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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Romantic Moments--A Treasury by magartstudio

A Treasury
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Thank you for including "The Power of Two Pearl Lariat" in this wonderful collection!!


Monday, November 29, 2010

Accepting Custom Orders on The Celtic Knot Sister Necklace



The Celtic Knot Sister Necklace is one of my favorite designs simply because it was made in honor of my own sisters, both living and the two that have passed.  It is also meant to honor sisters everywhere!  My experiences with designing custom necklaces for customers has been the most wonderful experience!  One of my favorite customers decided to give her sisters and her niece who had lost her mom to cancer Celtic Knot Sister Necklaces for Christmas.  Through a series of Etsy convos, we designed four necklaces based on what colors would be best suited for each sister and her lovely niece.  I added a charm to her niece's necklace simply because I know how hard it is to lose your mom at any age, and I lost mine very young.  The results were beautiful and the journey was priceless.  After the holidays were over, this wonderful person asked me to design a Celtic Sister Necklace just for her!


Another wonderful customer liked the grouping of the beads along the chain of this necklace.  She had four sisters and the beads were grouped in fours.  A few other  customers simply thought that the necklace was a beautiful way to honor their sisters whom most referred to as their closest friends.


The focal point of the necklace is the Celtic Knot itself which to me represents the lifetime bond between sisters; no matter how complex the relationship, it is one of the purest forms of love around. The groupings of beads and crystals along the delicate diamond cut rollo chain have been said to remind people of the number of sisters they have and can be customized accordingly. Each grouping usually consists of an oval semi precious stones, matching swarovski round crystals and matching swarovski pearls. Delicate findings or spacers are combined with the beads for an overall polished look.  The piece is tied together with an antique toggle clasp. 

Charms can be added to the chain for an additional $5

If you are interested in purchasing this necklace for a gift, simply send me a convo and tell me what colors would be most suitable...even if it's a gift for yourself! Based on details such as color and length of chain, I can recommend a design for your Sister Necklace that's just right for you! And it will arrive beautifully wrapped and ready for giving!  I will include a paper copy that details how I came about creating this design!  Allow approximately two weeks for the creation of this design...so if you are interested, let's start the conversation soon!!

Indie Junction Gift Guide For The Week of November 28th!!


Have you gotten your tree yet?  I saw some Christmas trees strapped to the top of some cars today and it got me thinking about ornaments!  They make wonderful gifts for teachers, office parties, Secret Santa gifts, friends, and of course your family!!

So let see what type of creative ornaments the Indie Junction Members are working on!  Remember, this is just a sampling of the wonderful work you will find from this talented group.  So if you are looking for unique and beautiful handmade gifts for this holiday season, you owe it to yourself to search our team tag: "indiejteam".  Now to the ornaments!!

Holiday Acorn Ornaments by NancysBagsEtc $11.25 (sale price through Nov 9th)
Christmas Tree Ornament by DesignsStainedGlass $5.63 (sale price through Nov 29th)
Well, hope you've enjoyed some of the wonderful gift ideas from our talented Indie Junction members!  Indie Junction is a wonderful community that brings together artisans from across all mediums in the spirit of collaboration, support and growth. We are so proud to have the talented members featured here as part of our Indie Junction Community!  For more information about Indie Junction, please go here!  Have a great week!

Friday, November 26, 2010

You won't be blue with THESE Twitter Friends........A Treasury by Needles And Kims

You won't be blue with THESE Twitter Friends........

A Treasury
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Thank you so much for including my New Orleans Blues Necklace in this stunning treasury!!



A Gallery of Gifts! My New Treasury!!

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Featuring some of the participants in The Handmade Gift Guide Holiday Sale!!


Beautiful findings--A Treasury by artefyk

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Featuring members of the Treasure Lover Etsy Team!

Thanks so much for including my necklace Mad Money in this wonderful collection!


Shades of Winter Green--A Treasury by Lbtoyos

A Treasury
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Featuring some of the talented members of the Etsy Treasure Lover Team!

Thank you for including my jade beads!!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Wish List by Moonlight Sally

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"They say it is better to give than to receive... giving or receiving, these are all great gifts! Brought to you by the Indie Junction Team. :)"

Thanks so much for including my necklace "Mad Money" in this wonderful collection!!




Monday, November 22, 2010

Endearing Sterling Sliver Necklace by Zur Designs

When I think of the word "endearing" I think of that sweet feeling I get inside my heart when someone does or says something charming, sweet, and adorable.  Or if someone expresses a thought in a brand new way--usually from a very brilliant mind!

