Bridal hair accessories handmade just for you!

Bridal hair accessories handmade just for you! Crystal bobby pins and sparkles for hair are now available in my Etsy Shop.

I have been making jewelry for years, and never even thought about hair accessories until recently. Most of my life I have had short hair and really didn’t use bobby pins, hair clips or hair combs.

Swarovski crystal bobby pins
Made to order Swarovski Crystal bobby pins

Bridal Hair Accessories

Pretty crystals or gemstones on bobby pins are beautiful in wedding hairstyles, updos, etc. Check out all the bobby pins in my Etsy store. They are also great for parties, unique gifts for little girls, stocking stuffers and more.

Bride hair pieces with floral sprays of pearls and crystals are just gorgeous! My new passion!

Flower hair comb with Swarovski pearl and crystal
Swarovski pearl and crystal hair comb with flower

I have noticed that quite a few wedding hair combs or hair decorations come from overseas. I have started learning to make these beautiful sprays and hair combs as well. Made right here is the USA.

So if you are looking for hair accessories please check out my selections! Let me know what you think ūüôā

 

Pearl earrings that won’t break the bank

Pearl earrings that won’t break the bank are¬†a great investment for the future because they never go out of style. They also won’t drain you piggy bank!

Pearl Earrings
Sterling silver and freshwater pearl earrings $30

 

Timeless pearl earrings

Several years ago I had the opportunity through The Artisan Group¬ģ to submit these delicate sterling silver freshwater pearl earrings to the wardrobe stylist of the ABC TV series “Scandal” for consideration of use in the upcoming season.

Freshwater-Pearl Earrings

To be honest I had never seen this TV show, so I watched several episodes that were on Netflix.

The clothing and jewelry were very conservative, so I made these dainty earrings to submit. I never heard if they were ever used on the show, but I continue to sell them because of their timeless beauty.

Perfect for all occasions including weddings, business attire, church, etc. These can be purchased on my website ($30.00)

They can also be found for purchase in my Etsy Shop.

Discount large hole beads that fit Pandora, Troll or Chamilia

Discount large hole beads that fit Pandora, Troll or Chamilia style bracelets are available in many places today. But in many cases you get what you pay for: cheaply manufactured beads.

Recently I was able to acquire some Carlo Biagi beads store inventory from someone who went out of business. I am able to discount these high quality large hole beads because they were on display, handled, slid around on racks, etc.

Discounted store sample beads
Store sample discount beads

Discount large hole beads

These discount large hole beads have never been owned but collected dust and tarnish on display counters. I have been cleaning them up, photographing and listing them at discounted prices.

I thought I would tell everyone about this on my blog as another way to get the message out.

I am auctioning some of these beads on ebay and also have created a new “Discounted” section on my website.

I will be adding more over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for these great deals on beads that will fit the popular PANDORA, Chamilia, Troll bracelets and other similar European styles.

These large hole beads are also great choices for jewelry making with popular paracord or leather.

Each listing will have the approximate measurement of the bead, hole size and whether or not there is threading inside the bead.

Check these out these great deals here Ebay Auctions or Discounted section on website.

Style definition for Etsy listing attributes

Here you will find a style definition or guide for each of the style types that are optional attributes in the sell on etsy form.

They used to drive me crazy! There used to be like 50 of them and I didn’t know or remember most of them! Thankfully with the new updates there are only like 11 styles so they are much easier to remember.

Sometimes I still have to look them up though, so I decided to make this style definition list.

According to Etsy these styles are optional and not necessary, but when you are trying to be found on and improve sales on Etsy every thing counts!

Style definition for Etsy listing form

  1. Art Deco  Рrich colors, geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation
  2. Art Nouveau ¬†–¬†curved lines, flowery
  3. Avant Garde  РExperimental & innovative designs
  4. Boho ¬†– Bohemian gypsy “floaty” style clothes, boots, folksy
  5. Brutalist – This must be based on the Brutalist architecture which emerged in the 1950s-1970s. From the French word ‘brut’ which meant raw, and was mainly unornamented concrete made to project a feeling of strength.
  6. Celtic – There isn’t a really good definition of this style, but generally this art has a lot of spirals, swirls, triskelles. Typically from Ireland, Britain and Scotland.
  7. Edwardian РVery similar to Victorian style however clothing was a little more relaxed and hem lines were shorter, this time period was very brief
  8. Gothic – From the European late middle ages where architecture was full of columns and the use of repetitive geometric shapes with flourish (thinking of a cathedral). The modern Goth is a sub-genre of Gothic styles and is mainly characterized with the use of all black clothing, nails, hair, etc. But it can be colorful using dark and dramatic hues.
  9. Mid Century –¬†Pure 1950s! Everything that was modern and clean lined in the 1950s. Soft colors such as lemon yellow, aqua, baby pink and sea green are used. There’s not much pattern but when there is it’s usually shaped like atoms, kidneys, arrowheads and boomerangs. Dior’s ‘new look’ (despite it being 1947!) and the TV show Mad Men are perfect examples. A lot of stuff that’s mid-mod is also called Eames era and atomic age.
  10. Minimalist –¬†following the mantra ‘less is more’, this is modern with the most simple terms. Natural materials, stainless steel, straight lines, smooth textures, functional. Minimalist style contains objects and fashion that does little more than serve it’s function, all adornment is shunned.
  11. Victorian – Anything modeled to the last half of the 19th century is ‘pure’ Victorian, with the high peak being 1860s – 1880s. Though the Victorians were mad for color, Victorian style now is usually the ornate, lace-and-beaded black-on-black that was popular in the 1880s – 1890s, with high button boots, lace cuffs and cameo jewelry.

