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Availability Most pieces pictured are single pieces and it is possible that some items pictured are no longer be available for purchase. That is not to say that another couldn't be made to order for you; this is especially true of the chains. However, some of the stones used are custom cut either by me or for me, and may not obtainable at the moment, not in my existing stash or truly one of a kind. The upside is your piece is unique and exclusive. It's really wonderful having a ring, necklace or, talisman that is as distinctive as you. You may double click the logo in the lower left corner of any page to find the index with the status of each piece. I do accept returns, but there is a 20% restocking fee. Additionally, I will do 'layaway' for the pieces $500 and up, however full payment is required within 6 months of purchase, no refunds will be made in the case of an abandoned account and, I hold the merchandise until full payment is received. Custom Orders I am very happy to make custom pieces, either similar to existing pieces (different stone or texture) or, a self designed piece. I do require a 50% non-refundable deposit for custom orders.

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Availability Most pieces pictured are single pieces and it is possible that some items pictured are no longer be available for purchase. That is not to say that another couldn't be made to order for you; this is especially true of the chains. However, some of the stones used are custom cut either by me or for me, and may not obtainable at the moment, not in my existing stash or truly one of a kind. The upside is your piece is unique and exclusive. It's really wonderful having a ring, necklace or, talisman that is as distinctive as you. You may double click the logo in the lower left corner of any page to find the index with the status of each piece. I do accept returns, but there is a 20% restocking fee. Additionally, I will do 'layaway' for the pieces $500 and up, however full payment is required within 6 months of purchase, no refunds will be made in the case of an abandoned account and, I hold the merchandise until full payment is received. Custom Orders I am very happy to make custom pieces, either similar to existing pieces (different stone or texture) or, a self designed piece. I do require a 50% non-refundable deposit for custom orders.

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What's New?! I've opened an Etsy shop! http://www.khmetalwork.etsy.com New earrings, beads, bracelets & rings! I've been working on a couple of series: an earring series called Sterling Coins and, a ring series called Silver Pearls. I like the direction of these series, they are both dynamic series not static lines. In other words, these are one off pieces when they're gone they really are gone. There are some new bangles added to the bracelet page, Bell Bangles. The look, feel and sound of these bangles is quite enchanting. They are very fun and really just joyful pieces. Some sterling beads have been added to the Supplies page; all these beads are completely handmade which entails: melting and alloying the metal (with United's S88 alloy), rolling out the stock, cutting the discs, texturing, soldering, drilling and polishing. The beads are quite nice, and not something you will find at a commercial venue or in a catalog. Beads can be special ordered - size, texture, hole size, etc...All can be made to your specifications. Happy Summer! karen

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Prices Please email me for prices. There are occasions that my pieces are in stores/galleries and I do not want to undercut those prices on this site.

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Prices Please email me for prices. There are occasions that my pieces are in stores/galleries and I do not want to undercut those prices on this site.

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Shipping I hate to pay crazy high shipping costs, so I'm not about to charge crazy shipping costs for my work. I only charge actual shipping rates; USPS priority is my preferred method to ship, I highly recommend purchasing insurance, I am responsible for packages once I've shipped them.

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Shipping I hate to pay crazy high shipping costs, so I'm not about to charge crazy shipping costs for my work. I only charge actual shipping rates; USPS priority is my preferred method to ship, I highly recommend purchasing insurance, I am responsible for packages once I've shipped them.

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Few activities make me as happy as smacking, sawing, heating or forming metal. Add a stone or two, some rivets and texture and you've got a party. I love every minute of the time it takes to research, design, plan and, make jewelry. Even when I totally ignore that little voice in my head screaming Stop, Wait, Stop, Stop, STOP!!! Stubbornly, continuing down the path of no return, the pieces more often than not slump into unsalvageable blobs...still love it! In addition to fabricating jewelry from sterling sheet, wire and stones; chain making has become a real passion for me. Weaving individual links into simple and complex chains is quite engrossing, especially when trying a new weave or modifying an existing weave into a new pattern. I make jewelry at the UCSD Crafts Center Jewelry studio and regularly take classes with Jay Whaley. I also make jewelry at my home bench [read that: bench in the garage]. I'm always looking for new classes that snag my imagination or when I get a chance to take a class with an excellent instructor, like Connie Fox and Bill Gallagher. There is always something new to learn.

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Few activities make me as happy as smacking, sawing, heating or forming metal. Add a stone or two, some rivets and texture and you've got a party. I love every minute of the time it takes to research, design, plan and, make jewelry. Even when I totally ignore that little voice in my head screaming Stop, Wait, Stop, Stop, STOP!!! Stubbornly, continuing down the path of no return, the pieces more often than not slump into unsalvageable blobs...still love it! In addition to fabricating jewelry from sterling sheet, wire and stones; chain making has become a real passion for me. Weaving individual links into simple and complex chains is quite engrossing, especially when trying a new weave or modifying an existing weave into a new pattern. I make jewelry at the UCSD Crafts Center Jewelry studio and regularly take classes with Jay Whaley. I also make jewelry at my home bench [read that: bench in the garage]. I'm always looking for new classes that snag my imagination or when I get a chance to take a class with an excellent instructor, like Connie Fox and Bill Gallagher. There is always something new to learn.

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Few activities make me as happy as smacking, sawing, heating or forming metal. Add a stone or two, some rivets and texture and you've got a party. I love every minute of the time it takes to research, design, plan and, make jewelry. Even when I totally ignore that little voice in my head screaming Stop, Wait, Stop, Stop, STOP!!! Stubbornly, continuing down the path of no return, the pieces more often than not slump into unsalvageable blobs...still love it! In addition to fabricating jewelry from sterling sheet, wire and stones; chain making has become a real passion for me. Weaving individual links into simple and complex chains is quite engrossing, especially when trying a new weave or modifying an existing weave into a new pattern. I make jewelry at the UCSD Crafts Center Jewelry studio and regularly take classes with Jay Whaley. I also make jewelry at my home bench [read that: bench in the garage]. I'm always looking for new classes that snag my imagination or when I get a chance to take a class with an excellent instructor, like Connie Fox and Bill Gallagher. There is always something new to learn.

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Chain or Cuff This is a great chain. Flexible, but holds it shape like a cuff. Woven from individual rings, it is 5/8 of an inch wide, solid and substantial. It really makes a statement.

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Ornamentation A show stopping sterling cuff with the flexibility of a chain. This sumptuous bracelet is 3/4 of an inch wide and 7.25 long. The sterling slide closure ensures you won't lose this opulent cuff even during your wildest moments.

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Well-Appointed wrist This is marvelously complex chain; holds it shape like a cuff yet, slinky and sensuous. This unusual sterling piece is quite unique, nothing mall to say about it.

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Faceted Amethyst and Sterling chain Deep purple faceted Amethyst beads sparkling between the complex chain segments that make up this bracelet. The bracelet looks great while shopping on Saturday in jeans, and it's fabulous when demurely reaching for a hand to hold in candlelight.

