BACK IN ACTION!!

So, ok!   The laptop has been rebuilt and I am back up and running, yay!  There are still some tweaks I have to make, but generally it’s 90% done.  It’s so nice to have a quick, well-disciplined laptop again.   But enough of that, today I want to promote some of my gorgeous, handmade lampwork jewelry because it’s 1 month until Valentine’s Day.

We’ll start with this pinkilicious lampwork heart necklace.  It adjusts from 18-20″ and the heart pendant is 1-1/2″ long.  The heart is artisan made and has exquisite detail.  The necklace part is composed of handmade white silvered lampwork rondelles and air bubbled glass encased rondelles, pink quartz gemstone rounds, river stone rounds, tiny ivory lampwork rondelles, bali silver bead caps, pendant slider bail and scrolled heart lobster claw clasp.  This is a really, really pretty necklace and the photo does not do it proper justice!

Next we have this rich, classy study in pale yellow and black.  This adjustable 15″ to 19-1/4″ OOAK designer lampwork necklace features a large, puffy handmade lampwork heart pendant that is 1-1/2″ long. The heart measures just over 1″ and its base color is black with pale yellow, brown and a hint of dove gray in the raku design. The necklace also has two 8mm bronzite rounds, two black with gray dotted rectangle beads, two pale citron yellow faceted czech beads,  black onyx rounds, fancy bali silver bumpy beads, bali silver round Celtic motif beads, fancy bali silver bead caps, bali silver bicones, bali silver serrated rings for the adjustable links and a fancy bali silver heart-shaped lobster claw clasp.   There is also a 1″ dangle at the end of the 8mm links that is made of a small 15mm black lampwork heart, a fancy bali silver end pin, a citron yellow faceted czech bead and fancy bali silver bead caps.

Last but not in the least is this ultra feminine, one of a kind designer handmade lampwork necklace featuring a pink, black and white with pink roses heart pendant, lampwork flower rounds and pink base bumpy ovals, black and pink foiled myuki delica seed beads, white quartz rounds, crystal crackle glass rounds, pink and black swavorski crystal bicones, bali silver bead caps, daisy spacers and a scrolled heart lobster claw clasp.  The necklace adjusts from 17″ to 19-1/4″ and the heart pendant is 2″ long.

If you’d like to see more of my handmade heart necklaces, here’s a quick link to them.  And don’t forget, I am still offering free shipping and everything is on sale.  Enjoy browsing, and happy shopping!!

TIME TO SHOP FOR LOVER’S DAY!!

So, it’s right around the corner – Valentine’s Day.  Now’s the time to shop so you get your order in time for the day of romance.  What to get, what to get…….  Looking for something special for someone special?  Take a look at these gorgeous, handmade artisan lampwork necklaces and pandora style jewelry- anyone who gets one of these will be more than thrilled!

‘ALL HEARTS DAY – FEB 14TH’ by CookalasHouseOfCards

Been hankering for a pretty piece of valentine’s day jewelry?


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$44.18

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$6.18

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$17.09

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW

‘LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!!!!’ by CookalasHouseOfCards

Snowmen have invaded my shop!!! Check out my Christmas themed Snowmen pandora/european stye beads, bracelets and watches!! Perfect for holiday giving at affordable prices!

 


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$13.99

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$2.75

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$18.49

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

BLACK FRIDAY SALES AND CHRISTMAS THEMED PANDORA STYLE BRACELETS IN THE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For gift giving these can’t be beat! All at affordable prices, and they make awesome stocking stuffers!! Need a bracelet for that party? Or to wear to the office during the holiday season? Look no further! 

Coming soon – snowmen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And right now – check out my Black Friday and Cyber Monday early bird sales on select handmade lampwork jewelry, viking knit bracelets, pandora style bead sets and bracelets and charms!!!!!  And don’t forget to use your coupons for additional savings!!!!!!


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Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR A SALE!!!!

I know!  I’ve been MIA again – and I must apologize.  But I’ve been up to my eyeballs in making Christmas goodies for all you Santa’s out there.  It’s a lot of work!  First I make up the items, then I take photos and then I have to list and write up descriptions.  It’s just very time consuming.  In the meantime, I still have to run the shop and take care of orders and questions, relist expiring listings (a lot of which I’m editing in better photos of), and I have to check and inspect deliveries and make purchases.  It’s a full-time job!  Sometimes I feel like I’m losing my mind because there’s so much to do!  And lately, I’ve just been too exhausted to write this blog though I really need to make more time for it!!  But anyway………..

