Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Eight strands of pearls, crystals and vintage glass with vermeil clasp and extender.

Marsh grasses

The colors of the marsh in autumn range from deep browns to pale limes and bright golds. It's a beautiful time of year at the beach. Amber, crystals, vintage glass and more with vermeil clasp and extender.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


In New South Wales in Australia there is an extensive rainforest called Gondwana. This special area contains more than 200 rare or threatened plant and animal species. The altitude of these reserves ranges from sea level to 5200 feet.
Handmade ceramic beads made by the women of the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya, pale jade leaves and vintage glass with sterling silver clasp. Length is 17.5 plus extender.

DayDream Island

Named for a lovely place on the other side of the world. The deep blues of a lagoon and sea greens of shallow inlets and a hundred hues in between.
Mother of pearl, jade, amber, African trade beads, vintage glass and pearls are included in the hundreds of beads. Sterling silver clasp with extender.

Fall Grasses

The tall grasses in the marsh are different shades of gold, green and brown at this time of year. Jade, amber, vintage glass, pearls with vermeil clasp. Length is 16.5 plus extender.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Oh The Places You Will Go!

This piece is in honor of good friend Jan who has covered Australia from Sydney to Perth and from the Great Barrier Reef to Melbourne and parts in between. Welcome back to the States!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fly Away Home

These wonderful black and white ceramic beads are made by the women of the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya. Selling their bead provides a good source of income for them and their designs are colorful and fun to wear.
These are accented by Tagua nut beads and vintage glass. The clasp is a Bakelite button from the 40's!
Length is 18."

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Tagua nuts are called vegetable ivory for a good reason. It can be carved just like elephant ivory but does not endanger the animals. They are colorful and light and strung on black with sterling silver accents. Fun with jeans or for any casual event!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Elephant Walk

Six strands of amber, vintage glass, crystals, lucite, jade, horn, bone with coconut shell pendant and vermeil clasp. Extender.

Spice Bazaar

These colorful Tagua nut slices are such fun and they're saving the rainforest and the elephant too - so they're a good thing! They look and carve just like real ivory but the cost to the environment and nature are minimal!
Bone and sterling silver accents on black cord.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Lily pad

Three strands of vintage jet, ebony and glass held together with a sterling frog clasp.

Sea Spray

Strands of periodots in leafy greens. Vermeil clasp and cones.


Cool clear colors of the sea and sky in early morning. Aquamarines in shades of aqua and pink accented with a vermeil clasp and extender.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Fair Breeze

Hues of aqua and sea blue - shells, opalite, aquamarines, pearls, crystals and more with sterling silver clasp and charm. Length is 17.5 plus extender.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

By the Sea

Freshwater pearls in several sizes, plus crystals and vintage beads. Vermeil cones and clasp.

Flamenco Beach

Think PINK!
Cloisonne flowers, crystals, shells, jasper, quartz and more.
Length is 17.5 but has an extender.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Moss Banks

Chunks of Rhyolite accented with amber and periodot. Vermeil clasp. 18"

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Garden Party

Illusions of fresh flowers. Bits of colorful glass, jade, shell, and crystals accented with sterling silver clasp. 17.5


Crystals, jade, vintage glass, and ceramic ladybugs make this a fun necklace to wear! 17"

Bitter End

Perfect for a summer night! Fun and colorful - Tagua nuts and bone hand tied on hemp! 30"

Friday, May 29, 2009


Three strands of natural turquoise , turquoise pendant with sterling charm, and clasp.
Length is 16 1/2" plus 2" extender.


Cool turquoise, jade and vintage glass - perfect for a summer night!
Length is 20" but of course as in all the other necklaces, it can be made to your specifications!

At Loggerheads

This necklace consists of hundreds of beads - Vintage glass, crystals, Adventurine, jade, handblown pieces with sterling silver clasp. 12 different strands accented with a carved shell turtle. 17" with extender. $100


These fun slices of color are made from the Tagua nut from the ivory palm or Tagua palm. These nuts can be dried, dyed and sliced just like real ivory but with no danger to animals.
This necklace is 28" in length and can be slipped easily over your head but there is a clasp and it can be shortened.
Great with jeans or out on the town! $85.00