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How to Make Your Own Fingerprint Jewellery

  • Posted on February 10, 2018 at 9:52 pm

If you want to master the art of creating fingerprint jewellery, then you are in the right place. Not only does it make an excellent present for newborns, but there is also a possibility of making some extra cash on the side with it. There is a huge demand for it, as the interest grows overtime. If you are ready to supply that demand, then you will find everything you need to get started right here, including information on the supplies needed to get started.

Stage 1 First of all, you need to find a flat surface and a plain piece of paper. Get your clay and roll it out using a plastic rolling pin. (A wooden one will leave prints from the wood) Once it is flat and ready to go, you need a fingerprint. Make sure their hand is not greasy, and get them to wash and dry it completely first. Then, gently place their hand or finger onto the clay and rock on it from side to side. Then remove the finger and check that the print is clear and filled out completely.

Stage 2 Your next job is to use a cutter and cut around the print to get the shape that you want. Take out the excess clay and save it for another day. You now have two choices. You can either leave the print to dry, or you can get a hairdryer to speed it along. Either way is fine, but make sure you leave it overnight if you choose to dry it naturally. When it is dry, use a nail board or something similar to make sure edges are smooth. It needs to be completely dry and smooth ready for the next stage.

Stage 3 Now it’s time for fire! Put the dry clay on a surface that is heat proof, and use a fire torch to heat it up. When it glows at a pinky/red colour, it is at the right temperature. Hold it at this temperature for a couple of minutes. When you think it is ready, drop it into a cup of water to cool off. Now, use a brass brush to scrub the white layer off it. If silver doesn’t appear, it means that you need to spend some more time heating it. When it is all finished, polish it using some polishing papers, and you are done.

Congratulations, you just made your first fingerprint jewellery. Pretty simply, right?

Daniel Blinman is writing on behalf of the keep sake co, who sell a range of fingerprint jewellery.

Add A Dash Of Contemporary Touch With Meenakari Jewellery And Kundan Jewellery

  • Posted on February 7, 2018 at 12:37 am

Women across the globe since immortal are jewelry obsessed and the craze is equal among men too. Jewelry is the most integral and inevitable part of the womens lifestyle since ages. Gone are the days of being subtle, simple today its about being bold, being glamorous and looking absolutely stylish. This season the trend of traditional designs have made a comeback and are the hot picks everywhere in the world. Meenakari Jewellery, and kundan jewellery have come back with an makeover this season and is the most preferred jewelry at present across the globe.

Meenakari Jewellery

Meenakari jewelry has enamel on it of different colors like red, blue, green, with designs on it. The cut the design everything is special about Meenakari and reflects Rajasthani style. Off late many designers are using their creativity with this jewelry and you can find this in various metals like black metal, gold, silver diamonds, platinum, etc.

So if you are budget constraint you can go for artificial or silver Meenakari jewelry which looks absolutely pretty and suits on any type of attire whether you wear ethnic or western outfits. One can find huge collection of Meenakari Jewellery to wear and even Temple jewellery online. Decorate your temple in home with colorful Meenakari temple jewelry like diyas, plates with Meenakari work, boxes, etc.

Kundan jewelry

Kundan jewelry is the most attractive jewelry that is always in vogue, this is used mostly in weddings, and other formal events. Kundans are gemstones that are embedded in jewelry to enhance the overall look of the jewelry. This type of kundan jewellery originated in Rajasthan but now is popular around the world. In this type of jelwery kundans of different shapes, colors sizes are found which gives a hue range of choice to the customers.

Kundans depicts royalty and its choice of royal people who love luxuries and heavy jewelry. However these days designers are coming up with lightweight simple jewelry even in kundan jewelry for modern woman. Depending on the pattern of Kundan jewelry you can team it on western outfits as well as contemporary outfits. Jewlery has a charm that can attract others so make the heads turn for you wherever you go with exclusive jewelry.

Dress unique and wear a neck piece or a bracelet or earrings that can make you look no less than a Diva. Shop for these jewelry online and grab the hottest deals and you can own your favorite jewelry at discounted price. Why go anywhere when you can order with one single click and save money, save time, and energy. Jewelry is perfect gifting idea too, gift it to your girlfriend, wife or mom and tell them how special are they in your life.

