Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ocean Reef Necklace

I'm getting close to finishing up the wax model on this new project. I have sculpted several fan corals with plate coral peaking out from between the overlaping corals.

Some of the plate coral will be cast in 14k yellow gold but the majority of the necklace will be Sterling Silver. I will have 3 clusters of small aquamarines dotted around the necklace. One cluster on the left side and two clusters to the right.

I took two of my sketches and combined them, coming up with this design...I think you can see by looking at my drawings, I took the best of both.

Needless to say, it's going to take some time to complete this piece but I can assure will be photographed. This is a one of a kind piece, and if anyone is interested in this piece, please call me.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Two New Cuffs - UPDATED!!!

Two New Cuffs...

Bamboo Cuff
14K yellow gold & rose gold bamboo leaves
on sterling silver
Ocean Reef Cuff
Sterling Silver Fan Coral with 14k yellow gold
plate & cup coral

Finished Cuffs!!!

Sterling Silver & 14K Yellow Gold
Bamboo Cuff

Sterling Silver & 14K Yellow Gold
Ocean Reef Cuff

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bamboo Collection

The Newest Addition to my
Bamboo Collection
Two bamboo leaves, one in Sterling Silver and the other in solid 14K yellow gold.
The 4mm Sterling Silver Woven Chain is soldered into the bamboo stems creating a seamless neck piece.
If you are interested in this piece, please email me at:

Thursday, July 16, 2009

...a bit more nautical

Sculpted Wax:
The corals included in the piece are cup coral, fan coral, plate coral & tube coral.

Well, it's finished and I couldn't be happier! I love sculpting coral because each piece is telling a story such as the eel trying to snatch that piece of topaz that has fallen and stuck between the corals.

I'm not sure if my photos capture the details but here they are...I hope you like it.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What's new in my Bamboo Line?

Bamboo Hoop Earrings
Sterling Silver & 14K Yellow Gold

Stack-able Bamboo Rings
Sterling Silver Bamboo Rings - $39 ea.
Sterling Silver & 14K Yellow Gold - $138

Bamboo Cuff
Sterling Silver & 14K Yellow Gold

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

St. Petersburg Times "Bay Magazine"

June Issue
Tampa Bay Magazine
Isn't she beautiful!

Our Tampa Bay Magazine is out!

I was blown away by this. Don & I came home from a large art show and normally I do not go straight to my e-mails (due to lack of brain cells after a 4 day show) ...but I did anyway.

When I saw the e-mail from the Bay Magazine editor...I quickly scanned over the e-mail, couldn't believe my eyes and told Don to read the e-mail and let me know if it was as good as I thought it was...AND IT WAS!!!
The St. Petersburg Times was wanting to look at adding my big bold silver pieces to their article on elements of copper, brass, silver & gold...what an honor! My pretty pieces were going to a very prestigious magazine.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Ghost Orchid Pendant

Just finished a small quantity of
Sterling Silver Ghost Orchids...finally!
Tomorrow, I'll add them to my website.
Thanks for waiting.

New Leaf Band

Blue Topaz Leaf Band
This ring is so comfortable...if I wasn't getting ready to design my own ring, this would be it!
I am also making this leafy ring using a 5mm round Citrine and purple Amethyst.

New Lemon Quartz Vine Design

I have been sitting on this stone for a while now but the design finally hit me while in Winston-Salem at a convention. It was the perfect stone for trying out my new Vine Design.

I'm not particular fond of the tradition straight line settings that most stones sit in...especially since I don't care for straight lines in the first place.
My father has always told me that nothing in nature grows straight, so I sculpted this ring as if the vines were holding the ring up and my leaves were holding the stone down.

Well I'm happy to say...I'll probably never go back to a straight setting again. I think it came out beautiful...

Vine Setting

Laser Cut Lemon Quartz