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Burning Bush Pendant
Dendritic Agate with Orbs cabochon, Argentium Silver, Sterling Silver.
Delicate orange and brown branch-like dendrite inclusions with orbs hovering by. Tapers of Argentium Silver frame the delicate scene.
Flowering Bouquet Pendant
Flowering Tube Onyx cabochon, accented with Madeira Citrine and Mozambique Garnet gemstones, Argentium Silver and succulents cast in Sterling Silver using the lost wax casting method.
Colorful wavy bands and flowering patterns accented with succulents and gemstones.
Blue Springs Pendant
Faint Blue Sand Hill Turquoise cabochon, Argentium Silver, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf cast in Sterling Silver, Swiss Topaz gemstone.
I grew up with Yellowstone National Park nearby with it's amazing geysers and springs turning into rivers. The cabochon has much depth, like water bubbling up.
Spring Bouquet Pendant
Purple Lavender Variscite cabochon, Argentium Silver with Succulents cast in Sterling Silver.
Tapers of Argentium Silver create a hanging basket with blooming succulents
Laurie Van Mondfrans
Waterlily Dragonfly Jewelry Box
A dragonfly ring with it's own container. The container is fabricated from Argentium silver and highly polished. The fabricated dragonfly is perched on the end of a catkin with hand pierced wings.
1 ½” height x 2” diameter base
Mouse's Delight Plaque
A tiny mouse recreated in copper munches on a crocus leaf by using the ancient metals technique repoussé. This limited addition copper 3D plaque can be hung or used as a table top decoration.
3.5” x 3.5” x .50”
Mouse's Delight Plaque
A limited addition copper 3D plaque can be hung or used as a table top decoration.
3.5” x 3.5” x .50”
The snakes are made of fine silver with 24k yg granules fused into the eye area. Then hung on Argentium wire.
Chasing, Repoussé, granulation, patina
2” length, ⅞” wide
Photo Credit: Terry Weckbaugh, Image Quest Photography
Walk In The Forest Necklace
Vitreous enamel on copper, 18k yellow gold, sterling silver (patina), green tourmaline slice, peridot
20” chain, 4.5” pendant
Walk In The Forest Brooch
Vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver (patina) with set peridot
2.5” x 2.5” x .375”
Spring Storms Brooch
Vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver (patina), bi-color tourmaline
2.5” x 2” x .375”
Spring Storms Necklace
Vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver (patina)
Spring Rain Brooch
Sterling Silver, New Zealand Felted Wool, Copper Shot Stone.
Through the Looking Glass Brooch
Copper, Sterling Silver, New Zealand felted wool, Mica, Aluminum beads glue, Rare Earth Magnets.
Cloud Cover Brooch
New Zealand felted wool, Sterling Silver, Copper, Rare Earth Magnets.
Vigilant in Spring Pendant
Created with sterling silver, copper, glass beads, and Prismacolor pencil. There is an emphasis on veins to show how we all are connected.
A Storm is Born Brooch
Created with sterling silver, copper, glass beads, and Prismacolor pencil. The veins illustrate the connections in new growth.
Sterling silver and labradorite necklace. A symbol of research and science houses a single labradorite pebble that is moving near the opening of the vessel with a renewed sense of cautious freedom.
Sterling silver and labradorite necklace. A glimpse of light and hope shines from within as each of us are on the cusp of emerging from what may feel like the stifling confines of our pods, like spring emerging from winter.
Relate Pendant Necklace
Sterling silver and labradorite necklace. Small glimmers of color shine from individual pieces of labradorite as they move and shift within the pods that are re-connecting and re-learning to relate to one another as parts of a whole composition, like plants that are spreading out their roots to create a network of flowers in the promise of spring.
Evening Garden Bracelet
Glass, stone, and sterling silver come together to describe what goes on above and below the earths surface. Spring brings the anticipation of new growth.
