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This list is provided for art-appreciator diversion rather than sales, and also because I wanted a record of the things that had gone out into the world. Everything here has already found its person, and I almost never repeat pieces (because stone beads vary a lot and so do available glass beads) so please don't ask me to make a new copy of any of these. Thanks for understanding. If you want a shiny of your own, there are lots of shinies still looking for their people; the grand list of them is in All the Shinies Currently Available, Old and New.

Not everything here will have a photograph, as some were made before I started photographing my work, some sold too quickly to be photographed (usually at conventions), and a few had photographs on a site that no longer exists. Sorry for those gaps. Nota bene: I'm going backward through time (with a few detours) and I'm only back as far as July 7, 2010. I started doing art jewelry as my day job in 1998. It's going to take a while to get all the shinies listed. Do check back.




Herewith the (necessarily incomplete) roll call of Shinies that have Gone Out into the World:




Named necklace-crowns:

"And Woven All of Delight" necklace-crown: pearls and sterling silver.

"And In the Living Rock, Still She Sings" necklace-crown: pearls, pyritized ammonite, gold, et cetera. (See also.)

"Bringing the Dawn In Her Pockets" necklace-crown: Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Carnival of Sinners" necklace: Swarovski crystal, glass, sterling silver.

"Cavern Sprite" necklace-crown: druzy, color-treated cultured pearls, glass, sterling silver.

"Curious Alphabet" necklace-crown: labradorite, cultured freshwater pearl, glass, wood, sterling silver.

"Currents" necklace-crown: Plastic-coated copper stereo wire, copper wire, green lampwork dolphins. Made as a gift for someone from New Zealand at the Worldcon in Australia.

"Daughter of the Drowned Lands" necklace-crown (wear it whichever way you like): gold filled wire, shells, glass, crystal, corroded metal washed up on a beach, mysterious beads, old broken chains, coral that was in a bin of beads I bought a while back (when starting BotMo, in fact), fake pearl beads (some of which are tattered and losing their covering, which reveals the translucent glass within), and a lot of music about magical water beings.

"The Dragon's Girl" necklace-crown: dyed sediment stone, glass, copper.

"Driftwood Castle" necklace-crown: opal, sterling silver.

"The Exchange" necklace-crown: slag glass, aquamarine, sterling silver.

"Fae Commerce" necklace-crown: color-treated cultured pearls, glass, sterling silver.

"Fairies, Hence!" necklace-crown: labradorite, sterling silver.

"That Fierce Freedom" necklace-crown: opalite glass, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Finally You Can See It" necklace-crown: matte glass, Swarovski crystal, and sterling silver.

"Flaming Feminist" necklace-crown: Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Following Her Footsteps" necklace-crown: cultured pearls, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"The Ice Queen Considers the Question of Her Heart" necklace-crown: glass leaves, button, Swarovski and other crystal, sterling silver.

"Jubilation of the Leaves" necklace-crown: agate, sterling silver, gratitude.

"Modern Enchantments" necklace-crown: vintage plastic, color-treated pearls, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"The Nest" necklace-crown: cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"The Nixie's Power" necklace-crown: prehnite and sterling silver.

"The Oldest Spell I Know" necklace-crown: glass, lampwork glass, color-treated cultured pearls, peruvian opal, stone, chalcedony, tiny glass vessel with resin and glitter, sterling silver.

"On Midsummer Night" necklace-crown: sterling silver and that stuff they sometimes sell as chalcedony and sometimes as Peruvian opal. (Sandy and I tested the RI once, and we don't think it's chalcedony.)

"The Rainbow When She's Quiet" necklace-crown: rainbow moonstone, opalite glass, cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"A Recipe for Magic" necklace-crown: glass jar with cast resin and glitter and zinc alloy spoon charm, glass, aquamarine, blue lace agate, prehnite, peruvian opal, stone, chalcedony, sterling silver.

"Still She Dances on the Shore" necklace-crown: Peruvian opal, sterling silver.

"Sylvan" necklace-crown: color-treated cultured pearls, Swarovski crystal, glass, sterling silver.

"Trade Goods" necklace-crown: ocean jasper, sterling silver. (See also.)

"Troll-Maiden Accepts An Apology" necklace-crown: dyed shell, Peruvian opal. chalcedony, color-treated cultured pearls, glass, sterling silver.

"Welcome Home" necklace-crown: lead-free octopus charm, druzy, color-treated cultured pearls, glass, coated quartz points, sterling silver.

"What She Knows About Dragons" necklace-crown: stone and sterling silver.

"Where You Find It" necklace-crown: quartz, carnelian, sterling silver.

"The Wood-Witch" necklace-crown: ocean jasper, color-treated cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"You Can't Talk a Mermaid Out of Anything" necklace-crown: copper, glass, stone, crystal, and attitude.




Named sculptural necklaces:

"After the Dragon, She Learned To Love Her Body" necklace: coral, quartz, glass, carnelian, gold filled wire. (See also.)

"Audacious Copper Throat Corset #1" necklace: copper.

"Mighty Ocean" necklace with counterweight: glass, coral, and other materials, sterling silver.

"Remember What You Say In Dreams, #3" necklace: sterling silver sculptural piece.

Shapeshifter Necklace #1: Copper wire, enameled wire, and a lot of amusement.

Very Strange Magic sculptural necklace: sterling silver, glass, and whatever else was handy.



Named linked necklaces:

"Abuela's Advice" necklace: dyed magnesite, sterling silver.

"Accounting for Dragons" necklace: unknown.

"The Ache" necklace: glass and sterling silver.

"After Hours at the Pollen Club" necklace and earrings: many tiny beads of blues, purples, and aquas and so forth, all on white metal.

"After the Days of Swords" necklace: glass, sagenitic agate, moss agate, fancy jasper, lepidolite, other stone, miracle beads, plastic, fiber optic glass, sterling silver. About 95 inches long.

