This Too Shall Pass

My sterling silver hand stamped This Too Shall Pass bracelets...still a SToNZ best seller.
Especially pertinent with the election looming, I think.
Also available in Spanish. (And in Hebrew by special order.)
גם זה יעבור
It is said that King Solomon was feeling blue so he asked his advisers to find him a ring he had seen in a dream.
"When I feel satisfied I’m afraid that it won’t last. And when I don’t, I am afraid my sorrow will go on forever. Find me the ring that will ease my suffering." Eventually an adviser met an old jeweler who carved into a simple gold band the Hebrew inscription "gam zeh ya’avor" – "this too shall pass." The adviser said, "Wear this ring always. Whatever happens, before you call it good or bad, touch this ring and read the inscription. That way, you will always be at peace." When the king received his ring and read the inscription his sorrows turned to joy and his joy to sorrows, and then both gave way to equanimity.


More fun with Lake Erie beach stones and silver tube rivets

Hot off the bench.


Beach Stones with Silver Linings

Still one of my most popular items, I continue to hone my skills at tube riveting Lake Erie beach stones.
These are some of my latest designs. Click on the images to take you to the SToNZ store to see if they are still available.

Post back earrings

Quadruple chain necklace

Tiffany chain bracelet updated

Simple stone necklace

Not your typical Pandora bracelet


Cleveland Proud - World Champs...

Thank you, Cavs...
now it's the Tribe's turn!
(With apologies to both for this image)
Sort of.


Tube Riveted Lake Erie Beach Stone Artisan Earrings

I love big bold dangly earrings, but I prefer wearing posts to ear wires. These new beach stone beauties fit the bill!
Photos do not do them justice.
Hot off the bench and one of a kind!
Get em while they're hot. Just sayin.
Find them in the SToNZ store.


New Work

The latest from SToNZ.


Lake Erie Beach Stone Earrings Display Stands

I drill natural beach stones all the time, but instead of jewelry, I decided to make earring display stands using wonderful smooth larger beach rocks I found on my favorite Lake Erie beach. Stainless steel earring hangers are securely glued into holes in the rocks. Little notches in the top bar keep earrings in place and evenly spaced.
Use these great stands to photograph your earring creations, or display them at a craft show or gallery. 
No two are like. I am making them as fast as I can! They are proving to be quite popular.
Check out what I have left here.


vintage silver chains

I collect them. I take them apart and make them into new things.
Three great vintage sterling chains, connected with handmade chunky soldered jump rings. Swivel clasp. SO much silver. Yum.
Lucky you, if you have an 8" wrist!
Listed here.


Bench Tip: Sanding Hard to Reach Spaces

A little bench trick for reaching those tiny spots.