Lucky Green Crystal Leaf Beaded Lanyards

During the month of March, everyone is a bit Irish! Feel like the luckiest leprechaun this St. Patrick's Day wearing one of these beautiful handmade beaded lanyards.

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Emerald AB Leaf Gold Blue Crystal Beaded Lanyard (L101)
Emerald AB Leaf Gold Blue Crystal Beaded Lanyard (L101)
$60.95
Not only is this beaded lanyard the luckiest color around, it'll take you right through to autumn with its' four (like a 4 leaf clover!) aurora borealis (AB) finish emerald green leaf beads. If that's not enough to convince you how about the rich 14 karat gold fill beads and Bali used in the design (it's like having your own pot o' gold!). Design is accented with AB emerald blue glass beads and indicolite blue Swarovski Crystals. Comes with a 24mm gold key ring, lanyard hook and finished with gold signature jewelry tag. Hangs 17-1/2" long including key ring and badge hook.
Emerald Swirl Lampwork Black Green Crystal Beaded Lanyard (L02-D2)
Emerald Swirl Lampwork Black Green Crystal Beaded Lanyard (L02-D2)
$58.95
This lovely design features a pair of elegant black swirled emerald base lampwork glass beads, black seed beads, sterling silver Bali and emerald green Swarovski Crystals. Comes with a 24mm silver key ring, lanyard hook and signature sterling silver jewelry tag. Hangs 17-1/2" long including key ring and badge hook.

Be the lucky one who picks up either of these one of a kind designs!

Amanda's Custom Childhood Cancer Awareness Bracelet (B196-CC)

In 2012 Amanda contacted me about creating a very special custom childhood cancer bracelet. She had come across the popular Guardian Angel Caregiver Awareness Bracelet (B196) and wanted to customize it just little further.

Amanda's design request was that this handmade beaded bracelet was to support raising awareness of childhood cancer, organ donation and organ transplant.

Gold is the awareness support color for childhood cancer.
Amanda's Custom Childhood Cancer Awareness Bracelet (B196-CC)
Amanda's Custom Childhood Cancer Awareness Bracelet (B196-CC)
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Although Swarovski does produce a gold crystal, it could look harsh for this delicate style. To hold true to the awareness color and the request of Amanda, I used instead the soft crystal golden shadow Crystal by Swarovski. Paired with that were sterling silver beads, Bali and letter beads TS (the initials of the child) and TX (for transplant). I finished design with a sterling silver awareness ribbon charm and signature jewelry tag. The bracelet measured 7-1/2".

This very special awareness bracelet was created in honor of 2 year old, Thomas, who is battling childhood cancer and was to begin chemotherapy treatments.

Beautiful Springtime Jewelry: Dragonflies & Butterflies

As I sit here today, the snow is coming down pretty heavy and although it's 19 degrees out, the blowing wind is making it feel like 7 degrees. It's actually quite mesmerizing to stare at the falling snow. What's going through my mind? Spring and Gardens!

You have no doubt heard the saying that when you see a butterfly, especially one that flutters closely to you, that it's your guardian angel (relative, friend, etc) that has passed on.
Freshwater Pearl Dragonfly Charm Lariat Necklace (N099)
Freshwater Pearl Dragonfly Charm Lariat Necklace (N099)
$70.95
I happen to believe my guardian angel is a dragonfly! I've especially noticed this the last few years from the start of spring through the entire warm season, I was 'followed' by a dragonfly. Every time I turned around, there it was, right there by me. And this makes sense to me because my older brother, who passed in 1998, would definitely have chosen to be a dragonfly instead of a more delicate butterfly!

The handcrafted pearl necklace above features garden of fresh blooming freshwater pearls in olive, light blue and peacock individually wire wrapped, accented by sterling silver ring circles and blue Swarovski Crystals. This beautiful lariat necklace is given modern edge with a 44mm hand-wrought delicate teardrop wire loop that has been hammered for added interest to showcase the sterling silver dragonfly charm. Measures 18-1/2".

