Agate and Onyx

Agate and Onyx Jewelry


The German stone cutter Dieter Lorenze is known for his most unusual shapes and these sandblasted onyx creations are no exception.

Onyx, Sterling Silver, Freshwater Pearl


Another pair of Deiter Lorenz stones, this time in sandblasted Banded Agate and Sterling Silver.


Agate and Onyx Jewelry

Onyx. Triangular beads of varying lengths, sandblasted to a >soft finish. Fine silver beads, handcrafted to compliment the shapes of the onyx. Sgraffito finish.

Onyx, fine silver, sterling silver. The length is 19.25 inches.


Australian Boulder and Tanzanite Earrings

Australian Boulder and Tanzanite Earrings

These interesting boulder opals are a book matched pair cut from a single stone. The tanzanites add a nice additional bit of color and sparkle.

18 Karat Gold

I photographed these last weekend, and put them on display in the Studio on Monday. Before I could even put a price tag on them a lovely collector Susan, came in spotted them and out the door they went!


I can’t get enough of those Peridots!!

Wow but it has been quite a summer! It has been very busy in the Studio with visitors and long time clients. Yesterday a charming lady bought the earrings I was wearing that I had considered my own! Oh well, guess I can always make another pair.

A recent trip to Salida, Colorado to attend the annual conference of the Colorado Metalsmiths Association was inspiring. To hear Judith Kaufman, Tom Muir and Michael Zobel talk about their work was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The workshop I took with Michael: incredible! A delightful man, Michael has become a friend and I feel fortunate to know him. He works with beautiful 24 Karat gold fused to sterling silver and uses the most beautiful stones, many carved by Tom Munsteiner. See Michaels work here.

Now, back to peridots…

Peridot Jewelry

These are some peridots! 12 carats of German cut gems set in 22 Karat Gold with 18 Karat Gold hoops. The hoops may be worn separately.

Absolutely gorgeous stones!


Ummm… Peridots are Delicious!

They are especially delicious when wrapped in 18 Karat Gold.

The ear wires are not visible from the front but are the entire length of the earring and gravity held, quite securely. Very light and comfortable to wear they move both in the ear and at the stones. 7 mm trilliant cut Peridots mined in Arizona, beautifully matched for color, earring overall length is 1 3/4 inches.


These beautiful earrings went home with Suzi, my favorite collector from Indianapolis!

Mabe Pearls From the Sea of Cortez

Sea of Cortez Pendant

Mabe Pearl from the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. I purchase them directly from the only farm to grow them, Perlas del Mar de Cortez, without a “middle man.” For more about pearls from the Sea of Cortez go to my page, “All About Pearls.”

This piece is set in Sterling and Fine Silver, 18 Karat Gold Filled mounted on an 18″ Sterling Silver neck wire.


Sea of Cortez Earrings

The matching earrings have beautiful color and are Fine and Sterling Silver.


Pearls for Every Girl!

Okay. Where was I before black Saturday struck and I lost my blog? Hmmm. Oh yes; Pearls for Every Girl!

Tahitian Pearl Necklace

I’ve had these luscious pearls for some time and decided that now was the time to do something fun with them. 14 Karat White Gold tubing was cut into lengths, the tube hole smoothed and each tube sgrafittoed with a file edge (from the Italian word sgraffiare: “to scratch”). It’s a lovely finish and shows the piece to be handmade. The clasp also solid 14 Karat Gold and sgrafittoed is my signature spiral hook and eye design.