I have been a jewelry designer for over 6 years now and I like to create my pieces by combining my fused material (precious metal clay and dichroic glass) with all kinds of beads and crystal components. I am grateful that I make a living out of doing something I love!
After finding these perfectly round, vintage sea glass beads while shopping for supplies, I knew I had to incorporate them into a fun jewelry design for the summer. Because of their size (12mm), I immediately thought of a bracelet. To enhance the colors of the beads, I created a simple color pattern, detailed with just […]
I like simple hoop earrings, but in creating my version, I wanted to tweak the simplicity of their design with an unexpected element. So I hand cut, fused and hammered bronze metal clay rings and hung turquoise gemstone beads off of them to add the extra edge and pop of color I was looking for.
This fun beaded bracelet was created with 4mm sparkly brown and, just a touch of, hot pink crystal fire polished beads. Its “wrapped” effect was created by threading the beads with 10 meters of size 2 cotton cord onto soft 1.5mm brown leather cord. I made the catch for the clasp by knotting the ends […]
Inspired by a friend who wanted something bright for an outfit, this dichroic glass necklace was designed with a simple bright blue oversized glass drop hanging on small silver lined crystal seed beads (so they wouldn’t compete with the drop and would add some “bling” at the same time). While simply composed, this piece is […]
I created this bracelet so that it would add playful color to any outfit. I fed acid lime gem stones onto a doubled bead wire (for strength) and ended the piece with an adjustable chain clasp for extra length as needed. I finished the chain with a beaded dangle to add detail.
I designed these simple earrings so they would represent the international color for breast cancer awareness and also coordinate with other “pink” pieces I created to support the Young Survival Coalition. I stacked light pink Swavorski cube crystals accented with brass heishi beads and hot pink fire polished crystals onto gold-plated head pins and dangled […]
I created this silver metal clay necklace to intentionally be charmy and have tons of movement when worn. I attached silver clay rings and random clusters of brown glass pearls and crystal beads to a sterling silver cable chain which I then anchored to a color-coordinated leather cord to make the necklace a little more […]
I strung random glass beads and Swarovski crystals onto a sterling wire which I then wrapped onto a handcrafted wire cuff to create this bracelet. It took some time, patience, creativity and lots of wire. I wanted to create something I could wear to work, weddings or casually.