For you butterfly lovers, there is this trio of springtime colored crystals in a lovely dangle earring that matches the Floating Blue Green Yellow Crystal Butterfly Bracelet (B174).
Floating Butterflies Crystal Beaded Earrings (E295)
Floating Butterflies Crystal Beaded Earrings (E295)
$23.95
As if floating through the air these handmade beaded earrings feature springtime colors in blue, green and yellow Swarovski Crystal Butterflies beads. Accented with aurora borealis Swarovski Crystals, Swarovski Pearls, sterling silver beads and sterling silver french hook ear wires. Length is 1-1/4" from the bottom of the ear wires.

Handmade Wire Wrapped Gemstone Bead Rings

The beauty of handmade gemstone rings is that each one is wire-wrapped individually, making each unique and one of a kind! Custom ring styles are also available upon request.
Treasure Chest Goldstone Gem Bead Ring (R104)
Treasure Chest Goldstone Gem Bead Ring (R104)
Was $36.95 / Sale $21.80
An 8x15mm goldstone gem bead, resembling a treasure chest of shimmering gold, is hand wire-wrapped in 14 karat gold-fill wire in this handmade bead ring. Currently available in 6-1/2" only.

Goldstone is often mistaken as a natural gemstone, when in fact, it is a man-made glass. Produced in a low-oxygen reducing atmosphere, the finished product is glass infused with glittering metal flecks which creates its' eye-catching sparkle. Goldstone is sometimes called 'stellaria' or 'sun sitara' (sitara means 'star') for its' starry internal reflections.

The most common form of goldstone is reddish-brown which is usually referred to as 'brown goldstone'. Sun kissed goldstone beads shimmer in the sunlight with golden copper sparkles that punctuate the rich reddish-brown color.
Jasper Gemstone Bead Ring (R106)
Jasper Gemstone Bead Ring (R106)
Was $36.95 / Sale $21.80
Wearing a handmade gemstone ring makes a wonderful conversation piece. The beauty of gemstone is that it is naturally formed, making each one truly a one of a kind! In the design above, a 15x15mm banded square jasper gemstone bead is hand wire-wrapped in 14 karat gold-fill wire for a beautiful autumn handmade bead ring. Currently available in 5-1/4" size only.

Mocha Raspberry Crystal Lampwork Jewelry

The following lampwork jewelry pieces feature lampwork glass beads that look almost good enough to eat! When I found these beads they reminded me of a good cup of mocha coffee, with raspberry flavoring and drizzled with chocolate! Mmmm-mm! I sure do love a good cup of coffee -don't you?
Raspberry Mocha Crystal Lampwork Pendant Necklace (P03)
Raspberry Mocha Crystal Lampwork Pendant Necklace (P03)
$40.00
A single mouth watering mocha drizzled raspberry lampwork glass beads is accented with burgundy and satin topaz Swarovski Crystals, .925 Bali and  draped on an elegant 18" sterling silver chain. The full pendant length measures 1-1/2".
Mocha Raspberry Crystal Lampwork Beaded Earrings (E166)
Mocha Raspberry Crystal Lampwork Beaded Earrings (E166)
$17.95
And how about some delicious dangles for your ears! The same mocha drizzled raspberry lampwork glass beads are adorned with burgundy and satin topaz Swarovski Crystals, .925 Bali and sterling silver ear wires, in these handmade beaded earrings. Earring length is 1" from the bottom of the ear wire.
Raspberry Striped Lampwork Crystal Beaded Bracelet (B108)
Crystal Allure Raspberry Striped Lampwork Crystal Beaded Bracelet (B108)
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Handcrafted beaded bracelet created with the "last of the batch" mouth watering mocha drizzled raspberry lampwork glass beads accented with burgundy and satin topaz Swarovski Crystals and .925 Bali. The swirl toggle clasp complements the swirl lampwork glass bead design. Measures 8".

