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 for information 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.
Personal Instruction and Events
I look forward to returning to my favorite venues to present classes and workshops in the New Year.
In April, look for me along with my Jewelers Studio Guild colleagues at the NY/NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show at the Raritan Center.
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