Monday, April 23, 2012

Limited Time - 10% off All Clearance Items

For a Limited Time, Save an Additional, Automatic 10% off All

Hurry! - Ends Friday, April 27, 2012.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

NEW Beading Patterns and Beading Kits

I've been having a lot of fun the last few days breaking into boxes from when we closed our store to the public a couple of years ago.

Some of the treasures I've so far found are : Beading Patterns, Art Fiber Necklace Kits, and Silk Beading Cords and Threads which are now appearing on-line.

Beading Patterns -- Only 1 of each are available

Art Fiber Necklace Kits -- One-of-a-kind as well

Silk Beading Cords & Threads

More 'Buried Treasures' to be revealed soon!

Happy Beading!
Silver Enchantments LLC

Monday, April 16, 2012

Is it Really Jasper?

Received a private question on Facebook lately regarding if a stone a customer received from another vendor was really Sea Sediment Jasper | Impression Jasper | Imperial Jasper -- Yes, this stone is still called many things lately.

Anyway, the picture the customer sent had a blue outer rim & white center. It appeared it was 'stabilized' for color on the outside. I asked her how it looked when she wetted it -- Does it have striations or markings throughout the stone that appear when wet? I have yet to receive an answer.

At first glance, the bead actually looked much like Magnesite does... Magnesite is usually 'color shot' and stabilized -- meaning that it's is stabilized with resin and/or waxes for color and durability -- It's inside generally stays white in color.

So, I thought it would be fun to show you what Real Sea Sediment Jasper Beads | Impression Jasper Beads | Imperial Jasper Beads should look like when cracked. This type of jasper is heat-treated so that the color goes throughout the bead.

This is a stone that, if you have the inclination, can also be carved!!

Here's what this stone looks like if you ever decide to crack it -- This is a bead I cracked at random.

This is the profile of the bead / stone in its 'dry' state.

And this is what the bead looks like in it's 'wet' state.

Just add some water & the colors and markings should become much more visible and vibrant.

Hope you find this information helpful!
Silver Enchantments LLC

Earth Day Sale

Earth Day Celebration Sale

For a limited time, in honor of all Mother Earth has to offer, you'll Save on over 200 of our most popular Beads, Charms and Jewelry Findings honoring all of Nature's Bounty.

TRIVIA : What do Crystal Beads have to do with Earth Day?
The color of crystals are produced by the addition of Minerals, Elements & Oxides called RARE EARTH.

Earth Day events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment, and the Bounty our Mother Earth has to offer. Earth Day is now celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Shades of April Sale

As Dianna's Flower Pot (above) will attest, Winter is over & Spring is Here... Nature's brilliance has begun blooming in it's full color spectrum. Shades of Green, Blue, Pink, Yellow, Red, Orange, Purple and Brown abound. Birthstones for the calendar month of April are diamond, opal, and sapphire.

The Zodiac signs of Aries and Taurus include nine additional stones: bloodstone, topaz, jasper, coral, amber, turquoise, emerald, aventurine, and garnet.

For a limited time, save on over 200 beautiful beads, charms, pendants and jewelry findings inspired by the Shades (and Splendors) of April.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

No Foolin' Sale! -- One of our Silliest Sales Yet!

No Foolin' Sale! -- One of our Silliest Sales Yet!

Save 10% to 40+% on items in this category.... and No Foolin', You'll save even more depending on your purchasing volume, so Don't Forget to click into each item to see it's Volume Discount Schedule... The majority have Cascading Savings. Hurry to receive best pricing schedule as quantities can dwindle quickly.

In Addition, U.S. customers receive Free Shipping on orders $50+... PLUS all customers will currently Receive an Automatic Additional 10% discount on orders $100+... So Combine site-wide discounts for Really Silly Savings!

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