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Jewelry at the beach

: Do you love or hate it?

Hollywood's
SEXY BEACH BLING

Live Journal 07-07

Jewerlry with a swimsuit:
Love it or Hate it?

Flashback! 60s-era bombshell Ann-Margret wore her pearls even In thepool!

Hilary's Arm Candy

Seems Hilary Duff confused the surf for the red carpet! "A bathing suit is not eveningwear" says CHARM jewelry cofounder Lisa Feldkamp. Besides, she adds, "an armful of bracelets will only result in funny tan lines!"

Will Beyonce sink or swim

In supersize gold jewelry, Beyonce takes the concept of bathing beauty to a whole new level! "She should lighten her load," says Feldkamp, "or she'll sink to the bottom of the sea!"

Mariah's OVER-THR-TOP Style

Sure, Mariah Carey looks ultraglam in a barely there bikini accessorized with a dazzling necklace, but "unless you have a yacht and a couple of Grammys, try to keep it simple," jokes Feldkamp.

looking "Bright" on the Beach

looks great even without the sun

photo: MARIANO VIVANCO. style: KATERINA MUKHINA.

published:Vogue Russia - 05-011

looking good on the Beach with

Lumoi - jewellery boutique

Win a great summer look

Clipping from "Lumoi Press" in The Irish News 04-2010

...in the sun, on the beach or dancing the night away with the girls - so how do you fancy winning some gorgeous designer jewellery to get your holidays off to a fab start? Online jewellery boutique Lumoi is offering one lucky winner the chance to look fabulous by winning a sterling and fine silver petal necklace - made from a dried petal found in pot-pourri worth £60. A runner-up will also be looking good wearing some sterling silver and copal tassel earrings worth £25. Lumoi's collection - available at www.lumoi.com - consists of pretty handmade pieces, pictured, designed and made

by the talented Louise Hall at her studio in London. Fascinated by the uniqueness of nature Louise transforms creatively marked stones and metals into objects of beauty. If you fancy winning either of these lovely prizes, simply send your name, address and telephone number - along with the answer to the question below - to Competitions@irishnews.com Closing date for entries is Tuesday April 20 at noon. Q) Name the designer who made these competition prizes. Normal Irish News rules apply

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Sea Glass - popular sea/beach glass jewelry

Gemstones of the BEACHES

Interest In Sea Glass Is Booming

published: Rock & Gem | 05-09

Story by Steve Voynick

While growing up near the New Jersey Shore, I spent many hours combing the beaches for sheik, driftwood, and especially sea glass-bits of glass that the tides and sand had tumbled, rounded and frosted into what reminded me of gemsiones I imagined the clear pieces as diamonds, the greens as emeralds, and so on. Some days I would find only a single piece, but on days after a storm had "turned' the beach, I could find a dozen.

Because sea glass was just a novelty then, I relegated my collection to a coffee can tucked away in a comer of the garage. Years later when I left home for college, one of the many things I gave way was that can filled with sea glass. That has since proved to be a mistake.

Today, sea glass is the foundation of a booming business, with a legion of collec tors, a national trade organization, a well attended annual show, growing numbers of sea glass jewelry makers, and a network of dealers on the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts and the shores of the Great Lakes.


Sea glass has never been more popular

," says Linda jcreb of Sebastian, Florida, pro pnetor of By The Sea lewelry. the leading Internet retailer of sea glass and fine sea glass jewelry. "Interest took off in the 1990s after the public learned to appreciate the unique beauty, origin, and history of sea glass, and accepted it as a gemlike souvenir of oceans and beaches."

Jereb, who is trained in commercial an and graphics and has a background in sales and marketing, was raised in Pennsylvania where there was no sea glass to collect. Instead, she became interested in minerals and gemstones, which she collected at nearby sites. Although she occasionally searchedfor Cape May "diamonds" (rounded pieces of dear quartz) on the beaches of Cape May, New jersey, she didn't leam about sea glass until she moved to North Carolina's Outer Banks in the late 1980s "A friend showed me some sea glass that she had just found," jereb remembers. "I was intrigued with the gemlike, frosted colors and started collecting it myself." jereb next began making sea-glass jew elry using simple, copper-wire wraps. Slowly building a business, she moved on to gold and silver wire wraps in original designs that best display the unique qualities of sea glass Then in the early 1990s, she took her business online as the nation's first internet source for

sea glass jewelry

"Sea glass was still just a novelty item then," jereb recalls. "Although shore resi dents had collected sea glass for genera dons, it was hardly known beyond the beaches. But magazines began running a few sea glass articles and the growing num bers of beach visitors became attracted to higher-quality sea-glass jewelry By the late 1990s, interest in sea glass collecting and tewelry had taken off." In 2000, jereb did her part to further the attention by discussing sea glass on NBC TVs "Later Today" show.

