Good taste should not ruin your budget. That is why we offer handcrafted silver.gemstone and pearl at budget-friendly prices. Ours is a woman owned micro-business with an emphasis on friendly, personalised approach. We design and make jewelry for life cycle events such as birthdays, weddings, bar and bat mitzvot. We accept commissions to incorporate fragments of cherished heirlooms and artifacts with a special meaning into our designs. We make chuppah ornaments, rings and wedding headpieces. We also make baby cups and sippy spoons for toddlers and mint julep lovers.Please contact us at Facebook or e-mail us at

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Porcelain and jasper beads ornament the large pendant in this statement  this copper choker. $ 35.00 plus $5.00 shipping fee.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sterling silver and garnets chuppah ornament available by request.Please contact me through Facebook or Etsy.

My Etsy shop, Giltfreejewels is, at present, the best place to see and order my work. I will post here as often as possible, but most likely it will be photos of work to be sold through Etsy. I am  pleased with the necklaces, earrings, pins and bracelets I have been making. I hope you will be too.Please visit me at 

Saturday, September 29, 2012


We made a few changes on this  site in preparation for the holidays. We lowered the price on  some of the items that have been on view for a while. The quality is still the same, but it is time to find room for new work. Please contact us at if you have any questions. We accept credit cards or electronic bank transfers through Paypal. We also accept  money orders and personal checks.


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Friday, September 28, 2012


Hachita turquoise, black diopside and sterling silver pin. $ 110 

Bronzite and glass necklace with sterling silver findings. Length is approximately 20 inches. $80 includes domestic shipping.

Moonstone,Swarovsky crystal,  bronzite, freshwater pearl earrings with sterling silver findings. $45 includes domestic shipping.. 
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Sunny Yellow

Teardrop citrine, round yellow crazy lace agate, and yellow freshwater pearl necklace with sterling silver findings. $45 includes domestic shipping.

Hessonite garnet, yellow crazy lace agate, honey jade earrings. Sterling silver findings. $45 includes domestic shipping.

Yelow jade, crazy lace agate and lampwork glass necklace with sterling silver findings. Length is approximately 20 inches. $65 includes domestic shipping.

Close-up of focal beads in the yellow jade, crazy lace agate andlampwork  glass necklace.

Friday, September 21, 2012


Brecciated jasper and faceted smoky quartz necklace with silver plated spring clasp. Length is 18 inches.  U$55 includes domestic  shipping.

A pair of red jasper, faceted smoky quartz and sterling silver earrings. U$ 45 includes shipping.
Brecciated jasper and faceted smoky quartz earrings with sterling silver findings.U$ 45 includes shipping.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Some of these earrings match necklaces seen below. When offer a ten percent discount for sets of necklace and earrings. 

Agua Nueva agate and faceted smoky quartz earrings. 945 sterling silver findings. U$ 45 includes domestic shipping.

Faceted Brazilian amethyst briolets and rondelles, sterling silver and turquoise beads.945 sterling silver findings. U$ 45 includes domestic shipping.
 Faceted smoky quartz, red jasper and brecciated jasper earrings. Sterling silver findings.U$ 45 includes domestic shipping.

African trade beads, triangular orange lined glass and onyx beads. Sterling silver findings.  U$ 45 includes domestic shipping.
Clear quartz and dumortierite earrings, with sterling silver findings. U$ 34 includes domestic shipping.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Seed pods, berries, leaves, moths and butterflies all offer lessons in colour and elegance.

                                  The fauna and flora of my  corner of West Virginia inspire me.

                    This where I work--at a homemade jeweller's bench in a little studio in West Virginia.

           River and creek sing outside my window. I like to think that their music permeates my work.

I began making jewellery the day after 9/11. In face of such violence and devastation, I could no longer believe that journalism was the right career for me. I felt, at the time, that words had lost their power. I also felt that it was very important to counter violence and devastation by creating something beautiful that would bring pleasure to those with whom I shared my work . Humans have found pleasure in ornamenting themselves for centuries. Given a choice, most of us choose beauty and love over violence. I love what I do and it is no coincidence that autumn is when I spend most of my time in my studio, working on new designs. It is a way to reaffirm my faith in resilience and continuity and regardless of the temporary insanity that brings about events such as the destruct. If anything I would like it to be be infused with the joy I experience in the beauty of woods, creek and river near my little log house in West Virginia, in the birds and butterflies that visit my little garden, in the blue hills I can glimpse from my window.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Turquoise and faceted amethyst necklace is approximately 20 inches long excluding clasp, which is sterling silver with a turquoise cabochon. $200 includes shipping.Apologies for the previous error in pricing this. I have a similar necklace listed on my Etsy shop, Giltfreewels-- turquoise and amethyst nuggets--for $155.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Sweetie  Pie, Sugar Plum sterling silver and freshwater pearl earrings. U$ 45 .

                              Adjustable sterling silver and turquoise ring. U$ 65

 Smoky quartz necklace with a jasper focal bead and sterling silver findings. Length is approximately  22 inches. Clasp is an S hook.U$ 90 includes domestic shipping.
 This morning a high wind blew this little branch of sugarberry and a sugar maple leaf onto my front step. The necklace I made repeats those colours in resin coated seeds, rain forest jasper and porcelain beads. Findings are sterling silver.Clasp is an S hook.  Length is 22 inches. U$ 65 includes domestic shipping.
 Handmade grey, orange and black African trade beads interspersed with triangular clear orange-lined beads and round black onyx. Focal bead is a hypersthene nugget. Sterling silver findings. Clasp is an S hook.Necklace measures approximately 22 inches. U$ 55 includes domestic shipping.
I just got a couple of Russian navy shirts to wear in cooler weather. That was the inspiration for the dumortierate--the navy blue beads--clear quartz and explosion quartz necklace I just made today. Explosion quartz is clear quartz that has been heated so that it acquires the bubble pattern seen in the three central beads. Findings are sterling silver and length is approximately 22 inches.

This is an example of the work I do with salvaged china.One the things I love about my house is that whenever I dig in the garden, interesting bits of old china, buttons,rose-headed nails and glass pop up. after lying in the sweet West Virginian earth for a couple of centuries. I treat these fragments as the treasures that they are. Occasionally I make them into jewelry. This is my current project--a pendant made from two different pieces of china. I glued them together and added silver and a garnet cabochon.

Vintage Japanese glass beads, circa WWII, crystal onyx, synthetic coral and sterling silver make up these autumn-hued earrings. U$ 30 includes shipping. We accept credit cards through Paypal only.
Glamorous earrings made with faceted smoky quartz, onyx, tubular glass beads and gold washed findings. U$ 30 includes shipping.
These dramatic earrings are made with turquoise, faceted amethyst briolets and roundells, amethyst crystal beads, and sterling silver. U$ 45