Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jewelry Giveaway: Amethyst and Ruby Sterling Silver Threader Earrings

The jewelry giveaway for May is this pair of long, 6 inches, threader earrings with faceted Amethyst and Ruby beads.  The last giveaway went so well, I felt that the threader style was a good choice.

The focal point of these earrings is the faceted 4x8mm natural Amethyst beads and small faceted genuine Ruby beads.  They are flanked by two 3mm silver accent beads. All metal is .925 sterling silver.

This jewelry giveaway is available to all United States residents, 18 and over, void where prohibited.  It begins on May 1 at 3:00 p.m. EST and will end on May 31, 2013 at 11:00 p.m. EST.  I know that many of us love purple and amethyst, so, best wishes!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. USE THE WIDGET IN THE SIDEBAR TO GO TO THE CURRENT GIVEAWAY.

Black Agate and Shell Pearl Necklace by Adora by Simona

I am going to be featuring some pieces by various artists from time to time, and am delighted to share this necklace handcrafted by a friend, Simona, of ADORA by Simona, an exceptionally gifted and talented artisan. In the last giveaway I asked what people would like to see more of, and one answer was necklaces. My focus to date has been primarily earrings and bracelets, so I picked one of her pieces to share with you.

This regal necklace featuring Black Agate is absolutely beautiful! You MUST visit her site so you can see it in various views. The large 30x40mm Black Agate beads are wavy and highly polished and separated by 14mm shimmering silver shell pearls. It is finished with a large round toggle clasp in bright silver with a pearl and agate drop detail. It measures a total length of 20 inches. This item is priced at $89.99 - you could not come anywhere near that price at the mall or a boutique for such quality!





Click on this link now to see this item in more detail: http://www.adorabysimona.com/product/black-agate-and-shell-pearl-necklace


My appreciation to Simona for allowing me to feature one of her beautiful creations on my blog!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Rose Quartz Gemstone Chips Dangle Earrings and Stretch Bracelet

Jewelry with pale pink rose quartz is such a pretty, soft accent for a young lady to wear.  These silver plated gemstone chips earrings are not only lovely, they are a real bargain at $3.49. No two pairs are identical and they are handcrafted with care, by yours truly, in the USA.  I am keeping my gemstone chips earrings very low priced on purpose. They were actually the first thing I fell in love with...before moving onto beads...and I want as many people as possible to be able to enjoy their very unique attractiveness.

I am showing the earrings below with matching rose quartz gemstone chips stretch bracelet, which measures 7-1/2 inches. I have added silver plated accent beads approximately every inch or so for added interest and sparkle. The stretch bracelet is $5.49. 

The earrings and bracelet when purchased together make a wonderful set and are perfect for casual wear.  These low prices also include free shipping and a complementary organza gift bag for each item.

The ways to style the set are limited only by your imagination! Here I've paired them with a top by Calvin Klein with a scoop and gathered neck and color variation to give you an idea of how the set would look with white jeans and a pink top. Stretch bracelets look great in combination with other colors...perhaps white howlite, or clear quartz, watermelon quartz, and even silver bangles.


Here are the links to each of the items:

Rose Quartz Dangle Earrings
Rose Quartz Stretch Bracelet
Calvin Klein Scoop Top, Optic Pink

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Memorial Day Sale - Save 15% on all Fixed Priced Items Natural Gemstone Jewelry

Visit jacgems on eBay now to save 15% on all fixed price items (auctions excluded), which represents the majority of my stock.  You will save on silver dangle earrings with natural gemstone accents, chandelier earrings, earrings and stretch bracelet sets, hoop earrings with gemstone chips, and other designs. The sale will end on May 28 at 11 p.m. PDT.  The link is: http://stores.ebay.com/jacgems


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dangle Earrings with Tourmaline Gemstone Chips and Summer Dress with Black Heels

Silver dangle earrings with beautiful natural Tourmaline gemstone chips in various shades and colors perfectly accents this youthful summer dress with a fun zig-zag pattern.  I love the graceful and subtle flare of this dress! The earrings especially pick up the pink, and so I added a lovely mauve clutch to add balance there.  With black being the primary color, I went for black heels and a black bead bracelet.  Any young lady would find this outfit easy to wear, comfortable, attractive and perfect for going out on a date...perhaps to a movie (take a shrug because they are notoriously cold in the summer), dinner or coffee at your favorite shop. 

Tourmaline Gemstone Chips - Can't Wait to See You!


I added a longer silver necklace that has several layers that will complement the scoop neckline.  The makeup complements the pink tones.  You can see the entire fashion set on Polyvore by clicking the link above.

These silver dangle gemstone chip earrings are a superb value at $4.99, including shipping and gift bag. Here is the direct link: Design Quality Gemstone Chip Earrings.  This is a listing of a variety of gemstones, so just arrow down until you see the Tourmaline pair.

