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Crystal Necklaces

2 Illusion
Crystal Necklaces

3 Illusion
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4 Illusion
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5 Illusion
Crystal & Pearl
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6 Illusion
Crystal & Pearl
Necklaces


7 Pearl & Crystal Necklaces

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8 Veil Alternatives

9 Tiaras

10 Tiaras

11 Hair Vines

12 Barrettes

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14 Tikkas

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15 Crystal Earrings

16 Pearl Earrings

17 Crystal & Pearl
Earrings

18 Tiny Earrings

19 Illusion Earrings

20 Clip On Earrings

Bracelets 

 21 Wedding Bracelets

 Watches

22 Wedding Watches

Necklaces for Bridesmaids

23 Illusion
Crystal Necklaces

24 Illusion
Crystal Necklaces

25 Illusion
Pearl Necklaces

26 Illusion
Crystal & Pearl Necklaces

 Jewelry for Flower Girls

27 Necklaces & Bracelets


Jewelry for Mother of the Bride or Groom 

28 Illusion Crystal Necklaces

29 Illusion Pearl Necklaces

30 Crystal Necklaces

31 Pearl Necklaces, Earrings

32 Pearl Necklaces, Earrings

Wine Charms

33 Wedding 
Wine Charms

Hair Wraps

34 Removable Hair Wraps

Pewter Charms
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Ordering
If you would like to place an order or have any questions,
please call me during business hours, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time. 
My name is Cheri.  

 You may also e-mail me if you like.    

EZBracelet@aol.com


Here's How to Place an Order with Gossamer Wings Designs and Jewelry by Cheri

1. If your necklaces are longer than 16", the price will be $1 per inch more per strand unless otherwise noted.  If a bracelet is longer than  7 1/2", the price will be $1 per inch more per strand unless otherwise noted. 

2. If your necklace or bracelet will be using Swarovski pearls, $2 per strand will be added. If your necklace or bracelet will have AB crystals, $1 per strand will be added.  If your necklace is made with the cable rather than clear thread, (for example, the Virginia necklace), you can order it with sterling cable instead. Contact me for pricing.

3.  When ordering earrings, the price shown in the cart is for gold plated or silver plated. I'll add $2 per pair to your payment for sterling silver or gold filled earrings.

4.  I you are using a credit card, you will be charged the amount that I quote you regardless of what is shown in the shopping cart.  Your quote will be based on the above choices.  I will not charge your card until the morning that I ship your order.  

5. E-mail me at or call me    to ask any questions.  It's rare that I don't answer the phone. You'll be calling my cell. I'm in Wisconsin, Central Time. 

6. I ship jewelry via U.S. Post Office Mail.  If your jewelry has to be in your hands in 10 days or less from the date I receive your payment, it would be best to ship by overnight mail. In that event, shipping can be as much as $30. So we do need to talk!

7   If you'd rather pay by check, e-mail me for my mailing address. I've been targeted by the Nigerian scammers and don't want to make my physical address readily available to these fools. 

Timing:

I usually can get orders out within a week.  Timing depends on whether  I have other orders ahead of yours.  It also depends on whether I have the beads on hand for your jewelry.  Don't worry though, I keep a lot of beads on hand! 

It's o.k. to call or e-mail me to check on the status of your order.

Things you might want to include in your e-mail:

  • The length of necklaces, bracelets and anklets.

  • Whether you prefer gold plated, silver plated, sterling silver or gold filled (if this option is listed).  

  • If you are ordering for a wedding, provide the wedding date.  

  • If you need to rush your order, make sure you let me know. 

  • Provide your phone number so I can call with my questions if you feel comfortable with that.  I do not share my customer info with anyone and I don't have time to engage in spam mail.  Your phone number is strictly confidential.

Sizing: 

If you give me the wrong length and I have to redo your jewelry, I charge $10 per item for labor.  Please use a tape measure to get an accurate measurement!

Most people order necklaces in a standard 16" length. The necklace will fall at the bottom of the dent in your neck if you are of average build.  If you are ordering for bridesmaids, it's best to get measurements, but here is a way to guess the right length based on dress size: size 8-12 is 16"; size 14 -16 add an inch; size 18-20 add an inch and a half; size 2 - 4 subtract a half inch. THESE SIZES ARE NOT GUARANTEED!

