I absolutely love creating unique jewellery designs from natural gemstones.
With each bead being totally unique due to it being carved from a naturally occuring stone, no two designs can ever be identical.
This takes my designs into a completely different league than if I was to use mass produced synthetic beads. And where there is certainly still a place for glass, acrylic and metal beads in some of my designs, my love of using gemstones has fast taken over, and most of my collection now is gemstone based.
Gemstones are available in every colour of the rainbow. Some fantastic colours occur naturally like the deep burgundy red hues of garnet, but other more vibrant and individual colours can be created when various man made dyes are applied to the stones to enhance their colour and beauty.
Working as I have with gemstones and precious metal beads and components for many years, I always get a huge amount of pleasure from turning these individual gemstone beads into high quality jewellery. My gemstone designs are one of a kind, and therefore my range is ever changing. I never know whether I will ever be able to scource similar beads again in the future due to the nature of the gemstone industry, so you know that when you purchase one of my gemstone creations you are very unlikely to see anyone else wearing a similar piece.
If you have a favourite gemstone (mine is labradorite at the present) or a favourite colour, and would like me to make you a very special item of jewellery that will be of heirloom quality, then please contact me, I would love to talk over your ideas and share with you the current gemstones in my collection available to you at the moment.
Please visit my calendar of events to see where I will next be exhibiting my current gemstone pieces, or contact me to arrange a personal visit to my home studio to buy from my collection at your convenience. Please note this service is by appointment only.
Pearl in an Oyster
Cut & Polished Amethyst
I hope you fall in love with gemstones and enjoy wearing them as much as I have!
For more information, Wikipedia is a great place to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemstone
Gemstone jewellery is loved and admired by many people and my gemstone designs have literally been flying out at my events lately.
You can absolutely tell the difference when you are wearing 'the real thing' and not a synthetic replica!
Gemstone beads are gorgeous individual works of art, as unique as the person wearing them.
I am certain you can find some stones that suit your own personal style, and I look forward to meeting you at one of my events and showing you these beauties up close and personal!