"Alice, Long After" necklace: glass and various treasures on white metal.

"The Aliens Brought Candy And A Cake" necklace: unknown.

"All For Your Delight" necklace: glass and sterling silver. Eighteen inches long.

'"All Of It," She Said, and Smiled' necklace: the most beautiful chrysoprase beads I have ever had the joy of working with, and sterling silver wire. Amazing necklace in the sunlight. 58 inches long.

"And Her Song Shall Have No End" necklace: included quartz, Swarovski crystal, glass, sterling silver.

"And Snake said, 'Well, sometimes it takes a while'" necklace: first named necklace I ever made. It's short, mixed white metal wires (some sterling, some whatever), most beads are black, white, clear, or metal, except for one link of flaming orange-red beads. There is a small snake dangle that used to be braided into my hair, many years ago. Collection of the artist, i.e. me.

"And Up She Went" necklace: vintage and modern glass, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. About sixty-three inches long.

"Anime Star: Bake Neko" necklace: unknown.

"Anime Star: No Surly!" necklace: unknown.

"Antlers and All" necklace: unknown.

"Apprenticed To Dragons" necklace: boulder opal, sterling silver.

"The Arc Bends" necklace: glass, rock crystal (quartz), sterling silver, and celebration. About fifty-three inches long.

"As Chronicled By Her Maid" necklace: unknown.

"At the Lake" necklace: dyed stone, glass, sterling silver. About 27.5 inches long.

"Autumn Queen" necklace: glass, miracle beads, faux amber (plastic), resin (plastic), fancy jasper, fossil coral, moss agate, rainbow picasso jasper, other stone, wood, sterling silver. About 120 inches long.

"Beginning Rose Magic" necklace: glass, opalite glass, metal and sterling silver. No clasp. About 25 inches long.

"Blood Is Relative" necklace: glass and sterling silver. About forty-one inches long.

"Bone Dance Blues" necklace: bone, glass, sterling silver. About fifty-one inches long.

"The Book of the Quiet Sage" necklace: glass, blue chalcedony, turquoise, lampwork glass, amazonite, plastic, various stones, moss agate, sterling silver. About seventy inches long.

"Breakfast with the Fisher King (Three of Cups)" necklace: rock crystal cylinder beads, shell, lampwork and other glass, quartz oval with tiny inclusions, brass, sterling silver. About 56 inches long.

"Bring It Already" necklace: vintage and other glass, Swarovski crystal, cloisonné, quartz, sterling silver. About twenty-three inches long.

“Bring Me the Head of that Hasty Assumption!” necklace: unknown.

"Bringing Back the Dragons" necklace: charoite and sterling silver.

"Brother Moonlamp Goes To the Palace" necklace: glass and stuff.

"Brother Moonlamp's New Garden" necklace: Glass, lepidolite, an interesting slightly chipped plastic rectangle bead, lampwork glass roses, sterling silver.

"The Candy Stores of Elfland" necklace: glass, chrysoprace, chalcedony, prehnite, aquamarine, Peruvian opal, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. About sixty inches long.

"Cataloging Universes" necklace: Botswana agate, sterling silver. About 23 inches long.

"Chalice of Sorrows, Chalice of Stars" necklace: glass, plastic (including the fake pearls, which are from vintage New Orleans Mardi Gras throws), stone, sterling silver. About ninety inches long, and surprisingly light, because what looks like beach glass is actually machined resin.

"Chasing the Trace" necklace: rainbow picasso jasper, sterling silver. I've been saving these beads for a long time. This necklace is about science. I was watching shows about meteorite hunters when I made it, but really, it's about many kinds of science, and following data wherever it leads.

"Circus Angel I" necklace: unknown.

"Circus Angel II" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"Circus Angel III" necklace: unknown.

"Circus Angel IV" necklace: unknown.

"Classical Turtles" necklace: glass, plastic, sterling silver. About 22 inches long.

"Consensus" necklace: glass, fiber optic bead, sterling silver.

"The Crowded Minds of Dragons" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"Cultural Shoplifting" necklace: anything and everything, and some rather pointed commentary.

"Deciphering the Landscape" necklace: bunches of jasper, especially Imperial, glass, and sterling silver. About forty-eight and a half inches long.

"Dinosaurs of the Sixties" necklace: dinosaur bone, glass, sterling silver. About 23 inches long.

"Disguising the Elephant" necklace: unknown.

"Do Telescopes Dream When They Sleep?" necklace: unknown.

"Doll With a Ghost In It, II" necklace: glass, wood, plastic, vintage buttons, sterling silver, a tiny glass bottle with a pearl and some really spooky corroded pins in it, and so on. This is a major piece of work.

"Doll With A Ghost In It, III" necklace: opal, rutilated quartz, blue goldstone glass, shell, stone with green shimmers in the depths, Swarovski crystal, glass, jasper, turquoise of dubious provenance, furnace glass, borosilicate lampwork glass, quartz with wonderful inclusions, distressed beads, mysterious beads, a bottle full of pins and magic, and a whole lot more....

"Doll With A Ghost In It: Found on the Shore" necklace: glass, aquamarine, opal chips, amazonite, fiber optic glass, new jade, agate, jasper, goldstone glass, other stone, and sterling silver. About 93 inches long.

"Double Exposure: Forest/Boardwalk" necklace: labradorite, jasper, ocean jasper, lampwork and other glass, green garnet, other stone, GF wire. A bit over 27 inches long.

"Draco Campestris" necklace: sterling silver and labradorite. (See also.)

"Dragon Candy: Carnival Dragons" necklace: crackled dyed stone, glass, sterling silver. About thirty-eight inches long.

"Dragon Candy: Seashore Dragons" necklace: crackled dyed stone, glass, sterling silver. About thirty inches long.

"The Dream Exchange" necklace: matte finish glass and sterling silver. About eighteen and a quarter inches long.