Agate A Beautiful Semi-precious Stone Used In Making Handmade Jewellery

  • Posted on January 28, 2018 at 7:40 pm

The beautiful semi-precious stone Agate is one of mans earliest possessions and we see evidence of this as far back as the Stone Age and it was at this time used to make arrow heads, and spears and pieces of this stone have been unearthed from Stone Age graves.

The Egyptians and the Mesopotamians were the first people to use Agate totally for its aesthetic qualities. This semi-precious stone was used to create pieces of handmade jewellery such as pendants, rings, beads and other ornamental ornaments and bowls and drinking vessels.

The Sumerians are the first people that started to distinguish common minerals found to precious stones and these were the first culture that gave these stones other attributes and was thought that it was worn the wearer would be favoured by the gods so this is why we see lots of evidence of Agate jewellery being worn.

Agate is the term that we give to chalcedony and this is what gives this lovely natural semi-precious stone its characteristics and lovely distinctive layers and curved bands. There are many different types of Agate and it comes in many stunning colours and types like Moss Agate, Blue Lace Agate and landscape agate are just a few.

Because this stone is found in so many natural colours it is a dream for jewellery makers to use to create there unusual pieces of handcrafted jewellery. It is a hard stone so it is easy to cut into beads and pendants and because of the lovely natural markings large pieces that have been polished can look beautiful unset and used as a pendant or set and used as a focal point for unique and unusual jewellery designs.

The Romans believed that anyone that was to wear Agate would be invisible and this is why it was worn by soldiers when they went to war. If the colour of the Agate was the same as a lions skin it had the power to cure scorpion bites and yellow Agate was one of the favourite colours of the Romans as this was said to provide courage and strength and good luck pieces of handmade jewellery were worn by the gladiators and pieces were set in their swords and shields.

This natural stone can be found in many antique and vintage pieces of handmade jewellery and it was a very popular stone placed in Art Deco jewellery. Because this stone is found in abundance it is relatively cheap so you will find many jewellery designs that have been set with this stone and jewellery designers today still use Agate to create their modern and contemporary designs.

The natural banded colours in this stone give the modern jewellery designer inspiration to create unusual designs and many fashion designers use this colourful stone in their latest fashion designs

Gems And Jewellery Price In India

  • Posted on January 24, 2018 at 4:49 am

Introduction-

Young ladies are more attracted to designer jewellery than that of the old crafted jewellery. Gold being priced high ladies go with other options like artificial jewellery and personalise their own ornaments by designing the gemstone jewellery. It cant get better if you have what you want. And there are some rare designs and crafts which everybody cannot own. So getting your personalised one is a great idea indeed.

There are several types of gems & jewellery available in market. The girls who are about to get married or ladies gearing up for some special event have plenty of options with artificial jewellery. Those who are not in buying gold jewellery or ethnic jewellery can have matching gemstone jewellery that goes with their outfit. With different colours and designs available in the gems you can choose the best suited one for the event.

Those who want exclusive jewellery which will be unique and one of its kind can buy different loose gemstones and create or craft their own jewellery. The loose gems are available in the market. Some popular gems that are available in Indian market are amber, jade, emerald, garnet, ruby, pearls, diamonds and the list goes on. Loose gemstone if one wants to buy gems individually can be a bit high priced depending upon the type, design and origin of the stone. Emeralds, blue sapphire, yellow sapphire, pearls are the popular top priced gemstones used in authentic jewellery.

Emerald being one costly gem is available at 20 to 30 thousand; sapphire is around 17 to 20 thousand and so on and so forth. The price of the stone varies on the individual piece and the finishing of the stone. So if you wish for a cheaper affair, go for artificial stuff. This type of ornaments also has gemstone but they are low priced ones. The cost of gemstone ornaments depends of the quality work done and the type of stones used in the jewellery.

Artificial jewellery is available at descent prices and with latest trends and styles. The price of these things again depends upon the type of stones used but they are quite affordable starting at just rs.1500 extending to 10,000/-. Again the pricing is decided by the perfect competitor market. There are online retailers which sell gems & jewellery at discounted price and you can choose from the designs that are available on the site.

