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Christmas Giveaway

It's Christmas time

and there's no better time

to show appreciation for my newsletter followers

than by having a GIVEAWAY!

There will be one winner and

here is the prize...

A Lovely Turquoise Crystal and Pearl
Sterling Silver Necklace and  Pierced Earring Set
($60.00 value)

If you are already a subscriber

to my newsletter you are automatically entered.

If you are not a newsletter subscriber,

and would like to enter, you can enter by subscribing 

to my newsletter here:

Simply fill in the fields and  then click on

"Subscribe to List"

You will be sent an email and

you must "confirm" the subscription in

order for your entry to be valid.

This is a 16.75 inch sterling silver chain necklace with 

drop beads comprised of Swarovski crystals and pearls.

The matching Swarovski crystal, pearl and hammered 

sterling silver earrings are suspended on sterling silver 

hook style ear wires and are approximately 1 1/2 inches 

in length.

The draw will be held on Saturday Dec 14/13

and the winner will be notified by email.

EDIT: WINNER is Cheryl Goodhead

Merry Christmas Everyone

and Good Luck!

A Personal Gift for any Knitter...

I have added a new section 

to my Etsy shop

I've made some 

with beautiful Swarovski Teardrop Pearls

Stitch Markers are a "must have" item

for any knitter but these luxury ones

are made of sterling silver and

feature teardrop Swarovski pearls

adorned with Bali daisy spacers 

and sterling silver beads

Any of these sets of stitch markers

would make a lovely

and personal gift

for any  knitter on your list!

Visit my Stitch Marker section

for more details and more pictures!

Your comments are Welcome

50% Off Limited Time

Take advantage of

 50% Off Handmade Jewelry

in my Etsy Shop

For a limited time,

you can do your Christmas shopping

at discounted pricing here

While you're in my shop

be sure to browse around at some of my new

Holiday Inspired Jewelry

It's been snowing up here

and there's nothing like snow to put you in the mood

for Christmas shopping!

Your comments are welcome

And the winner is....


to Carey Plowman

She is the winner of my

Breast Cancer Awareness Earrings

These earrings will be finding their way to her soon.

She tells me that she plans to give these earrings

to her aunt who is a survivor!

I'm sure she will love them!

Thanks to all who entered :)

Your comments are welcome


October ~ Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Giveaway

Each year, in October I write a blog post

to raise awareness about Breast Cancer.

The following statistics were taken from the

In 2013, breast cancer continues to be the most
common cancer diagnosis in Canadian women
 over the age of 20 – with 1 in 4 cancer
 diagnoses being breast cancer.

It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in
Canadian women, after lung cancer.

Fewer Canadian women are dying from breast cancer
today than in the past.

Breast cancer deaths have decreased by 42 percent
since the peak in 1986 due to earlier detection through
 regular mammography screening, advances in screening
technology, and improved treatments.

One in 9 Canadian women is expected to develop breast 
cancer during her lifetime (by the age of 90).

One in 29 Canadian women will die from breast cancer.

Again this year I am including the link to an article from

This article provides information about breast health

and instructs on how to do a proper breast self exam

Please familiarize yourselves with your breasts and learn 

to properly examine your breasts. 

You owe it to yourself to take the 

best care of yourself

Here's the link:

I urge you to examine your breasts

on a regular basis and have your mammograms and

other diagnostic tests as prescribed by your

health care provider as early detection

is of the utmost importance.

and now, as promised

A Giveaway
(Giveaway Ended Oct 31/13)
Giveaway Prize

This pair of Swarovski Crystal and Sterling Silver

Breast Cancer Awareness Earrings

(valued at $36.00) will be given

away to one lucky winner.

If you are a resident of

Canada or the United States,

you are invited to enter the draw

which will be held Nov 1/13.

The good news is that you

 don't have to jump through hoops to enter!

Here's how to enter:

In the comment section of this post,

leave your name and the contact info

where you can be reached 

should you be my lucky winner.

It's not a requirement,

but I'd love it if you'd

"Like" my Facebook Fan Page here:

Thanks :)

(Last date to enter is Oct 31/13.Winner will be contacted
 Nov 1/13 and
will have 24 hours to respond otherwise
a new winner will be selected)

Don't forget to help me win a contest...
Follow this link:

Your comments are welcome

Please Vote :)

Please vote for my necklace :)

I've entered my

latest creation into a contest

on my friend Kristin Aquarianns' blog

Halloween Orange and Black Cluster Drop Silver Necklace

I'd really love if you could help me win

by clicking on the picture of my necklace

(spot #15) in Kristin's blog post here:

or here:

 aquariann's Halloween Shop Hop

If you really, really want to help me out

I'd love if you shared the link to this blog post

on your social media and encourage your

friends to vote for my necklace too :)

Here's the link to this blog post:

Please Vote :)

Thanks in advance and

stayed tuned for my giveaway 

which starts on October 1st/13.

Your comments are welcome

Vacation and Savings For You

Orange Red Brown Leaf Necklace Leaf Earrings Set Silver

I've just finished a wonderful week of vacation

travelling in Quebec.