I want to say my thanks, as is my custom, to all my wonderful customers – you’re all just the very best!  I really enjoy working with you all, and packing up your orders with as much care as possible.  I also want to express my thanks to all my fellow Etsian’s who have included my jewelry in their treasuries – if you have some spare time and like to look, these treasuries are awesome for getting gift ideas!  – take a minute to click on the links – and my thanks again to Galina, Olivia and Bonnie .

I have recently made some changes to my shipping charges – effective immediately every single shipped in the US will carry insurance.  I have recently taken a large hit for a few shipments that have been lost by USPS.  It’s to be expected that when you do not receive your order, you will end up filing a claim with your credit card carrier or paypal to seek reimbursement.  What many of you probably do not know is that I’m the one who loses.  Not only do I have to reverse (or pay back) the amount of the order, but I also have to lose the shipping charges and I lose the merchandise – and that hurts the shop in a very big way.  I am struggling in the most dire way right now because of REACT not allowing me to use the word  “Pandora” in my listings,  and I just cannot afford to take any more losses. 

But on a good note – I have just placed all bead sets and rhinestone charms on sale –  bead sets are now on sale for $2.99 to $5.99, and the rhinestone charms are 99 cents!!!  Now is the time to Christmas shop!!!  and especially so for those of you with coupons!!!!  Happy Shopping!!!!!

But before you go, here’s a quick Christmas preview treasury – this is just the start – I still have all the beads sets, themed bracelets and more charms to make!! (Like I said, it just NEVER ends!!)

‘Christmas Preview’ by CookalasHouseOfCards

New items in my shop and more to come! Christmas themed European/Pandora style jewelry and handmade lampwork charmdangles.  Why stress over traffic and crowded malls when you can shop from the comfort of your home?


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Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

OOAK Emerald and Amber Lampwork Necklace – Emerald and Taupe

This OOAK 20 inch handmade designer necklace is just absolutely beautiful and has a timeless appeal and design, and amber and emerald work so well together!

The large, organic artisan lampwork focal bead measures 1 x 3/4 inches and is adorned by 4 superb lampwork rondelles.

Adding yet more beauty to this piece are 5mm gold freshwater pearls, 6mm light amber rutilated quartz rounds, emerald 6mm Swavorski crystal bicones, 6mm emerald Czech glass faceted ovals, 6mm crystal rhinestone spacers, Tibetan silver bead caps, cones and hook and eye clasp.

The stunningly beautiful 8-1/4″ matching bracelet sports 4 of the same gorgeous artisan lampwork rondelles, and like the necklace it also has 5mm gold freshwater pearls, 6mm crystal rhinestone spacers, Tibetan bead caps, tube beads and hook and eye clasp.

I promise you that this set will look absolutely gorgeous gracing your neck and wrist.  Everyone will envy you when you wear this set, and you are sure to get lots of compliments and questions.

If you’d like to own either or both of these pieces, just click on its photo and you’ll go to its listing in my shop.

OOAK DESIGNER LAMPWORK JEWELRY SET – AUTUMN ROSE

This 16-19″ adjustable necklace is rich with the reds and browns of fall, but it can be worn year round.

It has a 2″ focal dangle at its center that is made of a fancy Bali gold plated end pin, a 12mm diameter lampwork flower, 6mm translucent glass rounds and 4mm Bali gold plated barrel spacer beads.  Centered around that four ½” diameter lampwork flower beads that have garnet bases sorrounded by clear glass with a hint of deep green that encases red/orange and white flowers. Between them are four root beer colored 11mm wavy lampwork discs, Bali gold plated filigree bead caps, flower motif bead caps and 4mm gold plated barrel beads, 6mm bronzite gemstone beads and a Bali gold plated hook and eye clasp.

The companion bracelet is adjustable 7″ to 8-/14″ and has a 1″ lampwork flower as its focal bead.  On each side of it are ½” diameter dark brown lampwork rondelles, 6mm Bali gold plated reticulated beads, 6mm red carnelian gemstone beads, fancy Bali gold plated bead caps, 4mm Bali gold plated bicone beads and a lobster claw clasp.  There is a 1-1/2″ dangle at the clasp to weight the bracelet so it stays properly positioned on your wrist that is made of a ½” diameter clear ruby red lampwork rondelle, a 13mm Bali gold plated fancy bead, Bali gold plated bead caps and end pin, and a 6mm bronzite gemstone bead.

Last but no way in the least, the vibrant companion earrings measure 1-3/4″in length  and have ½” diameter red flower lampwork beads, 6mm red carneilan gemstone beads, 6mm dark brown glass beads and Bali fancy gold plated end pins. The ear wires are high quality gold vermeil.

All together, these three gorgeous pieces make an awesome set – classy, rich and guaranteed to get noticed.

