When I first started making jewelry, I created a lot of beaded pieces. Necklace strands were something I could make at home that didn't require a blowtorch or a jeweler's bench. Whenever I would see a strand of gemstone beads or a gemstone I liked, I would buy it and keep it until I found the perfect way to use it. Many of the pieces here are products of many years of collecting and thinking about how the stones would look as a finished piece of jewelry. And, they're all unique.