If you are looking for a style that isn’t shown, then checkout this list¬†I came across on the Etsy forums, which has all 50 of the ones that used to be in the sell on etsy form. This list of attributes¬†was done by sparrowsalvage¬†several years ago, and I have incorporated some of her definitions also.

Tiger bead charms for bracelets

This Sterling Silver Tiger Bead from Carlo Biagi (UPDATE: This bead is sold out and no longer available making it officially extinct!) is the perfect charm for bracelets themed around a sports team, spiritual energies or for animal lovers. The large diameter hole has no threading and it is compatible with many popular bracelets.

Over the years this European charm has been very popular due to its symbolism of this ferocious animal.

Tiger bead charm
Carlo Biagi sterling silver Tiger bead (side view)

Tiger beads and symbolism

The tiger has always been an important symbol, and throughout history you see it’s influence in art, literature, or as a mascot.

Here are just a few interesting facts:

  • The tiger is the largest cat! For those of us who love cats, it is a dream to own such a huge kitty.
  • It is one of the animals in the Chinese Zodiac, the next year of the Tiger is 2022.
  • The Detroit Tigers football team was named after the nickname of the Detroit Light Guard Military Unit
  • There are 9 different sub species: three are extinct and the remaining six are endangered

This popular sterling silver bead is also on my bead “endangered list”. There are only a handful of these beads available and they will not be restocked. (UPDATE: This bead is sold out and no longer available making it officially extinct!)

If you are waiting for just the right time to buy this bead, then NOW would be the time. (When they are all gone, and officially extinct, I will update this page.)

To answer the most asked question – yes they will fit on PANDORA bracelets and are also compatible with Troll, Chamilia, and other trendy charm bead bracelets.

The bead hole is 5mm and is smooth (no threading) making them easy to slip on an off any bracelet chain.

Begal Tiger Glass bead
Carlo Biagi Murano Glass Bengal Tiger Stripe

This Murano glass bead is fashioned after the colors of the Bengal Tiger. Together these two beads are a great combo to represent this charismatic cat.

Vampire Diaries holiday gift guide for fans

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you make a purchase using these links.

Vampire Diaries holiday gift guide of items seen on tv that fans must have, especially those fans who dearly loved the character “Elena Gilbert” played by actress Nina Dobrev.

These highly sought after fan gifts seen below are my top choices for this popular tv show. Most of these handcrafted items were spotted being¬†worn by “Elena”.

Click each item below for more information or check out these other unique jewelry trends on Etsy.

Vampire Diaries gifts for fans

All of these unique handmade products were gifted to the wardrobe stylist of the CW Network series in a collaborative gift bag through an opportunity with The Artisan Group¬ģ.

Elena Gilbert hat TVD S4 e13
Elena’s hat in Season 4 episode 13

Elena’s Crocheted Newsboy Brimmed Hat¬†made by Hunky Dori Boutique, $34.00

Goddess bracelet worn by Elena Gilbert TVDS4
Elena’s triple wrap bracelet Season 4 Episodes 4 and 11

Elena Goddess Bracelet in Matte Gold made by Julie Ellyn Designs, $62.00

Celtic Necklace for men seen on TVD S4
Worn by Galen Vaughn, the Vampire Hunter in Season 4

Celtic Cross men’s necklace made by Loralyn Designs, $59.99

Elena's gold and silver earrings as seen in Season 5 episode 2
Elena’s Eternal Reflection earrings as seen in Season 5 episode 2

Eternal Reflection Sterling Silver Earrings made by Bead Lovers Korner, $35.00

Elena Gilbert Unisex bracelet seen on TVD S5 e9
Elena’s bracelet worn on Season 5 episode 9

Unisex Beaded Stretch Bracelet made by Rock And Hardware, $30.00

Elena Gilbert necklace TVD S5 e20 e21 e22
Elena’s necklace seen on TVD Season 5 episodes 20, 21, and 22

Labradorite Layered Stacking Necklace made by Fizz Candy, $99.00

Elena Gilbert necklace from TVDS6 finale
Elena’s blue crystal necklace seen on the Season 6 finale

Blue Frost Crystal Pendant Necklace made by Alyce n Maille, $45.00

Elena Gilbert earrings TVD S6 e2
Elena’s dangle earrings worn on Season 6 episode 2

Agate and Hematite Sterling Silver Earrings made by Sari Blue, $40.00

Enzo ring TVD S7 e22
Enzo’s statement ring as seen on Season 7 episode 22, and all throughout Season 8

Sterling Silver Statement Ring made by Kim Jakum Designs, $195.00

Bonnie necklace TVD S7 e10 e11
Bonnie’s necklace as seen on Season 7 episodes 10 and 11

Copper Wire-Wrapped Necklace made by Pillar of Salt Studio, $50.00

Leave a comment and tell me your favorite from this “Vampire Diaries” fan gift guide for the holidays.