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Designs by Rocknitjewelry

Sunshine on Your Wrist

The last piece so far with the solar quartz druzy cabs. This was a smaller one so I wanted to make a bracelet with it. I extended the prong set...
Components: yellow solar quartz druzy cab, 12mm faceted yellow jade, oxidized sterling silver prong bezel link, oxidized fine silver toggle.

Tie Dyed Beauty

Another one of these gorgeous solar quartz druzy this time it looks tie dyed! I made another oxidized sterling prong set bezel and hung the stone...
Components: multi color solar quartz druzy cab, artisan crafted metal bead and oxidized sterling silver rolo chain.

Pick a Color Any Color

So I got these gorgeous solar quartz cabochons and decided to try another new skill I learned in Santa Fe, prong set bezels! These stones were...
Components: multi color solar quartz druzy cab, oxidized sterling silver hand forged prong bezel, oxidized sterling silver rolo chain, an artisan made glass lampwork bead and an artisan made oxidized sterling large metal bead.

Fuchsia Fan

Another bracelet featuring my handmade bead caps and barbed wire spacer with fuchsia agate and an Anne Choi bead.
Components: Fuchsia crazy lace agate, sterling silver sheet, sterling silver wire, Bali spacers

Without Question Earrings

I wanted to start making and using my own bead caps and metal components using my new dapping tool. These earrings are my first attempt. I used...
Components: Sterling silver sheet, sterling silver wire, faceted aqua blue agate, an artisan crafted lampwork bead.

Summer Boho Triple Wrap

More of my knotting this time a triple wrap bracelet featuring a multitude of gorgeous soft summer color gemstones and an Anne Choi bead. The last...
Components: Multi beryl, Blue Quartz, Pink Opal, prehnite, Bali silver, artistic spacers and my handmade fine silver free form oxidized link.

Metal Bail Earrings

I got all these gorgeous big gemstone earring slices and wanted a different way to hang them. This is another technique I learned in Santa Fe in...
Components: Amazonite round slices, sterling silver sheet, 8mm faceted amazonite rounds, Bali spacers and sterling silver wire.

Peridot Resin Earrings

Another class I took in Santa Fe was resin. For these earrings I used resin with fire opal inclusions poured into gunmetal hobnail links. I wanted...
Components: Fire opal resin links, peridot, artisan glass beads, oxidized sterling bead caps, wire and handmade earwires

Barbed Wire Skull Bracelet

More inspiration from my Santa Fe trip. This bracelet has my barbed wire spacers made with sterling silver wire. I wanted to make some more...
Components: Chrysocolla, turquoise, elk antler, hematite skull, Bali spacers and beads, my barbed wire spacer, an artisan glass bead, artisan sterling skull bead

Caged beauty

So, I went to Santa Fe in March and took some jewelry classes with some jewelry artists that I have admired for years. It was beyond inspiring! I...
Components: Hand forged sterling silver cage, aqua aura double terminated crystal, 10mm faceted labradorite, labradorite rosary chain, oxidized sterling silver artisan bead

Look to the Past #2

More of my vintage tassel necklaces this time with pastel colors. I love them and I love the idea of upcycling the thimbles that were already here...
Components: White and tan: 10mm beige glass pearls, 9mm vintage Japanese glass cream pearls, Bali fine silver beads, rhinestone rondelles and bead, vintage sterling silver thimble and assorted art yarns Blue and tan:10mm larimar jade, Czech glass, a Basha bead, rhinestone rondelles, vintage abalone paneled thimble and assorted art yarns.

Look to the Past #1

I love love love tassel necklaces but I wanted to do some a little differently. I saw these vintage thimbles and since I used to be a seamstress...
Components: Turquoise one: 10mm faceted agate, Czech glass, rhinestone rondelles, a Basha bead, vintage sterling thimble and variegated yarn Yellow one: 12mm faceted yellow jade, Czech glass, coral nuggets, a Basha bead, rhinestone rondelles, vintage thimble and variegated yarn

Labradorite and Artisan Hearts for Valentine's Day

More of the fabulous artisan hearts this time in sterling silver. I wire wrapped them with beautiful faceted labradorite cubes that really flash...
Components: Faceted labradorite cubes, artisan crafted sterling silver hearts and handmade sterling silver earwires.

Turquoise Hearts and Flowers for Valentine's Day

More gorgeous artisan hearts in copper. I love the combo or copper and turquoise and also sterling silver and copper.
Components: Turquoise carved flowers, Nacozari turquoise discs, artisa n copper hearts and handmade sterling earwires.

Peridot and Hearts for Valentine's Day

I got these gorgeous artisan crafted hearts from a wonderful artist on Etsy and I made three different earrings for Valentine's Day.
Components: Faceted peridot nuggets. artisan crafted bronze hearts and spacers, 14k gold filled earwires made by me

Something's Fishy

I found this wonderful artist on Etsy who makes these incredible lampwork fish beads so I put one of her fish with another artisan sterling bead...
Components: Blue Botswana agate, Czech glass flowers (from LB), lampwork fish bead, oxidized sterling components, artisan sterling fish bead.

Sunshine and Amber Dreams

Here's another artisan bead that I wanted to use in a bracelet. I wanted to make a knotted bracelet in a double wrap so it looks like you're...
Components: Columbian amber, honey jade barrels, Citrine, Czech glass flowers (from LB), Bali fine silver beads and spacers, fine silver link, leather cord, artisan focal bead and button

All About The Dragonfly

I got this gorgeous two tone artisan dragonfly bead and wanted to make something to enhance the beauty of the bead. I wire wrapped kyanite barrels...
Components: kyanite barrels, ancient Roman glass, Basha bead, labradorite chain, fine silver links, sterling silver components, antiqued brass components, lobster claw clasp

Ollie the Owl 1970's Vintage Boho Necklace

I got this adorable vintage 1970's vintage owl pendant and wanted to make a long fall colors necklace to go with him. I got this gorgeous antique...
Components: 10mm antique Soocho jade, 8mm crazy lace agate, 16mm vintage Swarovski rhinestone bead, a 1970's vintage owl pendant, vintage silk French ribbon

Fall Agate and Crystal Skull Necklace

This is some more beautiful fall colors faceted agate that I got from LB awhile ago just sitting and waiting tor the right components and design to...
Components: Faceted agate barrels, a Swarovski crystal skull, 2 handmade fine silver links, 2 handmade sterling silver artist beads, stainless steel chain, rainbow quartz crystal, a handmade artisan oxidized sterling silver quote bead

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