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Twisted Ankle Bracelet Decorate your ankle with this totally fun ankle bracelet. This anklet is constructed by linking small'ish hand twisted soldered rings with a trim of handmade chartruese and deep purple glass discs. Very flirty.

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Jangle, tinkle, and chime Sterling bells are the main event on these sterling bangles. Each bangle is different by number of bells, maybe a sterling bead or two and/or stamped wire. They are very comfortable and light and really make a delightful sound. Please specify wrist size when ordering.

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Jangle, tinkle, and chime Sterling bells are the main event on these sterling bangles. Each bangle is different by number of bells, maybe a sterling bead or two and/or stamped wire. They are very comfortable and light and really make a delightful sound. Please specify wrist size when ordering.

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Jangle, tinkle, and chime Sterling bells are the main event on these sterling bangles. Each bangle is different by number of bells, maybe a sterling bead or two and/or stamped wire. They are very comfortable and light and really make a delightful sound. Please specify wrist size when ordering.

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Jangle, tinkle, and chime Sterling bells are the main event on these sterling bangles. Each bangle is different by number of bells, maybe a sterling bead or two and/or stamped wire. They are very comfortable and light and really make a delightful sound. Please specify wrist size when ordering.

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Fancy Chain This is a super chain; low key but complex, fancy but not superfluous. Easily worn out for dinner with someone special on Saturday night, shopping with friends or meeting for coffee. All Sterling.

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Power of 3 bracelet Did you know that the number three is very powerful?! Past, present, future...beginning, middle, end...body, soul, spirit... Each link of this great...err, powerful bracelet is made up of three interwoven sterling hammered links. Wear this bracelet and harness the power of three.

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Forged Links Tahitian pearls highlight this bracelet of heavy gauge sterling hand forged links. The juxtaposition of the forge marks with the smooth sheen of the pearls is wonderful. This bracelet can go to the boardroom in Chanel or with leather and a Harley. You'll wear this bracelet for years.

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Gridlock Byzantine Chain This is a great chain. Flexible, but holds it shape like a cuff. Woven from individual rings, it is 5/8 of an inch wide, solid and substantial. It really makes a statement.

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Industrial Loops Hammered silver loops, round silver loops, small silver beads, large silver beads and then, more loops - it's really fantastic. The textured sterling toggle and the lightly applied oxidization finish the chain off perfectly. You'll love the way this chain parades around your wrist; the loops dance in a crazy, unpredictable way with your every move. Quite zestful! Truly one of a kind.

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Jade Bracelet Sterling silver beads, charms and links frame not so serious jade beads. The bracelet is made up of three segments so it adjusts to your wrist, making it very comfortable to wear through your busy days.

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Jingle Bracelet A delightful, thoroughly enjoyable silver bracelet. Small sterling bells jingle, tinkle and chime with each flick of your wrist. Not exactly a dainty bracelet; the chain is 3/8 of an inch in diameter, a generous 8 inches long and has a great toggle clasp. Perfect for the weekend or that very important meeting (forget subtly). Love it.

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Lapis clasp I went to Quartzsite, AZ late one January on a whim hoping to shop the gem dealers before they made their way to Tucson, AZ for the annual explosion of gem shows that happen for two weeks each year. Since I was going a week before 'Tucson', I thought I'd catch the dealers, but I was wrong. Most of the dealers were gone and those that remained in Quartzsite apparently close business early in the day. However, I did see one RV parked in a dusty lot with canvas awnings still up and people milling about, so off I trudged through the dust. There under a dirty blue plastic tarp, on a sagging wood table was a huge mound of Lapis Lazuli tailings. The lapis was the most marvelous color and I greedily eyed the size of the pile. I wish I could say I came away with pockets full, but... this experience taught me that location and amount of material doesn't always mean inexpensive. I cut and polished the few pieces I could afford, er... selected and they are beautiful. This lapis cabochon is the highlight of the bracelet and doubles as the clasp. A one of a kind piece.

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American Treasure A Winged Liberty Head dime bead and untreated Sleeping Beauty turquoise nuggets make this the Quintessential American bangle; beyond fashion. The sterling wire core and clasp keep this bangle in shape. One of a kind, just like you.

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Metal Silk This fabulous, FABULOUS chain drapes around your wrist just like silk. The chain is 7/8ths of an inch wide and will most certainly be noticed by all whose path you cross. It's very cool, very sensuous and luxuriant. Safety clasp, all sterling, all wonderful.

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Metal Silk 2 Same fabulousness (is that a word?!) as the Metal Silk chain, but a slightly larger scale, this chain is just over an inch wide. Still silky, still sexy, so wonderful. Safety clasp, all sterling.

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Moonscape Cracks and craters add texture to the smooth piece of blue stone. The gradient color from deep heliotrope to almost white is all Mother Nature's doing; amazing work. The large stone set in pure silver is sitting atop an embellished sterling cuff. One of kind.

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Moonstones on your wrist Is it pretty or is it powerful? Pretty - nine nice sized (about 10mm in diameter); faceted moonstones perched on an intricate handmade sterling chain. A tiny spiral tops each flashing blue stone. Powerful - Moonstone is said to bring harmony and good fortune to love relationships and help one enjoy life. The number nine is said to be associated with the goddess or female aspects of divinity. The spirals symbolize energy, creation, life. This could easily become your favorite bracelet.

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Trade beads Pennies, red White Hearts and an older african bead make up into this geniune trade bead bracelet. Sterling figure eight links connect the domed and soldered penny beads into a very fun bracelet. Perhaps, it's a lucky penny bracelet?!

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Chain and Pearl bracelet Large pink pearls tinkle and jingle with every move you make. Each pearl is attached to the handmade chain by a custom pin through the pearl. This bracelet is fabulous and bold.

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Chain and Pearl bracelet Large pink pearls tinkle and jingle with every move you make. Each pearl is attached to the handmade chain by a custom pin through the pearl. This bracelet is fabulous and bold.

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Shaggy Chain How charming is this chain?! Loops and loops, plus tiny bells. All sterling, all fun.

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Silver Lace A wide sterling chain or a flexible lacy cuff, in either case this beautiful piece is very feminine without being especially girly. Over an inch wide at the points with small sterling silver ornaments for your enjoyment. Out of the ordinary, a perfect addition to anyone handcrafted jewelry collection. All Sterling.

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Happy Pink Spring chain Five handmade lampwork beads in various shades of pink sit happily atop of your wrist within the confines of a great hand woven sterling chain. Not a bulky bracelet, but not particularly delicate either, ideally in between. Wonderful to wear on a dreary January afternoon or, perhaps sitting on an ocean view deck, watching the dolphins and surfers while lingering over a perfectly chilled chardonnay with Henri...

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Hammered Sterling Links Lush, extravagant, generous and full - what a great bracelet! All the links have been hand formed and textured from sterling silver. The custom clasp adds to the uniqueness of this particular piece of studio art jewelry.

