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About

I am repeatedly drawn to stones and other elements that inspire me to create jewelry that is a bit unrefined, beautifully irregular and suggestive of the spiritual. Some of the elements I am most drawn to are organic and unrefined stones, ancient pieces, Tibetan mala beads, and ethnic additions. I prefer to use creative elements that are not too many steps removed from the earth...imperfectly perfect.

Cairns
If you are inspired by nature, a lover of stone and one who stays alert to all of the ways that guidance and direction are presented to you in your world, take a peek at my original Cairn series. Cairns have been used for centuries as path markers and landmarks. My Cairns are inspired by such stacks and the power of suggestion and guidance from within and without that is ever available to us...

Tibetan Mala Bead…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 2
  • Joined November 30, 2007

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I prefer using unrefined and irregular stones such as natural turquoise, peridot, labradorite, calcite, carnelian, sterling silver, kyanite, citrine, Tibetan mala beads, ethnic trade, and vintage elements

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About

I am repeatedly drawn to stones and other elements that inspire me to create jewelry that is a bit unrefined, beautifully irregular and suggestive of the spiritual. Some of the elements I am most drawn to are organic and unrefined stones, ancient pieces, Tibetan mala beads, and ethnic additions. I prefer to use creative elements that are not too many steps removed from the earth...imperfectly perfect.

Cairns
If you are inspired by nature, a lover of stone and one who stays alert to all of the ways that guidance and direction are presented to you in your world, take a peek at my original Cairn series. Cairns have been used for centuries as path markers and landmarks. My Cairns are inspired by such stacks and the power of suggestion and guidance from within and without that is ever available to us...

Tibetan Mala Bead Earrings
There's something about these beads...Perhaps it's that they've had a past life as devotional markers, or guides or that I'm drawn these days to things that help my own journey to find the paths that are meant for me, be they clearly marked or quite obstructed.The Mala Beads that I use are salvaged from the remains of old Tibetan Prayer Malas. I love wondering where they've been, whose hands have smoothed and softened them, moving over them in prayer and meditation, counting off mantras.

Natural Turquoise Wheels
My series of Turquoise Wheel pendants is inspired by the beauty of these stones. The Turquoise is natural and irregularly cut and quite complex. Each wheel bead is completely unique and unlike the next...Each one a small, rich and complete masterpiece that both surprises and delights me.

Turquoise Cascade
This design line came about as a surprise. While wondering how to best use the flat Turquoise discs in a way that hid as little as possible of each unique stone I began wrapping and turning them in sterling wire, attaching one above the other, then the next, and the next. To my surprise the arc of the Cascade was a natural result of my uniform style of holding stones, wrapping the wire, and then placing the next stone...as natural as water flowing on stone.

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