Jewelry Gallery: Handcrafted Designer Necklaces
Items shown in the gallery are either sold, gifted away, or in my personal collection. If you see a piece that you like, I may be able to make something similar, depending on bead availability, of course. Email me if you have any questions.
Starry Nights - Inspired by photos of the night sky, this necklace of sterling silver, big chunky chalcedony, black tourmaline and sodalite holds the reflection of millions of stars. It will make you feel like a star when you wear it too. Closed with a sterling silver toggle clasp. Approx. 17 inches long. $150.00 (Sold!)
Rock Star - Amazing shimmery white shell pods, muted olive green freshwater pearls and earthy rhodonite chunks. Wrapped with handmade fine silver headpins on a shiny sterling silver chain that makes this necklace adjustable up to 17 1/2 inches. A rhodonite dangle completes the chain in the back.
Sea Star - Thai Silver starfish, Chrysophase, Freshwater Pearls, Australian Varisite, Bali Silver and more... Closed with a sterling silver toggle clasp, this necklace is 17 1/2 inches long. $110.00 (Sold)
Turquoise Lei - A big, bright and beautiful handmade Karen Hill Tribe silver flower hangs from two strands of turquoise beads. 16 inches long and closed with a Bali Silver toggle clasp. $130.00 - Sold!
Old World Charm - Lampwork by Susan B. of Wired Woman Designs in Canada. Copper disks and freshwater pearls. 19 inches long, closed with a copper toggle clasp.
Ancient - Understated yet bold, this beautiful turquoise pendant reminds me of lichen growing on an old rock wall. Hung on a slim goat-leather cord and closed with a Hill Tribe silver toggle clasp. 16 inches long. $50.00 (Sold!)
Blue Leopard - Denim blue coral from Thailand and Karen Hill Tribe silver pendant and beads. 17 inches and closed with a Hill Tribe Toggle Clasp. $90.00 (Sold!)
Russian Beauty - Pink sapphire & sterling silver pendant, black tourmaline, garnet, silver & suede. 16 inches long, closed with a Hill Tribe sterling toggle clasp. $130.00 (Sold!)
Balance - Handmade hammered sterling ring, stamped with "BALANCE" and paired with a square of energetically balancing tourmalated quartz, some black tourmaline rondells and a Karen Hill Tribe rolled bead. Strung on soft black suede and closed with a Karen Hill Tribe toggle clasp. 16 inches long. $45.00 (Sold!)
Dream-Create - Handmade hammered sterling ring, stamped with "DREAM" on one side and "CREATE" on the other. Dangles are a Thai silver heart, two of my handmade lampwork beads, and a bunch of turquoise and silver. Strung on soft turquoise suede and closed with a Karen Hill Tribe toggle clasp. 16 inches long. $45.00 (Sold!)
Hope - My first of these handmade hammered sterling ring necklaces, this one stamped with "HOPE" on one side. Dangles are a Thai silver heart, one of my handmade lampwork beads, and a bunch of turquoise and silver and a lone sodalite bead. Really pretty in soft blues and aquas. Strung on soft turquoise suede and closed with a Karen Hill Tribe toggle clasp. 16 inches long. $45.00 (Sold!)
Skipping Stones - These turquoise beads feel just like skipping stones - but you wouldn't want to - they are wonderfully magical with lots of that balancing and strengthening energy turquoise are famous for. For a twist of fun, they've been paired with some gaspeite beads in lime green - giving this necklace a summery tropical feel... finished with more beautiful turquoise rondels, some silver and some smaller turquoise beads around the back. 17 inches. Closed with a sterling silver toggle. $105.00 (SOLD!)
Power Necklace - Chunky carnelian and Karen Hill Tribe silver. Carnelian boosts confidence, boldness, initiative, and assertiveness, and is also very healing and restorative. 17 1/2 inches long, closed with a sterling silver toggle clasp. $95.00 (SOLD!)
Time Travel - Fossilized Dinosaur bones and a Karen Hill Tribe dragonfly make up this simple but wonderful pendant. Definitely a conversation piece. Hangs from a sterling silver chain. Approximately 19 inches long. $70.00 Sold!
