2 B A Cute U

It's all bout decorating yourself with beautiful, elegant and unique jewelleries. This blog features the latest styles and designs by www.eleworth.com. It also provides free tips on handling your jewelleries.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Happy 2008

Eleworth wishes all a happy new year. We would like to thank all of you for supporting us. There will be new and exciting designs this year so be sure to drop by our website and check it out. May the year beacon the way to greater joys for you!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Holiday Season Craft Show in Santa Rosa

We're at it again. Last year was a fantastic success. We think you enjoyed it, so we're off and running again. Remember warm cookies and hot coffee and cider? AND, don't forget the wonderful crafts and gifts. Some new crafters and many repeats. Jewelry, art, jams, baked goods, handbags, greeting cards and much, much more! Mark your calendar and plan to attend.

For more information, email us at 2baqtu at Eleworth dot com.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Eleworth at Jewelry Galore

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Eleworth is One Year Old

Congratulations Eleworth!

It's been a year. A really good year. Thank you so much to our families and friends for all of your support. We hope to continue to make uniquely beautiful hand-sculpted jewelry for you.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Eleworth Valentine Slide Show

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Valentine's Day

It is almost here, that special time of year.
When hearts and flowers by the hours are
brought to all who seek; When kisses swirl
and words do peak into little tuffs of cotton
(candy) my sweet. So be my love and be my
own and call me on the telephone or send a
card, that is not hard, right to my waiting door,
and I'll be yours forevermore Source

It is the season of love once again. We have a great selection of exquisite, elegant and extraordinary jewelry. Say I Love You by showering her with jewelry. What better way to woo her!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Holiday Season Craft Show held in Santa Rosa, CA on November 11, 2006

It was a beautiful day for a craft show and we are all thrilled to report that it went very well. So this craft show has become our “First Annual”. Some of the crafters gave these comments:

“I loved the entire day at our craft show. The food was excellent and the turnout was marvelous. It seemed like we had somebody constantly looking through the stuff at our table.”

“I really enjoyed talking with everyone. The company was the best, the food

was good and the whole thing was just great! It was an honor to sell a print to another artist.

Talking with fellow artists Lorraine and Rick was a highlight for me.”

Enjoy the brief tour through our show:

Kathy, far left, with her adorable display of crocheted animals.

Marie’s beautiful Sonoma County landscapes in oil and prints.

Wilma’s table was full of delightful ceramics, floral and Christmas arrangements, gift items and much more.

Rick’s, far left, display of black and white framed photos was stunning.

Lorraine, far right, showed a variety of beautiful oils, watercolor and prints.

Betty, far left, and her dazzling display of handmade baby items, tea towels, handbags, scarves, and oh so much more.

Joan, in the pink hat, was in the kitchen brewing up delicious refreshments for our visitors and artisans all day long.

While upstairs, Tiffany, insert, displayed her attractive and well-designed previously worn, jean book bags.

Lissa’s unique and distinctive restored dolls guaranteed to warm every little girl’s heart.

Hope to see you next year on Saturday, November 10, 2007, for the 2nd Annual Holiday Season Craft Show.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Open House Holiday Season Craft Show at Santa Rosa

Wouldn't it be fun to renew friendships and enjoy a cup of cider and goodies while you shop for the perfect gift for everyone on your list? You'll have a lot of fun, fellowship & SHOPPING when you bring your friends and gift list to get a head start on your Christmas shopping.


* Lorraine Arthur - Original oils, water colors, pastels, limited edition prints.
* Betty Bild - Hand sewn and crocheted items-table cloths, pillows, throws & blankets.
* Joan Bingham - Jams & jellies, baked goodies & crocheted blankets & scarves.
* Donna Cornell - Handmade sculpted jewelry.
* Kathy Donovan - Adorable knit animals & scarves.
* Wilma McAdams - Porcelain tea sets, hats, Christmas arrangements & gifts.
* Rick Peterson - Photography, framed photos.
* Stacy Phillips - Puppy & baby craft items.
* Lissa Provost - Redesigned baby dolls.
* Marie Rodier - CA landscapes, original oils on canvas & giclee prints.

Hope to see you there!

If you are interested in coming to this craft show, please drop an email to 2baqtu at Eleworth dot com.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Born in November

It is time to get gifts for the November birthday girls.

Topaz is the birthstone for November. It's lively fire, clarity and beautiful colors and hardness are why it is used for jewelry. Pure topaz, when brilliantly cut can be often mistaken as diamond. Because of its rarity, topaz is an expensive gem. The most valued and rarest color is red. Imperial topaz -- sherry colored varieties of brownish-yellow, orangish yellow and reddish brown -- are the most popular topaz stones and command high prices, as do pink colored stones. Light blue and pale yellow topaz are of less value, but are nevertheless stunning in beauty.