Want to see more like this?  click below
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CookalasHouseOfCards?section_id=6116386SHOP

OOAK DESIGNER JEWELRY SET – “BLUE WAVES”

This 20″ OOAK designer necklace is the perfect summer necklace with its cool, blue and shimmery sparkles. The handmade, artisan lampwork pillows look like blue waves, and definitely remind me of the ocean surf.

Three blue wave lampwork pillows are set off by freshwater pearls, Swavorski crystal bicones, Bali silver lanterns,tube beads and clasp, and rhinestone spacers.

The 8″ matching bracelet is the perfect companion to the necklace, and is strung with the same elements and findings.  It’s also very lightweight on your wrist, perfect for hot summer days.

Last but not least, the 2″ earrings complete the set – and do so in the most beautiful way.  This collection is so pretty I’m tempted to keep it for myself!

As an added incentive, I am offering free postage if you purchase the complete set of 3 items.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these gorgeous items, just click on it’s photo and you’ll go directly to the shop listing.

HANDMADE OOAK DESIGNER LAMPWORK NECKACE

If you'd like to purchase this stunning designer necklace just click on the photo and you'll go to the listing in my shop.

This exquisite handmade artisan lampwork necklace screams spring – and would make the ultimate compliment to your Easter outfit or a fabulous gift for mom (Mother’s Day is May 8th).

It’s loaded with gorgeousness and features pink/peach aurae rounds with silvered scrollwork, purple silvered sugar beads, swavorski rosaline bicones, pink quartz gemstone rondelles, tiny purple quartz gemstone rondelles, green apple quartz gemstone rounds, pink quartz gemstone rounds and purple myuki delica seed beads.

Close up detail of the 2-1/2" pendant.

To enhance it even more, I’ve used Bali silver bead caps, daisy spacers and a scrolled heart lobster claw clasp.

The necklace is adjustable from 16-1/2″ to 19-1/2″, so you can adjust it to suit the outfit you’re wearing it with. The gorgeous pendant is also hand strung and measures about 2-1/2″ in length.

This necklace is also a perfect match to yesterday’s featured lampwork bracelet. I actually made them as a set and then decided to sell them separately. I tried to capture the sparkle and richness of this piece but the pictures really do not do proper justice to this handmade, gorgeous, OOAK artisan designer necklace that can be yours for just $39.00 plus shipping and handling.

Want to see more like this? click below
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CookalasHouseOfCards?section_id=6116386

Close up detail of the focal beads in the necklace.

GORGEOUS LAPIS LAZULI!!!

OOAK Genuine Lapis Lazuli Necklace and Earrings Set GSN001From CookalasHouseOfCards

This absolutely gorgeous 19-1/2 inch OOAK necklace features a 1x 3/4 inch high grade lapis rectangle focal bead, 6mm and 4mm round lapis beads, 15mm mother of pearl donuts, Tibetan silver end caps, cones, beads and toggle clasp. Wear this and all your friends and colleagues will go oooh and ahhhh, and this piece is definitely versatile enough to compliment a navy suit at work or wear to a formal occasion. The 2 inch long earrings that come with the necklace echo the design elements of the necklace.

If you’re interersted in purchasing this gorgeous OOAK set, just click on any of the photos and you’ll automatically go to the listing in my shop. And, by the way – FREE SHIPPING ON THIS SET!!!!!

A few facts about Lapis…

Lapis lazuli (pronounced /LAP-iss LAZ-yu-lye/lee/ (sometimes abbreviated to lapis) is a relatively rare, semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense blue color.

Lapis lazuli has been mined in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan for over 6,000 years, and trade in the stone is ancient enough for lapis jewelry to have been found at Predynastic Egyptian sites, and lapis beads at neolithic burials in Mehrgarh, the Caucasus, and even as far from Afghanistan as Mauritania.

In ancient Egypt lapis lazuli was a favorite stone for amulets and ornaments such as scarabs; it was also used by the Assyrians and Babylonians for seals. Lapis jewelry has been found at excavations of the Predynastic Egyptian site Naqada (3300–3100 BC), and powdered lapis was used as eyeshadow by Cleopatra.

New Age lore says Lapis energizes the throat chakra, augments strength, vitality, virility, mental clarity, illumination, enhances psychic abilities and communication with higher self and spirit guides and creative expression. It has also been used as a protective stone, sheltering the wearer/carrier from physical danger and psychic attacks. Lapis Lazuli is a stone of total awareness, helping to expand awareness and intellectual capacity, and allowing for conscious attunement to the intuitive and psychic aspects of ones nature. The stone of Royalty.

Genuine Lapis Lazuli Pandora style beads are also available in my shop! Just click on the photo to see the listing.

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