Spring Zen - Simple, easy to wear. The soft green stone is Australian Varisite, a wonderful stone that calms and stills the mind, and the rest of it is two types of turquoise beads, which provide energy and balance. Closed with a sterling silver clasp and chain, is adjustable from 17 1/2 to 18 1/2 inches. $55.00 (Sold!)
Azure Seas - Shimmer and Sparkles abound in this three strand necklace of glass. The focal bead is handmade lampwork with dicroic glass. 19 inches long (can be shortened by twisting), closed with a sterling silver barrel clasp. $95.00 (Sold!)
Rock Star II - An extravagant piece made from mother of pearl, freshwater pearls and pearl chips. The main colors are pearly taupes and greens, but it's also reversible which tones down the contrast and brings out more of the neutrals. Closed with a sterling silver clasp, this necklace is 17 1/2 inches long. $75.00 (Sold!)
Watery - This shimmery bright Karen Hill Tribe silver starfish is basking in the sun-filled waters of blue and aqua chalcedony and reflected in the many shiny Hill Tribe Silver beads. Closed with yet more Hill Tribe work - a nice chunky toggle clasp. 16 1/4 inches long. $110.00 (Sold!)
Spirit Lock A spirit lock pendant from Karen Hill Tribe, amethyst, coral, turquoise, amazonite, fw pearls.
"The Hill Tribe Villagers of Thailand traditionally use the spirit lock as a protection ward. It is an ancient belief that the spirit of a person can run away in times of trouble or great stress, leaving the person without their charisma, and making them vulnerable to sickness. It is understood that the padlock-like shape helps to keep the sprit inside the body, and thus prevent ill fortune and sustain good health." 18 inches long, closed with a toggle clasp. $125.00 (Sold!)
Silver Screen - Lovely carved mother of pearl flowers and Swarovski crystals attached to a sterling silver chain with handmade fine silver head pins. Adjustable up to 18 inches.
Ostara - A celebration of the newness of spring and it's promise of another year of abundance, this piece features a rare treasure from Two Cranes: an amazing pendant of Ocean Jasper from Madagascar full of green crystals and wondrous markings. The necklace itself is a mix of stones and beads from around the world: soft pink opal from Peru, glittering green kyanite from Brazil, earthy pink rhodonite, garnet, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, Bali silver... Closed with a Bali sterling silver toggle clasp, this necklace is 20 inches long.
Unnamed. Turquoise and coral.
Robin's Nest. Poly clay with misc. glass beads.
My festive holiday piece - this one reminds me of the illustrations in the children's book "Auntie Claus". Beautiful cranberry colored freshwater pearls joyously surround a fabulous Hill Tribe silver pendant. I wish I had more of these pearls and pendants - but this is my only one. Necklace is 20 inches, pendant hangs an additional 2 inches.
A patchwork necklace of love, hope, peace and happiness inspired by an essay written by Clarissa Pinkola Estés.
Another patchwork necklace of love, hope, peace and joy. Beads by Patti Cahill of Dyed in the Fire Designs.
Flower Power - Fun and colorful handmade lampwork beads by Darla of Darla's Designs. 16 inches long, closed with a sterling silver heart toggle clasp.
A lariat style necklace with Fire Opal and Thai Silver, other misc. beads.
A Thai Silver Butterfly and Blue Quartz necklace. I like the back especially.
Spring Wish - This special Thai Karen Hill Tribe Spring Wish pendant embodies the feelings of new growth that comes with the season of love. The two flowers that grow out from one plant stem symbolizes the ideal relationship, similar goals, unity, and cherished dependance on one another. The necklace is strung with garnets and more Karen Hill Tribe flower tubes.
A peyote tube with a removable sterling tube pendant. This was a "Chinese Auction" gift for a game played on Wet Canvas.
The perfect necklace for a wine tasting event! This beautiful handmade glass flower (made by Wane's Lampworked) is surrounded by two strands of pearls in merlots and chardonays. Closed with a nice big sterling silver toggle clasp. Necklace is 16 inches, flower pendant is about 1 3/4 inches.
