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Silver Lipstick from $95.00 (Lariat Necklaces)
I thought this pendant added a certain funkiness to the necklace. Some customers had a hard time figuring out which way to put the pendant through the hole. My simple trick is to make sure the bottom looks like a tube of lipstick with the lipstick popping through the hole.

Blue Agate & Bali Beads $75.00 (Single Strand Necklaces)
This flattering piece features blue agate. It is a lovely, vibrant shade of blue, and has a wonderful sheen. The shape of the agate pieces reminded me of an hour glass - a convex indentation. I accentuated the piece with silver spool-shaped bali beads. It's sure to be a hit, especially with anyone who loves the color blue!

Carnelian Tear Drop $200.00 (Single Strand Necklaces)
This necklace is made exclusively of faceted carnelian tear drop shapes, which line up in a subtle zig-zag pattern and drape beautifully at the base of the neck. The carnelian color is luxuriously rich, and the facets add an extra bit of sparkle. It looks fabulous with outfits in neutral tones or earth tones, and adds a dramatic counterpoint to the little black dress!

Flower Swarovski Crystal & Faceted Pearls $90.00 (Single Strand Necklaces)
This is my newest creation and most recent best-seller. I wire-wrapped the blue-gray faceted pearls with a flower shaped Swarovski crystal. This is meant to be worn as a choker.

Geometric Double Pearl Choker $200.00 (Single Strand Necklaces)
This is a stunning, dramatic piece of pearl jewelry. If you have no patience with the traditional princess strand of pearls, you will love this bold geometric choker. I interspersed the unique, double-drilled diamond-shaped pearls with smaller round pearls -- top and bottom. The effect is like no other necklace I've seen. While certainly dramatic, this is a very versatile piece of jewelry. You'll love it!

Gold Pearl & Semi-Precious Stones $95.00 (Single Strand Necklaces)
This necklace is similar to the gold pearl and tourmaline; however, I realized that not everyone is as in love with tourmaline as I am. So I used amethyst, peridot, clear quartz, and garnet with a vermeil toggle clasp. And, like the gold pearl and tourmaline, this can also be worn around your wrist as a bracelet.

Swarovski Crystal Button $300.00 (Single Strand Necklaces)
This necklace is a followup to my Swarovski Crystal Button Bracelet. Because I make the ornaments on this necklace myself, it is extremely labor-intensive...but an absolute show-stopper! Nothing has more sparkle than this; whenever I wear it I am always stopped. Color: Light Vitriol.

Turquoise & Gold-Filled Beads $75.00 (Single Strand Necklaces)
I made this necklace because a friend of mine is really into turquoise and gold and she told me she always found turquoise with silver and not gold. She settled for the next best thing - gold-filled beads and a vermeil toggle clasp. I liked the effect so much that I kept it as part of my collection and found others appreciate the gold mixed with turquoise as well.

Gold-Filled Beads & Silver Bali Beads $175.00 (Multi-Strand Necklaces)
I especially like this necklace because I can wear it with silver and gold and not have to commit to one or the other. I used gold-filled beads and silver bali beads with a triple-strand clasp. This also has a matching bracelet.

Red Faceted Pearls with Flower $100.00 (Pendant Necklaces)
Okay, let me start out by saying that red and I do not get along color wise. That being said, when I put this necklace on, no matter what color I am wearing, this is a piece to be reckoned with! These pearls are such a deep red and so stunning that everyone I know who has tried it on (and who also share my opinion of red), ends up purchasing this necklace and wearing it to death. The white bone flower pendant is a gently carved accent piece and the necklace is finished with a silver toggle clasp.

Turquoise & Amazonite $120.00 (Pendant Necklaces)
This should be called the Houdini necklace. Everytime I wear this piece, people think that it is wrapped around my neck like a choker. However, this is actually one tin cup necklace that is two pieces attached to a silver toggle clasp - a choker of Amazonite and and a longer part (also made of Amazonite) which incorporates the turquoise pendant. You put it on, just like you would any other necklace, and get ready to dazzle!

Hand-Knotted Swarovski Crystal $70.00 (Eyeglass Holders)
After I made one eyeglass holder design, I tried this style with the hand-knotted silk thread and round 4mm crystals. Again this is very simple and designed to go with anything.

Garnet & Seed Bead $65.00 (Bracelets)
I had a red outfit and needed a bracelet to go with it. I used varying sizes of garnet. Then I mixed in a faceted tube bead. I wanted something a little more dainty than a cuff-style bracelet so I used a two-strand clasp. If you like garnet, you'll love this!

Multi-Strand Beige Pearl $130.00 (Bracelets)
Like most unique items, I found these clasps at a gem show. The clasp is truly the showcase of this piece. I tried to combine other materials with this clasp, but finally found that old adage is true - less is more. The beige pearls give just enough to enhance the clasp without detracting from its beauty. Definitely a winner!

Swarovski Crystal Button from $180.00 (Bracelets)
The Swarovski Crystal Button Bracelet was born from an image I had in my head, but couldn't find the necessary materials. So, I ended up having to make everything myself. These bracelets are labor-intensive, but absolute show-stoppers. Whenever I wear one of these, I am always stopped. All the Swarovski Crystal button bracelets have a silver clasp except for the multi-colored one, which has a vermeil clasp.

Swarovski Crystal Button Drop $40.00 (Earrings)
These earrings match the light vitriol button bracelet and necklace. These can be worn for a night on the town or a day at the office. Either way, your ears will sparkle and shine!

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