Making a Collection of Jewelry

I love varitey. After all isn't variety supposed to be the spice of life? Unfortunately my love for variety has caused me to design jewelry in styles that vary all over the map. Many of my customers love that as people's tastes vary. As I look forward, my desire is to simplify my life, to have a cohesive design style. One that pleases me and tickles others fancy. I think I am getting there. Here are two designs that use one of my favorite stones ... smoky quartz..and some of my newly hand crafted fine silver components.

Fun in the Studio

Lately I have been rethinking what the focus of my jewelry business should be. I love to create AND I love to teach. Honesty, I get the best of both worlds offering instruction. Yesterday I gave a class to two wonderful people. Brenda Levine, a long-time beader created the beautiful pendants in the middle. Amy Peters long-time metalsmith and jewelry designer, who also shares a history teaching at The Bead Shop in Palo Alto, created the whimsical pendants to the left.

Ladies, you make my job fun!