Barn "Painting"

Late afternoon.
Late summer.
Two barns.
Cast shadows.
A simpler time.


New Work

The latest creations from SToNZ Jewelry...


Valentine's Day Coupon Code!

I am SO looking forward to getting back to work in my freshly painted studio in the next week or so! In the meantime, I do have a couple of goodies still available for last minute Valentine's Day gift giving. As an extra incentive to make that special gift purchase now, here's a rare SToNZ coupon code, which will get you 15% off the purchase of any item from SToNZ that has a heart on it.
To qualify for the discount, you must enter the code HEART15STONZ in the coupon code box when placing your order. Offer expires February 7, 2015.
Some examples of items that will qualify for the discount:
143 = I LOVE YOU Necklace
Antique Lock & Key Necklace
Recycled Sterling Curb Chain Silver Heart Bracelet
Recycled Sterling Heart Tag Bracelet


SToNZ: New Work

Happy Holidays!
The news here is that I have plans in the works to remodel my studio, which I am SO very excited about! Demolition begins just after the new year. The frustrating part will be not being able to WORK on new SToNZ pieces while the construction is happening. In anticipation of this smithing hiatus, I have been making as many new things as I can while I still have access to my tools, torch and workspace.

Today I will be listing what might be the last of my work for 2014. Check out these fun silver and leather wrap bracelets. These eclectic bracelets will fit just about anyone, as you can link the hook clasp anywhere on the chain at the opposite end for the fit you want.
They also work as necklaces. Sterling silver and thick black leather cords. So bohemian. So funky. SO you!
I'll be listing these today in my shop.  I don't make these very often, so grab them while you can.

I have been hanging out a lot on Instagram lately (My latest addiction. Seriously.) where I have connected with some really talented people. Recently I was the lucky recipient of a "pay it forward" gift courtesy of Thomas Hewn who treated me to a gorgeous chrysocolla cabachon from the talented Jeremy Kirk of Cabsinthe. (Jeremy actually sent me THREE gorgeous cabs, which I will work into new pieces in the coming months. I will be paying it forward as soon as I figure out how I want to to that.) I don't normally work with cabachons, as I prefer natural beach stones and seaglass as my focal points for SToNZ, but this was a fun exercise and resulted in this great ring. The 14K gold doodads alongside the bezel add a fun touch, I think. Sadly, at a size 9, it's too big for me, so I won't be keeping this for myself.
You can find it in my shop here.

I want to thank all of you who have supported SToNZ over the years. It has been an incredible year and I am so grateful to be able to do what I love and share my creations with people all over the world who appreciate my work. Thank you so much for your support, and I wish you a creative, healthy and inspired 2015!


Too Many Bracelets?

Sunday morning SToNZ arm party.
All bracelets are currently available in my Etsy shop.
The more the merrier, I always say!


Aggregate Necklace With Seaglass

A second aggregate necklace.
This time with a gorgeous piece of bright aqua seaglass dangling below.
Made with silver from an antique spoon and hung on a gorgeous vintage sterling chain.
Sold right quick. Guess I need to explore this idea more. I wasn't sure whether folks would go for the look, but apparently it's got potential!
What do you think?
Cool or strange?


A Conglomeration of Aggregate

I don't know exactly what this stuff is, but I have been collecting it from the shores of Lake Erie for many years. It appears to be aggregate of some sort. Like lots of smooth beach pebbles held together with cement, broken into chunks and then tumbled for years in the Great Lakes.
If anyone has information on this stuff, I'd be very interested to know more. Many industries have dumped their slag and junk into our lake over the years and I imagine that these lovely rocky clusters I find are the byproduct of some manufacturing process.

I thought it might be fun to bezel set one of the smaller pieces of this stuff into a silver necklace. The back plate was made from the bowl of a sterling silver antique spoon. So upcycled and recycled all the way around. Something different. Find it here in my Etsy store.