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Square Carnelian Beaded Gemstone Necklace

Deciding How to Make a Jewelry Statement

… bracelets with three-quarter sleeves. – When to Choose Statement Earrings – Statement earrings like our Chased Nu Gold Chandelier Earrings and Patinated Copper Turquoise Tear Drop Earrings are perfect for calling attention to your face. You may want to opt for statement earrings if you’re wearing your hair up or you have a short haircut. Choosing your ears to accent can also be a wonderful way to balance the shape of your face for occasions when you know that you’re going …

14K Gold-Filled Leaf Earrings

Jewelry Looks that Celebrate Fall

… a lovely choice. At 4 inches in length, these earrings are sure to get noticed, and their narrow 3/4-inch width allows them to elongate the look of the face. The earrings feature corrugated folding that gives them a regular ribbed pattern.   Fold Formed Turquoise Patinated Leaf Earrings – The lovely blue hue of the Fold Formed Turquoise Patinated Leaf Earrings makes this design an earthy, yet elegant choice of earrings for any occasion. Measuring 4 inches in length by 1-1/8 …

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 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   MUA: Terry Alabata of Believe in Beauty Artistry Models: Faye Vale Trina Thierry Recommended ReadingHandmade Designer Jewelry BlogThe Best 7 Bracelets for Her 7th Anniversary GiftTop 6 Bangle Bracelets for LayeringHandmade 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 Make-Up Artist: Tamra Marie of Look Artist Agency/ San Francisco Hair Stylist: Preston Nesbit Jewelry by John S. Brana Mesh Body Suit & Leather & Mesh Vest by Chelsea Cutrell Recommended ReadingHandmade Designer Jewelry BlogThe Best 7 Bracelets for Her 7th Anniversary GiftTop 6 Bangle Bracelets for LayeringHandmade 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 …