Thursday, October 31, 2013

Jewelry Giveaway: Blackstone and Silver Plated Accent Beads Stretch Bracelet

This is a short jewelry giveaway featuring Blackstone, one of a selection of stretch bracelets composed of natural gemstone chips and silver (or gold) plated accent beads. Each bracelet is 7.5 inches for an easy and comfortable fit. These are perfect for mixing and stacking with other bracelets, or wearing alone, and a perfect complement to the gemstone chip earrings in various styles that I sell.

You can enter the giveaway by visiting my Facebook Page,, and using the Green and Blue giveaway tab at the very top of the page.

This giveaway will end on 11/01/2013 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time. It is open to US residents, 18 and over, void where prohibited.  Click on the picture above to go directly to my Facebook page. Again, use the Blue and Green tab to enter.

Here is the bracelet featured in a fashion set:


These bracelets are also available for purchase in a variety of other gemstone chips, such as Indian Agate, Fancy Jasper, and Yellow Opal, to name a few. They are bargain priced at $5.49, including shipping and gift bag! Visit 

Please share this giveaway with others by posting it on your timeline or inviting others. Best wishes!

White and Black in the Winter: Warmth and Fashion Meet

Fashion rules are meant to be bent, or even broken, and wearing white in the winter is something that is no longer shunned. Of course, winter white has a little yellowing to it, but many whites for winter are more pure white.

White and black paired together is always gorgeous and one of my favorite combinations. In this fashion set I pulled in some rather fun elements (every day doesn't have to be serious) that will look good and provide plenty of warmth for those days that you'd rather be inside.

A white down coat with hood keeps the chill and wind at bay and you can pull the hood up for extra protection, without having to wear a hat, or do both if it is extremely cold.

Underneath, I paired a beautiful long white tunic with asymmetrical hem with black glazed skinny jeans. A chevron scarf at the neck picks up both colors. And, of course, the white boots with faux fur will keep your feet and legs warm.

The giveaway that ends on 11/01, 12:00 a.m. Pacific time, is featured in this fashion set-the blackstone and silver accent stretch bracelet. If you haven't entered already, do so by visiting my Facebook page, and use the Green and Blue tab at the top of the page.

I paired them with my floating blackstone chip earrings, and picked up the dark color on the nails.

I like the end result. How about you? Be sure to leave me a comment. I'll provide the shopping links below:

Blackstone Earrings: $5.49 incl ship/gift bag (US).
Amazon Products (visit web site from Pinterest): 

Down Coat:
Chevron Scarf:
Glazed Jeans:

Just because it's cold, doesn't mean you can't look fabulous :-)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Rose Quartz Handcrafted Jewelry Sale Supports Breast Cancer Screening

Rose Quartz, a light or pale pink, gemstone was my main choice for handcrafted jewelry items to support breast cancer screening for women, who have financial need. As an incentive, the purchaser will save 5% off these selected rose quartz earrings (and other PINK) items plus 20% will be donated to the American Breast Cancer Foundation. Time is of the essence as the sale will end in several days, 10/31/2013.

I had some unique faceted Rose Quartz nuggets, which I used in making a pair of dangle earrings and also a stretch bracelet. I also used Rose Quartz gemstone chips in both (these items are sold separately, not as a set).

Here is a fashion set in which I have included the nugget earrings and stretch bracelet:

The earrings are silver plated and are sale priced at $13.29, and the bracelet is sale priced at $9.49. Just visit the store and all the sale items are featured top left:

Here are the earrings shown with a casual fashion set by another Polyvore designer. (Fashion Pic:

The following Rose Quartz long dangle earrings feature a combination of gemstone chips, round beads, and crystal bicones. All findings are silver plated. These are sale priced at $8.54, again, with 20% going to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

In this first set, I am showing them along with a hot fashion trend - ripped jeans.

And, in this set I am showing them along with a darling pink coat with black.

These Rose Quartz items are accompanied by other pink items (such as rose jade) and are all featured at the top left of the store. Visit jacgems on eBay today. Remember, the sale will only run until 10/31/2013, however, the 20% donation will continue beyond that on these particular items. Thanks for your support!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Flannel Shirts and Fall Make for Perfect Companions

As the weather becomes colder, I look forward to wearing flannel shirts. My sister and I both love them, either by themselves or with a jersey or turtleneck underneath. Layering is a must as the temperatures plummet here in Southern New Jersey. Flannel shirts feel so soft to the skin and make me feel warm and cozy!

I found these beautiful Carhartt flannel shirts that come in a wide variety of colors and sizes and are very reasonably priced. They are available through Amazon and are priced from $25 to $45. These shirts are midweight, button up the front and feature two breast pockets with button down flaps. Great style and useful for tucking away something small, such as taking off a ring while you wash dishes.

