February 15, 2011
As handmade jewelry becomes more popular, these pieces are becoming conversation pieces and are to be cherished. Many great accessories have come from handmade artists, from beaded bracelets to wired necklaces.
Layered jewelry has become an appealing trend among jewelry-wearers of all ages. Stacked bracelets and rings are created to portray distinctive layers and look fantastic with dressy attire or just a pair of jeans and a blouse. Multi-strand necklaces are also ideal for many occasions that call for unique pieces to give confidence and individuality. Handmade jewelry that uses layers exudes sophistication and makes a bold statement without being too distracting. Remember to only wear one layered piece at a time as to not overdo it.
As one of the more affordable types of precious metal, sterling silver is highly trendy in the fashion world. Quality handmade sterling silver jewelry pieces will last for many years and go well with nearly any wardrobe selection. Many pieces of gemstone jewelry are made from sterling silver, especially pendants, rings, and earrings. Handmade jewelry in Sterling silver is often complimented with bright colored and exotic gems that add shine and color to the metal. Wear silver with contrasting colors to spice up neutral outfits.
April 01, 2008
March 10, 2008
John S. Brana - Distinctive Jewelry – Introduces The Nob Hill Filigree Jewelry Collection
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Karri Ann Frerichs, Altitude Promotions
John S. Brana - Distinctive Jewelry adds an eighth collection of one-of-a-kind filigree earrings to his diverse line of San Francisco inspired wearable art jewelry.
San Francisco, CA (March 10, 2008) – Introducing the Nob Hill Filigree Jewelry Collection by John S. Brana - Distinctive Jewelry. This collection features the most open, airy and delicate wirework designs yet available by the San Francisco-based handcrafted jewelry designer. Inspired by the iron scrollwork of entrance gates dotting the famous Nob Hill neighborhood, John S. Brana has created this collection featuring pure and sterling silver and 14K gold and gold-filled one-of-a-kind earrings.
The Nob Hill Collection is the latest addition to Brana’s distinct line of limited-edition jewelry and wearable art collections each as different as their San Francisco neighborhood namesakes. Featuring pure silver and 14Kgold intricate wirework designs outlined in sterling silver or 14K gold-filled unique rounded shapes, these earrings evoke an appreciation for detail and fine craftsmanship reminiscent of the Victorian era of architecture. Filigree necklace, bracelet and ring designs will soon be available.
John S. Brana- Distinctive Jewelry collections also include:
To view each of the John S. Brana- Distinctive Jewelry collections or for online orders and to see a list of retailers nearest you, please visit John S. Brana - Distinctive Jewelry www.johnsbrana.com
For wholesale information and media requests, please contact Karri Ann Frerichs at email@example.com or 402.490.2579.
February 29, 2008
When was the last time you strolled along California Street and climbed the steps of Mason? Or, if you don’t live in our fair city of
That was a time when we didn’t have to remind ourselves to stop and smell the roses. We appreciated craftsmanship and weren’t distracted by technology. With this in mind, John S. Brana sought to capture the elaborate scrolls and turbulent twists of the grill work on entrance gates that dot the neighborly streets of
After twisting three tiny pure silver or 14 karat gold wires then running them through a rolling machine, John sculpts the inner tendrils into a paired perfection. No two sets are exactly the same. Each design is then encased by a sturdy barrier of flat or half-round sterling silver or 14 karat gold. Dangling a pair from you ears is a delicate daily reminder that if you can’t stop to smell the roses, you can at least take them with you. Necklaces and bracelets are coming soon. Enjoy life’s beautiful amenities!
Karri Ann Frerichs