Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Gemstones for Capricorn

Capricorn ~ December 22 - January 19

Capricorn characteristics: ambitious, organizer, planner, serious, responsible, disciplined, practical, determined, self-sufficient, reliable.

Black Onyx increases confidence in Capricorns and helps realize material goals. Onyx fosters balance, structure, a sense of control, and supports strong self-discipline.

Garnet gives a needed sense of lightness and brightness for heavy-minded Capricorn. It encourages personal relationships, in business or in romance. Garnet also encourages loyalty and commitment in relationships and can inspire love and love and passion in romantically cautious Capricorn.

Carnelian promotes passion, warmth, and aids in decision-making.

Flourite dissolves fixed thought patterns, and is good for joints and bones.

Turquoise prevents martyred attitude and dissolves self-sabotage.

Snowflake Obsidian promotes courage and joy of life.


Zibbet Shop Up and Running!

I opened a second shop at Zibbet to enable me to have occasional sales! I'm giving it a test run by having a New Year's Sale! 15% off store-wide! Plus, FREE Shipping!

Be the first sale in my Zibbet shop and get a FREE pair of earrings!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

New! Black Onyx and Snowflake Obsidian Necklace

A faceted Black Onyx pendant is centered on a strand of Snowflake Obsidian rounds and faceted Black Onyx rondelles. This necklace measures 20" in length - a little longer than I usually make my necklaces.

Snowflake Obsidian earrings to match.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

New! Tigereye and Black Onyx Necklace

One of my favorite stones - Tigereye is a member of the Quartz family. Colors range from golden to dark brown with iridescent banding.

This Tigereye necklace is made with Tigereye ovals and rounds and faceted Black Onyx rondelles.


New! Rhodonite and Dumortierite Necklace & Bracelet

Rhodonite is considered the "Rescue Stone". It is is a silicate or quartz composite. It has a distinct pink or rose red color, although material containing black veins is more popular than the uniform pink. The word rhodonite is derived from the Greek word rhodon for rosy.

This necklace combines pinks and dark blue with Rhodonite ovals and Dumortierite rounds. Spacers are 24kt white gold.

Matching bracelet.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Congratulations to daerOn - the winner of December's Gift Certificate Giveaway!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New! Amethyst, Moonstone, Angelite, Hematite Necklace

I love this stone combination ~ Amethyst, Moonstone, Angelite and Hematite gemstones and 24kt White Gold. It measures 19" in length and closes easily and securely with a sterling silver hook clasp.


New! Fibromyalgia Quartz Crystal, Tourmalinated Quartz Necklace

This necklace was created with fibromyalgia sufferers in mind. Fibromyalgia "is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on your body where slight pressure causes pain." - Mayo Clinic Staff.

These stones were specifically chosen to help with this condition:

*Quartz Crystal is considered a master healer. It is said to stimulates the immune system, brings the body into balance and helps relieve pain.

*Tourmalinated Quartz carries the properties of purification, and recovery from negative influences.

24kt White Gold are used as spacers. The necklace measures 19" in length and closes easily and securely with a sterling silver hook clasp.

Gemstones are a holistic tool and can assist the wearer in their healing process but I also highly recommend seeking the advice of a medical doctor as well as other holistic health practitioners.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

New! Ruby in Zoisite, Rainbow Moonstone, Garnet, Black Onyx, Green Aventurine Necklace

A gorgeous combination of stones ~ Green Aventurine, Ruby in Zoisite (some beads are accented by an occasional natural ruby crystal), Rainbow Moonstone (often has blue iridescent flashes as it moves), Garnet and Black Onyx. I love these colors together!

Matching earrings.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Etsy Business Blog "Business Package Giveaway"

Simply subscribe to Justine's weekly newsletter and win one of the following:

1) Any listing from Accounting Spot.
2) Custom set of THREE Ad blocks for your Etsy Shop from Thompson Designs!
3) Photo Editing courtesy of Justine for all of your shop listing photos (yes even if you have 300 listings!)

Check out The Etsy Business Blog for more information and submit your posts! Good luck to all of us!!

December Gift Certificate Giveaway

Happy December!

In the spirit of giving I am having my first blog giveaway! The winner will receive a $25 Paypal gift certificate to be used in my BE ADorned Jewelry shop. The contest will run through December 14 and the winner announced on my blog December 15.

I will use a random number generator to choose the winner so please remember to leave a way for me to get in touch with you in your posts.

Here's how to enter:

1. Go to BE ADorned Jewelry's shop and pick your favorite jewelry item. Come back here and post your choice (1 entry).

For additional entries (optional):

2. Follow this blog, and tell me you did so as a separate comment (1 entry).

3. Twitter about this giveaway, and tell me you did so as a separate comment (1 entry).

4. Follow me on Twitter, and tell me you did so as a seperate comment (1 entry).

5. Fan me on Facebook, and tell me you did so as a seperate comment (1 entry).

4. Blog about this giveaway, and tell me you did so as a separate comment (1 entry).

5. Heart BE ADorned Jewelry's store, and tell me you did so as a separate comment (1 entry).

6. Join my Mailing List (1 entry).

Note: Please remember to list each comment seperately. If you put all your entries into one comment, it will only be counted once!

Thanks for participating! Good luck!!

