Saturday, June 30, 2012

Claddagh Rings

Claddagh Rings

Sterling silver Claddagh rings are one of the most thematic rings of all time.  The Claddagh ring is designed around a heart that is being held by a pair of hands. The heart wears a crown.

The Claddagh ring comes from irish symbolism and is used as friendship rings, engagement rings and irish wedding rings.

How can one style of ring be used in so many way? Look at Claddagh ring meaning to see why the meaning is so deep and the Claddagh ring so popular.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Word Jewelry

Word Jewelry

"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

I love this quote from Nathaniel Hawthorne.  From this delightful quote you can see word jewelry in action. Word jewelry is a collection of sterling silver word charms and word necklaces that have words engraved on the silver word charms.

In this case the word "happiness" and "happy" are engraved on the round affirmation charms that you could wear to remind you of this quote. The word charms look like this when placed on a necklace.

There is also another way to use word charms...combining them with other charms and pendants like this one:

This necklace comes from a website dedicated to silver Animal jewelry.

Cross Necklace For Women

Cross Necklace For Women

Sterling silver cross necklaces are the most popular type of jewelry for Christians to wear as a symbol of their faith.

Cross necklaces for women are cross necklaces that are designed to appeal to the Christian women.  There are some delightful Biblical verses that go nicely with these types of bible verses as you will see.

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 (NLT)

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Proverbs 18:21 (KJV)

These unique cross necklaces for women are cross necklaces made with two pendants and a chain, all of which are sterling silver. The idea behind this unique cross necklace for women is that you decide which cross necklace for women you like then from a drop down list select from a list of around 150 or so word pendants to choose from.


The silver cross necklace for women is a wonderful cross necklace that alows you to choose a word that describes your favorite aspect of the cross symbol. These silver cross necklaces for women are a great personalized.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cheer Jewelry

Cheer Jewelry

The cheer jewelry collection that we will primarily be looking into is based on the megaphone charm like in the picture below. Many a cheer jewelry necklace uses this cheerleading megaphone charm.

In the cheer jewelry collection are many cheer necklaces that include the chearleading megaphone charm.

The cheer necklace shown above has the megaphone pendant and the "Mom" word pendant together which makes a very cool and unique cheer necklace. It means cheer mom. It's a great cheer necklace to give to your Cheer mom.

This sterling silver cheerleader necklace is made only with the megaphone charm. As you can see from these cheerleader necklace pictures the megaphone works well in the field of cheerleader jewelry.

This cheerleader necklace is unique and coll like the one above only the implied message in this cheerleader jewelry necklace is "I love cheerleading". It can be worn by a cheerleader, a cheer coach or cheer mom. It's one of the more universal cheer necklaces in the cheerleader jewelry genre.

Best Friend Necklaces


The sterling silver best friends necklace is or can be any type of necklace you give your best friend. Some best friend necklaces are more common and obvious than others like the best friend necklace pictures in this blog. But they do go to the heart of the matter which is celebrating best friends.

There are many silver best friend necklaces in the HandCraftedCollectibles best friends jewelry collection. The most popular best friend necklaces is shown in the picture below.  It is actually two best friend necklaces for the price of one.

Silver best friend jewelry or best friend necklaces are made from various best friend pendants and charms. The silver best friend charm shown below is a "You and Me" best friend charm. It goes in many best friend charm necklaces.

This sterling silver best friend pendant is called a break-away best friends heart pendant. You carefully bend, back and forth, the two halves of this best friend pendant and it breaks into two best friend pendants, one for each best friends necklace.

Religious Crosses

Religious Crosses

Sterling silver religious crosses are the perfect type of jewelry that can lift you up and inspire you at the same time being fashionable. Reading from the Bible can be up;ifting and inspirational as well. Sometimes religious crosses can help you remember these positive Biblical verses as well as serve as a Christian reminder of your faith.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. ~ John 3:16-17

Indeed, the same can be said of
Christian crosses as the terms Christian crosses and religious crosses are essentially the same. Christian crosses can serve to inspire the christian soul and serve as a inspired reminder of the special words found in the Bible.

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

In case you haven't noticed, these Holy Bible passages of scriptures come from the Book of St. John.  The book of John is one of my favorite gospel books. and in the top five of all New Testament Books. What are your favorite New Testament books?

