmade". You'll find dozens of beautiful jewelry creations to fulfill your garnet cravings.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Fashion Tips!

I've found a few blogs with great jewelry fashion tips.
Lots of beautiful jewelry shops are featured by the Jet Team here.
Here's a new one with color tips for spring by Silver Canyons
And Michon's blog always has wonderful fashion finds.
And if you want to find out what the NJ artists are up to, you can peek here.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

New Year's Surprise!

My etsy shop has been rolling along now for almost 2 years. Lots of great jewelry, a variety so there are many choices for many tastes.
It was a big surprise to me when my Acorn Pendant was included in the latest voter poll.  This acorn has  a long history. The bottom was cast from a real acorn. I carved the top of the acorn in wax.  It sat dormant for several years in my idea box.  This year I finally dusted it off and made several in brass and sterling silver as well as all sterling. Because it is made in lost wax, each one will be slightly unique, a one of a kind treasure.

There are many great jewelry items from my JET team  in this voter poll.  So, if you are not fond of my acorn, take time to check out the other jewelry and I will not mind if  you vote for one of my friends!