TODAY'S ROSARIES

HOLY COMMUNION

VINTAGE PRAYERS

TODAY'S HOPE

DECIMAS

BLING!

SEASONAL

GALLERY

  

JOOLERY!  BLING2!

WEAR A MARVILLOUS NECKLACE, WRISTLET OR  ROSARY BRACELET AND HEAR 'EM SAY:     "U   LOOK   MARVILLOUS!" 

 


DOROTHY'S SHOE IN EMERALD CITY

Dorothy's Shoe in Emerald City    D. Swarovski's Fuchsia bicone in the 14mm, circa 1948, is one of the most collectible crystal beads in the Swarovski universe... if you can find it!  Centerpiece of this 18" necklace, the Fuchsia is flanked by two green pressed glass floral ovals strung with green faceted "reborn" crystal quartz rounds.  Guess why I called this necklace set, Dorothy's Shoe in Emerald City?   4mm pink Czech glass ovals with gold AB on one side of each mini bead punctuate the quartz beads.  The bracelet's focal bead is a green pressed floral accented by tiny pink Swarovski's in 3mm.  The necklaces' flower toggle, bracelet toggle, spacers, and parts are all gold-plated.   Steel Flex wire is coated in 24 kt. gold.  Toto,let's go!


This 1's For The Girls    Focals in this Set are vintage pink lampwork beads, 15mm, held between a pair of antique silver bead caps punctuated by 3mm lavender daisy beads, also vintage.  Dichroic clear crystal quartz beads and sterling silver toggles are threaded with the .925 Extreme Silver flex wire.  Necklace is 17.5" and the bracelet is 7".


ROSARY BRACELETS! 

Valle Verde, right, is a rosary bracelet named after the lush, green valleys in the outskirts of Manila. 


HERE'S MY HEART  Rosary Bracelet.  Pater bead is a vintage glass bead, 18mm,  with gold foil and pink lights in its blessed little bead heart!   Aves are pink crackle glass beads although the resolution on some PC's make these beads appear peach.  Threaded by the latest .925 Extreme Silver wire, a .019 gauge steel wire coated in nylon and then wrapped in sterling silver.  Wire ends connecting to the toggle clasp are encased in sterling silver "bullion".  Sterling crucifix. 


BRACELETS! BLING BLING! 

YELLOW FOIL BLING    I only have 2 of these gorgeous vintage gold foil lampwork beads with the dainty rose inclusion and 1 of them is in this bracelet. The other one is for me... yow!  Add the dark topaz tulip glass beads, gold-plated bicones, spacersand toggle-clasp and you have a bracelet in full bling... I mean, bloom!


Pearly Gates  I'm convinced that the gates to heaven are lined with pearls.  These glass pearls have a nice lustre although these were not made by Nature's best bead maker, Le Oyster...  The pink and white lampwork beads, 12mm, are vintage.  Tiny Rose Swarovskis accent this piece.  Flower toggle clasp and spacers are Sterling, of course. 


PINK BLING  Don't ya love the 3 vintage (post-war Japan) odd shaped fuschia center beads in this bracelet?

(PRIVATE COLLECTION)


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Document
SWAROVSKI: HOW TO TELL IF IT'S THE REAL THING by Stuart Freedman/Fire Mountain Gems