Finding something new and exciting after making jewelry professionally for 27 years has really gotten my creativity refreshed! My friend Lisajoy Sachs introduced me to this new way of making jewelry with precious metal clay. Mitsubishi Motors (yes, the car company) makes this clay that is pure silver embedded in a bonding agent. I create my piece out of clay, and then by firing it in a kiln, it “sinters” into a solid piece of pure silver once the bonding agent burns out. Sounds complicated but it is like playing with really expensive play-doh and really brings out my inner child.
This super sparkly piece is made of a dichroic glass cabochon by Lisajoy Sachs teamed with a specimen of peacock ore. I’d like you to consider this an evening necklace as the peacock ore could fade from sunlight causing it to be less than super sparkly. I bet it would look great in theater light! I feel it worth making for the conscientious jewelry collector. It is strung to 17” on facetted labradorite gemstones to keep it neutral and sophisticated to wear with that little black dress in your closet. The bezels are pure silver and everything else is sterling silver.
Lisajoy Sachs made the glass focal bead in this pendant. It is one of my favorite color combinations- peach and plum. I have paired it with a peach moonstone, set in a pure silver bezel. All of the other components are sterling silver. It is strung on facetted ametrines with iolite and sterling silver accents. The length of the necklace is 19 ¼” and the length of the pendant is 1 ¾” x 5/8”
From the Aragona Designs Costume line, I present this Austrian crystal, freshwater, cultured pearl and sterling silver accent necklace. This sparkly, colorful piece can be seen coming and going. It is a one of a kind.
Are you a philosopher? Do you love yoga and recycling and the word “IS?” If so, this IS your piece. This IS piece of sea glass has a genuine ruby set inside in a little 14k gold bezel. It is strung on coordinating fresh water, cultured, color-enhanced pearls to 17.5” long. The bail and clasp are sterling silver.
A thick, white piece of sea glass is the canvas for the colorful zigzag of gems that runs across it. The gems are peridot, blue topaz, spessertite garnet, and rhodolite garnet. Each gemstone is set into a little 14k gold bezel and then set into the sea glass. This piece is on a strikingly matched sterling chain with matching lima bean shapes.
This necklace is currently being exhibited at Island Artisans Gallery in Bar Harbor, Maine. Please contact me before purchasing so that I may check if it is still available. Thank You.
My seaglass is found in Maine. A sea glass expert once told me that these lavender pieces were originally white when they found their way into the ocean but that over time, the minerals in the sea turned them pinkish or lavender. I set a rhodolite garnet into this particular piece. I never found a pink piece of sea glass in all my years summering at the Jersey shore, but it is here in Maine and I love them! This piece is strung on smooth amethyst briolettes to 16” long. All of the components are sterling silver except for the little 14k gold bezel that the rhodolite garnet sits in.
This triangle shaped Maine sea glass from Vinalhaven is strung with beautiful facetted multicolor tourmaline roundel beads. This is the quintessential Maine Lover’s necklace.
This wedge shaped seaglass has a tiny facetted rhodolite garnet set into the glass. The garnet is in a little 14k gold bezel. The glass hangs from a silver bail and is strung with the most lustrous, gorgeous, round, pink, freshwater, cultured pearls. It is strung to 17 1/2” long with a sterling clasp.
This pretty Mauve pendant has a handmade bead by Lisajoy Sachs. It is paired with an Australian boulder opal set in a fine silver bezel with a sterling silver underbezel and clasp. The rhodolite garnet beads are so tiny! They are about 2mm each. The length of the necklace is 16 1/4” long.
This green seaglass piece has three stones set inside of it in little 14k gold bezels. The accent stones are citrine, amethyst and rhodolite garnet. The sea glass hangs from a fancy sterling silver bail and is on a sterling chain that measures 17 1/4” long.
This tourmaline wave necklace is 14k gold. The tourmalines range from 8mm-10.5mm long. The total necklace length is 18.25".
My seaglass is from Maine. It is clear to me that this white piece was the bottom of a bottle as it is thick and there is still evidence of some ridges on the edges. It is a really fun natural shape. I have set a pyrope garnet into this piece. The garnet is in a tiny 14k gold bezel. This piece is strung with color enhanced freshwater cultured pearls, white freshwater pearls, iolite and Rose D’ France amethysts. It hangs from sterling silver bail and has sterling silver daisy bead accents. The length is 17 1/4”
Lisajoy Sachs made the glass focal bead in this necklace. It has a matte finish. I have teamed it with an unusual piece of sugulite that has pinky purple as well as moss and tan hues. The bezel is fine silver and everything else is sterling silver. This pendant is strung on smooth amethyst briolettes to 16”.
Lisajoy Sachs made this groovy aqua and black polka-dot bead. I flattened the back so it is a cabochon, and bezel set it in a fine silver bezel with a sterling back. It is teamed with two coordinating, Australian boulder opals that are set the same way. I rather like the cohesiveness of this trio design. Each stone enhances the others. It has whimsy and is a larger scale than most of my work, yet it isn’t clunky. It is strung on smooth apatite briolettes. The length is 17 1/4”.
My seaglass is from Maine. A sea glass expert once told me that these lavender pieces were originally white when they found their way into the ocean but that over time, the minerals in the sea turned them pinkish or lavender. I never found a pink piece of sea glass in all my years summering at the Jersey shore, but it is here in Maine. This pinkish sea glass has a ruby, sapphire, and blue topaz set into it. Each accent stone is wrapped in a tiny 14k gold bezel. It hangs from a sterling silver bail but has a decorative beaded wire design.
This Black Opal freeform necklace has THREE focal beads making up one unique asymmetrical design! Snuggled in between the two shockingly cobalt blue, freeform, Australian black opals lies a large, lovely Natural Tahitian pearl! It is string with facetted iolites and sterling accent beads. The length is 17”. This is a stunning one of a kind necklace.
Finding something new and exciting after making jewelry professionally for 27 years has really gotten my creativity refreshed! My friend Lisajoy Sachs introduced me to this new way of making jewelry with precious metal clay. Mitsubishi Motors (yes, the car company) makes this clay that is pure silver embedded in a bonding agent. I create my piece out of clay, and then by firing it in a kiln, it “sinters” into a solid piece of pure silver once the bonding agent burns out. Sounds complicated but it is like playing with really expensive play-dooh and really brings out my inner child.
Solid Australian opal with cornflower blue sapphire bezel set within. Natural color, green Tahitian pearl and a ruby accompany the opal and sapphire. It is strung on blue sapphire roundels. This piece is 14k white gold with a 14k yellow gold under-bezel. The pendant measures 1 7/16" x ½".