Thursday, December 22, 2011

Large, 3-Stone Ring

This show-stopper is large and in charge! The colors of the turquoise, azurite and flourite stones marry well on this adjustable ring. Though big, this ring is well-balanced and easy to wear.

Sonora Sunset Ring

In honor of the season, a green and red sononan sunset ring, with a little red coral cab for good measure.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

One of my 'friends' who comes by most days for breakfast!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sonoran Sunset Link Bracelet

Another link bracelet...such bright colors in these stones! Sonoran Sunset comes from a copper rich area of northern Sonora, Mexico, resulting in the oranges and reds, along with the copper based turquoise-colored chrysocolla. This bracelet is sold.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Drusy Ring

I just finished this ring, and am very happy with how it turned out! I started out with this delectable dark blue drusy cab, and enhanced it with sterling embellishments. It is available on my etsy site

Karen and her Jewelry!

This is the beautiful Karen King, wearing some of my jewelry. Well, it's her jewelry now!! She sure makes it look fabulous!!! She is a little gal, but loves big jewelry! And boy, can she carry it off!!!
Karen is a wonderful artist--check out her incredible horse paintings at

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Huge Turquoise Pendant

I've been trying to get caught up on orders from the summer, and this is another one. The request was for a huge pendant that had a turquoise stone with me at if you're interested in ordering something!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Turquoise Ring

This huge turquoise ring is a custom order for Karen. She is a tiny little girl who loves huge jewelry, and it all looks fabulous on her! This gorgeous blue stone is Nacozari turquoise from Mexico. Sadly, the mine has already been exhausted.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Spiny Oyster and Charoite Bracelet

I made this bracelet as an order for Miss Tiffany. She and her husband attend the Clemson football games, and she wanted a bracelet in the Clemson colors. I think it's a great color combination, regardless of your college affiliation!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lapiz Earrings

I made these clip earrings for an order, and I'm really happy with the way they turned out. They are quite long, about 4 inches, but I sliced the lapiz thin so that they are not heavy. I plan to make more big earrings like of these days when my shows and stores slow down!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Boulder Opal Pendant

A sweet little boulder opal pendant, with lots of sparkle!
This pendant is currently available on my etsy site

Shaman Pendant

I really like doing "shaman" pendants...and kokopelli, and angels...this is a fairly large shaman, almost 4" tall. The stones are charoite and chrysocolla, with a charoite and sterling necklace.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Garnet and Turquoise Pendant

The top stone in this pendant is a super cool piece of black garnet. The dangling oval stone is actually black and white turquoise. I'm really pleased with the way this piece turned out...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dinosaur Bone Ring

I've love creating big rings, and this red dinosaur bone ring is my latest.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Orange Spiney Oyster & Gaspeite Bracelet

The first spiney oyster and gaspeite bracelet sold at my first show, so I've made another...I love these bright colors together! This bracelet is available. Sorry, this bracelet has sold.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Turquoise Necklace

It took the longest time for me to work out the beading on this necklace--but I finally like it! I'm taking it to the show in Grand Junction this's supposed to be in the 80's! Spring has finally arrived!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Large Gaspeite Cuff

I just finished this large sterling cuff with Gaspeite. Gaspeite is an extremely rare and expensive stone, known for its distinctive bright green color. I was thrilled to recently acquire this large cabochon, with such great color!
Contact me at if you are interested in this cuff.

Native Copper Cuff Bracelet

This is a cuff bracelet that features a large cabochon of Morenci Native Copper. This stone was mined in the Morenci Turquoise Mine, at a depth of something like 3600 feet. This shaft has been flooded for years, and there is not a lot of this material out there. I also have a ring and a pendant with this stone.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


I completed the sterling 'beads' some time ago, and it took me awhile to decide what beads I wanted to put with them. I finally finished it this morning, with these cool, spiky green turquoise beads, and am really pleased. I may make a single row green turquoise bead necklace that could line the top of it...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chrysocolla/Malachite Bracelet

One more link bracelet...
The main stone is really cool--the bright blue is a pool of natural chrysocolla, surrounded by layers of malachite. Two of the other stones are malachite, and one is turquoise. There are also 2 sterling accent pieces amongst the stones.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sonora Sunrise Ring

Just so you don't think I've only been making bracelets, this is a pic of a Sonora Sunrise ring I just finished...