I am inserting a few Christian crosses as example crosses for this post. They are my favorite looking crosses from this HandCraftedCollectibles collection. What are your favorite crosses from their collection?

All of the crosses shown in this blog are the sterling silver type of Christian cross.

Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. ~ John 5:19-20

As you can see by these favorite silver cross necklaces, the religious cross genre is huge. We'll post a few more pictures of the religious cross necklace but you really need to click on religious cross and see the huge collection they have, over 6,000 sterling silver cross

Jesus answered them, Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days. They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple he had spoken of was his body. ~ John 2:19-21

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

Monday, June 25, 2012



Sterling silver crosses are by far the best and most popular type of jewelry cross. It is with these silver crosses that you wear the Bible scriptures that you read that lift you up when you are down.

“The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” John 6:29 This post should serve two purposes. Inspire you with Bibles verses from the Book of John.
Click on cross to see hundreds of silver crosses of various types and designs.
"These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." (John 20:31)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  (John 1:1-5)

“Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again." ~ John 3:3

Celtic Crosses

Celtic Crosses

Celtic crosses as a genre are made up of the Irish cross and the Celtic cross.  Celtic crosses are as popular in christian cross jewelry as they are in Celtic jewelry making them one of the most popular cross over types of silver jewelry.

The primary differences between an silver Irish cross and a silver Celtic cross is a Celtic cross has some or all the traditonal Celtic symbols and an Irish cross is a Celtic cross with the presence of one or more Irish symbols.

The Celtic cross above is a Celtic cross until the Irish clover symbol was added inside the Celtic circle. To see an amazing collection of both the Irish cross and the Celtic crosses click on Celtic cross.

Family Photographers In Utah

Family Photographers In Utah

When Colette from ColettesCreations does family photographs in Utah she does them in a unique style. She does the family poses and then she breaks up the family into single portraits for each member of the family then she does shots with various break downs of the family.

In this blog of family photographers in Utah we'll look at one example family photo shoot as an example of some of the break downs. Between this example of doing more than full family poses just the poses it shows how Colette is among the very best in Utah family photography.

The first family photo was the whole family. The next photo is just Mom and Dad. The next family photograph shown is just the brothers and sister.

Taking family pictures is not as easy at it might seem. Every family is at ease in the family pictures and they are enjoying themselves. Colette has a great way of making the family happy to be together and gets them posed naturally and comfortably. Just a few reasons making her one of the great family photographers in Utah.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Utah Wedding Photographers

Utah Wedding Photographers

This post is dedicated to find the best Utah wedding photographers. When one of the most important days of your life comes around, getting married, you want to preserve those memories with the best Utah wedding photographer you can afford. Surprising with the economy as it is right now there are many affordable professional Utah wedding photographers.

Professional wedding photographers in Utah are not all created equally. If the Utah wedding photographer doesn't have a websites with lots of wedding photographs to look at then forget about using them. Also keep in mind that amateur photographer is not worth the money even if they offer to do it free.

Finding the right Utah wedding photographer isn't just about the cost of money. The wedding day is one of the most special days in your life. A beginner Utah wedding photographer that messes up your pictures didn't cost you money but did cost you your wedding  memories. That's worse than loosing money. There is no price to put on your memories.

But in reality you have to choose how much you want to pay for professional Utah wedding photographers. Look at their blog or website and see what there pictures looks like. When you have a initial consultation have a list of questions that are important to you and make sure you get the right answers for your situation. I would suggest you start with Colette Wagstaff from

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Celtic Jewelry

Celtic Jewelry

Silver Celtic jewelry is are remarkable type of jewelry. Celtic jewelry has Celtic cross necklaces and Christian trinity knot jewelry. Then there are Celtic rings and Celtic necklaces to mention just a few types of Celtic jewelry. All this makes Celtic jewelry a cross over type of jewelry.

Cross over jewelry like silver Celtic jewelry is cross over from the point of view of the fact that in one genre of silver Celtic jewelry is crosses from silver Celtic jewelry to Christian jewelry and because it's a pagan type of jewelry it falls under religious jewelry.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sign Language Jewelry

Sign Language Jewelry

Sterling silver sign language jewelry is based on some form of the silver sign language jewelry pendant like the one shown below. The only issue is seldom do those collections have as detailed 3D ASL pendant as this one.

