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I Spy Artisan Jewelry Local, hand crafted, one-of-a-kind, organic artisan jewelry created using the ancient technique of c

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Working on some new pearl stringing ideas for my this beautiful cuttlefish cast gold pendant featuring an amazing lab cr...
01/02/2023

Working on some new pearl stringing ideas for my this beautiful cuttlefish cast gold pendant featuring an amazing lab created sapphire cut by

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While this Alexandrite rotated to its side during the casting process, this ring is one of my favorite creations of the ...
01/01/2023

While this Alexandrite rotated to its side during the casting process, this ring is one of my favorite creations of the past year.

Alexandrite cut by

Top 9 of 2023!Thank you for your support and purchases. Looking forward to an even more sparkly and creative 2023🤩- [x] ...
12/31/2022

Top 9 of 2023!

Thank you for your support and purchases. Looking forward to an even more sparkly and creative 2023🤩

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Very happy to share the finished pendant. The concept and fabrication were many weeks in the making.               handm...
11/29/2022

Very happy to share the finished pendant. The concept and fabrication were many weeks in the making.

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I was waiting for the right pearls to come along to hang this beautiful cuttlebone cast pendant featuring a captivating ...
11/18/2022

I was waiting for the right pearls to come along to hang this beautiful cuttlebone cast pendant featuring a captivating sapphire, expertly cut by .gemstones, and nestled in warm 14kt recycled gold🤩

The pearls add a little weight that helps the pendant sit just right on the neck😊

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Great plans for this opal and cuttlebone cast pendant. Stay tuned…              handmadejewellery
11/11/2022

Great plans for this opal and cuttlebone cast pendant. Stay tuned…

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- [x]                             - [ ] Did you know that the silk cords  I weave for my gold cuttlefish cast pendants a...
10/21/2022

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Did you know that the silk cords I weave for my gold cuttlefish cast pendants are created using the ancient Japanese art form of Kumihimo? Kumihimo literally means gathered threads and was used in ancient Japan to craft intricate braids to fasten kimonos. There are.numerous weaving looms, but the one I use is quite simple, a Marudai, which is a tall round loom that uses weighted bobbins to keep the central woven threat taut as it passes down the center (also weighted).

I use a 6 by 8 style of weaving, where each bobbin is wound with a 6 stranded length of thread. Six of the eight bobbins contain the main color of thread (image 3), and the other two contain high and low lights.

I carefully consider color options to come up with a cord that both matches and compliments the pendant and gemstone.

The thread I use is silk that is hand dyed in Japan (I. keeping the ancient art form) and really had a beautiful sheen and feel to it. That makes the cords really comfortable to wear.

The silk cord in the making is for the beautiful bespoke cuttlefish pendant I shared last week, made using a clients old gold ring and diamond. It will end up looking like the cord in the last image. The pendant is going to be hung horizontally (as shown in image 5)

These two pairs of studs were made for my show last week that was canceled and are up for grabs. Featuring the amazing d...
10/07/2022

These two pairs of studs were made for my show last week that was canceled and are up for grabs. Featuring the amazing dendritic agates of

DM if interested 😊

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So, I am pretty bummed that my show in Williamsburg was canceled this weekend. So much blood, sweat, and tears went into...
09/30/2022

So, I am pretty bummed that my show in Williamsburg was canceled this weekend. So much blood, sweat, and tears went into making new show pieces, which I do along side a full-time job and teaching/ taking 5-6 karate classes a week.

That said, I did take stock and address one of my favorite pendants, that just wasn’t quite right (before picture last in series). The orange beads I had selected just didn’t lie straight under the weight of the pendant. So, I chose some fresh water pearls to replace them that complimented the colors of the stone. So much happier; the knotting allows the pearls to lie flat and the pearls really elevate the piece.

Beautiful dendritic agate by

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All kinda of flavors of textured rings will be previewing  😊
09/27/2022

All kinda of flavors of textured rings will be previewing 😊


Happy Friyay!Ruby enveloped in gold ✨A deeper dive into the bespoke ruby ring I posted earlier this week❤️- [ ]         ...
09/23/2022

Happy Friyay!

Ruby enveloped in gold ✨

A deeper dive into the bespoke ruby ring I posted earlier this week❤️

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A handful of different flavors of turquoise rings in the making.Beautiful turquoise from
09/02/2022

A handful of different flavors of turquoise rings in the making.

Beautiful turquoise from


How do you do texture?Silver rings in the making.              #         #wabisabi
08/29/2022

How do you do texture?

Silver rings in the making.

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Happy Friyay!Too beautiful not to reshare this mesmerizing pendant featuring an outer worldly dendritic agate from      ...
08/12/2022

Happy Friyay!