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Sterling Lace This sterling chain is woven to create 'bends in' and 'bends out' around your wrist; a wonderful fresh look. All handmade chains are so wonderful to touch, they are sensuous and slinky and this chain is no exception. This sterling lace chain will make you happy.

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Wow(!), What a Fabulous Chain chain There I said it; this is a fabulous chain, really fabulous. Oh, and it's big, it's very flexible, very touchable and very noticeable. If you like the unorthodox...this is your chain. The made-for-this-chain toggle clasp is sterling and quite secure. Perfectly suitable for a man or woman.

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Texture, Sound, Substance You will feel & hear this heavy sterling bracelet around your wrist, 24 tiny sterling bells tinkle with every wrist flick. Weighing almost 3 ounces and over an inch wide, this bracelet is a standout piece and could easily become your 'go to bracelet'. Sterling with safety clasp.

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Sky Cuff A perfect everyday cuff; comfortable, durable and pleasing. The hammered silver texture catches the light, just so... Southwest sky blue turquoise set in a funky bezel on the hammered cuff at a carefree angle - just for the fun of it. Love it. Sterling & turquoise.

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Twisted rings A great everyday bracelet, classic without being dated. Twisted rings grab the light even when you're sitting still. The chain finishes with a large toggle similarly twisted, each ring is just over 5/8 of an inch in diameter, and the chain is 8 inches long. Also available oxidized for an antiqued look.

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American Charms Winged Liberty, Lady Liberty or Mercury Head all seem to be the correct name for the dimes that decorate this hammered link chain, aren't they beautiful... not that President Roosevelt isn't a looker. Sterling with a sterling safety clasp.

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Woven Chain This wide (3/4ths of an inch) sterling silver chain has been woven into a complex pattern that you will never see outside a fine handcrafted jewelry gallery. It's special and it's for a woman who wants uncommon, luxurious, hand (my hand) made jewelry. Sterling with a safety clasp.

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Again and again, I forget to turn on my phone, if I've remembered to have it with me in the first place. However, I check my email at least once a day; that is the best way to get in touch with me. If you prefer to communicate over the phone, email me your phone number and I'll give you a call. karen karen@khmetalwork.com

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Again and again, I forget to turn on my phone, if I've remembered to have it with me in the first place. However, I check my email at least once a day; that is the best way to get in touch with me. If you prefer to communicate over the phone, email me your phone number and I'll give you a call. karen karen@khmetalwork.com

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Again and again, I forget to turn on my phone, if I've remembered to have it with me in the first place. However, I check my email at least once a day; that is the best way to get in touch with me. If you prefer to communicate over the phone, email me your phone number and I'll give you a call. karen karen@khmetalwork.com

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Four Rings * Chrysoprase Earrings Part of a new series, Four rings. These sterling earrings are each adorned with five Chrysoprase beads. Chrysoprase is my favorite stone, it is one of the more valuable varieties of chalcedony and, the bright green color is all natural. I like the symbolism of the number three (mind, body, spirit / past, present, future / beginning, middle, end...). The number four is said to represent earth - the three circles connected to the fourth represents the connection to our physical presence.

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Sterling coins * Akoya Pearls A series of earrings composed of a "coin" and fine quality gem beads or pearls or both. The coin is sterling and hand textured. Some coins are large, some small, some round, some diamond, some...well, you get the idea. These coins are adorned with Akoya pearls and sapphires. The pearls are a wonderful creamy grey with a great luster. The sapphires have been to the beauty shop, but they are sparkling and bright. The earrings are just smashing.

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Coils Spirals Potatoe Potato?! Are they coils are spirals? Who cares - they are wonderful sterling earrings. Enjoy these earrings just as the fashionistas did in ancient Rome. Deep purple faceted amethyst beads sit just above the first set of spirals (or are those coils?).

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Amethyst Circles A very sparkly faceted amethyst bead swings freely from the stamped sterling disc. Meticulously oxidized to highlight the energy rays emanating from the center of the discs or are rays coming from the metaphysically powerful amethysts. Very fun

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Four Rings * Amethyst Drop earrings Part of a new series, Four rings. These sterling earrings are adorned with very nice amethyst drops. Each polished drop is approximately 15mm x 10mm. I like the symbolism of the number three (mind, body, spirit / past, present, future / beginning, middle, end...). The number four is said to represent earth - the three circles connected to the fourth represents the connection to our physical presence.

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Amethyst Ovals Sandy textured sterling ovals are decorated with smooth amethyst cabochons. Dressy enough for evening and, just enough swing for day.

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Four Rings * Beryl Earrings Part of a new series; Four Rings. These large sterling earrings are adorned with beautiful watery aqua green beryl beads. The circles are textured and the stones catch the light in a simple unfussy way. I like the symbolism of the number three (mind, body, spirit / past, present, future / beginning, middle, end...). The number four is said to represent Earth - the three circles connected to the fourth represents the connection to our physical presence.

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Four Rings * Carnelian Earrings Part of a new series, Four rings. These sterling earrings are each adorned with hand carved Carnelian flower beads. The color is beautiful, bright and translucent. These earrings are very, very pretty. I like the symbolism of the number three (mind, body, spirit / past, present, future / beginning, middle, end...). The number four is said to represent earth - the three circles connected to the fourth represents the connection to our physical presence.

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Four Rings * Ruby Drop earrings Part of a new series; Four Rings. These sterling earrings are adorned with very nice ruby beads. Each polished bead is approximately 6mm in diameter. Some of the rubies have quite distinct stars and color is quite nice. Each sterling ring has been textured to catch the light and shimmer in sunlight or candlelight. I like the symbolism of the number three (mind, body, spirit / past, present, future / beginning, middle, end...). The number four is said to represent Earth - the three circles connected to the fourth represents the connection to our physical presence.

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Four Rings * Green Garnet Earrings Part of a new series; Four Rings. These sterling earrings are adorned with facetted green garnet beads. The stones sparkle with a low key elegance. I like the symbolism of the number three (mind, body, spirit / past, present, future / beginning, middle, end...). The number four is said to represent Earth - the three circles connected to the fourth represents the connection to our physical presence.

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Four Rings * Iolite and Chrysoprase earrings Part of a new series, Four rings. These sterling earrings are each adorned with faceted Iolite and smooth wonderful Chrysoprase beads. The Iolite is deep blue and each facet catches the light just so...the Chrysoprase is bright and dreamy. I love these earrings! Absolutely perfect to wear everyday. I like the symbolism of the number three (mind, body, spirit / past, present, future / beginning, middle, end...). The number four is said to represent earth - the three circles connected to the fourth represents the connection to our physical presence.

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Peridot earrings A sparkling stream of peridot beads dangle and sway from polished sterling circles. The bright circles dangle from very comfortable squared sterling ear wires. These earrings are perfect for any day or night!

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Sterling Stamped Rectangles Little dots dancing around the frames with an unmanagable sterling bead swinging to its own beat. Kind of like Saturday nights...Very fun.

