Green Moss Jasper Gemstone Beaded Necklace (N058)

Recently posted is a new one-of-a-kind beaded gemstone necklace featuring a grassy green moss jasper gemstone teardrop pendant, rainbow obsidian gemstones, black jet Swarovski Crystals and onyx gemstones with sterling silver. Necklace is adjustable 16-1/2" to 17-1/2".
Green Moss Jasper Gemstone Beaded Necklace (N058)
Green Moss Jasper Gemstone Beaded Necklace (N058)
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I really must try to get another picture because trust me, the ones I've taken -although they show how beautiful the necklace is -don't compare when the necklace hits the light in a certain way. All the black beads just shimmering and almost put the teardrop pendant to shame! Here's the coordinating handmade gemstone earrings:
Green Moss Jasper Gemstone Beaded Earrings (E188)
Green Moss Jasper Gemstone Beaded Earrings (E188)
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These gorgeous cushion-cut gemstone earrings featuring three dangling rounded-square shaped grassy green moss jasper gemstones wire wrapped in sterling silver. Sterling silver earwires finish this design and earrings measure 1-3/4" from the bottom of the earwire.

Get back in touch with nature with these gemstones mined straight from the earth. Moss Jasper helps to balance emotional energy; helps the user to let go of anger and bitterness (so that the emotions are in balance); and strengthens in times of stress.

In other news:
Well, another show is done for this year. I got up Saturday and thought "it's going to be a good show" and then arrived at Union Hill only to have my hopes dashed. Again, not sure whether it is the economy, the lack of a pool of quality designers, or the rain, but the show was slow and there were one too many mass jewelry designers for my tastes.

My conclusion: Smaller shows = "mass produced" jewelry which = low costs (because of lower quality materials used...which allows them to price low). I say "mass produced" because although it is handmade, their tables are usually loaded with pieces, but it is clear these individuals are designing jewelry as a hobby -not a business. I usually get a handful of shoppers that comment how lovely my display is -not cluttered, well organized and showcases pieces -not piles of pieces. So, that in itself shows me people are noticing and recognizing Crystal Allure.

Although the whole day wasn't shot. I did pick up some yummy Tastefully Simple beer bread and truffle brownies! That was probably the highlight of the day. Oh well, I made a mental note about the show results and I'm not so sure I'll be doing that show next year. Sadly, I am finding that the better shows to be in (based on the quality of work I produce) are usually in the early part of the year. For the past few years, I keep missing the application deadlines and I do have concerns because they are all outdoors. It's really a catch 22. Sign up for the show (which the entry fee is ALOT more) and hope you do well (which I have been told, most vendors do quite well because of the level of the show). Or, worse, don't do well and/or have the weather affect your tent and setup. Showcasing jewelry and battling mother nature...usually mother nature wins. *smiles*

3 comments

Lisa said...

Hello! Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on abeadaday.blogspot.com!! I just love your blog, there is something very calming or peaceful about it. Maybe all the sparkle! Gorgeous!!

Stephanie said...

Thanks Lisa!

The Beading Gem said...

What a bummer about outdoor shows! I did one in September that was outdoors but fortunately under a building overhang so when it rained we were okay! Hopefully you'll find some good venues and spread the selling through the year.