Monday, March 06, 2006

Stone Collection

Here are some recent pieces made with natural gemstones and sterling silver. Click on the photo for a close up!

Bracelet made with white jade, green jade, fancy jasper and sterling silver.


A double strand turquoise, mahogany obsidian and sterling silver necklace.


Snowflake obsidian, black tourmaline, mother of pearl and sterling silver.


Yellow turquoise, green jade, mahogany obsidian and sterling silver.


A simple necklace made with white jade and sterling silver


A bold necklace made with large mahogany obsidian disks and round beads accented with black tourmaline and sterling silver.


Spring Garden

I used natural gem stones and sterling silver to create this spring themed necklace. The beautiful dragonfly pendant is 2"x2"

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Quick and Easy Earring Stand

Here is a tutorial for the basic stands I make for my earrings.

Materials: Wire, I use rebar, or tie wire, you can find it at any harware store, and pliers.

Uncloil some wire but don't cut it yet, and bend a loop in the end

Bend another loop in the other direction.

Bend the wire straight down in the center of the "T"

Bend the wire at a right angle.

Now make a loose coil for the foot of your stand. The taller the stand, the wider the foot you will need. Cut the end and you done!

Finished product! You can definitly get more elaborate if you want, but this one literaly takes seconds to make.