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Sterling coins * Rubies A series of earrings composed of a "coin" and fine quality gem beads or pearls or both. The coin is sterling and hand textured. Some coins are large, some small, some round, some diamond, some...well, you get the idea. These coins are somewhat diamond shaped and garnished with ruby beads. The rubies are about 6mm in diameter and some have quite distinct stars and others have a nice bright spot to catch the light. All sterling, very nice, extremely wearable.

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Sterling coins * Small Rubies A series of earrings composed of a "coin" and fine quality gem beads or pearls or both. The coin is sterling and hand textured. Some coins are large, some small, some round, some diamond, some...well, you get the idea. These smaller sterling round coins with rubies are perfect for everyday. The rubies have been to the beauty shop; they are a rich red and will not fade. These sterling coins with rubies will soon become your 'go to' earrings.

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Tahitian Spirals Lustrous Tahitian pearls with their jaunty spiral caps dangle from hand swirled sterling wire. Oxidized and polished, tres chic!

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Spiral Earrings These wonderful spiraled sterling wire earrings are reminiscent of a fleur-de-lis. The fleur-de-lis has been said to signify perfection, light, and life; just like you! The meticulously applied oxidization shows off all the sweeps and bows of the wire.

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Square Spiral Earrings Great everyday earrings. Slightly flatten and slightly textured, very spiffy. Available in sterling or copper.

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Sterling coins * Sunstones A series of earrings composed of a "coin" and fine quality gem beads or pearls or both. The coin is sterling and hand textured. Some coins are large, some small, some round, some diamond, some...well, you get the idea. These coins are decorated with Sunstones. These stones have a metallic glimmer from the small amount of mineral inclusions, they are very pretty and quite sparkly.

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August 16, 2008 Summer Talmadge Art Show - North County Encinitas Library-Community Room http://www.talmadgeartshow.com/ November 2008 Olivenhain Arts & Crafts Fair, Encinitas 9am to 4pm Olivenhain Meeting Hall November 23, 2008 Talmadge Art Show 10am to 4pm San Diego Women's Club http://www.talmadgeartshow.com/ December 7, 2008 Appel & Frank Stockings & Stilettos The Abbey 2825 Fifth Avenue @ Olive (near Balboa Park/Downtown) www.appelandfrank.com December 2008 Carmel Valley Artists Craft Show and Sale 10 am to 4pm Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens (9675 Scranton Road, San Diego)

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August 16, 2008 Summer Talmadge Art Show - North County Encinitas Library-Community Room http://www.talmadgeartshow.com/ November 2008 Olivenhain Arts & Crafts Fair, Encinitas 9am to 4pm Olivenhain Meeting Hall November 23, 2008 Talmadge Art Show 10am to 4pm San Diego Women's Club http://www.talmadgeartshow.com/ December 7, 2008 Appel & Frank Stockings & Stilettos The Abbey 2825 Fifth Avenue @ Olive (near Balboa Park/Downtown) www.appelandfrank.com December 2008 Carmel Valley Artists Craft Show and Sale 10 am to 4pm Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens (9675 Scranton Road, San Diego)

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August 16, 2008 Summer Talmadge Art Show - North County Encinitas Library-Community Room http://www.talmadgeartshow.com/ November 2008 Olivenhain Arts & Crafts Fair, Encinitas 9am to 4pm Olivenhain Meeting Hall November 23, 2008 Talmadge Art Show 10am to 4pm San Diego Women's Club http://www.talmadgeartshow.com/ December 7, 2008 Appel & Frank Stockings & Stilettos The Abbey 2825 Fifth Avenue @ Olive (near Balboa Park/Downtown) www.appelandfrank.com December 2008 Carmel Valley Artists Craft Show and Sale 10 am to 4pm Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens (9675 Scranton Road, San Diego)

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Prices Please email me for prices. There are occasions that my pieces are in stores/galleries and I do not want to undercut those prices on this site. I have an Etsy shop open, the piece you're interested may be listed and available, please check khmetalwork.etsy.com Shipping I hate to pay crazy high shipping costs, so I'm not about to charge crazy shipping costs for my work. I only charge actual shipping rates; USPS priority is my preferred method to ship, I highly recommend purchasing insurance, I am responsible for packages once I've shipped them. Availability Most pieces pictured are single pieces and it is possible that some items pictured are no longer be available for purchase. That is not to say that another couldn't be made to order for you; this is especially true of the chains. However, some of the stones used are custom cut either by me or for me, and may not obtainable at the moment, not in my existing stash or truly one of a kind. The upside is your piece is unique and exclusive. It's really wonderful having a ring, necklace or, talisman that is as distinctive as you. You may double click the logo in the lower left corner of any page to find the index with the status of each piece. I do accept returns, but there is a 20% restocking fee. Additionally, I will do 'layaway' for the pieces $500 and up, however full payment is required within 6 months of purchase, no refunds will be made in the case of an abandoned account and, I hold the merchandise until full payment is received. Custom Orders I am very happy to make custom pieces, either similar to existing pieces (different stone or texture) or, a self designed piece. I do require a 50% non-refundable deposit for custom orders.

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Prices Please email me for prices. There are occasions that my pieces are in stores/galleries and I do not want to undercut those prices on this site. I have an Etsy shop open, the piece you're interested may be listed and available, please check khmetalwork.etsy.com Shipping I hate to pay crazy high shipping costs, so I'm not about to charge crazy shipping costs for my work. I only charge actual shipping rates; USPS priority is my preferred method to ship, I highly recommend purchasing insurance, I am responsible for packages once I've shipped them. Availability Most pieces pictured are single pieces and it is possible that some items pictured are no longer be available for purchase. That is not to say that another couldn't be made to order for you; this is especially true of the chains. However, some of the stones used are custom cut either by me or for me, and may not obtainable at the moment, not in my existing stash or truly one of a kind. The upside is your piece is unique and exclusive. It's really wonderful having a ring, necklace or, talisman that is as distinctive as you. You may double click the logo in the lower left corner of any page to find the index with the status of each piece. I do accept returns, but there is a 20% restocking fee. Additionally, I will do 'layaway' for the pieces $500 and up, however full payment is required within 6 months of purchase, no refunds will be made in the case of an abandoned account and, I hold the merchandise until full payment is received. Custom Orders I am very happy to make custom pieces, either similar to existing pieces (different stone or texture) or, a self designed piece. I do require a 50% non-refundable deposit for custom orders.

