Monday, November 2, 2009


What better gift for the women in your life than a beautiful, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry set (necklace and earrings).

My shops:, contain a very diversified selection of necklace and earrings sets in a variety of materials: Gemstones, Swarovski Crystal, Wood, Pearls, Sterling Silver Beads, Pendants and Findings, Gold-Filled Beads and Findings, Satin Cord, lead/nickel free Copper and Bronze, Glass, Shells, and even some Fossils and Vintage. There are princess lengths, chokers, long lengths, with pendants or without, a full spectrum of colors and styles. I also have a number of Bridal Sets that add a lot of brilliance and, of course the traditional pearls.

Get your holiday shopping done online! Right now I am running a Holiday Sale. All my necklace/earrings sets over $50 originally are on sale at 25% off ~ plus free USA shipping! (Sale prices are already listed with each item.)

Make that special woman in your life ~ wife, mother, sister, girlfriend, aunt, grandmother, or someone you'd like to be closer to, happy and surprised at such a personal and appreciated gift. Every time they wear the jewelry you gave them they will think of you. One of those gifts that keep on giving!

My Very Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season


Adornments by BJ

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Halloween Necklace and Earrings Sets

Want to Glitter and Gleam at Halloween?

Then you need to check out these two necklace and earrings sets in predominately orange and black to bring out the fun of dressing up for Halloween parties!

Check them out on my Ruby Lane shop and while you are there, cruise through my many other necklace and earrings sets ~ you might just find something for those special women in your life!

Have a Happy Halloween!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Oh yes ~ the department stores are all alit with Christmas decorations, gifts to give, and hoping that maybe this year they will have profits to share. Well, if you are lucky, you can find something perfect for your friends and loved ones in those big box stores.

But if you want something extra special and one-of-a-kind for your Mom, Wife, Sister or Girlfriend, you need to go to my shop where I feature a wide variety of Artisan Jewelry in all kinds of styles, colors and materials. All of my designs are handcrafted and created with wonderful gemstones, pearls, Swarovski crystals, wood, shells, glass , sterling silver and gold-filled embellishments, and even Chinese knotted satin and braided cord. My specialty is necklace and earrings sets.

The women in your life will be astonished that you picked out a jewelry set that no one else will have. That in itself speaks volumes about how special they are to you.

Get your shopping done early for the ladies and do it online from the comfort of your home where maybe you can actually enjoy the Christmas season without standing in lines. Just google my name: Adornments by BJ, and check out my shops on Ruby Lane and Artfire.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season,


Adornments by BJ

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Amazing 'BeadsforLife' Program

'Eradicating Poverty One Bead at a Time'

I inquired about a necklace my youngest daughter was wearing ~ it was so unique yet vibrant in color and style. She rarely wears anything in jewelry except a small chain with a cross charm. She told me she bought it from a co-worker who has many jewelry pieces, as well as beads, that she bought in quantity from an organization called 'BeadforLife'. Her description prompted me to look it up on the internet. I was so excited about this discovery, that I purchased some beads from them ~ a potpourri of shapes, colors and sizes. Why is this any different than other purchases I had made? Let me go into more detail:

'BeadforLife' ~ Eradicating Poverty One Bead at a Time' is a program developed to help Ugandan women earn enough money to help support their families. "BeadforLife provides impoverished Ugandan women an opportunity to lift their families out of poverty by making beaded jewelry out of recycled paper. Many of the beaders are HIV+ mothers or refugees, all of whom are living in extreme poverty. Inspite of their hardship, the beaders are resilient, hardworking and resourceful.

Around the world, people partner with the beaders to sell beads and educate others on ways to end extreme poverty. This circle of connection enriches everyone involved." All net proceeds are invested in programs to fight poverty in the areas of health, housing, sustainable livelihood and education.

This information came in the form of a folded small card enclosed with my first order of beads. My immediate thought was that this is the way it should be ~ people helping others to help themselves. Not just pouring money into the governments whose citizenry struggle to provide even food for their families ~ these people rarely see any assistance from their government. Training people to create their own form of income, whether it be growing crops or creating beads, does much more ~ it gives them pride and that sense of accomplishment that becomes contagious with others around them. I felt blessed to be able to help these Ugandan women through purchasing their wonderful paper beads. I don't sell supplies, but I do make jewelry and will continue to create necklace and earrings sets utilizing these wonderful beads as much as possible. What I earn will be spent on further purchases from BeadforLife. Incidentally ~ you can help too. These Ugandan women have created beautiful jewelry which you can purchase directly from them. Their website is

This photo is of a necklace and earrings set that I recently created using the paper beads from this wonderful organization.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Mother's Day ~ May 10! In a Quandry as to What to Give?

Mother's Day

This is a very special day. One in which you are given the opportunity to tell Mom how much you love her.

It's a perfect day to give her something special ~ something one-of-a-kind, very personal and just for her. Your expression of your love. What am I talking about? Quality handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, necklace and earrings sets. I have a wonderful variety of styles, colors, and materials to choose from. Does she like gemstones ~ I have those. Does she prefer pearls ~ I have those. Maybe she has a preference for Swarovski crystals ~ I have those! Oodles of styles to choose from. Some classic, some trendy, some funky, some traditional and some just plain fun!

Check out my shops for that perfect, personalized gift. One that keeps on giving and one that will remind her of you every time she wears it!

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Yes, the Economy is Bad! Just Be More Selective in Your Gifts

I and other Artisan Jewelers are well aware of the fact that in this time of a 'down in the dumps' economy that there isn't enough money to spend on what are considered luxury items. But we also realize that you don't want to forget that loved one on a special occasion. For the woman (or women) in your life ~ your Mother (Mother's Day), your wife (an anniversary), or birthdays, a special one-of-a-kind gift that expresses how much you love them would go a long way in lifting their spirits and feeling your love. Jewelry is a gift that is meant just for her ~ not a toaster or other household appliance! So be more selective and you can't miss. You can purchase just one special jewelry piece instead of buying a number of meaningless gifts that may even add up to be more than one necklace and earrings set. In reaction to the economy slump, I have lowered prices on most of my jewelry sets. You can also contact me to make an offer that is lower than what is listed.

Check out my shops for a variety of necklace and earrings sets:

Saturday, January 17, 2009

JEWELRY ~ The Perfect Gift for Valentines Day


Valentine's Day is that special day when you express your love for the woman or women in your life. Nothing says it better than jewelry! I specialize in necklace and earrings sets.

I have a diverse selection of necklace sets ~ all one of a kind. Your wife, girlfriend, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, daughter, will love you for it! Having a unique, one-of-a-kind, artisan handcrafted necklace and earrings set that no one else has is telling them they are extra special in your eyes.

Take a look at my 200+ listings in my shop at Most of my jewelry is 20% off right now. You can select from necklace sets that have Gemstones, Swarovski crystals, Pearls, Wood, Sterling Silver, etc. in a multitude of styles, lengths, shapes, and colors. My shipping is quick, my prices competitive and I give each piece TLC.

So don't procrastinate! Check out my shop now and put a smile on your woman's face with jewelry as a gift!