New necklaces at Local Discoveries

Check out these fun and fanciful additions to my offerings at Local Discoveries, including exotic materials like apatite, chocolate jasper, fluorite, pietersite and grossular garnet.  Stop by soon, or you may miss them!  ūüôā



Ocean Jasper, Freshwater Pearls, and Labradorite…just some of the new items at Etsy

Check out NEW items at Etsy

Green Piece - 17" Chrysoprase and Lampwork Bead Necklace w/Sterling Silver Clasp

Sea Star on Sand - 18" Chocolate Jasper & Lampwork Glass Bead Necklace with Vermeil Clasp

Etsy Shop Now Open

I’m proud to announce that I have just opened up a shop on!  New items are available for sale now.
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‘Tis the Season

Back again after a dry spell…Christmas has me inspired! ¬†Here are a few little things I made as gifts. ¬†The glass beads for the wine charms were found at Planet Bead in Hillsboro (

"Steampunk" choker

“Steampunk” choker

"Kitty" pink choker
“Kitty” pink choker

Christmas wine charms

Christmas wine charms

In/Out Earrings @ Local Discoveries

In (one ear) and Out (the other) Earrings made with seed beads and sterling silver fishhook earwires…now at Local Discoveries

New work at Local Discoveries

Ribbon necklaces with Czech glass beads and sterling silver findings.  Also, bead-woven bracelets using square seed beads and Czech fire polish beads with antique buttons for the clasps.  These items will be available soon at Local Discoveries at 16th & Alberta.  Find them on the web at:

DSCN3361Beaded bracelets and ribbon necklaces.  These items will be available at Local Discoveries at 16th & Alberta.



I am a Portland-area artist rekindling my passion for beads and gemstones.  In 2000 I started a business selling beads and my own beaded jewelry on eBay.  My start came as a result of a fortuitous purchase of the remnants of a bead shop going out of business.  As I built the business, one of my favorite things was to browse the bead and gem shows searching for new and interesting inventory to share with my customers.  However, after a few years it became more and more difficult to part with my beautiful beads and baubles, and with the stress and time constraints of my day job I also quit making jewelry.

This year, along with some other major life changes, I took the plunge to embark on the scary journey of self-employment. ¬†I humbly offer up selections from my hoard in hopes they will entice and delight you. ¬†To start with I won’t be selling anything here, but I will be offering items shown here for sale at local establishments. ¬†If you like what you see or desire a custom piece, please comment or contact me directly and I’ll be happy to accommodate your request to the best of my ability. ¬†Mostly this is a forum to share what I love with others, so I welcome your comments¬†if you would like to share as well.