The originals are costlier that the artificial. Original gemstone jewellery costs high as the jewellers use gems with perfect polishing and natural perfect cuts. The range can differ with designs and types of gems used. Never the less buying gems & jewellery is always fun. So ladies have plenty of options with them and can get nice stylish and modern jewellery, occasion perfect.

Different Types Of High Quality And Low Cost Artificial Jewellery

  • Posted on January 11, 2018 at 1:49 pm

May you budget do not allow you to have the expensive jewellery. But do not worry because latest fashionable and affordable pieces of Artificial jewellery are available. This inexpensive jewellery will wonder ones dressing site.
It is known that how much the pair of shoes is significant for ones outfit. Well jewellery is also important as the pair of shoes. So a budget should be decided that how the money can best spent to have the best value able jewellery which not only increase your personality but will also increase the value of jewellery wardrobe. This jewellery plays a significant role because the selections is been made through an immense variety. So that one have exact item, that is matching with desired outfit.
Artificial jewellery does not indicate low quality. So many tremendous options are available. Artificial jewellery can also be made with the use of precious gems like; Emeralds, sapphires, rubies, etc are few to name. The artificial jewellery can also be ordered to designers for making the jewellery with own selected gems and metal. So quality depends on the spending of money.
Another splendid option for artificial jewellery is that costume jewellery designers, both for vintage is recent, should be approached. This is an impressive act to do. These designers are masters to make jewellery while mixing artificial gems with different metals which will create a powerful visual impaction. These artificial gems are fashionable and affordable in different prices which will surprise you.
The way of shopping is been changed by the internet. That is especially good for jewellery. On internet the jewellery is more readily acquirable than before. The artificial pieces of jewellery can be selected from all over the world with the help of online retailers. Nowadays this jewellery is just a mouse click away.
Different shops are available on the internet but the need is how to find best one which can serve you according to the desires. Numbers of search engines are available which helps to surf the online markets. These engines can be used best if the key words of related jewellery are given to search. For instance, to search artificial items key words like wholesale artificial jewellery should be used.
Artificial jewellery is not newly introduced. It exists from the beginning of human culture. Wealthy classes had their own jewelers who made jewellery only for them. This jewellery exactly looked like the actual thing but it contained stones which were pasted and had metal plated bases. With this kind of act the wealthy classes wear copies of their actual jewellery and were not feared from any loss.
Now the worries of family jewels are reduced or vanished approximately with the use of Artificial jewellery. With the use of this jewellery one can easily enjoy extraordinary pieces of different types of jewellery.

How to Clean and Care for Your Silver Jewellery

  • Posted on January 5, 2018 at 3:42 pm

Silver is the most common precious metal and has long been a versatile and beautiful addition to the nation’s jewellery collections. However, many silver pendants, rings and other pieces are extremely fragile and require great care and attention to maintain the soft lustre that this metal is known and loved for. Cleaning your silver jewellery is a vital part of its upkeep but owners of silver amethyst jewellery and the fashionable silver snake chains are still unsure about how to care for their pieces.

Silver can become quickly tarnished, stained and scratched so cleaning your silver pieces can be a little tricky and extremely daunting, especially if it is your favourite bracelet or pendant! But it is important to realise that you can ‘do it yourself’ and avoid the costs of cleaning from a professional silversmith.

To keep your silver shining, cleaning must be completed on a regular basis and rather unexpectedly silver jewellery that is used daily rarely tarnishes. However, if you use jewellery periodically it is important to wash it after use in warm water. A gentle detergent can be added to wash your silver amethyst jewellery and other pieces back to perfection.

When maintaining multiple pieces of jewellery, you should always wash these separately to avoid each piece scratching and tarnishing each other. Never wash your jewellery with other dishes, especially stainless steel cutlery as this could damage the finish of your more precious silver jewellery. Also, avoid wearing rubber gloves when washing silver, rubber actually corrodes silver leaving a nasty and often irreversible finish.

After cleaning the silver, the next stage is buffing. Simply use a soft, clean cotton cloth to buff silver with a dullish shade to a pristine finish and after this use a soft towel to dry the pieces so that they are ready to wear next time you pay a visit to your jewellery box.