"Dreams of a Solitary Moon" necklace and earrings: some fragile but lovely blue-and-white stone (that looks like sodalite to me), navy blue goldstone, opalescent and other glass, and the odd bit of weirdness, all on white metal.

"The Duties of Dragons" necklace: unknown.

“The Duties of Dragons II” necklace: blue and purple and green glass, I think.

"Earth Was Ocean Was Earth" necklace: rainbow picasso jasper, other stone, glass, rescued metal beads, sterling silver. About fifty-nine inches long.

"Echo Gratitude" - glass and amber on brass.

"Elegy: girl on corral fence, late 1930s, unknown" necklace: borosilicate lampwork glass and other glass, sterling silver.

"Everything I Knew About Cowboys I Learned from the Movies" necklace: unknown.

"The Etiology of Angst in Angels, Volume I" necklace: mother of pearl, dyed stone, glass, old metal spacer beads, aquamarine, moonstone, crystal, opalite glass, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. About seventy-two inches long.

"The Etiology of Angst in Angels, Volume II" necklace: sandcast glass, mother of pearl, glass, dyed shell, moonstone, aquamarine, mysterious recycled bead and spacers, sterling silver. About fifty-two inches long.

"Everything I Know" necklace: glass, carnelian, wood, agate, horn, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. About twenty-seven inches long.

"Fae Birth Certificate" necklace: jasper, lepidolite, glass, sterling silver. About twenty inches long excluding pendant leaf.

"The Fae Discover Menswear, or, The Battle of Bryant Park" necklace: paua shell, miracle beads, plume agate, other stones, sterling silver. About forty inches long.

"The Faithful Fire" necklace: glass with really cool screened shimmer treatment, some fascinating stones, with gold filled wire and clasp.

"Family Resemblance" necklace: amber and sterling silver. About 25 inches long.

"First Speaker Tells the Tale" necklace: unknown.

"The Fish of Wisdom" necklace: glass, sterling silver. About thirty-two inches long.

"Five Seasons in the Summer Court" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"Five Sisters from Under the Hill" necklace: glass, milled resin, vintage crystal, sterling silver. About eighty-seven inches long.

"The Follow-Me-Light" necklace: opals, labradorite, aquamarine, sterling silver. (See also.)

"The Former Tenants" necklace: fossil coral, glass, sterling silver. About twenty-six inches long.

"Four Questions to Ask this Movie" necklace: petrified wood, fossil coral, sterling silver. About thirty-nine inches long. Full of wonderfully chipped and pitted beads.

"Friend to the Phoenix" necklace: agate, carnelian, other stone, sterling silver.

"The Friendly Shadow" necklace: moonstone, glass, sterling silver.

"A Gentle Heresy" necklace: labradorite, glass, miracle beads, sterling silver. About fifty-six inches long.

"Getting Travel Instructions In Dreams" necklace: amazonite, ocean jasper, agate, other jaspers, sterling silver. A lot of my favorite beads are in here.

"Ghost Auction" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"The Ghosts of Mechanical Bees" necklace: although the little honeycomb beads look rather lavender-tinged on my monitor, they're actually black/grey and white. A trick of the light, no doubt. Or perhaps it's haunted. You decide. Glass, quartz with strange inclusions, sterling silver.

"The Good Folk in the Time of Fallen Leaves" necklace: dyed sediment stone, hammered copper links, GF wire and clasp.

"Gothic Winter Plumage" necklace: larvikite, matte glass, sterling silver. About 53 1/2 inches long.

"Grandmother Darkness" necklace: glass and sterling silver. About forty inches long.

"Grasshopper Song" necklace: glass and sterling silver. It's longer than it says, though: more like twenty-eight and a half inches.

"A Handful of Water" necklace: blue apatite, Swarovski crystal, borosilicate lampwork glass, sterling silver.

"Have You Seen My Dinosaurs?" necklace: dinosaur bone (5 beads), glass and sterling silver. About twenty inches long, and quite demure for dinosaurs. I think these are stealthy dinosaurs who could infiltrate all sorts of places. Mwa-ha-ha.

"Healing Is Not About Pretty" necklace: glass on sterling silver. (See also.)

"The Hidden Folk Are Celebrating With You" necklace. Lotsa stuff on sterling silver.

"Hidden Folk In Plain Sight" necklace: dyed shell, glass, ocean jasper, sterling silver. About 70 inches long.

"How To Remember A Rose" necklace: Botswana agate, other stone, glass, sterling silver. About 84 inches long.

"I Got Yer Keys Right Here" necklace: zinc alloy key charms and a mix of faux and real cultured freshwater pearls on sterling silver chain and wire. Keys in all directions!

"Ibidem" necklace: a lot of treasures on gold filled wire. Stolen in Brussels-Midi train station while I was watching the bags for me and Jo. Jo wrote something about that.

"In Praise of the Thing That Changes" necklace: "new jade" (serpentine), Swarovski crystal, dyed shell, glass, mother of pearl, furnace glass, sterling silver. About twenty-five inches long, with no clasp.

"Inherited Magic" necklace: unknown.

"Intermediate Rose Magic" necklace: glass and sterling silver. About 96 inches long.

"It Takes Three for the Blues" necklace: glass and metal.

"It Was Ours First" necklace: fossil coral, including Petosky stone; glass, ocean jasper, various other stones including lepidolite, sterling silver. About 19 inches long.

"Keeper of the Mysteries" necklace: prehnite, what might be blue chalcedony, glass, chrysoprase, and zinc alloy key charms twined with sterling silver wire and chain.

"The Killer Pixie Manifesto" necklace: dyed shell, plastic, fiber optic and other glass, sterling silver. About twenty-two inches long.

"Kinetika" necklace: glass.

"King of Flowers, King of the Sea" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"The Lady's Own Storm" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"Laneesha's Travels" necklace: ocean jasper, sterling silver.

