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Orange Anodized Aluminum Lily Pad Earrings

This Summer’s Hottest Colors in Jewelry

With each new season comes new trends in color. One way to add seasonal color to your ensembles is with your jewelry choices. This season, bold tones and soft pastels are all the rage, and the John S. Brana Handmade Jewelry collection features many pieces in Summer 2015’s hottest shades. Here is a look at some of our favorite pieces with on-trend color. – Sky Blue – Soft sky blue is trending for Summer 2015, and the Blue Chalcedony White Coral Necklace is a dazzling piece that …

Lepidochrosite Bronze Ring

5 Unique Gemstones You Need to Discover

… shades; however, its pale Turquoise blue variety is one of the most popular. Many people believe that wearing apatite can help you feel more motivated, so perhaps wearing our Apatite Wire Wrapped Fine Silver Earrings to the office will help you complete that project by the deadline! Even if not, pieces like our 14k Gold-filled Scroll Wire Wrapped Drop Earrings with Apatite are a wonderful way to add a pop of blue to an outfit. Chrysoprase – A type of chalcedony, chrysoprase is a …

Fold Formed Anticlastic Copper Drop Earrings - Fall Jewelry Trends

Must-Try Jewelry Trends for Fall

Summer is still upon us, but in order to stay on top of current fashion trends, it’s important to keep track of upcoming trends. There are a host of new jewelry trends that are sure to set you apart from the masses. Fashionistas, bloggers, trend setters, and everyone in between are getting excited about favorable trends like dangling earrings and copper accessories.

Patinated Turquoise Copper Tear Drop Earrings by San Francisco jewelry designer John S Brana

April 2012 Handmade Jewelry Giveaway – Turquoise Patinated Copper Tear Drop Earrings

For our April 2012 jewelry giveaway, win these beautiful 4 inch long Turquoise Patinated Copper Tear Drop Earrings by entering your email address on any pop-up hang-tag that appears on www.johnsbrana.com or on the entry form on the top right-hand side of this blog. Your entry carries over month to month, so there’s no need to re-enter every month. Each month will feature a different piece of jewelry, so enter now! In addition to the chance of winning free jewelry every month, our subscribers …

Current Trends in Statement Jewelry

It’s Time to Jump on Board with Statement Jewelry Big, bold and attention grabbing, it is obvious that with statement jewelry, more really is better. This season, put away those simpler accessories and be ready to complement your outfit with some of the latest trends. With today’s fashion designers incorporating statement earrings and bracelets into their latest outfits, it is time to jump on board and go out and purchase some of these fabulous items for yourself. This fall and winter, …

Yellow Jade Sterling Silver Chainmail Necklace and Earrings -- Sonoma Collection

Handmade Jewelry by John S Brana Accessorizes Photo Shoot by San Francisco Photographer Tricia Murajdova

                    Tricia Murajdová Photography http://www.bijouimages.com http://triciamurajdova.posterous.com/   MUA: Terry Alabata of Believe in Beauty Artistry http://www.believeinbeautyartistry.com Models: Faye Vale Trina Thierry Recommended ReadingHandmade Designer Jewelry BlogCasual Jewelry Looks for Your Labor DayThis Summer’s Hottest Colors in JewelryHandmade Jewelry by John S Brana …

Sterling Silver Amazonite and Serpentine Chain Mail Necklaces

John S Brana – Handmade Designer Jewelry – Accessorizes Photo Shoot by San Francisco Photographer Rachel Schwarz

Model: Ellen Hancock of City Model/ San Francisco www.ellenhancock.com Make-Up Artist: Tamra Marie of Look Artist Agency/ San Francisco www.tamra-marie.com/ Hair Stylist: Preston Nesbit www.prestonnesbit.com/ Jewelry by John S. Brana www.johnsbrana.com Mesh Body Suit & Leather & Mesh Vest by Chelsea Cutrell Recommended ReadingHandmade Designer Jewelry BlogCasual Jewelry Looks for Your Labor DayThis Summer’s Hottest Colors in JewelryHandmade Jewelry by John S Brana …

Peridot – August’s Birthstone

… the stone still looks fantastic today and can be found in modern-day jewelry such as rings and bracelets. John S. Brana’s chalk Turquoise necklace contains peridots mixed in with the other gems while his gold fold formed leaf earrings also contain the stone. No matter what item catches your eye, that sparkling green found in the peridots within will make it something you wish to wear everywhere, regardless of whether it is your birthstone or not. Recommended ReadingHandmade Designer …

Handmade Jewelry by John S Brana Accessorizes Photoshoot by San Francisco Photographer Rachel Schwarz

Photographer: Rachel Schwarz Models: Naeemah of Je Models/ Yasmin of City Models/ Helena Bianca- Rogue Spot Light Designers: Leila Hafzi reped by HSMPR, Bao Tranchi, Bryan Hearns, John. S Brana represented by Altitude Promotions, & Shabnam Quassemi Wardrobe Stylist: Devon Nuszer Hair & Make-up: Akemi Yagi Assistants: Nino Palana & Ania Hogan Recommended ReadingHandmade Designer Jewelry BlogCasual Jewelry Looks for Your Labor DayThis Summer’s Hottest Colors in JewelryHandmade …

Copper.org Features Copper Jewelry by John S. Brana

February 2010 – Issue #34 – “Copper in the Arts,” on Copper.org features contemporary copper jewelry designs by jewelry designer John S. Brana.  Contributing writer Rebecca Troutman discusses the allure of John S. Brana’s copper jewelry designs… “Brana loves to feature nontraditional metals, his most recent collection thrusting copper and aluminum in the spotlight. His designs are flirtatious and intricate, often with elegant geometric textural elements and clean …