Silver should also be spot cleaned as well as cleaned regularly, especially if it becomes exposed to salty or acidic food. Table salt, fruit juice, onions, mayonnaise, eggs and vinegar are all common saboteurs of silver jewellery and can cause considerable damage and tarnishing if these food stuffs aren’t removed straight away.

If tarnishing has already developed then regular polishing will be needed to remove this, there are a number of products that have been specially formulated to remove tarnish marks and keep silver jewellery shining, however, take care when polishing etched or antique silver jewellery as harsher polishes may cause more harm than good.

Jewellery for the Metal-Head

  • Posted on December 19, 2017 at 10:55 pm

Are you a devotee of Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Black Sabbath and their ilk? Do you admire them, their music and something more than that? Are you striving hard to look as cool and as funky as your favourite band members or your favourite lead singer? Then you got to own the right jewellery at first the jewellery that you find them wearing.

Heavy metal music is a great stress buster. And it is due to this reason that many teenagers and youngsters fall in love with this genre. And such becomes the addiction that we start following our idols the lead singers, lead guitarists, the drummer and all the rest. And you can only hope to follow their sense of dressing with the jewellery that they don.

The skull looks cool when its hung by a string around the neck. Or how about the bracelet with lots of spikes around it. Some of the jewellery carry horns and bones. These are some of the jewellery that we associate with the hard rock music composers and groups. Apart from them, there are other very common jewellery like anti Christ pendants, Ace of Death pendants, necklace made of razors etc.

These jewellery are also called Gothic Jewellery. They are so called because the mystical signs and symbols used in these jewellery are signs that were part of the Gothic culture. Due to their piquant and maverick look, they are frequently worn by people who are engrossed in hard rock.

So, if you are the real metal head then why not look like one too? Chunky Gothic jewellery are the ‘in-thing’ and they are easily available on the fashion streets and also through various web sites which are dedicated to unconventional jewellery or jewellery for the heavy metal lovers. So go metal head… time to get rocking!

Pandora Jewellery Charms

  • Posted on December 17, 2017 at 10:03 am

There are many different Pandora jewellery charms and this article will discuss what some of them are and why people buy them.

Pandora jewellery charms are very popular in the UK and have been for many years. This is because people love to buy jewellery and when people buy Pandora jewellery it is even more special. There are many different reasons why Pandora jewellery is special and this article will discuss what they are.

Firstly, when a customer goes to a shop to buy a Pandora jewellery charm they have a vast amount of different charms to choose from. Before they can buy any of these charms they must first purchase a bracelet or a necklace or in order to put the charm on. Once that is bought they then have an unbelievable amount of options open to them. There are hundreds if not thousands of different Pandora jewellery charms that consumers can choose from; so many in fact that consumers will never get bored.

Consumers can style their own bracelet or necklace with a combination of many different jewellery charms. They can create whatever style they wish and really personalise their charms to suit their own personality. What might be liked by one person may not be suitable for another. Pandora is therefore very much up to individual tastes and therefore is very popular amongst a host of different people. Pandora is therefore extremely special as consumers have the ability to create their own Pandora jewellery.

There are hundreds if not thousands of different Pandora charms that customers can buy. The most popular ones tend to be those that are linked to a particular occasion. For example, Pandora is a great gift for your mother, your girlfriend, or just about anyone really. Some of the most popular Pandora gifts include any Pandora with a heart on it, or some kind of love symbol. Other popular Pandora gifts include cute Pandora charms and ones that are quite adorable. These types always go down well as presents. They also go down well as self-purchase gifts too as people that see them want them for themselves too.

There are many different Pandora charms to choose from but at the end of the day it comes down to personal choice and preference. What one person likes may be different to another person and therefore everyone has got their own style and Pandora can quite easily reflect that. Pandora jewellery charms are also bought based on what other people like and what might make for a suitable gift. Whoever the Pandora charms are for, Pandora is special and will always be popular.