"Late Summer Dragons, Thinking of January" necklace: crackled dyed stone, glass, sterling silver. About forty-three inches long.

"Late Sun" necklace: jasper, plastic, sterling silver.

"Learning To Be Fae" necklace: glass and sterling silver. About fifty-nine inches long.

"Letter from a Teddy Bear, on Veteran's Day" necklace: miscellaneous glass, metal, etc. (See also.)

"The Light Beneath" necklace: chrysoprase, sterling silver. Eighteen inches long. I definitely have a weakness for chrysoprase, and am trying not to buy much more, because the good stuff is darned pricey. Gorgeous, though. Such translucence.

"Lightning Song" necklace: I first met this stone as hami jasper, but lately I see it called "sediment stone" and "impression stone" a lot. Whatever it is, it can be dyed some lovely colors. I'm partial to the purple-shading-into-periwinkle ones, and these were the best of a lot of strands. Nineteen and a half inches long, with a clasp that was just what I wanted for it. When you see it in person, you'll probably be able to follow the narrative of the storm in it.

"Lipstick Mermaids" necklace: dyed shell, plastic, fiber optic and other glass, cloisonne, sterling silver. About thirty-two inches long.

"A Little Wiser" necklace: color-treated shell, faux pearls, glass, fiberoptic beads, opalite glass, sterling silver, Swarovski crystal.

"Living In Aurora House" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"The Lure" necklace: amazonite, prehnite, glass, sterling silver, quartz, and probably stories or songs. It's a one of those. About forty and a half inches long.

"Magic Beans" necklace: stone, glass, sterling silver. A bit over sixteen inches long.

"Magic for All Seasons" necklace: glass, miracle beads, imperial jasper, carnelian, sardonyx, agate, blue goldstone glass, kambaba jasper, other stone, sterling silver.

"Magic That Cannot Be Seen" necklace: glass, agate, blue astrophyllite, hypersthene, other stone, sterling silver. About twenty-seven inches long.

"A Mambo for Winter" necklace: tourmalinated quartz, sterling silver. A bit over forty inches long.

"Margaretta on the Shore" necklace: quartz with inclusions, labradorite, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. About 41.5 inches long.

"Mechanical Treasurebox" necklace: lampwork and other glass, sterling silver.

"a meditation on sunlight" necklace: opalite glass, Swarovski crystal, glass, plastic, sterling silver. About seventy-five inches long.

"Meiosis" necklace: opal and sterling silver. Fragile. About nineteen inches long.

"Memoir of a Lake" necklace: unknown.

"Mermaid Genealogy" necklace: beads that look like blue chalcedony but I'm not sure about, prehnite, sterling silver. I keep coming back to these colors because I love them so much, especially when they are translucent. It's all about the light.

"Mermaid on the Shore" necklace: amber, glass, clay, stone including strawberry rutile inclusions in quartz and some interesting agates, sterling silver, and so on. This necklace is claspless.

"Mermaid Vigil" necklace: I put a lot of beads I dearly love into this one. Glass, aquamarine, prehnite, serpentine, lampwork glass, moonstone, dyed shell, dyed crackled stone, mother of pearl, hami jasper, chalcedony, sterling silver. About forty-four inches long.

"The Mesmer Blues" necklace: cloisonné, glass, sterling silver. About sixty-six inches long.

"Miss Teresa Talks To The Citrus Fairies" necklace: sterling silver, prehnite, glass, aquamarine, probably chalcedony, other stone, sterling silver. About twenty-four inches long (no clasp).

"Mod Witch" necklace: unknown.

"The Moon Takes A Holiday" necklace: moonstone, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Morning on the River of Dreams" necklace: stone, glass, sterling silver. About eighty-five inches long.

"Mrs. Dragon, In Her Garden, Midsummer" necklace: glass and sterling silver. Inspired by some colors in the garden at Robert Jordan's house.

"My Coney Island" necklace: plastic (and these beads will shed their coating, so this necklace will generate detritus and will change -- which is fitting in my opinion for the subject material), glass, lampwork, fake pearls, stone, unknown tiny bead which is possibly dyed horn, GF wire. About 59 inches long.

"My Necklace of Enemies" necklace: garnets, glass, metal bee beads, sterling silver. About forty-eight inches long. From the Honey Badger series.

"My Year with the Wind Horses" necklace: Wind Horse jasper, sterling silver. About twenty-six inches long.

"Mysterious Lizard Rituals" necklace: stone and glass and sterling silver. About fifty-seven inches long.

"The Name-Thief" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"National Geographic On Assignment: Mermaids of the Old West" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"Northern Swamp, Southern Swamp" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"The Northwoman's Plan" necklace: glass and sterling silver.

"Not Really Cthulhu's Rosary" necklace: agate, chalcedony, bronze-tone metal charm, sterling silver, eldritch laughter. A bit over 20 inches long. $90

"Of Spring Let Us Speak" necklace: glass and sterling silver. Twenty-six inches long; no clasp.

"Offer Me" necklace: fiber-optic rose beads, one piece of jasper, glass, plastic, Swarovski crystal, one plastic bead from a New Orleans vintage Mardi Gras throw, included quartz, sterling silver, and so on. About fifty-seven inches long.

"Office-Cave Politics" necklace: stone and sterling silver.

"Old Settlers" necklace: fossil coral, glass, ocean jasper, flower jasper, lepidolite, sterling silver. About 19 1/2 inches long.

"Old Ways In A New Land" necklace: turquoise, dyed magnesite, sterling silver.

"On the Uses of Things" necklace: glass, agate and other stones, sterling silver. About fifty-two inches long. Sort of cheerfully sinister in person, really. Only looks sweet in photos.

"The Oracle in Springtime" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"Orm the Beautiful" necklace: opal, sterling silver. (See also.)

