How It All Began
Kay (I would share more about her at the end of this post) saw a photo I posted on my Instagram.
Kay said she had to have those earrings.
The earrings though were part of a set, you can not see it in the photo above, but the earrings match the pendant on the pearl necklace. Watch the photo below.
I checked my supplies to see if I had any left...I did...I had five of the puffy swirl heart charms left. Once I found them I replied to her comment on Instagram. You can follow our chat on Instagram @HannahsGems.
I created a special listing for the earrings for her to purchase and complete the transaction.
I later received an email from Kay saying that she would like to purchase a bracelet as well, but she wanted it in a different color. I said sure choose the bracelet you like and add it to your order.
Kay placed her order and left me a message with the order. Have you ever used or noticed a box at checkout titled something like 'note to seller' ? That box can be used to add custom requests related your order. Well, Kay wanted her bracelet in shades of green with charms to match her earrings (I thought that was a great idea). Also, I had intended to make more memory wire bracelets so I was glad for her suggestion.
The Building Of A Custom Piece Begins
I knew which beads I wanted to use but was not sure of the bead pattern for the beads. Actually, Kay was not very excited about the first design (no I won't show it). I got a bit carried away because of her use of the word bling in her message, the bracelet design which I was to work off of (the one added to her order) was more sparkly than the muted greens (it's the red agate and crystal bracelet available in my online store).
I felt that the bracelet would need more wraps than the orignal, I thought it would look better. I had two sizes of the Fire Polished Czech Glass in Green to use in the bracelet, the original had three sizes. I had to add gemstomes and I had green agate and moss agate (I used both). I was glad that she "love love" loved the beads. She did not want all the embellishments I added to the first draft. I strung and unstrung the bracelet as much as 10-20 times. I do not like using obvious patterns, but a simple design turns out to be the most attractive, thankfully each gemstone is unique in its coloring and patteren formation to add interest and uniqness to jewelry. Continue for some information on Moss agate.
About Moss Agate
Moss agate is said to be wonderful for gardners and nature lovers. It some how enhances that green thumb of theirs and helps them to connect more with the outdoors. For them and others who wear moss agate it helps relieve stress. I think it would be good for pregnant women and mothers to help them to be more intune with their motherly instincts.
Kay is the owner at A Crafty Arab, www.acraftyarab.com. I am a fan of her work. She is an artist and a volunteer art teacher who likes to work with paper creating greeting cards (and more) in arabic and farsi. She has cards for all occasions. Also, Ramadhan and Eid decor. You can find her on Instagram @acraftyarab .
Wow! Is this the longest blog post ever?
-All The Best
Agate is a naturally forming semi-precious stone usually some form of quartz, which has health and metaphysical benefits to the wearer or user.
The most popular agates used in jewelry-making are: Red agate, black agate or black onyx, carnelian or chalcedony, and Botswana agate.
Visit this link to learn more about how agate is formed and their properties.
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