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Size Matters: Unlocking the Secret to a Comfortable Bracelet

Do you have a favorite bracelet style? There are so many to choose from, cuff bracelets, bangle bracelets, beaded bracelets, the list goes on! The most important thing about a bracelet is that it fits properly, so you can enjoy it all day long. A well-fitted bracelet can also elevate your style and add a touch of elegance to any outfit. In this blog post, we will explore a method to size your bracelet properly, allowing you to wear your favorite Cindy Gentry Designs jewelry with confidence. So, how should a bracelet fit? The… Read More

Viva Magenta – 2023 Color of the Year!

Move over subtle neutrals: Viva Magenta is Pantone’s color of the year for 2023! A color that just vibrates with vim and vigor. It is brave and fearless, and a color whose exuberance promotes joy and optimism.  It is my kind of color! While Viva Magenta descends from the red family, it also leans towards pink. Color psychology tells us that red hues tend to communicate passion, love, power, vigor, and urgency. Meanwhile, pink shades are associated with romance, playfulness, caring, and youth.  In the fashion world “Viva Magenta” is a beautiful hue of… Read More

From Design to Reality

You may recall that jewelry making is not what I went to school for.  In fact, it only started when I began making lampwork glass beads and cabochons. So, when I enrolled in a jewelry design course last year, I got all excited about new designs for my jewelry.  One of those designs was for a bracelet using additional elements, including a bit of sparkle with CZs. I really loved the design, but just could not get myself to start working on it. Sometimes the fabrication can be a bit challenging. Finally,… Read More

Tips to Help You on Your Jewelry Organization Journey!

With all this summer heat beating down on us it’s a great time to stay inside where it’s cool and comfy!  But what are you going to do all day inside?  Here is an idea, organize your jewelry so you are ready for next season!  You know you have been wanting to do it for a while, well, why not right now? Here are a few tips to help you in this journey! The first step is to take a real close look at what you have, and put them into three… Read More

Ever wonder: Can you wash a Polishing Cloth?

Many of you know I giveaway a small polishing cloth with each piece of jewelry you purchase.  Sterling silver does tarnish, so to keep your jewelry beautiful you do need to clean it on occasion. You may have noticed that your polishing cloth, gets dark and, well, grungy looking after a while.  So, I was wondering, “Can you wash a polishing cloth”? The answer is…”No”! There is a tarnish-cleaning compound that is woven into a pretreated polishing cloth.  Washing it away can damage the compounds and negate the ability of the polishing… Read More

Perfect Periwinkle Pairings

Dynamic Periwinkle blue called “Very Peri” is Pantone’s color of the year. According to Pantone, blending the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of its undertones of red, provides the happy hues of carefree confidence and daring curiosity.  It helps to embrace our new landscape of possibilities. In the fashion world, I see Periwinkle full of fun possibilities.  Here are just a few I want to share with you: Perfect with Denim and Brown Who doesn’t love comfortable denim?  Add in the pop of down to earthy, creamy… Read More

2022 The Year of Glass

Did you know that 2022 has been recognized as the International Year of Glass by the United Nations General Assembly? From the Romans and their history of glassmaking which dates back at least 3,600 years ago, through to the high-tech innovation of today, glass has always been by our sides as part of civilization, science, art and culture. This year, many will celebrate the past, present, and future of this iconic material, and reflect on how glass has played a part in our society. For me, it is all about the art… Read More

So Many Things to Love About the Color Turquoise

When you look at my work, you know I am a big fan of the color Turquoise.  It is one of my favorites.  Plus, it goes with everything!  There are just so many things to love about turquoise! Here are some of the reasons, I think, so many love the color turquoise: A beautiful blending It is a blend of the colors blue and green, both having some of the same cooling, calming attributes.  Blue is a relaxing color, reminiscent of the ocean, and the big, beautiful sky.  Green is a color… Read More

3 Fall Color Trends You are Going to Love!

The signs of fall are coming!  Down here in South Texas, the Northern will soon come through, which will bring our temperatures down to a delightful 75! The colors of fall fashion are fast approaching as well.  The great news is fall is colorful!  And one fashion trend holds strong this year, Indigo Blue is still in!  Bonus, all the “Fall Fashion Colors” pair beautifully with it! From rich, deep red hues to browns and unexpected pops of Fuchsia and Lilac.  Silver is also high on the fall fashion trends this year…. Read More