Width 1" Length 8.5"
Created with sterling silver, copper, glass beads, and Prismacolor pencil. There is an emphasis on veins in the petals showing all living things are more similar than different and connected.
wide: 3" height: 2.5"
Two Blooms Brooch
Created with sterling silver, copper, glass beads, and Prismacolor pencil. The veins illustrate the connections we share in new growth.
width: 2.75" height: 4"
Alpine Flora Bracelet
Glass, Korean Jade, and sterling silver come together to rejoice over the new growth of Spring.
width: 1" length: 8.5"
Flight of the Phoenix
"Flight" is influenced by birds; wings, flight, and particularly a Phoenix symbolizing rebirth. As the Phoenix emerges from its ashes, so can we after devastation and loss. I am expressing my personal losses through this ring. The Sterling silver (size 7.5) Heavy, carved texture on front, and smooth, polished back.
I envision rebirth in the form of moving on, moving forward. Chrysoprase is known for its healing abilities, and aids to promote growth, joy and overall happiness. Sterling silver with set chrysoprase hand-carved front texture, and an organically-inspired design cut-out on the back. (size 8)
Flight 2 - back
Back side of sterling silver ring showing a high polished surface and pierced detail behind chrysoprase.
Both cast and hand-fabricated in sterling silver, this asymmetrical design is inspired by the budding of springtime. I wanted to depict the rough, textured interior of the pod, combined with the smooth, polished exterior "skin"; nestled so elegantly in a bed of vines, which are intentionally lightly textured.
Pod Neckpiece - No Model
Sterling silver body jewelry hand cast and fabricated.
It’s a wrap! Ring
Fordite and Sterling Silver Ring
Fordite and Sterling Silver Cuff
Blue, Red & White Necklace
Fordite and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Eye on You Brooch
Fordite and Sterling Silver Brooch
April Showers Earrings
Tin, oxidized silver, and glass cabochon. 2" x 1"
Inspired by the change that comes with spring.
Spring's Arrival Necklace
Imperial Jasper, Faceted Carnelian, cuttlebone casting,and oxidized sterling silver on handmade 18" chain
Spring's Arrival - detail
Detail View: Imperial Jasper, Faceted Carnelian, cuttlebone casting,and oxidized sterling silver on handmade 18" chain
Spring's Arrival - Detail Back
Detail Back: Imperial Jasper, Faceted Carnelian, cuttlebone casting,and oxidized sterling silver on handmade 18" chain
Montana Agate and oxidized sterling silver
1 1/2"x 1 1/8"
Enameled Transparent Pendant over copper.
Wonder Pendant - back
Enameled Transparent Pendant over etched copper, backplate not etched
Handmade Paper from Orange Found -Wood from Tower Grove Tree - with Brass Handmade Findings, abstract form.
Celebrating the new growth that comes to life in Spring.
Made from sterling silver wire with ends capped with granulation, it measures 20” long and has a hook clasp.
Fresh Turquoise is always a welcome sight, whether north or south of the border. These sterling silver on textured brass earrings get their inspiration from the Panamanian Mola textiles. Accented with turquoise cabochons they may come out in the Spring but can be worn all year round. They measure 1’ x 2 ¼” with the wire hook.
Nothing says it’s Spring like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon. In this case two sterling silver butterflies are framed in wire hoops with a snap bar closure. Inspired by Asian motifs, granulated balls accent the center intersection of the wires. The outside measures 1 5/8” in diameter.
The sun was revered by the Indians as the provider of light, heat, the facilitator of crops and represented growth. The rays of the sun signified the cardinal directions, North, South, East and West.
In some Native American cultures, the spider and its web bring the message of continual weaving of patterns, the infinite possibility of creation, and the importance of recording the complexities in our lives.
The Medicine Wheel has been used by Native American tribes for health and healing. It embodies the Four Directions, as well as Father Sky, Mother Earth, and Spirit Tree—all of which symbolize dimensions of health and the cycles of life.