Balanced - A simple drop of tourmalated quartz hangs from a black leather cord. This stone is said to combine the qualities of tourmaline and quartz: clearing and grounding, energizing and protecting.
Sticks and Stones - Earthy horn ladybugs and sticks in shades of brown from golden to chocolate to dark red make up this fun necklace. Closed with a handmade copper swan clasp. 17 inches.
This is a necklace I have to admit to making two of - the first one I fell in love with and had to keep! So here is her sister - all decked out in peacock blues and greens - freshwater pearls, turquoise and this amazing sterling silver fish pendant "with a heart" - that is what the woman who sold these to me said anyway - and they do have a heart - there is a little ball inside that jingles. Closed with a sterling silver toggle clasp. 16 inches.
Breakfast Club - Rhodonite and smokey quartz chunks and pink freshwater pearls - Inspired by the movie which was recently on re-run TV. Remember the outfit Molly Ringwald wore? Pink blouse with a brown suede skirt and tall boots? This is the necklace she should have been wearing!
Inspired by a book about gem stones and crystals and how they interact with your energy/chakras. This is turquoise - supposed to energize and protect - and rhodocrosite - supposed to give the wearer a more positive view of themselves. The rhodocrosite is from Two Cranes.
This sweet necklace hides a bit of wild in it - the center stone is a Fire Opal - pink-red with swirls of white smoke and fire burning inside it. Surrounded by soft pink freshwater pearls. The perfect necklace no matter your mood! Closed with a sterling claw clasp. 15 1/2 inches.
Desert Dreams - A beautiful Timmiebead pendant strung on a simple sterling silver chain.
Autumn Afternoons - The focal is one of my own lampwork beads in taupes, mauves and dark greens - the colors of a cold fall day. Surrounded by two bright and shimmery Swarovski crystal pearls. A rich handwoven peyote rope in metallic bronzes, coppers greens and roses finishes this wearable art piece perfectly. Closed with a handmade copper swan clasp and loop. 19 inches.
Night Vines- The focal is one of my own lampwork beads in denim blue with little vines and swirls all over. Surrounded by two bright and shiny sterling silver rondels. The matt blue hand woven peyote rope finishes this wearable art piece perfectly. Closed with a nice sterling silver toggle. 18 inches.
Gallery Walk - Earthy, Elegant, Eclectic, Artsy... A wonderful coral stick hangs from a strand of sophisticated chocolate brown pearls and seed beads. 20 inches, coral piece is 2 1/4 inches.
Turtles - A simple but beautiful necklace. Four hand-carved and painted turtles hung from a brown leather cord and Hill Tribe Toggle Clasp. 15 inches long.
The first in my "Chunky Monkey Art Glass Necklace Series" - these are substantial pieces that hang beautifully and are so comfortable to wear, you would forget it was on if it weren't for the compliments and comments people kept making about it! This necklace is made with seven of my own handmade lampwork beads in lime green and purples. The necklace is closed with a heavy duty sterling silver clasp and chain. Adjustable from 15 inches to 16 1/2 inches.
Another Chunky Monkey Art Glass Necklace - this one reminds me of Belize - the water, the sky, the tropical fish.... This is a substantial piece that hangs beautifully and is so comfortable to wear, you would forget it was on if it weren't for the compliments and comments people kept making about it! This one features seven of my own handmade lampwork beads in blues, aquas, greens and lavenders - some of this season's hottest colors! The necklace is closed with a heavy duty sterling silver clasp and chain. Adjustable from 15 inches to 16 1/2 inches.
Yet another "Chunky Monkey Art Glass Necklace Series". These are substantial pieces that hang beautifully and are so comfortable to wear, you would forget it was on if it weren't for the compliments and comments people kept making about it! This one features five of my own handmade cosmic looking lampwork beads in cobalt blue with a very small hint of a red swirling through them. A couple of sterling silver beads accent the varying bead shapes and the necklace is closed with a heavy duty sterling silver clasp and chain. Adjustable from 15 inches to 16 1/2 inches.