Lampwork Ribbon Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Jewelry

This lovely jewelry set offers a delicate pendant necklace paired with a slightly bolder beaded bracelet. The pieces were inspired by Nancy's Custom Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Graduation Bracelet (B151-II).

Purple is nationally recognized as the Cystic Fibrosis Awareness ribbon color. May is designated as Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.
Floating Ribbon Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Necklace (NA101)
Floating Ribbon Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Necklace (NA101)
$28.25
A simple design. A powerful message. Raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis with this floating ribbon pendant necklace. Floating along a single strand sterling silver cable chain is a 10mm artisan lampwork white bead with purple awareness ribbon. Pendant necklace is finished with a single amethyst Swarovski Crystal and signature jewelry tag. Measures 18".
Crystal Ribbon Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Bracelet (B070)
Crystal Ribbon Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Bracelet (B070)
$48.50
This beautiful handmade beaded bracelet raises awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and features artisan crafted white lampwork glass beads with a purple awareness ribbon, purple Swarovski Crystals and sterling silver Bali. Finished with signature sterling silver jewelry tag. Measures 7-1/2".

You can help raise awareness of cystic fibrosis simply by pinning these pieces on Pinterest! Be sure to click on the blog post title before pinning (so the link will be directed right to this post), hover over the image and pin away. Thank you in advance for your support!

Kathy's Custom Red Heart Transplant Survivor Bracelet (BA218-II)

Happy Valentine's Day 2015! ♥ ♥

On this day, February 14th, the day of Hearts and Love, I am super excited to introduce you to the latest custom awareness bracelet design -a heart transplant survivor bracelet.

I am humbled. I am flattered. But, most of all I'm honored to have been selected to do this design.

Kathy has admired my handcrafted jewelry for nearly a year. She had contacted me in the fall of 2014 requesting a quote on a custom birthstone name bracelet, which was to be for her daughter. Unfortunately, around that same time her life was going through some unexpected changes. But, Kathy continued to admire Crystal Allure Bracelets.

One day, she admired Patricia's Custom Heart Transplant Survivor Bracelet -and she decided she MUST have it. What I later learned was there was so much more to Kathy's story.

Kathy told her sister all about Crystal Allure and this bracelet she really, really wanted. It wasn't soon after that I heard from Pam, Kathy's younger sister. It was during my conversation with Pam that I learned so much more about Kathy -and what a fighter she truly was.

The beauty of them being sisters was the fact they were born on the same day, 4 years apart! I could just hear it in Pam's voice, how much she loved her sister. Pam told be about how Kathy had received a life-saving heart transplant on February 13, 2014. I was shocked to learn this because in all my email exchanges with Kathy she never shared this precious bit of information about herself.
Kathy's Custom Red Heart Transplant Survivor Bracelet (BA218-II)
Kathy's Custom Red Heart Transplant Survivor Bracelet (BA218-II)
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I also learned Pam and Kathy's fathers' birthday was February 11th. Oh my, what a wonderful and celebratory month this was for these two wonderful ladies! It was during that conversation with Pam on February 1, 2015 that I was truly humbled by Kathy's admiration of my jewelry designs. And I was going to do whatever it took to make sure I got Kathy's custom bracelet finished and to her by her 1st Heart Transplant Anniversary on February 13th!

The one request that presented a slight challenge was the handstamped charm. Pam wanted the charm to have Kathy's heart transplant date on it and wanted a heart shaped charm. Given the limited time to complete the bracelet, I quickly learned getting a heart shaped charm, that I could custom stamp, was going to prove difficult. But, not all was lost. It's at exactly these moments that my artistic juices start to flow. And behind the scenes I started working my magic.

The final design was just as Kathy had wanted: sparkling red Swarovski Crystals, sterling silver beads, .925 Bali and letter blocks that read 'SURVIVOR'. But, what really made this design Kathy's own custom design was the hand stamped charm of Kathy's transplant date.....and a heart stamp right beneath the date! It was perfect! I was so thrilled with this final design and when I told Pam about the truly personalized charm, her response was, "You ROCK, Stephanie!!!!!". I was so happy my eyes teared up.

