Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fabulous Crazy Lace Agate Pendant

This Crazy Lace Agate stone is simply stunning! Yummy colors, great elongated shape, and high polish. At almost 4 inches long, this pendant truly is a statement piece, and is available on my etsy site,

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Large Turquoise Cuff Bracelet

This is an incredible turquoise cabochon! To me, it looks like ridges of mountains in twilight. I surrounded the stone with sterling granulation, and soldered lots of sterling accents on the three quarter inch wide band. If you're interested in this beauty, the price is $275, contact me at

Monday, November 5, 2012

Roadside Sculptures

On my drive back from Ohio the end of October, I passed a group of folk arty metal sculptures along a fence in Mullinville, Kansas. They were funky and fun and political and wonderful. I googled them upon my return, and apparently a Mr. M. T. Liggett is the creator of these whirlygigs, windmills and sculptures. Thank you Mr. Liggett, I loved them, and I hope to go back someday and meet you!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Luna Parc

I heard about Luna Parc a couple years ago, and was thrilled to visit during it's semi-annual open house while I was back in New Jersey. Luna Parc is an incredible, colorful, fantabulous wonderland of creative genius! Thank you, Ricky, I absolutely LOVED it, and look forward to returning soon! I hope you made it thru Hurricane Sandy unscathed...check it out at Better yet, check it out at the next open house in June, it really needs to be experienced in person!

New York City, October 2012

My mother and I went to New Jersey for my aunt's 90th birthday celebration, and we spent a day in New York City. So cool!!! I'd thought, country bumpkin that I am, that I'd be freaked out, but I surprised myself by loving it! My cousin Deb was a great guide, and we saw Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Trump Tower, and even the Broadway play "Warhorse", which was fabulous. It's hard to believe the devastation that Hurricane Sandy has wreaked upon New Jersey and NYC since we were there just 2 weeks ago. Best wishes to everyone back there, my mom and I will back as soon as we can!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Colors

The colors on the way to the Lake City Winefest this weekend were stunning!

Denver Gem Show September 2012

We had a great time!!!

Denver Gem Show

This fish fossil was $12,500--and I don't think that includes delivery!

Denver Gem Show

Saturday, September 1, 2012


There have been many reports of bears in my neighborhood lately, but this is the first one I've seen. With the drought here earlier in the summer, the poor things don't have much to eat. This guy is big, but a bit skinny!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Multi-Stone Link Bracelets

These are a couple of link bracelets I recently finished. If you are interested, email me at

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Los Alamos Guard Tower

I did a show in Los Alamos, New Mexico last weekend. This abandoned guardhouse was the first thing visitors would see upon visiting the lab back in the 40's. Part of the restaurant across the street from the tower was the guard barracks. In between was a toll-booth looking station where visitors were screened. The lab has since moved several miles away. Los Alamos has such an interesting history, and I'd like to go back someday and explore the town a bit more.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Huge Turquoise Rings

Both of these rings are orders, one for Miss Karen, who wears her big jewelry so well. The other is for a customer of Karen's from her Santa Fe Pony Express Gallery. Karen's beautiful horse paintings can be found in her darling gallery, which is in the Jackelope enclave.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Nacozari Turquoise Pendant

I made this pendant to match Miss Jane's Nacozari Turquoise ring. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. It is large and in charge, almost 4 inches from top to bottom, and it is heading your way, Jane!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Glorious Sonoran Sunset Pendant and Earrings

I was thrilled to obtain this gorgeous set of Sonoran Sunset recently--or Sonoran Sunrise, or even Cuprite, depending on who you talk to! These are some exceptional stones, with bright red cuprite, turquoise-colored chrysocolla, and black tenorite. This fabulous stone comes from Mexico, but the source is already depleted. These pieces are large and striking, with the pendant being 3 1/4 inches long, and the earrings almost 2 1/2 inches. One of my regular customers asked her mom to get this for her for a Christmas present--Merry Christmas, Tammy!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Large Amber Ring

I was fortunate to obtain some really nice Mexican amber last fall, and am finally working with it. Of course, a lot of what I got was bigger pieces, so fun! This ring is approximately an inch and a half by an inch and a half, by almost an inch tall! This cab even has an insect in it! Mexican amber is fairly rare, and is highly prized for being clear and natural. Apparently Baltic amber is almost always treated, which is disappointing! So, I'm very glad to have this yummy, glowing, Mexican amber! I will have a good selection of amber jewelry at my shows this summer.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


I created and soldered all the sterling links in this bracelet, as well as the 9 heart and love sterling charms. The beads are amethyst, rose quartz, rhodonite and rhodochrosite, which are love stones, as well as tourmaline, sodalite, and a couple of glass beads for a bit of sparkle. This bracelet is $275.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Large Nacozari Turqoise Ring

Nacozari Turquoise was found in Mexico a few years ago, and is known for its bright blue color. Unfortunately, the mine is already depleted. This ring is an order for Jane from Texas, who says that
if you don't need to rest your hand on the head of a child, the ring is not big enough! Right on, Jane!

Gaspeite and Spiny Oyster Bracelet

The orange spiny oyster and gaspeite complement each other nicely in this brightly colored, vibrant bracelet. My brother likes this combination--hi, Marsh!

Gaspeite Ring

We have lovely spring weather here in the mountains, and maybe that's why I'm drawn to work with the bright green stone of gaspeite. Gaspeite was originally found on the Gaspe Penninsula in Canada, and then was found in Australia. Both mines are now depleted.

Orange Spiny Oyster Ring

A vibrant orange spiny oyster shell ring. Spiny oyster shell comes from the Baja area of Mexico. In addition to orange, it comes in purple, a soft red, and rarely, yellow. ..

Monday, April 16, 2012

Turquoise Pendant

A really cool, spiderweb turquoise cabochon. It has purple hues in parts of the matrix! This pendant is over 3 inches tall, and is available, email me at

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spring is Coming

"My boys" are practicing their best smooth moves in the reflection of my sliding glass window!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pietersite Link Bracelet

It's so nice to be done with summer shows and have time to create over the winter! Especially since the link bracelets take so much time! Pietersite is one of my favorite stones, and this pietersite is top quality. Pietersite comes from Namibia, Africa, and is simply stunning with its brown, gold and blue tones and flashing chatoyancy.