This 16" sterling silver necklace with the beautiful and sparkling light rose swarovski briolette crystal (wire wrapped) and sterling silver heart charm is very endearing. It's simple. It's elegant. It will be a favorite piece in anyone's accessory collection all year long.

Giving this as a gift? "Endearing" will arrive at your door beautifully gift wrapped and ready for giving.

Is there someone on your list that gives you that sweet endearing feeling?

You can purchase "Endearing" at my Etsy Shop

Indie Junction Holiday Gift Guide for The Week of November 21st!!



Giving the gift of artwork this holiday season?  Let's take a look at what some of our Indie Junction artisans have been creating in all shapes, sizes, colors, and mediums!  All of these selections would make wonderful gifts! And don't forget to search our team tag "indiejteam" for more selections!


Well, hope you've enjoyed some of the Indie Junction Community's  artwork that we have presented here this week!  Indie Junction is a wonderful community that brings together artisans from across all mediums in the spirit of collaboration, support and growth. We are so proud to have the talented members featured here as part of our Indie Junction Community!  For more information about Indie Junction, please go here!
And for all our friends in the U.S. and for those who celebrate around the world...have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! See you next week!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pure Beauty Vintage Style Necklace by Zur Designs

This 20 inch vintage style necklace features a beautiful blue glass drop nestled in an antique style bead cap, surrounded by bead and brass charms and held together by antiqued brass chain with a swirly toggle clasp. 


To me this necklace represents all things that are pure and beautiful: the pureness of a clear blue sky, looking across the horizon at the beauty of the ocean, and the miraculous pure beauty of a newborn baby.

Giving Pure Beauty as a gift? It will arrive at your door beautifully wrapped and ready for giving! And remember, there is always FREE SHIPPING at Zur Designs!



You can purchase Pure Beauty in my Etsy Shop!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Colorful Treasures...My Latest Treasury!


My Latest Treasury

Featuring Members of the

And a special colorful thank you to all those members who featured me in their treasuries!!


Enjoy the Color by Good Florist!

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Thank you so much for including my Sunset Wire Wrapped Ring in this bold and beautiful collection!!


Love Squared by Zur Designs

I once had a friend say to me that he didn't like when people said, "I love you," and expected it in return. He said the reason it bothered him was that it made it too commonplace a phrase, like "see you later!' and wasn't a strong enough expression for what being in love really felt like. Yet he didn't feel comfortable replying with something a bit closer to his feelings such as "you are part of my own skin". It was as if what he felt was beyond love...and saying "I love you" simply wasn't enough.

So it got me thinking about a love like that...it was self-assured, confident, and impenetrable and I started to wonder what a design would look like that would capture that feeling of love. I realized that it would definitely glow.

So I used my shiniest crystal, a round crystal ball that reminds me of a disco ball, and even used my shiniest chain, a diamond cut sterling silver, that glittered in the light. I added shiny charms, one of them a bright red sterling silver heart and some red and clear swarovski crystals dangling from the side.

And I called it "Love Squared". Love Squared is 19" end to end and can be purchased in my Etsy Shop.

Love Squared...when a simple "I Love You" isn't quite enough!!

Time to cozy up--A Treasury by Sew Danish!!


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Thank you for including Dancing In The Light in this warm, beautiful, and cozy collection!!



Blue in the autumn--A Treasury by Lbtoyos


A Treasury Featuring Members of The Treasure Lover Team!
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Thank you for including my Assorted Shell Beads in this wonderful treasure!!


Mass Region I EI Conference Arts and Craft Show

Many Thanks to the organizers of the Mass Region I EI Conference for including Zur Designs in their arts and craft show!

Gifts in Greens and Golds--A Treasury by petitehermine

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Thank you so much for including my Custom Handstamped Mediallions in this unique and wonderful collection!!


Gift Guide For Everyone--A Treasury by BizimSupplies!

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Thanks so much for including Zebras Love Turquoise in this wonderful gift guide!!


Clear Blue Sky Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Cluster Earrings

These earrings start with beautiful blue czech glass faceted teardrops wire wrapped in sterling silver wire, with colorful swarovski crystals dancing above. The colors remind me of the ever changing landscape here in New England,always different, always bright and beautiful against a clear blue sky. The earrings dangle 1 3/4 inches from the ear.

Giving these earrings as a gift? They will arrive at your door beautifully packaged and ready for giving. And as always, there is FREE SHIPPING at Zur Designs!!

Experience Clear Blue Sky!!  You can purchase these earrings at my Etsy Shop!

