Crowning Glory Earrings

Every woman needs a pair of crown earrings. Whether you are feeling like Queen for a Day, whether you have just earned a promotion, whether you have cracked the glass ceiling or whether you are feeling like royalty, you need a pair of beautiful, unique crown earrings. Crown earrings make a great gift for yourself, your mentor, a high-achieving daughter or for a special woman at a special milestone.

Here are some of the crown earrings in my Etsy shop, SusanDolphinDelaney, where I make #JewelryForBusyWomen. There is a link at the end of the post where you can see all of my crown earrings.

POSIEDON’S CROWN https://www.etsy.com/listing/693534646/posiedons-crown-earrings-crowns-plated?ga_search_query=crown&ref=shop_items_search_4&frs=1
ROYALTY https://www.etsy.com/listing/693549312/royalty-earrings-brass-crowns-top?ga_search_query=crown&ref=shop_items_search_1&frs=1
QUEEN FOR A DAY https://www.etsy.com/listing/693541516/queen-for-a-day-earrings-golden-crowns?ga_search_query=crown&ref=shop_items_search_3&frs=1
A NATURAL QUEEN https://www.etsy.com/listing/707397617/a-natural-queen-earrings-golden-crowns?ga_search_query=crown&ref=shop_items_search_2&frs=1
ROSE GOLD CROWN EARRINGS https://www.etsy.com/listing/707380279/rose-gold-crown-earrings-micro-pave-with?ga_search_query=crown&ref=shop_items_search_5&frs=1

Here is the link to my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney?ref=ss_profile Just put the word crown in the search box and you will see them all.

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Religious Themed Jewelry for Christians and Jews

Spirituality has been a focus in my life ever since I was a child. This post is for my sisters in Christianity and Judaism who want to display their spiritual beliefs. There are six Christian themed items, two crossover items reflecting God’s “bow in the sky”, applicable to both Christians and Jews, and two Jewish offerings.

GOLD VERMEIL CROSS. Sterling silver heavily plated with 24K gold. On an heirloom gold filled box chain. Can be worn this way or shiny side out. https://www.etsy.com/listing/710568315/gold-vermeil-cross-pendant-24k-gold-over?ref=shop_home_active_8&frs=1
BELIEVE. Sterling silver charm with star on one side and the word BELIVE on the other. Lavender/silver Edison Pearl. Sterling wheat chain.https://www.etsy.com/listing/693096133/believe-pendant-with-lavender-edison?ref=shop_home_active_88&frs=1
MILAGROS EARRINGS. Sterling milagros on sterling marquis ear wires with soft pink/silver Edison pearls.https://www.etsy.com/listing/682616250/milagros-earrings-artisan-sterling?ga_search_query=milagro&ref=shop_items_search_1&frs=1
SANTA FE OPEN CROSS EARRINGS. Sterling open crosses. Sterling Leverbacks. Lavender/silver Edison pearls.https://www.etsy.com/listing/697835216/santa-fe-crosses-earrings-artisan?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1
EARRINGS SACRED HEART. Gold bronze hearts. Heirloom gold filled leverbacks.https://www.etsy.com/listing/697798368/sacred-heart-earrings-gold-bronze-hearts?ref=shop_home_active_7&frs=1
LIMONCELLO PENDANT WITH CROSS CHARM. Lemon quartz mined in Brazil and bezeled in gold vermeil. Gold bronze cross. PLEASE NOTE, I CAN SUBSTITUTE A LEAF CHARM WITH A BEAUTIFUL EDISON PEARL FOR THE CROSS. See last photo in listing. https://www.etsy.com/listing/681872454/limoncello-pendant-with-cross-charm?ga_search_query=limoncello&ref=shop_items_search_1&frs=1

Now for the crossover jewelry that both Christians and Jews would wear: rainbow jewelry reminding us of God’s promise to keep his Covenant with us.

RAINBOW MOONSTONE PENDANT WITH PEARL. A stunning rainbow moonstone with a rainbow flashing down one side. The moonstone also flashes blue all over its surface. Gold vermeil bezel. Heirloom gold filled box chain. https://www.etsy.com/listing/703833975/the-end-of-the-rainbow-pendant-rainbow?ga_search_query=rainbow&ref=shop_items_search_3&frs=1
RAINBOWS FOREVER EARRINGS. Rainbow lamp work glass. Sterling bead caps, wire and leverbacks.https://www.etsy.com/listing/703837345/rainbows-forever-earrings-lampwork-with?ga_search_query=rainbow&ref=shop_items_search_2&frs=1
STERLING STAR OF DAVID. Gorgeous textured Star of David. Texture is on both sides. Solid sterling ring. Sterling wheat chain.https://www.etsy.com/listing/693047073/star-of-david-pendant-artisan-sterling?ga_search_query=star&ref=shop_items_search_2&frs=1
BLUE AND SILVER SWIRL EARRINGS. Lampwork glass. Sterling bead caps, wire and ear wires.https://www.etsy.com/listing/692224323/polar-vortex-earrings-artisan-cobalt?ga_search_query=polar&ref=shop_items_search_1&frs=1

I hope you will visit my Etsy shop, SusanDolphinDelaney, https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney?ref=search_shop_redirect where I offer #JewelryForBusyWomen. My earrings, pendants and necklaces will never distract you. You can put them on in the morning and forget about them. At least until someone compliments you.

