Friday, November 25, 2016

Free Shipping - Worldwide!

We now offer free shipping, worldwide. Please click on the photo to visit our collections.

 WJ Jewelry - Handmade Quality - Free Shipping

Saturday, November 19, 2016

**Please order your Christmas gifts early to avoid disappointment**

 Gemstone Necklace, Gift Idea


Friday, October 21, 2016

Matching Necklaces for 3 Friends

We have lots of different matching necklace designs for couples/friends or other pairs of two, but only a few sets for 3. I want to introduce two heart sets, one in the shape of a jigsaw, the other one split up with a dynamic zig zag. Both of those sets are made out of stainless steel and can be stamped with initials. They will be listed shortly or contact me.

The third set is hand cut out of a large brass circle.



Thursday, October 13, 2016

Map Necklaces, Germany, Australia, Spain and France


 Germany Map Necklace

 Australia Map Necklace Great Necklaces if you like your country or love to go on holidays. The map pendants can be combined with gemstones, other charms or crystals.



Classic Calla Lily Necklace

 Calla Lily Necklace A combination of gorgeous Czech glass beads and a classic calla lily pendant, hand-cast in Australia. Great gift idea.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Handmade Copper Stud Earrings - Finally back in Stock

After years of not making them I am finally back to offering my popular solid copper stud earrings again. These are great for every day or to put into your additional piercings to match your larger copper earrings.

The earrings are handmade by me, this is the process description I have on my website:

What goes into making the cute little copper dot stud earrings:

 I start with a length of solid copper wire. With a jeweler's torch, I melt one end into a little ball and cut the finished earring into the right length. The earring then has to go into an acid bath, to remove the black fire scale (oxidization) it has picked up due to the heat. After the acid treatment it needs to get rinsed and then I file the thin end into a rounded shape so that you don't injure your ears when putting it in.

After I have done that, the earring goes into a rotary tumbler where it is being moved around together with stainless steel shot, water and dish washing liquid for 2-3 hours. This serves to harden and polish the earring. It is being rinsed again after that, dried and polished with a soft cloth.

Quite a journey for the humble stud earring, but it is handmade, after all.

Monday, September 5, 2016

CHARM NECKLACE WITH PLATYPUS PENDANT - A DIFFERENT AUSTRALIAN NECKLACE

 Platypus Necklace
I have added a new, somewhat unusual charm necklace to my collection of Australian charm necklaces. For this necklace, I attached a platypus charm.

Again - the charm is accompanied by two Australian gemstones, a mookaite and a chrysoprase.
*The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), also known as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. The animal is the sole living representative of its family. The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate hoax. It is one of the few venomous mammals, the male platypus having a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom capable of causing severe pain to humans.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

 Rainbow Snake Necklace
I made this necklace in reference to the famous 'Rainbow Snake'.

- The Rainbow Snake is a common deity in the mythology and a common motif in the art of Aboriginal Australia. It is named for the obvious identification between the shape of a rainbow and the shape of a snake. When the rainbow is seen in the sky, it is said to be the Rainbow Serpent moving from one waterhole to another, and the divine concept explained why some waterholes never dried up when drought struck. The rainbow snake is one of the most common and well known aboriginal stories, very important to their society. The Rainbow Serpent is one of the oldest continuing religious beliefs in the world and continues to be a cultural influence today.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Personalized Dog Tag Necklaces - Great Gift Idea

Shop for Personalized Dog Tag Necklaces Now
 Dog tag necklaces are very versatile and therefore very popular. They come in lots of shapes and metal options (see photo below) and can be stamped with text, numbers, star sign constellation and other symbols.

Several can be worn at once, longer or shorter chains are available.