Thursday, July 24, 2008


Rivets are a fun easy way to attach metals.I've used textured copper and silver to create a 3-D shadow box necklace, attached with a handmade brass S hook, to a leather neck cord.The earrings are textured copper with silver findings riveted to them. The ear hooks are sterling silver.

Ammonite & Pearls

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Ammonoidea

Extinct Order
The term ammonite refers to an extinct group of mollusks. these creatures, along with the dinosaurs, died out at the close of he Cretaceous Period, about sixty-five million years ago. their existence on earth lasted for about 330 million years. The hard shells which these organisms occupied are found as fossils in many places around the world.
Due to the nature of the fossils no two jewelry items are the same. I have very limited supplies.


Inspired by Gasworks Park in Seattle, this pin is made from colored aluminum. I receive many complements when I wear it around town.

Time for Fun!!!

This fun and crazy necklace keeps you on time. Because the watch movement is open it is an old fashion wind up watch. I loved seeing all the movements happen. It reminds me of my 4th grade teacher Mrs. Epps, who wore an open watch like this one. All of her students were intrigued. Materials are colored aluminum and leather.


I love the look and feel of pearls. I just can't seem to get enough of them. I have the traditional cream pearls that every girl should have, but these are just so much fun. They go with everything and draw attention to them no matter the occasion I ware them.

Swarovski Crystals and Bali Silver

This is a stunning set to complete any wardrobe.

I recommend washing Swarovski crystals by hand in lukewarm water to which a few drops of a mild dish detergent has been added. Then rinse under running water and dry with a soft, lint-free cloth to avoid spotting and lint spoiling the shine. Under no circumstances should any abrasive or corrosive detergents be used; glass or window-cleaning fluids should also be avoided, as they often cause streaking. When handling your crystal, it is advisable to wear cotton gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints.

~ How it all Began ~

In 1997 my husband Jim and I were about to fulfill a life long dream to sail around the world. Wanting a way to record the trip I created a log necklace. Each day, special occasions, and milestones are visible through the use of only the finest quality sterling silver, hand made beads and unique mementos from the far reaches of the planet. As the winds carried the vessel across the Pacific ocean into paradise islands such as the Tuamotus, Fiji, and Vanuatu, I learned the secrets of the black pearl. Crossing the Indian ocean anchoring at the remote atoll of Cocos Keeling, and the island of Mauritius, I fine tuned my skills. In South Africa I witnessed handed down techniques of craftsmanship. The Atlantic offered more secluded islands like St. Helena, on to the Caribbean, South America and through the Panama Canal all the while new skills and techniques were begin learned. The log necklace became the catalyst to share my love of adventure and fine crafted jewelry that tells a story. All of my work is handcrafted aboard the sailing vessel “Cape St. James” where I live aboard with my husband Jim. If you would like to know more about personalized jewelry you can order contact me at:

Upon our return my Log Necklace was written about in Bead & Button magazine.