Mint Chalcedony Pendant with Black Lampwork
Amazonite Bracelet with Large Sterling Floral Clasp

Faceted Amazonite and Sterling Silver Bracelet accented with Aquamarine, Bali Silver Bead Caps and Large Sterling Silver Floral Clasp.  If you are interested in the piece, please contact me via email for instructions.

Amazonite is said to be a stone of truth, honor, communication and integrity. It is also thought by some to enhance intuition, creativity and intellect.

Amazonite is found worldwide with large deposits in Russia, Myanmar, India, Ethiopia, Madagascar and the USA (Colorado and Virginia).



Double strand bracelet of blue kyanite links with mother of pearl and caligraphy sterling silver bead focal area. The bracelet closes with a latching sterling silver clasp. 

Some believe Kyanite has a calming effect, bringing tranquility and driving away emotional stress for the wearer.

Traditional Kyanite sources of gem crystals include Brazil, Cambodia, Burma (Myanmar), Switzerland, Russia, Kenya, and the U.S. (North Carolina, Connecticut, and Maine)



"Life sparkles when you do....." That's my philosophy.

Red Christmas Manicure

Did you ever wonder what happened to the "Voice with a Smile"? Well, I used to be one! That was in the days when you had to make an appointment with the overseas operator to call internationally and some small, rural communities still had crank-style telephones.

But things change, and I changed too. After working more than forty years in the telecommunications industry I retired and started my own business - in fact, I started two of them and you'll find them both on this website.

My first love is making  jewelry . I found that I could create things of substance, beauty and meaning with a bit of wire and a few beads.  Each completed piece gives me a marvelous sense of fulfillment and achievement.  I quickly became, and still am, enchanted by this process.

Getting older is inevitable but it doesn't mean we have to look (or act) our age.  Which brings me to my second business - Rodan and Fields Skincare. These wonderful products really do turn back the clock and why not have beautiful skin to go with beautiful jewelry!

My one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces are exhibited and sold through the Cary Gallery of Artists in Cary, NC as well as the Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren, Ohio and through this website. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you come back often. New things are added on a regular basis and your comments are welcome and appreciated.

I can help you find your sparkle!

Mint Chalcedony Pendant with Black Lampwork

SOLD. Faceted Brazilian Blue Quartz with Mother of Pearl cluster and 14kt gold plated findings. If you would like something similar, contact me at



Faceted Blue Dumortierite Quartz Necklace

Faceted Blue Dumortierite Quartz with unique Lampwork Elephant focal bead by Glass Artist Leah M. Nietz. The necklace closes with a sterling silver filigree toggle clasp. Spacers are sterling silver and the necklace is approximately 28 inches long and the pendant is approximately 2 inches long including the bail. Each of the faceted dumortierite beads is 1 1/2 long x 1 1/4 inches wide. The round dumortierite beads are 10 MM in diameter.



Faceted Natural Gray Quartz Necklace with Lampwork Focal and Citrine Accents. This necklace is about 22 inches long and constructed of natural gray quartz, golden obsidian, black onyx, citrine, coordinating lampwork beads and fine sterling silver.



Faceted Natural Gray Quartz Necklace
Double strand  blue kyanite braceelet with mother of pearl

Rock Crystal Bracelet with a black and ivory lampwork bead and sterling silver clasp. The cluster contains Swarovski crystals, black onyx and black zircon beads..



Cloase up of lampwork focal beads
Faceted Black Onyx With Lampwork

Faceted Black Onyx Necklace with amber, ivory and black lampwork focal beads.Tiny Peacock Freshwater Pearls are used as spacers between the onyx beads. This necklace is approximately 24 inches long and constructed of faceted black onyx 15MM round beads, freshwater peacock pearls, sterling silver Bali beads and bead caps, handcrafted sterling clasp, and handcrafted lampwork focal beads.