Sunday, July 18, 2010

Moonstone Earrings



Moonstone Earrings $18

Cool stacks of icy moonstone shot through with glints of lavender swing from gunmetal ear wires. Accented with ornate brass spacer bead. Sterling silver wire ends in a tiny silver bead.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Birthstones

A thoughtful spouse commissioned this necklace with birthstones of the couple's children- aquamarine and moonstone (accompanied by a few silver Bali beads, American turquoise, and silver cube beads). The sterling box clasp is set with a garnet to symbolize the love between mom and dad.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Gunmetal Cairn Earrings




Gunmetal Cairn Earrings
$36


Cairns are stacks of stones used to mark a trail. I first saw them in southern Utah on trails that wound over miles of bare redrock. Cairns keep hikers from getting lost and sometimes you add a stone of your own as you walk by. It can be a huge relief to see them in the distance with their assurance that you haven't wandered off into the desert. In a broader sense cairns remind me that whatever my troubles, others have passed this way before me.

A neat stack of magnesite turquoise heishi beads and glass seed beads dangle on a coil from gunmetal copper wire coils with hinged gunmetal ear wires. Length is 2 1/2 inches from the bottom of the ear wire.


Friday, April 30, 2010

From Scratch

Just wanted to give you a peek behind the scenes of the jewelry making. I've had a few questions about the loops and coils I make and want to clarify that I really do make each and every piece from scratch before I hammer it. I start with plain old wire. So this:


becomes this (I twist the wire into links):

or this
(I twist the wire into loops and then hammer them):


Monday, April 26, 2010

Silver Lining Necklace with 40 Loops




Silver Lining Necklace with 40 Loops
$85

Every cloud has a silver lining...
Forty loops of silver-coated copper wire, each hand bent and hammered by the artist, natural turquoise heishi beads, and glass seed beads are gathered on flexible jewelry wire and attached with a sterling silver lobster claw clasp.
Approx 15 1/4"

I am happy to make the jewelry wire longer for you (with the same number of loops), just make a note of the length you prefer when you check out.



Also available in solid sterling silver wire
(please allow an extra 5 days turnaround time)
$130


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Floating Bead Earrings



Floating Bead Earrings
$16

Natural turquoise rondelle beads float on solid sterling silver loops hand formed and hammered by the artist. Loops hang 3/4" from the bottom of the sterling silver ear wires.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Margarita Necklace



Margarita Necklace
$45

Ease into summer with lemon lime, cool blue agave, and sparks of silver. Olive jade chips, turquoise magnesite heishi beads, natural turquoise nuggets, aventurine tube beads, ceramic crow beads, and Czech glass beads shine with silver heishi and cube beads. Hand hammered clasp closes with a sterling lobster claw. Clasp can be worn in the back or in the front as shown. The sample is pictured above. Yours will be made especially for you so bead placement may vary slightly. 16 1/2 inches long.