My Story: My studio sits in the Foothills of Tucson, Arizona, where I find my inspiration every day. I love the colors and the textures from nature that surround me and try to recreate the desert in my glass and jewelry. I love gemstones and rocks of all colors and shapes. I love creating lampworked glass in the flame. And I like to use silver and gold to enhance my jewelry. I call my work a harmony of glass and metal.
The lariat necklace: A lasso, also referred to as a lariat, is a loop of rope that is designed to be thrown around a target and tighten when pulled. It is a well known tool of the American Cowboy.
I have put an urban twist on this iconic symbol of the West. Sleek and chic for any urban girl.
And it is by far my biggest seller .
The "Michelle" has been around since 2015 and is a one of a kind piece using special beads that I have collected over the years along with my lampworked glass.
I make these in 3 lengths - short (20 inches), medium (24-26 inches, and long (30-32 inches)
I make these in probably any color mix that you can think of., but this one in has deep Montana blues and fuschia pink along with dark and light neutrals
the length of this Michelle necklace from the middle of the lasso to the tip of the last bead is 23 1/2 inches.
the beads.... lampwork in a style I call copper fleck , rutilated quartz faceted rondelles, faceted pearls, sterling silver, and vintage marcasite and vintage Swarovski crystal
the little bead interspersed throughout this necklace is a vintage glass bead from the Czech Republic as well as 18K gold beads