Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Very Special Custom Gift - Jade wire-wrapped bracelets with double-sided custom photo charms

I just made these jade wire-wrapped bracelets for a customer as a special gift to celebrate the adoption of her daughter from China through an organization called True Children's Home. A wonderful organization that aids in providing medical attention and helping with adoptions of abandoned chinese children. Please check out their website!!

These bracelets are wire-wrapped with a heavy gauge sterling wire and then closed with a sterling lobster clasp. Attached to the end jump ring is a double-sided circle charm with the True Children's Home logo on one side and a photo on the other side. These bracelets will be available shortly on my website for purchase and will retail for $50 each. I can wire-wrap a variety of beads which are shown on my website. The most popular is freshwater pearls. Please visit www.charmingmemories.etsy.com for more information!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

New - Custom Stamped and Photo Charm Necklace

New for the fall, a 1 inch stamped either sterling or copper disc and a circle photo charm across the front. The first necklace features a photo on a black lip circle Mother of Pearl Bead and a 1 inch sterling disc for $44.

The second necklace features a 1 inch copper disc with a silver-plated circle charm for $40.

Both necklaces come with a sterling ball chain available in three lengths 16, 18 and 20". All components are sterling.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Double-Dangle with Cream and White Custom Photo Tiles

Just added this to my etsy website. I had several requests for this custom item which is a variation on my double-dangle necklace, using cream/white tiles accented by swarovski crystal rondells and pearls. Instead of the simple jump ring, the tiles attach to the main chain by a sweet swarovski rondell and pearl toggle. You can purchase it on my website for $47. Also available in pink or blue tiles.

Cropping Example - Circle Crop

I get many questions about whether or a not a photo would be good for a certain shape. One of the hardest to predict is the circle charms. The subject in the photo needs to have some room all around their faces in order to fit this type of shape. I'm including an example of a photo that I used for a circle tile for bookmarks and the proof and final product for you to see below:

Original Photo

Photo Proof for Tile

Final Photo on Tile in Color and B&W

Monday, July 13, 2009

Custom Orders - New Items

I just made some really special custom items for a photographer friend of mine. They will not be listed on my website, but if you are interested in any of these items, please feel free to contact me.

Sterling Circle Charm necklace with 1" stamped disc behind the photo.

Double-Strand Necklace with Pearls and Smoky Topaz Quartz stones

30" Snake Chain Lariat with Sterling Double-sided Photo Charm

Double-Dangle Necklace with Two Double-sided Sterling Charms
accented with Pearls, Swarovski Crystal and Smoky Topaz Quartz

Back side of the above Double-Dangle Necklace

Black-Lip Mother of Pearl Bracelet with Hill Tribe Silver

This is my newest Mother of Pearl Photo Bracelet made with Black Lip Coin Beads and accented with Hill Tribe Silver Hammered Circles. It's even more beautiful when you see it. This bracelet measures about 7.5 inches and works best with Black and White photos. The photos are sealed onto these beads. Each bead is about a 16mm circle. The beads are sealed and the bracelet is durable and fashionable. The photos are on one side of the bead, so as it flips over, you see the beauty and shimmer of the Black Lip Pearls. I will be listing this item on my website in the fall. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Triple Charm Necklace - Special Custom Order

Back-side of the charms

Front Side of the charms

This necklace was a custom order for Desiree in celebration of her three beautiful children. It is three double-sided on a heavier flat oval chain with large sterling beads in between. Desiree has been just wonderful to work with and I've gotten to know her personally through this order and will be working with her more in the future. The middle charm is in memory of her son Conner who passed away early due to Tay Sachs Disease. Desiree has worked tirelessly since then to spread information and awareness about Tay Sachs as well as help other babies in Hospice. To learn more about Tay Sachs, please visit her website at: www.connersway.com.

Monday, May 4, 2009

NEW - Mother of Pearl Necklaces


After a lot of research, I am launching my new Mother of Pearl Photo Jewelry line. This is a very unique look. The tiles can be one-sided and show off the beautiful mother of pearl bead on the back side, or a second photo can be placed on the back. The tiles are accented by sterling bali beads and bails or a plain sterling tube slider bail as shown in the top photo. I had two sizes, a smaller 15mm square or larger 18mm square. Your photo can be in color or B&W.

You also have your choice of a black leather cord, a ball chain or my standard sterling cable chain.

As with all of my jewelry, these items are durable and water resistant. If you have any questions, please email me at charmingmemories@comcast.net

I will be listing these on my website charmingmemories.etsy.com in just a few days.

Small 15mm Square MOP Tile on a leather cord
all sterling findings $42

Large 18mm square tile on a bead chain
All sterling findings $45

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mother of Pearl Charms - Sneak Peak

This is a sneak peak at my new mother of pearl photo charms that will be coming out soon. This bracelet was for my mom for Mother's Day. It is very unique in that the photo is on one side of the bead so that as it flips around you will still see the beauty of the mother of pearl bead. It is accented by daisy beads and faceted garnets. I placed a photo of each of my mom's grandchildren on each bead. This will retail at approximately $80.

I will have more mother of pearl photo items coming very soon.

Jewelry Buying Guide - Charm Sizes

Clay Tile Charm Sizes

Sterling Charm Sizes

I've had lots of questions regarding the sizes of my charms. These two photos show the sizes that I currently have available. There are more to come!!

Four Dangles - Custom Necklace

I created this unique necklace for a customer who had three triplets and an older child. It's very unique in that is essentially a double-dangle necklace with a charm on either side. If you have an idea, I can create it for you.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Triple-Dangle with Cream/white Tiles and Swarovski Crystals

I've started working with many photographers and here is necklace designed by a great photographer in Florida. You might start to see my jewelry offered by some photographers in your area. However, the prices may vary slightly from what I offer on my website!!

This necklace features three cream/white tiles accented with swarovski crystals and rondells. Where the three chains connect is another swarovski rondell and two pearls. A very unique design.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Triple Dangle Necklace

Square tiles and sterling beads
Square tiles with sterling beads

Round Tiles with swarovski rondells and pearls

I've had so many requests for this necklace, that I'm adding it to my regular collection. For those of you, like me, with three kids, this is the necklace for you. My double-dangle necklace gets a lot of attention whenever it's worn. This necklace features three tiles, accented with either semi-precious beads or swarovski crystal rondells and pearls. It retails for $45.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy New Year!!

It was a great Holiday Season for me and I made some beautiful custom orders during the Holidays. After a bad computer crash, I'm slowing restoring my photos of these orders and I'll be uploading them over the next few weeks. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding these items.

This is my simple oval tile bracelet with wire-wrapped black onyz beads.

Two large square photo tiles attached to the toggle of a pearl wire-wrapped bracelet.

Cream and white circle tiles accent this pearl wire-wrapped bracelet.
More Photos coming soon!!