Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jewelry Giveaway for December 2013: Blue Mexican Opal, Swarovski Crystal Earrings and Necklace

The jewelry giveaway for December features lovely medium to light blue Mexican opal small coin beads, flanked by Blue Swarovski crystals and silver plated accent beads.  The earrings are long, 3-6/8 inches and have lots of movement.

The ear wires are .925 sterling silver, but they can be changed to either clip-on or sterling finished surgical steel. Just let me know if need them changed.

The necklace features the same pattern and is all sterling silver plated with lobster claw clasp. It measures, with the extension up to 20 inches.

This jewelry giveaway is available to only United States residents, 18 and over, void where prohibited.  It will begin December 1 at 1 p.m. and end December 31 at 11:00 p.m. EST.

You can enter via the form below, or visit 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!

Gemstone Chip Dangle Earrings in Sterling Silver Plate - New Penny Auctions

Gemstone chip dangle earrings are one of my most popular items and I have just added 3 styles to the Penny Auction category. Normally $3.49 to $4.99, bidding will start on the below dangle earrings at .01 and the buyer pays $2.50 for shipping. I provide a free organza gift bag.

If you have never participated in an auction on eBay, they are really easy, and plenty of fun, too. First you need to have an eBay account, which is free. I always suggest starting your bidding with your best bid and then eBay will bid on your behalf should there be competition. You always have the option to increase your top bid if you like.

I hope you'll give Penny auctions a try. I am just mailing out today a pair of multicolor turquoise earrings that sold for....1 penny. There was no other bidding on the item, so you might be able to get a lovely pair of gemstone chips earrings for a total of $2.51.

Here are the gemstone chips earrings that I just added.  Each is in sterling silver plate, with silver accent beads at the top and bottom of the chips.

Just click on each picture to go directly to that item. These auctions will be ending on the evening of December 19, 2013.

Blue Howlite in Sterling Silver Plate

Clear Quartz Sterling Silver Plated

Blackstone and White Howlite Sterling Silver Plated

That is the roundup of the most current additions. I'll be adding more penny auctions as I want to build up this category as I have quite a number of fixed price items. You can visit the store at and you'll see until year end I have marked down the majority of items 25% as well. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Top 5 Natural Ingredients For Common Skin Ailments
Every woman desires beautiful skin. If you have acne, eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis, you know how difficult it is to find a product that really works, and one that does not make your condition worse.

There are five natural ingredients that are all superior for dealing with all types of skin ailments. They are best suited for eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, acne, sensitive skin, dry skin, mature skin, combination skin, oily skin and skin that has been sunburned. They are:

  1. Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera has antiseptic, antifungal and anti-bacterial properties and you can use Aloe Vera Gel to treat all kind of skin issues like sunburn, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, acne, dry skin, patchy skin etc. 
  2. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: Virgin coconut oil is a wonderful oil with lauric acid, an acid which is found in breastmilk. It can be used on all sorts of skin problems. Just make sure that you use an organic extra virgin coconut oil.
  3. Neem: Neem is an herb which has been used for more than 5000 years to treat skin issues. Mix 8-10 drops of Neem oil (note it has a very strong smell) with 1 tablespoon of carrier oil and massage the affected area, or use 1 tablespoon Neem powder with some honey and use on the affected area.
  4. Raw Honey: Raw honey is an amazing superfood. It has anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and is an ideal skin food. Use raw honey in all of your facial masks, hair masks, body masks. You can also take it internally to reap its benefits.
  5. Epsom Salt: You probably are familiar with this one. Epsom Salt is rich in Magnesium and it helps to calm down redness and inflammation of the skin. Use it as a bath soak or use it in your facial masks to heal eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, acne and other skin issues. 
These 5 natural ingredients can make a world of difference in when used in skin care recipes to treat eczema, psorias, acne, etc., such as the ones detailed here: DIY Skin Care Recipes and Beauty Secrets.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Save BIG with Penny Auctions Ending 12/16/2013

I am going to focus on adding more penny auction in the coming days. Take advantage of these incredible deals and save big when you bid on a penny auction item from jacgems on eBay. The winner of the auction will pay shipping ($2.50), and if they win more than 1 item, they can combine within 7 days and pay reduced shipping (.75 cents) each item.

Here is how bidding works. Let's say, for example, you want to bid on 2 items. I would suggest placing your best bid to start with and eBay will automatically bid on your behalf when another individual places a bid. Perhaps, you bid .25 cents on both items. On item one, you are the only bidder and get the item for .01. On item 2, someone else places a bid for .10, but eBay bids on your behalf and you win the item for .11, without any action on your part. You will pay 12 cents for the 2 items and $2.50 in shipping for the first and .75 cents shipping for the second. Your total for these lovely handmade earrings will be a total of $6.37, far less than you would pay for 1 pair of retail earrings made with natural gemstones.

