Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Jewelry Giveaway for November 2013: Green Aventurine Earrings and Bracelet Set

The jewelry giveaway for November is a set that features Green Aventurine natural gemstone beads. The earrings measure a total length of 2-6/8 inches. Large Green Aventurine gemstone beads (13mm) and smaller Green Aventurine beads (5mm) are used. In the earrings, the large bead is flanked by the smaller, as well as silver plated accent beads, the wire hand wrapped, and then attached to 35mm silver plated kidney wires.


The stretch bracelet measures 7.5 inches and large and small beads alternate, except where I knot the stretch cord, which is also glued to be extra secure. 
This set is perfect for fall and I am sure you will find many occasions to wear it. All findings are sterling silver plated.

This jewelry giveaway is available to only United States residents, 18 and over, void where prohibited.  It will begin November 1 at 8:00 p.m. and end November 30 at 11:00 p.m. EST.

You can enter via the form below, or visit https://Facebook.com/JacquelinesGems if the form does not display for some reason (use the red ribbon giveaway tab at the top of the page).

Best wishes and thanks for participating!

Free Pair of Blackstone Chip Dangle Earrings with Purchase of $10 or More!

When you purchase a total of $10 or more from my store, jacgems on eBay, you can receive a complimentary pair of Blackstone gemstone chip dangle earrings in sterling silver plate, with free ear guards as well. Just leave a note with your purchase or message me thru eBay that you would like your free pair of earrings.

This is in addition to the 15% off sale that has been running month long, and yesterday I added approximately another 11 items to the sale, for a total of 27 items, with some multi-variation listings (such as the kidney wire earrings). Why pay high mall or boutique prices for these long and stylish earrings. If you missed the post regarding those items, visit: Kidney Wire Long Earrings with Gemstones and Crystals: 15% Off Jewelry Sale for November.

So, take advantage of these incentives and discounts and treat yourself, or someone you care about, with the gift of unique, handcrafted jewelry. My items feature primarily natural gemstones and you will find both all sterling silver, items with sterling silver hooks only, and silver and gold plate. I have been sure to include something for every budget.

Here is an picture that incorporates the Blackstone gemstone chip earrings. Black goes with virtually everything and I know that I personally wear a lot of black and they are one of my favorite pairs. They are perfect with casual to relaxed office attire, as shown.


If you have not already done so, please subscribe to the blog by providing your email at the top right so you will be first to hear of sales, discounts and giveaways.

Visit the store at http://stores.ebay.com./jacgems, spend $10 or more, and let me know you want your free pair of Blackstone gemstone chip dangle earrings.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Kidney Wire Long Earrings with Gemstones and Crystals: 15% Off Jewelry Sale for November

Do you like long earrings? I have placed multiple kidney wire earrings on sale, 15% off, for the month of November. Regularly priced at $9.99, you can get them now for $8.49! Shipping and an organza gift bag are both included in this incredible price.

The silver or gold plated kidney wire measures 35mm and the dangle with natural gemstones and crystals adds additional length, just under 3 inches total.

You can select from the following styles:
  • Black Onyx Oval with Swarovski Crystals
  • Black Twisted Onyx with White Jade
  • Sri Lanka Moonstone with Clear Crystal Bicones
  • Sri Lanka Moonstone with Blue Crystal Bicones
  • Multicolor Blue Turkey Turquoise with Abacus Beads
  • Baceted Blue Aquamarine with Green or Clear Swarovski Crystals
  • and others....

I'd like to show a few of them below, the first Black Onyx oval with Swarovski crystals:


Save 15% on these Malachite Long Kidney Wire Earrings

Featured here is Sri Lanka Moonstone and Blue Bicones:

And here is twisted black onyx with white jade, great black and white combo:


Extra long Rose Jade and Rose Quartz combine here:


These long dangle earrings featuring gemstones and/or gemstone accent or crystals are sale priced at $8.49 and shipping is FREE.  They are perfect for gift giving and will arrive in an organza gift bag. Simply tuck the pouch it into a small paper gift bag, nestled and covered in tissue paper, for an attractive presentation.

This is just a sampling of the styles that are available during this jewelry sale. Visit this link: Long Kidney Wire Earrings to see them all, or click on any of the above pictures.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Citrine and Pearls and the Little Black Dress: Showcasing November's Birthstone

Citrine and topaz are both birthstones for November. Citrine is one of the less expensive gemstones and is known for it's sunny yellow to golden color. In this glamorous fashion set, I selected a pair of sparkling long natural citrine earrings that fall in a cascade of beautiful golden color, ending with the elegance of pearls.