How do you like this look?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Multicolor Blue Turquoise Long Silver Earrings with White Pencil Skirt and Turquoise High Heels

These unique long earrings feature a kidney wire style design, which is very secure and these are a generous length (35 mm). To them, I have added lovely multicolor Turkey Turquoise gemstone beads, flanked by Turquoise abacus beads and silver plated accent beads.  These long earrings are stunning and very unique!

The outfit is equally stunning! I selected high heeled turquoise pumps, a gorgeous turquoise leather jacket, and a light printed top and white cotton pencil skirt. I believe the overall look is very classy and stylish. Perfect for those days when you want color..not black or gray or navy blue.

Multicolor Turquoise Earrings with White Pencil Skirt



My earrings are very reasonably priced at $9.99, including shipping and organza gift bag. You can price all of the items by clicking on the link above, or go directly to each item I've pulled out of the set for more detail.

You'll see that this kidney wire style is available in a variety of gemstones, and some gold plate as well. You can visit this link directly here: Kidney Wire Earrings with Natural Gemstones

How do you like this look?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Modesty in the House of God - Transform a Halter Dress For Church

Cleavage, bare shoulders, bare backs, arms and underarms really don't have a place in the house of worship...i.e. church.  While "come as you are" is a true saying and certainly applies...this post is really for those who are "regulars" and so should recognize that there is a proper way to come to the sanctuary and an improper way. 

Jesus said that to look on a woman with lust was to commit adultery (or fornication) with her in the heart.

Matthew 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

So, obviously to dress in a sensual manner, especially when going to church, is outside of the will of God and you are definitely NOT walking in love...because love does not cause another to stumble (in this case, the man who is trying to focus on the things of God, and in particular the single man who is not committing fornication).

1 John 2:10  He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

Especially with today's ultra short skirts, stomach baring tops, deep plunging necklines and painted on pants, men have a lot to contend with...especially a man who is determined to please God and not entertain lustful thoughts in his heart and mind. So, this man is fighting a battle every day.  Must he really fight that battle when he comes to worship God on Sunday too?

Unfortunately, many men do, because women who profess they love Christ have not submitted to God's will in dressing modestly. A dress can be more immodest than a pair of pants, depending on how the dress is cut, if it is very short and skin tight. A pair of loose slacks with a long tunic top can be very modest in comparison. 

When getting dressed, can you ask the Lord if your outfit is appropriate...or are you simply letting mainstream media be your guide? 

This topic is close to my heart and I could go on and on, so I'll stop here.

I just want to show how you can change a halter dress that you may have purchased that dips a little low into a dress that you can also wear to church on Sunday, or anytime you want mover coverage.  Shopping for modest clothing can be a challenge in this day and simple adjustments like this one can make a world of difference.  Here is an example:

Blue Aquamarine - You Can't Hide From God




Slip a cami or tank underneath so cleavage isn't exposed. Make sure you pick a tank or cami that comes up high enough...or you are defeating the purpose. Cover bare shoulders with a shrug (you may prefer a shrug with long sleeves, especially if the air conditioning is kicking). I picked black from the dress for the cami, shrug and shoes. I decided to go with blue for the bag. The earrings are faceted Aquamarine with Green Swarovski crystals on long gold plated kidney wires. I love the Holy Bible printed iPod cover (so many people read the Word on their iPods...looks nice). What do you think?

See the set on Polyvore: http://www.polyvore.com/blue_aquamarine_you_cant_hide/set?id=82574753


Have a blessed night!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Random Jewelry Giveaway: Green Aventurine and Peridot Earrings and Bracelet

I selected this stretch bracelet and dangle earrings featured in this fashion set for a random giveaway, available to US residents, 18 and over.  

The earrings have silver plated copper ear wires. The stretch bracelet is 7-1/2 inches. This giveaway will end next Saturday, midnight, or technically Sunday, 5/19, 12 AM. I am using Giveaway Tab, which is the green and blue button on my Facebook page.   You can also enter the giveaway via this link: http://www.giveawaytab.com/mob.php?pageid=245813552216803 




Thank you all for your wonderful support, your likes, comments and shares...they are so very much appreciated! Best wishes!

Red Coral and Howlite Silver Dangle Earrings with Off-Shoulder, Flared Red Dress

This off shoulder dress with a nicely flared skirt was perfect to go with my Red Coral and Howlite Turquoise silver dangle earrings and gemstone chip stretch bracelets in both howlite and red coral. The earrings are silver plated with sterling silver plated copper ear wires (lead and nickel free). 

I added platform turquoise sandals to pick up the color in the earrings and bracelet.  For makeup, well, red is a must for the lips and turquoise blue for the eyes. Don't forget a wonderful scent (apply at your pulse points) and foundation or powder for a flawless complexion.  The model in the picture has such beautiful skin-it is just glowing!  If you are going to wear a skin-baring outfit such as this dress, you will want your skin to be healthy and well moisturized, from head to toe.

