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For Wendi

I designed this piece as a thank-you to the unpaid executive director of a nonprofit whose board I chair. She has done an incredible job and is...
Components: Carnelian/red agate druzy pendant; peach aventurine drums; faceted carnelian rounds; 4, 6 and 8 mm wood beads; copper beads and toggle.


Tammie's Buddha Rock

At a show, a customer admired my display of wire-wrapped cabochons and natural rocks. She asked if I would wire-wrap a customer's stone--OF COURSE,...
Components: Customer's stone, sterling silver square (21ga) twisted (20ga) and half-round (21ga) wire.


Wire wrapped Coffee Bean Jasper

Coffee Bean Jasper cabochon from LB. I wasn't satisfied with the quick shot that I took. The wire was out of focus. So, I redid this using the...
Components: Coffee Bean Jasper, square (22 ga) and half-round (21 ga) brass wire.


Green African Opal Meets Chrysoprase

When I unpacked my LB order the Green African Opal focal piece and the chrysoprase introduced themselves. The result was this necklace.
Components: Green African Opal faceted freeform, Chrysoprase mini-nuggets, Czech firepolished crystals, copper beads and toggle, bronze 15/0 rocailles


Hoar Frost on Hop Flowers

The inspiration for this color/bead combination was hoar frost coating hops on my back deck. I shared a FreshPick by the same name (There's a photo...
Components: LB's: mother of pearl pendant, Honey Tiger Eye flat ovals and 4mm rounds, White Pyrite Quartz. From my stocks: 3mm brass rounded cubes, gold-plated heart toggle, jumpring, crimps, crimp covers and gold-color beading wire.


After the Storm

The inspiration for this design started when items came together as I sorted a recent LB order. The Amazonite pendant lay on top of the Stormy Blue...
Components: Lima Beads: 50mm Amazonite pendant, Abalone rectangles, Stormy Blue pearls (rice and keishi), Leaping Frog charm. patterned bark toggle clasp. From my stocks: 4mm amazonite rounds, s/s beads, and s/p chain, headpins and wire.


Like Stars on Earth

Every child is like a star on earth--says the movie "Taare Zameen Par" (released by Disney under the title "Like Stars on Earth"). We are all links...
Components: Deep red carnelian and leopardskin jasper stars, silver-plate chain, wire (for star links), toggle, headpins and jumprings. Necklace is 22 inches (not including pendant).


First commissioned wire-wrapped pendant

A customer asked me to wire-wrap an amber cabochon. It is very steeply domed and "standard" bezel securing wouldn't work. I went through several...
Components: Argentium wire (22 ga round and 20 ga twisted, 24ga for wraps); 2mm snake chain; customer's amber cabochon


Verga

Verga is "sky rain"--rain that falls from clouds but doesn't reach the ground. One summer day after I purchased the smoky quartz points, I was...
Components: Smoky Quartz points and rondelles, sterling silver spacers and clasp.


Mystery Genre

Every year I design jewelry for Bridgerland Literacy's fundraiser and Scrabble Tournament. It has become an expectation that the jewelry will have...
Components: Natural amethyst chunks, abalone squares, sapphire rounds and turquoise heishes, sterling beads and clasp.


Heirloom Asymmetry

I designed this in response to a BeadStyle challenge--go to your jewelry box and make something new from items you don't/can't wear. I rediscovered...
Components: Hypersthene cross, copper beads, Vintaj "Love" circle for the toggle ring, copper wire, Vintaj brass chain, copper wire. Plus the "found" components: watch chain that provides the toggle bar, watch fob and black bakelite beads.


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