I love this side photo of the Small Jackrabbit Necklace, becuase you can see how the wire is strung into the sterling silver bezel or frame. I designed this bezel specifically for the wire chain, because I love the minimal, modern look of a wire necklace.
Looking for a personal and unique gift for a lover of nature, stars, or the outdoors? This month is June and the zodiac constellation is Gemini! Celebrate the stars that were in the sky on your or a loved one’s birthday with a custom Gemini necklace.
The necklace also comes in the 12 other signs, as well as the Big Dipper and Orion.
Aries: March 21 – April 20
Taurus: April 21 – May 21
Gemini: May 22 – June 21
Cancer: June 22 – July 22
Leo: July 23 – August 23
Virgo: August 24 – September 22
Libra: September 23 – October 23
Scorpio: October 24 – November 22
Sagittarius: November 23 – December 21
Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
Aquarius: January 20 – February 19
Pisces: February 20 – March 20
The California Poppy necklace is now available with a brass bezel and 24 carat gold filled cable chain! I love the warm tone of gold next to the bright orange of the poppies.
Until now my pieces have only been available in sterling silver and sometimes white brass, but now I’m starting to experiment with the warm rich color of brass and gold.
The Poppy Oval necklace is available now and in stock!
For those that live in the city, spotting the constellations can be a bit of a challenge. I remember the first time I saw Scorpio: we were driving to San Diego down highway 5 through central California. It was about 9 pm; we were driving at night to avoid traffic in LA. I was sitting in the passenger’s seat when suddenly I recognized the configuration of stars just above the horizon. Scorpio is huge! It took up a big portion of the sky and I couldn’t stop looking at it. Just beautiful.
I offer the constellation necklace in the 12 zodiac signs, plus Big Dipper and Orion. I can’t also do a custom constellation, if you’re looking for something else. If you’re looking for a personal gift for a loved one (or youself!), the constellation necklace is perfect!
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I designed the Jackrabbit necklace 2 years ago. The idea was a Predator | Prey series: the prey are very fierce and the predators are kind and gentle. The concept of the series was to challenge our stereotypes of what it means to be the prey (weak, scared, bad) or the predator (powerful, strong, good); the reality in nature is both the predator and prey rely and depend on each other. Neither survives without the other; this is balance in nature.
I had been painting the necklaces for over a year when, in the fall of 2016, I started working on original art based on my most popular jewelry pieces; the first piece was the Jackrabbit.
The second necklace in the series is the Grey Wolf.
People ask me if I have a rabbit, and the answer is no. However I do have a 24 pound cat that does look like a rabbit.
The Small Jackrabbit necklace is available in my store. The Jackrabbit pastel drawing is also available as a print.
When I’m selling my pieces at shows, I can tell the Mars Rover fans: they scan my necklaces, and suddenly, they recognize the Rover, Curiosity. They look to me, then back at the Rover, and ask “Wow, is that the Mars Rover?” It always makes me feel a bit of “squeee!!” inside.
Why did I decide to paint the Rover? It started back in 2012; the Curiosity landing was broadcast, and generated a lot of excitement about what it might find. I was kind of into the Rover, but it wasn’t until high resolution photographs of the Martian surface were released that I started to realize how awesome Curiosity is. Being a visual person, these high resolution photos for the first time really made me feel I was standing on Mars and experiencing and discovering this alien planet right with the Rover.
Do you love the Rover too? Drop me a line!
Mars Curiosity Rover necklace is available in my shop here!