Sunday, October 12, 2014

Thank You.

I am very fortunate to be able to create Jewellery for a living. Somehow I was born already in love with the challenge of creating beautiful objects. The passion to create comes through me and when I am connected with that energy, I am at my most grounded and elated and focused all at the same time. 

Part of being an artist is having a viewer of the art. And I'm also a very practical gal, so I love the fact that I can create something that is meaningful for others and has a purpose beyond simple accessorizing. 

I am very grateful to be part of the process of connecting people to each other and being a way for someone to express their love or sympathy for another. Those words have become so cliché that they hardly represent the deep emotion that people feel in times of loss and sadness. 

I am profoundly moved by the stories behind the jewellery that I create for people. There are heartbreaking stories about losing a child, a husband, a companion, a best friend, multiple miscarriages and so on. And also the joyful celebrations I get to commemorate; new babies, marriages, and how to get all those family members on one charm! That's a happy challenge. And to those people who come to me for a charm for every milestone or birthday or Christmas, how lucky I feel that my work is chosen as a way to mark these occasions. 

I want to thank you all for allowing me and my work to be in your lives. I am honored to be a part of the process of loving and grieving and caring and celebrating. I am blessed that what I love to do can be a part of something meaningful for you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families, I hope you are all surrounded with the people you love!




Monday, October 6, 2014

How to clean tarnish from your matte finish silver Luxe Design jewellery.

The majority of our jewellery comes with a soft, matte finish, as opposed to a shiny, high polish finish. This is also known as a matte finish. We use this type of finish on our hand stamped jewellery to help make the small lettering and fine detail stand out. Once the jewellery is personalized by hand stamping, we oxidize it then matte finish it.

Our silver jewellery is pure 925 sterling silver jewellery. That means that under certain circumstances, it can tarnish. Tarnish is a reaction between the copper content of sterling silver and oxygen and moisture. It is annoying but can be easily removed. Because we have a particular type of finish, traditional cleaning dips are less effective than a professional cleaning pad or good old super fine steel wool. Check out our video to see these in action:


We sell these items in our cleaning kit here.

Customize Charms with a Lobster Claw to make it easier to add and remove charms.

If you want to be able to collect and add charms to a charm bracelet, you have the option to add a lobster claw to the end of the charm at the time that you place your order. This allows you or anyone to simply clip the charm to the charm bracelet or necklace, without the use of special tools. 
Check out our video to see the difference between a charm that comes with a standard jump ring that requires tools to put it on a bracelet, or one that has been customized with a lobster claw.

You can order lobster claws separately here, and see our full collection of charms and bracelets for charms here.

How to Open and Close a Jumpring to add Charms to a Bracelet Yourself.

If you purchase your charms over time as part of your ongoing collection, then you might want to add the charms yourself. This requires some basic tools. Check out our video to see the correct way to open and close a jump ring.


Design your own charm bracelet in sterling silver here.

How to Design Your Own Charm Bracelet at Luxe Design

Check out our video that shows you how do decide which charms you need to create the perfect charm bracelet to represent your family. 



This video also gives you a good idea about how to visually balance your collection of charms. Design your own charm bracelet here!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NEW! Sterling Silver Bracelets for Charms.

We have added four new styles of plain sterling silver bracelets for charms, and several new styles of personalized charm bracelets, already finished and just waiting for you to add names of your family members or favorite sayings. Our whole collection of sterling silver bracelets are on sale! From now until October 15, save 15%! Just use code XSBR155 during checkout.
Each bracelet has it's own unique attributes. Click on the pictures for details. Starting at $55, you can start a charm bracelet collection today, and add to your bracelet for each special occasion in your life.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sparkle Birthstones in Silver, Oxidized Silver, and Gold Filled. All 12 Birthstones Available.

Sparkle Birthstones can be mixed and matched with any of your personalized necklaces and bracelets. Choose a birthstone to represent each child or loved one.
3 Brand new Birthstone Charm Styles!

Our new collection of Sparkle Birthstone Charms comes in three finishes; Sterling Silver, Oxidized Antique Sterling Silver and Gold. These beauties are set only along the edge, allowing maximum light to shine through and create a stunning sparkle. They are designed to mix and match with all of our charms, and can be slid on to most chains. Available in all 12 birthstone colors.

Gold Birthstone Charms with Genuine Diamonds, Sapphires, Emeralds, Rubies, and more.

Our birthstone charms featuring flush set stones in sterling silver have always been a popular choice. We now have a new option with genuine gemstones and solid 14 Karat Yellow Gold. Choose any birthstone including genuine emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds! Also available in White Gold and Rose Gold by request.
   


These beautiful set stones aren't only for representing the birth month of your loved ones, choose your favorite jewels to add to your collection of charms. Diamonds go with everything, and are for everyone, of course! Prices vary depending on the rarity of the gemstone, charms range from $100 for the diamond to $325 for the alexandrite.
Some new styles added in 14 Karat Yellow Gold, also available in White and Rose Gold by request. And of course, all of these items are also available in sterling silver!






Check out our latest Deal of the Day! Save 23% off our NEW gold inifinty bracelet. SHOP NOW >
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Friday, June 13, 2014

The Starfish




 
This richly detailed sterling silver charm is created from the impression of an actual starfish. It has a dark, oxidized finish to bring out the incredible detail and texture of this delicate starfish.

MEANING & SYMBOLISM
Inspiration, Intuition
, Divine Love, Guidance

In days gone by, the starfish was thought of as the star that fell from the sky. It has been seen as a symbol of the Virgin Mary and as such represents deep divine love, safe voyages over stormy waters, and guidance through difficult times. If you see a starfish in your dreams, it can signify a period of healing and regeneration.