Sea glass, also known as "ocean glass," "beach glass," "drift glass," and "mermaid s tears." originates mainly from bottles, tars, vials, and other glass containers that were discarded as litter or otherwise ended up the sea. Lesser amounts come from shipwreck glass, industrial debris, glass fishing floats, and automobile headlights and tail lights (mostly from automobiles used to build artificial reefs) After this glass has fragmented, it becomes rounded and frosted by sand that is churned by waves and storms, and gently shifted by littoral (coastal) currents. Glass fragments transform into sea giass in a two-part process of physical and chemical change Physical alteration occurs when the turbulent surf sand environment abrades the surface of the glass. The round ed edges and delicate surface frosting that are characteristic of fine pieces of sea glass are possible because of the generally similar hardness of glass and quartz sand. Most beach sand consists primarily of bits of quartz (silicon dioxide). Of the major rock-forming minerals, quartz is the most abundant and durable, and at Mohs 7, the hardest. During the physical and chemical weathering of rocks, the feldspars, micas, and other important rock forming minerals, all of which are considerably softer than quartz, either alter into clays or are ground into microscopic bits. Quartz, however, survives as sand.

The creation of sea glass is possible be cause glass is only slightly softer than quartz. Most modem glass-that is, glass manufactured within the last century-has a hard ness of Mohs 5.5 to 6, a bit less than that of quartz. When glass fragments become part of beach alluvia, they are in essence placed within a giant, very low speed tumbling ma chine loaded with quartz sand grit. If glass were somewhat harder than quartz, its fragments might become only slightly abraded rather than well rounded and frosted. Conversety, if glass were much softer than quartz, it would be quickly worn to bits, leaving very little sea glass to collect.

This process of physical abrasion is aided by the chemical deterioration that occurs when glass is subjected to long term immersion in seawater. Most sea glass originates as soda lime glass, an inexpensive, mass manufactured material used for bottles, tableware, and window and plate glass. Soda-lime glass consists mainly of non crystalline silica (silicon dioxide). It also contains such alkali fluxes as sodium and potassium carbonates, which enhance workability by lowering fusion temperature and decreasing viscosity, along with calcium and magnesium carbonates, which stabilize the mol ten glass mixes. During long-term immersion in sea water, two things occur to the surface of glass first, the saline seawater leaches out some of the sodium and calcium. Then the glass surface becomes hydrated as water molecules replace the leached sodiumand calcium-carbonate molecules This slightly softens the glass surface and accelerates the abrasion process that rounds and frosts the glass. Just how long it takes for a sea sand environment to transform glass fragments into sea glass is uncertain, but at least several decades are needed to produce nicely rounded and frosted pieces. The time necessary to create glass varies considerably with con ditions. Beach sand subjected to strong littoral currents or frequent storms will scour glass fragments into sea glass much more rapidly than will sand from calmer and more protected beaches.

Every piece of sea glass

has a time "window" during which it can be collected. Glass fragments with too little time in the sea-sand environment retain sharp edges and smooth surface areas These lack the visual and tactile appeal of true sea glass and look more like slightly abraded glass litter. On the other hand, glass with too much time in the tides and sand can become too small or too thin to be valuable.

The quality and depth of sea glass

frosting does not necessarily indicate the length of time that a piece of glass has spent in the sea-sand environment. While turbulent environments can frost glass relatively quickly, even long periods of immersion in fresh or brackish water or calmer environments can produce only light frosting.

