As I discussed yesterday I was commissioned to make a Chakra necklace set. I am so over the moon with it, that I felt I wanted to share it here on my Blog.
The entire set has some huge gemstone beads with a touch of sterling silver spacers and of course all the endings and clasps. In the set we see Indigo Lapis in olives and rounds and Tubes. Green Turquoise, Green Facetted Jade, 14 mm Amethysts , smooth pillow amethysts with large medium and small round amethysts, Facetted Red Coral, Deep Rich Pink Jade, some Bright Green chrysocolla beads, Bright Green Agates, Bright Blue Agates, Green Malachite, and loads of various pearls and many Peacock Green Pearls. What a treat!
Am so thrilled to say that it was sold on my Etsy store Julleen Jewels on Etsy after just 5 minutes of posting it.
Lately the trend has been going towards bespoke jewellery. It takes rapport with your clients ofcourse but if you are open to communicating with your purchasers and get to know their likes then you are half way there to seeing happy returning customers.
Last week I made some darling earrings especially for my client who just adores colour. She can only wear pearl earrings on studs and so I created special ball and post fittings to some of my hook earring designs and the result was stunning.
Pleased with her bepsoke earrings and necklaces from my online store on Etsy, today I was commissioned to make a CHAKRA Necklace. My customer was so thrilled I will be making her earrings to match and a bracelet tomorrow. What fun! I just love making custom made pearl jewellery.
I have been in the online jewellery trade for over 20 years and am so pleased that after the dreadful times of late, that at last, there are some signs of movement again over the last week. Increased sales show that the Jewellery industry is again picking up.
Mother’s Day is this weekend am hoping some lucky Mums will be receiving some pretty special gifts this year.
Got to say this is such a happy photo of a simply gorgeous young woman recently married with her new hubby. This bride loves her Julleen Pearl Stud earring so much! she takes it on her honey moon and wears it when going for a swim. Casual, formal, daily any time any where is simply Perfect to wear a white pearl stud. I just love this so much..I just had to share this beautiful Kodak moment.
I rally took my time with this range. mariko likes Mother of the Bride or classical nice quality white pearl jewellery designs and i always like to oblige by creating styles only for Mariko Boutiques. I used to do this for many of my outlets around Australia and now due to the times I only have two and my own online stores. Never the less the beauty of white pearls really speak for themselves and yet something completely special and different is what I try to create for the customers there. I like to launch a few times a year at Mariko and love the support and enthusiasm I always get from the staff there. Always helpful and always genuine.
Along with some other lovely Black and White Bracelets I made yesterday I have been requested to make some pearls bracelets with my own hand made charms. I love having a project to do and felt inspired – here are the two just made with gemstone highlights.
I think there will be alot of green this year worn at Melbourne Cup Lunches this Tuesday. I have a fabulous collection of Peacock Green pearl jewellery that may interest you. This colour just keeps coming back to life in the fashion world and that’s why it remains one of my firm favourites for any event.
It took 50 years for this little tale to come to a happy ending. Recently a lady purchased a pair of hand made white mabe pearl earrings in a clip on from my Etsy e-Boutique. I just love my little Etsy store as some of my customers kindly share stories on why they choose a particular piece. Here’s a ripper!
I found this tale so unique I just had to share it. An American couple was posted here in Perth, Australia in the 60’s and they bought a lovely pearl bracelet which remains a constant memory of a happy time, spent here. This bracelet was handed down to the grand daughter, who one day sees a pair of earrings that match her Gran’s bracelet and they are in Julleen Jewels on Etsy. The granddaughter who wears her bracelet every day, bought the earrings from my store and they arrived in the USA yesterday. Her set of pearl jewellery is now complete. What are the odds on someone living in USA has a bracelet her Gran bought in Perth in the 60’s then ends up not just finding a match anywhere but actually purchasing it from a Perth designer. Such a nice story
Please read her review on my Etsy store. It’s just fabulous!
I need more stars to review Julia and her shop. She has incredible customer service skills plus she has a great sense of humor. In the 1960s, my grandmother lived in Perth for about a year and bought the bracelet in the picture below before returning home to California. Fast forward 50+ years and I buy an incredible pair of handmade pearl earrings that are a perfect match. And they came from South Perth! The earrings are gorgeous and will be my go to staples. Simple and elegant just like Gram’s bracelet.
Hot off the press, this gorgeous necklace I just completed today. With a lovely Silver White Baroque Australian Pearl, cage set, with a Round Emerald and emerald cut Garnet, set en the diamond, Sterling Silver Pendant, strung on the peacock green, ice white and champagne pearls. Beautiful natural rubies and emerald facetted beads, make the necklace complete.
Great to see the clip on pearl earring becoming popular again and the neat no nonsense “close fit to the ear lobe” clip on design. There are many of us who don’t want to pierce their ears but find it quite difficult to get clip on earrings of any sort to say nothing of a pearl clip on earring. Enter Julleen Jewels with a wonderful array of bezel set pearls.
When a clip on on the back of an earring is required it needs a saucer base for the actual lever back clip to sit on. This requires more metal to make a flat spacious surface for a clip on to be soldered to, rather than say, a simple post being added to the back of a pearl for the stud style.
This is where expertise comes in handy. The dying art of setting pearls into bezel bases is not handled by many jewellers today as it’s a job that requires using hand made (hands on) skills, understandably it’s not high on the list of designs to make, as the percentage of people with pierced ears is quite high, therefore the lower percentage belongs to those who do not and so why bother catering to them. The person requiring a clip on sits around 30 percent. Therefore you can understand why jewellery makers tend to go for the easier design and cater largely to people with piercings. I saw a niche in the market here and as I fall into the category of non pierced ear women, well, you can see why I chose to make a good variety of clip on earrings in pearl and some, if not as many, gemstone clip ons. I don’t do hallmarked gold settings but I do make Hallmarked Sterling with pure gold microns (vermeil).
I am very proud to say at Julleen we have loads of lovely bezel set pearl clip on earrings. I lovely new selection of recently made earrings in gold vermeil are now available in my Etsy store. Take a look see, you may find just the most perfect earring that will last for decades right here.