Yummy Cream--A Treasury by sevilyadesign

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Thank you for including An Old Fashioned Romance in this yummy and creamy collection!!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Orleans Blues Vintage Style Necklace by Zur Designs

The focal point of this 24 inch necklace is the extra large faceted crystal in a deep rich color blue. Add to that an ornate elongated bead cap, an antiqued bronze filigree decorated with vintage lucite flower and swarovski crystal accents, and a large vintage key. The piece is tied together with a wonderful antique brass chain and held together with a vintage style swirly toggle clasp.

A friend of mine was playing  bluesy,jazzy New Orleans style music on his sax while I was creating this necklace and it reminded me of the rich and vibrate history of New Orleans that not even nature can take down!  And The New Orleans Blues Necklace was born!

Giving this necklace as a gift? It will arrive at your door beautifully packaged and ready for giving. And as always there is FREE SHIPPING at Zur Designs!

A necklace rich with the spirit of the blues!  You can purchase this necklace in
 my Etsy Shop!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pure Beauty--A Treasury by SigalitAlcalai


A Treasury
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Thank you for including my beads in this stunning treasury!!


Girly Girl A Treasury by Contempo Jewels!!

Girly Girl

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Thank you for including my Red and Royal Earrings in this awesome treasury!!


Precious Sterling Silver Necklace

Precious is defined in the dictionary as "something or someone who is highly esteemed, valuable, cherished, dear, or beloved". I think this is a perfect word to describe how I feel about those I love. I even a a "thing" when anyone who is dear to me is about to drive away, I really HAVE to say, "Drive safe...precious cargo!".

If the word precious was a design it'd be this sweet little 19" necklace. The brilliance of the Swarovski crystal heart pendant surrounded by chains of pearls and crystals, and perched on a sterling silver diamond cut chain that is adorned with swarovski crystals, a tiny heart charm, and a fabric flower. The whole design is tied together with a sterling silver bail and antique style toggle clasp.

Maybe you have someone in your life that is precious to you...even if it's yourself! :)  The photo was taken with a beautifully ornate wedding dress!  (Thanks Nicky! :))

Precious can be purchased at my Etsy Shop and arrives gift wrapped and ready for giving. And remember, there is always FREE SHIPPING at Zur Designs!

Passion....A Treasury by SigalitAlcalai


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Thank you for including Love Squared in this stunning treasury!!


Gifts under $25 from around the world--A Treasure Lover Treasury by crochetgal!!

A Treasure Lover Treasury
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Thank you for including my Zebras Like Turquoise Bracelet in this wonderful collection!!


Timeless Love Vintage Style Necklace by Zur Designs

The focal point of this necklace is a vintage rose, once part of an old brooch, that I found at an antique shop. I mounted that on a filigree and tied it in a pale green ribbon and then surrounded this centerpiece with chains filled with czech glass beads, fabric flowers and unique antiqued bronze findings. The 16 inch vintage twisted rope chain  is so beautiful and is held together with a swirly antiqued bronze toggle clasp.

The use of these vintage materials to create something brand new brings to mind some things in life that are truly timeless; the powerful beauty of nature, the strength of the human spirit, the undying beauty of this little vintage rose, and often times, the timelessness of love itself.

Giving Timeless Love as a gift? It will arrive at your door beautifully wrapped and ready for giving! And remember, there is always FREE SHIPPING at Zur Designs!

Wrap yourself in timeless love!  Timeless Love can be purchased in my Etsy Shop!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Smashing Against Rocks Hammered Copper Cuff by Zur Designs

No I didn't get angry! I just wanted to see what patterns would emerge if I hammered this yummy 16 gauge  copper against rocks. The results remind me a bit of lava rocks! Very pretty.  I squared off the edges of this bracelet for a sleek and modern look. The cuff measures 6 1/4 inches and is meant to accommodate a size 7 wrist.  It feels really good on your wrist!!

Giving this cuff as a gift? It will arrive at your door beautifully wrapped and ready for giving. And remember, there is FREE SHIPPING at Zur Designs!

Feel the sensation of Smashing Against Rocks!  You can purchase at Zur Designs on Etsy!!

Urban Farmhouse--A Treasury by Jewelry by NaLa

A Treasury
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Wonderful treasury!
Thanks for including my beads!!

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    I am an MBA Jewelry Artisan and owner of Zur Designs.  I create handcrafted jewelry using only the highest quality materials such as sterling silver,semi-precious gemstones, swarovski crystals, and pearls.

    My designs are inspired by life, love, and the beauty that surrounds me from the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts to the wonderful beaches in Rhode Island...both I consider my home.