That night, Pam and I talked for a good 45 minutes and I really learned so much about Kathy -and how much she was a FIGHTER -and yes, a SURVIVOR! I could barely contain myself as to what Kathy would think when she received her very special custom awareness bracelet.

Then Kathy called and left a message.
"It's stunning and everybody loves it! Thank you very much for doing this for me. God bless people like you."
And when I heard that message that my heart was full and I knew I had made another person's heart feel the same.

You are so very welcome Kathy! Happy 1st Heart Transplant Anniversary too!

And thank you to both Kathy and Pam for choosing Crystal Allure to share your story and to design your custom transplant bracelet!

Joann's Custom Family Multi-Cancer Awareness Bracelets (BA219)

In early November 2014, Joann contacted me about designing three custom cancer awareness bracelets. She reviewed with me all her design requirements and I have to admit, it was a pretty tall order. This wasn't just any ordinary awareness bracelet. It was a multi-cancer awareness bracelet that spanned two generations of women in Joann's family and it was my first multi-cancer awareness bracelet.

Joann explained to me that her mother (Roberta) had kidney cancer, but had since passed (not from the cancer); her sister (Karen) had bladder cancer and was currently in treatment; and Joann, herself, had thyroid cancer and was in remission.

As with all diseases, there are possibly more than one color associated with the disease. Sometimes, an awareness color is nationally recognized because of a campaign -or a charity -or it's a combination of both. Joann requested that I use the awareness colors she knew them to be, which were:

Bladder Cancer -blue, marigold and purple
Thyroid Cancer -blue/purple, teal and pink
Kidney Cancer -Orange
Joann's Custom Multi-Cancer Awareness Bracelets (BA219)
Joann's Custom Multi-Cancer Awareness Bracelets (BA219)
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The final design consisted of Crystals by Swarovski to represent the different cancers, sterling silver beads, .925 Bali, sterling ribbon blocks, Swarovski Pearls, sterling silver 'Believe' and 'Family' message beads, awareness ribbon charm and signature jewelry tag.
Joann's Custom Believe Multi-Cancer Awareness Bracelet (BA219-B)
Joann's Custom Believe Multi-Cancer Awareness Bracelet (BA219-B)
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Joann planned on giving one 'Believe' bracelet to her sister after her bladder removal and reconstruction surgery; keeping one 'Believe' bracelet for herself and then giving the 'Family' cancer bracelet to her niece who was studying to be a nurse. What a thoughtful and motivating gift!
Joann's Custom Family Multi-Cancer Awareness Bracelet (BA219-F)
Joann's Custom Family Multi-Cancer Awareness Bracelet (BA219-F)
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Joann emailed after receiving her package and here's what she had to say:
"I just want to say thank you. I received the bracelets yesterday and they are nicer than what I could have imagined. The orange ended up perfect. I plan to give the bracelets to my sister and niece this weekend. Again, thank you so much for caring so much about this and really making them absolutely beautiful!"
-Joann
You are so very welcome Joann and thank you for entrusting me with this very special and heartfelt custom bracelet design! I wish both you and your sister a long -cancer free -happy life!

Stay tuned for the full blog post on how these custom bracelets design evolved.

Alluring Amethyst Lampwork Beaded Jewelry

This amethyst lampwork glass bead jewelry is by far my favorite. I think I drool each time I look at it (ok, that is probably an exaggeration) -but trust me this set is gorgeous! And I'm sure it'll be your favorite too! Especially if born in February as amethyst is your birthstone color.

