Heart 'n Art Newsletter
September, 2003

New Pearls

We were very busy at the craft shows in August and some of the newer items sold within a few minutes of putting them on display. I only made one of each because Iím still not entirely confident that youíll like what I design just because I do. Rest assured, Iíll be making a lot more of the slide necklaces in different gemstones in both the double- and single-drop styles. Luckily, when I went on one of my buying excursions, I had the foresight to buy every strand of the spider vein turquoise tube beads that the vendor had Ėtoo bad that it will only make about 10 necklaces and Iím greedily going to keep one of them for myself!! Of course, the hematite is also very popular since it goes with everything and thatís easy to find. Iíll also make the slides with some of the other gemstones that Iíve been collecting. Watch for the slide styles in gold fill and possibly vermeil (if I can find it) in the upcoming months.
Demand continues for Thai Hill Tribe silver and shell heishi items but I wonít be designing new shell pieces for now. I still have a few pieces left and the elements needed to make them are still some available for anyone lucky enough to be taking vacations to tropical locales.

In September, Iíll be focusing on using some of the heavier, more opaque stones for the winter season to wear with the bulky sweaters and blazers. Youíll see a sampling of these in this newsletter Ėespecially look for the Peruvian turquoise. Youíll also see more if you go to the website in a few days.

Speaking of Peru, I also have some beautiful large carved pink opal beads that Iím searching for just the right complements for. I took advantage of the opportunity to buy it when I saw it, and, hopefully, Iíll be able to find what I need and youíll see something in September .

Special orders still take about a month. Right now, Iím finishing up the last of the August orders and I still have some orders to fill that arenít needed until November. So, be the first to know, to keep up with the demands of the Fall and Winter gift giving season, I wonít be taking any orders for out of stock items after September 30. If you think you might want something, place your order now Ėyou know that you wonít be obligated to buy it since it will probably be just the ticket for someone else.

Finally, Iíd be remiss if I didnít mention watches. There are new watch styles that went on the website for September and Iíll be making new styles using gemstones. This is one thing that Iíve learned, make at least 5 of them while I have all the different pieces out because one of each style certainly wonít be enough.

Having a lot of fun meeting you at the shows and also trading e-mailsÖ Thank you so much for all of the support!!

 

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Upcoming Shows for this month

No shows this month, our next show is in October.

New products in last month

Anklets:

Anklet with Melo shell heishi, abalone, and hand made Thai Hill Tribe silver beads. - Click for a larger picture

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Anklet with Melo shell heishi, abalone, and hand made Thai Hill Tribe silver beads.
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The anklet has 3 different silver shells, abalone nuggets, and natural color Melo shell heishi. Another silver shell and round natural mother of pearl bead dangles from the hand made S-hook. The dangle can be worn on other jewelery or a zipper pull. All metal is Thai Hill Tribe silver (95% silver vs. 92.5% for sterling).
Comment: All sizes for this style are the same price.
Size: 10 3/4 inches Price: $34.00
 

Bracelets:

Bracelet with lapis lazuli double holed gemstone and 14K/gold fill beads and toggle. - Click for a larger picture

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Bracelet with lapis lazuli double holed gemstone and 14K/gold fill beads and toggle.
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The lapis has a cushion top and the underside is flat against the skin.
Comment: Advise to order 1/4 inch less length than usual size for beaded bracelet.
Size: 7 1/4 inches Price: $56.00
 
Bracelet with Lapis Lazuli Semi-precious Gemstones and Hand Made Sterling Silver. - Click for a larger picture

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Bracelet with Lapis Lazuli Semi-precious Gemstones and Hand Made Sterling Silver.
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The lapiz lazuli is 8 mm round gemstone beads with fancy Bali sterling silver caps. The other beads are sterling silver hand made in Turkey.
Size: 8 inches Price: $40.00
 
Bracelet with Lapis Lazuli Semi-precious Gemstones and Hand Made Sterling Silver. - Click for a larger picture

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Bracelet with Lapis Lazuli Semi-precious Gemstones and Hand Made Sterling Silver.
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The lapiz lazuli is 8 mm round gemstone beads with fancy Bali sterling silver caps. The other beads are sterling silver hand made in Turkey.
Size: 8 inches Price: $42.00
 
Bracelet with Lapis Lazuli Semi-precious Gemstones and Hand Made Sterling Silver. - Click for a larger picture

