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Designs by Shannon J

smoky sunrise

the beautiful Oco geode from LB was the inspiration for this piece... I wish I could get a better pic of the geode but this was the best I could...
Components: Oco Geode, Citrine, Smoky Quartz, Hessonite, Silver wire

Aunty Gwen

This one is named in honor of my aunty Gwen , Who last week blew me away with her amazing kindness and generosity.. first she bought six necklaces...
Components: Sterling silver chain and beads, Dyed shell pendant, Rainbow moonstone, Iolite

Froggie went a courting...

Its all about the dangles... the little frog is hiding shyly in the grass and lilly pads....
Components: Copper chain, spotted jasper, Kyanite, Chrysoprase, aventurine, freshwater pearls

Marakesh Express

This peace is totally inspired by Joyce M's piece " Teardrop 2 "
searched everywhere for a strand of these kyanite pendants but all I was able...
Components: Kyanite, Carnelian, Citrine, silver tube beads

Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da

Im not sure why but this is the song that was playing in my head while I was working on this peace..
Desmond has a barrow in the marketplace...
Components: beautiful Amethyst slice from LB, Amethyst, Garnet, Topaz, Citrine, Charoite, Peridot, Silver wire, sterling silver chain

Love, Love me do....

This one is all about the pink..From the beautiful rose quartz slab and nuggets to the opals and rhodocrosite and dont forget the baby pink pearls...

Wooden it be nice...

Another Walmart mystery stone.. Wooden jasper perhaps? along with wooden beads with some citrine and carnelian and copper beads randomly mixed in


I have been struggling with the large Matrix piece so I decided to take a break and do something easy.. lol found this green mystery stone pendant...
Components: Mystery stone pendant, Russian Serpentine, Peridot Jasper, Lemon Quartz, base metal peace sign, silver plated bead caps and clasp with peridot green swarovski

Matrix for Jessica

this is another work in progress.. it is a commissioned piece ..Jessica is a complex lady.. fabulous hairstylist and also teacher for Matrix hair...
Components: red coral branch and beads, blackstone skulls, faceted black onyx and crystal quartz from LB, silver wire

My Ruby Rose Liberation

I made this piece for myself to give me strength and to help spread the word about the Liberation treatment that is helping people with MS all...
Components: Cherry-Berry Rubies, Rose Quartz, Peridot, Peridot Jasper, Silver and Copper Wire

With a song in my heart.... Chained

Ok here it is .. the finished product ..
all copper,turquoise and pearls.

Buffalo spirit ... Dreaming Finished

I finally got the copper neckwire and found these earthy fancy marble beads that perfectly match the colors in the pendant
Components: Fancy Marble, Carved Jade, copper beads and neckwire

With a song in my heart

I'm not sure why but this one just seems musical to me...
Now I need to work on a fabulous chain to match..The pearls are actually a deep green...
Components: Copper wire, 14 ga, 20 ga, 26 ga, Turquoise coin, Frewswater Pearls

When life gives you lemons.. plant lemon trees!

the first tree sold so fast I just had to make another..this one is very large...75 mm across but not too heavy and I made the beaded chain and...
Components: Copper wire, Lemon Quartz, Green Aventurine, green fancy jasper

in the fall

the colors of fall were all around when I made this it is still trying to look like winter :( with a little spring mixed in..;)
Components: Carnelian, Aventurine, Chalcedony

to the answer

ok.. I went ahead and made the knew I would.... not quite as intricate as the one suggested by Shannon..but still quite a nice finish...

peachy keen

I bought this red agate pendant because it is so pretty and then it sat in the bead cabinet for like 2 years because i could never get just the...
Components: Red Agate Pendant, Freshwater pearls, Snow Quartz, Iolite

where there's smoke....

this is a heavy peace .. I couldnt resist this fire agate coin and mixed it with smokey quartz and rose quartz with citrine briolettes and a wee...

pears in my plum tree

This is what happens when my brain changes gears in the middle of a project.. I get pears in my plum tree?? LOL
Components: copper wire, Peridot, Charoite, Iolite, Citrine

Cavewoman Romance 2 - the mating ceremony

so my imaginary caveman won his womans heart with the pyrites and river stones... now she needs something special to wear for the mating ceremony.....
Components: Raw Florite nuggets and Copper wire

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