Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Autumn Winds

Autumn has me thinking of falling leaves, crisp fall days, and smoky colors.
This pearl necklace with vintage frog makes me happy.
Tribal necklace in finger pearl with vintage frog.

Friday, September 25, 2015

In the Pink

I have fallen for this necklace!
This Emily necklace is one of the prettiest in a long line of pretty.
The brooch simply takes my breath away; it's stunning.
Vintage brooch in pinks and black with pearl, rose quartz, pink quartz, and  AB muscovite.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Isabella Tassel Necklace

Everyone loves a tassel necklace.
The Isabella is one of my favorite because of the pearl and crystal hand-knotted tassel.
Isabella necklace with shell pearl and tassel.
Tassel: cultured pearl and Swarovski crystal hand-knotted on silk

Making Memories

One of my favorite things is to design with a client's family heirlooms.  
Recently I had the privilege to take several items; a lapis choker necklace, a pair of earrings, and  Kazuri beads; and make them into a necklace. It is one that Marti will wear again and again.  
Now she has all her memories in one necklace.

In her words: 
"Last year I traveled to Kenya for a third time.  On previous trips I had seen 
locals and visitors wearing Kazuri ceramic beads.  In March I was able to spend the day touring the factory and talking with the bead workers.  Most are single 
mothers, supporting extended families of 20 plus people.  They are some of the most joyful people I have ever met.  A few women showed me how to paint certain beads, and giggled when I tried!  I went for the beads, but left as a friend and with a 
heart full of love and thankfulness.  Susan made me this necklace to remind me of 
these wonderful women." 
Kazuri bead information

A close-up view 
Marti in her necklace

Friday, September 18, 2015

Fall Trends

Brooches are trending this fall.  
You'll see them everywhere.
If you are like me, I go crazy trying to pin them in the right place or simply get them straight.
Why not do it my way, turn that gorgeous  brooch into a necklace, or bracelet.
Allison necklace with black onyx, enamel, crystal, and vintage brooch.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Brooklyn Necklace

Fall is in the air.
Spice it up with this new Brooklyn necklace, named after NYC.  This necklace looks great with a jacket, dress, or with a tee.
Brooklyn necklace with vintage elements and glass pearl, hand-knotted on silk.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Classic; With A Twist

In the mood for something classic, but not quite?
This Erin D necklace is perfect! Add a little sparkle to your life.
 Erin D necklace. Vintage rhinestone and hand knotted glass pearls.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Where would we be without our friends?
I am fortunate because I get to name jewelry designs after friends.  It seems that each piece reminds me of some special friend.  They all take on a personality.  Can you find your favorite?
Marti necklace with vintage flower brooch in cultured and shell pearl with cross

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


I have spent the past two weeks moving our daughters into college and grad school apartments in two different states.
May this year be filled with new experiences and joy!
With Erin; I'm wearing a Paris necklace with pave owl.

Erin wearing Diana necklace. Susan wearing Isabella with hand-knotted pearl tassel.

With Katie; Susan wearing the Austin necklace.

With Katie; Susan wearing the Audrey necklace with vintage brooch.