Monthly Archives: September 2013

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.