Ann K. Curciol

Hi, my name is Ann. I am a highly energetic and creative person with a BFA degree and 20 years experience as a graphic designer and photographer. I also am a pilot and own and fly a 1947 antique classic Bonanza - that's where my username and website name came from. I call my design style "creative randomness" because I can't create repitious patterns, in fact I can rarely do or make the same thing twice - it always has to be different. I guarantee that each piece of jewelry is 100% original and unique. My inspiration comes from my many adventures around the world - in my airplane, scuba diving, hiking and exploring this magnificent world in every way possible. I like to work with natural materials, especially natural stone, and create pieces that remind me of my adventures in places that I have visited. If you take a look at my web site there is a story for every collection, from trips to the Australian outback, to romatic strolls down the carribean beaches at sunset.

Ammonite Earrings Project

Ammonite Earrings

Ammonites became extinct 65 millions years ago along with the dinosaurs so these fossilized shells are 65-400 million years old! When ammonites are found in clays their original mother-of-pearl coating is often preserved, you can see this in the back shot. These beautiful ammonite fossils are 1 1/4″ long and set in solid .925 sterling […]

Moonstone And Oxidized Copper Earrings Project

Moonstone And Oxidized Copper Earrings

These beads are incredible – them seem to glow! The oxidized copper really brings out the glowing blue white color on the moonstones. These remind me of a full moon glowing in the night sky. They hang about 1 3/4″ below the handmade ear wires on an oxidized copper chain strung with handmade oxidized copper […]

Aqua Recycled Glass Bead Earrings Project

Aqua Recycled Glass Bead Earrings

These beads are handmade in Ghana from recycled glass fired in a sand kiln. They sparkle like crazy. I hung them trapeze style from oxidized copper chain and ear wires.

Green Aventurine Pendant Necklace Project

Green Aventurine Pendant Necklace

I have been creatively thinking about how to dress up a plain donut pendant for weeks now and this weekend I finally came up with something new that I really liked that I have not ever seen done anywhere. I got so excited I made 4 new pendant necklaces – spent my entire Sunday making […]

Chocolate And Turquoise Lampwork Bead Necklace Project

Chocolate And Turquoise Lampwork Bead Necklace

I came across these lampwork beads for sale and just had to buy them. I combined them with chocolate brown czech glass beads that have a swirl design debossed in them that coordinates so well with the swirl patterns on the handmade beads. I also added triangular shaped silvver metal beads that have a circular […]

Handmade Brown Swirl Beads And Pearls Necklace Project

Handmade Brown Swirl Beads And Pearls Necklace

I just love the handmade clay beads in this necklace. They are a combination of brown, tan, and white. I combined them with freshwater pearls and antique silver spacers that have a slightly bronze cast to them which makes them coordinate very well. The necklace measures 15 and one half inches long with a lobster […]

Purple Crazy Lace Agate Pendant Necklace Project

Purple Crazy Lace Agate Pendant Necklace

This is definitely a crazy necklace. I loved the octagon shape of this pendant, its beautiful combination of purples, greys and beiges and its large size – a little over 2″ across! The necklace is made up of a lot of different beads, two large silver foil lampwork beads balance out the huge pendant along […]

Pretty In Pink Strawberry Quartz Pendant Necklace Project

Pretty In Pink Strawberry Quartz Pendant Necklace

Created with rose quartz, pink czech glass, pink and gold lampwork, crystal, gold and a stunning circular strawberry quartz pendant. The necklace measures 16 and one half inches and the pendant is 1 and one half inches in diameter. I used a gold toggle clasp to finish it.

Australian Outback Evening Sky Project

Australian Outback Evening Sky

This necklace is a wonderful two strand necklace with a lobster claw clasp. One stand is 17″ and the other is 19″. I created a matching 3 strand bracelet and earrings to accompany this necklace. I used fire polished glass beads in the shapes of butterflies and circles with moon and stars, silver cast metal […]

Northern Georgia Mountains Necklace Project

Northern Georgia Mountains Necklace

This necklace is 17 inches in length with a tear drop shaped leopardskin jasper pendant. It has beautiful greys, mauves, peaches, silver and rust colors in it. It is made with glass beads, hematite, various silver beads, and leopardskin jasper stone. I love the northern Georgia mountains and plan to make a home there someday. […]