Citrine is the alternate birthstone. Citrine is the lovely yellowish gem belonging to the quartz species. Quartz is found in several localities and comes in a wide range of colors. Citrine is one of the most appealing and desirable yellowish gems, because it is readily available and modestly priced. Citrine includes yellow to gold to orange brown shades of transparent quartz. Sunny and affordable, citrine can brighten almost any jewelry style, blending especially well with the yellow gleam of polished gold.

Visit Eleworth to choose that special gift for the special November girl.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Eleworth welcomes newcomer, Misa

Eleworth would like to welcome Misa, a jewelry maker from Sunnyvale, California.

Misa has been creating jewelry for many years and loves working with all kinds of beads and techniques. Her favorite materials are Swarovski Crystals, semi-precious stones, pearls, glass (Czech, Japanese & Vintage), sterling silver and 14kt gold filled. She loves doing wirework, any kind of stringing and pearl knotting.

Find out more about Misa's work at Eleworth.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Go to School with Charm

A new school year, a new look. Time to show off what those guys have been missing last year and win them with your pretty look. Sit in class and be the center of attention. Turn those looks when you enter the cafeteria. Be the envy among your peers.

Try Eleworth's charming and classy jewelry to prepare for your new look. It makes a difference.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


8 ways to look great this fall. Check out the SALE category at Eleworth. All the sets have been marked down. Dress youself up for fall!

Monday, July 31, 2006

Art Walk Featuring Breathtaking Inspirations by Donna Mae

If you are going to be at Santa Rosa's Art Walk this Friday, August 4 2006, from 5 to 8 pm, be sure to check out Donna Mae's show of her beautiful exquisite lovely jewelry.

For more information about the show, check out Not of This World Icons and First Friday Santa Rosa.

For more information about Donna's jewelry, please go to Eleworth.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Jade - Fake or Real?

There are 2 types of Jade - nephrite(soft) and jadeite(hard). Nephrite is the more common jade (cheaper and more prevalent). To tell the difference between the two, all you have to do is to get a specific gravity measurement, that is a ratio between how much the stone weighs in air versus in water. Jadeite is 3.33 and Nephrite is 2.95.

Many inexpensive jade pieces are made from poor quality stone that may have been dyed or color-enhanced to look more appealing. Others are not made from jade at all, but from synthetic resin that have been colored to look like jade. There are all kinds of ways to tell whether a jade is real or fake. Here are some:

  • Go to a jeweler and get it appraised. Even better if you know or used the jeweler in the past because you can trust the person.
  • Another way is to hit a pawn shop and tell you want to hit a few bucks. They have testing of gems to tell whether the gems are genuine or fake.
  • Hold the stone in your hand. If it feels cool, it is real.
  • Observe the texture of the material. If there is a fracture, the texture should be splintery and rough. If it shows fairly smooth flat surfaces and "faults" (cleavage planes), you may have another type of green stone, for example Amazonite. If it is polished, does it look like it has a "dimpled" skin? Can you see tiny veining on the surface? If it is translucent, does the material look slightly fibrous? Jadeite tends to have brighter hues and a shinier polish than nephrite, which is more muted in color and subdued in luster.
These are just some ways you can try to find out whether your jade is real. The gem laboratory will definitely give you the correct and accurate results.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Butterfly Beaded Necklace and Earrings

Remember when you were little and you were obsessed with anything and everything that has a butterfly on it? Well, you are all grown up now and it's time to channel that obsession to this set of Butterfly Beaded jewelry by Eleworth. Compliment it with a sexy low neck dress for a date or a night out with your girlfriends.

Friday, June 30, 2006

In the mood for something sweet?

That is the theme for a dessert party held last month by the people behind Eleworth. There were all kinds of dessert. *drool*. There were homemade brownies, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, blueberry crumble and strawberry cobbler. One of the guests brought Sarah Bernhardts which were really good. It was such a yummy party.

They took this opportunity to showcase some of the new creations by Donna Mae.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Making of Wire Pendant

One of the comments received by Eleworth at MySpace was "I love your wire pendants. They are VERY cool!!! How do you do all that delicate work?"

Donna Mae, the person behind this lovely elegant jewelry gladly gave a brief description on how she made the pendant. "Wire sculpted pendants are made with Sterling Silver or 14K gold-filled wire, 20-21 ga., dead soft wire. Several wires are used to sculpt into twirls and loops and designs. The design work is done by hand without tools. There was a learning curve in bending the wires smoothly. The more I do it, the more the design ideas seem to flow."

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Eleworth's Latest Slide Show

Friday, June 09, 2006

Summer Promotion: Free Shipping

Get FREE SHIPPING at Eleworth this summer! View entire collections of earrings, pendants, necklaces and bracelets. This is the place you want to go shopping online for jewelry and gifts.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Wedding Bells

Every bride dreams of having a beautiful and elegant wedding. That includes the perfect dress, big wedding cake and flowers everywhere which costs a bomb.

