Friday, July 29, 2016

I have been busy this year working without the benefit of a studio. My work is being sold at 35 on Main in Warrenton,Va. I urge you to come by and see some of my new goodies.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

               Yesterday I posted about my new bracelets, but I forgot to tell everyone that 10% of the price of the bracelets goes to Canine Companions. People who are disabled can apply and if they meet the criteria they get one of these amazing dogs which cost $50,000 to train for free. This is my
friend Nancy and her wonderful dog Arkin.


Friday, September 19, 2014

New venture Designer Medic alert Bracelets

I have started a new business venture as part of my One of a Kind designs. I and make designer bracelets for woman and girls who need to wear medical alert bracelets. I make them to order. Each one is individual. They can be made with birthstones or other natural stones accents in sterling silver or 14 kt gold filled beads. I can be reached through my email thenestdesigns@gmail.com.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Some of my silver,gold, amd mixed metal pieces

I've been busy. Some of my things sold before I had a chance to photograph them. But here are some of my more recent pieces. Some alread have customers waiting for them.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Back to my metal roots

I 've been very busy with a new old line of products. Years ago I did mainly silver and goldsmithing I had gotten away from it and now I am back at it. I truly missed it. Beads are wonderful and fun but for me the metal is what really speaks to me. I love to mix metals, copper,silver and gold such wonderful combinations can be made.Add some wonderful beads and it's a match made in heaven.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Gem Show in Chantilly

To all of you who read my blog I thank you. Please leave me comments. I went to the gem show yesterday and had a great time.  I saw Mary and Leslie from Beads Direct I found some wonderful pyrite chips  and pink tourmaline rondels to go with some vintage glass beads that my daughter gave me. I also got several strands of rondels that have dark purple amethyst, dark green peridot, swiss blue topaz and citrines. Prices were extremely reasonable and they had such beautiful and unusual things strands that were pearlized, just beautiful and they are such nice people to deal with, go see them today or tommorrow. Multicreations had some lovely looking cut and polished silver beads and there price are definately best in the show. I also got a half strand of 24kt gold vermeil bead over sterling silver. All together pleased with my purchases which I will share with my daughter. Some many beautiful beads, stones and jewelry not enough time or money, but still a fun time. The Nest Designs One of A Kind Jeweler

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chantilly Gem Show Feb18-20

This one of the things I like about living in the Northern Virgina area. Every year we get several visits from good gem dealers, bead suppliers, we all have our favorites. Some people I have dealt with for close to 30yrs Taj Beads very fair prices and very good quality beads. Beads Direct always has beautiful druzys and other unusual stones Mary and Leslie are a pleasure to do business with always.
Multicreations,N.J. Inc always have the best prices on silver findings at the show. If you want cut stones The Kay El Co.Inc has very nice precious and semiprecious cut and cabachon stones. These people are all in the back room so you must have a resale number to visit them. The show is very security conscious so no sneaking in without a number. However, there are a lot of vendors on the floor that those without resale numbers can buy from, and sometimes there are good buys to be found out on the retail floor. So if you go a few suggestions, pack a sandwich the food in the hall is overpriced and terrible, bring your own bottle of H2O, wear comfortable shoes and last but not least watch your purse with your money and credit cards in it. I've seen women get so excited about something they put their handbags down and wander off to look at something else be aware not everybody isn't as honest as you are and the last thing I will say to you is STICK TO YOUR BUDGET.It's easy to get carried away I know from personal experience. See you at the show! The Nest Designs One of a Kind Jeweler