Desert Spirit - An asymmetrical necklace of turquois beads and chunks paired with an assortment of my own handmade lampwork beads (nine to be exact) in shades of turquoise and deep red. Closed with a sterling silver clasp and chain and is adjustable from approximately 20 to 21 1/2 inches.
Blue Heart Handmade Boro glass heart by Brent Graber. Lapis, freshwater pearls, garnets, glass... so hard to capture in a photo but much nicer in person. Would be great worn with denim. Approximately 24 inches long and can be twisted to shorten a bit. Closed with a sterling silver claw clasp.
A beautiful shimmery necklace in warm sunset coral tones includes freshwater pearls, vintage coral beads and a drop pendant made from one of lampwork artist Kaye Husko's wonderful scrolling lentil beads. Adjustable from 16 inches to 17 inches. Closed with a sterling silver claw clasp and chain with pearl and coral dangle.
Pregnant Goddess - Shimmery purples, lavenders and sliver make up this breathtaking necklace featuring a lampwork goddess. Closed with a sterling silver clasp and chain. Adjustable from 19 to 20 1/2 inches.
A champagne picnic in the forest - that's what this necklace feels like to me. A lovely lapidary bead of ocean jasper from Two Cranes in cedar green with champagne spots, surrounded by freshwater pearls that match the champagne spots exactly and forest-green seed beads - a necklace that is earthy and glamorous at the same time. Adjustable from 16 inches to 18 inches. Closed with a sterling silver claw clasp and chain.
Morning Glory - Beautiful Crystalline Pendant by Jeane and Ronnie Belden, with 14kt. gold trim, mixed with freshwater pearls, pale blue seed beads and closed with a gold filled toggle clasp. 20 inches long.
An elegant necklace of black tiger eye featuring a Karen Hill Tribe sterling silver flower pendant. Perfect with that little black dress... or your favorite jeans. 16 inches. Closed with a sterling silver claw clasp.
This summer green necklace is perfect for that outfit that needs a splash of modern green to spice it up! Looks great with this season's pinks, greens and blacks. A pear-shaped mystery stone surrounded by peridot chips, closed with a sterling claw clasp and chain that adjusts the length from 16 to 17 inches. Includes a pair of matching peridot chip earrings on sterling silver french wires.
This glamorous necklace just sparkles in a spiral rope of teal blues with a hint of gold. The focal and clasp beads are hand-formed and glazed ceramic beads by Mary Poineal of McDuck Creations. About 20 inches long, and pendant hangs another 3 1/3 inches. Pendant is also removable.
A Leopard Jasper pendant hangs from two strands of dusty rose, black and coppery beads. Approximately 18 inches adjustable to 19 inches. Closed with a sterling claw clasp and chain and includes a little dangle with another leopard jasper bead.
Jade Zen. A beautiful piece of pale jade (it has little paler speckles in it that don't show in the photo), simply strung from a black leather cord with a sterling silver swirl. Closed with a handmade hammered sterling silver clasp. Necklace is 19 inches, pendant is another 2 inches.
Peace on Earth Necklace - Beautiful blue and green chrysocolla in graduated sizes, paired with glass seedbeads, are the perfect partners for this beautiful piece of abalone. (Find matching earrings on earrings page as well!) Some people have said that chrysocolla looks like the earth as seen from space and feel it is a natural stone to use in meditating for world peace. As a 5th Chakra stone, it is believed to stimulate not only creativity, but confidence in creative expression by calming and releasing fear. Necklace is 20 inches, Pendant hangs an additional 3.5 inches. Closed with a sterling silver toggle clasp.
Pretty in Pink - A soft shimmery mother of pearl leaf hangs from this freshwater pearl necklace to make a very feminine and pretty necklace. Adjustable from 15 1/2 inches to 17 inches. Closed with a sterling silver claw clasp and chain.
Roses and Tangerines - a perfect color combination for summer - or that tropical spring get-away! These lampwork lentils were made by Darla's Designs and are the most perfectly shaped lentils I've ever held. In a deep rosy pink with tangerine spots - and the finest silver patina to give them some texture. Three strands of rose colored glass seed beads connect the lentils and then become one strand around the back. Closed with a sterling silver chain and lobster claw clasp with two little spiral dangles to dress up the chain. Adjustable from 16 inches to 18 inches.