I put together two fashion sets to show off these flannel shirts. Clicking on the picture will take you to the site. Here is the first:

See Entire Set on Polyvore:
I picked up the pink in this shirt with Rhodonite gemstone chip hoop earrings, in sterling silver plate. They are bargain priced at $3.99, which includes shipping and gift bag. Buy them here:

In this next set, I featured 3 different colored Carhartt flannel shirts. Which combo would you like best?

These flannel shirts are perfect for casual days, school, running errands, shopping, or going out to a casual dinner, movie or other date.  While I've paired them with jeans, they can also go with a skirt and tights. By the way, you can see this set on Polyvore to price the jeans and shoes.

Visit my store to find a pair of natural gemstone chip earrings to match: jacgems on eBay

You can click on each picture to visit the site, or this link:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Black Onyx Long Dangle Earrings with Red Swarovski Crystals and Black Beads - Random Giveaway Ending 10/20/2013

I put up a new random giveaway yesterday, 9/29, because we achieved an additional 500 Facebook likes prior to the month end giveaway ending. That was pretty close! 

For this random jewelry giveaway, I decided on all .925 sterling silver earrings with lovely Black Onyx oval beads as the focal point. From the bottom, threading on a sterling silver headpin, 2mm sterling silver accent bead, black seed beads, 4mm Swarovski crystal in red, repeat, Black Onyx oval gemstone bead, repeat the pattern and end with another silver accent bead and the wire is hand wrapped. The sterling silver ear wires are dot style and earrings guards will be included, and these long dangle earrings will be packaged in an organza gift bag.

This jewelry giveaway is open to United States residents, 18 and over, void where prohibited. The drawing will take place at 12:00 a.m. Pacific time on 10/20/2013.

                                             How to Enter
  •  Visit my Facebook page Jacqueline's Gems Handcrafted Jewelry.(log in if you are not already).
  •  Enter using the Blue and Green giveaway tab at the top of the page.
  •  Please share the giveaway on your timeline and help spread the word. You will gain an additional entry whenever someone uses your unique link. 

I would also like to mention that though you like my Facebook page, to see more of my posts, you need to select the option "show in news feed" which is under the like button. On average, less than 10% of posts are shown in the news feed of fans. 

For that reason, it is also extremely important that you subscribe to the blog so you do not miss important updates, new giveaways, etc. You can do that by simply providing your email address in the space provided at the top right, in my sidebar.

Best wishes and I welcome you in advance as a new fan of Jacqueline's Gems Handcrafted Jewelry on Facebook! To my existing fans, thanks so much for your continued participation and support!

Support Breast Cancer Screening with Purchase of Selected Discounted Pink Gemstone Jewelry

I have selected some of my pink handcrafted jewelry to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These pink earrings and bracelets are on sale with a 5% discount to the buyer, PLUS 20% will go to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, which provides breast cancer screening to women who are in financial need.  I will be making up and adding more items and these will all be featured at the top left of the store,

Each of these items are handcrafted by me using quality materials (.925 sterling silver or sterling silver plate or gold plate) and natural gemstones.  I just got in some lovely rose quartz gemstone chips and will be putting together some pieces tomorrow. As well, I'll be using pink Swarovski crystal, pink jade, and other pink beads to create unique pieces that will help support this worthy cause. Plus, you will save that 5% as well.

As is the norm, I ship all of my jewelry in an organza gift bag, and free shipping is included in the price.

Here is just one example. These pink earrings are rose jade with pearls and large Swarovski crystals. 

Head over to the store to see what is available and be sure to check back regularly as I will be adding items until the end of the month. Visit

September 2013 Blog Fan of the Month

Last month I decided that I wanted to do a "Fan of the Month" to recognize individuals who are active on my Facebook page, Jacqueline's Gems Handcrafted Jewelry on Facebook..  With Facebook's new settings, engagement from fans is even more important. The more people who like, comment and share posts means more people will actually get to SEE my posts. So engagement is critical and something I want to reward. This giveaway is not associated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Facebook and is not a Facebook giveaway.

I will conduct a drawing from a small group of individuals (10) who have taken the time to like, share or comment noticeably on my page.

If you believe your name is listed below, you need to do the following:

1Send me an email at jacqgems at gmail dot com. 
2.  Respond by Thursday, October 18, 11 p.m. EST.
  • Murreline C. 
  • Selina V. (Comments extra entry)
  • Patricia W. 
  • Victoria S. (Likes extra entry)
  • Brenda B.
  • Inga E.
  • Leanne F. (Shares extra entry)
  • Carole B.
  • Trang P.
  • Mele P.

The drawing will be conducted of those individuals who responded.

You must be a United States resident to participate, 18+, void where prohibited.

Thank you all so very much for being an active fan! It is very hard to select 10 individuals out of the many who comment, like and share. If you were not picked this month, perhaps you will be next month :-)

P.S. The reward will be your choice of gemstone chip earrings in dangle or hoop style.

And the winner is....Selina Vargas....who let me pick out a pair of hoop earrings for her. Here they are: Rainbow Fluorite gemstone chips with silver plated accent beads on silver plated beading hoops.