Monday, January 7, 2013


So, here in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, land of the Rajs.  Toured the beautiful Amber Fort, built about 1,000 years ago.  Our hotel is previously in another lifetime a very old home really laid back kind of inexpensive hangout for folks from all over.  From the rooftop restaurant we saw green parrots fly by and kites flying from other rooftops as well as the Pink Palace in the heart of town in the 18th century.  It's a really cool place but i am getting totally ripped off by the vendors and I still haven't found my jewelry parts.  Maybe tomorrow.  photos to come.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Been a while!

Well another Studio Stroll under my belt here in the River Arts District.  Lot's of new faces, conversations, sales and just plain ole good visiting!  Speaking of visits, my sweet cousin Dan and his wife Karen showed up from Charlotte.  What a surprise and a treat.  Enjoyed it much.  Just wish we  had more time to catch up.....
So, for this stroll I had wiped out my inventory, (not really) but it was diminished greatly from the fabulously successful trunk shows I had in Baton Rouge and Slidell, Louisiana in April.   So, I got to working on new pieces and came up with about a dozen new pieces.  One is on my neck as I model my studio mate, Margaret Couch Cogswell's funtastic crown!  Check it out!    More to come when I come up for breath! Thanks for your patience.  Denise

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Oh I just sat through the worst LSU game I can remember! I am not a big fan of football but was pumped up for this one for Bill and everybody down there in LA! Darn what a disappointing thing to sit through. But while sitting there I created! Some new designs using my last supply of Cherry Amber and Golden Amber, Turquoise and some beautiful golden Fresh Water Pearls! I'll post photos tomorrow when I get to the studio. Owie my neck is hurting! I'm getting too old for this occupation!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Do you dare?

1417E $55

1417N $185 1417E $55

These sassy and colorful necklace and earrings are perfect for a really fun evening or day just as long as you're sassy! They are made of sterling, turquoise, coral, fresh water pearl and a large calcite nuggets! The earrings measure a full 4".

Friday, January 6, 2012

New & Fun!

So, just created these two! The necklace on a 20" Sterling chain with toggle closure is an asymmetrical dangle of horn, cherry amber, turquoise and sterling silver from Thailand! I love the playfulness of this piece. It represents the mood I am in today!
1446E $40 1446N $135

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cord, sterling chain and lots of colorful dangling stones.
Horn, Iolite, Serpentine and Bali Sterling. Very adjustable in length.

Style #1247N
Price $85

Sterling chain links with flesh colored mushroom pearls, golden potato pearls and sterling discs, with a sterling flower from the Karen Hill Tribe of Thailand. Delicate and current!

Price $155
Length 24"

This sweet Nepalese piece was made by my friend Nilofur in Kathmandu under my guidance. I love the exotic centerpiece of inlaid old coral and delicate strands
of turquoise heishi and use of brass in the piece.
The earrings were created by myself from the soft old coral also.

Price $110
Length 18"

Style #1228E
Price $35


Love it! Old coral from Nepal, the pendant and earrings silver work is absolutely fabulous! Love it!

Item #1223N
Price $165
Length adjustable to 24" w/2" drop
Item # 1223E
Price $85
Length 3"

White, faceted quartz nuggets, old sterling, denim lapis lazuli rounds. Simple but lovely!

Item #1222N
Price $85
Length 18"

Sterling Chain, wonderful large chocolate boulder pearls, rectangular ocean jasper, large sterling balls.

Price $125
Length 18"

Item #1205
Price $75
Length 22"
This great carnelian disc with turquoise tubes and
faceted fresh water pearls on a sterling chain is a
great accent piece.

This is green chalk turquoise from China. I love the intense color. I have added some beige fossil coral, mother of pearl, fresh water pearl and sterling silver findings.

Item #1187N
Price $145

Friday, December 9, 2011

Plum Shellicious!

Oh, I love this piece! Do I say that a lot? You know they are all my babies! The sterling shell is a creation from the Karen Hill Tribe women of Thailand and the stones are irregular coin pearls, purple jasper faceted chunks and pink oyster shell. The sterling connecting chain is hefty for the shell to hang nicely from.

Item# 1153N
Price $185
Length 18"

Price $55
Length 3 1/2"