The CYS Ambassadors are an international network of experts who specialize in SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and other components. A delightful sampling of 30 of our projects is presented in Crystal Jewelry Inspiration, available from Kalmbach and Amazon and at your local bead shop.
Do you have a question about jewelry making? Visit Ask the Experts at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, where I am a member of a team answering questions on a wide range of topics.
Welcome to Sand's Stones
Hand-made jewelry, custom designed and ready-to-wear, classroom instruction, and jewelry-making kits for the creative soul...
Lush Garden Necklaces display a palette of colors, textures, and shapes using vintage or contemporary themes.
The Spring issue of Wirework magazine is a delight! It contains my Wire Ribbon Earring design together with detalied instructions for creating your own. In all, there are 21 wire and chain mail projects showing many of the techniques needed in your own wire designs.
Personal Instruction and Events
I very much look forward to presenting a workshop at the Hunterdon Art Museum Bead Bash on June 30. Please join myself and others at this special event in memory of Linda Johnson of Extraordinary Beads.
I will be giving several classes this summer at The Birds and the Beads, and Beaders in Paradise returns in the Bahamas this October. See my complete schedule for dates and times.
You can view my instructional tutorials on the Fire Mountain website - just click any topic below.
- Adding French Wire and Clasp to Silk Thread
- Making Headpins from Wire
- Crochet with Wire - The Chain Stitch
- Making a Silk Thread Needle
- Forming Wire Coils
- Forming Complex Wire Shapes
- Designing with Wire Coils
- Making Ball-Tip Headpins
- Creating and Designing with Links
- Hand Knotting Pearls
- Forming Basic Wire Shapes
- Wrapping Stones and Beads with Half-Round Wire
Videos covering these and other techniques are among over 100 presentations made available for viewing at no cost by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.
Kits and Instructions
My easy assembly kits are for all levels of jewelry-makers. Kits include instructions and all necessary components.
The instructions for Coiled Bangle Bracelets allow you to use your own Sterllng Silver or colored copper wires and... more