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Prices Please email me for prices. There are occasions that my pieces are in stores/galleries and I do not want to undercut those prices on this site. I have an Etsy shop open, the piece you're interested may be listed and available, please check khmetalwork.etsy.com Shipping I hate to pay crazy high shipping costs, so I'm not about to charge crazy shipping costs for my work. I only charge actual shipping rates; USPS priority is my preferred method to ship, I highly recommend purchasing insurance, I am responsible for packages once I've shipped them. Availability Most pieces pictured are single pieces and it is possible that some items pictured are no longer be available for purchase. That is not to say that another couldn't be made to order for you; this is especially true of the chains. However, some of the stones used are custom cut either by me or for me, and may not obtainable at the moment, not in my existing stash or truly one of a kind. The upside is your piece is unique and exclusive. It's really wonderful having a ring, necklace or, talisman that is as distinctive as you. You may double click the logo in the lower left corner of any page to find the index with the status of each piece. I do accept returns, but there is a 20% restocking fee. Additionally, I will do 'layaway' for the pieces $500 and up, however full payment is required within 6 months of purchase, no refunds will be made in the case of an abandoned account and, I hold the merchandise until full payment is received. Custom Orders I am very happy to make custom pieces, either similar to existing pieces (different stone or texture) or, a self designed piece. I do require a 50% non-refundable deposit for custom orders.

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Jatayu: Wire Jewelry by Connie Fox. Sterling silver wire jewelry embellished with beads from Africa, Greece, Tibet and other exotic regions.


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Jatayu: Wire Jewelry by Connie Fox. Sterling silver wire jewelry embellished with beads from Africa, Greece, Tibet and other exotic regions.


Aardvark Art Glass Fabulous mask beads by Cathy Lybarger.

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Jatayu: Wire Jewelry by Connie Fox. Sterling silver wire jewelry embellished with beads from Africa, Greece, Tibet and other exotic regions.


Aardvark Art Glass Fabulous mask beads by Cathy Lybarger.

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Fun, simple, organic, playful, sensuous Quality, finely crafted, durable, enduring Hand cut, hand woven, hand formed Texture, patina, luster, elaboration Eye catching, unusual, notable, appreciable

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Allison's Flower This is a great sterling flower pendant; reminiscent of a Hawaiian shirt flower or perhaps a flower from a Japanese woodblock print. Not particularly large or small, perfect for a summer evening or to fight off winter's chill. The flower is strung on a leather cord through a bail on the back of the pendant.

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Allison's Flower This is a great sterling flower pendant; reminiscent of a Hawaiian shirt flower or perhaps a flower from a Japanese woodblock print. Not particularly large or small, perfect for a summer evening or to fight off winter's chill. The flower is strung on a leather cord through a bail on the back of the pendant.

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Amethyst Chain Amethyst drops hang from hear and there along this long bright and shiny sterling handmade chain. Each soldered link is little bit differently shaped and textured. The chain is about 17 - 18 inches as worn. The Amethyst drops are about 15mm x 10mm and the color of the amethyst is medium purple. A very nice chain for you.

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Beach Rock & Glass Pendant Green, blue, brown and clear man-made smoothed pebbles sparkle on the sand and in the shallow pools of water that puddle at the bottom of the large rocks that lie below the cliffs of the Palos Verdes peninsula. This pendant uses a piece of glass from 'my old beach' and a sand etched rock from my 'new beach', north of San Diego. The chain is fabricated from sterling and each link has been textured with my favorite vintage hammer.

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Emily's Necklace Pennies and one dime hang from a hand made sterling chain made up from a variety of links. The coins lay this way and that - just skimming the collar bone. The necklace is surprisingly feminine, entirely unique and, yet quietly familiar (like someone we all know and love). One of a kind. No longer available.

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Garnet pendant A sparkly little garnet sits atop this handmade pendant. Each sterling link the makes up the necklace was hand formed and textured to reflect back to the pendant's radial lines. The chain with pendant measures 22 inches long, the clasp in integrated into the links.

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Loop in Loop chain with Tahitian pearl Can elegant jewelry be worn everyday? Absolutely! This finely woven, dense, slinky and without a doubt, luxurious chain plays host to a large Tahitian pearl. The chain is woven using hundreds of individually fused and shaped rings from pure silver. The pearl is just sensational; topped with a rich white gold cap, flashes of peacock and smooth sheen. Together, the necklace is wonderfully sublime. You'll find in short order, it simply matches...you.

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Ornate Pendant Your personal insignia or the emblem for your shield... your personal (pretty) armor to wear. A detailed, interesting, one of a kind pendant fabricated from sterling silver with 14kt gold accent rivets.

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Peace Pendent Wear it. Live it. Dream it.

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Skull Pendent This may be my favorite piece to make and wear. I can't take credit for the skull outline, he's from a piece of clipart. This is pierced work from sterling sheet, riveted to a silver back sheet and then oxidized. Striking!

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Spider Pendant She weaves her beautifully complex web with patience and persistence. She may appear to be passive, but she is really just waiting to seize the perfect opportunity. Pierced sterling sheet riveted to a patterned sterling back piece. Special order as pendent, pin or belt buckle.

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Weekend Decision Maker What to do, what to do...wear this handy little sterling pendent all weekend and let fate decree your actions. Why spend time on the age old internal debate of what to do; flick the spinner on the wheel. Where will it land? The excitement builds...Nap? Eat? TV?

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Work Day Decision Maker Tired of making decisions? We all have those days, don't we?! Throw caution to the wind and flick the spinner and let the Work Day Decision Maker determine your next move. Sterling

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Moon Glow Moon glow captured and contained for you. The sterling band is patterned to evoke tiger stripes and meticulously oxidized. Very mysterious.

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Recherche Slip this ring on for a lifetime; this is your signature ring. A hand-picked blue chalcedony with deep, cool, saturated color. A fabulous (fabulous!!!), naturally colored stone that is so very hard to find. Surrounded by a fine silver bezel, sitting on a sterling patterned band.

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Beach Rock Ring Here is the back side of the Beach Rock Ring; you can see the texture on the shank and the stamped detail on the back plate.

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Beach Rock Ring Picture a late California fall afternoon, a crisp 67 degrees, the sun is starting to fade, miles of coastline to the right and to the left, and the churning ocean before you. You see a lone figure in the distance, that's me. Head down, searching, scanning, [my hopes dwindling], scouring the sand and rocks coming up from the Pacific floor all to find the perfect rock, when Eureka! there it is: The Perfect Beach Rock. This handpicked beach rock is straight from Carlsbad, California. Topped off with a luminous Chrysoprase cabochon mounted on a sterling patterned shank. Truly one of kind. Sold

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Black Star ring A dark mysterious stone with a 4 radial asterism, easily seen in direct light is the center piece for this ring. What powers does this mystifying stone possess?!? The textured sterling bezel, patterned shank and meticulously applied oxidization make this a one of kind ring. Size 7.

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Bulls eye? Black eye? Red eye? Glass eye? Saturday morning errands, scouring the flea market, picking the perfect peach at the farmer's market, having coffee with your favorite person, window shopping in SoHo, reading the Times on Sunday morning, chasing the kids, washing the car... Colorful, cheerful, cheeky. Handmade ring, artist made glass predictable, one of a kind.

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Beach Pebble Ring I Love, LOve, LOVE the beach. I live near the beach, I see the beach daily and I feel so very lucky to live where I do. For me, nothing is better than sitting on the beach whiling away a few hours watching the surfers, kids and dolphins doing whatever they're doing in the surf. When I can muster the energy to move from my beach chair; I pick up these little pebbles, I love them. I set this perfect, Carlsbad Beach pebble in sterling silver with the same care I'd use to set an expensive stone. Have a special beach memory? Beach fantasy? This ring is for you.

