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I specialize in making a variety of unique gemstone and glass beaded, metalworked and enameled artisan jewelry. I design and create watches, bracelets, earrings, necklaces and other items like bookmarks, cell phone charms, sun catchers, spiders, ornaments and whatever else looks interesting.

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Turquoise white glass leaves flower copper earrings – handmade, artisan lampwork

Turquoise white glass leaves flower copper earrings – handmade, artisan lampwork

Lovely, handmade, lampwork glass leaves in white, turquoise and black were the start for this design. These leaves are handmade. Above them are antiqued, copper flower beads and twisted rings and a shiny copper bead. Above them hang white and turquoise artisan lampwork beads. These are framed by shiny copper beads and wire wrapped with […]

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Handmade earrings blue ivory black lampwork drip fossil sterling

Handmade earrings blue ivory black lampwork drip fossil sterling

The colors in these remind me of the colors you see in the early morning, before the sun peeks up above the horizon. I started with these beautiful lampwork headpins. These were made with a base of ivory and raku melted in. Above them I added a sterling silver bead cap, gem grade, faceted iolite, […]

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Handmade earrings AAA Whiskey Quartz lotus cut, Gold Filled Chainmail

Handmade earrings AAA Whiskey Quartz lotus cut, Gold Filled Chainmail

Handmade earrings – AAA Whiskey Quartz lotus cut, Gold Filled wire, Chainmail AAA quality whiskey quartz in a lotus cut, wire wrapped using gold filled wire and hanging from a chainmail weave (made by me!) with gold filled links. The drop hangs from gold filled leverback earrings. The earring length is 2 1/8″ (5.4 cm) […]

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Red Martini – Handmade earrings red mustard olive green lampwork jasper sterling

Red Martini – Handmade earrings red mustard olive green lampwork jasper sterling

These gorgeous, marquise shaped red creek jasper drops have swirls of red and mustard yellow in an olive green background. The olive green and red made me think of a martini so that’s what I named them 🙂 Above them is a beautiful red, artisan made lampwork bead with melted raku spots all around the […]

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Black hematite green purple lampwork sterling earrings – mystic scales olive brown blue

Black hematite green purple lampwork sterling earrings – mystic scales olive brown blue

I love these gorgeous, artisan made lampwork beads. These have a base of green with color splashes of beige, brown, white, aqua blue, purple and some silver melted in for sparkle. I framed them with faceted hematite beads. A cool, offset drill, hematite coin sits on top and looks kind of like the scales on […]

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Handmade earrings beige turquoise brown lampwork fossil sterling

Handmade earrings beige turquoise brown lampwork fossil sterling

I love these gorgeous, subtly shaded artisan made lampwork beads. They are mostly a pale beige with streaks of darker brown, a splash of turquoise and a bit of vanilla thrown in. I combined them with these large, coin shaped fossil coral beads. Between them dangle faceted turquoise beads and round bronzite beads. A gorgeous, […]

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Sage green pod purple copper earrings – handmade, artisan lampwork, cserpentDesigns, Swarovski crystals

Sage green pod purple copper earrings – handmade, artisan lampwork, cserpentDesigns, Swarovski crystals

I love lampwork headpins and these pods have such wonderful color and texture. They have a base of sage green with dots of plum/purple, fine silver speckles and a few other colors swirling around. On top of them are Greek ceramic disks in plum and purple and a lovely, soft, etched artisan lampwork bead. A […]

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Sonoran dendritic jasper copper earrings – handmade, adobe red, steel blue, yellow, sage green, cserpentDesigns

Sonoran dendritic jasper copper earrings – handmade, adobe red, steel blue, yellow, sage green, cserpentDesigns

The patterns and colors you can find in Sonoran dendritic jasper are just amazing. These drops remind me of a southwestern panorama as you look towards the horizon. In these drops the color ranges from southwestern red to orange to mustard yellows to a bit of sage green and finishes off at the bottom with […]

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Aqua light green lampwork sterling earrings cserpentDesigns amazonite seafoam

Aqua light green lampwork sterling earrings cserpentDesigns amazonite seafoam

I love the cool, seafoam aqua and pale green color of these crystal shaped, artist made lampwork beads. I framed them with these beautiful, petaled sterling silver caps. Below them hang gorgeous, faceted, slightly twisted amazonite drops. They hang on my hand forged argentium sterling balled headpins. All are securely wire wrapped with argentium sterling […]

