Denise Ward Designs’ Bi-Monthly Jewelry Giveaway

Denise Ward Designs‘ Bi-Monthly Jewelry Giveaway celebrates Winter!  Whether we love it or not, the Winter Season is just around the corner:)  These adorable Swarovski Crystal Sterling Snowmen Earrings are sure to keep your spirits high!  Remember, if you have already registered for a past Giveaway and haven’t won, you are already in the running to win!

Handmade Swarovski Crystal Sterling Earrings – made with Swarovski Crystals and solid sterling silver.  You choose whether your snowmen wear a red or green Swarovski Crystal scarf!   Earring length is approximately 1″.

Swarovski Crystal Sterling Snowmen Earrings

Swarovski Crystal Sterling Snowmen Earrings

If you haven’t already registered for the Giveaway and signed up for our email newsletter, do so now:)

Denise Ward Design’s Bi-Monthly Jewelry Giveaway

Denise Ward Design’s Bi-Monthly Jewelry Giveaway celebrates the coming of Fall.  One of my favorite Fall holidays is Halloween and these earrings are just perfect for it!  You get to choose whether they have orange or purple Swarovski crystals!  Remember, if you have already registered for a past Giveaway and haven’t won, you are already in the running to win!

Handmade Swarovski Sterling Pumpkin Earrings – made with Swarovski crystals (in either orange or purple) and intricately detailed sterling pumpkins. Earring length is approximately 1-1/2″.

Halloween Swarovski Sterling Pumpkin Earrings

Swarovski Sterling Pumpkin Earrings

If you haven’t already registered for the Giveaway and signed up for our email newsletter, please do so now:)

Identifying Petoskey Stones From Other Fossil Corals

I thought I would stop the confusion about identifying Petoskey Stones from other Fossil Corals.  If can be quite confusing, especially if you do not know what the identifying differences are.  I personally love these gifts from nature!  They make unique and beautiful custom jewelry.

Petoskey Lapis Coral Sterling Bracelet

Petoskey Lapis Coral Sterling Bracelet

First off, Petoskey Stones are found on the northern shores of Michigan.  They are fragments of the Devonian Period coral reefs.  Petoskey Stones are fossilized coral (flower animals) that lived 350 million years ago.

The most unique feature of the Petoskey Stone is that they have a light or dark ‘eye’ in each cell of the coral.  These ‘eyes’ can be either small or large.  Other corals do not have these ‘eyes’.  Colors vary from light tan or gray to darker hues of brown.  Due to the fact that Petoskey Stones actually started out red in color, you might be able to find a stone with some red in it!

Close up of Petoskey Stone Pattern

Close up of Petoskey Stone Pattern

Happy Hunting!!