Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Burned Orange Brecciated Jasper Necklace with Quartz Pendant

Mother earth tones are in this season. So I wanted to show you my latest creation in honor of her fall hues - browns, oranges, reds, and yellows. I named it Burned Orange Brecciated Jasper Necklace with Quartz Pendant for the burned orange Jasper pieces as the main colors, nestled in with hints of reddish-orange poppy jasper rounds, deep yellowish-brown coin-shaped shells, shell pieces and brown shell rondelles. Hanging in the front and center is a beautiful multi-colored quartz pendant with orange-yellow and brown inclusions. Finished with a mixture of brushed brass and copper chain and lobster clasp, it will hang nicely from 22"-25". This beauty just reads autumun to me, and is too pretty to pass up, so don't miss out! More pictures can be found in the $20 and Up Bin to the right, or you can buy it now below.

Burned Orange Brecciated Jasper Necklace with Quartz Pendant - $30

Burned Orange Brecciated Jasper Necklace-Allstate Employees
Burned Orange Brecciated Jasper Necklace

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Prisms and Pearls and updated Bulldog Necklace

I found these great amber colored prisms, for lack of a better term, at River City Beads. I'm sure there's a word for the shape of them, I just don't know it. I just know I loved the shape of them... it's different and really pretty. Thought they would make a wonderful delicate, elegant, unique necklace. I mixed in a few yellowish-goldish colored glass pearls, clear glass prisms, and voila! Also kept with the warm theme by using copper chain and lobster clasp for a complete look. Really love this one for fall/winter fashion and at such a great value. Hope you love it too!

Prisms and Pearls Necklace - $25 (Sold)

Prisms and Pearls Necklace

Prisms and Pearls Necklace-Allstate and Citi Employees

A Bulldog friend of mine wanted the Oblong Necklace in a double layer, and although I did have to adjust the price to accommodate the additional materials used, he said his girl absolutely loves it. Here's the updated double-layered Bulldog Oblong Necklace.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Paracord Bracelet

Just a quick pick to show-off the camo color paracord bracelet I made my hubby for our wedding anniversary. He loved it! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Veteran's Day Sale & new Chan Luu style Wrapped Bracelets

~~Veteran's Day Sale ~~     
In honor of the Veterans of America, receive 10% off one item for the next week from Thursday 11/10 - Monday 11/14!

Many of you may have already seen these bracelets, as they are pretty popular with the celebs and can be worn by all age groups with just about everything, and they are so stylish and fun to wear. They are the Chan Luu style wrapped bracelets. They can run anywhere from $150 to $200 and up! Recently I've had a few Bulldog bracelet requests, and was inspired with the idea of making a Chan Luu style wrapped bracelet in Bulldog colors. Of course, I've already have a million other colors and materials I want to do them in now because they are so addictive. Any color requests just let me know..  They are so much fun to make and wear, and wonderfully versatile in the colors and materials that I can make them in. The ones below are single wrap (they wrap once around your wrist) which I made using black rattail (satin cord) and leather-like vinyl, with red round beads. I found these adorable buttons to stay with the Bulldog theme, buttons are optional but not necessary, and they just make a nice place for the loop to hook onto and are terribly cute. I can also make these using hemp cord, leather, waxed cord (almost any sturdy thin cord shaped material), and any small different colored beads, semi-precious stones, crystals, etc. The wrap bracelets shown below are actually two of the single wrap bracelets next to each other, they aren't connected, but I do have a double wrap bracelet project I'm working on right now and will show you soon.  I'm also thinking of doing my next one in medium and dark brown tones since, according to the trend experts, browns/oranges/reds are in this fall/winter. Plus I love the earthy tones. Gator colors are also on the agenda. Order now to take advantage of the sale, or come back soon, more to come!

Chan Luu Style Wrapped Bracelet - Single Wrap - $10 (2 single wrap bracelets shown below)

2 Single Wraps shown next to each other on the wrist

Button view  (Bracelet shown on left SOLD)

 2 Single wrap bracelets next to Kumihimo (Japanese braided) bracelet

I also wanted to show you the necklaces I made in Bulldog colors to go with the bracelets. And I couldn't resist showing off the Jaguar necklace too. Enjoy!

Bulldog Oblong Necklace - $25
Adjustable length 28" - 32"

Bulldog Dots and Blocks Necklace - $25
Adjustable from 19" - 25"

Jaguar Necklace - $25  (Sold)
24" in length

*Jaguar Necklace is no longer in stock, please email me at Caras.Creations@yahoo.com if you would like one made. Payment is requested upfront.*

Chan Luu Style Single Wrap Bracelet - Black Button w/Rhinestone

Chan Luu Style Single Wrap Bracelet - Red Block Button

Bulldog Oblong Necklace

Bulldog Dots and Blocks Necklace

Jaguar Necklace

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Better pics of Pink Sparkly Bubbly Kumi Bracelet

Just an updated better look at the Pink Sparkly Bubbly Kumihimo Bracelet. My last pictures were a little on the dark side, and I don't mean the force... he he! :)  It has pink jasper spheres, and lots of glass pearls and bicones. I also put the cutest little dragon ball on the end, which is a metal hollow bead with crystals on the outside (the necklace has one as well). You can find more pics in the $20 and up Bin on my home blog page on the right.

Pink Sparkly Bubbly Kumihimo Woven Bracelet - $22 (SOLD)

Pink Sparkly Bubbly Kumihimo Bracelet

Pink Sparkly Bubbly Kumihimo Bracelet - Citi Employees

Gator Blocks Woven Bracelet

Here's something kinda spooky in the spirit of Halloween time... my previous blog suggested the game could go the way of the fan support on bracelet orders. Bulldogs pulled ahead by one order. And what do you know, the Bulldogs won by a mere 4 points last weekend.

Anyhoo..  Here is the finished Gator Blocks Woven Bracelet. Great orange blocks with two layers of Gator blue crystals and glass beads woven around them. Lobster clasp on this bracelet makes it one size fits all - 5" all the way up to 8". (Email me if you need it smaller/larger - Caras.Creations@yahoo.com) You can find pics of this and more in the $20 Bin on my blog home page on the right.

Gator Blocks Woven Bracelet - $20

Gator Blocks Woven Bracelet - Citi Employees