Valentine’s Day Gifts

Happy New Year to all!  Can’t believe January is gone and Valentine’s Day is almost here.  So I thought I’d whip up some perky hoop earrings to brighten up the cold winter months still with us.  Shades of red & garnet, and purple & pink ought to do the trick and are perfect Valentine’s Day gift items for that special someone in your life, or better yet, for yourself!  I also created a necklace incorporating a Red Creek Jasper disk as the focal point with Carnelian and Fire Opal beads to give the piece a little pop.  Another great Valentine’s Day gift.  So stay warm & nourished, and add a little color to your wardrobe to fend off the winter time blues!

 

Spring Belt Buckle

I love this belt buckle for Spring! Made with Amazonite teardrop semi-precious stones, aqua Swarovski crystals, and shimmering glass seed beads, it is sure to lift your spirits and help transition your wardrobe for the longer and hopefully sunnier days of Spring!

CT Shoreline Arts Trail

Hi folks,

Anyone looking for great holiday gift ideas should check out the Shoreline Arts Trail this weekend. The trail consists of artists living/working in Branford, Guilford & Madison CT. Studios and shops will be open to the public on Sat Nov 17th – Sun Nov 18th from 10am – 4pm each day. Look for the bright yellow “Open Studio” signs to help you find a particular studio or shop. If you go the website www.shorelineartstrail.com you will find a trail map and listing of all the individual artists. This is a great way to find unique gifts (for yourself or others) and to help support local artists & businesses! So get out there this weekend and happy shopping!

Oh yeah, Creek Chic Designs is participating with the Arts Trail at Chroma Gallery in Guilford. We are located in the silver iconic Quanset hut at 20c Church Street. Stop by and say hello, and check out some great handcrafted jewelry & belt buckles!

Beach Stone Pendants

Check out these fabulous beach stone pendants. I love them! Very light to wear, and complements any outfit. Nice and natural. Will go great with a Creek Chic beach stone belt buckle. I have a nice selection of stones…different shapes, colors & sizes. A few even look like hearts.

Beach Stone Pendants

Swarovski Crystals

Since we’re on the subject of crystals, I thought I would give a quick blurb about what distinguishes Swarovski crystals from all others. Firstly, crystals differ from plain cut glass because they contain lead. Swarovski crystals contain 24% lead oxide and are 100% man made. The lead content enhances the natural spectrum of light, increases the weight, brilliance and prismatic qualities of the glass. Swarovski crystals are the finest in the world. They are made in Austria and named after the Austrian glass cutter Daniel Swarovski who invented the grinding machine in 1895.

Some crystals have what’s called an AB coating which stands for Aurora Borealis. This gives the crystal a very light rainbow effect that is usually applied to one half of a crystal bead. So, there you have it…now go forth and adorn yourself with crystals!

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