Friday, August 1, 2014

The Beauty of Ancient Roman Glass

My desire to make unique one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces has lead me to search for unusual findings, odd shaped gemstones and rich colorful stones to enhance my designs.
I recently purchased some very lovely ancient Roman glass with many iridescent hues shimmering on aqua, dark blue and green glass chunky beads. I decided to make a Y shaped necklace with some glass dangles and a spiral charm hanging from a handmade M connector. I hammered the connector to complete the ancient Greek, Roman design I was trying to achieve. Happy with the results, I added a bracelet and earrings to the set.  Now, planning ahead I have some beautiful fluorite and amethyst raw gemstones and I am thinking

about doing a similar necklace in gold. I would love some feedback on this design. Should I do the same Y shape design in gold or try something completely different? 

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Beauty of Raw Stones

I discovered these amazing topaz organic raw stones in Tucson last February at the international gem show and couldn't wait to use them in a unique jewelry design.  this necklace is the result and I really love the result. I have been looking at raw hammered stones ever since completely this piece and of course had to purchase some additional strands. Be on the lookout here and on my website and my etsy
site for new pieces in the upcoming weeks. #organicnecklace   #rawgemstones

Friday, April 11, 2014

My New Website

I am pleased to announce my new website. I finally "bit the bullet" and decided it was time to get my very own website. I have been unhappy with all the new changes and restrictions on etsy that I decided it was time to invest in my own website. Even though I did not build this site on my own , I had no idea I would be spending 8 hours a day uploading tweeking and trying to promote this site. It has been quite a learning experience and I realize that this is an ongoing process.

I have put off this announcement beacuse I keep making changes to the site but I realized that this will be  going on indefinately and I couldn't put this off forever. Also, it would be great to get feedback from all of you . Perhaps you have struggled with this yourself and will have some great suggestions.