Words cannot describe how beautiful the rich purple color is in this lampwork bead and paired with purple crystals is simply stunning! See for yourself....
Amethyst Crystal Lampwork Pendant Necklace (P01)
Amethyst Crystal Lampwork Pendant Necklace (P01)
$40.00
An alluring amethyst artisan lampwork glass bead is paired with sterling silver Bali and amethyst satin Swarovski Crystals and draped on an elegant 18" sterling silver chain. The pendant length measures 1-1/4".
Amethyst Crystal Bali Lampwork Beaded Bracelet (B106) by Crystal Allure
Crystal Allure Amethyst Crystal Bali Lampwork Beaded Bracelet (B106)
$55.40
The same artisan lampwork beads are used in this handmade beaded bracelet design. The lampwork glass bead uses a play of layered glass over color stripes to create a dimensional melon effect that is stunning when paired with amethyst Swarovski Austrian Crystals. .925 sterling silver Bali bead with lovely amethyst coating, Bali spacer beads and sterling silver circle toggle clasp. Measures 8".

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Yellow Daisy Sister Necklace Bracelet Earrings Jewelry Set

There is no greater bond than that of Sisters -or so I'm told. Personally, I can't speak about a Sister bond, but I most definitely can about the bond between siblings.

Sisters can drive you up the wall sometimes. But, they will have your back no matter what. Traditionally on Valentine's Day, you give hearts and show your love to your spouse or significant other. So why not break tradition and show your Sister just how much you love her. Celebrate your sister with this darling daisy SISTER heart charm pendant necklace and pick up the matching pieces for a complete jewelry set.
Yellow Daisy Pearl Sister Heart Necklace (N101)
Yellow Daisy Pearl Sister Heart Necklace (N101)
$74.95
The Sister heart charm necklace features individually wire-wrapped Swarovski Pearls, yellow Czech glass beads, sterling silver daisy beads with sterling silver chain. The sterling silver Sister heart charm pendant is stamped with a daisy and measures 17x18mm. The necklace length is 18".
Swarovski Pearl Yellow Daisy Beaded Bracelet (B176) by Crystal Allure
Crystal Allure Yellow Daisy Pearl Beaded Charm Bracelet (B176)
$122.80
This beautiful darling daisies handcrafted beaded bracelet features a soft yellow faceted Czech glass bead accented with white Swarovski Pearls and sterling silver flower beads. Finished with a sterling silver flower charm and signature jewelry tag. Measures 7-3/4".

Pair either the necklace, bracelet or both, with the matching earrings for a great spring or summer jewelry set! If you would like the complete set, contact me for a set discount on all three pieces.
Swarovski Pearl Yellow Daisy Beaded Earrings (E259)
Yellow Daisy Pearl Beaded Drop Earrings (E259)
$35.95
These lovely, dainty handcrafted beaded earrings featuring sterling silver darling daisies flower beads accented with white Swarovski Pearls and a soft yellow faceted Czech glass bead. Sterling silver ear wires. Length is 3/4" from the bottom of the ear wire.

Each of these jewelry designs are one of a kind.

Learn more about the.....

Sterling Silver Flower Beads
Electroformed sterling silver beads are created through an intricate process that begins with a bead made of wax. The wax bead is then immersed in a solution that electrically forms pure silver over it. The next step burns out the wax, leaving a hollow, sterling silver formation. The sterling silver is then highly polished. The result is an incredibly lightweight sterling silver bead.

Czech Fire-polished Yellow Glass Bead
Imported from the Czech Republic, these beads are machine-faceted, then polished by glazing inside an oven. This gives them beautiful, glistening colors with a "softer" look. These beads are made with a solid color glass, which means the base color of the glass is saturated throughout the object and will not fade or rub off over time.

