- Swarovski crystal - I adore Swarovski crystal. To me, it is just behind diamonds in beauty. It has the most sparkle of any crystal you can buy because it has the highest lead percentage. Now, I know that there has been a lot said lately about how dangerous lead is - that's why my jewelry is only intended for adults. Wearing Swarovski crystal is perfectly safe. (Trust me - I would have died long ago.)
- Sterling silver - sterling silver is a good quality metal. It's 92.5% pure silver. The rest is made up of alloys - this gives sterling silver its strength. Pure silver is very soft, so it isn't suitable for most jewelry. Wearing sterling silver is also a good way to avoid an allergic reaction - no irritated ears from nickel or green fingers from cheap gumball machine rings.
- Lobster clasp - lobster clasps are what I use on almost all of my necklaces. They are made to be very secure and can only be opened with a small lever.
- Toggles - toggles are a type of clasp made from a ring and a bar. These are normally used for bracelets, but have other uses as well. The bar fits inside the ring when turned sideways and then can't fit back out when it's straight across. These are not as secure as lobster claps, but are safe for everyday use.
If you don't live and breathe jewelry like I do, some of the things I've mentioned on this blog may not make a whole lot of sense to you. I wanted to explain a few things so
you can have an obsession like me you'll know what I mean by certain terms.
"Fifties Flashback" is handmade from natural rose quartz and black crystal. It is approximately 16.25 inches long. It has a sterling silver lobster clasp for security. "Fifties Flashback" has a vintage feel and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. "Fifities Flashback" is priced at $45.
"All That Glitters" is handmade from sterling silver, Swarovski crystal, and dichroic glass. It is one of a kind and completely unique. Each link was handmade. It has 3 strands on either side of the necklace for maximum impact. The focal point is a handmade dichroic glass piece placed in a handmade wire-wrapped setting. "All That Glitters" comes with matching earrings that are also handmade with sterling silver and Swarovski crystal. Perfect for a formal event, "All That Glitters" would look amazing with a little black dress or one in a complementary color. It adjusts from 14 to 18.25 inches. "All That Glitters" is priced at $185.
Shipping is $5 and all items are shipped by priority mail. I will only charge one shipping cost if you order more than one piece of jewelry. If you would like to buy either of these pieces or have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. After you place your order, I will email you an invoice with payment information. You may pay with any major credit card through PayPal. Your order will be shipped after payment is received.
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~ Kari Michelle ♥