To all our friends and associates,
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Athina, Sean & Sophie Hynes — All Indonesia Export & Beads-Bali Team
Shell and Mother of Pearls are still our popular products, they look very nice mound together with silver, more new shell designs and shape are dominate this February new products, we believe you like it.
We had a wonderful year last year, thank you very much, but now’s the time to focus on the new year…
…we’ve started with a very slight re-design of our website.
First thing you’ll notice is that we’ve reorganised our products and info pages into a handy drop down menu that you’ll find at the top of every page.
Secondly and possibly more importantly, we’ve changed the way our shopping cart works — now when you hit “continue shopping”, you’ll find yourself returning to the page you’ve just left… no more banging the keyboard in anger because you’ve been dumped back at the main page.
Thirdly, we’ve added a search facility — you can search by description, code or product type — one example would be a search for “black shell” (you don’t need to type the quote marks when you’re searching) will return every earring, necklace, pendant with black shell. Click here to see an example.
Hope you enjoy the improvements.
The next step will be new products — we’re expecting to add a hundred or so new items to the catalogue over the next week — don’t miss them.
We have over three hundred new products going into our catalogue this week.
One of our favourite new additions is the spider web shell motif:
Amazing, aren’t they? Check them out at:
But don’t forget the other new silverwork — beautiful rings, earrings and bracelets — as always, 100% handmade here in Bali:
Our new products for this August hopefully will make you smile, specially for you silver and gemstone fans.
Many choice of Pendants and Bracelets with gemstone from Amethyst, Garnet, Peridot, Quartz, Topaz, Black Onyx, Turquoise and Moonstone.
We have little difficulty to pick couple of them to put here, they all lovely.
Have a look this pendants design :
and these bracelets :
even just solid silver, they looks pretty, don’t they?
And…the dreamy face are back, they looks more beautiful with gemstone :
Also check our “Ready Stock Category” — next day delivery service, meaning today you make the order, we’ll ship tomorrow.
A number of you have wondered exactly what materials are used in our products and we’d like to take a few minutes to give you a few details that you mind find useful.
The basics — all of the items in our Silver ranges (Pendants, Rings, Bracelets and so on) are .925 sterling silver, handcrafted here in Bali. No exceptions.
One of more popular lines, a number of clients have worried that perhaps we’re using coral mined from the reef — not so; all of the coral we use is farmed or ‘cultured’ coral from shell farms in Madura (a coastal area on the island of Java).
Unprocessed coral, by the way, has a mat (or non-shiny) finish. The coral is finished and polished with waxÂ after it’s cut to shape for its setting.
Fresh Water Pearl
Pricing on pearl tends to depend on the quality, size, shape and color — a large, symetrical, natural color pearl is usually the most expensive.
We try for a good balance — cost-effective pearls for export quality pieces.
Mother of Pearl
As with the coral, the Mother of Pearl is a cultured item — grown in the same area (Madura).
Sometimes, we craft the silver to suit the natural shape of the Mother of Pearl — alternatively, we cut and shape it to fit the setting.
You’ll also find Mother of Pearl in our fashion accessories — necklaces.
Shell pieces tend to be very popular — they have their own similar but unique patterns and strengths — excellent for settings across sets or ranges of sliver items (the ring on your right matches with a pendant and earrings — the pattern is natural, distinctive (known as Tiger Shell) but close enough to match with others
Abalone or Pawe Shell
Abalone shells always have holes — which we seal with colored wax — and have great texture — they’re never flat and never the same. Meaning, when you order a Pawe shell piece, we can almost guarantee the shell will not look exactly like the photo… better of course.
The piece on the left is naturally shaped stone (rounded, 3-dimensional). It can be cut, polished and shaped but still retains the rounded character of a natural stone piece.
The turquoise powder (picture on the right), is flat and can be pressed into fitting any shape of pendant or setting.
The art of working with gemstones is simply to fit or marry them to the silver… each piece tends to reflect the value of the stone which like silver or gold, has an international market value.
That’s all for tonight but if you have any questions about any materials, shells or stones or any of our processes or methods, feel free to ask — we’re happy to answer your questions.
June is always an exciting month, personal things we had birthday and anniversary.
Business things, busy…busy…, summer purchase — thank you very much.
It’s been a pleasure, and of course we can not forget to put new products online.
dont forget to let us know the size of Ring when you order….
Now, we’re done… time to go out and enjoy the Sun!
Have a nice day!
Athina & Sean
April update from Beads-Bali.
New design of Silver Jewelry and Fashion Accessories.
Yo will find all new product here : Beads-Bali New Product
Sterling Silver Jewelry .925 with Turquoise, Amethyst, Shell, Fresh Water Pearls, Red Coral, etc
Fashion Accessories Necklaces, Bracelets, Key chain and wooden earrings.
Athina — Beads-Bali
Happy New Year and thank you very much
2006 was very busy year for us.
And we want to take a deep breath and say to all of our customers, have a happy, healthy and profitable new year.
On our side, we’ve spent the first couple of weeks of the new year putting together collections that we believe will knock your socks off.
Firstly, we’ve added some combination silver and stone to our collections.
As always, everything you’ll see is handmade here in Bali using only the best natural materials.
Take a look at:
Also, away from precious metals, we hope you’ll enjoy our new Fashion Jewelry Collection
And, finally, a taste of things to come — here are a few images of our upcoming new line of Piercing Products and more Wood Necklaces — send us an email and we’ll make sure you get a letter when this category goes live.
Athina & Sean (Beads-Bali)