Monday, 9 May 2011

Lots of excitement here at Crystal Towers today.....I received the Offical Jane McDonald Concert Programme for 2011 in which Crystal Angels Jewellery Designs has a whole page feature! Not only that, but I am also featured in the credits which reads, " Jewellery for Jane McDonald by Debbie James " I am very proud!

Working hard at the moment on a few new collections and lots of new ideas. I wish I had the time to keep up with my ideas!

Coming soon, I will be doing a blog giveaway, and the prize is a fabulous pair of Gaia stone and sterling silver earrings, they are amazing! A very rich emerald green colour.

A little teaser for those on a spiritual path.....I have, after a very long search and much negotiating, located some VERY special beads. I will be making a limited quantity of spiritual jewellery with these beads as they are very powerful. Not telling you what they are yet, you will have to keep checking back here to find out!!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

WOW!!!! I don't know if it is the lovely sunny weather, but I have been feeling very inspired of late. I have had tons of ideas for new jewellery collections, and have been busy sketching, designing and making pretty much non stop! I have been working on 2 new collections, one is a collection of bracelets, as I don't feel I have made enough of these, tending to concentrate on necklaces and a few earrings. The bracelets will all have the wow factor, statement pieces to be worn with style! The other collection is a collection of necklaces all featuring a generous sprinkling of sparkly crystals, hearts, flowers, or a gorgeous focal pendant. These are in a range of lovely bright colours, perfect for the coming season. If you follow me on facebook, you will know that I have struggled with a name for this collection, but I have finally narrowed it down to 2 possibles........but I'm not revealing them yet!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011


Coming soon from Crystal Angels Jewellery, Friendship Bracelets! I have had lots of requests for some jewellery that would make a good gift, so after giving it lots of thought, I decided that the answer was a range of simple friendship bracelets, perfect for giving as a gift, or as a treat for yourself.

Launching the range there are 3 bracelets, Green Aventurine, Rose Quartz and Aqua Jade. The bracelets are a mix of semi precious stones, Swarovski crystals and faceted crystals, they are all one size, so no need to worry about measurements, and they are of course, gift wrapped. Each one is beaded in a completely different pattern so no 2 will ever be exactly the same. I do have plans to add more selection to this range in time, but the initial 3 colours are all very fresh and pretty. Each bracelet also has 2 sterling silver heart charms!

I am hoping to launch these in the next few days, so if you are still stuck for a Mothers Day gift, this may be the answer for you!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

I have been really busy designing and creating lately. I have been working on statement pieces, which as you may know is my signature style, and using the most amazing stones. I will be uploading all the new pieces onto my website tomorrow. Pictured here is Smokey Lemon Quartz combined with Smokey Quartz and Swarovski crystals.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

New on my website, a collection of gemstone and sterling silver earrings. These are perfect as a gift or just as a treat for yourself, all come gift wrapped and free delivery. Go deserve it!

Friday, 18 February 2011

I am now a member of The Guild Of Jewellery Designers!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Colour Of The Year

World colour espeerts PANTONE ( not to be confused with Pantene shampoo!!)have announced that the colour of the year for 2011 is Honeysuckle. This is the most gorgeous shade of pink and personally I couldn't be happier as I adore any shade of pink. Now I have the perfect excuse to make lots of pink jewellery!

Saturday, 5 February 2011

I am really thrilled that I have been accepted as a member of The British Jewellers Association!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Buying Jewellery As A Gift

Swarovski crystal heart earrings on sterling silver earwires.

When you are considering buying jewellery as a gift, much depends on the type of person the recipient is. If it is someone you know well, then the chances are you will know their preferred colours, styles etc, so you may find it quite easy to select a piece of jewellery for them.

However, if you are unsure of what the recipient would really like, it is probably best to select something that is quite simple in design in a more neutral and muted colour such as the paler greens, soft pinks or smokey grey, which includes gemstones such as Rose Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Jade, Prehnite and Quartz crystal. Although purple is quite a strong colour, most people do like Amethyst, so this too would be a good choice.

Keep to fairly simple, uncomplicated designs, as the more complex designs can be a matter of personal preference, not suited to everyone.

Generally speaking, necklaces tend to be fairly standard sizes, although if you are choosing jewellery for a fuller figured lady, you will need to take into account the finished piece of the necklace and will need to allow for a longer length. A standard necklace size is usually around 18 inches.

When choosing a bracelet, if the design fastens with any sort of clasp, you will need to have a reasonable idea of the recipients wrist size, or ensure that the bracelet is fitted with an extender chain, allowing it to fit larger sizes. The average bracelet size tends to be 7 1/2 - 8 inches. Another option is to choose a design that is made from jewellers elastic, allowing it to stretch onto the wrist and fitting quite a range of sizes. Another popular option is memory wire, which coils around the wrist. This is also a better option if your recipient has any sort of dexterity problems as there are no clasps to worry about.

When choosing earrings, it is always a better option to choose earwires that are made of sterling silver, as opposed to plated metals. The design is very much down to personal preference, but if you are unsure, it is better to play safe and choose a relatively simple design, rather than large, fussy designs. I would highly recommend something like a pair of Swarovski crystal heart earrings if you are at all unsure, these have good all round appeal and what lady doesn't like sparkle?

Make sure you choose a gift wrap option if not wrapping the jewellery yourself, it gives a lovely finishing touch and makes the recipient feel pampered and special, like you have really taken care over the gift.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Attention all bead lovers! I am having a major studio sort out and selling some of my beads, you can find them here-
More to be added soon, so keep checking back!