"The Other Season" necklace: glass and distressed glass, opal matrix, a very pale aquamarine, metal, miracle beads, opalite glass, fancy jasper, fake pearls, real pearls, blue goldstone glass, Ethiopian opal, coated quartz crystal, stone, sterling silver. About fifty-eight inches long.

"A Passion for Geology" necklace: glass, stone, sterling silver. Just over thirty-six inches long.

"Playing Dice With the Universe" necklace: ocean jasper, fancy jasper, sterling silver. About twenty and a half inches long.

"The Plight of the Artist" necklace: coprolite, shell, color-treated cultured pearl. About 19 and a half inches long.

"Reconnecting" necklace: glass and sterling silver. About 72 inches long.

"Relax! Wear the bodies of your enemies! It's very soothing!" necklace: snakeskin jasper, other jasper, rhyolite, copper bee beads & clasp, sterling silver. About twenty-nine inches long. From the Honey Badger series.

"Re-Learning Magic" necklace: ocean jasper, glass, plastic, crackled dyed stone, mother of pearl, amazonite, chevron beads, moonstone, agate, dyed shell, sterling silver. About thirty inches long.

"Remember What the Island Told You" necklace: glass, stone, sterling silver. About seventy-six inches long.

"Remember What You Say In Dreams, #1" necklace: unknown.

"Remember What You Say In Dreams, #2" necklace: unknown.

"Remember What You Say In Dreams, #4" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"Remembering How To Grow" necklace: boulder opal and matrix, labradorite, moss agate, Swarovski crystal, glass, sterling silver. About 98 inches long.

"Remembering the Light" necklace: labradorite, sterling silver.

"Retinue" necklace: tektite (indochinite), stone, sterling silver. About 19 inches long. Wear a souvenir of a meteor impact. Yay, tektites! The stone rectangle beads are unknown to me, but they are a russet-brown with blue/grey/lavender material, and I saved up beads from many different strings until I got enough to do this.

"The Return" necklace: unknown.

"River Days" necklace: agate, sterling silver. About thirty-six inches long.

"The Road Goes Ever On" necklace: pyritized ammonite, pyrite and goldpatch, sterling silver. About seventeen inches long.

"The Salmon of Wisdom's Last Will and Testament" necklace: glass, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"School for Carbon-Based Architects" necklace: glass, sterling silver.

"Scratch-and-Dent Princess" necklace: dyed shell, fiber optic and other glass, plastic, cloisonne, sterling silver. About seventy-one inches long.

"The Sea-Girl's Promise" necklace: glass, lepidolite, and a long memory. On sterling silver. Almost nineteen inches long.

"See Through Me" necklace: I dearly love quartz with inclusions. Amazing stuff. A person could fall in, looking at the crystals and spears of other minerals inside these quartz beads. Included quartz (some of it strawberry rutile, some golden rutile, and more) on sterling silver. About thirty-eight and a half inches long.

"Shadow Machineries" necklace: glass, stone, plastic, sterling silver. About a hundred and two inches long.

"She Used To Keep A Potion Shop" necklace: chrysoprase, glass, stone, sterling silver.

"She Was the Page of Cups" necklace: Anne-Marie Herrlich lampworked flower bead, labradorite, glass, synthetic opal (glass), yellow metal, odd cloisonne bead, and so forth. Plus a charm of a fish, and a charm of a cup.

"She's Different in the Mountains (Gratia Plena)" necklace: fiber optic roses and other beads, base metal silent bells, stone, glass, one old Trifari white glass bead, a hemetine ring, sterling silver. About 78 inches long.

"A Short Taxonomy of New Orleans Closets" necklace: glass, moonstone, lampwork glass, crackled dyed stone, serpentine, miscellaneous other stone, plastic, lepidolite, dyed shell, wood, and strange rescued beads from broken treasures, and various other things that might come in handy. About fifty-one inches long.

"Sidhe Passport" necklace: ocean jasper and other stone, sterling silver. About 23 inches long.

"Sidhe Tigers" necklace: glass, sterling silver. (See also.)

"Signal" necklace: labradorite, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. About twenty-five inches long. It took me a long time to cherry-pick this many nice lab cylinder beads predominantly in shades of blue at the center. Some of it goes past royal blue and waves at purple, even. About twenty-five inches long.

"Sing a Song of Winter" necklace: glass and sterling silver. About 21 and a half inches long.

"Sing Me a Song of the Long Coal Train" necklace: matte Wind Horse jasper, sterling silver. A bit over 21 inches long.

"Singing the High Blue" necklace: ocean jasper, chalcedony, agate, unknown stone (maybe rainbow amazonite?), sterling silver. About 20 inches long.

"Singing Them Back" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"Sinner in the Hands of a Mildly Startled Buddha" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"Sister on the Shore" necklace: glass, dyed shell, serpentine, plastic, fossil coral bead, agate, odd-colored amazonite round bead, great big faceted chunky green garnet oval bead, moonstone, sterling silver. About thirty-one inches long.

"The Sky Consulate" necklace: unknown.

"Smoke and Mirrors" necklace: labradorite, glass, and other things. (See also.)

"Snow Dragons" necklace: crackled carnelian and sterling silver. (See also.)

"So Sharp, You'd Hardly Feel a Thing" necklace: unknown.

"The Social Life of Trees" necklace: unknown.

"Someone Else's Memory: Ocean" necklace: labradorite, snakeskin jasper, ocean jasper, other stone, glass, crystal, fiber-optic beads, an old rescued crystal rondelle, sterling silver. About ninety inches long.

"Something the Wind Knows" necklace: included quartz, sterling silver.

"Somewhere Along the Road" necklace: Swarovski crystal, other crystal, glass, millefiori glass, lampwork glass, metal, old vaseline glass trade bead, distressed glass, fiberoptic glass, furnace glass, blue goldstone glass, fake blueberry quartz (glass), sterling silver. About thirty-six inches long.