New! Faceted Green Quartz, Green Aventurine, Rainbow Moonstone Necklace

The combination of the light and green shades together with the rainbow moonstone is very pleasing to my eyes! This necklace is gorgeous - if I do say so myself :-) Green is my favorite color ~ healing and soothing ~ perfect for the holidays!

~ made with 15x20mm faceted oval Green Quartz, 16x14mm oval Green Aventurine gemstones, 5mm Rainbow Moonstone gemstones and 24kt White Gold accents. It measures 20" in length and closes easily and securely with a sterling silver hook clasp.


Monday, November 30, 2009

My Treasury ~ Here's To Your Health

I work at a doctor's office so this theme was right up my alley. I hope you all are enjoying good health!

Please visit the featured seller's shops for more great items!

Noah Woods: Original art.
TR Mack Studio: Features colorful contemporary paintings and prints for home decor, nursery, children. Handmade Art Glass Pendants featuring prints from my paintings!
One Life Jewelry: Beautiful jewelry handmade with love and inspirations.
My World Creations: Journals, cards, tags, key chains and jewelry.
Slim-Digm Designs: Decorated clipboards and accessories.
Artist 48: Painted amulet ornaments.
Patti P & Company: Flu fighter t-shirt ~ more fun stuff to come.
Lucky Bug: Handmade paper delights.
JeanFrancisBean: Greeting cards.
Cristalo: Feng Shui and Natural Stones
America Jane Mercantile: Sustainable and eco friendly products for the home.
Queen of Trees Herbal: Tinctures, tea blends, soaps, lotions, hair care products and more.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Black Onyx, Snowflake Obsidian, Hematite Necklace

This necklace features a 25mm facted Black Onyx gemstone pendant with hematite and 24kt white gold accents. It suspends 1-3/8" from a strand of 6mm faceted Black Onyx gemstones, 6x3mm Snowflake Obsidian rondelle gemstones, 4mm Hematite gemstones and 24kt white gold. The necklace measures 18" in length and closes easily and securely with a sterling silver hook clasp.

Matching bracelet.

Matching earrings.


Jewelry Lengths


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Kyanite, Iolite, Rainbow Moonstone, Labradorite Necklace

New listing in my Etsy shop! This gorgeous necklace features a Kyanite gemstone pendant ~ it suspends from a strand of Iolite, Rainbow Moonstone, Labradorite gemstones and 24kt white gold.


African Bloodstone, Moonstone Necklace

This necklace was made for a friend for her birthday. It is made with African Bloodstone, Moonstone and 24kt white gold spacers.


My Treasury: Drum Circle

Visit the above seller's shops to see more great items:

Joni James Gallery: Prints.
Mad Lane Designs: Jewelry.
Fiddlebones: Original Prints and Greeting Cards by Sam Hamrick.
Borealis Art: Whimsical Works by Nora Blansett.
JOHARI: Jewelry, greeting cards, photography, drawings.
Helen Rawlinson: Screen print fabrics, lampshades, bags, gifts and more!
HRDrums: Hand drums.
Inner Wolf Batik: Batik Clothing by Inner Wolf Batik.
Mighty Fine Caroline: Greeting cards.
Ile' Tambor: Hand made ethnic percussion instruments and original artworks by Ile' Tambor.
Fandangled!: Crazy fun characters are crafted from recycled children's clothing and lovingly sewn onto new, 100% cotton t-shirts.
Robin Maria Pedrero: Fine art prints, note cards, etc.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Penguin Necklace

This adorable penguin necklace sold an hour after listing it! I will definitely be ordering more of these cute pendants!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Spotlight: Smoky Quartz

Smoky quartz is a brown transparent quartz, sometimes incorrectly known as smoky topaz.

Smoky Quartz is a protection stone. It is grounding, stabilizing and has a strong link with the earth, promoting concern for the environment. Smoky Quartz is nature's stone of endurance and a superb antidote to stress. It is excellent for elevating moods, overcoming negative emotions, and relieving depression. Smoky Quartz will give you an extra boost and promotes pride and joy in living. It helps tolerate difficult times, transforming negative emotions into positive energies. Smoky quartz also gently cleanses clutter of the mind to bring focus to task as well as meditation.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

My Treasury ~ I Love Penguins!

Visit the above seller's shops for more great items:

SquidInkKollective: Screen printed apparel and more.
Clay Dog Studio: Stoneware creations.
Kissafrog Kreations: CD clocks and fun napkins.
Prairie Peasant: Unique ecofriendly journals, cards and envelopes.
Stevester: Clothing and canvas bags.
Mud Hut: Whimsical clay dishes and keepsakes.
Kate and Oli: Handmade and digital cards and prints as well as photo art cards.
Yoopers: Useful and attractive vendor aprons.
Indigo Arts Clay by Sarah Coppola: Clay & glass jewelry, ornaments and more.
Knittings My Bag: Knitting, bags and purses, sock knitting, WIP.
Rainbow Swirlz: Clothing and sling bags.
Tami Like-Likes to Draw: Illustrated prints.


Featured on Couture Nerd Blog - Win Giveaway!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New! Smoky Quartz and Citrine Necklace

This necklace is made with twist oval Smoky Quartz gemstones, Citrine gemstones, 6mm Smoky Quartz gemstones and 14kt White Gold accents. The necklace measures 17-1/2" in length and closes easily and securely with a sterling silver hook clasp.

Matching earrings.