Red Coral and Howlite Red Dress Set




This dress is so cute and perfect for a hot summer day.  It is actually called a Catalina dress and the flit and flare skirt gives it a nice feminine silhouette. Because of the bare shoulders, I decided to go for a bold silver choker (from Target). Neither will break your budget! You can price every item in the set by clicking on the link directly beneath the picture, and I always pull out 6 items from each set.

My gemstone chip earrings and bracelets are a superb value. I'll provide direct links below to each on eBay. All prices include both shipping and organza gift bag.

Direct Links:
Red coral stretch bracelet $6.49:  http://r.ebay.com/3MbhiV
Howlite stretch bracelet $5.49:  http://r.ebay.com/oCDvF7
Red Coral and Howlite Earrings $4.99: http://r.ebay.com/oCDvF7

Do you like this look?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Extra Long Gemstone Chips Earrings in Silver

By special request...I just listed these extra long silver dangle earrings with gemstone chips.  I like them so much, I will be making up more variations to add to the listing. These long gemstone chips earrings are made up of 3 separate clusters of chips (for lots of movement) with silver accent beads and the ear wire is silver plated copper (lead and nickel safe). They measure approximately 3-1/4 inches and are value priced at $5.99, which includes both shipping and an organza gift bag. 


From left to right: Watermelon Quartz, Clear Quartz, and Blue Howlite.  I'll be doing some fashion sets featuring these long dangle earrings with gemstone chips very soon!   

Here is the direct link: http://r.ebay.com/DkJW5F

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Long Silver Earrings in Blue Tourmaline - A Mother's Day Fashion Set

As the day is coming to a close, I hope that all mother's had a fabulous Mother's Day, for you certainly deserve it! Only God knows the sacrifices you make, or have made, to provide for your family. I love Proverbs 31, certainly a goal to aspire to, and I have had the privilege of knowing quite a few "Proverbs 31" women. Here is an excerpt:

Proverbs 31:25-31 KJV

25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. 29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. 30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

I put together this fashion set that shows a mom and just a few of the things she does....cooking goodies to eat (such as cupcakes for school), tending a garden to provide fresh vegetables in the summer for her table, as well as flowers, picking up the toys, taking the children on a nature walk, tucking them into bed, and making sure they get up on time for school.


The sundress is a simple one, very cool, comfortable, and feminine. This mom in particular likes comfort, so a simple pair of slip on sandals that pick up the blue of the dress. Sparkling blue tourmaline long earrings with Swarovski clear crystals with .925 sterling silver ear wires are the only jewelry she wears and complement the twinkle in her eyes and her engaging smile.



Blue Tourmaline Dangles Mother's Day Set




You can click on the link below the picture to price all the items, and I have pulled 6 items out of the set. The blue tourmaline long earrings were just relisted. You go to them directly at http://r.ebay.com/sFJy5c.  They are 3-6/8 inches long and are priced $14.99, shipping and gift bag included.

Enjoy the rest of your evening!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Floral Printed Jeans in Blue and White Fashion Set

After posting the grouping of printed jeans, I could not resist doing a few fashion sets.  In this first one, I selected #2, which is a floral print, blue on white.  I decided to go with a "dressy-casual" look and so added a white blazer over a simple blue tee with peep-toe white pumps. I thought my Mexican White Opal silver dangle earrings would go great here, and I picked up the silver in the bangle, necklace and belt. Yes, we like to sparkle! A gorgeous bag adds the finishing polish. Shades, a light scent, and makeup completes the look.


White Mexican Opal Earrings - Have Fun



What do you think? I like the finished result. You only live once...lighten up and have a little fun...even if it is just adding a splash of color to your wardrobe with a fun print.  I'll be sharing another set soon :-)

You can price all of the items by clicking the link beneath the picture, and I always pull out 6 items you can click on directly. The silver dangle earrings with White Mexican Opals are bargain priced at $5.99, shipping and gift bag included.

Have a great day!


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Printed Jeans: Fun Prints Give Jeans a Facelift

Printed jeans started to really get attention in 2012 when worn by some celebrities, and are now more mainstream, though I doubt you will find a pair in every woman's closet as of yet.  What do you think about this style? I think, depending on the print, they can be a lot of fun and work great when paired with a solid top, and dressed up even more with the addition of a blazer. They can be paired with flats or heels, depending on the top.  Of course, those who are really daring my even mix prints for a dazzling effect (and hopefully NOT one that makes you dizzy).

Here are just a few selections, to give you an idea of what is available. You can pick from florals, graphic prints, stripes and more.  Florals and animal prints seem to lead the pack, so I've featured them in this set, in different colors and styles.  The jeans featured here range from a low of $43 to a high of $225. You can click on the link below, or the individual items, for pricing and to shop the items.

Printed Jeans - Your Picks?




I'd love it if you would leave a comment and let me know which style(s) you like best :-) Will you add a little fun to your spring and summer wardrobe with at least one pair of printed jeans?