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Beading and Jewelry Making

I love working with beads. It’s meditative and relaxing and gives me creative satisfaction. Beading materials can be bought from specialist suppliers in stores and from shops on the internet. You can also shop by catalogue. For me, one of the best ways to buy beads is on the internet …
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About Our Jewelry Designs

Blithe Jewellery Designs Beads are fascinating. They can help to create wonderful wearable collectable art. Beads come in a large variety of shapes and colors from many different parts of the world. Some examples of glass beads are Czech Republic faceted beads, American furnace beads and Venetian millefiore beads. And …
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Gem Stone Guide

The Blithe Designs gemstone guide is a quick reference to all of the gem stones commonly used in jewelry making. From Agate to Unakite, these photos and descriptions will help recognize gemstones at a glance. Agate Agate is a variety of Chalcedony Quartz and comes in many different forms. Varieties …
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Precious and Semi-Precious Stones

To be regarded as a jewel a gemstone must be rare and beautiful and durable enough to withstand handling and use. Not only diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds can be classified as gemstones, aquamarine, peridot, amethyst and pearls are also gemstones. Rocks such as lapis lazuli and organic substances such …
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Daily Gemstone Guide

Amber Sunday The dominating celestial body for Sunday is the Sun which is the brightest star in the sky. The gemstone Amber is our choice for this day. Like the Sun the colour of Amber generates a sense of strength and energy. Try wearing an Amber necklace or bracelet or …
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Caring For Beaded Jewelry

Care of Beaded Jewelry A good tip that is easy to remember in caring for and storing your handmade jewellery is to remove your jewellery before swimming or bathing as water will weaken the stringing material and cause it to deterioate and the beaded jewellery will start to break apart …