Sonora Sunrise Link Bracelet

This gorgeous red and turquoise stone is called Sonora Sunrise...or Sonoran Sunrise, or Sonoran Sunset, as I originally bought it. It comes from a copper rich area in Sonora, Mexico. There seemed to be a large amount of it when it hit the market a few years ago, and then the deposit ran out. I hope they find more someday!
There are reds, oranges, teal blues, blacks, and even a bit of white sometimes. The depths in this stone are incredible.
All the stones are Sonoran, except for the oval red agate cabochon. This bracelet is fairly delicate looking, and yet has a lot of presence with the color, and measures 7 3/4 to 8 1/4. This bracelet has sold.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pietersite & Chrysocolla Bracelet

Another link bracelet, featuring brown pietersite and turquoise blue chryosocolla. Pietersite is a rare stone that comes from Namibia, Africa. This high-quality chrysocolla comes from Globe, Arizona. The mine collapsed a couple of years ago, and so is no longer available. I love this bracelet!
Sorry, this bracelet is not available.

Large Turquoise Link Bracelet

This is one of my latest link bracelets. Four of the stones are unusual turquoise cabochons, and the spotted one on the end is ocean jasper. The bezels are of fine silver, and all else is sterling.
The height on the middle stone is 2 1/4", and the length of the bracelet is adjustable, from 8-8 1/2 inches.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Aquamarine, Charoite & Amethyst Link Bracelet

Here is my latest link bracelet. I love the color combinations of the round aquamarine and amethyst cabochons, and the large charoite stone.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Spiney Oyster & Gaspeite Bracelet

I'm into creating link bracelets these days! I really like the bright orange colors of this high-quality spiney oyster with the bright green gaspeite. I spaced them with hand-crafted sterling accent pieces. This bracelet is available on my etsy site. Sorry, this bracelet has been purchased.

Winter's Starry Night Druzy Ring

This is one of the pieces I've finished lately--this gorgeous blue is one of my favorite types of druzy.
Sorry, this ring has sold to the lovely Ellen in Texas!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pietersite Cabochons

My big purchase in Tucson was Pietersite. Pietersite comes from 2 places--China and Namibia. The Chinese Pietersite is not as fabulous as the Namibian, and the Chinese mine flooded a few years back, and so is no longer producing.
The Namibian Pietersite is an incredible stone, with chatoyant flashes in golds, browns, blues and reds. Tucson is the only show in the United States that the owners of the Namibian mine come to, and I was the first one to the booth! I got cabochons, tumbled stones and slabs. I can't wait to make up some jewelry with my new stones! The chatoyancy is hard to capture in pictures, but I'm including this picture anyway...

Tucson Trip January 2011

Part of fun of going to Tucson is seeing the saguaro cacti. They are so cool-and dignified!

Tucson Gem Show Trip January 2011

I made a quick dash to the Tucson Gem Show, which is actually almost 40 different shows all across the city.
I drove down from my home in Colorado through New Mexico. I took a long-cut through Hillsboro and Kingston, where I'd never been before. What an oasis! I think of southern New Mexico and Arizona as primarily desert, and it's just not so. Highway 152 goes the the Mimbres Mountains--a slow and windy pass, but beautiful.
I spent the night in Lordsburg, New Mexico, and drove into Tucson early in the morning. It was so funny to have left anow and skiing country, to see cactus and this sign in southern Arizona!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Lapiz Pendant

I've opened an etsy store - coloradocabs. Doing that has made me a bit more computer savvy, so maybe I'll be better about updating this blog, also. Friends encourage me to do more computer marketing, such as facebook and twitter, but I find I can either create, or spend the day on the computer!!!
So, I've been creating! It's been great to be home for extended periods of time, instead of travelling to shows every weekend, as I tend to do in the summer.
This is a lapiz pendant I just finished--I really like the way it turned out. This cab has such a great color and shape, and I wanted to show it off!
It's for sale on my etsy site--I just listed it yesterday, and another designer emailed me a nice compliment on the design--thanks!