"Somewhere Beneath Those Waves Was Her Home" necklace: vintage and modern Czech, German, and other glass, lampworked bead by Mo Cooper. (See also.)

"Space Travel, Kansas, 1886" necklace: glass and sterling silver. About 51 inches long.

"Speak To Me Of Shadows, O My Beloved" necklace: lampwork bead by Catherynne Valente, glass, green garnet, other lampwork, labradorite, ocean jasper, dyed black horn, other stone, sterling silver.

"Spring Comes to the Blighted Lands" necklace: glass, sterling silver. About 100 inches long.

"St. Dragon and the George" necklace: "new jade" (serpentine), dyed shell, crystal, crackled dyed stone, plastic, glass, more dyed shell, sterling silver. About forty-three inches long.

"Steel Ginkgo" necklace: borosilicate lampwork and other glass, sterling silver. Somewhere over one hundred and thirty inches long.

"Still THAT Kind of Angel, Eh?" necklace: glass, mother-of-pearl, opalite glass, salvaged metal beads, Swarovski and other crystal, sterling silver, etc. About 124 inches long.

"Strategy and Tactics Among the Mermaids" necklace: aquamarine, chrysoprase, prehnite, dyed shell, glass, opal matrix, lampwork glass, sterling silver. About 45 inches long.

"Stronger Together" necklace: resin, stone, glass, shell, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"A Study In Pinstripe" necklace: moonstone, glass, sterling silver.

"Studying with the Old Ones" necklace: plastic turtles, glass, stone, sterling silver. About fifty-six inches long.

"Subtle Are Her Ways" necklace: wonderful stone usually called "rainbow picasso jasper" these days, glass (including one really cool distressed bead), sterling silver. About seventy-seven inches long. This is what happens when I hang out with TNH and her color sense.

"Sugi in Early Snow" necklace: lampwork and other glass, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. About 54 inches long.

"Summer of the Ghost Bears" necklace: glass and sterling silver. About fifty-two inches long.

"Table of Correspondences" necklace: turquoise (some stabilized), dyed magnesite, stone, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver, and scholarship.

"Talking to Hoodoos" necklace: Owyhee jasper, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Teasing the Goblin Again" necklace: green glass beads and GF wire & clasp, plus attitude. A lot of attitude. Adjustable between a smidgen over 16 inches long and 19 3/4 inches long.

"That Powerful Rainbow" necklace: weathered and chipped vintage black glass beads, plastic, sterling silver. About 43 inches long.

"There and Here" necklace: thunderegg focal bead, dyed sediment stone, unknown (probably jasper) stone, glass, sterling silver. About twenty-one inches long.

"They Knew Her As the Sun" necklace: cobalt blue glass and Baltic amber on yellow metal.

"The Thing About Shipwrecks" necklace: glass, ocean jasper, miracle beads, Botswana agate, chevron beads, Laguna lace agate, other agate, prehnite, sterling silver. About fifty-three inches long.

"Three Letters from the Queen of Elfland" necklace: glass and metal, old and new, crystal and leaf, all joining together.... (See also.)

"Through the Archway of a Moment" necklace: glass, plastic, dyed shell, Swarovski crystal, serpentine, sterling silver. About twenty-eight inches long.

"Thus It Follows" necklace: carnelian/agate/quartz, sterling silver. About twenty-seven inches long.

"Time-Lapse Geology" necklace: fossil coral, something that looks like fire agate to me but might be something else entirely and is pretty cool whatever it is, included quartz, and sterling silver.

"Traditions" necklace: fossil coral, glass, sterling silver.

"Translated from the Original" necklace: green astrophyllite, glass, sterling silver. About twenty-four inches long.

"Translation: Sky/Earth" necklace: glass, ceramic, skin chalcedony, other stone, sterling silver. About thirty-three inches long.

"Treatise Against Lightning" necklace: Imperial jasper, glass, sterling silver.

"The Truth About the World" necklace: glass, stone, sterling silver. About fifty-eight inches long.

"Turning" necklace and earrings set: surprising colors of aquamarine and chrysoprase on sterling silver.

"The Unlikely Alchemist" necklace: included quartz, hawkseye quartz, glass, sterling silver. Over forty-eight inches long.

"Venus of the Tidepool" necklace: prehnite and sterling silver. About 20 1/2 inches long.

"A Very Long Story, Punctuated by Seasons and Conversations with Opinionated Animals" necklace: base metal bee bead, glass, stone, fossil coral, sterling silver. About eighty-five inches long.

"Views After the Destruction" necklace: rainbow picasso jasper, sterling silver, contemplation. About seventy-two inches long.

"Vulture Goddess (Knows No Pity)" necklace: glass, unknown beads from an old treasurebox of mine that held letters, crystal, stone, horn, Swarovski crystal, vintage German glass, a button, a caged broken electric blue boulder opal (shown in photos 4-6), wood, ocean jasper, a plastic bead that might be from an old Mardi Gras necklace throw, jasper, one wooden skull bead, labradorite, sterling silver, etc. CAUTION: distressed beads here have SHARP EDGES. You have been warned.

"Waiting for the Frog" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"Walking the Starry Shore" necklace: Botswana agate, sterling silver.

"Water, Fire; Land, Ocean" necklace: fossil coral, glass, sterling silver.

"The Waters of Twilight Are Endless" necklace sold by the inch: It looks like this as of January 2013. (And here it is in June, 2012, and in December, 2011, and July, 2010.) It's made of glass and sterling silver. (Because this is an endlessly replenishing necklace -- i.e. I add beads to it here and there every now and then, interspersing them so it always grows back -- it is both sold and not sold. There's a lot of it out there in the world, but I still have more.)

"The Way They Tell It" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"The Way We Do Things On Rigel-4 Beta" necklace: aquamarines, Swarovski crystal, glass, sterling silver.