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Bracelet with Lapis Lazuli Semi-precious Gemstones and Hand Made Sterling Silver.
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The lapiz lazuli is 8 mm round gemstone beads with fancy Bali sterling silver caps. The other beads are sterling silver hand made in Turkey.
Size: 7 inches Price: $40.00
 
Bracelet with 8 mm lavender chalcedony semi-precious gemstones and hand made sterling silver beads and toggle. - Click for a larger picture

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Bracelet with 8 mm lavender chalcedony semi-precious gemstones and hand made sterling silver beads and toggle.
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The heart shaped toggle has a hammered granulation pattern on one side and is plan silver on the back. All findings are solid sterling silver and are hand made in Turkey and Bali.
Size: 7 3/4 inches Price: $48.00
 
Bracelet with 8 mm blue lace agate semi-precious gemstones and hand made sterling silver beads and toggle. - Click for a larger picture

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Bracelet with 8 mm blue lace agate semi-precious gemstones and hand made sterling silver beads and toggle.
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The blue lace agate gemstones have a lot of variation in the translucency for a very nice lace pattern. All findings are solid sterling silver and are hand made in Turkey and Bali.
Comment: Fits looser than beaded bracelets of the same size because of the chain on the toggle.
Size: 7 inches Price: $44.00
 

Earrings:

Hand made sterling silver French hook earrings with frosted black onyx semi-precious gemstone beads. - Click for a larger picture

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Hand made sterling silver French hook earrings with frosted black onyx semi-precious gemstone beads.
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The earwires and bead cop are hand made in Bali and the other silver beads are hand made in Turkey. The black onyx is frosted to give a matte appearance.
Size: Price: $15.00
 

Necklaces:

Necklace with turquoise gemstones, red coral, and hand made sterling silver beads. - Click for a larger picture

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Necklace with turquoise gemstones, red coral, and hand made sterling silver beads.
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The turquoise teardrops are separated by 2 mm red coral and sterling silver saucer shaped beads. The coral wheel- and oval-shaped beads are accented by turquoise rondels, all separated by the sterling saucers. All metal is solid sterling silver hand made in Bali.
Comment: A hand made extender chain can also be purchased for $2 per inch.
Size: 18 inches Price: $85.00
 
Necklace with Peruvian turquoise and red tiger eye semi precious gemstone, and hand made sterling silver beads. - Click for a larger picture

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Necklace with Peruvian turquoise and red tiger eye semi precious gemstone, and hand made sterling silver beads.
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The turquoise is natural, not dyed, and has a marbled coppery matrix. The smaller red tiger eye spaces the larger beads for a very flexible necklace. All metal is solid sterling silver hand made in Bali.
Comment: A hand made chain extender with S hook can be purchased for $2 per inch.
Size: 21 inches Price: $93.00
 
Necklace with Peruvian turquoise and frosted black onyx semi precious gemstones, and hand made sterling silver beads. - Click for a larger picture

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Necklace with Peruvian turquoise and frosted black onyx semi precious gemstones, and hand made sterling silver beads.
Compatible: N/A

 

The turquoise is natural, not dyed, and has a marbled coppery matrix. The black onyx rondels are frosted for a matte effect. All beads, caps and the clasp are solid sterling silver and are hand made in Bali.
Comment: A hand made chaing extender chain and S-hook is available for additional $2 per inch.
Size: 21 1/2 inches Price: $106.00
 
Necklace with spider vein turquoise gemstone tubes and hand made sterling silver beads from Bali and Turkey. - Click for a larger picture

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Necklace with spider vein turquoise gemstone tubes and hand made sterling silver beads from Bali and Turkey.
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The fancy box slide is smooth on the reverse against the skin. The slide is stationary. The ornate pattern on the drops is a very nice match for the slide. All metal is solid sterling silver hand made in Bali and Turkey.
Size: 18 inches Price: $66.00
 
Necklace with hematite gemstone tubes and hand made sterling silver beads from Bali and Turkey. - Click for a larger picture

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Necklace with hematite gemstone tubes and hand made sterling silver beads from Bali and Turkey.
Compatible: N/A

 

The fancy box slide is smooth on the reverse against the skin. The slide is stationary. The drops have a heavy granulation and and a slight dangle to them.
Size: 17 inches Price: $48.00
 

 

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