Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Earrings are still my most favorite type of jewelry to create.
Here are a few of my latest pieces.

Citrine & Carnelian

Solar Quartz & Tourmaline in many colors

Tourmalinated Quartz & Moonstone

I have some custom orders I'd love to show, but not until their designated owners receive them.  That just wouldn't be fair!

Thanks to Four of Five for the photos.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sirius is heading North

Sirius is heading North

Saturday, July 28, 2012

July Allegory Gallery Design Team piece

I've pondered these little pink-ish / green-ish glass flower beads ever since I ripped open the package of beads from Andrew of Allegory Gallery.  Andrew knew (because I told him) that glass beads and pink were the kind and color that tended to stump me the most.  And since this project is designed to be a challenge ... I guess I should've expected it.
Inspiration for this piece came in the form of a waft of fragrance from some of the wild flowers that pop up at will in my yard.  I was coming up the steps, totally distracted by not having a clue what to make for dinner, and this scent stopped me in my tracks.  And then a dragonfly passed by me.  Forget dinner - I have some jewelry to make!
For this month's project, I definitely wanted to incorporate a reclaimed element, so I picked this silver tone link bracelet from my stash of found treasures.  I like that the metal has little marks and is not as bright as sterling, giving it has a rustic feel that contrasts with the sparkly beads.  And I bought these tiny dragonflies many years ago.  The pink crystals and shimmery clear beads are also from my Allegory Gallery Design Team package.

Please check out the other members of the Allegory Gallery Design Team’s blogs.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Can't forget my teammates!

In my last post, I neglected to mention my Allegory Gallery Design Team mates, which is just wrong!  Every last member is so talented, and deserves to be recognized.
Please click on their names to check out their blogs and sites, as we will all have something new from out challenge stash posted every month.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Celebrations and Leaps!

This has been a big month for celebrations:  a "milestone" birthday, the 22nd anniversary of my marriage, and the 4th anniversary of launching Sirius7 Jewelry.

This month has also been filled with Leaps - today, I'm taking a leap by shifting my shop Sirius Mind and Body from a brick & mortar establishment to existing solely online.

I'm also leaping into a project that has been in the making for a few months now, but submitting my first piece of jewelry as a member of the Allegory Gallery Design Team.

Everything about this pendant and necklace is about me leaping and stretching, mostly by using materials outside of my usual choices.  The donut is an agate that I've had in my stash for a long time, waiting for just the right opportunity to use it.  I rarely use copper wire, but I really liked the way it looks against the brown agate.  The same goes for the necklace beads (green plastic and molasses colored lucite), which are part of the stash sent to me by Andrew and William of Allegory Gallery for the monthly project challenges.