Sea glass has local origins and is rarely found more than a few miles from where the glass fragmented. Travel distances vary with the rate of particulate transport, that is, how quickly the prevailing local littoral currents shift the beach sand deposits. Although individual pieces do not travel far, sea glass can nevertheless be found virtually anywhere. As beachcombers who have searched remote beaches will testify, bottles, jars, and glass fishing floats-the "raw materials" of sea glass-can drift for thousands of miles before fragmenting and eventually becoming sea glass. In her studio at By The Sea Jewelry, Jereb grades individual pieces of sea glass using three primary criteria color, frosting quality, and individuality of thickness and shape. Not surpnsingly. the most abun dant sea glass colors are those found in the mass manufactured bottle glass used as containers for beef, wine, soft drinks, and an array of food and household products-"common brown," "common green," and clear (or frosted to whiteness).Jereb estimates that roughly 40 percent of all sea glass is clear or white, somewhat less than 40 percent is common brown, and about 20 percent is common green. The less plentiful colors, such as the olives, ambers, and pale greens that originate from older glass bottles, are more interesting and valuable. After these come the attractive blues, lavenders, bright sea-foam greens, and other unusual shades of green. The rarest colon are red, pink, peach, opaque white, vivid aqua, lime and jadeite green, and orange Peach colors usually come from Depression glass white opaque whiles and jadeite greens are tableware remnants.

Jereb estimates that five in every 100 pieces of sea glass are a light sea foam green-the remains of old Coca Cola™ bottles. Jusi one in 250 is dark "cobalt" blue that is usually a fragment of an old medicine bottle. Only one in 400 is lavender, a delicate color produced by long term exposure of clear glass to the ultraviolet component of sunlightt. Finally, one in 500 is lime green, and only one in 600 is a light, "cornflower" blue.


In the very rare colors

, one in 1,000 pieces is deep aqua or turquoise, one in 5,000 is ruby red, and only one in 10,000 is a brilliant red or orange", jereb estimates. I've personally collected about 600 pounds of sea glass. Of these tens of thousands of pieces, only a few were red or orange."

The rarest colors usually originate as decorative houseware glass. Interestingly, bright-red glass was originally made by incorporating traces of metallic gold into the glass mix, but since the l950s, glassmakers have used copper to create red glass.

Black or near-black is another rare color. Although much glass manufactured before 1850 was black, long periods of tmmer ston and abrasion, torrtbmed with crude composition and resultant susceptibility to accelerated chemical decomposition, have left relatively litlle to collect.

While colors are intriguing frosting is what really distinguishes sea glass from "litter" glass Unlike the smooth, cold, hard, vitreous luster of unaltered glass, the surface of well frosted sea glass has a warm, appealing look, as well as unusual and pleasing tactile qualities that collectors describe as "soft" and "calming".

Seaglass frosting is also graded. The least desirable pieces are those that have not made the full transition from litter glass to sea glass. These are only tightly frosted and exhibit sharp edges, nicks, and residual shiny sections. Veteran sea glass collectors leave these pieces behind 'to let the sea finish its work." The most desirable sea glass has rounded edges, no nicks, and deep, even frosting that bears no resemblance lo the original, vitreous glass surface.

The final factor

that determines seaglass value is unusual characteristics such as excepbonal thickness, odd shapes (often from bottle bases or necks), embossing, and bubble inclusions in very old glass Other interesting forms include "bonfire' glass that has been partially melted m fires, marbles of the type once used as sailing-ship ballast, and frosted figurines, and bottle stoppers.

What is the monetary value of sea glass? As with any gem-like material, the bottom line is whatever the market will bear at a given time, but on average, sea glass prices have risen steadily for 15 years When Jereb started out in business, a pound of sea glass in common colon cost less than $15. To- day, the same amount sells for more than $140. Pnces of 'gem quality' sea glass suitabte for use in jewelry, especially in unusual colors, have risen much more. Well frosted pieces in the rare, bright shades of red or orange now sell for more than $200 each, Recently, an exceptionally large piece of bright aqua sea glass sold for $260.

When sea glass began to increase in value and popularity, books about the collectible began to appear, as did imitations. Recent titles include Richard LaMotte's Pure Sea Glass: Discovering Nature's Vanishing Gems (Sea glass Publishing 2004) and Carole Lambert's Sea Glass Chronicles: Whispers from the Past (Down East Books, 2001) and A Passion for Sea Glass (Down East Books, 2008). White these books have helped to promote the image of sea glass, the imitations have not.

