My Design Inspiration

As long as I can remember, I have loved gemstones, as well as fossils and rocks.  AND I have always wanted to learn metalsmithing ... I felt it was my calling.  Working with metals is just an unbelievable craft.  I often say, "I have the best job in the world."  When designing handmade gemstone jewelry pieces in my studio, this passion is reflected in my designs. I am inspired by the natural minerals and fossils to create simple but expressive handcrafted jewelry designs.

Because natural gemstones and fossils can stand alone as a work of art, handcrafted gemstone jewelry has the ability to make a statement, no matter how simple the design.  I don't like to complicate my designs, as I don't want to take away from the natural beauty of the semi-precious gemstones and fossils. As an artist, to design from what is naturally beautiful is such a gift.  I enjoy using my creativity to showcase that beauty in the most simple way.

Gemstone jewelry by danielle is a collection of "one-of-a-kind" and a few "limited edition" handcrafted gemstone and fossil jewelry pieces of copper, silver and gold.  Because gemstones and fossils always vary in color and matrix, any of my handmade gemstone jewelry designs will be unique in some way.

Friday
Oct292010

Amethyst & Sterling Silver Earrings

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Amethyst top drilled nuggets are the feature gemstone in these handmade amethyst sterling silver earrings. Sterling silver square wire was shaped into these 2 1/2" rectangle style sterling silver earrings. The rectangle shape of these handmade amethyst earrings is a very fun and original style to wear.

Amethyst is the gemstone of choice for so many people, as the purple color is usually the reason they are drawn to amethyst gemstones. These particular amethyst gemstone nuggets are a very nice, deep purple, with hardly an inclusion.

One-of-a-kind - SOLD