The sterling silver sign language jewelry has some necklaces that feature the ASL jewelry pendant like the two necklaces shown below. There are even more sign language jewelry necklaces than shown in this post. Take a look at ASL jewelry.

American sign language jewelry in this collection comes in a few pendants and the rest sign language necklaces.

Religious Jewelry

Religious Jewelry

Sterling silver religious jewelry is the broadest themed jewelry in existence. Inside religious jewelry there is specific types of jewelry that fit into religious jewelry like Christian jewelry, cross jewelry, cross necklaces, Jewish jewelry, Buddha jewelry, Hindu jewelry and Celtic jewelry.

Technically Christian jewelry is is sometimes a more popular genre but it is limited to only Christian related jewelry.  Outside of a Christian country, religious jewelry may be more popular where non Christians reside in great numbers. But here in America Christian jewelry is more popular and more of a narrow focus.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Photographers In Utah County

Photographers In Utah County

Utah County is a wonderful place to live and there are tons of great places for on sight photography. So if you are a resident of Utah county and want to get a family photo shoot done of your wedding pictures then you want to choose from Utah County photographers to get the perfect match between you and one of the many professional Utah County photographers.

Professional photographers in Utah County need to have dozens of locations to suggest but at the same time be open to your ideas about where you might want the photo shoot to take place. What some don't understand is there is a knack to match the right location to the family or person in the photo shoot. If you blend the location right then you bring out more of the subject if they are comfortable. Professional photographers in Utah County should know this important element in making you photographs a fine work of art.

Cross Necklaces

Cross Necklaces

Sterling silver cross necklaces continue to rise in popularity. There have been many silver colored base metal cross necklaces made to compete with sterling silver cross necklaces and they do not sell as well as sterling silver cross necklaces. People want the great symbol of their faith to be made from an affordable precious metal. The base metals that look silver lack the natural brilliance and reflection of real sterling silver.

The sterling silver cross necklace is more popular than the white gold or yellow gold cross necklace because of two man factors. The first is that the silver cross necklace is more affordable than gold. The second reason for the popularity of the silver cross necklace over the gold cross necklace is that there are hundreds upon hundreds more choices of the silver cross necklace to choose from that a gold cross necklace.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Positive Daily Affirmations

Positive Daily Affirmations

Positive affirmations are single powerful words that when often repeated become part of who you are.Positive daily affirmations can be more than mere words but a strong positive sentence or statement.  Often times a positive affirmation can be a quote, poem or verse.  The concept behind positive daily affirmations is that they inspire positive thinking and because they are repeated daily or more the affect your mind and the outcome of your actions in a positive way.

We will look at a few examples of positive quotes or verses and look at how affirmation jewelry can help us remember the positive daily affirmations we are working on.

Affirmation jewelry is made up of affirmation charms or pendants that have words engraved on them. The affirmation charms come in two types of Affirmation heart charms and one Affirmation circle charm.

Our first example is a postive good quote from Lady Gaga:

"It doesn't matter who you are, or where you come from, or how much money you've got in your pocket. You have your own destiny and your own life ahead of you."

To remember the core message of this quote you could get "life" and "destiny" affirmation charms and a silver chain. Wearing this affirmation necklace reminds you of this inspiring quote.

Here is another great positive quote:

"Cheerfulness is the very flower of health." (Proverb)

To remind you of this proverb wear the Cheer and Health affirmation charms.

These positive affirmations can be a powerful motivater and very inspiration approach to positive thinking.

"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling."
Margaret Lee Runbeck 

Use the Happiness affirmation charm. Hopefully through these examples you can see how great sterling silver affirmation jewelry.

Celtic Crosses

Celtic Crosses

This blog post on the Celtic cross will also include looking at the Irish cross. We can't look at all the Celtic crosses but we'll pick some Irish crosses and Celtic crosses that are unique and not mentioned in the past too much. I predict you'll see some Celtic crosses you haven't seen before, at least that's what we'll try to do.

This Celtic cross has in the middle of the Celtic circle a Celtic triskelle which is typically a Celtic symbol for Celtic women.

This Celtic cross has a great Celtic symbol, the Celtic trinity knot which is a Celtic symbol for the Holy Trinity.

There are many Irish crosses and this Irish cross is just one of them.