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My jewelry is made using sterling and fine silver, copper and brass. I use precious and semi-precious gems as well as agates, jaspers, fossils, marble, and just about every kind of stone I can find.

As often as possible, I purchase tools and materials that are Made in the USA. Quite often I recycle sterling silver and use it in my designs.

I've pledged to never use coral in my designs by signing up with Too Precious To Wear. http://www.tooprecioustowear.org/ Please check out their website to find out how you can help conserve coral.

What amazing colors and patterns come from the earth. When I first started metalsmithing, the stones didn't really dominate my designs. There are a couple mines in Georgia that…

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  • Female
  • Joined December 14, 2009

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Silver, Copper, Brass, Agates, Jaspers, Quartz, Shiny Stuff and Sparkly Stones

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About

Hello there.

My jewelry is made using sterling and fine silver, copper and brass. I use precious and semi-precious gems as well as agates, jaspers, fossils, marble, and just about every kind of stone I can find.

As often as possible, I purchase tools and materials that are Made in the USA. Quite often I recycle sterling silver and use it in my designs.

I've pledged to never use coral in my designs by signing up with Too Precious To Wear. http://www.tooprecioustowear.org/ Please check out their website to find out how you can help conserve coral.

What amazing colors and patterns come from the earth. When I first started metalsmithing, the stones didn't really dominate my designs. There are a couple mines in Georgia that produce semi-precious gems, so I decided to try my hand at rock-hounding. The first trip yielded about 100 pounds of star rose quartz. A baseball-sized chunk of that was gem quality, so I had my gem dealer send it off to be cut into cabochons. Wow! That started my obsession with stones of all kinds. I've amassed quite a collection to work with, and now the stones are the basis for designing each piece. I choose a stone and create around it.

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