ONE GOOD BEAD DESERVES ANOTHER
Each bracelet is made with all natural and organic materials: glass, wood, bone, seeds, nuts, shells, horn, semi-precious gemstones, clay, etc. Some beads have carvings, designs, and ornamentation applied by individual artists from around the world: for example, some of the painted bone and glass beads from Africa, the ceramic kiln-fired beads with patina finishes, as well as the handmade dichroic glass beads that glow when light touches them.
I may use beads from strands of African trade beads, 108-bead Buddhist malas, and rare strings bought by merchants who distribute them to bead artists like me. I sometimes go to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. I may find beads in small shops in obscure and hidden drawers in old cabinets; from bead companies specializing in ethnic & natural products; at flea markets; bead shows, or on etsy and other websites.
The differences in prices with my bracelets have to do with the different costs of the beads themselves, depending on: rarity; availability; and the fact that some beads, for instance, the dichroic ones, just cost more per bead. Even with this, and the time to create the designs, I still try to make them affordable.
As with the malas, my bracelets are 100% handmade, so colors and details may vary slightly, but the overall look will match the photo. And they too, will be delivered in a silk bag for gift giving.
I am happy to restring a bracelet to perfectly fit your wrist if one here is too large or too small. And if you want groupings of a specific color, I can custom make designs personally for you, as I did for a client in the image below, who requested white-themed bracelets, grouped nine for each arm.
There are other examples of bracelet groupings in the photographs on this page. I can make three of a color, or five, or any number you want in your grouping. I will be adding new designs on this site, as I make them, and removing designs as others sell. So please check back. It is possible I will not be able to replicate a design once it sells. Beads come and go in availability.
If you have questions, please email me with the form at the bottom of the page.
Beadwork jewelry is delicate, so when getting dressed, it should be the last piece on, and the first to take off. Also, avoid immersion in water and leaving out in high temperatures.