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Designs by Shannon J


I bought this pretty floor length dress at Walmart. It originally had only 1 strand of cheap looking plastic beads and not much support to hold up...
Components: Purple Walmart Dress, Blackstone diamonds, Carved Crystal Quartz, silver base metal spacers

Web of Desire

This is an upper arm torc that I created from more than an ounce of sterling silver wire ( not counting the mistakes and do-overs) It was not...
Components: Sterling Silver, Labradorite

Ocean Princess

This scallop shell is my first attempt at pmc and it isnt perfect but still beautiful so i teamsd it up with some sparkly ocean colorod stones and...
Components: Pmc, Sterling Silver, Kyanite, Fluorite, Peridot, Amethyst, Garnet, Citrine

Larimar Holiday

I have had this piece of larimar for a while , just waiting for the right moment of inspiration... this morning it hit me!! wow only 9 days til...
Components: Larimar, Aquamarine, Sterling silver chain and beads


I made these earrings from hammered silver wire and added the freshwater pearls,(pink biwa from Lima ) They sold to the first person who saw them,...

Green Tamborine

This was all inspired by the lovely green pearls from lima.. a little hammer play on the pendant and clasp..
Components: LB Pearls, Citrine, Peridot, Rutilated Quartz, Sterling Silver

Diamonds & Rust - Beauty from Chaos

I have had this Pink Opal from LB for quite some time .. It wouldnt play nice with any other beads in my huge stash so I decided to showcase it all...
Components: large Pink Opal from LB, sterling silver wire and chain

Lil's Lilacs

This is a custom piece that I just finished for Lil, A neighbor of my lovely Mother-in-law.. Lil had a very specific list of thing she liked in...
Components: Chalcedony, Amethyst, Sterling silver wire and chain.

Breaking waves

the greens and blues in this piece remind me of the ocean and the wire is the froth of the waves breaking on the shore.
Components: Chrysocolla, Fluorite, both from LB and sterling silver wire and chain

Carnelian Carnival

I started this piece but then decided it needs some silver chain to finish it off but I seem to have a shortage of silver chain around here so look...
Components: Carnelian and Sterling silver

Earth Eternal

I made this one a while back but for the life of me I cant think of a name for it.. any suggestions would be appreciated!!
Components: Turquoise, Mother of Pearl, White mystery stone, Silver chain, Wood

Matrix for Jetz

This is a piece that I posted a while back when I was just beginning to work on it.. it has undergone a few changes since then but finally it is...
Components: Silver Artistic wire, Coral, more Coral, blackstone skulls, Faceted Onyx and Quartz Crystal ( from LB)

daisy chains and laughs

these copper daisies are fun so I added some chrysoprase and dumortierite and lemon quartz to make the earrings dance.. Necklace to follow soon..

hummingbird repost with earrings

this hummingbird necklace sold recently and the lady who bought it requested matching earrings so here are two styles I created to match ..
Components: Aventurine, Amethyst, Peridot

Use it up

What do you do when you are running low on wire? Use it up!! boredom and a wire shortage were the inspiration for this piece..
Components: Kyanite, Lemon Quartz, Labradorite, Dumortierite, Copper and silver wire scraps

Midnight Flight

This piece started with the deep midnight blue dumortierite teardrop and teh butterflies seem about to take flight.. the butterflies are from a...

Free the Purple Coyotes

I started out with the idea of putting the little amethyst coyotes inside the silver spirals but they stubbornly refused to sit and stay and then I...
Components: Amethyst, Blue Chalcedony, Lapidalite Jasper

for GypsyMom.. prototype

I made these earrings after a suggestion from GypsyMom aka my beautiful daughter Chari, she wanted them with smokey quartz drops that she...
Components: Amethyst, Silver wire, Sterling silver ear studs

mommykat cuff set

Well I just had to try my hand at one of these cuffs and then I loved the colors of the pearls so much that I was inspired to make a set of it.. :)
Components: copper wire, pearls


Marlaina is the wife of my second cousin and she also has had her life devastated by MS Fortunately she is leaving on Aug 2 for Mexico to have her...
Components: Rhodonite, Garnet, Rose Quartz, Silver wire and silver bead caps/charms/spacers

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