Saturday, December 20, 2014

Handmade Swarovski Bracelet JCB-38 Made Waves in December

Blessings are indeed pouring this month. Aside from the regular orders that I sent out to my sister-in-law I got a few orders that came in from friends and colleagues. And in spite of the very busy month I’m really overjoyed because I was able to finish most of them. Except those that still needed additional materials, where I have to postpone until early next month.

I made this design way back 3 years ago I think, and have done only a few so far because it seems like not a very saleable item. Until last month, I made one for myself in white and aquamarine Swarovski crystals intended for the my colleagues wedding day. I posted the collage photos on my Instagram account (yep! I made an Instagram solely for my crafts) and linked to my personal FB account, I started receiving orders from my friends. 

The first order came from a former officemate Hazel from Bukidnon, I did the same color for her.

Later, two more orders came in from our Ninang Malou (our wedding sponsor), but the Swarovski crystals that I have used for this bracelet were already out, and I don’t have plans to order materials from my supplier until next month. Instead, I offered another color combination, she agreed and the results were really pretty and she loved them.

A sweet combination of aquamarine, light amethyst, citrine and peridot crystals. 

An elegant combination of black diamond (gray), white and indicolite (greenish) crystals.

And last but not the least, another bracelet was sent out to Ate Zarah mother of my son’s classmate. Also a sweet combination of light rose, light amethyst and aquamarine Swarovski crystals for her.

The above bracelets were made using authentic Swarovski crystals (I do trust my supplier for that claim) and 14k gold-filled wires and components and of course made with quality and passion.

To my dear friends, thank you so much for patronizing my products.  Merry Christmas!

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Monday, December 8, 2014

My First Handmade Swarovski Jewelry Set

Aside from the orders that came in weeks back, which were already sent to my sister in law last Friday, and will be sending the next batch within the week, I was up for a bigger project. Hubby did the rest of the remaining orders (since he already knows how to), while I was busy brainstorming of the project that my high school-college friend asked me to do for her.

A Handmade Swarovski  Jewelry Set, my first ever jewelry set that includes a full beaded necklace, bracelet and a pair of dangling earrings. 

It took me a while to finish the set, because I was short with the materials needed, I had to contact my supplier before actually starting. At the same time, confident because the target date is still on the 15th of December, I still have ample time. On Thursday night, I started making the necklace first, because of the excitement that I can finally make one. (Yes!Necklaces are once in blue moon order because of the cost involved).  My only time to make jewelries is at night after putting my two kids to sleep and at the same time doing the Alexabloghop. By Friday midnight, the necklace is done! Whew! Loving the feeling of the first accomplishment!

Sunday night, I was up for the earrings and bracelet set and also finished both before midnight. Last night, my tasked was to do the pictorial. After several takes, I finally got the right setting of the camera. So without further ado, here’s the my first ever set of Handmade Jewelry Set;

The set uses 10mm Round (light siam), 6mm Round (light siam), 8mm Helix (golden shadow) and 6mm Bicone (golden shadow) authentic Swarovski crystal beads, 14k gold-filled wires, earring studs, and lobster lock.  According to my supplier, lobster lock are the only ones remaining that are 14k gold-filled, the spring lock that I used before were already gone and the supplies coming is are of low plated quality. I have no choice but to adjust and take the more expensive lobster lock.

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