The convertable necklace

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This super versatile #necklace measures 60″ inches. It can be worn several ways as shown here. It is shown here made with #freshwaterpearls and #labradorite, it is accented with #sterlingsilver findings and has matching #earrings and a #bracelet. This can be #custom #designed for you in a variety of colors and #gemstones. A complete set starts at $145. Email amelai1@me.com to order. 10% of sales are donated to #alzheimersassociation #madeinsanantonio #madebyhand #original #unique #beautiful #elegant #jewelry  #gift #freeshippingusa #createdbyangelaperez

Freshwater Pearl Drape Necklace

Freshwater Pearl Drape

Perfect for fall!  This lovely, 5 strand,  freshwater #pearl necklace is shown in deep browns. It can also be done in pinks, greys, blues, purples, lighter browns or natural.  It extends from 26-30″, has all #sterlingsilver findings and a 4″ extender chain. Each necklace is unique with it’s own custom detail. All handmade in the US by Angela Perez (Texas to be more specific).

$195

Email amelai1@me.com to order. Free shipping in the continental US.

Garden Club Gifts

A dear friend of mine is in her last term as president of a local garden club.  She wanted to give members a thoughtful (affordable) parting gift. She thought going with necklaces reflecting their birthstones would be lovely. Here are the results.  This was a tremendous honor.

Garden Club Gifts

Left to right, Pearls and Alexandrite for June, for December Turquoise which we floated with silver accents, Garnet toned beads for January, and for September we used a Sapphire colored stone.

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Left to right:  Here is another December necklace this time with Turquoise and Tiger Eye, for Diamonds we used a shiny AB Chrystal, Aventurine for the Taurus and one of 3 Aquamarine for the March birthdays.

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Left to right, More Aquamarine with silver and purple accents, another Crystal Necklace with silver accents for the Diamond birthday, and our last Aquamarine with Labradorite and Iolite accents.

Eye of the Tiger!

I love Tiger’s Eye, it is one of my favorite gemstones, not just because it is the stone of my Capricorn people, but it is so beautiful.  Tiger’s Eye has long since been hailed for it’s powers; it is purported to have the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Check!  But the real reason I love it is……It is pretty, beautiful; in fact.  The luster of the stone is accentuated by the silky fibers that run through it creating a depth unlike most other gemstones.  It comes in different colors that all have a unique appearance.

Here is a design of blue, red and yellow Tiger’s Eye, it is accentuated with Sterling Silver beads and findings.  The Blue Tiger’s Eye is a round cut, the Yellow Tiger’s Eye is disc cut and the Red Tiger’s Eye is a hexagon cut.  The different shapes of these stones really add to the texture and depth of the design.  This is a rich, luxurious look that can go with your favorite suit, cocktail dress or jeans and a T-shirt.  The necklace is adjustable 18-20″, the bracelet is adjustable 7-8″ and the chandelier earrings are Sterling Silver.

eye of the tiger

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More Fun With Leather!

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Spring is in the air and this prêt-àporter cloisonné garden is the perfect start!  Three strands of hand knotted leather with cloisonné flowers and butterflies accented with crystals, with matching bracelet and leaf earrings. Necklace measures 18-21″ and the bracelet measures 7 1/2″.  This is beautiful fresh look that brightens up any suit, flatters your favorite spring dress or just freshens up your favorite t-shirt and jeans.  Lightweight, versatile, and easy to wear

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Carnelian Coral Rescue

 

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This is my favorite rescue.  This was brought to me as two necklaces, one woven coral necklace and a carnelian charm on a macramé necklace.  Separately, these necklaces sat in a jewelry box unworn, they were a bit unrefined but full of sentimental value to the owner, the coral necklace was a gift from her aunt, and the carnelian was a gift from her mother.  She thought these would work well together, but was unsure what could be done.  We took the coral necklace and replaced the clasp with brass caps, an new clasp and a chain that offers the wearer versatility in length.  The carnelian flower was added to a large, carved brass bale that slips nicely over the coral necklace, leaving the wearer the option to wear the necklace with or without the charm or to wear the charm on another necklace.  The end result is a refined piece that no longer sits in a jewelry box unworn, it is now a piece she wears with pride.

The reason this is my favorite rescue is; the owner is my cousin, and the two amazing ladies that gave her these necklaces were my aunts, they have both passed and I miss them.  It was the greatest joy to honor them both with this project.

Recycle, reuse, renew & rescue!