Wednesday, July 13, 2011

BESTeam Feature

My Besteam Feature is on a delightful lady named,Claire.  She is the Shop Owner of bluewhitejewelrywearClaire, was born and raised in New York, recently though, she and her husband have relocated to Santiago, Chile.
Claire says that "This is their first time in South America, and both of them love this new adventure”.  Claire has always enjoyed working with Blue and White Chinese Beads. She creates unique jewelry for woman, yet her jewelry pieces are suitable for teenage girls as well. And being that her favorite materials to work with are Blue and White Chinese Beads. I decided to show my favorite piece using Claire's favorite Beads.
  Pearls and Porcelain Necklace
This necklace, shown above, combines elegant Freshwater White Pearls and Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Beads. I really think this jewelry piece is just stunning, in color and in texture.  If you’re not familiar about these Blue and White Chinese Beads, here is a short note on their history: Chinese Porcelain Beads are nostalgic of the aged dynasty porcelains, and well known throughout the world. The Blue and White Porcelain became established in the Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368), yet blossomed in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. These beads are hand painted with Chinese characters illustrating the words: longevity, happiness, wealth, love, and good fortune.The first color hand painted on the Porcelain Bead is Cobalt. Although this color is a very rich and deep dark Blue, it actually lightens during the firing at a high temperature. Next, a white glaze is applied to the bead, which in turn then highlights the Cobalt symbols.

But, dont think for a minute that Bluewhitejewelrywear is just about Blue and White!
Claire has many jewelry pieces in her Etsy Shop that combine several other colors and not only that, she designs other creative items that you might find fitting for your home as well.
Take for instance these sweet and lovely Bird House Wine Glass Charms. I must say, they are so perfect for summer!

Birdhouse Wine Charms

Lastly as I was "window shopping", personally, I was very impressed with the variety bluewhitejewelrywear offers, Claire’s designs look to be well made, creative in design and very attractive. Out of all of her selections it was difficult to find just three items, I could have shown many more I liked, and even more difficult to choose was the last piece for this feature. But, with this being said, I chose this piece for my last.

Chunky Coral Necklace

As of right now, Claire is vacationing in the USA, visiting family in New York. She will be returning July 17, 2011.  If you decide to purchase from this lovely shop, Claire will begin shipping on the 19th of July.  To read more about Bluewhitejewelrywear visit her Blog here! And follow her on Twitter.
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  1. Thanks so much a your wonderful feature!

  2. What a complimentary article, you showcased Claire and her shop so well, and I feel the same way about her products. Also, what you said about the BESTeam is so right, I feel so blessed to be a part! Aloha, Connie

  3. The pearls with the blue an white beads are so classic! Love it.

    Found you on th etsy CAPS team. I am following you! Stop by and visit me! Have a great day!


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