Angel Jewelry with Birthstones
We've all heard the expression "Mommy's little angel." Whether we've been on the giving or receiving end of that expression, it's an endearing phrase that we hold close to our hearts. Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, birthdays and Christmas are all good times to create jewelry lines that celebrate Mom by representing each of her precious little angels using their birthstones.
Birthstone jewelry is an ever-popular trend that allows jewelry makers to create a number of designs at one time, that customers feel are personalized and individual. Tying to the guardian angel theme adds a spiritual element to an emotional choice.
Angel birthstone jewelry and accessories can go to anyone. A necklace and earring set to a young lady, with angels in her birthstone. A larger style on a key ring for a young man going out into the world. A stickpin or tie-tac for the business owner. And, of course, Mom or Grandma: a pendant with birthstone angels of all her kids, grandkids and more. We've seen family trees made using fine chain to show who's related to who. It works if you're not as big a family as the Waltons. There's a sweet (but a little sad) version for Grandma--made with Grandpa's birthstone. (He can help out her guardian angel for a while, right?)
There's also home décor--a wire tree decorated with family angels with the appropriate birthstone, like Carolyn Fiene's
February Tree. Instead of hearts, think birthstone angels! Don't forget to leave some branches bare, so you can add the newest little ones to the tree. You can do it in reverse, too, for the genealogy guru in the family--trace back their ancestors using birthstones!
Jewelry makers aren't limited to actual gemstone beads, either. There are unlimited ways to create angel jewelry using a variety of beading materials such as Swarovski crystals, cone beads, faceted glass and more. Yet jewelry-making takes time, so it's easier to keep your design offerings manageable: create a few angel design patterns as your "Mommy's Little Angel" collection. When it's time to personalize the jewelry for your customers, select beading materials in their children's birthstone colors. Those you can pre-make, too--just add them to your designs using jumprings or split rings right in front of your customers!
It's beneficial to keep a birthstone chart in your workstation as well as at your booth if you're designing at artisan fairs or craft shows. Be sure to have a selection of beading materials in each month's birthstone color readily available so you always have the supplies on hand when a custom angel order comes in. With personalization gaining in popularity in the jewelry industry, setting yourself apart from the rest with angel birthstone jewelry may be the key to your success.
Create jewelry and decor for the young and the young at heart. After all, no matter how old we get, our mothers still light up when they think of us--their little angel.
Key materials for making beaded angels ...
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