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Designs by Shannon J

A Tisket, A Tasket

I started wrapping this hypersthene stone and then saw that it looked liike a basket so I simply had to add some gemstone "flowers" and a bit of...
Components: Hypersthene, Rhodochrosite, Amethyst, Peridot, Tanzanite, Iolite, Pink Shell, copper wire and chain

Buffalo Spirit... Dreaming

Ok here is my Buffalo Spirit stone all wired up.. I added some curves of tiny faceted peridots to represent the fresh green grass of his dreams...

Buffalo Spirit...Dreaming

This is a stone that my husband found in our driveway last summer ( Hes my Caveman..always bringing me treasures from nature ) I see a small white...

Island Dreams

This is a piece of some sort of crystal that we found a few years ago on Vancouver Island ..we were just exploring and found a huge deposit of...


this is a gift for my tiny new Great Niece ..her name is alexandra and she was born in march so I used some tiny aquamarine rondelles to make her...
Components: Aquamarine, copper wire

I Wanted A Pinky Ring

I was wanting a pinky ring but my fingers are quite small and I can never get a ring to fit my pinkies so last nite i made some... 4 out of 5...
Components: copper and silver wire, peach moonstone, Aquamarine, Carnelian, Coral, Sodalite

To the Nines

Here it is ..Finally..the finished peace! I'm not sure if I am happy with this clasp so I am on the hunt for another one..something ornate...
Components: Agate pentant with silver wire work, Amethyst rondelles and hammered coins, Citrine rondelles and squares, Iolite rondelles, Peridot rondelles, SS chain

Lab Goddess

I wanted the labradorite to be the focus of this piece so I made a simple wire cage that ended up reminding me of a goddess shape so I added...
Components: Labradorite, Blue Opal, Wood, Silver wire and chain

To the moon and back

MMMMMM Moonstone...
Components: Copper chain and findings, shell pendant, Moonstone, Moonstone, and more moonstone.

Think Spring

I made this peace in the dead of winter...I was thinking of all the pretty colors in the garden.
Components: Chalcedony, Rose Quartz, Aventurine, Amethyst, Freshwater pearls, base metal clasp

Lilac Dream

Simple .. Classic..
Components: Chalcedony, Freshwater Pearls. base metal clasp


I was trying to highlight this tiny jade hummingbird.. he looks as if he is hovering over the shell donut.
Components: Aventurine, Amethyst, Peridot, BC Jade, Shell, with base metal clasp

wood nymph

A simple collar with some lovely florite drops which were given to me by my daughter. I pictured it on a faerie flitting about in the forest
Components: Fluorite, Aventurine, Unakite


this piece is so cool and frosty looking ..It reminds me of the ice cascades that form in the Pine Pass near my home in winter.
Components: turquoise, cracked quartz, glass pendant with pewter findings

work in progress

an agate slice dressed up with silver wire and gems... I am making the gemstone chain to pair with some ss long and short oval chain that I...
Components: Agate, Citrine, Amethyst, Iolite, silver wire

Cavewoman Romance

I imagined a caveman trying to win the heart of his woman by presenting her with these tumbled river stones and shiny pyrites
Components: Brecciated Jasper, Picture Jasper, Carnelian, Pyrite, Wooden Jasper, Mother of Pearl/resin, and some mystery pink beads for color

Tourmaline Treat

Well I bought this tourmaline necklace..just 2 simple strands with tiny gold spacers and an impossibly tiny gold clasp; so being me..I just couldnt...
Components: Tourmaline, Garnet, sterling silver clasp

Royal purple

this a pretty piece where i was trying to use large and small beads together in an appealing way
from the large amethyst nuggets down to the...
Components: Amethyst, Tanzanite, Chalcedony, Turquoise, Freshwater pearls, sterling silver chain and components


They say Dynamite comes in small packages and this dainty piece sure fits the bill. Looks great with jeans and a white shirt or dressed up for a...
Components: Turquoise marquis drops and nuggets, Faceted Tanzanite, and Quartz

Princess 2

citrine and turquoise for a deep v top that just cried out for some bling

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