Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Patron Saint Jewelry - A Brief Overview

Patron saint jewelry is a group of medals that have the image of a particular saint stamped or drawn into them. This type of jewelry is popular with Catholics who wear them to invoke the protection or blessing of the saint inscribed on the metal. For example, Saint Christopher is a popular saint who watches over travelers. Many Catholics wear a Saint Christopher medal to ensure safe passage whenever they take a trip even if it is to the grocery store on the corner. They are also a popular way for the faithful to express their love and belief in God.
Patron Saint Medals
According to archeological evidence, saint medallions have been worn since the early times of Christianity. Many historians believe that the wearing of patron saint jewelry was influenced by the surround pagan religions whose members often wore talismans with the image of their gods on them for protection. The church adopted this practice and substituted the saints in the place of the pagan gods. Today, there are over 10,000 saints that have been inducted into the Catholic religion. However, there are only a few hundred that people call upon with any regularity. Some of the most popular saints include Saint Christopher, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Patrick, and Saint Helena.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Beaderz Handmade Jewelry

Beaderz handmade jewelry was created out of the need for unique handmade beaded jewelry that does not look like what everyone else is wearing. Beaderz encompasses much more than standard jewelry designs, with ornaments, handbags, and one of a kind designer decorative beaded pieces.

Blue Beaded Lanyard

If the massive beaded pieces of the jewelry collection do not suit your tastes and you cannot find the one perfect piece you are looking for, then the designers at Beaderz can make custom made pieces upon request. On top of custom made pieces being available to customers, an option that some handmade jewelers do not even offer to their customers, Beaderz creates their pieces quickly, so that a customer can have their custom made piece in as little as one to three days. This is very convenient, just one of the many conveniences and one of the examples of the great customer care Beaderz offers! Beaderz also offers gift certificates, gift wrapping, and wholesaling.

Red Beaded Lanyard

Beaderz offers some of the most affordable pricing in the handmade jewelry industry. Beaderz offers jewelry for every occasion and every style, catering to every age range and personality. The creators at Beaderz are an unusual group, which may be what sets this jewelry making conglomerate apart from other handmade jewelry retailers.

Green Beaded Lanyard

The main creator, Tania Steinbruegge, began the business in 2000 when she realized she was spending a lot of money on her hobby and wanted a way to make it more affordable. Her business is still a home based business today, where she handcrafts each piece. She has other people who are fellow “beaderz” and their pieces are also offered through the website on consignment.