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Designs by Science Chick Runs Sibes

Yellow Cat Red Agate with Pearls

Still working with the "loot" I brought back from camping/hiking in S. Utah, I made this wire-wrapped Yellow Cat Red Agate pendant. After finishing...
Components: Agate specimen, twisted (three strands) Cu wire, keishi pearls in green-copper-silver and peacock tones, Cu toggle, Cu beads.

Native Utah Stone Pendants

I love working with stones I find "in the wild." These are specimens that I picked up on an trip to Moab, UT. The first/main picture is of Yellow...
Components: Stone fragments naturally weathered, silver-plate craft wire.

Starry Night

Drawing inspiration from Van Gogh's "Starry Night", I created this very active multi-dangle pendant on the ring of a small toggle. Each dangle is...
Components: Citrine faceted rounds, sodalite stars (6mm), seedbeads (11/0 and #1 bugle), s/p wire, s/p jumprings, s/p clasp

Literary Inspiration: The Rope

Every year I design an unique set for Bridgerland Literacy's annual fundraiser. I try to let the inspiration be from a literary source. This year...
Components: Turquoise(blue)-dyed chalk turquoise pendant and 10mm rounds, Teal AB 8mm round crystals, 4mm Luster Blue 4mm rondelle crystals, gold-plated brass beads and toggle clasp, seedbeads in colors to "paint" canyon walls.

Colorful Asymmetry

A customer requested a "colorful" necklace. It couldn't be too expensive as she didn't want problems carrying it into the Ukraine as a present to a...
Components: Dyed chalk turquoise in various shapes/colors, silver-plated brass bears and clasp

Pendant--Triplet of Boulder Opals

A friend handed me three gorgeous boulder opals and asked me to create a pendant for her mom using all three. Mom, by the way, is also a jewelry...
Components: Boulder opals, sterling silver wire

Organic Crazy Lace

The inspiration for this design came from the gorgeous Crazy Lace Agate pendant stone. It made me think of an island rain forest. Finding the...
Components: Crazy Lace Agate, dark wood beads in two sizes, green jasper rounds, coral wheels, and copper.

Spring TIme

It's been incredibly cold and rainy since March. Here it is June and we've yet to have real spring weather. The chrysoprase pendant reminded me of...
Components: Chrysoprase freeform pendant, citrine and chrysoprase chips, gold-plated leaf toggle, brass beads

Sun, Moon and Stars

Here's a fun pair of earrings. I'm marketing them on cards that say: "You are the Sun, Moon and Stars to me."

Guess what the main component is!
Components: Surgical steel earwires, silver-plate jumprings, mystery bead/findings

Cooperative Mind

This necklace grew out of the Fresh Pick that I did (2011 Literacy Design). The little circle is my test for color/stone combination--it joins my...
Components: Black Tourmaline, Pink Tourmaline, Malachite, Sterling silver

If it's January...

it must be custom wire-wrapping time. January is generally a down time for me but now I get calls from gentlemen who saw my work at December shows...
Components: White Petrified Wood (rare, Utah origin) in 14/20 gold-filled wire; agate with iron inclusions (Utah origin) in Argentium sterling wire.

Lemon Parfait

Natural lemon jade looks good enough to eat! It needs no other beads to adorn it save for a scattering of silver.
Components: Natural Lemon Jade, sterling silver beads and clasp

Apple Jasper Cuff Bracelet

I spotted these double-drilled Apple Jasper marquise beads and knew exactly what I was going to do with them. [It helped that I'd done a version...
Components: Apple Jasper double-drilled ovals/marquise, Copper beads, Black Onyx, memory wire-large bracelet.

Variations on a Stone

Nevada 'Wild Burro' Jasper is a gorgeous blend of pinks (mauve through salmon), grey and creamy white. The vendor who supplies most of my known...
Components: Wild Burro Jasper--graduated rondelles, SW-style barrels/rondelles, or center-drilled squares; sterling silver spacers, beads, clasps; seed bead custom mix to "paint" the stone's varied colors and pattern.

Early Mountain Autumn

The yellow "turquoise"* leaf and peridot jasper square tubes languished in my stocks for several years. I personally didn't like them--so I...
Components: Yellow "Turquoise" pendant, Peridot Jasper square tubes, golden olive FW pearls, silver-plated brass beads and clasp, seed beads, headpins.

Picture Idaho

One of my favorite "rockhounding" places (when I want to stay clean, at least) is my LRS (local rock shop). I spotted these fun cut-outs of Owyhee...
Components: Owyhee Picture Jasper "frame" and cubes; copper chain, wire (12, 22 and 26 ga), beads and clasp; wood beads.

Copper Washers and Owyhee Picture Jasper

Having fun playing with "hardware", these earrings are made using copper washers and Owyhee picture jasper puff coins and rondelles (main picture)...
Components: Copper washers from Harbor Freight (come as a set of six sizes in a cute divided plastic box); Owyhee Picture Jasper (LB); copper wire.

Smoke Thief

This necklace was inspired by a description in "The Smoke Thief" by Shana Abe. I tried to recreate smoke rising into the sky using different shades...
Components: Blue chalcedony druzy nuggets (from LB), blue lace agate rondelles, sterling beads and clasp, seed beads

Silver Smoke

A friend accompanied me on my last visit to the local GemFaire. She fell in love with these huge (18-20mm) silver quartz rondelles and wanted me to...
Components: Silver Quartz faceted rondelles, smoky Quartz faceted side-drilled nuggets, sterling coil beads and toggle clasp (not shown), Smoky Quartz smooth rondelles.

For Jenny--warmest hugs

The marketing director for the nonprofit where I'm board chair is also moving on. Her expertise increased the sales in our gallery shop (thereby...
Components: Fire Agate, silver-plated tubes, beads and clasp.

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