Crystal Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Bracelets

There is never a shortage of ideas running through my mind for awareness bracelets designs. After I posted these two pulmonary fibrosis awareness bracelets, they quickly sold out. I never had the chance to post them here, but I wanted to take this opportunity to share the designs (as it is possible to recreate them).
Learn why red and blue represent the awareness colors for Pulmonary Fibrosis | Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Creations
Mixed Crystal Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Bracelet (B022-D3)
Mixed Crystal Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Bracelet (B022-D3)
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Handcrafted Pulmonary Fibrosis awareness bracelet features red and blue Swarovski Crystals, symbolizing both oxygenated and unoxygenated blood going to the lungs, sterling silver beads and lobster clasp. Finished with a sterling silver awareness ribbon charm and signature jewelry tag. Measures 7".
Modular Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Bracelet (B096)
Modular Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Bracelet (B096)
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The true beauty of this handmade beaded bracelet design are the three inspirations behind the design. The first, is the symbolism of red and blue representing the oxygenated and unoxygenated blood to the lungs. The second, was the modular cut red Swarovski Crystal. And lastly, the fact that a module is defined as: one of a series of a standardized units or components that function together in a system.

Individually, you couldn't imagine how these could inspire a jewelry design. But, consider the modular cut red Swarovski Crystals fit together so perfectly, appearing to be the series of components that when paired with the blue Swarovski Crystals function together in the system of both the design and raising awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis.

The Modular Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Bracelet (B096) is completed with a mixture of sterling silver beads, Bali and finished with a sterling silver awareness ribbon charm and signature jewelry tag. Measures 7-3/8".

How to Care for Your Handmade Jewelry

Upholding the highest standards possible in the craftsmanship of my hand crafted crystal and gemstone sterling silver beaded jewelry is extremely important to me. For this reason, I feel it's equally important that you know and understand the longevity of your handcrafted jewelry will depend on the care you give it.

Nearly every single piece of handmade jewelry that leaves the Crystal Allure Studio has Crystals by Swarovski incorporated into the design. I use Crystals by Swarovski because they are known for their purest quality, luminosity and clarity. The following few simple steps will help you enjoy the brilliance and dazzle of your handmade designer jewelry for years to come.

Caring for Handmade Jewelry:

Care: The single most important step you can take to preserve the beauty and longevity of your handmade jewelry is to clean your jewelry piece, each time, after wearing it, with a soft cloth before putting it away. This one step helps to remove the oils from your skin and debris picked up throughout the day and helps to prevent tarnish*.

Also remember to apply lotions, oils, perfumes, hairspray, and other products before putting on your handcrafted jewelry.

Cleaning: The safest method of cleaning most handmade jewelry, gemstone jewelry and jewelry made with Crystals by Swarovski is to use a soft, lint-free jewelry cloth. Some jewelry cloths have two sides; one for lint-free cleaning and one for polishing. Use the polishing side for any sterling silver components in your handmade jewelry.

If your handmade jewelry requires a little more cleaning (i.e., maybe you spilled something on the jewelry piece) you can use a mildly sudsy warm water, rinse with cool water, and pat dry with a soft cloth. As a general rule, do not soak your jewelry. It is especially important to not soak jewelry that contains soft opaque stones such as opal, coral, fluorite, lapis lazuli, pearls, turquoise, malachite, and onyx. Extended soaking may harm the polish on these stones, or may even cause discoloration. Instead, if it is needed, you can use a soft, moist cloth or even baby wipes to clean these stones.

Always remember handmade beaded jewelry and gemstone jewelry will need to be cleaned differently because of the presence of the beads, semiprecious gemstones and crystals. Generally, you should not use a jewelry cleaner or 'jewelry dips', as these can damage the finish, beads and stones.

It is also recommended that you do not dry sterling silver beads or components with paper towels or tissues because they can scratch the silver. Always use a soft cloth.

Damage Prevention: Take off jewelry before showering and never wear your jewelry while swimming, soaking in the hot tub, sunbathing or cleaning; exposure to chlorine, saltwater, sunlight and harsh chemicals can cause damage to your handmade jewelry. If you have an active lifestyle, take extra precaution in wearing your jewelry, as some gemstones can easily chip and become damaged. Do not sleep with your jewelry on as movement causes stress on all moving parts and they could easily get snagged on blankets.

