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Men's Sapphire Ring I love this piece and how it came to be. Katie came in to buy a Christmas present for her husband. They have different tastes and she knows it. Let's just say, she knew this would happen, and we're all glad it did! Chris wanted my diamond hammered finish and a super cool, included gemstone to go flush in it. I brought a few back from the Tucson gem show, feeling confident that he would choose this one. Thank you, Katie and Chris, for your excitement about how awesome gemstones and art can be!   If you...

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Mismatched Earrings in Black and White Ruth is my set gal. She always love a nicely rounded out set, but that doesn't mean "matchy-matchy." This is PROOF!  "You're gonna think I'm crazy," she said when she slid 2 totally different stones over to me and then asked me to make her earrings. "Nope. Not at all!"  In fact! I feel wildly inspired by her adventurousness! Thank you, Ruth, for keeping me on my toes and never letting me miss an American Crafts Council show!    If you don't want to miss out on fresh new pieces and you like to...

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Amazonite Ring  // Handmade in Sterling Silver This ring was inspired by a ring I had made previously with a mint onyx. When I couldn't quite find the same glowing, mint green stone, Wendy fell in love with this bluer amazonite and decided it was time. Thank you, Wendy! It's so fun to talk life and jewelry with you! There's so much more than jewelry going on.   If you don't want to miss out on fresh new pieces and you like to be in the know, make sure you're signed up for my e-mails! There's a sign up at the...

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Rainbow moonstone earrings with a touch of gold, that's what Kim had decided was the first (of many) new pieces of jewelry she needed in her Mettle by Abby collection. You see, it all started with a necklace... and now we'll be rounding out the whole set. There's just something about moonstone that makes you want to wear it ever day.  Thank you, Kim! You keep me busy and excited! If you don't want to miss out on fresh new pieces and you like to be in the know, make sure you're signed up for my e-mails! There's a sign...

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Merlinite, Dendrite Opal, Snowscene Agate... This stone made an incredible one-of-a-kind necklace for Susan!  This is one of the very first pieces I made when I got back from Tucson this year. I showed Susan the stones I collected and she singled out these 2 beauties, lined them up and said "let's make a necklace!" The following picture is the results. Thank you, Susan! It's always fun to make jewelry for you! If you don't want to miss out on fresh new pieces and you like to be in the know, make sure you're signed up for my e-mails! There's...

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