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Pink black lampwork rhodonite sterling silver earrings cserpentDesigns polka dots ivory

Pink black lampwork rhodonite sterling silver earrings cserpentDesigns polka dots ivory

These artist made pink and polka dot barrel beads are a pretty pink with an organic feel. Silvered ivory circles around them. Below them is a rhodonite bead topped by a dotty, sterling silver bead cap. The lampwork barrels are capped by another gorgeous cap encircled with twisted circles. They hang from sterling silver ear […]

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Handmade earrings Black Turquoise White Lampwork Onyx Larimar sterling silver cluster etched stripes dots

Handmade earrings Black Turquoise White Lampwork Onyx Larimar sterling silver cluster etched stripes dots

Handmade earrings with black turquoise and white etched lampwork with dots and stripes, black onyx and light blue larimar clusters and sterling silver. I LOVE larimar and decided I really wanted to make something with that stone. I found these fun, etched, artisan made lampwork beads with white, black and turquoise colors in dots and […]

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Handmade earrings dark green square artisan lampwork sterling silver crystal envy cserpentDesigns

Handmade earrings dark green square artisan lampwork sterling silver crystal envy cserpentDesigns

These earrings are full of green beauty. Others will be green with envy when they see you wearing these beautiful earrings. I started with these gorgeous, artist made lampwork beads. They have various shades of green and hints of teal melted in with the sparkle of fine silver scattered throughout. I accented them with ornate […]

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Red garnet lampwork sterling earrings cserpentDesigns red apple silver

Red garnet lampwork sterling earrings cserpentDesigns red apple silver

These earrings are luscious and beautiful. The lampwork disk beads are a wonderful, rich apple red with swirls in the glass and fine silver melted around the bead. Bali sterling silver caps frame them. Faceted and fire polished Czech glass and more sterling silver add a beautiful accent. A gorgeous garnet, set in beautiful, ornate […]

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Orchid green raku glass drips copper earrings – handmade, artisan lampwork, jade, cserpentDesigns

Orchid green raku glass drips copper earrings – handmade, artisan lampwork, jade, cserpentDesigns

I love lampwork headpins and these purple headpins have gorgeous color and movement. They are a lovely orchid purple with brown raku drips running down to the bottom. Above them are faceted jade beads echoing the colors in the raku. They hang below a fun, square, purple lampwork “ring” with some earthy frit colors melted […]

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Purple white grey lampwork amethyst sterling earrings – glass ring dinosaur bone fossil rustic refined

Purple white grey lampwork amethyst sterling earrings – glass ring dinosaur bone fossil rustic refined

I combined the rustic and the refined in this design. I just LOVE these purple, grey and white, etched, artist made lampwork rings. These rings were the start for the design. They have a gray base with some gorgeous purple and white melted in. They are etched to give them an aged, rustic feel. Above […]

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Hint of Rose – Iron zebra jasper, boulder opal, Swarovski crystals and sterling silver

Hint of Rose – Iron zebra jasper, boulder opal, Swarovski crystals and sterling silver

Iron zebra Jasper, brown boulder opal, antique rose pink Swarovski crystal and sterling handmade bracelet. I started this bracelet with the gorgeously patterned and colored iron zebra jasper focal. I added round boulder opal beads (they are a luscious, chocolatey brown!) to keep the design tied to the earth. I included sparkly Swarovski crystal cubes […]

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Black onyx confetti gold fill Murano glass drop earrings – 24K gold leaf venetian

Black onyx confetti gold fill Murano glass drop earrings – 24K gold leaf venetian

Handmade Murano Venetian confetti glass teardrop beads straight from Italy are the focus for these earrings. I found them while digging through boxes of handmade beads in Murano. They start with a black base that is accented with lots of 24K gold leaf. Lots of glass confetti is melted on top of that and they […]

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Handmade earrings spring green pink white lampwork sterling silver

Handmade earrings spring green pink white lampwork sterling silver

I love the gorgeous, happy colors in these lampwork beads made by Catherine Steele. The colors include white, pink, fuschia, grass green, sagey green and silver accents. I accented the beads with fuschia and rose Swarovski crystals and lovely, patterned sterling silver beads and caps. All are wire wrapped with sterling silver wire and hang […]

