Tuesday, August 12, 2008

This is "African Royalty". I used African trade beads when I made it, along with a lot of glass and gemstones, not to mention metal beads too. What do you think? Did I name it right?
Like I said before this is one beautiful stone! This time I set it with hematite. It just makes it stand out even more.
I just love the color of coral! The coral and copper on this necklace reminds me of warm night in that sexy dress with that great someone!
This was a joy to make! Since my husband and I both play guitar I used Elixir guitar strings (only the finest!) to do some of the wire wrapping. The stones are a mix of turquoise and deep purple crystals.

Monday, August 11, 2008

These adjustable Chinese tile bracelets are some that I made after I received one from a friend of mine who is Chinese. She gave me one that was from where she was born, so these are the American version of the one I received.
This is one necklace and earrings set I made with various gemstones and beads and a sterling silver bail that I think is gorgeous. The bail is holding one of the most beautiful turquoise donuts I have ever seen!
This is an adjustable cord necklace with a Chinese Zodiac coin suspended from it topped with a carved cinnabar bead. I loved making this necklace, because I love the Chinese culture so much. This just has a special feel to it. What do you think?
The color, that's the most important part to me when I look at a piece for the first time. It has to speak to me. If I get drawn to it because the color speaks to me, then that's a real good start!
These are just so easy to put on and adjust to any length. They are such versatile necklaces!
These adjustable gemstone necklaces are some of my favorite items to make, and some of my best sellers.

The iridized glass winged beads with the red jade in the middle on this one gives this guy a lot of weight. It really feels good on your wrist.

I've always loved copper and black together. There's just something about those two colors that always looks great!

I love the color combination in this one. The soft blue just glows surrounded by the black thread. The large red bead in the middle is a piece of red jade. I think the red jade really is the crowning piece, what do you think?

Now talk about vibrant! This beauty has all those fall colors just screaming at you. I just love the intense hues in this one. Don't forget, if you want to know where you can get any of these or have any questions just email us at crywnd@yahoo.com and we can assist you with anything you need there.
These three beautiful bronzite stones are all you need when you see this guy up close. The texture and detail in these stones is exquisite! This is a stone with intense brown, black and gold hues.

These unisex bracelets were popular in the 70's and their back in style! I always knew those days would come back! This was a time and a style near and dear to my heart, so you can imagine how I feel about all things hippie. I love making them! Let me know if you have any great ideas for new bracelets or necklaces. I would love to hear them!

My "Chi" bracelets have always been a fun and comfortable piece of jewelry to wear. They go with everything! And being loaded with all those gemstones, glass, metal and wood, they can't help but bring all the good chi in your direction when you wear them. What do you think?

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Winds Of Change!

Crystal Wand has gone through some big changes in the last couple years, and we plan on letting everyone in on all of our excitement. Things are gearing up in our glass studio and we are looking forward to having the new area open soon to start our new session of classes coming up. We will keep every one posted on our progress as the space gets nearer to completion.

The jewelry shop will be expanding its designs soon with the purchase of a kiln and has had many requests for classes. Since the space in that area is also limited we are working on a remedy to that situation and hope to provide classes with very limited seating, in the near future.

Don't forget we want to hear your comments, suggestions or ideas anytime you want to tell us. Just let us know how we're doing. So like we say in the shop, until next time we'll keep
"kick'n ass with glass!"

Yes! Crystal Wand Creations has changed their name!

Yes, Crystal Wand Creations has changed their name, but they have not changed the quality of the product they produce or the service they give. We still offer the same beautifully handcrafted and meticulously designed stained glass and jewelry as we always did. We invite you to give us your comments, suggestions and ideas on ways we can improve our websites, or ideas for new stained glass or jewelry pieces, or comments, suggestions and ideas on anything you feel necessary to talk about. Whatever it is, we would like to hear what you have to say! Do you like what you see? Can we do better? What would you like to see? What type of stained glass appeals to you the most? Do you like the jewelry? What style of jewelry appeals to you the most? You get the picture, now tell us what you think!