Wouldn't it be great if you can still have some exquisite jewelry to go along with your dress without increasing your expenses? If so, Eleworth is the place you want to go.

Eleworth offers a variety of jewelry sets such as Swarovski Crystal, Pearl and Amethyst. These jewelry will look wonderful on any bride for a reasonable price. It will be a wedding to remember.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Born in June

The Birthstones for June are Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone, symbols of Health and Longevity. Pearl is the traditional gift for the 30th wedding anniversary, as well as, the modern gift for the 12th and 80th wedding anniversaries.

Scientifically, this is how a Pearl is created. When an irritant, such as a small parasite or a fish lodges in the flesh of an oyster, mussel, or clam, a protective substance called "nacre" is produced. Over years, layer upon layer of shimmering nacre coats the intruder, creating a lustrous pearl. Natural pearls are relatively rare, so a process evolved in which a piece of shell or bead was placed inside a mollusk to stimulate the production of nacre. This results in a cultured pearl, which accounts for about 90 per cent of the pearl industry.

Jewelry designers are having a heyday, creating sexy, playful jewelry that’s trendy and casual enough for a summer day on our table today.

When shopping for Pearl, luster and size are important. Luster is the shine factor. You should almost see a rainbow of colors coming off top. You would not be able to see the luster but it definitely shines. The bigger the pearl, the bigger the price-tag. Just 1 mm can up a pearl’s price 100 per cent.

Find Pearl jewelry at Eleworth. Suprise your loved ones on their June birthday.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Check out the new look!

Have you seen Eleworth lately? If you have not, you should! She has change for the BETTER. She is more sophisticated and elegant. You would not believe her attraction. Pheewwwittt! Not only that, she is wearing new accessories to boost her confidence and make you fall in love with her. She is a hot! Check her out today!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Eleworth is Everywhere

Where is Eleworth?

Eleworth Store



My Space


Live Journal


Feel free to drop by! ;)

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Earrings as Art

We like to decorate our ears. Try to forget that you had your ears pierced in a mall just as soon as you could talk your mother into letting you do it. Try to forget that you have given away as gifts more earrings than there are margaritas in Cabo. Consider from the perspective of an alien visiting our planet for the first time:

"They decorate their auditory recepticals with small bits of shiny metal and colorful rocks."

In our fast-paced modern cultures our ears provide one of the easiest and most prominent body parts to adorn. We express ourselves, our moods, our attitudes through the jewelry we afix to our ears.

Earrings have been around forever. Well, ok, as near as we can tell, a really really long time. The oldest known earrings are the Lunate earrings. The Lunate earrings were excavated in Ur in Mesopotamia, what is now Iraq (of all places). These gold crescent hoops are approximately 4,500 years old. The earliest designs of earrings were hoops and pendants made of precious metals, most commonly gold, and sometimes bone.

The popularity of earrings rose and fell throughout the ages in direct relation to hairstyles. For example, the adornment of our ears fell out of favor during the Middle Ages. It was considered immoral for respectable married women to be seen in public with their heads uncovered. Then in the mid-1500's women began wearing their hair up, exposing their ears. Earrings resurged.

Today earrings thrive with as many different variations as there are people wearing them. We wear danglies of all sorts, hoops and posts and spirals and swirlies, made from all kinds of materials including silver and gold and sea shells, pearls and gems and glass beads. We wear earrings as art.

By Serene Chong, Eleworth
By Topher ZiCornell, Eleworth

Eleworth offers an increasingly wide selection of artistic, hand-made earrings.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Latest! Trendiest!

These are the latest items from Donna Mae Creations, now available on Eleworth. They have another set of Swarovski Crystal since the last set was sold out. They also have a new category for MedicAlert bracelets. Last but not least, two stunning and dazzling necklace. You have to check those out! They are amazing. Definitely a show off!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Mother's Day SALE!

We have a whole new collection of earrings specially made for Mother's Day and at a special rate. At these prices, you can get 2 pairs of earrings for HER and one for YOU! Give her something special from our collection of excellent handcrafted earrings. Come to www.eleworth.com!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Turquoise Curls. A Donna Mae Creation.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Dazzling Amethyst Necklace. A Donna Mae Creation.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Sterling Silver Swirl. A Donna Mae Creation.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Jewelry Care - How to care for Pearls?

Long known as the "Queen of Gems," pearls possess a history and allure far beyond what today's wearer may recognize. Throughout much of recorded history, a natural pearl necklace comprised of matched spheres was a treasure of almost incomparable value, in fact the most expensive jewelry in the world. Now we see pearls almost as accessories, relatively inexpensive decorations to accompany more costly gemstones.