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Black white lampwork onyx quartz sterling earrings – cluster stripes black rutilated quartz

Black white lampwork onyx quartz sterling earrings – cluster stripes black rutilated quartz

Handmade earrings, Black and white striped lampwork, black Onyx, black white rutilated quartz, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver, clusters. I love the classic look of these black and white striped, artisan made lampwork beads. I combined them with these wonderful, black onyx, 4-sided pillow beads. Between them are wire wrapped bunches of gem grade, faceted, black […]

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Blue Dahlia Earrings – Cobalt petals sterling silver handmade cserpentDesigns Swarovski crystals light blue

Blue Dahlia Earrings – Cobalt petals sterling silver handmade cserpentDesigns Swarovski crystals light blue

I love these artist made lotus/dahlia/petal lampwork beads! These are in gorgeous shades of blue – including my favorite cobalt blue and accented with gorgeous silvered glass dots and leaves! I frame these beauties with Swarovski crystals and Bali sterling silver spacer beads. I carefully wire wrapped them with sterling silver wire. These earrings hang […]

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Spring Fling Earrings – artisan lampwork, Swarovski crystals and sterling silver

Spring Fling Earrings – artisan lampwork, Swarovski crystals and sterling silver

I started these handmade earrings with these gorgeous, square artisan lampwork beads. All the gorgeous greens, browns and purple remind me of my flowering garden in spring. They have a mixture of various greens, purple and brown all sprinkled around. Wonderful silver bits add sparkle all over. Matching purple spacers with peridot Swarovski crystals frame […]

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Red jasper lily, turquoise, sterling silver earrings handmade – cserpentDesigns flower

Red jasper lily, turquoise, sterling silver earrings handmade – cserpentDesigns flower

These beautiful lily flowers were another find in Tucson this year. These are handcarved from red jasper. They are that beautiful southwest red you see in the cliffs of Arizona and Utah and there is some faint black veining running throughout. At the lily opening I added one of my hand made, balled, argentium sterling […]

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Teal silvered artisan glass, sterling silver earrings handmade
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Teal silvered artisan glass, sterling silver earrings handmade

I love the silvered ivory swirls over teal in these artisan beads. They are encased in clear for wonderful depth! Above them is a lovely, darker teal lampwork bead and a sterling silver bead. Round sterling silver beads sit between them. All are wire wrapped with sterling silver wire and hang from sterling silver ear […]

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Light blue purple artisan glass, sterling earrings handmade filigree silver

Light blue purple artisan glass, sterling earrings handmade filigree silver

I just love the patterns in these gorgeous, handmade glass orchid beads. They have a base of light blue with orchid patterns in a mauvey pink or light purple and light blue and outlined with orange and yellow. A filigree bead cap cups a gorgeous Swarovski bead on the bottom and another Swarovski bead adds […]

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/235588232/pink-glass-flower-garden-sterling-silver?ref=shop_home_active_16

https://www.etsy.com/listing/235588232/pink-glass-flower-garden-sterling-silver?ref=shop_home_active_16

These lovely, floral lampwork beads by Laura Critchfield were the start for this design. They are a lovely hanging flower garden in glass. They have an ivory base around which a floral bouquet sprouts in pale pink and a darker raspberry pink. Olive green leaves leaves add a nice contrast. The centers of all the […]

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Handmade Earrings Pink green artisan glass quartz sterling silver cserpentDesigns rose pale green

Handmade Earrings Pink green artisan glass quartz sterling silver cserpentDesigns rose pale green

The gorgeous colors are what drew me to these beautiful, artisan lampwork beads. The base color is a very pale green. On top are streaks of rosy pink and brown. They just made me think of those gorgeous tea cups you get to see when you have high tea! They are surrounded by lovely, petaled […]

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Orchid purple lampwork, abstract enamel, copper earrings

Orchid purple lampwork, abstract enamel, copper earrings

I made a gorgeous abstract enamel on copper with white, orchid, green, dark purple, yellow-green, and blue enamels. I had fun making these! This enamel dangle hangs below lovely orchid purple, etched artisan lampwork beads. They have various shades of purple and little hints of blue in them. Violet opal Swarovski beads frame the lampwork […]

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