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glass redThis is a set of red glass beads and pendant for your matching earring/necklace designs. The earring beads (approx. 1 mm. long) consist of clear red glass set in gold oval frames. My understanding is that these are vintage, from the 1950's. The pendant (approx. 1" long and 1 mm. wide) is of blown glass with gold and other elements, with a generous horizontal hole (through the red section), ready for stringing. This is not vintage, but it is beautifully handcrafted, and it goes so nicely with these beads that we are offering it as a set for your jewelry designs.

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gypsy earringsDo you prefer the non-traditional, non-conformist approach to life, style, fashion, and handmade jewelry? If so and if you aren't already a boho-jewelry artisan, you might want to consider it.

The words "boho" or "bohemian" are most often used when describing someone who does not conform to tradition. This is the case in the way one might act as well as dress, and that is when jewelry and fashion come into play. When we're talking about fashion, the word Bohemian is used to convey an attitude and style that says free-spirited.

Called Boho for short, the Bohemian look is earthy and natural, and sometimes ethnic or tribal. Designs may incorporate leather, stones, ceramic/pottery, wood, natural fabrics, and materials from the earth. Vintage jewelry components may also be included.

You can get a feeling for today's Boho chic look by looking back to the late 1960's to early 1970's "hippie" fashions -- not Mod, you want more of a "flower child" look.

The best thing about the Bohemian look is that nothing has to "match." The pieces should layer well and work together to create classy, Boho chic appearance.

aura necklaceSuch creations are often bright and fun, not something you would normally see on a person who prefers a traditional white pearl necklace.

In exploring my Etsy colleague's shops, I found some awesome boho creations that fit these criteria. Check them out, as they are a true inspiration! From top to bottom are:

rocksandpaperswans' beautiful gypsy earrings, with orange mystic quartz points, copper, tiny Mexican fire opals, and turquoise Czech glass;

WingostarrJewelry's aura-chalcedony and rainbow quartz necklace; and

beaded braceletsTheJoyMoosCollection's boho-beaded bracelets, with large carnelian focal stones, lost wax gold metal beads, turquoise gemstones, and picasso jasper beads.

We also hope you'll tell us about beautiful boho jewelry you make and/or love -- and send us photos! You can always reach us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for reading and subscribing, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Until Next Time,

Sheila

 

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0 # Susan Swan 2017-01-02 21:40
Sheila, thanks so much for including my earrings. It is lovely to be noticed!
Susan
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0 # Somclaughlin 2017-01-03 01:39
Quoting Susan Swan:
Sheila, thanks so much for including my earrings. It is lovely to be noticed!
Susan


Thank YOU for your graciousness!! And for being willing to showcase your talents! Beautiful creations -- kudos to you!!
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