Stoned Collection

In 2017 the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau, WI created a gallery show called “Stoned” that highlighted stones in art works, paintings, ceramics, and a lot of my jewelry. For about 6 months, I did little else but find semi-precious stones and put them into new pieces.

In the spring of 2018, I coordinated a show at the Q Gallery “Stones and Gems in Art,” where I showed the results of this concentrated focus on set stones. This is a sampling of that two-show collection.

Oh Baby


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Sterling, rhodochrosite & satin cord.

Lush Love


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Sterling, rhodonite & satin cord.

Juicy Magic


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Sterling, Brazilian agate & satin cord.

Past Lives


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Sterling, fossil coral jasper, peach moonstone, copper & leather.

Happy Day


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Sterling, polka dot agate & citrine.

Bird of Paradise


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Sterling & agate with copper bezel on sterling "wings"

Desert Storm


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Sterling, desert jasper & citrine.

Copper Line


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Sterling, opal, citrine & copper.

Heart on Fire


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Sterling, peach moonstone & carnelian.

Ancient Things


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Dendrite, silver & garnet

Dancing With The Stars


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Silver, prehnite & iolite

Snug As a Bug


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Dolomite, onyx & silver

Aries


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Chrysocolla in quartz & silver

Blue Weed


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Silver & kyanite

Coming Full Circle


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Ocean jasper, Russian diopside & silver

Sticks & Stones


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Imperial jasper, silver and pearl with repeating line theme.

"Purple Weave"


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Custom silver earwires, with peyote stitch (many colors possible) and silver spacers.

Circles of Life


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Circles, circles, circles; all different, one with a carnelian. The ring is slightly adjustable.

Reflecting Me-Blue


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Wired silver earrings with malachite. Also available in other semi-precious beads to crystals.

Queen Pearl


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Large freshwater pearl with custom silver bezel on silver triangle background with silver chain.

Sea Gifts


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Sterling pendant with red coral, pearl, and sterling chain.

Tire Tracks in the Snow


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Sterling wire weaves and fused wire (find the hidden crystals looking like snow).

Pearls in Bloom


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Textured brass cuff in which I soldered sterling wires and placed pearls on them for a look of a small garden of pearls. The pearl in the middle is green, suggesting that it is not yet "mature".

Opal Home


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A show-stopping 14x30 mm Australian opal with dancing colors, especially a twinkly orange brought out by the copper backing. The piece is on a small sterling chain. This is a one of a kind piece.

Scala-Star


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Intricate meld of sterling sticks and wire woven with Austrian crystals.

Steel Blue


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Hammered & textured steel wire with crystal & glass.

Viele


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Ammonite on hammered brass, secured with brass & copper prongs on colored steel neck wire.

Wild


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Copper, aluminum & sterling.