"The imitations are a problem," jereb says, "About five years ago, when prices were rising rapidly, imitation sea-glass, which is correctly called

"craft glass

,' began appearing on the market. Much was moved through auction Web sites where buyers were often unaware that they were paying genuine seaglass prices for imitation material." Craft glass is produced in two ways: by placing glass fragments in lapidary tumblers loaded with coarse grit and water mixes for a few days, and by chemically etching glass fragment in baths of hydrofluoric acid. Both processes are quick and inexpensive, and produce unlimited quantities of craft glass. Also, because fragments of brightly colored stained glass are often used as starting materials, craft gjiass is readily available in colors that would be very rare and valuable in genuine sea glass.

Experts, however, can visually distinguish craft glass from the genuine item. Under magnification, the frosted surface of genuine sea glass shows uneven, random patterns of "pores" that resemble small c-shaped abrasions. These are tiny indentations from which conchoidal chips have been flaked from the glass surface by the pressure of shifting sand in a surf environment. The frosting in tumbled craft glass, however, because of the uniformity of grit size and the absence of any significant tumbler pressure, is even and has no corxhoidat indentations. In chemically etched craft glass, the frosting texture is very uniform and fine-grained, and pieces retain undesirable sharp edges. Both types of craft glass show no curvature or variation in thickness.

"These imitations Have created a disclosure issue identical to that in synthetic-gemstone marketing," says Jereb. "There is nothing wrong with either synthetic gemstones or craft glass- provided that there is full disclosure of origin. "Genuine sea glass is very unusual." she continues. "It has rarity, a sense of romance, history, and intrigue-elements that derive from the sea and the beaches, not from tumblers and acid baths. Many collectors are even interested in the archaeological aspects of sea glass, and attempt to date it by color, inclusions, shapes, and the lo calities where it was found I call sea glass a 'reverse gemstone.' Unlike natural gemstones that we facet into gems, sea glass is a man-made material that nature fashions into a gemstone." Jereb, who has recently studied the fabrication of traditional silver settings with a master jeweler, sells her sea glass and jewelry under the name "Genuine Sea Glass™", which she trademarked in 1991. Her jewelry line consists of earrings, bracelets and pendants that display wire-wrapped or drilled sea glass. In her designs. Jereb leaves as much sea glass as possible uncovered so that its wearer may easily experience the unique sensation of touching it. She also buys and sells genuine sea glass in lots of more than 100 pieces, along with "specimen glass," individual pieces of genuine sea glass that are too large for jewelry, but make eye-catching displays.

Jereb also sells a line of craft-glass creations under the name of "Fanta Sea Glass™." "We're very up-front about the origin of our Fanta Sea Glass and clearly identify it as artificially made," Jereb explains "Craft glass fills a niche in the market by providing buyers with an easily affordable alternative to the increasing prices of genuine sea glass. As an example, a pair of blue earrings in genuine sea glass can cost $70; in the rare red colors, they can sell for $200. But a pair of Fanta Sea Glass earrings in similar colors and sizes cost only about $25. "Remember, it's very difficult to find genuine sea glass in colors, frostings, sizes and shapes that are suitably matched for use in earrings. That's certainly not a problem with craft glass."

The issue of craft-glass disclosure was a big reason that Jereb, along with a sea glass dealer from California, founded the North American Sea Glass Association (NASCA) in 2005. Membership quickly expanded to include a group of authors and other sea glass dealers, along with numerous collectors. NASGA educates collectors and the general public about the characteristics and significance of genuine sea glass, provides commercial members with a code of business practice ethics, and emphasizes full disclosure on the craft glass issue. Each year, NASGA hosts a two-day Sea Glass festival with lectures, seminars and exhibits by nationally known sea-glass artisans, dealers, collectors, authors and photographers. The first two festivals were held in Santa Cruz, California. Nearly 2,000 people attended the 2008 event, which was held Oct 11-12 in Lewes, Delaware, just a ferry ride across Delaware Bay from Cape May, New Jersey. A highlight of the annual festival is the Shard of the Year Contest. A $1,000 prize is awarded to the collector who enters the rarest and most desirable piece of sea glass. The contest is judged by NASGA board members and now draws some 900 entries each year. The 2007 winner was Kathleen Jones of Colorado, who entered a large, well frosted, bright orange piece with deep surface hydration and alteration.

