Thursday, October 16, 2008

Handmade Beaded Jewelry

When you head out looking for a piece of handmade beaded jewelry you need to put a bit of thought it into it before you start searching. Think about the person you're buying the gift for. What do they wear regularly? Do they like jewelry or do they save it for special occasions? Some people only wear jewelry at work, while others will switch out sets when they come home or head out for the evening. Take a moment to inventory the jewelry that your significant other wears.

Think about whether the jewelry you select should have any meaning. For instance, most people who love jewelry will often prefer gold or silver. Silver is a wonderfully flexible material, and you'll find that if you don't know which camp your lover falls into that silver makes a great compromise. It has a lovely, glowing sheen, and it tends to be harder than gold. Remember that pure silver is considered too soft to wear on a day to day basis, so think about getting sterling silver, or any other silver that has been alloyed to make it a little tougher.

The elaborateness of the piece of handmade beaded jewelry in question should also come into play. How complex are the decorations of the person that you are buying for? While some people prefer that their rings and necklaces should be very complex and detailed, other people prefer a real fluidity and simplicity of design. If your significant other is short and wouldn't mind looking taller, get longer necklaces with a V-shape. You'll also find that a choker or a U shaped necklace will shorten someone's appearance.

When you are looking for the pendants that will hang from the necklace, keep in mind that if your beloved has a fuller figure that they can complement their bodies with larger pieces. If your significant other is smaller, however, make sure that you don't overwhelm them with a piece that is too large.

Take a look and find out what is out there and make sure that you can make your loved one happy! Take some time to do your shopping and you'll find that finding handmade beaded jewelry that is one of a kind is a great deal easier than you think.

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