Millennial Indians Acquire Fashion Jewellery & Diamond Engagement Rings Online

  • Posted on December 15, 2017 at 10:33 am

We all love to shop for jewellery and Indians more so than anyone else. Our love for gold jewellery has gotten so uncontrollable that most of us take loans to buy gold jewellery that we will wear very rarely- they are mostly kept in the locker. Indian gold jewellery is so heavy and grand that women wear only very few pieces of their bridal jewellery at their own wedding. The Finance Minister of India is also reported to have asked Indians not to buy gold in order to bring the price of 24 carat jewellery down.

Due to this steep rise in price, many young Indians prefer to buy pure gold coins & store them in the locker. They go out and buy their fashion necklaces online which cost a fraction of 22k gold and come in a variety of beautiful designs. Indians born during the end of the last century known as Millennials prefer to buy even their diamond engagement rings online.ne.

Fashion necklaces give you a global perspective and allow you to wear any type of jewellery unlike traditional kundan jewellery. Ethnic Indian jewellery looks heavy and cannot be worn for all occasions, they cannot be paired up with your office saris to give a professional look and draw too much attention. Wearing heavy chamkis or kundan earrings with inlay work is very colourful and pleasing to the eye, but very distracting especially if you are a team leader or have to give presentations to large groups of people.

Colourful precious stones like rubies, emeralds and blue sapphires are very good investments and are very pretty to wear. But the traditional 22k gold settings that are usually used by old-fashioned jewellery shops make them too expensive to buy. Fashion earrings and gold- plated silver or 14k gold settings give you a better sparkle along with an elegant showcase for the beautifully cut stones.

You can feel fashionable and trendy while wearing fashion necklaces as these many Bollywood stars prefer to wear fashion jewellery from European designers. You cannot find a reasonably priced diamond engagement ring at a traditional jeweller but there are diamond rings for all budgets with very high quality diamonds and gemstones.

Complete your part wear outfit with some dramatic blue sapphire rings and a diamond necklace. Show off your shimmering make-up with heart-shaped diamond earrings, at a fraction of the cost of family jewellery shops.

Author Bio: Shivani Malhotra is a certified gemologist and experienced jewellery designer with extensive work experience in Europe, Australia and United States. She is inspired by the latest European designs in diamond wedding rings, diamond engagement rings for women, bracelets, diamond and pearl necklaces. She loves to shop for cheap jewellery online.

Buying Essential Jewellery Supplies

  • Posted on December 11, 2017 at 11:34 am

There are some jewellery supplies that are essential to most jewellery makers, and even as a hobby, it will become necessary to accumulate your personal collection of items, such as pearls, gems, and beads.

There may be thousands of stores, websites and locations where you may be able to purchase your jewellery supplies, but before you begin, you should have a definite idea of what you need. It will depend on the type of project, and what design elements you need to use, in addition to the types of beads with which you need to work.

Some of your essential jewellery supplies can be obtained at your local bead store, or perhaps at any arts and craft show. It may be the best place to start, as you can have a tactile contact with the material.

Take your time and touch and handle the material to appreciate how it feels in your hands. Examine the colour and the quality, as well as the weight. This becomes extremely important if you are creating objects that will be worn.

If you already know what you need and are ready to accumulate bigger quantities of your essential jewellery supplies, buying in bulk may be to your advantage. Some locations or sites may have a minimum order quantity of $30 to $50, plus a fee for shipping.

Before buying any of your jewellery supplies in bulk, you should make a list of then items that you may need. Avoid making a common mistake of buying jewellery supplies in bulk, simply because it may be cheaper. Beads are one of the essential jewellery supplies that are much better to buy in bulk, as are pearls, crystals, and stringing materials such as threads and wires.

Always exercise some caution when buying on the Internet, and read the fine print. Stones and beads may look alike and have similar names.

If and when your hobby becomes full-blown or you believe that you can turn it into a profession, you should become delighted to visit local bead shows, or browse trade magazines to find more jewellery supplies. It should be relatively easy to find more shows in your area, as the ads for the shows are usually posted months ahead, giving you ample time for proper planning and budgeting. There are other great benefits to attending shows, where you can find unusual jewellery supplies for special projects, but you also get the chance to meet other involved in your hobby or business.

If you have to travel to a show, it can also be of a benefit as you can turn it into a vacation. Do not be afraid to add some sightseeing on your itinerary, and the added benefit is that it may even be used as a tax deduction.

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