"Nearly a third of these contest entries are exceptional pieces." Jereb says. "And that shows how much top quality sea glass is still being found on the beaches." Yet, the beach supply of sea glass is declining for several reasons. The first is that the extent of our beaches, the only places to collect sea glass, is finite. Secondly, with a growing population and soaring recreational use of beaches, collecting pressure is increasing rapidly.

Other factors also contribute to declining sea glass supply. Since the 1960s, plas tics, and in some cases aluminum, have steadily replaced glass in everything from automobile lights to containers for food, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, medicines, and household commodities. Also, concerns about environmental protection have resulted in glass recycling, reduced littering, and more trash-collection facilities. Accordingly, in recent decades less glass litter-the origin of sea glass-has gone into the seasand environment. Other influences are the municipalities that rake beach sand to dean it, and the "renourishment' programs of dredging sand onto beaches to compensate for erosion.

"Together, this paints a classic picture of decreasing supply and increasing demand." Jereb notes. 'Sea glass prices have more than doubled in the past 10 years, and I expect them to double again in the next 10 years. Genuine sea glass was once sold by the pound or in large lots, but today it is more often sold by the individual piece."

For more information about sea glass

, contact Linda Jereb at By The Sea Jewelry, (772) S8I -0463. or visit her Web site, www.bytheseajewelry.com. Additional information can be found on the NASGA Web site, www.seaglassassociation.org.

Are You Ready to Wear most expensive Gems at the beach


Vogue

Gems

published: Vogue Magazine |07-09

5.

Mango Beads

. These unique silver core glass beads are all designed and hand made by Manda in her studio in Devon, using the finest Italian glass. Manda's technique of flame induced colour combinations give her beads and jewellery an (individual vibrancy and charm, making them especially appealing and distinctive. The beads are perfect as focal pieces or make a beautiful addition to any collection. A handful of exclusive beads are released on her web site each week. For more information visit www.mangobeads.co.uk or contact Manda on 01271 370057 or info@mangobeads.co.uk

6.

Gorgeous Gold

is an innovative yet timeless range of jewellery that celebrates the allure of gold. The range comprises 8 collections each with their own distinctive style. A combination of Yellow, White and Rose gold, with smooth shapes and delicate chain detail enhanced by sparkling gems because you deserve to be the star you are. Gorgeous Gold is available from selected Ernest Jones stores, and independent jewellers. To purchase online visit www.ernestjones.co.uk

7.

Lumoi. Lumoi is an on-line jewellery boutique

offering handmade pieces and bespoke designs made by Louise Hall. Inspired by the uniqueness of nature they transform creatively marked stones and precious metals into objects of beauty. Surround your wrist in black potato pearls & hematite with this funky handmade bracelet. A hematite horn shaped pendant hangs from the centre of the piece, with 2 sterling silver beads encrusted with cubic zirconia that really catch the light. Sections of sterling silver chain have been placed at irregular intervals breaking up the hematite and black potato pearls. They never produce more than 5 pieces of each design, with most of their lines being one of a kind so visit www.lumoi.com for their constantly " changing range or call 07092 898 317.

8.

Pamela Dickinson

is a leading jewellery designer who can turn your dreams into reality. Why not commission a unique piece? Showcased here is a chunky, sculpted platinum ring designed to incorporate the client's own diamond. Visit www.pameladickinson.com or call 01377 254186.

9.

Christopher Claire create delectable handmade jewellery

to suit you. Each piece is unique making them a wonderful gift or perfect for complimenting an outfit. The stunning piece featured here is made from Swarovski crystals and sterling silver. Sec their full range at www.christopherclaire.co.uk or contact them on 01984 632466 for further information on their bespoke service.

10.

Lucy Kemp. Exquisite handmade jewellery

using Fine Silver and Sterling Silver, all easily identified by the use of beautiful textures. Splashs of colour are added with the use of semi precious stones to create unique and wearable designs, once you own a piece you won't want to take it off! For more information visit www.lucykempjewellery.com.