Too beautiful not to reshare this mesmerizing pendant featuring an outer worldly dendritic agate from

My gorgeous niece  modeling the earrings I made for her, featuring amazing dendritic agates from  - [ ]                 ...
07/28/2022

My gorgeous niece modeling the earrings I made for her, featuring amazing dendritic agates from

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I don’t get many photographs of me in my natural habitat. This one was snapped by  when she shopped by  last weekend😊
06/14/2022

I don’t get many photographs of me in my natural habitat. This one was snapped by when she shopped by last weekend😊

So many beautiful texture rings will be at  this weekend. Featuring recycled silver and responsibly sourced stones. Alwa...
06/09/2022

So many beautiful texture rings will be at this weekend. Featuring recycled silver and responsibly sourced stones. Always😊

Beautiful turquoise from and amazing dendritic agates from


Sometimes you just have to wait and see. Wasn’t sure about the silver and mustard yellow sapphire combination, but I REA...
05/31/2022

Sometimes you just have to wait and see. Wasn’t sure about the silver and mustard yellow sapphire combination, but I REALLY like how it turned out🤩


Rolling gently into the week with this awesome precision cut lab-created Padparadscha sapphire skillfully cut by  The pa...
05/23/2022

Rolling gently into the week with this awesome precision cut lab-created Padparadscha sapphire skillfully cut by

The pairing gods did not disappoint this weekend😊


Weekend test run 🤩- [ ]       # dendriticagate                    - [ ]
05/16/2022

Weekend test run 🤩

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A star studded line up for  this weekend.There might be rain in the forecast, but bring a rain coat and have fun. My fel...
05/05/2022

A star studded line up for this weekend.

There might be rain in the forecast, but bring a rain coat and have fun. My fellow artists and I have been working incredibly hard to bring you amazing pieces of art to add to your collections😊

I will be in Booth 320.

Beautiful turquoise from 💚💙💚

Amazing dendritic agate from and

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Monday’s view.I have been dying to make this magnificent dendritic agate into a pendant and went back and forth on sever...
05/02/2022

Monday’s view.

I have been dying to make this magnificent dendritic agate into a pendant and went back and forth on several design ideas. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. This beauty will be debuting at this coming weekend😊

Beautiful dendritic agate from

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Friday’s view. Sometimes all you need are clean gently rolling lines😊Beautiful dendritic agate from                     ...
04/22/2022

Friday’s view.

Sometimes all you need are clean gently rolling lines😊

Beautiful dendritic agate from

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Today’s view🤩- [ ]       # dendriticagate                    - [ ]
04/12/2022

Today’s view🤩

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04/05/2022

Growth in action

My ring entitled “Growth” will be competing this Sunday in Battle of the Rings. I will need your votes to progress to th...
04/05/2022

My ring entitled “Growth” will be competing this Sunday in Battle of the Rings. I will need your votes to progress to the second round!!

To vote, please go to on Instagram and tap on the flower icon in the top left hand corner of her page to access her story. There, you will see a live voting poll where you can click on your choice of ring to vote.

Thank you🙏

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02/28/2022

Growth

Super excited to share that “Growth” made the cut and will be progressing into Battle of the Rings 2022. I will need you...
02/28/2022

Super excited to share that “Growth” made the cut and will be progressing into Battle of the Rings 2022. I will need your votes, please 🙏

Look at that beautiful smile. I love when my pieces make happy faces. Really enjoyed collaborating with  on this ring💚💙💚...
02/18/2022

Look at that beautiful smile. I love when my pieces make happy faces. Really enjoyed collaborating with on this ring💚💙💚

Beautiful turquoise from 💚💙💚

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This second special pendant made its way to California via the Kansas plains a couple of weeks ago, for my other sister-...
02/14/2022

This second special pendant made its way to California via the Kansas plains a couple of weeks ago, for my other sister-in-law , who is the best nurse nightingale one could ever hope for🤎

Featuring an amazing quartz doublet dendritic agate from in a sterling silver setting offset with links that play off the shape of the stone.

Photo creds

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A pendant for a dear friend  , who has supplied me with much used gold for recycling over the past couple of years that ...
02/04/2022

A pendant for a dear friend , who has supplied me with much used gold for recycling over the past couple of years that has become many of the pendants and rings that I have shared on Instagram

.This pendant was made from a pair of Jennifer’s diamond studs and several chains. Diamonds really thrive in the cast-in-place process, being the hardest stone on the Moh’s scale. These two are positively singing🤩

Hand-woven Kumihimo 6x8 cord using hand-dyed Japanese silk thread.

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This very special pendant made its way to the Kansas plains this past weekend for my sister-in-law  , who has been throu...
01/24/2022

This very special pendant made its way to the Kansas plains this past weekend for my sister-in-law , who has been through the wringer and back this past couple of months. Love you, Shelly🤍

Featuring an amazing raw edged dendritic agate from in a sterling silver setting that shows off the asymmetry of the raw edges.

Photo creds

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Turquoise, always a great traveling companion.Beautiful turquoise from  💚💙💚                      #wabisabi
01/19/2022

Turquoise, always a great traveling companion.

Beautiful turquoise from 💚💙💚

#wabisabi

Happy Friday😊Cool serenity in the face of an approaching winter storm❄️                           jewelry
01/14/2022

Happy Friday😊

Cool serenity in the face of an approaching winter storm❄️

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Happy 2022, y’all. Here’s wishing the creative juices are already starting to flow😊Most liked post of 2021!             ...
01/01/2022

Happy 2022, y’all. Here’s wishing the creative juices are already starting to flow😊

Most liked post of 2021!

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Top 9 of 2021. Thank you for all of the support and encouragement😊- [x]                   handmadejewellery             ...
12/29/2021

Top 9 of 2021. Thank you for all of the support and encouragement😊

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