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Parallax Ring Sunset on your finger; sitting on the beach, blanket around your shoulders, toes dug cozily into the still warm sand...try not to daydream your day away. A glowing deep orange carnelian sits horizontally on the patterned sterling band. Meticulously oxidized.

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Chrysoprase! Ring A very, very fine piece of chrysoprase set in a matte sterling setting. This untreated stone just seems to glow and the natural color of the stone is amazing. The ring shank is square'ish which prevents the ring from shifting on your finger.

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Deep Grey Pearl A dark grey freshwater pearl sits in a textured silver bezel and on a textured silver square'ish shank. The texture adds a funky pizzazz and the whole ring is absolutely charming.

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Mystifying Atypical and somehow familiar; this piece of grey quartz. The natural stone seems to grab the light right from the sky and, then reflect it right back to you. Quite perplexing yet soothing - maybe it's like a pool when the moon is a waning crescent on a cloudless night. Atypical indeed; completely handmade sterling band, fine silver bezel with sterling twist.

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Rings!! I love them...love to make them and, love to wear them. Picking through cases of stones, digging through rough material to cut, combing the shore or enlisting lampwork artists to make me special pieces to bezel - love it, love it, love it. Rings of wire, rings with stones, rings of chain, plain bands, patterned bands, wire bands, textured bands, bands with gold, bands of silver, bands of silver and gold, big rings, little rings, bold rings, dainty rings (hmmmm,maybe not), rings, rings, rings!!

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Tumbled Carnelian Pebble Ring I'm crazy for carnelian and I really like smooth pebbles - this ring is made with a wonderful carnelian pebble. The stone is warm, deep orange and sits pretty high above the patterned sterling round shank (roughly 13mm). This stone is a tumbled pebble, therefore is not perfectly smooth...that's why I chose it.

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Big & Bright Carnelian Ring Like carnelian? I do, actually I'm crazy about carnelian. Bright orange, honey orange, burnt orange...I adore it. Hard, durable and pretty; my kind of stone. This smooth carnelian pebble is set slightly off kilter on a sterling square'ish sterling textured shank. A warm, deep pool to sink in to - a bright spot in the winter or a WOW accent on a tan.

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Oval Carnelian Ring This is a really nice ring. The ring has a good weight to it, the stone is large, but not crazy big. The carnelian is translucent and is a medium honey orange color, it's very pretty. The stone sits in a fine silver hammer bezel atop sterling patterned shank.

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Coin Ring This was a special order ring with a customer provided coin. If you have a coin, token or even a cabochon that you would like a ring or pendant made, email me.

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Peace Ring Sterling Peace ring. Big and bold. Textured sterling shank.

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Creamy Pearl Ring A large natural pearl set in sterling with 14k accents. The ring is big, but very feminine and quite pretty. The textured sterling shank is squared off to prevent the ring from flopping over (and who likes a flop?!). One of a kind.

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Pearl Ring This great creamy pearl is surrounded by a sterling bezel with 14kt ball accents on the bezel and the ring shank. The top of the ring is approximately an inch long; this ring will definitely be noticed! Size 7. Sold

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Perky Pinky Ring Feeling blue? Need a little POP of color?? This pinky ring is the perfect accessory for winter whites and summer tans. Super perky, just try to stop smiling.

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Purple Agate Ring A large (3/4 of an inch in diameter), purple agate cabochon is the focal point of this ring. The stone is set in sterling with a patterned ring around the bezel. Adding these elements to the wide band, and this ring makes a statement. Stone is custom cut, one of kind.

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Tiger Eye Tiger eye is said to have been worn by Roman soldiers for protection during battles. Could wearing this ring protect you...I don't know. I do know that the stone is set in a pure silver bezel, atop a sterling shank with 14k gold balls as accents.

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Select Turquoise Ring A stamped and substantial fine silver bezel surrounds this select chunk of turquoise sitting atop the textured sterling shank. Just one, just for you. Don't you love that?!

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Sterling Pearls * Spider Ring A limited series of rings I call Sterling Pearls. Well, honestly it was my mom that labeled them 'pearls', she didn't have her glasses on and thought I had made a series of large pearl rings, but couldn't figure out why the pearls were so marked up! Not everyone likes spiders in the house, but c'mon these merry spiders are quite wonderful aren't they?! This Spider Pearl and textured ring shank is all sterling.

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Spiral Metaphysically, the spiral is one of the oldest symbols of man; the symbol of emergence, change, life, movement, beginnings…the cycle of life. This heavy sterling silver ring feels good on your finger and is oxidized to highlight the spiral. This ring is made to order, please contact me with ring size and we’ll go from there.

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Sterling Pearls * Star Ring A limited series of rings I call Sterling Pearls. Well, honestly it was my mom that labeled them 'pearls', she didn't have her glasses on and thought I had made a series of large pearl rings, but couldn't figure out why the pearls were so marked up! A large sterling ring covered in stars. These particular stars remind me of a handmade, patchwork quilt. Very noticable, very cool.

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Homage to Spring A sterling poem on your finger; Homage to Spring. Your personal shield against cold winter winds.

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Sterling Pearls * Eddy Ring A limited series of rings I call Sterling Pearls. Well, honestly it was my mom that labeled them 'pearls', she didn't have her glasses on and thought I had made a series of large pearl rings, but couldn't figure out why the pearls were so marked up! When everyone is running with the crowd, which way are you running? If you're moving in the opposite direction, perhaps this ring is your talisman; Eddy Pearl. This ring is all sterling.

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Star Sapphire Ring Big! Bold! Powerful! Clearly this a Super Power Ring! This stone has a six radial star visible under direct light, set on a large oval sterling shield (the shield of power!) atop a patterned shank. Meticulously oxidized. Not for the timid.

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Trio of gemstone rings Thin rings with small gemstones, Carnelian and the bewitching Chrysoprase. Very fun & quite colorful. Sterling.

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Green Garnet Beads These are great (great) beads. Medium'ish green about 12mm round. Large hole, will accomodate 14awg.

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Large amethyst beads I have a handful of beads available. I tried to accurately depict the color - definately purple, but light. These are big beads, about an inch wide the thickness varies between 3/8 & 5/8 (maybe slightly bigger) of an inch. The picture shows a quarter on the left side and a dime on the far right side for some idea on size. Each bead is $4.50, shipping is on me for US customers.

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Plastic Ziplock bags I ended up with way too many of these little bags (a typical karen story...), anyway I have some for sale - they come in 100 bag lots.

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Sterling Beads I really like making beads; sawing, hammering, soldering, drilling, polishing...what's not to like?! All the beads are sterling, textured on both sides and drilled through the center lengthwise. The holes will accommodate at least a 20 gauge wire, if you would like a larger hole, let me know and I can enlarge the hole for you. The beads are generally in the size range of 8mm - 15mm height and 10mm - 20mm diameter. These are not the lightweight stamped beads you may be accustom to buying please plan your pieces accordingly. This sterling bead is 13mm high, diameter of 15mm and weight 3.1 grams.

