Celebrating our 15th
year in business.
For KAST pieces, check out the "Fun &
For KAST Map and
Artist list, Go to Kirklandartscenter.org/events/KAST-2018
Examples of our latest designs and bead work are displayed on our "Fun & Funky Fashion" pages. We also offer pieces by Award-winning Fine Jewelry Designers and a wide selection of Estate
Jewelry. Pictured below are examples of what we offer from each category. In addition, we
post a quarterly newsletter and have shows a couple times of the year.
All items are unique, one-of-a-kind
pieces. You will not find someone else wearing any of these pieces! Plus, as a graduate gemologist, I have the skills
and the vendors from which I can locate the perfect gemstone for you.
Thank you for visiting and hope you enjoy our website.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
- Jewelry Designer
- GIA Graduate Gemologist
- Accredited Jewelry Professional
Below are examples of pieces from our inventory. The first are
hand-crafted wire and chalcedony nautilus earrings, a Victorian turquoise buckle bangle (late 1800's), and an usual orange
sapphire ring in platinum and gold, followed by a fun, summery, choker.
|HAND-WROUGHT NAUTILUS EARRINGS
|Blue glass with copper and sterling silver.
|Late 1800's Victorian Gold Bracelet with Turquoise
|Modern setting of 18KYG & Platinum.
|HORN, BONE, and WOOD Choker Necklace
|Strung on brass. Price: $75.00
This choker is made of large, rippled horn saucers,
accented with brown and white batiked bone, white bone saucers, and finished in small brown wood beads, making it a light
weight necklace. It is strung on strong brass wire with hand-wrought brass chain and S-hook clasp. The neutral
tones are just right for the Pacific Northwest.
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As a gemologist, I am quite passionate about gems and gemstones, of all shapes and sizes!
This passion is reflected in the variety incorporated in both my "Fashion" and "Fine" jewelry
designs. That being said, only quality gemstone beads and findings are selected. I have to be able
to handle and inspect any and all beads, and gemstones, before I purchase them, making sure they are in
top quality condition and color.
"Fashion" jewelry is hand-crafted out of sterling
silver, 14K gold-filled, copper, and/or various base-metals, utilizing gemstone beads and pearls. The more unusual the
stone and shape, the more interesting (unique) the beads are. "Fashion" pieces include both the transparent gems such as amethyst, peridot,
citrine, garnet, clear quartz, chalcedonies, and occassionally a few rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and diamonds.
The opaque gemstones, such as tiger eye, lapis, malachite, jaspers, and some agates, are used extensively. Swarovski
crystals, freshwater pearls, and seed beads are used as color and texture accents, along with wire-wrapped and textured metal
All beaded "Fine" jewelry I design and create myself, using even higher quality
beads than in the "Fashion" jewelry, where clarity and color become even more important factors in bead choice (reflected
in cost). Designs, which require extensive bench jeweler's skills, are crafted by master jewelers I work
one-on-one with, utilizing gems I have personally selected. These designs may utilize 14K, 18K, 22K gold, and/or platinum.
The golds can be either yellow, white, or rose.
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|HUMBOLDT PENGUIN PENDANT/BROOCH
|NOT FOR SALE
This cute little guy, a Humboldt penguin, is a creation that grew out of a gift to
the Woodland Park Zoo for their annual fund-raiser. I first rendered a drawing of the penguin. Then, I hired
an award-winning stone cutter to carve the body out of black onyx. Notice that part of the body is a matte
finish (penguin's back) and part is shiny (its flippers), giving it depth and texture. The remainder of the pendant
was crafted out of sterling silver, antiqued sterling silver, rose gold across the back edge of the beak, and a black
diamond for an eye.