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Birthday and Anniversary Gifts

Please allow me to show you some unique and beautiful Birthday and Anniversary gifts. Some are real Statement Pieces, one of a kind. Others are simply classic and stunning. Buy now to be sure your gift is still available.

SUNRISE IN FOG https://www.etsy.com/listing/690867791/sunrise-in-fog-basha-bead-tubes-pearl?ref=shop_home_active_36&frs=1

DINNER DATE https://www.etsy.com/listing/697145579/dinner-date-earrings-vintage-west-german?ref=shop_home_active_53&frs=1
SILVERY BLUE PEARL NECKLACE https://www.etsy.com/listing/676606508/silvery-blue-pearl-necklace-stunning?ref=shop_home_active_35&frs=1
PETITE GEMSTONE NECKLACE https://www.etsy.com/listing/690927219/petite-gemstone-necklace-pearl-amethyst?ref=shop_home_active_38&frs=1
BELIEVE PENDANT https://www.etsy.com/listing/693096133/believe-pendant-with-lavender-edison?ref=shop_home_active_58&frs=1
FIRST LIGHT ROSE QUARTZ AND PIND EDISON PEARL https://www.etsy.com/listing/680007004/first-light-pendant-brazilian-rose?ref=shop_home_active_46&frs=1PENDANT
LIMONCELLO LEMON QUARTZ PENDANT WITH CROSS CHARMhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/681872454/limoncello-pendant-with-cross-charm?ref=shop_home_active_28&frs=1
FOUR SCORE YEARS AGO VINTAGE LUCITE BEAD EARRINGS https://www.etsy.com/listing/682870798/four-score-years-ago-earrings-lucite?ref=shop_home_active_21&frs=1
THE GREATEST PLEASURE IN LIFE ANNE CHOI QUOTE PEARL NECKLACEhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/697832371/the-greatest-pleasure-in-life-anne-choi?ref=shop_home_active_12&frs=1
ORBICULAR JASPER NECKLACE WITH CITRINES AND RICE PEARLS https://www.etsy.com/listing/697838445/orbicular-jasper-necklace-citrines-white?ref=shop_home_active_11&frs=1
EDISON’S TULIPS PENDANT WITH TWO EDISON PEARLShttps://www.etsy.com/listing/698482185/edisons-tulip-pendant-two-large-edison?ref=shop_home_active_4&frs=1

I hope you will visit my shop SusanDolphinDelaney on Etsy. www.susandolphindelaney.etsy.com I ship everything First Class Package, so if you buy today, you will have your gift in plenty of time.

The Greatest Pleasure in Life

I made my first piece with one of Anne Choi’s quote beads. The quote reads, “The Greatest Pleasure in Life is Doing What People Say You Cannot Do.”

Amen!

I strung the oxidized silver bead with large gray pearls, dotted sterling bead caps and spacers and six blue flash labradorites. The clasp is sterling.

THE GREATEST PLEASURE IN LIFE ANNE CHOI PEARL NECKLACEhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/697832371/the-greatest-pleasure-in-life-anne-choi?ref=shop_home_active_12&frs=1

Easter is coming. Mother’s Day is Coming. Graduations are coming. Your birthday is coming.

I make Luxe Minimalist Jewelry for Busy Women. My Etsy shop is SusanDolphinDelaney: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney?ref=ss_profile

I hope you will visit and find something for yourself or for a loved one.

And They Call the Wind Mariah

I bought a fascinating glass sculpture from a talented glass artist in Scotland. He called it “Wind.” But what I saw was a gorgeous pregnant belly. So I called the wind Mariah.

Mother’s Day is coming up and this would be a great gift to yourself to commemorate your pregnancy, current or past. Or a great gift to another mother.

I’ll let you decide what it looks like:

MARIAH https://www.etsy.com/listing/690848953/mariah-artisan-dichroic-glass-sculpture?ref=shop_home_active_50&frs=1

This subtle glass sculpture is aqua with deeply encased lilac dichroic on the front and gold, orange and aqua dichroic on the back. The artist added a violet luster when he annealed it in the kiln.

Whatever you see here, it would be a great Mother’s Day gift for yourself or another mother. My Etsy shop is SusanDolphinDelaney: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=690848953

Lucite: Eighty Years Later

I admit that I never thought I would make jewelry with Lucite. Then I found some 80 year old vintage Lucite beads. After so many years, they develop chatoyancy, a cat’s eye phenomena seen mostly in gems and translucency. Their reflectance can be seen across the room.