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Sterling Beads I really like making beads; sawing, hammering, soldering, drilling, polishing...what's not to like?! All the beads are sterling, textured on both sides and drilled through the center lengthwise. The holes will accommodate at least a 20 gauge wire, if you would like a larger hole, let me know and I can enlarge the hole for you. The beads are generally in the size range of 8mm - 15mm height and 10mm - 20mm diameter. These are not the lightweight stamped beads you may be accustom to buying please plan your pieces accordingly. Roll over the picture to see both sides of this bead. This sterling bead is stamped "Be Happy" it is 10mm high, diameter of 20mm and weight 4.3 grams.

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Sterling Beads I really like making beads; sawing, hammering, soldering, drilling, polishing...what's not to like?! All the beads are sterling, textured on both sides and drilled through the center lengthwise. The holes will accommodate at least a 20 gauge wire, if you would like a larger hole, let me know and I can enlarge the hole for you. The beads are generally in the size range of 8mm - 15mm height and 10mm - 20mm diameter. These are not the lightweight stamped beads you may be accustom to buying please plan your pieces accordingly. You are seeing both sides of one bead in this picture. This sterling bead is stamped "Love" it is 12mm high, diameter of 15mm and weight 3.2 grams.

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Sterling Beads I really like making beads; sawing, hammering, soldering, drilling, polishing...what's not to like?! All the beads are sterling, textured on both sides and drilled through the center lengthwise. The holes will accommodate at least a 20 gauge wire, if you would like a larger hole, let me know and I can enlarge the hole for you. The beads are generally in the size range of 8mm - 15mm height and 10mm - 20mm diameter. These are not the lightweight stamped beads you may be accustom to buying please plan your pieces accordingly. This sterling bead is 10mm high, diameter of 13mm and weight 2.2 grams.

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Sterling Beads I really like making beads; sawing, hammering, soldering, drilling, polishing...what's not to like?! All the beads are sterling, textured on both sides and drilled through the center lengthwise. The holes will accommodate at least a 20 gauge wire, if you would like a larger hole, let me know and I can enlarge the hole for you. The beads are generally in the size range of 8mm - 15mm height and 10mm - 20mm diameter. These are not the lightweight stamped beads you may be accustom to buying please plan your pieces accordingly. This sterling bead is 13mm high, diameter of 15mm and weight 4.1 grams.

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Sterling Beads I really like making beads; sawing, hammering, soldering, drilling, polishing...what's not to like?! All the beads are sterling, textured on both sides and drilled through the center lengthwise. The holes will accommodate at least a 20 gauge wire, if you would like a larger hole, let me know and I can enlarge the hole for you. The beads are generally in the size range of 8mm - 15mm height and 10mm - 20mm diameter. These are not the lightweight stamped beads you may be accustom to buying please plan your pieces accordingly. This sterling bead is 13mm high, diameter of 15mm and weight 4.6 grams.

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Sterling Beads I really like making beads; sawing, hammering, soldering, drilling, polishing...what's not to like?! All the beads are sterling, textured on both sides and drilled through the center lengthwise. The holes will accommodate at least a 20 gauge wire, if you would like a larger hole, let me know and I can enlarge the hole for you. The beads are generally in the size range of 8mm - 15mm height and 10mm - 20mm diameter. These are not the lightweight stamped beads you may be accustom to buying please plan your pieces accordingly. This sterling bead is 13mm high, diameter of 15mm and weight 4.0 grams.

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Sterling Beads I really like making beads; sawing, hammering, soldering, drilling, polishing...what's not to like?! All the beads are sterling, textured on both sides and drilled through the center lengthwise. The holes will accommodate at least a 20 gauge wire, if you would like a larger hole, let me know and I can enlarge the hole for you. The beads are generally in the size range of 8mm - 15mm height and 10mm - 20mm diameter. These are not the lightweight stamped beads you may be accustom to buying please plan your pieces accordingly. This little sterling spider bead is 8mm high, diameter of 10mm and weight 1.9 grams.

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Sterling Beads I really like making beads; sawing, hammering, soldering, drilling, polishing...what's not to like?! All the beads are sterling, textured on both sides and drilled through the center lengthwise. The holes will accommodate at least a 20 gauge wire, if you would like a larger hole, let me know and I can enlarge the hole for you. The beads are generally in the size range of 8mm - 15mm height and 10mm - 20mm diameter. These are not the lightweight stamped beads you may be accustom to buying please plan your pieces accordingly. This sterling bead is 9mm high, diameter of 13.5mm and weight 2.2 grams.

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Sterling Beads I really like making beads; sawing, hammering, soldering, drilling, polishing...what's not to like?! All the beads are sterling, textured on both sides and drilled through the center lengthwise. The holes will accommodate at least a 20 gauge wire, if you would like a larger hole, let me know and I can enlarge the hole for you. The beads are generally in the size range of 8mm - 15mm height and 10mm - 20mm diameter. These are not the lightweight stamped beads you may be accustom to buying please plan your pieces accordingly. You are seeing both sides of one bead in this picture. This sterling bead is stamped "Start Today" it is 9mm high, diameter of 13.5mm and weight 2.2 grams.

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Sterling Beads I really like making beads; sawing, hammering, soldering, drilling, polishing...what's not to like?! All the beads are sterling, textured on both sides and drilled through the center lengthwise. The holes will accommodate at least a 20 gauge wire, if you would like a larger hole, let me know and I can enlarge the hole for you. The beads are generally in the size range of 8mm - 15mm height and 10mm - 20mm diameter. These are not the lightweight stamped beads you may be accustom to buying please plan your pieces accordingly. You are seeing both sides of one bead in this picture. This sterling bead is stamped "Achieve Quiet" it is 9mm high, diameter of 13.5mm and weight 2.2 grams.

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Sterling Beads I really like making beads; sawing, hammering, soldering, drilling, polishing...what's not to like?! All the beads are sterling, textured on both sides and drilled through the center lengthwise. The holes will accommodate at least a 20 gauge wire, if you would like a larger hole, let me know and I can enlarge the hole for you. The beads are generally in the size range of 8mm - 15mm height and 10mm - 20mm diameter. These are not the lightweight stamped beads you may be accustom to buying please plan your pieces accordingly. You are seeing both sides of one bead in this picture. This sterling bead is stamped "Find Balance" it is 9mm high, diameter of 13.5mm and weight 2.2 grams.

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Handmade beads Want to create a truly unique piece of jewelry and tired of seeing the same beads from all of your suppliers or worse, seeing the same beads that you incorporated into your pieces being used by dozens of other jewelry designers... These are one of a kind handmade beads fabricated in my studio from either sterling, copper, brass, US pennies, US Liberty dimes and, in some cases a combination of metals. The larger beads vary between 20-25mm in diameter and vary between 10-15mm in puffiness. The small beads vary between 15-17mm in diameter and between 9-12mm in puffiness. Most beads have the holes drilled lengthwise to show more pattern. Prices vary by materials, but on the average small beads are between $10 - $15 apiece and the larger beads are $15 - $20 apiece. Want a custom set? Email me for patterns available.

