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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Your Birthstone by Month

A birthstone is usually a gemstone that signifies the month of birth and tend to be extremely special and personal possession for the individual that wears it. Did you know that each month of the year has more than one birthstone, and each symbolize a distinct quality or character? Here is the list of birthstones by month, the corresponding zodiac sign and the character that symbolize the birthstone.


Monday, August 12, 2013

Sterling Silver Alphabet Necklace - Personalize your Necklace

Adorable pure sterling silver letters make this basic and stylish necklace featuring a dainty delicate sterling silver chain and a tiny little alphabet of your choice. A wonderful gifting choice to your friends and family or as a forever go-to necklace that will remain timeless. Layer with other longer necklaces in your collection or wear it alone to show some personal style! Now available at Sparkle Chains.

Wear alone or layer with longer necklaces

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Personalized Silver Necklaces from Sparkle Chains

These tiny sterling silver filled pendants are perfect for your everyday wear with a personalized alphabet hand stamped on it. Lightweight and radiant on catching light, these thin disc and rectangle pendants are hung on sterling silver chain at 16 inches in length. Take a look, or shop at Sparkle Chains! Choose from two styles of fonts - the stylized italics uppercase or the Calligraphy Uppercase!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Chic Black Necklaces to match your Little Black Dresses!

Effortlessly chic, Little Black Dresses are a must have in every woman's closet. Keep a sexy strapless one for an elegant night out with your partner on your anniversary and a more conservative one ready for those formal traditional and less personal occasions.

To bring the whole outfit together, I have several gorgeous chic black necklaces in my boutique that pair well with your favorite black ensemble. Some of my latest designs are the Black Teardrop Pendant Necklace and the Gold- Black Onyx Necklace. Click on images or to shop page on top right to check out more images and description.

Black Teardrop Pendant Necklace, at Sparkle Chains
Gold Black Evening Necklace at Sparkle Chains
Chic Triangle Cut Black Necklace at Sparkle Chains

Friday, May 31, 2013

June Sale! 5% off all sparkling necklaces

Here is a fabulous sale in my shop - enjoy a 5% off any necklace over $19.00 using coupon SAVESUM
Ends June 7 2013.

Here is a new lariat necklace I designed in gold fill chain featuring a milky white glass crystal and a veined leaf drop. In store now at Sparkle Chains.

Modern Lariat Necklace at Sparkle Chains

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Elegant New Necklaces for Summer

Who does not love an anchor pendant? Here is my latest necklace with a sweet 14K gold fill chain for everyday wear or gifting.

Anchor Necklace in Gold from Sparkle Chains

I love wearing this necklace on a sunday afternoon for a casual stroll around the park or exploring a new beach town. The nautical theme is perfect for beach inspired vacations and getaways.

Another one of my favorite new necklaces in shop is this Forest Green Silver Necklace that would accessorize so well with a simple white dress for a summer party.
Forest Green Silver Necklace from Sparkle Chains

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tutorial : Colorful Stackable Bracelet Bangles

The warmer days are coming up in the bay area, and everyone is happy and cheerful, why not make some easy DIY bangle bracelets to match the mood of spring/summer? You can make these using leftover beads, crystals, anything you like and basically stack them up according to your style and preference. These are bracelets that are made from memory wire. Here is a peek at some that I made recently and have been wearing all the time!

Stackable Easy to Make Memory Wire Bracelets
Okay, now for how to make these cuties, you will need:

  • Standard bracelet size stainless steel silver plated memory wire (I got mine from Fire Mountain Gems)
  • Memory wire cutters (NEVER use any other cutters to cut memory wire, the steel wire will damage  regular cutters)
  • Round nose pliers (for making loops at the ends)
  • Beads/crystals of your choice (here, I used enough blue crystal bead assortment to complete three  full circles/coils)
  •  some bead dangles/charms for the ends (optional)
  • 2 jump rings for dangling the charms at the ends.
Supplies for this project

Now, memory wire is a snug coil wire made of tempered steel that holds it shape and fits any wrist. You simply coil the bracelet layer after layer and wear it that way. Here, I am making a bracelet with three full coils.

Step1: Cut approximately three full coils from the memory wire coil using memory wire cutters. These cutters are specially designed to cut memory wire only, hence use these and not your regular wire cutters. I got my memory cutters from Fire Mountain Gems.

Three coils removed using memory wire cutters from the main coil stock.

Step 2 : Make a simple loop at one end of the cut memory wire using round nose pliers.
loop at one end of the wire

Step 3: Start adding beads of your choice through the non-loop end of the wire. Here, I used a mix of blue-green crystals to make a bohemian themed bracelet.
add beads of choice

Step 4: When there is about a half inch of free wire left at the end, make the second loop with round nose pliers, similar to the one you make earlier. Now you have a two opposite ended looped  bracelet with beads!
Stop adding beads when you have half inch left of the wire
make a loop at this end similar to the previously made loop
Step 5: Add Charms/Dangles to the looped ends. This step is optional, you can go ahead and wear the bracelet without charms but if you like some playful ends to the bracelet, it is fun to add clusters of beads or charms for a cuter finish.

The finished Bracelet with Three Coils & Dangles at the ends
Voila! The bracelet is ready to wear - accessorize these for parties, events or stacking several up for a stylish look! This is also a great way to use up leftover beads from a crafting project or making kids bracelets in several colors.