Things to ponder . . .
All information in this section has been pulled from the internet, e-mails, my brain, my friends brain’s, the dog (my interpretation because she cannot speak), an old library book that is long overdue,…okay, I’m sure you get the point. Read it, enjoy it, but use it at your own risk!
Are Your Swarovski Crystal Beads Fake?
Swarovski crystals are known for being created to be perfectly uniform in their shape, size and their facets. You can easily look at the crystal even with out a magnifying glass and see they look perfect! Glass substitutes will have the same shape, maybe even a similar size but the facet cuts on the bicone crystal will not be perfectly uniform nor line up at a single point. There will also be a tendency for the crystals to look lopsided with their cuts where one end is very pointed and the other end almost flattened. You should be able to line up your loose crystals and not see any discrepancy. Look for bubbles inside the crystals. If you see bubbles then your crystal is not Swarovski and is glass. You should be able to see through it without any bubbles or marks. Swarovski crystals will definitely weigh more than fake glass crystals, but this is hard to determine on jewelry that is already made.

Happenings Around My Neck Of The Woods . . .
What is happening now, things to come, your opinions, advice, suggestions.
Free Shipping On Etsy This Week!
In celebration of getting my blog up and running, I am offering FREE SHIPPING(sorry, US only) on everything in my shop!
Gift Certificates Are Now Available On Etsy!
Gift Certificates are an excellent gift, making shopping easy! I have them in different amounts, and if you don't see one that you need, just send me an email or post a comment, and I will create one for you!

Monday, October 26, 2009

The call to anything Vintage!

The look and feel of anything vintage has taken off like Seabiscuit out of the gates in the last few years and continued it's astounding pace. I'm sure there's always been a solid base of vintage fans but until recently, I was out of the loop on that one.

I'm usually more of the sparkle and bling type of girl but more and more, I find myself being drawn into the vintage era! That being said, I have decided to work more with natural brass - almost a rustic type of look.

Vintaj products were created by three women who share the same dreams and passion for their designs and jewelry. Their products are 100% natural brass and eco-friendly and are made in the good ole United States of America!

Being a passionate designer of jewelry myself, I am thrilled to be working with the Vintaj company, whose products represent the highest quality natural brass one can find! The icing on the cake is that Vintaj products maintain the same high standards that I do when putting my name on anything.

Come take a peek at my new line of vintage jewelry!!!

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