Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Giveaway results!

... and the winner of our Christmas Giweaway is ... Maegan Morin   !

Her comment 74 was chosen as a winner by generator:

Congrats to the winner and thank you for participation, everyone!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Beaded Christmas Ornament Covers (2 more)

A few more Christmas Ornament Cover:

Blue Snowflake

Golden Christmas Ornament Cover

Do you want to see more? Come here!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas giveaway!!! Turquoise Necklace - Closed

It’s the month of December. Christmas is right around the corner – it’s the lovely time of the year,
the time for giving and sharing of gifts with family and friends. That’s why I offer you this beautiful giveaway right before the Holidays!

I will also add extra christmas goodies, but that is a surprise you will get to see only when you unwrap your goodie package.

To win:

Mandatory entry: 
Visit my shop, browse around, and leave a comment here telling me what your favorite item is! Make sure to include your email address or a way to contact you if you win!

Extra entries (make sure you leave a separate comment for each). Current fans are eligible!

1 entry:  Heart SFBeads Etsy shop and leave a comment here with your Etsy username.

1 entry: Follow my blog publicly and leave a comment here. You can follow by clicking follow in the right sidebar.

1 entry: Become a fan of Sparkling Fantasy on Facebook and leave a comment here.

1 entry: Blog about this giveaway and leave a link here.

1 entry: Follow Me on Twitter and leave a comment here.

1 entry: Tweet about this giveaway and leave a link here.

The giveaway will end at midnight eastern time on Saturday, December 10.

The winners will be chosen by on December 11. The winner will be announced here and he or she will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address. If a winner cannot be contacted or does not respond, another winner will be chosen after 48 hours.

Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry. The more entries you post, the more chances you have to win!

This giveaway is open worldwide.

Have fun and good luck everyone :-)))

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Turquoise - December birthstone

"If cold December gave you birth
The month of snow and ice and mirth
Place on your hand a turquoise blue
Success will bless whate'er you do."

In many cultures of the Old and New Worlds, Turquoise has been esteemed for thousands of years as a holy stone, a bringer of good fortune or a talisman. It really does have the right to be called a 'gemstone of the peoples'. The oldest evidence for this claim was found in Ancient Egypt, where grave furnishings with turquoise inlay were discovered, dating from approximately 3000 BC. In the ancient Persian Empire, the sky-blue gemstones were earlier worn round the neck or wrist as protection against unnatural death.

Giving a piece of jewelry containing a birthstone gem will bring the wearer with good luck and protection.

If you like these jewelry you can buy them here

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Chainmaille Necklace Of Circles

 This gorgeous necklace incorporates both beautiful Carnelian beads and stunning chainmaille weave. The weave is called a Persian and it was done using silver plated and gold plated jump rings. Sometimes it is hard to believe that it is made of individual rings rather than long pieces of wire.

Necklace is 18" long.

The pictures can't capture the beauty of this necklace, you really need to get this one home and then you can fully appreciate it.

If you like the Necklace, you can buy it here

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Etsy SALE!

 I am holding a Black Friday / Cyber Monday Etsy SALE that will let you save 20% on all my items. So if you've been thinking about picking up a handmade jewelry piece (or tutorials) for your or as a gift, now is the time to celebrate and take advantage of savings. 
Plus, everybody who spends $50 and more gets a free gift from me (value up to $10).

Coupon Details: To save 20%, simply use coupon code BLKFR20 during the checkout process at
Discount coupons will become active on November 25 at 5am and will expire November 28th at midnight.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Free Tutorial: Rainbow Earrings

The holiday season can be overwhelming and stressful. Release some of that stress by making some pretty jewelry projects for yourself and for your loved ones! Making jewelry gifts for those you care about is a fantastic way to show off your creativity and make everyone happy - including your wallet :-)))
Today, I would like to share how to make simple beautiful earrings. 

You will need:

·  Jump rings 6mm (OD), 18ga multicolored (8 different colors, 6 rings of each color)
·  2 silver ear wire
·  Jumpring tool, opener and closer
·  2 chain nose pliers

 1). Get two ear wires. Then, get 6 rings of each color and put the same color in one row, as shown in the picture. (Photo1)
2). Pick up one ear wire, and open the loop connected to the bottom of the ear wire. Put 3 red rings on the loop, and then close the loop. (Photo2)
3). Take the middle red ring and open it. Put 3 pink rings on to the middle red one, and then close the red ring. (Photo3)
4). Take the middle pink ring and open it up. Put 3 gold rings into the opened pink ring and then close the pink ring. (Photo4)

5). Take the middle gold ring and open it. Put 3 yellow rings into the opened gold one, and then close the gold one (Photo5) 
6). Take the yellow middle ring and open it. Put 3 green rings into the opened yellow one, and then close the yellow one. (Photo6)
7). Take the middle green ring and open it. Take 3 dark green rings and put them into the green one, and then close the green ring. (Photo7)        
8). Take the middle dark green ring and open it. Put 3 blue rings into the opened dark green ring, and then close the dark green ring. (Photo8)       

9). Take the middle blue ring and open it. Put 3 purple rings into the opened blue ring, and then close the blue ring. You have just finished an earring! (Photo 9)
10). Repeat steps 2-9 to make your second earring! (Photo10)

Using this technique and different materials you can create different earrings.

Good Luck!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Red Christmas Ornament Cover

For me, as for many people, decorating the house and Christmas trees with ornaments is one of the most enjoyable ways to capture the magic and excitement of the holidays.
I made another Christmas ornament cover:-)))

The great thing about ornament covers is that if your ornament breaks 
you can easily place the cover on another ornament! These covers 
fit on ornaments with approximately a 3 inch diameter.

If you like the Red Christmas Ornament Coveryou can buy it here

Friday, November 11, 2011

Black and Silver Seed Beads Lace Necklace

Another beaded lace necklace, just in a different color.
This necklace is so dramatic and stylish with a hint of romance.

It can be worn for a special occasion or to dress up jeans.

This necklace was made using a netting stitch technique, which is a form of off-loom bead weaving using a needle and thread. As with all of my pieces, this necklace is securely hand stitched, bead by bead, on braided fireline thread. This piece should provide years of wear


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