This is a large (15mm x 12mm) trillion cut bright pink tourmaline. It is such an impressive stone that it stands alone in this unique asymmetrical yet visually balanced design. The bezel is hand formed to the stone using 22k gold. The under bezel as well as the pendant’s wave is hand formed with 14k gold. The total dimensions of the pendant are approximately 1” x 1”. I have strung it with high end pink tourmaline beads, 14k gold waves, roundels and finished the feminine look with solid 22k gold flowers.
have been making this design for years and I still believe it is a timeless staple in any jewelry wardrobe. I feel that the rustic hammered texture, and high polished rim is sort of ancient looking, yet the sleek look of the recessed settings give it a contemporary flair. The stones in the 14k gold pendant include blue sapphire, intense ruby, amethyst, rhodolite garnet and peridot. The beads are exceptional quality, nicely sized multi color tourmalines. It is strung to 18.5 inches on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won’t shred, stretch, or fray like silk.
This paddle necklace has beautiful earthy carnelian briolettes and peridot facetted briolette "paddles." It is strung with alternating smooth peridot and carnelian round beads. It is strung to 20" with a 14k gold lobster claw clasp. The string used is a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won't shred, stretch, or fray like silk.
These multicolor tourmaline beads are each separated by a small 14k gold ball. I’ve classified it as a paddle necklace because these beads do move like paddles. There will always be some pointing in and some pointing out. It is a simple design, but it works. The length is 19” with a 14k lobster claw clasp. It is strung on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won’t shred, stretch, or fray like silk.
This tiara necklace is substantial. For those of you who look at my work and immediately think of your teenage daughters or nieces, you would like the scale of this necklace for yourself. Even big girls like to feel like a princess once in a while. The beads are gold color enhanced, freshwater cultured pearls with rich jewel toned facetted tourmalines and an Amethyst teardrop. Separating each drop are segments of 14k gold balls and Tandru sapphires.
This fancy sapphire necklace is special! The clarity is superb! There are mostly greens and blues with some mauves and deep orange mixed in toward the front. Consider the sapphire bracelet titled Calming (link to 122) to coordinate with this wave necklace. It is strung to 16.5" on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won't shred, stretch, or fray like silk. There is a lobster claw clasp.
These fluorite twist bars and watermelon tourmalines have very nice colors ranging from soft yellow and blue green to deep purple stripes. The watermelon tourmalines add greens and pinks to the color palette. It is feminine and unusual with sterling silver roundels and wave beads. This necklace was designed by my summer apprentice Charlotte Catledge and I think she did a great job! It is strung to 17” on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won’t shred, stretch, or fray like silk.
Lacy white facetted jasper necklace strung on facetted blue gemstone beads. I think the blue beads are sodalite, but they could also be denim lapis. Anyway the look is great! It is strung on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won't shred, stretch or fray like silk.
I designed this unique line of necklaces that mixes unusual pieces of jasper with sparkly facetted gemstones. This particular jasper has a maroon and subtle butterscotch mottled affect. It is strung with pretty pink facetted tourmaline drops near the jasper. The tourmalines moves like little paddles and I love the way the light reflects and bounces off of them. After the pink tourmalines the beading changes to maroon color enhanced freshwater cultured pearls. These pearls are egg shaped which gives the necklace a unique texture and even more movement.
I designed this unique line of necklaces that mixes unusual pieces of jasper with sparkly facetted gemstones. This smooth jasper drop (about 23mm x 20mm) accented by gray and peach moonstones and strung with translucent, facetted jasper beads. It is 16” long with a sterling spring ring clasp and is strung on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won’t shred, stretch, or fray like silk. A great casual piece that was fun to make.
This beaded drop necklace has jewel tone accents of gradient greens and blue tourmalines, rhodolite and almandine garnets, and iolite facetted beads. The drop is a juicy hot pink tourmaline. It is a signed piece with a sterling silver spring ring clasp. It is strung to 16.5" on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won't shred, stretch, or fray like silk.
This princess necklace has tourmaline briolettes in warm tones. There are14k accent beads and seed pearls. The photo highlights the front of the necklace which has the main part of the design. The back of the necklace is simply gold color enhanced freshwater cultured potato shaped pearls.
This beautiful lavender and baby blue boulder opal bead is the star of this necklace. It is strung in a whimsical design that has pretty lavender, peacock, and robin's egg blue color enhanced freshwater, cultured pearls. It has a 14k gold clasp and is strung on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won't shred, stretch or fray like silk.
If you want a splash of intense color to liven up a plain outfit, I recommend this jasper and purple pearl necklace. This piece is a collaboration between Tams Redfield of Bucksfawn and I. I made the pendant which is set in sterling silver, and she chose and strung the double strand beads for it. The beads include carnelian, Botswana agates and interlocking peach aventurines. It has a sterling silver lobster claw clasp.
Truly a one of a kind.
Love it, Love it! Love it! I'm tempted to keep this one but I'm not sure the colors are correct for me. This is the most elaborate beaded boulder opal necklace I've made. The opal itself looks like watercolors of mixed coral, lavender, indigo, and light green. It has an interesting shape and a beautiful polish. It is strung with intense pink color enhanced, freshwater cultured pearls. Between each pearl is a facetted gemstone bead. The colors of the facetted spacer beads change in intervals that highlight the various colors in the opal.
The colors of this necklace just make me happy. It’s like topical seas and fruit all rolled into one. There is also great texture because I’ve used all different bead shapes. The “paddles” are color enhanced chalcedony briolette beads, tsavorite garnet (green garnets) pebbles, citrine pebbles, and high end pink tourmaline, tanzanite, and apatite beads peppered between the color changes! This was a bear to string but sometimes when you commit to a concept, you can’t give up simply because it is taking longer than you thought. The length is 16.75 inches with a lobster claw clasp.
There's something about this necklace that I really like but I can't quite put my finger on it. Perhaps it's the soft gray and tan colors, or the bubbles that seem to be floating up the smooth jasper stone. It is strung with facetted earth tone jasper beads and smooth labradorites. It has a sterling silver spring ring clasp and is strung on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won't shred, stretch or fray like silk.
It doesn’t look like I made this, but I did. It is casual and chunky, and a little Bohemian. The stones are multi color jasper, amazonite, and turquoise. It is a nice piece to throw over a casual sweater or turtleneck. It is strung to 21” on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won’t shred, stretch, or fray like silk.
Calling all purple people— this classic drop has a twist! Lustrous fresh water, cultured, potato pearls are strung with a gorgeous maroon-red tourmaline. There is perfect clarity on this briolette! It has two large diamond cut round amethyst beads flanking the drop which makes a nice transition from the opaque pearls to the tourmaline. It is strung to 16.5" on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won't shred, stretch, or fray like silk.