Pearls are fragile and softer than other gemstones. That is why it is important that you care for your pearls so that they remain bright and beautiful for a long time. Below are some suggestions:
  1. After wearing your pearls, make a habit of wiping the pearls with a soft damp cloth. This is remove any build-up o the pearls.
  2. From time to time, wash the pearls with mild soap. Once finished, gently rinse and place on soft towel or cloth to dry. Do not hang pearls to dry as this may stretch the silk thread.
  3. Store the pearls in a soft material box, pouch or bag. Do not store pearls in plastic bags as they will dry out and crack over time.
  4. Store pearls separately from your other jewelry. Pearls are easily be scratched or damaged because they are softer than other gems or stones.
  5. Before doing housework, take off your pearls. The chemicals from the detergent can damage the pearls.
  6. Wear your pearls after putting on makeup, perfume and hairspray. The chemicals from these products can dull the pearl's luster.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Gifts for Mother's Day - 05/14

Show how much you appreciate and love your mother by getting unique and elegant jewelry for her on Mother's Day. It is only once a year and it would mean a lot to her to know how much she is cherished by her loved ones. Make her happy by showering her with fine jewelry because she deserves the BEST.

To all of you husbands out there, this is your chance to show how much your wives mean to you. Pamper her with jewelry from Eleworth to tell her that she is the most wonderful mother.

What about your godmother? Sister? Friend? Aunt? Grandmother? Mother-in-law? Daughter-In-Law? They deserve gifts too.

Eleworth is an online store that sells fine jewelry including semi precious stones like crystal and pearl. You can buy a set of earrings and matching necklace or either one by itself. Shop now while stocks last!

Make HER happy! Wow HER! Suprise HER! Thank HER!

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Jewelry Care - Clean your new jewelry

Owning a jewelry includes caring for it. When you purchase a jewelry, clean it before wearing. Especially if it is a body jewelry. There are all kinds of ways to clean your jewelry:
  1. Use anti-bacterial soap and rinse off well with warm or hot water.
  2. Some jewelry stores provide pre-injected swaps (Steret) when you buy jewelry from them. You can clean with those. However, some believed that they are not as effective.
  3. If you wear contact lense, you can use the saline solution to clean the jewelry. Soak it in saline for a couple of hours and wash with soap for extra cleanliness.
  4. To remove lightdirt and fingerprints, use a small amount of mild liquid detergent to a 1/2 cup of warm water and rinse thoroughly with clean water. Dry it completely before storing. Then polish it up with a soft cotton cloth.
These are just general ways to clean your jewelry. For more detail information on cleaning jewelry with pearls and crystals, tune in!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Your Own MedicAlert Jewelry

Do you want to wear a MedicAlert that is different from anyone else? Do you want to be able to wear your MedicAlert everywhere and everytime? Do you want to show off how special your MedicAlert is? Well this is your chance!

I wear a MedicAlert and I used to take them off whenever I go to a party or a function. I did that because it did not go along with my clothings. It was just so difficult to match. At one point I just left it aside and ended up losing it.

I had to reorder and this time Donna Mae custom-made me a bracelet for my MedicAlert. I love it! I now wear my MedicAlert all the time. I am planning to make a couple more to go with all my clothings.

Good news to the rest of you, Eleworth is going to offer a collection of bracelets specially for MedicAlerts. If you cannot wait, email me and I might be able to help out.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

What do February and purple have in common?

AMETHYST! That's what I am talking about.

Are you born in February? If yes, Amethyst is your birthstone. Amethyst is a semi-precious stone that typically is violet or purple in color. This stone though a birthstone for February born Aquarian can also benefit Sagittarius as well as the Piscean as they are the people always going through highs and low with there emotions. This gemstone ranges from the light purple to dark and is said to bring luck and intelligence to the wearer.

Since the color of amethyst is associated with royalty, it has been the natural choice for most monarchs from ancient times. Egyptian rulers had a marked preference for the stone. Some exquisite amethyst stones adorn the British Crown Jewels. Amethyst is found in many different locations around the world and has become a very popular stone. Amethyst is said to bring tolerance and a calmness to its wearer. It also is supposed to evade drunkenness according to the Greek mythology.

Amethyst is such a beauty that anybody can wear it, even if it's not your birthstone you can still have it in your jewelry. Want to benefit from Amethyst? The latest set of jewelry from Eleworth offers a beautiful Amethyst necklace and matching Amethyst earrings.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Swarovski Crystal Set

Spring is almost here! Time to put on a dress and this set of earrings and necklace by Eleworth. The pale pink and lavender brings out the sweet yet sexy you. You will definitely shine wearing the finest crystal. This is all you need after fall's deepest colors. Go out and make your spring!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Magnetics. A Donna Mae Creation. Posted by Picasa
Offered by Eleworth.

Pearl Fruits. A Donna Mae Creation. Posted by Picasa
Offered by Eleworth.