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