Monday, September 16, 2013

So Long Summer Sale

So Long Summer Sale Going on Now
125+ Items on Sale up to 60% off.
Ends, Monday, September 23rd.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Some New Casting Vids...

Today was a casting day and Joe humored me and allowed me to video some...

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Suicide Prevention... Help Request

Last night was one of those nights that will forever be seared into memory...

This Leather Cuff Bracelet was created after learning my Nail Technician's Cousin committed Suicide... She learned about it while working on my nails.

Hearing this woman's story, witnessing the grief of her family and friends who came by that night was something I'll never forget...

The passing of this person, whom I had never met, touched me so deeply, this saying kept coming to mind last night, and all through today...

If she had only heard the Music of Love her Life meant to my technician and her friends and family that gathered that night as I sat there having my nails done...

I am currently researching which is the best place to donate a portion of sales in our local area to help with counseling efforts.

If anybody knows where I might be able to locate a reputable place to make donations to, please Private Message me on the Website or on Facebook.

With many, many thanks,

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Czech Glass Sale - Save 20% for 3 Days

czech glass saleCzech Glass 3-Day Sale & Summer Free U.S. Standard Shipping at $25+
Czech Glass Sale - If you haven't been by in awhile, you might be surprised to see all of the new Czech Glass styles we are now carrying...

For 3 Days Save 20% on All of our Czech Glass Beads : Czech Seed Beads, Czech SuperDuo Beads, CzechMates Two-Hole Tile Beads, CzechMates Dagger Beads, CzechMates Lentil Beads, CzechMates Brick Beads, Regular Czech Glass Beads AND Czech Rose Petal Beads!

Don't Forget to Use Code : CzechMe20 to Save 20% on Items in these Categories through Saturday, June 15, 2013.

PLEASE NOTE : Please Don't Forget to Use Coupon Code : CzechMe20 in the Coupon-Discount Box at Checkout & hit the 'Go!' button to Apply Your Discount. We Cannot Add a Discount Once an Order Has Been Submitted. Discount is Limited to Available Inventory & this Discount cannot be Applied to Any Previously-submitted Order. Limit One Discount Per Customer, Please.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mother's Day Sale Going On Now

Mother's Day Sale
Save up to 65% off -- And Other News...
Mother's Day Sale & Facebook Freebie
Mother's Day Sale - We've gathered some of our top picks for gifts for Mom, from pretty pendants and clasps to earrings and popular jewelry making components.

So whether you're wanting to craft for mom or prefer to purchase hand-made, we've got Mother's Day gift ideas for you.

We've also included some things that have Never been on Sale... Items that we Cast and one-of-a kind jewelry creations... 

Have a look around and find something special for Mom this Mother's Day.

-- AND --  

Yes, all of these sale items also qualify for our Automatic Additional Savings Discounts -- Save an additional 10% to 35%!

Free Shipping on U.S. Orders $40+ as well.

Sale ends Tuesday, April 30, 2013.


Check Us Out on FaceBook for Information!!
New Arrivals
Be sure to check our New Arrivals Category Often.

You'll save 20% off for the 1st 7 days on New Arrivals. Visit our website to check them out!

Our New Wax Pot is Now In and Working & Joe's Eyes are Better, so Casting Shall Commence Again Tomorrow (Sunday - April 28, 2013).

We apologize that so many items we make are currently Out of Stock...

Please continue to add yourself to the wait-list (you'll find the 'Add Me to the Wait-List' button on those items we cast that are out of stock) -- I am using this list to squirt waxes from first.

If you've ever wondered how we do this, check out our YouTube Video :
The Lost Wax Casting Method - Silver Enchantments
The Lost Wax Casting Method - Silver Enchantments

As always, if you need to place a custom-cast, pre-order (more than 25-pieces of any one item), please contact us privately as these will be cast first. 

Please FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK to Always See What's Going On!!

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Thank you so much for your support of Silver Enchantments. We are a family business now entering our 11th year on-line. 

We know there are many choices out there & we sincerely Thank you!


Michelle, Dianna & Joe
The Daughter, Mom & Pop team of Silver Enchantments LLC

Friday, April 12, 2013

New Wax Pot Finally In... Please Use Wait-list Capability

Oh Boy!

As some of you know, our wax injection pot crapped out a few weeks ago... So did the back-up one -- and, of course, they couldn't be fixed! LOL!

Our brand new one just came in & I've spend the past few hours breaking it in for a couple of custom-casting jobs contracted yesterday & this morning.

Soooo.... Please be sure to wait-list those items you're needing me to cast & we'll get them done ASAP.


Monday, April 08, 2013

Miyuki to Toho Conversion Chart

Miyuki to Toho Conversion Chart
Looking for a specific color, but you only have Miyuki Beads or Toho Seed Bead Numbers? Our  handy chart will help you convert one color to another! The chart shows the color equivalents between TOHO® Aiko and Miyuki® Delicas. Please be aware that the colors are not always identical and this chart represent the closest match available. The size and shape of Toho and Miyuki beads are very similar and you can ‘mix & match’ the two brands in your beadwork.

