Welcome to JAYSDESIGN!

JAYSDESIGN produces beautiful handcrafted jewelry in one-of-kind designs, adhering to the belief that true beauty is simple and flattering. Many designs include pearls, semi-precious stones, genuine Swarovski(tm) Crystal and sterling silver.

Please visit our Etsy shop to see our latest pieces available for sale. Shipping is free to USA and Canada.

Each design is entirely unique. Once it is sold, that's it. JAYSDESIGN does not take custom orders at this time.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Matching Earrings

This 18 inch necklace is made with genuine Swarovski crystals in the color referred to as...(drumroll, please)...CRYSTAL. That's right, this crystal necklace is the color of crystal. The beads used here start at 4mm at the 0.925 sterling silver clasp and graduate to 5mm and finally 6mm at the center of the piece. If you look real close, you may be able to see the tiny clear glass seed beads in the design, as well.

This is a difficult necklace to capture on film. When the light catches these crystals they glitter like diamonds.

The earrings hang about 1 1/2 inches from the 0.925 sterling silver hooks. They feature the same graduated crystals in 3mm, 4mm and 5mm with clear glass seed beads.

This design will be made available in more colors at a later date. It is also a set that will be available in quantities greater than one (1).

Friday, September 4, 2009

Freshwater Pearl Collar with "Black Diamond" Swarovski Crystals

This 18 inch collar-style necklace is six strands of freshwater pearls artfully twisted together. Nestled within the twists are several 4mm "black diamond" Swarovski crystals. The clasp is a hook and eye clasp of 0.925 sterling silver.

Price: $70.00

What is a cultured pearl?

Instead of allowing the oyster or mollusk to make a pearl on its own--a process than can take decades--a tiny foreign object is placed in the tissue of the oyster. It coats the offending object with nacre, eventually forming a "pearl". It is closely monitored until it is ready to harvest. 99% of today's pearls are cultured.

For further reading: Cultured Pearl

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fan and Follower Drawing: September's Prize

On September 30, a name will be drawn from the fans and followers of JAYSDESIGN Jewelry. That person will get the prize pictured to the left. All fans and followers are eligible to win.

If you are a fan through facebook (button located at the top of the sidebar here), you get one entry. If you follow this blog through Networked Blogs (also located in the sidebar), you get one entry. If you follow through Google Friend Connect (again, located in the sidebar), you get one entry. Anyone who does all three is entered three times. These entries are automatic.

Pendant: Genuine cultured freshwater pearl daisy, about 3/4 of an inch across, 6mm potato pearls, white with a dark (gunmetal green) center, held together with 0.925 sterling silver wire, assembled by hand. It comes with an 18 inch black satin cord that has a 0.925 sterling silver clasp. This cord can easily be replaced with a chain of your own.

Tell your friends and family. As the lists of fans and followers grow, the value of the prizes will, too.