Storage: When not wearing your handcrafted jewelry store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Never store sterling silver pieces in open air, as this will cause them to tarnish quicker. It is highly recommended that you store your sterling silver jewelry in airtight plastic bags to slow down the tarnishing* process (do not store pearls in a zip log bag). Store jewelry pieces separately to avoid scratches.

If you have any further or more specific questions about cleaning your Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry or any handmade jewelry, please feel free to contact me.

The above information is general care and not to be assumed for the care of a specific piece of jewelry. If you have any doubts on cleaning your jewelry, contact me, your local jeweler, or clean at your own risk.

*Tarnish is a naturally occurring process of Sterling Silver called oxidation. Tarnish begins to appear as a golden tone, then quickly gets darker. Simply wearing your Sterling Silver jewelry will reduce the rate of tarnish, as body oils slow the rate of tarnish.

Go Red with Handmade Crystal Red Heart Jewelry

Source: GoRedforWomen.org
Fact: 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year.

How can you help save women's live? Go Red for Women!

The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign has designated February 6, 2015 as National Wear Red Day. It's a day to raise awareness about heart disease and the fact that it's the No. 1 killer of women.

Why is red the color of this awareness cause?
-Red is the color of our hearts;
-Red stands out;
-Red is shows confidence;
-Red is a powerful color.

I urge you to become familiar with Go Red for Women, especially the signs of a heart attack. It could save your life or someone you know.

I plan to Go Red! Here's how:
-I will wear red;
-I will make my Twitter and Facebook profiles Go Red;
-I will offer that 100% of the net proceeds of the following two pieces of handmade red heart jewelry will be donated towards education about heart disease and stroke. This offer will end at 12:00 midnight, EST, February 6, 2015.
Sacred Red Heart Crystal Charm Bracelet (B018-D2)
Crystal Allure Sacred Red Heart Crystal Charm Bracelet (B018-D2)
$42.40
Handcrafted beaded bracelet features both aurora borealis (AB) and red Swarovski Crystals, .925 Bali spacers, sterling silver and a red sacred heart Swarovski Crystal heart charm. Finished with our signature jewelry tag and measures 7-3/4".
Be My Valentine Red Crystal Bordeaux Heart Necklace (N031)
Be My Valentine Red Crystal Bordeaux Heart Necklace (N031)
$66.95
The giving of ones heart on Valentine's day is represented through heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. This year, be different. Be unique. Steal her heart with this handmade beaded necklace featuring a generous 28mm Swarovski Strass Bordeaux Heart pendant suspended from a fully beaded strand of nearly 120 sparkling aurora borealis (AB) Swarovski Crystals. The length is PRINCESS at 18".

Necklace Lengths Standards Guide

Crystal Allure handmade necklace designs - be them pendants, lariats, multi-layers or strands of pearls - add instant style to any outfit. My artisan crafted necklaces come in all varieties of chain, length, metal, gemstones, pearls, crystals and beaded designs. As well, many of my necklaces are made with extenders, allowing you to easily adjust the length of your necklace to suit your outfit or comfort level.

Traditionally, necklaces come in seven lengths. When choosing one of my handmade necklaces or bead pendants, remember that the length will determine where it falls on your chest. In general, longer lengths emphasize the bust while shorter lengths accentuate the neckline.

The diagram below illustrates how necklaces of different lengths will hang. Keep in mind that a necklace's length can vary according to your neck size and the width and flexibility of the necklace. Feel free to shop my beautiful collection of designer beaded necklaces offered here at Crystal Allure.
Necklace Lengths Guide
Necklace Lengths Guide


Collar (12-13 inches)
Collar necklaces encircle the middle of the neck and can be made up of one, two, three or more strands. Collars go best with elegant V-neck, boat neck or off-the-shoulder fashions.

Choker (14-16 inches)
A choker is perhaps the most classic and yet versatile of all the single strand lengths. It lies just above the collarbones and emphasizes the neckline. Chokers are a beautiful choice for many bridal and bridesmaid dresses.

