Showing posts with label Amethyst. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amethyst. Show all posts

Saturday, June 11, 2016

A Comprehensive Update

Hi everyone,

I arrived in North Carolina eight years ago today. Wow. So much has happened in those eight years. I completed my PhD in English this May, so now I have more time to devote to creating (before I begin teaching at an area university for at least one year).

I've completed a number of custom pieces and I've sold a few pieces since my last post. I'll share a few photos here below. In general, I've wanted this blog to serve as a digital portfolio for my jewelry work. Many of my designs are one-of-a-kind or have limited runs due to available materials. However, if you find something you love that I've sold, or you'd like me to create a custom piece for you, please do let me know. In some cases I can create something similar to what I've sold, and I've made pieces tailored to customer's desires. You can contact me by sending me a conversation on Etsy or by emailing me at

I also have one new listing I've posted today--a necklace I've named Coraline with its materials (pink coral) and a dear old friend, Cora Kammer, in mind. I think she would have loved this piece.

In love and beauty,

Agate, Coral, Wood, Brass, Quartz, Czech & Indonesian Glass, Vulcanite, Copper

"1974" - A custom birthday present for a customer's friend of over 41 years - Sold

Green Empress II
Green Empress II - Aventurine, Sesame Jasper, Amazonite, and Solid Copper - Sold
Detail of Green Empress II - Aventurine, Sesame Jasper, and Solid Copper

Viola Verde I
Turquoise, Amethyst, Baltic Amber, Jasper, Shell, Solid Copper - Sold

Custom Clip-on Hubei Turquoise Earrings - Sold

New earrings I'll be posting in the coming weeks...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

First Three Pieces of the New Spring Collection Now Available!

Spring Flowers I and II and Wildflower I are here!  These necklaces have a classic amethyst and rose quartz pairing with additional accents that transform them into one-of-a-kind bohemian pieces!

Click on each necklace's name for more information and pricing.

Detail of Spring Flowers I
Detail of the clasp I hand forged & hammered for Spring Flowers I

Wildflower I in low light.
Welcoming spring!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

I'm back!

Dear friends and fans,

I've been away for far too long, but, alas, studying for and completing my PhD exams took precedence over making jewelry.  The good news is that I passed all eleven hours worth of my exams (the last exam was just this past Monday the 27th), and, to celebrate, I've made three new necklaces that are full of spring colors !

I'll post these lovelies within the next week and hopefully I'll have a couple of pairs of earrings to share as well.  For now, here are a few preview shots!  


These necklaces feature rose quartz, amethyst, turquoise, olivine jade, and much more!

A length for every occasion!

Etsy shop link!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Lillian Bracelet Featured in an Etsy Treasury!

Lillian, one of my favorite bracelets!


Buy the bracelet here.
View the treasury here.
Read the original blog post here.


Monday, July 11, 2011

New necklace and bracelet preview!

Here are a couple of preview shots of my two new designs.  

Lillian Bracelet

Taos Sunshine Necklace

I'll post them for sale on Etsy tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Pictures!

Those who know me well know that I have a touch of perfectionism, so I've been retaking pictures of a lot of my pieces and experimenting with lighting, camera settings, and angles.  My goal is to reproduce their colors and texture as accurately as I am able.  So, here are a few new shots I've uploaded to my Etsy listings.  

Click on the captions below the images to go to the Etsy listings.

White Lotus in Golden Bloom

Rustic Golden Leaves

Rustic Golden Leaves

Frida y Estrellas

Kathmandu Dreams I

Kathmandu Dreams I

Kathmandu Dreams I

Stormy Neptune
Princess of the Skies

White Lotus in Silver Lavender

White Lotus in Silver Lavender

Lillian I

And for fun, here are a few shots that I've touched up and manipulated in an (awesome) free photo editor:

Princess of the Skies
Princess of the Skies
Kathmandu Dreams I

Thursday, May 26, 2011

*SOLD* Lillian I Earrings

I made these lovelies to match my Lillian I necklace, a part of my my Lillian series, which is inspired by exquisite purple and gold Thai Water Lilies (see the second picture and link below).

These earrings feature deep purple to violet amethyst chips atop a golden faceted bead, heavily plated with 22 karat gold, and a lilac stone drop finished with a precious Delica®, glass, silver-lined chocolate seed bead.

Find out more here!
See the matching necklace here:

*SOLD* Romance Bracelet: Rhodonite & Lilac Stone

You'll feel romantic and beautiful in this rhodonite and lilac stone bracelet accented with pewter Tierracast Turkish rondelles. 

The focal stone is a deep purple amethyst with earthy inclusions that led me to make it the centerpiece of this design.  Rosy pink rhodonite comes from Australia, Sweden, and Vancouver and because of its natural deep colored inclusions, it is easy to wear with soft, cool colors in spring and warmer hues in autumn.  Rhodonite is relaxing and quiets our busy minds.  It beckons us to stop and breathe in the scent of honeysuckle on a breeze or really take in the deep perfume of red roses.  Lilac stone is a variety of quartz that is new to the mineral market.  Also called lavender stone, these beads are a graceful blend of grey and light and dark lavender hues. 

This bracelet measures 8" including the silver toggle clasp and will fit most wrists. 

For reference, my wrist is 6" and when standing with my arm at my side, the bracelet rests on the top of my hand about 2 1/2" from my wrist.  

As always, lead and nickel free!  Buy it here on Etsy!

Monday, May 23, 2011

*SOLD* Lillian I Necklace

This necklace is a part of my Lillian series, which is inspired by exquisite purple and gold Thai Water Lilies.  Lillian I is elegant and unique.  Each faceted amethyst stone is unique and varies from deep violet to translucent lilac.  Some stones have distinctive striations.  Fourteen faceted beads heavily plated with 22 karat gold add a touch of grace to the necklace. Finished with an antiqued gold flower clasp, Lillian I will bring you many compliments. This necklace is of moderate-weight  and is 17" long, 18" long including clasp, with individual stones approximately 1/2" wide and 3/4" long. Buy it on Etsy!