Thursday, August 30, 2012

Are You Ready for Football Season?

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There is a little nip in the air in the mornings here in Maryland, which makes me think that football season will soon be upon us.  With that in mind I present to you a tanzanite Swarovski crystal bracelet and earrings to wear to show your Ravens spirit!

Tanzanite Swarovski Crystal Raven's Bracelet by Catju Designs
Wearing this set will certainly add some sparkle to you rooting for the home team!


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Halloween in August

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Yesterday I was out shopping and noticed that the Halloween decorations are in the stores already.  Yes, today is August 12.  Halloween is actually 80 days away.  I was surprised that the decorations were out so soon.  I guess that means that summer is winding down, and fall is quickly approaching.

Seeing all that orange color started me thinking about orange from a jewelry perspective.  Orange has never been a color that I have been comfortable with.  I do have a few articles of clothing that are orange, and it seems to be all the rage.  While clothes shopping recently there seemed to be much more orange choices, especially dark orange.

Astral Pink Swarovski Starfish Copper Necklace and Earrings by Catju Designs
So even though orange is not one of my fans, Swarovski definitely is.  As soon as I saw these astral pink starfish, I knew that they would look fabulous with copper.  The large starfish is on a copper chain centered between three sizes of round beads.  The smaller starfish earrings are simply on copper fish hook ear wires for a very simple look.

I guess you could say that I cheated just a teeny tiny bit because these lovely starfish are bright orange with a touch of pink sparkle.  Here's my tribute to Halloween in August.  No pumpkins, just starfish.

Astral Pink Swarovski Crystal Starfish Earrings by Catju Designs
Boo to you!!


Friday, August 10, 2012

Rivoli Madness Bracelet, Rose Swarovski October Birthstone

Check out this bracelet made from Rose Swarovski Rivolis set in silver plated settings with rose bicone crystal beads . . .
Rose Swarovski Rivoli Bracelet by Catju Designs
The smaller rivolis have an AB finish and are vintage rose stones.  I don't often make bead woven jewelry, but this bracelet has so many Swarovski crystals that I couldn't resist! 

If your birthday is in October, this would be a perfect treat for you.  To purchase this bracelet, visit my Etsy shop and view the Rivoli Madness Bracelet.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summer Sunset Flower Jasper Gemstone Necklace and Earring Set

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Flower Jasper Necklace Combo by Catju Designs

The flower jasper gemstone beads used to make this necklace and earring set remind me of a summer sunset.  It isn't often that you can find beads that you can put together and then wear it with almost everything in your closet.  Here is an example - just look at the grey, black, light green, tan, rust, ivory,  and yellow complimented with the golden shadow Swarovski crystal beads.

What do you think?  Does this set remind you of a summer sunset over the ocean?