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Designs by CAS

Spring Octopus

After a bout of "BBW", some of the creative juices are flowing again. Inspired by the lovely Carved Ocean Jasper Octopus and the Kazuri Ting bead.
Components: Ocean Jasper, Kazuri bead, Pink Opal, Recycled "Sea" Glass beads, Freshwater Pearls, Czech Pressed Glass beads, Silver-plated beads & findings

Feathered In Red And Gold 2

The companion earrings to my Feathered In Red And Gold necklace.
Components: Lampwork beads, Czech Fire-polished & Pressed beads, Brass findings

Feathered In Red And Gold

Inspired by the Mookaite Pendant I received in the first bead swap from CJ, and the little brass bird beads I found on-line.
Components: Mookaite, Lampwork beads, Czech Fire-polished & Pressed beads, Ruby Quartz, Brass beads & findings

Earthly Thoughts

One of my co-workers asked if I could design a necklace for his Mom's birthday (Feb 13th). His only stipulations were the length and color, browns...
Components: Antique Soocho Jade, Bronzite, Korean Jade, Tiger Fur Agate, Brass beads & findings

Parking Exception

One of the girls I work with is very quirky. I designed these earrings for her. They're just her style.
Components: Gray Agate, Czech Firepolished Glass, Brass Charms & findings

Paris ... Oui !

I discovered this Eifel Tower Pendant at Gaea online, and fell in love with it. I picked a lovely cream over tan for it (sorry the pictures don't...
Components: Gaea Ceramic Pendant, Feldspath, Czech Glass - Firepolished and Pressed, Brass charms, chain & findings

Annika's Turtle

My neice's Christmas present. When I got the Green Agate Slabs from LB, they were so gorgeous that I knew just what I wanted to do with them....
Components: Green Agate Slab, African Green Jasper, Green Jade, Green Freshwater Pearls, Czech Glass Beads, Seed Beads, Stampt Turtle Charm, Silver-plated Beads & Findings, Magnetic Clasp

For Charlene

Another January birthday necklace, this time for my youngest sister, whose birthday is on Friday the 15th. She's asked for a blue necklace in the...
Components: Lapis, Owyhee Blue Opal, Glass Beads, Seed Beads, Gold-plated Beads & Clasp


One of the girls that I work with is expecting her second child, another boy, any day now. Her birthday is on January 14th, so this is my gift for...
Components: Yellow Jade, Yellow Freshwater Pearls, Czech Fire-polished Glass, Brass

First Blush Of Autumn

This piece was all about the Bamboo Leaf Agate pendant, and the gold-plated leaf spray stamping.
Components: Bamboo Leaf Agate, Autumn Jasper, Fresh-water Pearls, Wooden Beads, Gold-plated Findings

Misty Morn

Another of the Artistic Rhodonite pendants that I have. With this one I played up the black more.
Components: Artistic Rhodonite, Green Line Quartz, Lava Rock, Fringe Seed beads, Czech Fire-polished Glass beads, Silver-plated Beads & Findings

The Big Island

This piece makes me think of a trip I made to Hawaii and the Big Island some years ago ... I don't know why ...
Components: Fossil Coral, Picasso Jasper, Kona Dolomite, Bamboo Beads, Czech Fire-polished Glass beads, Brass findings & Clasp

Pine Forest Ablaze

I love Picasso Jasper, multi-colored like this pendant is, or the more usual gray-black-brown-white.
Components: Multi-colored Picasso Jasper, Olive Fire Agate, Fresh-water Pearls, Czech Fire-polished Glass Beads, Indonesian Glass Beads, Seed Beads, Brass beads & findings

Cranberry Leopards

The dark Leopardskin Jasper beads (LB's) went perfectly with the Plum Jade and Leopardskin Jasper Pendant that I already had.
Components: Leopardskin Jasper, Plum Jade, Czech Fire-polished Glass Beads, Vintage Lucite Beads, Silver-plated beads & findings

Cherry Blossom Hills

I have several of the Artistic Rhodonite Pendants, each a little piece of art in pink, gray, green, and black. This one made me think of cherry...
Components: Artistic Rhodonite, Rhodonite, Green Line Quartz, Artisan Lampwork Glass beads, Silver-plated Beads & Clasp

Zebra In The Tall Grass?

I love this Picasso Jasper Pendant for it's shape and it's design which reminds me of tall grass on a misty gray morning. Maybe there's a zebra...
Components: Picasso Jasper, Gray Agate, Hematite, Black Coral, Black Horn, Artisan Lampwork Glass, Seed beads, Silver-plated Beads, Bail and Clasp

Planetary Convergence

The triple pendant set was a difficult match because of the stones, so I went simple with the green, gray, silver and smoky black diamond shades....
Components: Fossil Coral, Ribbon Jasper, Fossil Snail And Clam Jasper, Fresh-water Pearls, Czech Fire-polished Glass beads, Czech Glass beads, Silver Foiled Glass beads, Silver-plated beads and Clasp

Jeanne's Crabby ... NOT!

I made this for Jeanne as a birthday present since her birthday falls the day after mine. I utterly fell in love with the Thai Silver crabs, and...
Components: Thai Silver, Artisan Lampwork Glass, Coral, Shell, Vintage Glass beads, Czech Pressed Glass beads, Seed beads

Hot On The Shore

Perfect to wear to a "Chick-nic". The small bright orange beads on the cord are Vintage German Glass.
Components: "Sea" Glass beads, Vintage German Glass beads, Fresh-water Pearls, Coral, Czech Fire-polished Glass beads, Artisan Lampwork beads, Seed beads, Leather Cord, Silver-plated findings


This design started with the Lampwork focal bead, and developed from there.
Components: Black Silver Leaf, Black Turtle Shell Jasper, Yellow Jasper, Black Onyx, Black Coral, Black Horn, Golden Coral, Artisan Lampwork beads, Seed beads, Gold-plated beads, findings & chain

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