For more about Seed Bead Finishes, Sizing Information, Counts per Gram, etc., please see our Seed Beads FAQ section.

Miyuki to Toho Numbers Conversion Chart can be found at : Miyuki to Toho Conversion Chart

We hope this helps in your Jewelry Making Projects!
==Michelle Silver Enchantments

Friday, April 05, 2013

Czech Glass Bead Finishes

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Czech Glass Bead FinishesCzech Glass Bead Finishes and Coatings - Finishes Defined
Czech Glass Beads
Aurora Borealis (AB) - 1/2 coat metallic finish that adds a prismatic effect to the surface of the bead. Sometimes referred to as an Iridescent or Rainbow coating. This finish is often applied to one side of fire polished beads whiles the fire-polished bead is hot. This creates a rainbow or prism effect on the bead surface. The beads are placed in an oven where a chemical reaction between metals produces fumes that adhere to the exposed surfaces of the bead. Usually this coating is only applied to one side of the bead; however there are some shapes,that can easily be coated on both sides for a more dramatic effect.
Marea - Metallic Finish - Same process as AB but results in a primarily orange/yellow reflection.

Vitral - Metallic Finish - Same process as AB but results in a primarily pink/green reflection.

Matte - Tumbled to create a subdued look. Transforms the beads from transparent to translucent. The surface texture of a bead depends on the length of time it is tumbled. Instead of being tumble polished to a bright shine, the matte finish creates a soft appearance or glow to the bead. Throughout the tumbling process the surface alternates from being matted to polished and it is up to the manufacturing experts to calculate the perfect tumbling time. The matted effect can also be created by dipping the beads into an acid solution. This is the preferred method when creating matte AB finishes or working with delicate beads such as lampwork.

Matte AB - A combination of the above coatings. The beads are first coated with an AB finish and then dipped into an acid solution to take away the shine. This combination brings out the prismatic color refraction of the AB finish and the rough texture of the matted bead creates a mesmerizing glow and an unbelievable depth to the bead.

Luster - Sometimes referred to as Lustre. This is an incredibly popular bead coating. Durable, transparent, glossy color coating on glass beads that is heat treated like a glaze. These coatings are usually applied to a crystal or jet based bead; however there are limitless combinations that are becoming increasingly popular. On light beads a luster coating may add only a subtle hint of color, whereas dark beads may have the complete opposite effect.
Some examples include:

Vega  - Siam Ruby based bead with a luster transparent amethyst coating
Hematite - Jet based bead with a clear luster coating

Picasso - A luster coating that appears more speckled and spotty; giving the bead a natural, earthy appearance. The color can vary from light yellow to dark brown with underlying color variations. Some base bead colors, such as opaque beige, blue or white allow the picasso finish to take on a raku pottery look.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Activated

Asked for & we're here to please...

Just a quick note to let you know that a mobile version of our website has been activated.

Here's the mobile URL :

If you have any problems with it, please let us know.

Thank you!!!

Monday, April 01, 2013

Pinterest - New - April 2013 Board Created

Do you Pinterest?

We've just created a New - April 2013 Board on Pinterest.

If you'd like to Follow Us there, please click below :

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Basemetal vs Pewter - Question Answered

Recently Received a Really Good Question I thought I'd pass along to our Fans...

Question: What's the difference between Basemetal & Pewter?

Answer: In the jewelry industry, basemetal usually refers to any metal that's not a precious metal (such as bullion Gold, Silver, Platinum, Rhodium).

Examples of basemetals : nickle silver, tin, brass, AND PEWTER ("Tibetan Silver")!

So, pewter is a basemetal, but not all base-metals are pewter.

For a bit more detail about what pewter is, please see:
 Hope that helps!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Silver Turned Black... Means I'm Sick/Dying, Right?

We received an eMail recently : "My silver pendant and chain turned black & I read that means I'm sick and dying, right?"...

Well, have to legally state 1st that if you believe you're sick, please see a Doctor...

Sterling silver is actually a very complex substance.

What's more-than-likely happened is that you've recently worn your silver while swimming in a chlorinated pool, soaking in a hot-tub, or you ate some sulfur-rich foods recently (such as onions or garlic) and your body is excreting the sulfur.

Chlorine and/or bleach will instantly turn silver dark - why it's always advised not to wear your silver jewelry when taking a swim or relaxing in a hot-tub. Also be sure to thoroughly rinse yourself before putting your jewelry back on after your dip. Though not now used widely, these chemicals are used by some smiths to 'patina' a silver piece darker.

Silver is highly reactive to your body's secretion of salts, sulfides and chemicals (through sweat)... or sulphides in the air.