"The Weatherkeeper's Diary" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"What Used To Be Good Still Is" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"What We Don't Know About Each Other" necklace: crystal, painted wood, glass, wood, baltic amber, stone (mostly jasper), plastic, horn hairpipe bead, rescued metal beads, sterling silver. About thirty-one inches long.

"What We Found at Thera" necklace: amazing lampwork, vintage glass, other beads, gold filled wire.

"What You Never Knew About the Princess" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"When Ma'at Was Young" necklace: glass, cloisonne, dyed magnesite, lampwork glass, agate and carnelian, sterling silver.

"When Peter Was A Girl" necklace: unknown.

"Where She Was Going (the lucky day)" necklace: glass, jasper, lepidolite, aquamarine, chalcedony, opalite glass, sterling silver. About twenty-four inches long.

"Where You Look" necklace: included quartz, sterling silver. About twenty-two and a quarter inches long.

"Why Do You Linger?" necklace: white metal, vintage and other glass, wood, music, recycled bits from odd sources and necklaces past, and who-knows-what-all. (See also.)

“Why Elves Don’t Go Fishing” necklace: unknown.

"Wisdom and Thorn" necklace: glass, plastic, illusion beads, sterling silver. About fifty-five inches long.

"Within Tolerances" necklace: Swarovski and other crystal, rutilated quartz, glass, other quartz, sterling silver. About sixty-eight inches long.

"Wolfbane and Memory" necklace: unknown. (See also.)

"Worlds, Worlds" necklace: unknown.

"The Wreck" necklace: glass, "miracle beads" (those weird shimmery ones), sterling silver, whispers. About a hundred and eight inches long.

"Young Midgard Creationism" necklace: fossil ammonite (opalized), dyed shell, malachite and other stone, sterling silver. About 21 inches long. Thanks to Jo Walton for the title.

"The Young Woman on the Vasa, or, The Price of a Book" necklace: lapis lazuli, amber, bone, sterling silver, and a small brass book charm. About 32 and a half inches long.



Named hair ornaments:

"Actually, Tinker Bell's Ma Is the Tech-Savvy One...." hairstick: zinc alloy charms, copper and brass wire, wood. The little fairy charm swings freely from the wire, so there's a bit of motion and interest as you wear it.

"The Agreement" ornamental comb: glass, printed paper key on wood, color-treated cultured freshwater pearls, sterling silver, copper.

"Alligator...... In the Hair?" small haircomb: lampwork glass, color-treated cultured pearls, sterling silver, metal comb.

"Apotheosis" hairstick: zinc alloy charms, copper wire, wood. Winged octopus goodness.

"Back to the Maelstrom" hairstick: base metal (lead-free) octopus and spiral, glass bead, copper wire.

"The Chase" decorative comb: unknown.

"Counting the Leaves" hairstick: wood, brass, glass.

"A Decorated Veteran of the League of Wheelwomen Intelligence Corps" hairstick: unknown.

"Finding My Way" hairstick: base metal charms and chain, brass wire, wood.

"Her Favorite View" hairstick: ceramic, sterling silver, hairstick of unknown composition.

"How to Hide in a Japanese Print" hair ornament: unknown. (See also.)

"I Persist" hairstick: fossil dinosaur bone, Ethiopian opal, sterling silver, wood.

"The Keepsake" clip-comb: fossil dinosaur bone, glass, sterling silver. clip-comb.

"Let's Do the Time Warp Again!" hairstick: tektite, sterling silver wire, base metal hairstick.

"The Measure of a Lady Is Her Venom, My Dear" hairstick: unknown.

"MINE. Any Questions?" hairstick: base metal octopus, dyed cultured pearls, sterling silver, glass, wood.

"Mistress of All You Survey" hairstick: a purple-flashing opal heart set en tremblant so that the heart swings in and out and the opal play-of-color dances as the wearer moves, paired with an ornate zinc alloy key charm, set in sterling silver wire on a wooden stick.

"A Most Elegant Wheel, To Be Sure" hairstick: unknown.

"Mr. Tesla's Serpent Gate" hairstick: one of those wonderful hollow stampings, a bunch of copper wire in various gauges, and a base-metal hairstick with interesting markings.

"The Oath-Bound Engineer" hairstick: opalite glass, other glass, zinc alloy charms, sterling silver. wooden hairstick.

"Probability" hairstick: base metal face, metallized plastic dice, sterling silver and GF wire, wood.

"Proud Suppliers of Angst to Crowned Heads for More than Four Centuries" hair ornament: unknown. (See also.)

"A Really Elegant Riddle" hairstick: round bead made from a piece of meteorite NWA869, sterling silver wire, wood.

rubber ducky hair clip: I did this on a whim, because I had a lampwork duck and some sterling silver and a hair clip.

"Seascape with Mermaid" clip-comb: fossil coral, Soochow jade (which is not jade at all), sterling silver, clip-comb.

"Skyhorse" hairstick: Canyon Diablo meteorite fragment, sterling silver wire, wood.

"Something Only the Trees Could Tell Her" clip-comb: fancy jasper, glass, moss agate, sterling silver, clip-comb.

"Splash Glass" hairstick: tektite fragment, sterling silver wire, wood.

"stone raindrop #2" hairstick: tektite, wood, sterling silver.

"Three Equations" hairpin: glass, sterling silver, metal hairpin.

"Tiktaalik Roseae Descending a Staircase" hairstick: wood, sterling, fossil coral.

"Timelines" hairstick: cardinal wood, sterling silver, dinosaur bone, a bit of meteorite NWA869, potsherd. The cardinal wood stick was handmade by people I know, and is absolutely lovely.

"The Uses of Time" clip-comb: opalized ammonite, rutilated quartz, Soochow jade*, sterling silver, clipcomb.

"Wanna Make Something Of It?" triple-tined hairstick: unknown.

"The Way Miss Lily Works" hairstick: clockwork photoprint on wood, brass lily stamping, GF wire, wood.

