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Lots of Lovely Necklaces too!

Well last week was all about making earrings, this week’s been all about making the Limited Edition necklaces. I love working with these necklaces. These are some of my most satisfying designs to create. I really enjoy that they are limited too – only up to 6 are made but usually this means only about […]

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New Freshwater Pearl Necklaces Online Shopping Sale Bargains!

Well I’ve had a great day at the Jewelry Trade Show and have freshwater Pearl Necklaces online already for you! Click here for our Online Jewelry Shopping Sale!   So come bargain shopping at our online jewelry store (the best part of internet shopping is finding the treasures!) I’ll keep adding more new designs for […]

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Quality Glass Making Regions

Hey there, The Bohemians of the Czech Republic have carved a niche in many glass making markets and have had local competition for centuries – from Venice, near by German, Poland glassmaking regions and Austria. This local competition has inspired the finest innovations in quality and techniques. The benefactors of centuries of close competition are you and […]

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Encased Glass Lampwork Beaded Jewelry Cottage Industry

Hey there, Encased Glass Lampwork Bead making has traditionally been a cottage based industry in the Bohemian region of the Czech Republic where knowledge and skills were handed down through the family, from generation to generation. Even in the age of factories work is still handed out to families for the tradition skills and benefits […]

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The Difference Between Bohemian and Czech Glass Beads

Hey there, So what is the difference between Bohemian and Czech glass beads? None at all. It all comes down to the history of the region and how the region’s name changed after WWI. Bohemian beads are Czech beads. Before 1918 the area now known as the Czech Republic was called Bohemia. Now days the […]

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The Story Behind Handmade Lampwork Beads

Hey there, The heritage of Creatively Belle handmade lampwork beads is really the heritage of Bohemia. For 300 years the world’s greatest makers of costume jewelry have hidden, anonymously, in the heart of Europe; Gablonz, Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). Bohemian glass dynasties lasted for centuries, until the middle of the 20th century, when the entire community of […]

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Freshwater Pearl Choker Necklace

Hey there, In time for our Mother’s Day Fashion Jewelry Sale we have launched the Freshwater Pearl Choker Necklace online for you with your choice of pearls - White Pearl Choker Necklace, Pink Pearl Choker Necklace and Black Pearl Choker Necklace. We also have available matching pearls earrings including clip pearl earrings, drop pearl earrings, stud pearl earrings, […]

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Handmade Lampwork Beads in Jewelry

Hey there, Many of the focal glass beads used in Creatively Belle designs are called Lampwork beads. Lampwork bead jewelry is captivating, especially with how the light is captured by the handmade lampwork beads. Lampworking, a crucial glassmaking technique, consists of reheating glass tubes or canes with the aid of a special lamp in order […]

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Floating Heart Necklace with Matching Drop Earrings

Hey there, We often also use the Czech press glass beads in our floating necklace designs. As common to all Bohemian glass work, the light capturing quality of these beads is one of the main attractions. In the 18th century the Bohemians wanted to break their way into the French Chandelier market. As necessity is […]

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Pearl Earrings are Timeless

Hey there, Pearl earrings make ideal gifts because they are timeless in their elegance. My sister gave me a pair of natural pearl stud earrings when I was a teenager and I still have them and wear them. They are a simple and timeless style and always make me think of her when I wear […]

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What's the ideal necklace length?

Hey there, As a maker of jewelry I find choosing the length of necklaces to be a little challenging sometimes. I use to be very specific about making necklaces 16″ (40cm) long but I found I really didn’t like that length for myself and I had a lot of requests to make longer necklaces. So […]

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Surrounding Myself with Drop Earrings, Necklaces and Bracelets!

Hey there, Who would believe it? I’m a jewelry lover, go figure! I surround myself with drop earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, earring holders, necklace display stands and my collection of books about jewelry, jewelry design, gem stone stories, definitions of crystals keeps growing. I love being surrounded with beauty. I have light capturing Czech beads, […]

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