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Hearts Afire


Start with four splendid handmade glass torch fired beads embellished with flowers and dots and swirls in palest lavender and gray, add about 4" of my bead crochet in a wonderful mix of Czech glass in dark grey, deep purple, some stripes and bronze.

Then add some lacey copper bead caps and a cute dragonfly charm and top off with a gorgeous Patricia Healey copper and brass enameled heart. 

This is Hearts Afire and truly, the photo does not do it justice.  8" long.  $250.

Roman Glass Earrings


Roman glass from Hands of the Hills in Seattle, Washington.  This glass is from the Bactrian Era (350-150BC). 

Wear a piece of history and conjure up stories of what vessel it was part of and who used it! 

With Sterling Silver wirework accents and earwires.  $45.



Three hot dichroic glass beads by California artist Paula Radke in intense cinnamon and saffron colors, and a spikey antique gold and lime torch made bead are the focus of this bangle. 

All in copper coiling and wire work.

Great for a redhead (or auburn!).  6-7”.  $75.

Copper Dots


A wonderful color combination of soft blue polka dot glass beads (handmade by torch) and a beaded bead focal bead (by me). 

The sea glass blue is a beautiful complement to the copper and champagne colored beads. 

A copper hand-formed bangle.  6-6 ½” around.  $125.

Catch of the Day


A Sterling Silver bangle in a soft sea foam color. 

All the beads are ceramic or Sterling with a cute ceramic fish focal bead and a tiny, tiny Sterling fish charm.

Hand formed Sterling clasp.   6 ½”-7”.  $100.

Santa Fe Sunset

Santafe_1353 This is one of my rare free form beaded bracelets. 

I love to do free form bead work, but it is so very labor intensive and mentally challenging.  This royal blue and deep orange beauty takes its color inspiration from the Murano focal bead in its center. 

I purchased it on the enchanting island of Murano several years ago because it is not at all like the typical Venetian beads one sees. It is 6 ½” long and has gold and silver foil at its depths along with black, royal and deep orange. 

The complementary seed beads are strung freeform in a brick stitch and I’ve capped it off with a wonderful handmade glass toggle closure from Rhode Island artist David Christianson.  $250.

Found Treasures

1349_treasure3 A gorgeous “charm” bracelet with all sorts of treasures woven in.  Chock-a-block with handmade Raku beads in all shapes and with a gorgeous dark teal oil slick patina.

I’ve complemented them with vintage copper shields, charms, coins, a special”beaded bead” flower that I made, too, in shades of teal with over 50 beads contained in it, a carved stone bear fetish and a beautiful hand formed copper toggle and clasp. 

This is truly art-to-wear and should not be hidden in a jewelry box! Seven inches long. $250.