For kids, you really have to have the mother give you a measurement.  There simply are no reliable bracelet or necklace standards for kids under the age of 15. But if you just can't get a measurement, the following chart may help. You rely on the chart at your own risk. If you need to send an item back because the size is wrong, I do charge for restringing!

Estimated Bracelet Sizes for Kids: Newborn 3.75 inches; 3-6 months 4.0 inches; 6-12 months 4.25 inches; 12-24 months 4.5 inches; 2-3 years 5 inches; 3-4 years 5.25 inches; 5-6 years 5.75 inches; 7-8 years 6.0 inches; 8-12 years 6.25 inches. THESE SIZES ARE NOT GUARANTEED!

Estimated Necklace Sizes for Kids: Newborn to 5 years 10" to 12"; 5 years to 12 years 13"; 12 years to 14 years 14"; 14 years to 18 years 15" to 16". THESE SIZES ARE NOT GUARANTEED!

Catalog: 

I do not have a printed catalog. Everything I have ever made for my bridal line is here on the website.  If you want something that you don't see on my website, just tell me and I'll make it for you!  I only do custom orders anyways.  You might also send me pictures from other websites.

Return Policy:

Since I only do custom jewelry orders, I cannot accept returns or exchanges.  If you are unsure about the color or size of beads on your jewelry, I can send you samples.  I can do an exchange for jewelry only when I make a mistake on your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you're new to the world of beads and hand made jewelry, here are some things you might like to know about:

GOLD FILLED:
Is made by joining a layer (or layers) of Gold Alloy consisting of approximately 5% 12 Karat or 14 Karat Gold, to a base metal alloy (usually Brass). Gold Filled is very durable, and is more expensive than Gold Plate due to the increased Gold content.

SURGICAL STEEL: Hypo-allergenic. Used for pierced post and wires. Ideal for those individuals who are sensitive to discomfort caused by other non-allergenic metals. Grayish Silver color, this material should not be plated.

BIRTHSTONE CRYSTAL COLORS 
January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
April - Crystal
May - Emerald
June - Light Amethyst
July - Ruby
August - Peridot
September - Sapphire
October - Rose
November - Topaz
December - Blue Zircon

Austrian Crystal Special Effect Colors have a heat sealed metal coating on the bottom, back, or on certain sides of item (depending on item) which give them the following effects:  

Aurora Borealis: transparent  rainbow effect

2X: bead is fully coated on both sides

About Gossamer Wings Designs

Gossamer Wings Designs was started by me, Cheri, in 1994. I began designing earrings by wire-wrapping bits of beach glass while waiting for my water color paintings to dry. One thing led to another, and I found myself completely immersed in the world of beads and jewelry making.

I chose the name "Gossamer Wings" from an old Cole Porter song recorded by  Ella Fitzgerald.  The song goes,  "It was a trip to the moon on gossamer wings, it was just one of those things." The song was about infatuation being mistaken for true love. It was the story of my life! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for the lyrics to "Just One of those Things."

The word "Gossamer" evokes images of fairies, dragonflies and butterflies; things that are shimmery and lovely.

WHO IS CHERI?

I am a jewelry artisan who truly enjoys making lovely things. My philosophy of life can be summed up paraphrasing Ilanya.  "My one purpose for being on this planet is to awaken my god self and celebrate life and to do what brings me joy." I revel in the fact that "it beats having to work for a living!"

ABOUT MY JEWELRY

I use genuine Austrian crystals that add luminescence to your ensemble. Fresh water pearls add a touch of elegance to your formal wear. All metal components are sterling silver or gold filled unless otherwise specified.

There is a $25 fee for returned checks. There is a $25 fee for credit card charge backs.

RESTRINGING

If you break your jewelry, I will gladly do repairs. There is a restringing fee of $12 minimum for items up to 16" long.

Just One of Those Things
by Cole Porter

It was just one of those things
Just one of those crazy flings
One of those bells that now and then rings
Just one of those things

It was just one of those nights
Just one of those fabulous flights
A trip to the moon on gossamer wings
Just one of those things

If we'd thought a bit before the end of it
When we started painting the town
We'd have been aware that our love affair
Was too hot not to cool down

So good-bye, dear, and amen
Here's hoping we meet now and then
It was great fun
But it was just one of those things

"Just One of Those Things" was recorded by Ella Fitzgerald in 1956 (my personal favorite). It was also recorded by Sarah Vaughn, Dianna Krall, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Bryan Ferry and many others.