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Plume Agate jewelry

Phoenix Rising

Wingate Pass Plume Agate, glass cabochon by Mikelene Reusse, reticulated silver, sterling silver, copper

 

Using one's voice is empowering.  Getting past the overbearing or over critical parent, spouse, boss, co-worker, friend, etc. and using your own voice is freedom.  It also benefits us all to hear your unique spin based on your experiences and inner being.  You just might have the answer we've been waiting for or the light that reaches the darkest soul.

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For the Love of the Grape

Batu Manakarra Brooch

For the Love of the Vine

Batu Manakarra (aka grape agate,) sterling silver

 

Ever since I read the article in Lapidary Journal about Batu Manakarra and saw Lexi Erickson's pendant I was on the hunt for pieces of this unusual and beautiful stone.  I've got a couple more pieces waiting for inspiration, but with the largest piece cut by Gerald Howard into a heart shape I created the brooch above.  It's one of the pieces I'm extremely proud of as my vision for it came into reality.

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Mixing Mediums in Jewelry

Artisan Pendant

Catch a Wave

Ceramic oval by Lisa Peters Russ, pyratized ammonite cut by Gary Wilson; both set in sterling silver

 

Just like one might mix color or texture one can mix component mediums to create a special piece of jewelry.  I find it fun looking for those components that magically go together from my stash.  It's like they've been patiently waiting to find their mate.

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Magical Nature Inspired Pendants

Nature inspired necklace

Rainforest Talisman

(Damele Turquoise, Labradorite, Epidote in Basalt)

(personal collection)

 

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Honeybee Brooches

Honeybee Hive brooch

Beehive Brooch

 

Despite the name of my business I don't create many bee focused designs.  Since they are my namesake I am careful to not go cheesy with a bee design.  I've created a few though and this set of honeybee brooches are by far my favorite thus far.

 

Honeybee brooches

(The triangular shaped brooch has SOLD.)

 

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A Wave of Ocean Jasper Earrings

Ocean Jasper and pearl earrings

Snow Falling on Cedar

 

I love all kinds of stones for their color, but give me one with imagery and my imagination is stoked to create.  Ocean jasper is one of those gemstones that never fails to help the process.

One of my favorite books is Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson.  I love a good mystery, but this one also transports one to its locale on a remote island in the Puget Sound off the Washington coast.  When I saw this pair of ocean jasper cabochons I was there once again even though I'd read it many years ago.

 

Ocean jasper earrings

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Ocean Jasper Mimics Nature

Ocean Jasper Pendant

I Promised You a Rose Garden

Baryte Rose, Ocean Jasper, Sterling Silver pendant

 

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Winter Wonderland of Earrings

Winter earrings

Fractured

Orbicular Rhyolite, marcasite, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver

 

When I created this collection of earrings this past summer, while in quarantine, I was thinking about winter.  One could look at the snowy and sparkly components and say, well of course!  But I was thinking of winter in relation to our tendency to hibernate and come out of that hibernation at various times to celebrate life with our family and friends.  Then while looking through my stones I found these beautiful orbicular rhyolite teardrops.  Perfect!

 

boho earrings

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Baltic Sea Inspired Jewelry

Artisan jewelry

Stockholm - SOLD

(Turquoise, vintage rhinestone, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver)

 

This pendant's turquoise stone reminded me so much of the sea splashing against the concrete bulkheads of Stockholm.  While making it I imagined a Swedish princess wearing it many centuries ago and the blue matching her eyes.  I have probably been watching too much Acorn TV.

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Paris Romance

Paris Park

The City of Light

 

All the romantic influences from art, architecture, and literature certainly played to my imagination with my expectations, but I can honestly say it has never disappointed.

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