Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Latest Goodies 12/07

A lovely "Eni-style" coiled bracelet made of larimar and freshwater pearls.

A charm bracelet for a young girl's Christmas gift.

An ankle charm bracelet!

An unstructured bracelet with lovely, faceted sodalite beads.

Originally designed for a Christmas gift, however it was slightly redesigned and earrings were made to match.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Some of my newest pretties:

Grandma's 99th Birthday!!

We made a quick trip in the 5th wheel to Pompano Beach Florida to celebrate my Grandmother's 99th birthday! My parent's met us there and we all had a wonderful time! I certainly hope that I'm doing as well at 99 as my Grandmother!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Canadian Splendor

This piece features the richness of Canadian jade and tourmaline, the softness of pink opal, and the incredible beauty of ocean jasper, including a handcrafted toggle clasp, set in fluid fine silver! A faceted tourmaline briolette dangle creates sexy movement! The beauty of the stones just sets this piece off!
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Friday, August 24, 2007

Tiger Eye

I thought I was going to have to wad up all of this wire and throw it away. . . this bracelet just didn't seem to work until it was almost finished. . . Now, I just love it (except it is for someone much smaller than I!!) A great office executive piece!
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More Goodies!

I was told this stone is "Stripe of the Tiger" in chinese, but I"ve also seen it called Moka Jasper. This bracelet turned out very well, and is designed to fit a small wrist.
This pair of earrings reminds me of the shape of "paisley", with golden yellow honey jade and calcite beads!
A gorgeous ruby red abalone shell pendant! This is a 2-tone pendant, with the woven bezel in 26g sterling silver.
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Sensational Tourmaline!

The tourmaline in this pendant is really terrific--there is a lovely chatoyancy (or shimmer) to the mossy green stone. The rounded border wire is hand coiled in 28g sterling silver and embellished with little polished tourmaline chips.
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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Middletown Peach Festival

Last Saturday (8/18) was the Middletown Old Tyme Peach Festival in Middletown, DE. Turnout, I thought, was very good. Let me tell you, we had a fabulous day! And I was under a big, leafy maple tree--didn't even put up my ez-up!

Dolores, of Dolores Michels Photography & Design, was next to me with her fantastic photographs! Until you have seen them, you will just think she's "another photographer". But, honestly, her photos will knock your socks off! She has this knack for getting her subjects (insects, trees, birds, whatever) to pose for her. And then she has this technique she uses that makes her photos look like paintings. You really should make an effort to see her work if you can.

Then, Joe, of Pens n Things, was next to her with his exotic wood pens. The pens are stunning. What a great gift idea for those who have everything! He has Olivewood that can only be found in Bethlehem (need a gift for your Minister??) He even has mesquite wood pens!! (A great idea for the barbecue enthusiast!) Joe will be at the Arden Fair on Sept. 1.

Next to Joe was Kathleen of Oh Baby, Tye Dye!!. Tye dye is making a comeback, and Kathleen has a very nice selection! She has baby onesies, ladies tops--rib knit--t-shirts. She has a full range of sizes, really nice tops and a fantastic knack for color. I have 2 of them--they wash very well--and she preshrinks them. Kathleen will be at the Arden Fair, too.

Monday, August 6, 2007

My latest. . .

These gorgeous turquoise beads are beautifully set in sterling silver. The necklace is 16.5", the earrings are about 2". A very feminine look. The turquoise beads came from Turquoise Magpie.
(Necklace is SOLD!!)

Gorgeous 14kt gf lavender/mauve tourmaline drop earrings. The earwires are "slip resistant". These lovely tourmaline flat drop beads came from Turquoise Magpie.

I have never seen Kyanite this gorgeous! The stones are translucent and a gorgeous blue! (The photo does no justice to the color--the sun was not shining. The blue is a rich, brilliant sapphire blue.) The beads came from Spectrum gems.

Dalmation jasper and faceted black onyx drop 14kt gf earrings. These earrings are great to wear anywhere with anything.