11.

M&P LE MIE PERLE For this season

. M&P Le Mie Perle is proposing a stunning Yvel Ring in 18kt Yellow Gold and Diamonds with a central light blue Baroque South Sea Pearl. This unique ring is the ultimate in elegance and an absolute trendsetter. For further information on this seasons' full collection and prices please contact M&P Le Mie Perle on 01279 655451, email info@mp-lemieperle.com or visit www.mp-lemieperle.com

12.

Annamaria's striking designs

suit all styles and tastes. This delectable piece is titled The Season Ring and is made from 9 carat gold with multi coloured semi precious gem stones and diamonds. Visit her website www.annamarias.co.uk for her full range of captivating designs. Or call 07770865196 to discuss a truly bold bespoke commission.

13.

craftingold.com

Exquisite Bespoke Jewellery. They specialise in handmade fit-in wedding and engagement ring sets made in Gold or Platinum. To discuss your requirements. Call 01323 439333, email info@craftingold.com or visit www.craftingold.com

14.

Veronika Cugura Fine Jewellery

. The "Karolina" ring in white gold and diamonds is designed by Veronika Cugura. This ring is part of the collection called "Mysterieuses". For any further information, please contact them on info@veronikacugurajewellery.com or visit our website www.veronikacugurajewellery.com

15.

Bite Jewellery

. This piece is a striking multi-strand necklace using a mix of Freshwater Pearls, Mother of Pearl, Opalite and Tigers Eye cohesively strung together in different lengths. Executed with handcrafted Sterling silver. Find the rest of the Bite Jewellery range at www.bitejewellery.co.uk or contact them on 07792714093 design@bitejeweIlery.co.ulc

16- CJS Inspired Design presents

"Spirula" a fine gold and pearl necklace pendant from "Langkawi" collection (visit www.cjsinspireddesign.com). One of a selection of pieces by fine jewellery designer Clare Schooling. Clare will be holding an exhibition of inspirations and bespoke pieces of fine jewellery during Coutts London Jewellery week 10th-14th June, for your invitation please contact cjs@cjsinspireddesign.com

Jewelry artwork

fun and funky Jewelry perfect for summer

Gourageous Cara

by Denise Yezbak Moore

Jewelry Affaire | Autumn 2010

This design is fun and funky, perfect with jeans or a cocktail dress. It could be worn to a club, party, or work. I love to scour through the photos on Etsy to find a perfect focal point. The pieces I purchase are the items I cannot live without. This was the case with the Zoa Art pendant, key, and toggle clasp. These treasures are hand made from a Japanese metal alloy called Shibuichi, which is a combination of copper and silver (25-percent). Courageous Cara is a marriage of edginess with sophistication. The piece was inspired by my cousin Cara who, at the age of 37, courageously fought breast cancer with style and grace. Ultimately she won her battle.

TOOLS & MATERIALS

• Beads: Cherry Quartz faceted; brass, 4. mm

• Jump rings: 15 mm; 7V4 mm • Pliers: chain-nosed (2); round-nosed

• Wire cutters

• Wire: brass, 22g

• Zoa Arts heart pendant, toggle & key

TECHNIQUE

Cut two pieces of wire into 6-inch lengths. Using standard wire wrap, form a wire loop on each wire. String two quartz beads and two brass beads on each wire; bring together wires and string both wires through a single bead. Gently pull wires apart. String two brass beads and two quartz beads. Using standard wire wrap, form a wire loop on each wire. Repeat six times. Attach 15-mm brass jump ring to quartz wire wraps. Repeat three times on each side. After beaded chain is attached, connect heart pendant with brass jump rings. Using standard wire wrap, form a wire loop, string one bead, and complete wire loop. Using a 714-mm jump ring, attach to key between the teeth, add wire wrap, and close. Connect key on other side to beaded chain. Attach toggle. Denise Yezbak Moore's designs can be found at rustyroxx.com and etsy.com/shop/rustyroxx. For more information e-mail Denise at denise@rustyroxx.com.