Ancient Oceans Necklace - This is a wonderful piece of fosilized coral, strung on a handwoven seed bead and freshwater pearl rope. In sandy tans and pearly whites, the rope picks up the patterns in the coral perfectly. Necklace hangs aproxamately 20 inches, pendant is about 1.25 inches long.
Carnelian Zen. A beautiful piece of carnelian (with little paler speckles in it that don't show in the photo - these flow and look to me like a waterfall or an abstract painting of a mountain perhaps), simply strung from a double strand of soft brown suede cord with a copper swirl. Closed with a handmade coppery lampwork bead and loop. Necklace is 19 inches, pendant is another 2 inches.
Beautiful Leopard Jasper pendant in dusty roses, greys and blacks. This double stranded necklace is strung with a mix of beads in similar colors with a coppery cast. Front closure is finished with a handmade copper toggle bar. Necklace hangs 19 inches.
A very pretty and feminine necklace that reminds me of blackberries. My own purple lampwork bead with black bumpies surrounded by purple and black glass beads. The necklace is closed with a heavy duty sterling silver clasp and chain. Adjustable from 16 inches to 17 1/4 inches.
This classically styled necklace is given a modern twist with some unexpectedly fun beads in green, purple and amber and would look great with a sleek business suit or a little summer tank. Handmade lampwork beads by Tink at Black Swamp Glassworks, sterling silver beads and chain closed with a lobster claw clasp. Adjustable from 16 inches to 18 inches.
"Spring's First Flower" - aventurine carved flower and tumbled stones, strung on sterling silver wire with sterling accent beads. Soft green suede finishes the necklace with a sterling "S" clasp. 16 inches.
This casual necklace is simply a beautiful Timmiebead that looks like Van Gogh's Stary Night, strung on a leather cord and closed with a loop and one of my own lampwork beads in matching colors. The necklace is 16 inches and the pendant hangs down an additional inch.
"Party Girl Art Glass Necklace" - made of handmade amber and amethyst lampwork beads, with three strands of shimmery copper seed and bugle beads between. Closed with a handmade copper swan clasp.
Peyote rope in copper seed beads with copper wired mother of pearl pendant and closed with a handmade copper swan clasp.
Eggplant etched glass beads separated by sterling silver spacers make up this necklace that will go with just about anything. Closed with a sterling silver chain, lobster claw clasp and a pretty dangle to make the back look just as nice as the front. Adjustable from 15 1/2 inches to 17 inches.
Sea Star III - A handmade lampwork starfish and button closure in turquoise and teal. Strung on a cotton cord. $28.00 (Sold!)
Flirty Flower IV - A handmade lampwork flower and button closure in teals and green. Strung on a suede cord. $26.00 (Sold!)
Flirty Flower V - A handmade lampwork flower in black and white. Strung on a satin cord with a sterling clasp. (Sold!) $26.00
Heart I - A handmade lampwork heart and button closure in ivory and aqua. Strung on a brown cotton cord. $26.00 (Sold!)
Heart II - A handmade lampwork heart and button closure in turquoise and aqua. Strung on a brown cotton cord. $26.00 (Sold!)
Color Wheel I - A handmade lampwork wheel and button closure in aquas and green. Strung on a matching satin cord. $26.00 (sold!)
Flirty Flower I - A handmade lampwork flower and button closure in happy turquoise blue glass with black spots. Strung on a black cord. $26.00 (Sold!)
Sea Star I - It looks to have been sitting at the bottom of the sea since before time started. Handmade lampwork starfish and button closure, strung on soft suede cord. $26.00 (Sold!)
Flirty Flower II - A handmade lampwork flower and button closure in red, coral and black. Strung on a black leather cord. $26.00 (Sold!)
Flirty Flower III - A handmade lampwork flower and button closure in red, coral and black. Strung on a black leather cord. $26.00 (Sold!)
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