Lobster Fest!

Jerry and I traveled to Rockland, Maine, for the Lobster Fest! We had a wonderful time--and fabulous weather. Here is a photo of "The World's Largest Lobster" sculpture, and King Neptune! The lobster was fantastic!!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Very Nice Comment

A friend of mine hosted a jewelry party for me last weekend. One of her guests sent her an email note that included this comment:

"I had a great time and was truly amazed at the craftsmanship of Dee's jewelry. I'll spread the word about her fine work and definitely attend another party if I'm invited. . . "

Thank you for your very kind words! I hope you enjoy wearing your jewelry as much as I enjoy making it!

Friday, June 1, 2007


These earrings turned out so well! Gorgeous golden Thai sapphire faceted rondelles. . . all hand coiled in 24g 14kt goldfilled wire. They are about 3 1/4" long. Just a bit of whimsy. . . Imagine wearing these with a lovely yellow & orange floral sundress!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


I had seen a similar bracelet in a magazine. I designed the coordinating necklace and earrings for Joy. My jewelry looks so pretty on her, doesn't it!! Thank you, Joy, for being such a wonderful model, friend and customer!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Supreme Ocean Jasper Cabachon

This beautiful designer cabachon was created by the talented folks at Blue Heron Gems. I tried to keep the sterling silver setting very simple, as not to detract from the stunning patterns and colors of the ocean jasper. Do you think I succeeded?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I need your help!

Which of the following types of artisan jewelry are you more likely to purchase?
sterling silver
fine silver
silver color
14kt goldfilled
gold color
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Thursday, April 5, 2007

Greek Key

This "Greek Key" bracelet was a commissioned birthday gift. She liked it so much, she ordered earrings to match!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

"Not Predictable"

This pendant is about 3" long and includes a varied assortment of gemstone beads. It hangs from a large coil of 14kt goldfilled wire, large enough to fit over a neckwire or a medium chain. The colors are vibrant and stunning.
Bright, colorful & versatile, these handformed 14kt goldfilled hoops are just over 1 1/2" in diameter and are filled with a fabulous assortment of gemstone beads.

These Campitos turquoise nuggets are suspended on 14kt goldfilled wire and captured with handformed coils. The reversible pendant is approximately 1 1/2" long with a large bail, and easily slips onto a neckwire or snake chain.

Monday, February 19, 2007

New Bracelets

I love days like today! The 3rd day of a weekend feels like a gift--somehow, my mind clears and I am able to create. . .

Today, I worked with some pattern wire that I've had for quite a while. (They get easier each time!!) This bracelet turned out really well. Sterling silver. Size 7 1/2, about 5/8" wide. Very substantial.
Another sterling silver bracelet. This one is about 3/8" wide and 7".
A great two tone cuff! Just under 3/8". A beautiful floral center. 6 1/2"
Another 2 Tone cuff. 7". About 3/8" wide.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Ice Storm!!

This is the weather here today. I was hoping for a little snow. . . instead, we got an ice storm!! The Governor (I work for the State of Delaware) gave us off today because of the dangerous travel conditions. I spent most of the morning without power, debating if I should go out and sit in my car!! It was really dark and dreary, so I got out my pliers and made some jewelry!

These are sterling silver hand formed hoop earrings with removeable dangles. One dangle is a stick pearl, the other is a little grey pearl nugget and a black pearl. The dangles can be kept together or used separately. (SOLD!) The second pair of earrings are turquoise--campitos turquoise nuggets on the bottom and stabilized turquoise beads on top, with a 3mm sterling silver bead in the middle.

I just love these stones!! They are black & blue flash labradorite. The blue is just electric! The bracelet is sterling silver and features black flash labradorite losenge beads on the side.

This green peruvian opal focal bead is just gorgeous! Rich mahogony obsidian footballs accent either side of this 14kt goldfilled bracelet. (SOLD!)

A match to the earrings above, this sterling silver bracelet features campitos turquoise nuggets in the center, flanked by round turquoise beads on either side.