Announcement Thank you for exploring a taste of my eclectic collection of unusual creations.I work in a variety of mediums including fine silver 99.9% Precious Metal clay, wire wrapping of gems,forged metals and lovely beaded jewelry and gems.I tend to explore a wide variety of styles and mediums and the result is something new every day. Mala's or prayer beads are my current passion. I always love to invite spirit into my work and play. Healing gemstones and quality ingredients equals something special for you or yours.
Thank you for exploring a taste of my eclectic collection of unusual creations.I work in a variety of mediums including fine silver 99.9% Precious Metal clay, wire wrapping of gems,forged metals and lovely beaded jewelry and gems.I tend to explore a wide variety of styles and mediums and the result is something new every day. Mala's or prayer beads are my current passion. I always love to invite spirit into my work and play. Healing gemstones and quality ingredients equals something special for you or yours.
The ideas just keep flowing and the possibilities are end less.
Back in the 80’s a dear friend shared her love of those tiny little glass beads called seed beads and literally taught me everything she knew about Native American style bead weaving. This craft became a career and for several years I practiced the art of bead weaving, traveled the state selling seed bead jewelry and painted faces at art festivals for a meager living.
As with many arts and crafts sharing with others is an important part of the process so in order to feed this passion in a practical way (like paying the bills) another friend and I opened a bead store. Since 1991, Gifts of Avalon, has been providing Gainesville, Florida and beyond with a multitude of beads, jewelry making supplies and a place to learn jewelry design techniques.
By teaching others at my shop over the past twenty three years, I have had to become fairly versatile in a wide variety of jewelry construction styles.
From seed bead weaving and pearl knotting to Viking knitting with wire I have done a little bit of everything. Traditional wire wrapping techniques, sculpting with wire beads and gems, and forging metal are my specialties.
Working with Precious Metal Clay or Art Clay, has become the most exciting area so far. With this medium I can draw from all of my artistic experiences and manifest my visions in metal. Luckily for me I love the creative process no matter what the techniques.
Before becoming a jeweler, I studied fine arts at Santa Fe Community College. Throughout the years my oil painting has remained a driving force in my creative life. Now I paint Spirit Beings, Apparitions, and Angelic figures that appear in landscapes with a Visionary flair.
Owner, Maker, Designer
For 35yrs I have been learning, teaching and selling handcrafted jewelry, arts & crafts. Owning a bead& jewelry supply store for many years, paid the bills and now I am a certified Metal Art Clay instructor and teach at workshops,retreats, & shops.
The PMC or precious metal clay pieces are .999 % fine silver.My wire wraps are done with 9.25 sterling silver, 14k gold filled, copper, or antique brass.
I have a large collection of unique gemstones cabachons and only use high quality glass, natural beads and gemstones in all of my work.You are sure to be pleased with my quality and pricing. My 30 years of jewelry design and sale will be reflected in you shopping experience.
For custom orders pieces will be noted if they are available in other metals. If you have a special stone you want wrapped please convo me and we will make an arrangement.
Thanks in advance for your interest....Trude
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
6% sales tax will be included
Orders will be shipped within 2 days of payment and could take from 3 days to 1 weeks for arrival.
If you need something sooner than that convo me and we will work it out.
Each piece will be packaged in a jewelry gift pouch, bubble wrapped and placed in a padded envelope or USPS priority labeled box
Additional gift wrapping also available just make a note of it.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Retail stores that are looking for wholesale are welcome to discuss a plan that works for you.