FOUR SCORE YEARS AGO VINTAGE LUCITE EARRINGS https://www.etsy.com/listing/682870798/four-score-years-ago-earrings-lucite?ref=shop_home_active_21&frs=1
MOONGLOW THROUGH LILACS VINTAGE LUCITE BEADS WITH STERLINGhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/682873914/moonglow-through-lilacs-earrings-80-year?ref=shop_home_active_20&frs=1
MERMAID PEARLS EARRINGS VINTAGE LUCITE AND STERLING https://www.etsy.com/listing/682876662/mermaid-pearls-earrings-80-year-old?ref=shop_home_active_19&frs=1

I did not shy away from pairing these amazing gems with sterling silver.

I listed them today on my Etsy shop, SusanDolphinDelaney.

Lucite is light weight and waterproof, perfect for the office and the beach.

I hope you will visit my shop, SusanDolphinDelaney: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=690848953

Were There DROIDS in Ancient Crete

I was lucky enough to buy some beads from a visionary lamp work artist from Luxembourg. One pair seemed to have eyes and reminded me of DROIDS. Another seemed to have been excavated from Ancient Crete. It made me wonder if there were droids even then.

DROIDS EARRINGS LAMPWORK FROM LUXEMBOURG AND STERLING SILVERhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/682543416/droids-earrings-visionary-luxembourg?ref=shop_home_active_32&frs=1
ANCIENT CRETE PENDANT LAMPWORK FROM LUXEMBOURG AND STERLINGhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/682150176/ancient-crete-pendant-visionary-lampwork?ref=shop_home_active_29&frs=1

I just added these and six other items to my Etsy shop, SusanDolphinDelaney. I hope you will visit and see if there is anything there with your name on it.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=690848953

I make Luxe Jewelry for busy women who want to put on their jewelry in the morning and forget about it until they take it off in the evening. However, I build into each piece fascination. If you are stuck in a boring meeting or on a long call, you can look at your pendant or one earring and discover all of the unique features in it.

Sunrise in Fog

When I opened the package with these two remarkable Basha Bead tubes, I immediately “saw” this necklace.

The Basha beads begin with pink and silver, move to aqua and silver and finish with shade upon shade of silver. I used a single large Swarovski pearl as the center of the design. I strung the Basha Bead tubes on tiny silver beads for flexibility and finished the necklace with plump lavender rice pearls.

SUNRISE IN FOG NECKLACE BASHA BEADS LAVENDER PEARLShttps://www.etsy.com/listing/690867791/sunrise-in-fog-basha-bead-tubes-pearl?ref=shop_home_active_36&frs=1

My Etsy shop, SusanDolphinDelaney, is now open. I make luxe, minimalist jewelry for working women. My necklaces, pendants and earrings can be put on in the morning and forgotten until you take them off. They will never distract, although you will get lots of compliments. https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=690848953

Dawn Light on Snow

A remarkable, nature-loving metalsmith created this nest of twigs from brass. She half-silvered it, giving it the look of golden dawnlight on snow. I hung an icy blue Basha Bead from the nest.

The bead dances with every shade of silver and of pale aqua. The pendant is 2”.

This pendant necklace will be a great companion in a long meeting, as you study the half-silvering of the nest and the mystery within the Basha Bead. I hung the pendant from a 1.3 mm 18” sterling wheat chain.

DAWNLIGHT ON SNOW PENDANT BASHA BEAD HALF SILVERED GOLD BRASShttps://www.etsy.com/listing/679166038/dawnlight-on-snow-pendant-basha-bead?ref=shop_home_active_40&frs=1

My Etsy shop, SusanDolphinDelaney: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=690848953

To see ALL OF MY BASHA BEAD EARRINGS, PENDANTS AND NECKLACES CLICK HERE: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney?ref=ss_profile&search_query=basha

A Pearl with Endless Fascination

I bought a silver blue baroque pearl which was utterly amazing. The ridges and valleys on the pearl offered beauty and peace. Then I looked at it in bright light. Whoa! Coral luster with flashes of emerald. Once I moved it and the whole back flashed emerald.

I was lucky enough to find some silver blue pearls in the same hue, only darker. I put the necklace together and added accents of white pearls.

Here are photos of the necklace, the luster on the front of the pearl and the luster on the back.

SILVERY BLUE PEARL NECKLACE WITH EXTRAORDINARY LUSTERhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney/items

My Etsy shop IS SusanDolphinDelaney. I focus on simple, classic, elegant jewelry that a working woman can put on in the morning and forget until she takes it off at night. My necklaces, pendants and earrings will never distract.

HOWEVER, most of my neckpieces have a focal that will fascinate you. If you are stuck on a long phone call or if you are in a long meeting, my jewelry will be a good companion, offering you something to look at. Something that will never reveal all of its secrets, no matter how long you own it.

I intend my necklaces, pendants and earrings to be Instant Heirlooms. Jewelry that you will want to pass on to your daughters and granddaughters.

My Etsy shop is SusanDolphinDelaney: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanDolphinDelaney/items

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