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

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Denise Ward Design’s Announces New Etsy Shop

Denise Ward Design’s announces new Etsy Shop.  After several months of preparation, Denise Ward is excited to announce the opening of her new Etsy Shop.  Both my Denise Ward Design’s site and my new Etsy Shop offer a unique selection of quality, handmade jewelry.  My pieces are meticulously made with attention to detail in every stage of construction.  AAA quality gemstones, sterling silver and 14K gold-filled metals create beautiful heirloom pieces that will last a lifetime.  Visit my sites for gift-giving needs or to just ‘treat’ yourself!!

 

Search For Michigan Gemstones

I wanted to share my search for Michigan gemstones with all of you.  My goal was to search for Leland Blue Stones, Petoskey Stones and beach glass.

beachview

Lake Michigan in the Spring is beautiful!  The beaches are so fresh and clean from all the Winter storms.  Many Lake ‘icebergs’ were still hanging around.

Lake Michigan 'Icebergs'

Lake Michigan ‘Icebergs’

Zebra mussel shells had collected in mass at certain areas along the water’s edge. Unfortunately, these are not native to the Lake and are quite destructive to the Lake’s natural ecosystem.

Zebra Mussel Shells

Zebra Mussel Shells

Our first day on the beach lasted approximately three minutes!  The wind was gusting at 30 mph.  It didn’t matter that we had thermal underwear, parkas, scarfs, mittens, etc.!  It cut right through us!  My husband beat me back to the car and took this ‘lovely’ pic of me!

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!

Two days later we were able to walk the beach and search for nature’s treasures.  I found some beautiful fossils but not what I was searching for.  Was I disappointed?  Absolutely not!  Viewing Lake Michigan’s beauty was prize enough!  I now have an excuse to vacation on Lake Michigan again!