Welcome to Sand's Stones

Hand-made jewelry, custom designed and ready-to-wear, classroom instruction, and jewelry-making kits for the creative soul...

Let It Bead

Swarovski Create Your Style - Let It Bead Swarovski Create Your Style - Let It Bead You will find the latest creative techniques and design trends with sparkling Swarovski crystals in Let It Bead from Create Your Style. Click here to view and download the file.

Sun Worship Duo

Sun Worship Duo Project Sun Worship Duo Project


Conetastic Helen Driggs' Review Melissa Cable's Review

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Inverted and Hourglass Mandrels were recently added as Accessories to the original Conetastic™ concept, clever additions that allow the tool to work even harder for you.

Conetastic™ Tutorial

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beads, baubles and jewels website)
Making Cones

Personal Instruction & Events

I will be presenting a workshop on Free-Form Half-Round Rings at Bead Dazzle on March 28 and again on April 24.

A new metal-working workshop is being developed for Annealed Studio to be presented on May 2.

Video Instruction

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Bend it, twist it, shape it, wear it. In my latest episode from the Beads, Baubles and Jewels Television show, watch as I warm-up by bending and shaping sheet metal using Conetastic™. The design is then enhanced with patterns, texture and color. View segments of this latest video and a sampling of others on my Video page.


Play Misty for Me

Lush Garden Necklaces display a palette of colors, textures, and shapes using vintage or contemporary themes.

View several of my other original creations on my design page and in the Gallery of Designs on the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads website.


Conetastic™ Signature Series, Kits and Instructions - all are available in my store. A free Hourglass and Pearl Earring Kit will be included with your purchase of the complete Conetastic™ Signature Series.

Instructions for my Finger Bling Ring are in beadingdaily, available from Interweave.

Swarovski Authorized Instructor
Helen Driggs' Review Melissa Cable's Review Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Swarovski Create Your Style - Let It Bead