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Dimensional charms These discs are not flat rather they have ridges (rollover picture to see charm profile), kind of like sun rays emanating from the middle of the disc. These are very cool handmade charms that you will not find anywhere else. Hole drilled for your convenience. Available as a set or individually in Sterling silver or solid copper. Shown in copper and oxidized silver.

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Ear wires 20awg ear wires. Various designs, prices may vary by design (or, they may not). Available in Sterling Silver or solid copper. Shown in copper.

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Fancy Clasp Ideal for flat chain weaves. Available in Sterling or solid copper, patterns vary, made to order to match your chain width.

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Handmade Sterling links Fun sterling findings; patterns and sizes varies, but most are 13mm x 24mm. The back connection loop is textured as well as the front of the connection loop. Use two for earrings, use several as bracelet links?

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Textured Large Rings Large handmade sterling textured soldered rings. Great as a focal piece or component. Available oxidized or bright. Can be made to order.

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Handmade headpins These are headpins with a ball on the end. Individually made, no two alike - but not too different from each other. They are available in a 14, 16, 18, 20 & 22 awg; sets of 25 & 50. Either Sterling Silver or solid copper. Shown in copper and sterling silver.

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Hooks Available in Sterling Silver or solid copper; hand form hooks - some plain, some fancy. They all have a slight hammered texture for a distinctive look and strength. Shown in copper.

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Jumprings Jumprings are available in Sterling, Copper, Fine Silver or Gold. All rings are flush cut to order based on your size specifications and tumble polished. Prices will fluctuate with market prices. Sold by the ounce or in packages of 25. What to do about tarnish

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Stamped charms Available in Sterling Silver or solid copper; discs ready for you to incorporated into your unique pieces. Patterns vary. Holes drilled for your convenience. Available as a set or individually. Shown in copper. Email for available patterns.

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Soldered: textured, hammered, stamped sterling links – large and small. Oxidized or bright. Patterned disks – teeny to large. Handmade headpins – gauges vary or to order. Toggles, clasps, hooks, gemstone beads and miscellaneous supplies. Check back often – new selections added regularly.

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Tarnish Silver Soak your silver in a glass dish lined with aluminum foil filled with warm to hot water* and baking soda (4 to 5 tablespoons; I've also seen a similar method, but the item is tightly wrapped in the aluminum foil with slits cut into the foil to allow the water/baking soda solution to seep into the foil package. Store your silver pieces with a bright copper penny, or those silica gel packs often found in packing material. Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water. Using a soft cloth, rub the paste gently on the silver. Tarnish will disappear rapidly. After rinsing, buff the silver with a soft cloth. Make a paste by mixing powdered white chalk with just enough ammonia to moisten. Rub the paste gently on the silver with a soft cloth. Rinse and buff to bring up the shine. Copper Make a paste of 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon flour, and 1 tablespoon vinegar. Rub it over the copper surface, then wash the copper object in hot soapy water. Rinse and buff for a shiny finish. Also works for brass. Mix 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 tablespoon salt to make a copper cleaner. Wash, rinse, and dry the item after this treatment. A cut lemon or lime dipped in salt will also clean copper. *if your pieces have lampworked or glass beads remember not to take from hot water and rinse in cold water - let the beads cool before rinsing.

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Chain Making Workshops Gem Faire Beginning and intermediate chain making workshops. Copper rings are including in the cost of the workshops and sterling rings are available to purchase. UCSD Crafts Center Flat Chain workshop Flat chain, mesh or European 4-1 it's all the same chain weave. Learn to make the basic flat chain and 2 variations in a few hours. As time allows, we will also go over the basic jump ring making techniques. Byzantine Chain workshop Master the Byzantine chain and 3 variations in just a few hours. Using simple hand tools and jump rings you will conquer the ancient weave to incorporate in your jewelry. Carlsbad, CA (North County, San Diego) Byzantine Chain workshop Master the Byzantine chain and 3 variations in just a few hours. Using simple hand tools and jump rings you will conquer the ancient weave to incorporate in your jewelry. Copper rings provided, including enough to make an 8 inch bracelet and weave a sample of each variation. $50 for three hour workshop, includes materials. Payable in advance.

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Chain Making Workshops Gem Faire Beginning and intermediate chain making workshops. Copper rings are including in the cost of the workshops and sterling rings are available to purchase. UCSD Crafts Center Flat Chain workshop Flat chain, mesh or European 4-1 it's all the same chain weave. Learn to make the basic flat chain and 2 variations in a few hours. As time allows, we will also go over the basic jump ring making techniques. Byzantine Chain workshop Master the Byzantine chain and 3 variations in just a few hours. Using simple hand tools and jump rings you will conquer the ancient weave to incorporate in your jewelry. Carlsbad, CA (North County, San Diego) Byzantine Chain workshop Master the Byzantine chain and 3 variations in just a few hours. Using simple hand tools and jump rings you will conquer the ancient weave to incorporate in your jewelry. Copper rings provided, including enough to make an 8 inch bracelet and weave a sample of each variation. $50 for three hour workshop, includes materials. Payable in advance.

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Chain Making Workshops Gem Faire Beginning and intermediate chain making workshops. Copper rings are including in the cost of the workshops and sterling rings are available to purchase. UCSD Crafts Center Flat Chain workshop Flat chain, mesh or European 4-1 it's all the same chain weave. Learn to make the basic flat chain and 2 variations in a few hours. As time allows, we will also go over the basic jump ring making techniques. Byzantine Chain workshop Master the Byzantine chain and 3 variations in just a few hours. Using simple hand tools and jump rings you will conquer the ancient weave to incorporate in your jewelry. Carlsbad, CA (North County, San Diego) Byzantine Chain workshop Master the Byzantine chain and 3 variations in just a few hours. Using simple hand tools and jump rings you will conquer the ancient weave to incorporate in your jewelry. Copper rings provided, including enough to make an 8 inch bracelet and weave a sample of each variation. $50 for three hour workshop, includes materials. Payable in advance.

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UCSD Crafts Center Byzantine Chain workshop Master the Byzantine chain and 3 variations in just a few hours. Using simple hand tools and jump rings you will conquer the ancient weave to incorporate in your jewelry.

Available

UCSD Crafts Center Byzantine Chain workshop Master the Byzantine chain and 3 variations in just a few hours. Using simple hand tools and jump rings you will conquer the ancient weave to incorporate in your jewelry.

Available

UCSD Crafts Center Flat Chain workshop Flat chain, mesh or European 4-1 it's all the same chain weave. Learn to make the basic flat chain and 2 variations in a few hours. As time allows, we will also go over the basic jump ring making techniques.

Available