LEANN

Denise Yezbak Moore is in love with Sari silk. It comes in bright beautiful colors or muted tones, and it's easy to use in a multitude of ways. Braid it, wrap it, chain it, make beads out of it - the possibilities are endless. When designing Leann, she wanted to create something simple yet elegant. The center piece features Chalcedony faceted drops with a dab of Vintaj brass. She then added

a charcoal strand of Sari silk.

The clasp is a Vintaj Natural Brass wing that was bent. Use a crimp tube with a loop; they fit really snug and you do not have to pass the wire back through the stones.

BETH'S BEAUTY

by Denise Yezbak Moore When you design jewelry for a magazine, you are usually designing two to three seasons in advance. It is hard to design for winter or fall when you are in spring. My statement necklace Beth's Beauty was designed in the spring. I fell in love with these Chinese ruby red crystal beads at a local bead show. I actually bought the gems in the winter but I was designing for summer at the time. So I put them away and waited until my fall/winter deadline hit.

TOOLS & MATERIALS

Beads: Chinese crystal, red

Box clasp Pliers: chain-nosed (2), round-nosed

Wire: 20-gauge, 28-gauge

Wire cutters

TECHNIQUE

This necklace is really fun and easy to make. Using 20-gauge wire, form a wire wrapped loop, and string desired length of beads; complete the wire wrapped loop. Repeat this process five times. Using 20-gauge wire, form a partial loop and connect all six strands; complete wrapped loop. String one red crystal and form a wrapped loop. Repeat on the other side of the necklace. Holding the necklace with two hands, gently twist. Using 28-gauge wire, secure wire at base of necklace and wrap randomly around stones three times. Connect box clasp.

Denise Yezbak Moore's designs can be found at rustyroxx.com and etsy.com/shop/ rustyroxx. For more information, visit Denise's blog at deniseyezbakmoore.blogspot.com.

Rihanna

Beach Jewelry

Photographed Rihanna for a new movie "Battleship"with ACACIA swimwear and summer Jewelry at Becca Beach

The Rhianna padleboarded wearing an Acacia bikini and style Gold Jewelry.

"She spent most of the day lying around on a board,"

Published:US Weekly 2012May 14 th Issues - 18pg

At the beach with PRADA Necklace

published:Foam magazine | SWIM ISSUE 2012

Reef swimwear with beach Jewelry

Foam magazine | 05 - 2011

Kate davis jewelry

kate davis jewelry: Bracelets Perfect Summer Style

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Kelsey Miller Photographed at Beach with handmade jewelry made with love for summer in Hawaii. Jewelry designs: kelseynicolemiller.com | blog

Lapis silver-platet earrings. Apeace Treaty, $ 180; apeacetreaty.com

published: In Style" June 2012/206pg

Michaela Kocianova in Press, Necklace and Earring

Published: Vogue Italia | June 2012

colored Style Baubles - Palm Beach Mag

published: 12-2011

Jennifer Merchant Design

(www.jennifermerchantdesign.com)

Colorful Layered acrylic chain link necklace - amazing choice for summer romance

Jennifer Merchant Design in Press

published :Delta Sky Magazine | April 2012

Clipping:

7. Minneapolis-based Jennifer Merchant specializes in art deco- and contemporary art-inspired jewelry.
Layered acrylic bangle with Trillion channel set stone, $395. jennifermercharitdesign.com

LEATHER BRACELETS - looking cool in hot

PUBLISHED:Allure June 2011

LEATHER BRACELETS

WE'LL BE REACHING FOR STACKABLE LEATHER BRACELETS THIS SUMMER-A LESS FORMAL RIFF ON THE HERMES CAPE COD WATCH. WITH ITS CLEAN- CUT. WRAPAROUNO STRAP. WE LIKE THEM BEST AS A MISMATCHED JUMBLE PILED THREE OR FOUR DEEP ON THE WRIST: STAMPED LEATHER NEXT TO PLAIN. RUGGED LEATHER NEXT TO POLISHED, WIDE NEXT TO SKINNY AND AN ASSORTMENT OF NATURAL SHADES FROM BEIGE TO BLACK, THAT SAID, CHOOSE STRICTLY POLISHED PIECES TO WEAR AT WORK. MORE WORN-IN LEATHER IS A BIT TOO CASUAL.

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