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Anticlastic Linen Copper Bangle

A Guide to Handmade Jewelry Terminology

… technique that can create a wide variety of effects on copper jewelry. When metal is embossed, a hand tool is used to stamp various sections of the metal, creating a relief texture. In the design of our Honeycomb Embossed Copper Earrings, the embossing creates geometric Shapes that give the earrings the look of a piece of honeycomb, while the Bubble Embossed Copper Disc Earrings are embossed with rounder Shapes for a bubbling effect. On the Feather Embossed Copper Earrings, the embossing takes …

Square Carnelian Beaded Gemstone Necklace

Deciding How to Make a Jewelry Statement

… of the necklace. Check out our article on choosing necklace Shapes for advice about pairing different necklines with necklaces. – When to Choose Statement Bracelets – Bold statement bracelets like our 3 Inch Aluminum Bark Cuff and Fluted Copper Cuff can be used to balance a very elaborate or high neckline. It’s best to wear statement bracelets with short sleeves, cap sleeves, tank straps, camisole straps or strapless looks. If you have long arms, you can also wear statement …

12 CT Bronze Rutilated Quartz Sterling Silver Tree Branch Cocktail Ring

A New Angle: the Triangle Trend Fall 2015

… for day or night. In addition to the pieces featured here, the John S. Brana Handmade Jewelry line includes a number of other earring and ring options with triangle Shapes. Explore our earring and ring ranges now to see even more ways to get a new angle on your jewelry looks. Recommended ReadingHandmade Designer Jewelry BlogThe Best 7 Bracelets for Her 7th Anniversary GiftTop 6 Bangle Bracelets for LayeringHandmade Jewelry by John S Brana …

Oxidized Sterling Silver White Agate Flower Ring

Get the Fall 2015 Fashion Look: Natural Chic

… that you can pair with anything in your jewelry box. Green Patinated Copper Lily Pad Earrings – From their unique Shapes to their rich patinated color, the Green Patinated Copper Lily Pad Earrings perfectly capture the beauty of lily pads that you could see floating on a peaceful pond. Aluminum Bark Cuff – The Aluminum Bark Cuff bears a texture that will bring to mind the living beauty of tree trunks and is light in weight despite its size. Pink Coral Cinnabar Necklace …

Copper Fold Formed Hoop Earrings

Fashion Hoopla: Hoop Earrings for Fall 2015

Hoop earrings are always in fashion no matter what the season, but for Fall 2015, hoop styles are incredibly trendy. On the runways, models sported hoops in a variety of Shapes, styles and precious metal tones, and if you want to get that on-trend look with your own ensembles this season, you’ll find a number of fashionable options in the John S. Brana Handmade Jewelry collection to add to your wardrobe. Here are 10 beautiful options to consider: Three Rings Hammered Fine Silver Earrings …

Scalloped Peridot Wire Wrapped Tear Drop Earrings

Casual Jewelry Looks for Your Labor Day

… piece to pair with a sundress or tank top. Its bark texturing adds distinction to the gleaming look of the aluminum while keeping the design simple enough for casual wear. Twisted Cable Copper Link Necklace – Give your Labor Day ensemble a warm touch of color with the Twisted Cable Copper Link Necklace. The twisted Shapes of the copper links make this piece feminine, but it still has an air of simplicity that can be dressed down as easily as up. Scalloped Peridot Wire Wrapped Tear …

Amethyst Rose Quartz Necklace

Fall Jewelry Trends for 2014

… Disco-Inspired Jewelry For the fall season, jewelry inspired by the disco era is highly popular. Think sixties and seventies vintage color palettes and soft polished silvers and gold’s. Look for jewelry that has moveable parts and geometric Shapes and components. To fully look the part for the disco-inspired jewelry trend, try jewelry with textured stamping, animals skins, and matrixed enamels. Consider a pair of chandelier earrings, collar necklaces, or door knockers. Purple-Palette Jewelry …

Amazonite Copper Wire Wrapped Tear Drop Earrings

Amazonite Gemstone Jewelry

Varieties of Amazonite Amazonite is a colorful gemstone often used in jewelry, ranging from green, blue-green, to yellow-green. As a green variety of microcline feldspar, amazonite can be found in a variety of Shapes, sizes, and hues. Its name comes from the Amazon River found in Brazil, from which green stones were originally obtained. The name may also refer to the green shades of the rainforest along the river that were reflected in the gemstones. Due to its desirable bright green color, …

Chased Aluminum Hoop Earrings

Must-Have Hoop Earrings for a Modern Wardrobe

… features can also help you decide on a pair of hoop earrings. Medium to thicker hoops complement full, wide, or strong face Shapes. Thinner hoops tend to look better on fine-boned or smaller faces, as they do not overwhelm one’s facial structure. Go for Quality: Invest in a quality pair of hoop earrings as these will last much longer than a pair from your local dollar store. Cheaper, mass-produced jewelry tends to tarnish, break, and bend more easily than jewelry that is handcrafted and of …

Three Tiered Violet Anodized Large Lily Pad Earrings - Anodized Aluminum Jewelry by John S Brana

Fashionable Anodized Aluminum Jewelry

Fashion-Friendly Anodized Aluminum Jewelry Modern trends are all about pops of bold color, cool Shapes, and fashion-friendly pieces for one’s wardrobe. Due to the growing popularity of the retro color blocking trend, more and more people are loving anodized aluminum jewelry. Whether you prefer a brilliant pair of lilac-colored earrings or an attractive green bracelet, anodized aluminum is the trend to try. Not only are these pieces light-weight, but the anodized color is permanent and are sure …