It is such a beautiful province with

marvelous scenery.

We walked the cobblestone streets of "Old Quebec"

and travelled up the northern coast of the St Lawrence river.

The scenery was gorgeous with the majestic mountains 

on one side and seaway on the other. 

It was breathtaking!

I actually saw a whale from the car while we driving 

along the highway and if any of you know me, 

you know how much I love whales!

We took a whale watching cruise from

Baie-Ste-Catherine and

I saw beluga whales in their natural environment.

We also saw minke whales and fin whales in

the Saint Lawrence river.

We spent an afternoon

shopping the quaint boutiques and visiting the 

art galleries of Rue Ste Jean Baptiste in


I am starting my second week of holidays

which will be more of a relaxing week.

I'm hoping to spend a few days with my daughter Karly 

and my granddaughter Chloe.

Crystal Astral Pink Teardrop Sterling Silver Drop Earrings

To celebrate my vacation with you,

I am offering a ten percent discount

on my handmade jewelry in my Etsy shop,

Please use coupon code VACATION

in the appropriate place during the checkout process.

Take advantage of these savings until 

Sunday Sept 22/13 when the coupon code expires.

Your comments are welcome


Summer Sale at BeadedEmbellishments

I'm having a sale in my Etsy shop,

For a limited time

my  jewelry designs in silver

with pearls crystals and stones

are on sale for

25% off regular prices.

Click on this link to start shopping:


Your comments are welcome


It's Time to Celebrate!

To honor our fine countries,

I have designed 2 pair of earrings.

Each was designed to be representative 

of their respective nations symbols and colors

What better way to show appreciation 

for our great countries

than to adorn ourselves in our nations colors!

United States


Let's all remember to celebrate and 

be thankful for

our many blessings :)

Your comments are welcome


Giveaway on Aquariann's Blog

Jewelry Giveaway

Be sure to hop on over to

Aquariann's Blog

and enter her giveaway

for a chance to win

a $25.00 gift card

from my Etsy shop,


Deadline for entries is May 30/13

Good Luck to all

and a special

"Thank you"

to Kristin :)

BeadedEmbellishments on Etsy

Spring Sale

Help me celebrate Spring

by heading over to my Etsy shop

and take advantage of  discounts

on my handmade jewelry

during my Spring Sale

Prices are already marked down

so there's no coupon code required.

Shop early for the best selection!

Happy Spring :)


Making Limeade from Limes or Turtle Soup from Turtle Jasper

These turtle jasper beads

were sent to me in error in

one of my bead orders.

To be honest, I thought they were ugly

when I first saw them,

but I decided to keep them anyway

and see if I could transform them

into something beautiful.

As it turns out,

I like this necklace quite a bit

and am contemplating keeping it 

and adding it to my own jewelry wardrobe!

What do you think?


A New Favourite

This is my new favourite...

Soft, pretty and oh so feminine

 Vintage rose Swarovski crystals

together with the golden Swarovski crystals 

makes for a stunning combination in these

teardrop dangle sterling silver earrings

Stay tuned to my shop

as I will be adding more handmade jewelry 

incorporating this neutral and romantic color palette

Absolutely perfect for any occasion...

Your comments are welcome


Vacation and a Spring Coupon Code

I'm on a week of vacation from my day job

 and that's great news for me but also for you!!!

While I'm enjoying a leisurely week of holidays,

my Etsy shop will remain open for business

with the provision that if I am out of town,

orders placed between March 18 - March 24/13

might not be shipped until March 25/13

The good news for you  is that while I'm catching up

on a little bit of rest and relaxation

(and playing with my granddaughter, Chloe)

you can take advantage of savings

on my beautiful handmade jewelry.

 I am offering a Coupon Code

for a 15% discount on any purchase

in my shopBeadedEmbellishments

This offer is available for one week only

 from March 18/13 to March 24/13

Please follow this link to my shop to find

the Coupon Code in my shop announcement

directly beneath my shop banner


Don't miss out on future sales, coupon codes

or giveaways, subscribe now to receive my newsletter 

directly into your inbox


Your comments are welcome


The Finished Product...

This set has been "in the works"

for a bit longer than usual

but is now completed

and I couldn't be more thrilled with the results.

This necklace and earring set

is fashioned with Crystal Copper Swarovski crystals

in the rondelle shapes and the cubist shapes

as well as round Swarovski Montana sapphire crystals.

Each crystal bead is flanked by sterling silver beads

and each bead station is individually wire wrapped and

connected to each other with sterling silver wire. 

Short segments of sterling silver chain were 

also incorporated to add detail to this stunning necklace.

Earrings were made with similar shaped Swarovski crystals 

in the same color palette using smaller beads 

and sterling silver chain, all

 suspended from sterling silver lever back ear wires.

This substantial necklace measures approximately 

37 1/2 inches in length and can be worn as a single strand 

or doubled up to keep the focus up towards the face.

It lends itself to more dressy occasions

and will surely be a topic of conversation!