Closer look ...
Beaded Jewelry Update List
Starting slowly over the next few months, pictures
of beads and example designs will be added to this section of the
web site. If you are interested to see the new additions as they
are added, please email and
request to be added to the update list for beaded work.
There is also my Regular Update List
of silver, gold and gemstone jewelry and the Special Gifts List
This year I'm planning to get back to my "roots" of jewelry
making. Bookmark this necklace
page to see new necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
I started with beads over 13 years ago (before I learned how to
work with metals and lapidary) and I've been experiencing a deep
yearning to work with all those beautiful and exotic beads that
I never finished using. Wonderful old trade beads, gemstone beads in various shapes, glass beads, metal
beads and even some dichroic glass beads fill many trays
and seem to be "calling me".
on the left was made for a friend as a Christmas present. It has
a detachable pendant of poppy jasper set in 14K gold.
Making this piece was such a joy that I've decided to add a new
line of exotic and ethnic beaded jewelry this year
- bead bracelets, earrings and bead necklaces
with a mix of colors and materials.
Cutting and polishing stones and making one-of-a-kind silver and
gold pieces will continue to be my primary focus, but some of this
work will be in the form of pendants that can be attached to bead