The elements have an amazing ability to turn a plain old stick into something structural, beautiful and stunning. I use a water based sealer to bring out details and give my wood pieces some stability.
The stones and other pieces are found in a natural, pendant shape/state. I stabilize some, such as the clay and calcite, with resin (which may also enhance the piece's natural beauty).
Beads & Findings...
Glass & hematite beads, leather cords & tassels - I try to use as many natural elements for my jewelry as possible.
Rock Hounding Missions
Sometimes my rockhounding takes me to different states. This great haul was from a guided tour to New Mexico!
Tuscon Gem & Mineral Show
I cannot begin to tell you how much fun this annual trek is for me. I get to hang with people who make jewelry for almost a week. I leave inspired, with tons of great inventory, and a lot less $$!
Check out my work!
Pendants and chokers, chains or leather, tassels and beads - the possibilities are endless!