Princess (17-19 inches)
The princess length necklace is the most common necklace length and hangs over the collarbones. It is best suited for crew and high necklines. It also complements low plunging necklines. Pendants, lockets, charms or other embellishments are great ways to add to the allure of a handcrafted princess necklace.

Matinee (20-26 inches)
The matinee necklace falls to the top of the bust and looks wonderful with a variety of necklines. It is an ideal choice for casual or business attire, looks best with high necklines and adds sophistication to a professional look. The matinee necklace also flatters bigger busts.

Opera (28-36 inches)
The opera's impressive length allows for a variety of wearing options. When worn as a single strand, it is refined and perfect for high or crew necklines. When doubled, it serves as a versatile two strand choker. It can be knotted at the neckline or just above the bust for yet another look. Traditionally, opera length necklaces are worn with eveningwear, although using them to accessorize more casual attire has become a fresh, cutting-edge fashion statement.

Ropes and Lariats (45+ inches)
The luxurious ultra-long rope necklace can be both elegant and sexy. It can be made with several clasps placed in various locations around the necklace which enables it to be broken down into different necklace and bracelet combinations, or doubled and even tripled to create a stunning multi-strand choker.

Lariats are another long-length necklace that are unattached at one end so that you can tie them in various ways to deliver sexier results. Lariats look best with low necklines and off the shoulder styles.

Purple Ribbon Lampwork Cystic Fibrosis Jewelry

This post is a "walk down memory lane", so to speak, as all these designs have sold out. But, they are so femininely beautiful that I wanted to share again. Purple is nationally recognized as the Cystic Fibrosis Awareness ribbon color and May is designated as Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Ribbon Beaded Lanyard (L001)
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Ribbon Beaded Lanyard (L001)
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This beaded lanyard was the first piece in this series using the beautiful purple awareness ribbon lampwork glass bead. Accenting four of these beads are complementary light purple seed beads with a touch of Bali spacers on either side of each lampwork bead. Finished with a silver key ring and lanyard hook to hold your keys or ID Badge.

This ID lanyard then inspired the next two matching jewelry pieces:
Purple Ribbon Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Bracelet (B110)
Purple Ribbon Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Bracelet (B110)
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This beaded handcrafted cystic fibrosis awareness bracelet was created with those same purple ribbon lampwork glass beads, accented with light amethyst Swarovski Crystals, .925 silver Bali spacer beads and sterling silver lobster clasp. Bracelet measures 8". There's no need for an awareness ribbon charm as this bracelet is fully adorned in cause color ribbons!
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Ribbon Earrings (E220)
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Ribbon Earrings (E220)
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The final piece in this elegant jewelry series is a delicate pair of handmade beaded earrings featuring those feminine purple artisan lampwork glass awareness ribbon beads, light amethyst Swarovski Crystals accent, .925 Bali and sterling silver ear wires. The length is 1" from the bottom of the ear wire.

Hand Stamped Love Crystal Red Heart Charm Necklace (N130)

It is true that Crystal Allure is all about beaded jewelry. But, every now and then I like to try something new and add a little fresh perspective on the beauty of beaded jewelry design. That's where hand stamping comes into play. Sometimes you just want to say it with words!
Hand Stamped Love Crystal Red Heart Charm Necklace (N130)
Hand Stamped Love Crystal Red Heart Charm Necklace (N130)
$48.99
Nothing speaks love greater than a red heart! The heart warming design features an alluring 10mm siam red Swarovski Crystal Heart, a single perfect white pearl drop with an artisan hand stamped sterling silver charm that says it all -Love. Each jewelry charm has been individually wire wrapped and hangs on a delicate sterling silver flat cable chain. The 18" chain necklace is finished with a single red siam Swarovski Crystal charm dangle at the clasp and our sterling signature jewelry tag.

Double up the LOVE and pair this beautiful handcrafted necklace with the Sending All My Love Crystal Red Heart Love Letter Charm Bracelet (B141) for a complete set!