If you or a friend has ever worked with silver, PMC or other metals, you may have heard of a substance called : LIVER OF SULFUR ... it's comprised of sulfur compounds that turns metals different colors -- it contains sulfides (just like garlic and onions). If you leave liver of sulfur on too long, it will turn the metal completely black.

Here's a list of things that Silver has a bad reaction with: Wool, Rubber Bands, Latex Gloves, Oils from your Hands and Fingers, Ammonia, Chlorinated Water, Carpet Padding, Air Pollution, Perfumes, Hair Sprays. Here are some foods that can make Silver tarnish : Garlic, Onions , Mayonnaise, Salad Dressing, Eggs and Salty Foods.

To Clean :
A few Non-professional methods -- there are actually quite a few that can be found throughout web-land - These are recommended for Solid Sterling Silver Items (other methods should be used if you piece is a combination of gemstone & sterling):

1 - In a plastic flat-bottom, shallow container, lay a piece of aluminum foil in the bottom. Add to dish 1 tablespoon of baking soda along with tarnished silver item. Bring water to almost boiling, and pour water over to just cover the silver item(s). The silver will turn nice and shiny by the time the water cools. Rinse & pat dry. Please Note: the silver has to be in contact with the aluminum.

2 - Use plain tooth-paste. Mix it in a small container with enough water for it to be a thin paste, almost a gravy-like. Let the silver soak in it overnight. Then scrub it with an soft, old toothbrush.

3 - Use a mix of baking soda and some water. Mix in a small container with enough water for it to be a thin paste. Scrub it with an soft, old toothbrush.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Cleaning Clearance & Closeout Event


Our Spring Cleaning Clearance and Closeout Sale is going on now... Save up to 80% off 100's of items.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy 65th!!!

Hope ya'll will join me in wishing Dianna a Very Happy 65th Birthday today!!!


Know you're real sensitive about this birthday, so if ya need a laugh today, just remember the look on my face when people ask if we're sisters! You're still & always will be the most beautiful woman I'll ever know... Love ya, Ma

Saturday, March 09, 2013

3 Day Dollar Sale Going on Now

3 Days of Savings... Dollar Sale

Ends : Monday, March 11, 2013

Yes, these items also qualify for our Automatic Discounts as well!

Shop our Dollar Sale Section now for best selection.

Our Facebook Fans & Newsletter Subscribers got advance notice -- Some items have already begun to sell-out. 

Yes, these items also qualify for our Automatic Tier Discounts -- Stack savings to Save BIG!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Finally Back! - Affirmations

They're (finally) Back -- Affirmation Charms | Affirmation Pendants

Affirmation Pendants | Affirmation Charms

We've been getting an eMail about once a month asking if we'll ever have the Affirmation Charms back on the site...

They disappeared when we transitioned to the new server in early 2012. Well, we finally got them inventoried, and I (Michelle) finally got them onto the site these past couple of days.

Crafted of Solid Sterling Silver and Made in the USA by the Original Manufacturer (who popularized them) -- these are NOT the knock-offs you'll find in most places -- They're also $2.00 less than they were listed at in late 2011.

Limited to Quantities on Hand, When they're Sold Out, They'll be Gone Forever.

Thank you everybody who's been writing for your patience!!!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Happy 70th Birthday Joe!

Hope ya'll will join me in wishing Joe a Happy 70th Birthday today!!!
( Sorry Pops, Nope, you still can't retire!! )
Michelle, Joe & Dianna - Kansas City Ren. Festival - Booth #409 - 2004

Friday, March 01, 2013

Sterling Silver & Vermeil Sale

20% OFF
Sterling Silver & Vermeil Beads
SilverSavings - Save 20%
Hi there!!  We've got a great coupon for you today.  Shop our entire collection of Solid Sterling Silver Beads - and with the coupon below you'll save 20% on all non-sale items.  Plus as a bonus, the same coupon will get you 20% off our Gold Vermeil Beads as well!  Shop now for best selection.

Hottest New Arrivals
Our latest Czech Glass Beads have become the hottest selling items in our New Arrivals Category.  PLUS, you'll save 20% off for the 1st 7 days on ANY New Arrival. Visit our website to check them out!
Thank you so much for your support of Silver Enchantments. We are a family business now entering our 11th year on-line. 

We know there are many choices out there & we sincerely Thank you!


Michelle, Dianna & Joe
The Daughter, Mom & Pop team of Silver Enchantments LLC
Save 20% with Coupon : SilverSavings
Use the following coupon in your shopping cart to get 20% off all Sterling Silver Beads, as well as Vermeil Beads.  Coupon is good for everything in those categories.   

Coupon is for products in the named categories only and excludes sale and clearance items. This coupon is non-stackable, but reusable multiple times until expiration. Please don't forget to place the code in the Coupon Code box at Checkout & hit the 'Go!' button to apply.

Sorry, not valid on any previously submitted order.
Offer Expires 03/09/2013.