The earrings are in silver. The necklace features citrine and diamonds, set in both silver and yellow gold. I enjoyed mixing both silver and gold in this fashion set. Here is a close up view of the necklace:

The little black dress provides the perfect backdrop for this golden yellow gemstone. Black crinkled patent leather platform pumps with stiletto heels lengthen the leg.

For the wrist, I adorned it with both a citrine and freshwater pearl bracelet, and an all pearl bracelet as well. This mirrors the combination of citrine and pearl in the dramatic earrings. Below is a larger view of the citrine and FW pearl bracelet (note this bracelet comes in quite a few other natural gemstones as well):

The jacket complements the golden jewelry and provides contrast to the black dress, protecting the shoulders from the chill going in and out. A black and golden clutch ties the entire look together.

Here are the shopping links to the items in this fashion set (visit the web site from Pinterest).

Citrine and Pearl Earrings $43.86 (save 105) 
Silver and Gold Citrine Necklace $45 (save 54):
Pearl bracelet A quality $29 (save 51):
Citrine and FW pearl bracelet $40 (save 32):
Crinkled patent leather pumps $28.74:

If you would like to price the clothing, simply click on the picture of the fashion set and that will take you to Polyvore, where you can price (and shop).

I hope you liked this set!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Crinkled Patent Leather Platform Pumps with Stiletto Heels...Fashionable and Affordable!

The moment I saw these platform pumps of crinkled patent leather I fell in love with them! They are so stylish and the colors are just perfect. While classic black is one of the colors available, my eye was drawn to the rather unusual and unique selection of orange, green and purple (yes, purple!).

I am a thrifty shopper. I rarely buy designer clothing. So, I next fell in love with the price tag of these patent leather pumps. Could $28.74 really be correct? For this style and quality? Yes, you can get a pair of these lovely stiletto pumps that look like they cost far, far more for less than $30.

Which Shoe? Crinkled Patent Leather Pumps

With such lovely pumps to work with, ideas for fashion sets began to form. My first one featured (you guessed it) the purple.  Here it is:

Purple, Pink and Black Night Out

This set features a pair of the earrings I did for Breast Cancer Awareness month. A donation of 20% will go the American Breast Cancer Foundation when they sell, as well as other selected pink items. Here are the shopping links (visit web site from the Pinterest link for Amazon products):

Pink jade and Swarovski crystal earrings. $9.99 incl ship/gift bag US http://r.ebay.com/uCnEke
Pumps: Crinkled Patent Leather $28.74 http://www.pinterest.com/pin/569986896560678811/
Mommy wig 100% Human Hair $24.99: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/569986896560691003/
Shalimar Perfume: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/569986896559751249/

In the next fashion set, I could not resist designer clothing to go along with the orange crinkled patent leather pumps:

Off to Work Orange and Brown

Here are the shopping links (you can click on the pics above to price the other items):

Orange Crinkled Patent Leather Pumps: $28.74 http://www.pinterest.com/pin/569986896560678831/
Tahitian Pearl Earrings: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/569986896560662028/
I have to note that the Tahitian Pearl earrings are just exquisite and, while not a low price item, they are currently on sale with savings in the hundreds.

In the next set, I opted to use the classic black platform pumps:

Black Onyx Earrings with Animal Print Dress Black and White

This set features my black onyx earrings with Swarovski crystal in sterling silver plate. They are part of the November sale of 15% off selected items. So, instead of $9.99, they are $8.49, which includes shipping and gift bag. Here are the shopping links:

Earrings: Black Onyx and Swarovski crystals in silver plate $9.99 incl ship/gift bag. http://r.ebay.com/e1U60m
Celebrity Inspired Dress $19.99: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/569986896560186808/
Crinkled patent leather pumps $28.74: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/569986896560678835/
Wrap Bracelet: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/569986896560703512/

Well, those are the 3 fashion sets featuring these fabulously affordable crinkled patent leather platform pumps.  If you would like to price any of the other items I did not pull out, just click on the title (and link) of the fashion set that appears directly beneath the picture.

Friday, November 1, 2013

October 2013 Blog Fan of the Month

Each month I 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 Monday, November 4, 11 p.m. EST.

  • Brenda B. 
  • Patricia P. W. (Likes extra entry)
  • MsTasha A.
  • Theresa M. (Comment extra entry)
  • Jeanene R. 
  • Diane G. M.
  • Melissa C.
  • Linda V.
  • Nicole Smith (Shares extra entry) 
  • Dianna T.

The drawing will be conducted of those individuals who respond.

You must be a United States resident to participate, 18+, void where prohibited. The winning individual will not be considered in the month following their win.

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.

Congratulations to Theresa Miranda, who selected yellow turquoise beading hoop earrings. Thanks so much for your support!