Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sparklies

As you might surmise from our name, we love sparklies. There is nothing more satisfying than watching a gorgeous piece of crystal jewelry sending multi color flashes - well I suppose a diamond on the left ring finger just might be more satisfying to some..

This Christmas season we will be making Christmas trees from Swarovski crystal - margueritas, bicones, rounds and cubes are used. We will have trees of Peridot green with mocca (I know, the word looks misspelled, but that is how Swarovski spells it) trunks and a tiny 3mm red Sian round on top, heliotrope - for the sophisticated purple lover, Light Colorado Topaz, Crystal AB and Vitrail Medium trees.

Last year we sold the Peridot and the Crystal AB trees and people really liked them. It will be interesting to see how the less traditional colors do. Usually our jewelry is OOAK but it is so easy to sit in front of the TV together while Barb puts the earrings together and people aren't really looking for a unique piece at holiday time - they want something that makes them feel festive.

Oh yes, we do like our sparklies!

Barb and Ken Merwin

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8 comments:

Studio618 said...

Those tree earrings sound fun to wear and to make. Besides, who doesn't like Swarovski's? Cute and fun trees. How about white trees, like snow covered trees? :)

A Beaded Affair said...

Those trees are so cute. Just love them. I can just picture you in front of the TV making them. Sweet.
Lois
http://www.abeadedaffair.com

TeriB said...

I think these are beautiful and would be lovely for all holiday wear---at work, or to those holiday parties! Plus, they are perfect gifts if you want to give a little "I appreciate you" item! The crystal ones are great, I never thought of them in all clear AB style!
Teri
http://www.sandtcreations.com/wordpress

Wilma said...

Love the trees, they look like they would be fun to wear and make. Oh the holidays are coming!!!!c

ChezChani said...

The only problem with those earrings is that you'd only wear them during the holidays but you'd want to wear them all the time. Great shot Ken!

Annette Piper said...

They are absolutely gorgeous!!! I am sure they will be very popular this coming festive season :)

kristina said...

hey ken,

thank you for the nice note on my blog =)...and yes, i can make one of a guy lol...you'll just need to describe what you are looking for, i'll work on a pattern, send over some fabric choice and we'll make it happen =)

if you decide to get one, make a request on my etsy, here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop_alchemy.php?user_id=5943751

and we'll go from there =)


thank you!!

kristina

TeriB said...

I think these are beautiful---this is the first time I've seen these little Christmas Trees and the crystals are beautiful! Also, what girl doesn't like "sparklies?"
Teri
http://www.sandtcreations.com