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A Celebration of New Love
by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Mommy Jewelry

For the Love of Mom Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love and there's no better person to express your feelings for than Mom. Give some "Mommy love" this holiday by gifting her jewelry that shows how much you adore her. Unlike the infamous "Mommy jeans," "Mommy jewelry" is something she'll want to show off and wear to keep her family close at all times. Mommy jewelry is a perfect way to commemorate her first Valentine's Day as a Mom or any year--from children, significant others, extended family or friends. If kids are old enough, let them help with style, color and design decisions for an even more meaningful present. Pass on the traditional flowers, chocolate and perfume gifts this year and make it a Valentine's Day to remember with these one-of-a-kind jewelry gifts for Mom.

Birthstone and Fingerprint Jewelry

Incorporate children's and other family member birthstones into custom jewelry designs. Use the suggested birthstone guide to find the corresponding birthstones and design with traditional birthstones or the Swarovski crystal color equivalent. For example, the traditional birthstone for January is garnet. Make Mom's day with a beaded garnet necklace, a sparkling garnet ring or earrings. These are easy to create with faceted garnet gems and settings. Wire wrap a garnet briolette to a necklace or earrings, or design with garnet Swarovski crystal and maroon Swarovski pearls. Add multiple birthstones for additional children and family members. For the Love of Mom

For the Love of Mom Create a timeless token of love with fingerprint jewelry. Use children's and/or parent's fingerprints to make a truly unique pendant. Fingerprint jewelry can be created using Omni Gel™, ICE Resin® or metal clay. Find more information on making fingerprint jewelry here.

Make a traditional Mother's Ring for Mom to showcase her family to the world. Created from two wedding bands joined by settings holding the birthstones of each child, it's a symbol of the eternal nature of a mother's love. View design inspiration and more information on Mother's Rings here.

Alphabet and Special Message Jewelry

Make a heart-warming gift by adding a child's or parent's name into a jewelry design. Spell it out in a loving presentation with alphabet charms and beads. Popular among retailers, the Dione® Add A Bead Jewelry System offers the ability to invent your own jewelry designs, incorporate key messages and also add birthstones. Or, create a simply beautiful gift by adding a ''MOM'' charm to necklace or bracelet chain.

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Use metal stamping or metal clay for personalized jewelry that speaks to the heart. Add initials, names or special sayings for a one-of-a-kind present. Research the meaning and origins of a child's name to find elements to include that honor their name. For instance, adding flowers in the jewelry design for daisy or rose, pearls for pearl or gemstones for jasper or ruby. Include something that speaks to a nickname in jewelry, such as a ladybug charm for a Mom who calls her child a "love bug."

Let Mom know how much she's loved and appreciated with affirmation charm jewelry she can cherish throughout the year. Find messages such as gratitude, love, miracles, dream, family and more for a stylish sentiment.

Symbols of Love Jewelry

Every Mom lights up when she thinks of her little "angels." Gift angel-themed jewelry to let her know how much she's appreciated and loved, and remind her that she's an angel too! View hundreds of angel design ideas for creative inspiration.

Shower her with love in heart-themed jewelry, including heart charms and beads. Show your appreciation for her endless love with an infinity symbol charm or locket necklace with family pictures.

Or, start a charm bracelet with love-inspired charms that can continue to be added to for future occasions.
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If you have your heart set on a traditional handwritten Valentine, place a love note to Mom in a bottle for a treasured pendant that can be attached to chain or leather cord for a precious trinket.

Browse through hundreds of ''Quick and Easy'' jewelry projects to help inspire the perfect project. Or shop finished jewelry, including gemstone and diamond earrings, bracelets, rings and more in the Create Compliments® jewelry line for stunning jewelry gifts. Add a hand-picked jewelry box or gift pouch for a unforgettable presentation.

And last but not least, consider pampering Mom with a Fire Mountain Gems and Beads gift certificate. Let her shop online (from the comfort of her own home) and select the perfect jewelry-making supplies for making her own special jewelry.

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