The Arrival of Autumn


I am always looking for inspiration for my mosaic art. I might find a colorful leaf and take a picture for future reference or purchase stones just because I like the color.  Somewhere down the road I know that the images and stones will come together.

I’m constantly on the lookout to expand my collection of minerals and stones to use in both my fine art and mosaic art jewelry. The stones in this collage I purchased at the annual Society of American Mosaic Artists vendor show. I was drawn to these calcite stones with their various shades of orange and think the colors are perfect to welcome autumn. To purchase these or similar pieces, please visit my online shop.

If you have pictures or stones you would like made into custom earrings, pendants, or cuff links, feel free to email me and we can collaborate on something unique.

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From Chess Board to French Cuff

I was asked by a young couple to create unique earrings and cuff links for their bridal party. Working with the bride and groom we found the perfect combination of stones–moonstone, labradorite, and black onyx–to create the elegant look they wanted.

In order to make the cuff links extra special for the groom I wanted to use stones that had some significance to him. I was able to obtain onyx chess pieces from a set his grandmother had given to his parents 20 years before. The set was no longer complete, but the pieces could find new life as cuff links, a meaningful “something old” to adorn the men’s cuffs.

The gallery above shows the transformation from chess piece to micro mosaic cuff link.

For  information on custom wedding party jewelry and accessories, contact us.

Light in Nature

In nature, light creates the color.  In the picture, color creates the light. (Hans Hofmann)

While strolling through the woods in North Carolina, Wendy’s attention and camera were drawn to the light captured in the trees and reflected in the water near a rustic bridge.

The numerous shades of green created by the light inspired this opal, green flourite, and peridot piece.

Purchase this gemstone mosaic pendant and other nature-inspired pieces on Etsy.