Welcome to Sand's Stones

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

Swarovski Inspirations

...from Swarovski’s Spring 2020 Highlights Collection...

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Swarovski Spring #9
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Sun Worship Duo

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Conetastic Helen Driggs' Review Melissa Cable's Review

(Click above for the full reviews.)

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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Making Cones

Personal Instruction & Events

My Free-Form Half-Round Ringsworkshops that had been scheduled for March 28 and April 24 at Bead Dazzle were cancelled. We will keep you posted regarding any future sessions.

A new metal-working workshop has been developed for Annealed Studio, date to be determined.

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 available from Interweave.

Swarovski Projects for You

Cubic Cascade

“These feminine, shoulder-skimming earrings create an optical illusion that elongates the neck. The ombré crystal beads graduate from intense cobalt and shimmering sapphire to gleaming gold and sparkling iridescence.” - Swarovski Click to view and download the project.

“This gloriously regal brooch, with its stunning Cabochon swan cameo, has a retro feel that reprises all the glamour of a 19th-century salon.” - Swarovski Click to view and download the project.

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