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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Follow My Jewelry Blog

I love to write. I actually make a little money at it. I love making handcrafted jewelry and I make a little money at that too. Key word here is LITTLE. Need to make that word change to something bigger, better and more encouraging to my income. This is an invitation for those of you who would enjoy giving me some help.
Come read my blog. Post your comments below and I will even encourage positive criticism.
Yes, by listening to you, I can learn how to better do what I do. So won't you lend me an eye? Give me some input and help me do what I do best, BETTER???? On that note, how about some feedback on one of my latest jewelry creations? Take a look and leave your constructive critiques in a post on this page.

You can view additional photos of this newest jewelry design in our store at Handcrafted Jewelry USA.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Valentine Bracelet

Here is one of the newest items to be found in our Etsy store, Handcrafted Jewelry USA. This 7 1/2" bracelet is truly a beauty. The 18K GP chain is adorned with an assortment of semi precious Black Onyx, Aventurine, Smoky Quartz, Rose Quartz, and stunning Garnet beads cut to perfection. This bracelet shines and the 12mm Sesame Jasper Heart just polishes it off and pulls it together in a strikingly fashionable style. Visit our store to get a closer look and also check out other handcrafted, one of a kind pieces from Adrift Art Studio and C.S. Alexis.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Calling This Home

The vote is in and all hands agree. The official blog site for Adrift Art Studio and Handcrafted Jewelry USA is here and now! Isn't this exciting?

We made it official and are sticking with this site. Informative publications such as "how to" articles and jewelry and art information will all be published on just as it has been in the past. What we are saying good bye to are the sites that have served their purpose for the time. Moving forward, up and on we intend to give full attention to this blog.

That means all insights, suggestions, events and shares of interesting materials will be afforded here at the official Handcrafted Jewelry USA blog.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Here is shopping information all about purchasing jewelry beads

C.S. Alexis has just published her latest hub. This one covers information pertaining to purchasing jewelry beads. The jewelry bead industry is complex simply because there are so many different kinds of jewelry beads on the market. C.S. takes a closer look at the descriptions found on jewelry beads in jewelry supply catalogs and on jewelry bead packaging. Read her article and learn more about the complexities of jewelry beads.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Valentine's Day Special Designs

C.S. is working almost exclusively on Valentine's Day designs for the Etsy Shop. Make sure to check out the new jewelry offered there. It will be an on going supply of new handcrafted jewelry from Adrift Art Studio. Valentine's Day is the theme. You can count on something a bit different than the every Valentin's day color red. C. S. is doing things a little different...exciting jewelry is what you will find and it is all "one of a kind". Shop now!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Make A Handcrafted Necklace Clasp, Fish Hook Style

C.S. Alexis has another "how to" article published on, where she is a prominent contributor. This one outlines what it takes to handcraft a fish hook style, jewelry necklace clasp. It is all there to learn including a video demonstrating the action involved. Read it now.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Jewelry How To Article Published

Here is another one from Adrift Art Studio. C.S. Alexis published this instructional article on How to make your own jump rings. It includes a quick video and comparison of tools needed to do it your self. Handcrafted by C.S. Alexis.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Valentine's Day Hemp Bracelet Instruction

Just wanted to share this "how to" article with everyone. It is published on and has all the ingredients needed to guide anyone in making a Hemp Valentine's Day bracelet. Make sure to check it out.
You will find a list of tools and materials needed to complete the project with lots of good photos. The design is intended for anyone to be able to make a hemp bracelet in less than one hour. Have fun and enjoy. Happy New Year!