The jewelry shown here is not available for sale, either because it's already been sold, given as a gift, or remains in my collection. Still, it's fun to look at!
"Candy Dish" pendant necklace
I have a strong memory of my moms' ruffly-edged candy dish, filled with nonpareils for mahjong night. I made this pendant with copper sheet, heating and hand-shaping it to get these fluted edges. The stone is blue travertine (a kind of marble), bezel set in copper. Since I made it, it's acquired that aged patina that matches the stone so well. The strand is simply picture jasper, in two shapes, and copper. Not shown is the handcrafted copper hook and eye clasp and Swarovski crystals in "Blue Erinite" at the ends to highlight the blue in the stone.
Serenity Red necklace and earrings set
This set has a sunny, tranquil Southwestern flair, with beautifully hued turquoise nuggets and cubes of red jasper and clear teal Czech glass. The leaf charms in the pendant and earrings are the exquisitely detailed antiqued brass items made by a woman-owned company known as Vintaj. The handcrafted wire-wrapping is in copper, including my handmade hook and eye clasp. I was delighted to donate this set to a silent auction to support the charitable activities of my friend Ellie's group "Ova4D".
Asymmetric Underground Flower necklace
This is a one of a kind piece I made using wire-wrapping techniques and bold copper wire. I bought the handmade polymer clay focal bead by an amazing polymer clay artist named Marcia Palmer who uses a lot of earthy colors like these. She called this bead "Underground Flower". The beads I used in the strand, picture jasper, red jasper and onyx, set off with brass accents, really complemented the focal bead incredibly well. The clasp is handmade from copper and onyx. I have always loved this necklace and was happy to see it go to a good friend, a surprise gift from her beloved. I hope that means I will see it often!
My first bracelet
This is where it all began, the first piece of jewelry I ever made. I fell in love with these multi-gemstone double drilled beads in my neighborhood bead shop, "Things We Love". The owner explained how to make a stretchy cord bracelet, including gluing the knots. I picked out some tiny unakite beads to complement these and off I went. It did break a couple of times, but after some experimenting with knotting and gluing, it is pretty solid. I still wear it, but I don't generally make stretchy-cord bracelets for my customers. I think they're a little too vulnerable and I'd hate to have them break on somebody.
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