Right now, you can bid on yellow multicolor turquoise, blue multicolor turquoise, and silver plated hoops with a drop of black Czech faceted beads that sparkle as they turn in the light.  These auctions end tonight, just after 10 p.m. EST, 12/16/2013. You can click on any of the below pictures to visit the store.

Don't delay to take advantage of these penny auction and experience great savings (plus, have some fun at the same time). Here are 2 fashion sets featuring the multicolor Turkey Turquoise.
Get started right now by visiting the following link: jacgems on eBay.  As I said, I am going to be adding more Penny Auctions over the coming days, and will do so on a regular basis. Bookmark and visit the Penny Auction category frequently. Subscribe to the blog (upper right hand corner) to receive special updates, such as this one.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Natural Gemstone Chip Bracelets - Save 25% During the Year End Sale!

One of the latest trends in wrist wear is mixing and stacking bracelets of various styles and materials. My gemstone chip stretch bracelets, in a wide variety, a perfect to wear alone or to mix with other bracelets. For example, you might combine the rose quartz stretch bracelet with silver bangles, a watch and other bracelets that feature pink or white.

Visit my store, jacgems on Ebay, and all sale items are featured top left. Prices start under $5, including shipping and gift bag! The regular bracelets also have silver plated accent beads interspersed throughout.

Here is a list of the gemstone chips bracelets that are currently available (from left to right as pictured):

1.  Watermelon Quartz.
2.  Labradorite (premium/unisex).
3.  White Howlite.
4.  Indian Agate.
5.  Black Stripe Agate.
6.  Blue Sodalite.
7.  Eclectic Mix.
8.  Rose and Clear Quartz.
9.  Malachite (premium).
10.  Fancy Jasper.
11.  Rose Quartz.
12.  Dark Tiger's Eye (unisex)
13.  Clear Quartz.
14.  Blue Howlite.
15.  Garnet (premium, unisex, see below).

I can't resist showing a few more fashion sets where I have featured gemstone chip bracelets:

I hope you will take advantage of these incredible savings on gemstone chip stretch bracelets. You can visit the store by clicking on any picture, or the following link: There is plenty of time to get them before Christmas and they would make a lovely stocking stuffer for a teen or young adult, or adult of any age. Again prices, start under $5, including shipping and gift bag, and all sale items are featured top left of the store.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Year-End Sale 2013 - Save 25% on Selected Handcrafted Earrings, Bracelets and Sets

I am excited to have just created a new sale, a year-end sale, whereby you can save a whopping 25% on selected items (44 plus), including handcrafted earrings, handmade stretch bracelets featuring natural gemstones, and handcrafted earrings and bracelet sets. The sale will run from 12/2 at 12:00 p.m. EST to December 31 at 11 p.m. EST.

Some items are ALL .925 sterling silver. Other are silver plated with .925 sterling silver hooks, and others are sterling silver plated or gold plated for incredible value. I use natural gemstones, and love working with gemstone chips.

You will find that shipping and an organza gift bag are included in your purchase. Here are a few examples of items being discounted 25% off.

Click on any of the below pictures to visit the store. All sale items are featured top left.

1.  Kidney Wire Earrings. These long earrings are very secure, and popular, and available in a number of gemstones: Black onyx, aquamarine, amethyst, striped turkey turquoise, blue multicolor turkey turquoise, manmade malachite, Sri Lanka moonstone, and others.

2. Gemstone Stretch Bracelets.  These are available in a variety of styles, with silver plated spacer beads interspersed for a unique look, perfect for mixing and stacking with other bracelets. Choose from: fancy jasper, howlite, watermelon quartz, Indian agate, clear quartz and others.  These measure 7.5 inches.

You'll also find premium gemstone chip bracelets, such as Garnet, Malachite and Labradorite. Note larger sizes are unisex (8-8.5).

3. Gemstone sets featuring earrings and matching bracelet.  Some feature .925 silver hooks, others are all silver plated. The description will specify exactly which, such as silver plated copper, which is lead and nickel free.

This is just a sampling of items. Please visit the store at to shop the entire selection. Remember, the discount of 25% still includes free shipping and organza gift bag.

P.S. Be sure to subscribe to the blog so you are informed of new sales and giveaways. If you have not entered the December giveaway, please do so!