Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mookite Swirl

This pendant is a faceted 32mm teardrop shade Mookite Jasper stone wrapped in gold-filled wire. The rich deep red of the stone and the bright gold have such a warm glow. The multiple loops make a beautiful and open bail while also allowing a delicate chain or a larger chain for hanging the pendant. The overall length is 2" and barely under 1 1/4" at the widest along the bottom.

Stuffing for Stockings

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These little earrings are a few sets that were made for Christmas goodies. They use both sterling silver and gold-filled and range from jade, quartz, and jasper to aventurine, serpentine, and Austrian crystal accents.

Purple Dream

This pendant is a 35mm Charoite Kiwi Jasper Medallion wrapped in sterling silver.

The spirals, wraps, and curls lend an abstract look to this pendant. The stone has soft variation as a rich deep purple with darker flakes in the stone.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Old Blue Eyes

This Necklace was rather tricky to photograph because of the nature of the labradorite pendant. The pendant has a smokey gray color, but the brilliant blue flash covers the entire front surface. The labradorite was wrapped in sterling silver and hand tarnished for a deep aged appearance. This strung up so smooth and cool with the iolite anchoring it down and the moonstone echoing the blue flash of the pendant. The byzantine chain was hand woven by me as well as hand tarnished. The entire necklace measures 21" long with the pendant at exactly 2 " in length. The thin faceted iolite and slinky bynantine chain keep a delicate feel allowing the pendant to hold the focus, and the flash of the stone pulling the eye in further.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Slick as Honey

Soft honey jade and bright honey quartz bring light and sparkling tones to this necklace and earrings. The sparkling flakes within the Bronzite pendant and coins offer up warmth with their rich variety of deep to golden browns. Top it all off with gold swirls and curves wrapping the 40mm bronzite pendant in contrast to the large flakes and a few tiger's eye with wonderful chatoyance and it is slick as honey. The lovely custom made clasp covered in tiny swirls finishes the look with a gentle touch. The honey jade and gold earrings mirror the curves of the wrapped pendant for a complete look yet still unique enough to wear alone or with other pieces.

Rain Forest Blossom

Light and creamy peaches and yellows bloom in this 30mm papya jade pendant. Various colors sparkle from within the stone that is wrapped in gold and silver wire bringing out both warm and cool tones. The hidden shimmers are echoed throughout the necklace by red agate varying from pale peach to rich reddish orange. Hints of peach also dot the two large rainforest rhyolite that lead into a strand or russian serpentine giving a lush range of green. The wandering vines end with a custom made sterling silver clasp bringing it to an end with a curling grace.

Brazillian Gold

This 40 mm Brazillian Jasper pendant has such an array of beautiful fall earth tones. The streaks and swirls range from rich browns with hints of rustic oranges to deep rust and burgundy. The bright gold wire brings out the yellow and orange undertones to a few lighter highlights within the stone. The gold swirls wrapping around the stone draw attention to the varying curves of color lending such deep colors a soft edge.

Friday, November 16, 2007


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Two large turquoise nuggets and a sterling silver fish draw you in. The strands from the fishtail seem to lend the thought of bubbles flowing off it's tail as it swims along (my sisters idea, thanks sis). Cool blues meet warm brown in the clay beads followed by rich golden browns to deep chocolate hidden within the bronzite coins. Join them all on a knotted brown silk cord to softly bring them all together. The top of the stream shimmers as a sterling silver parallel weave chain and a custom made sterling clasp.

This necklace was so interesting to make. It was the first time I had gotten to work chain maille into a piece that I have done. The chain and clasp were made completely from wire, and I am so proud of that. The light colors of the turquoise and silver balance so well with the warmth of the bronzite and silk cord giving it a warm and calming appeal.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Dream Catcher

This pendant is a large turquoise nugget wrapped in copper coils and woven wire with an antique finish. The turquoise has an array of colors and tones ranging from black inclusions and traditional turquoise blue to very pale blue. The antiqued copper surrounding the stone compliments it with an almost blue tint deep in the coils. Coils intricately wrap around the stone completely enclosing the pendant leaving it at 1 3/4" tall by 1" wide.

Double Rose

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This necklace is my first real chain maille work that is all chain maille. Everything in the construction of this necklace is sterling silver. The weave has a lacy floral style that I worked to mimic and keep in the initials by using the swirls and curls while avoiding many straight lines. The letters are 7/8" x 7/8".

Thursday, May 31, 2007


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This is a new wrapping method that I am working on. The pendant is a wavy cut 40 mm Bronzite pendant. Gold-filled and sterling silver wire wrap the outer edge then curl, ripple, and wave over the stone. Including the bail, the pendant comes out right at 2 1/4" long. The Bronzite has such great shades of brown that even move into gold tones. I realize this picture has a good bit of glare from the wire and even the stone, but I really wanted to show the depth and color variations in the Bronzite. I can't do it justice with a photograph, but you get the idea.I recently learned that Bronzite is said to ward off ill wishes others have for you. Not only that, but it is said to return it three fold to the sender. . . I thought that was fascinating, and know I'm thinking of making LOTS of Bronzite pieces!

Butterfly's Pass

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This necklace uses sterling silver wire and spacer beads, white freshwater pearls, jade, dyed quartz, blue opals, and a clay focal by Clay Jeani. The necklace is very simple with clean lines and a handmade sterling silver clasp. The focal has a very soft blue undertone to the butterfly with the blue opals having a soft blue hue to them as well.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Hidden Trail

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My sister and her love of these shades of green inspired this necklace. The necklace is made with Russian jade and picture jasper stone beads and a Russian jade pendant wrapped in sterling silver wire. The dark green working through the stones like a web make me think of the hidden trails I've always loved to wander down. It's so reminiscent of cool moss covered rocks under your feet and the sun barely peaking through the thick treetops.