You can make stunning bead pendants with old European beads that you no longer want to display on your charm bead bracelet. This is a really cool way to display glass or crystal large hole charm beads.
These affordable pendants are made from high quality brass and plated with a thick coat of precious rhodium. A striking and elegant addition to your European Bead jewelry collection.
Stunning Bead Pendants
Everyone knows that you can only put so many European beads on a bracelet, so why let unused beads sit in a jewelry box?
These bead pendants will hold those beads that have been cast aside! Bead pendants work best with decorative glass or crystal.
The Liberty Bell, with its distinctive crack, has long been one of the important symbols of freedom and liberty in the United States.
This 4th of July, imagine the tolling of the bell to proclaim liberty through the land! Listen to hear what it might have sounded like!
This highly detailed sterling silver Landmark bead is a perfect souvenir and addition to Patriotic or travel theme European bead bracelets for women.
This extraordinary bead has a large smooth hole and is compatible with all European charm bead bracelets including Chamilia, Troll and PANDORA bracelets. This makes a really unique gift idea for women!
The Liberty Bell crack was not always there, but was noticed sometime in the early 19th century. There are several stories about how and why the crack formed, and it was recast and repaired until a second crack developed. That is when the bell was silenced.
This iconic symbol of the American spirit of freedom has been used for many purposes over the years and was even on tour throughout the country in earlier years.
Now the Liberty Bell rests, but it will always remain a symbol of liberty for all, through out the land!
Search Etsy for CIJ or ChristmasinJuly and you will find many shops involved in this summertime sale with special deals for shoppers! Even if you can’t buy now you can always bookmark the shop and return later!
I have been asked many times about where to find Kumihimo supplies, which is a braiding technique that is often incorporated into jewelry designs.
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What is Kumihimo braiding?
Roughly translated, this Japanese form of braiding means “braided cord” or “gathered thread”. It was used in ancient times for many purposes, but most notably by the samurai as a functional and decorative way to lace their armor.
These beautiful and complex braids are made accessible to modern jewelry designers with the help of easy-to-use foam disks, spool-taming bobbins and other convenient tools.
Kumihimo braids can be made with traditional silk thread or any other favorite cord. A variety of kumihimo patterns are available, from simple to complex, to make your unique jewelry designs stand out from the rest!
These braids can be embellished with beads and findings to enhance their beauty on necklaces or bracelets and to fasten them securely.
My Ebay premium store renewal date recently arrived, below are 3 reasons why I decided to downgrade my Ebay premium store to a basic store.
Beads and jewelry components used to sell on Ebay like mad! I was always very busy selling and making money on Ebay in my Ebay store. I did this successfully for over 12 years, and had lots of fun selling on Ebay.
But increased rules for Ebay sellers have made it not such a fun and friendly place to do business anymore.
Why I downgraded my Ebay premium store
Ebay is overcrowded – For my main product and category, a quick look shows 350,000 listings on Ebay as opposed to approximately 51,000 on Etsy.
DSRs (Detailed Seller Ratings) and Defects – I was not against the Ebay DSR until the recent inclusion of defects and making sellers responsible for the post office or delivery services. Additionally, if a buyer asks a question it’s a potential defect automatically. You are much better off if the buyer does not contact you, which is totally backwards since communication is a big part of relationship building with customers.
Ebay slow sales – Over the past few years the sales volume has rapidly declined, either from the overcrowding or the newest skewed search engine.
In my humble opinion
There is no point in paying premium Ebay store fees for sub-premium sales, while also being held responsible for things I can’t control (a shipping business and customer questions).
I did not wake up one day and suddenly decide to make this change, it was made gradually over the past few years as I watched my Ebay sales decrease while my Etsy shop and my independent website had growth.
Do I really need the Ebay store anymore?
Yes, I want to keep a presence there since some customers really enjoy making online purchases via Ebay. My Ebay listings will be a small portion of my top-selling items or recently found “treasures”.
Perhaps with a smaller store inventory I will be able to figure out the Cassini search engine and implement changes that will work better for the future.