"What We Make Of It" hairstick: opalized ammonite, color-treated cultured pearls, sterling silver, wood.

"Where Horses Have Wings and Spoons Grow On Trees" hairstick: base metal charms and chain, brass wire, wood.

"Where She Leads" hairstick: heavy hairstick (dense plastic? or is it bone?), copper, labradorite with blue flash.



Named bracelets:

"Alien Harvest Song" bracelet: stone, glass, sterling silver. Just over nine inches long.

"Barren Ground Come Back To Life" bracelet: glass and memory wire.

"Being an Account of the Great Voyage" bracelet: ocean jasper, agate, glass, other stone, sterling silver. Nine inches long.

"Decoding the Lizard" bracelet: glass and memory wire.

"Hatching" bracelet: fossil coral disc, that crackled agate/carnelian stuff that some people are calling crab agate now, sterling silver. Nine and a half inches long.

"the old ways" bracelet: glass and GF wire.

"The Stars Were Closer Then" bracelet: unknown. (See also.)

"Through Seven Worlds They Traveled" bracelet: ocean jasper, sterling silver. About nine and a half inches long.

"The Twinkletoad Has Strange Powers" bracelet: rubber, memory wire, glass, plastic, and pewter Green Girl toad bead.



Named brooches:

Bird Girl brooch: Bird Girl (with pinback) cast in pewter by Cynthia Thornton of Green Girl Studios, ornamented with Swarovski crystal dangles in black diamond and tanzanite shades, both with AB (aurora borealis, which is a lustrous shimmer on part of the bead)



Named pendants:

"A Is For Amulet" pendant: photoprint on wood, fragment of pottery from Tepco Beach, glass jar with cork holding snowflake obsidian cylinder, archaological fragment, and old jewelry pin; sterling silver wire.

"Academy of Planets Entrance Exam" pendant: chrysoprase, Swarovski crystal, aquamarine, sterling silver.

"The Accompanist" pendant: labradorite, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"According to the Lore" pendant: druzy, faceted resin-encased color-treated pearls, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Across the Water" pendant: cultured pearl, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Adaptable Magic" pendant: druzy, sterling silver.

"After the War in Elfland" pendant: stone and sterling silver. $28

"the algorithm" pendant: Botswana agate, lead-free base metal charm, sterling silver.

"Alien Romance" pendant: chrysoprase, glass, sterling silver.

"The Aliens Who Loved Us" pendant: chipped labradorite, sterling silver.

"All My Friends Have Been To Faeryland" pendant: dyed sediment stone, sterling silver.

"Alligator Longs for Chocolate Moon" pendant: lampwork, color-treated cultured coin pearl, sterling silver.

"Alluvial Magic" pendant: boulder opal, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. Blue, blue, rivers of blue magic with sparkles beneath.

"alternate worldview" pendant: stone from Catherynne Valente's island (chosen by Cat and me when I was visiting), Medusa charm from Green Girl Studios, sterling silver.

"Always Deeper" pendant: amazonite with pyrite inclusions, zinc alloy charms, sterling silver.

"Always There" pendant: labradorite, zinc alloy key, sterling silver.

"The Ancient and Accepted Order of Dragonkeepers" pendant: carnelian (both regular and crackled), rescued spacers, sterling silver.

"Ancient Mother On Line Three, Boss!" pendant: stone, zinc alloy charm, sterling silver.

"And Divide By Infinity" pendant: amethyst with AB treatment, color-treated cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"and her language unraveling in her mouth" pendant: blue goldstone glass, base metal charm, sterling silver. There are tiny blue stars twinkling in that blue goldstone glass.

"And Seas Unknown" pendant: fossil coral, agate, sterling silver.

"And the Prairie Grasses For Her Lyre" pendant: included quartz (tourmalinated, in this case), amber, sterling silver.

"And the Woman in the Moon" pendant: druzy, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Angels of Catastrophism" pendant: coprolite, probably plastic (but very cool) skull bead, sterling silver.

"Another Blue World" pendant: azurite-malachite, sterling silver. Winterfair planet pendant.

"Another Spoonful of Magic from Cat's Island" pendant: stone from Cat's island, zinc alloy spoon, sterling silver.

"Antler Dance" pendant: bloodstone, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Apparition 2" pendant: stone and sterling silver. (I left the "2" off the tag at first, but this is the right one in the pictures.)

"The Assistant" pendant: color-treated agate, zinc alloy charms, sterling silver. Design credit goes to Ann R.

"At Home in the Mist Country" pendant: dendritic agate, sterling silver. Yes, it really is a misty lavender-purple color in the right light.

"Back Door to the Kingdom" pendant: labradorite, glass, sterling silver.

"BAIT" pendant: druzy, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Beautiful Dark, Beautiful Home" pendant: silver-plated seahorse charm, labradorite, sterling silver.

"Between That Land and This" pendant: unknown.

"Big Fat Fish Fetish" pendant: dyed stone, glass, sterling silver.

big stone fireworks #1 pendant: fossil coral, sterling silver.

big stone fireworks #2 pendant: fossil coral, sterling silver.

big stone fireworks #3 pendant: fossil coral, glass, sterling silver.

"big stone fireworks #4" pendant: fossil coral, sterling silver.

"big stone fireworks #5" pendant: fossil coral, sterling silver.

"Bird with a Word in her Head" pendant: black opal matrix, color-treated cultured pearl, glass, sterling silver.

"Bird with a Word in her Head, II" pendant: opal, cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"Blue Water Waltz" pendant: lampwork glass and sterling silver. This was a pendant made in a teaching session, and it was an exceptionally fine and enjoyable teaching session, so the piece makes me smile.

"Botanists in a New Galaxy" pendant: boulder opal, glass flowers, sterling silver.

"Bottled Spider, Inc." pendant: spiderweb jasper, sterling silver.

"Brewer's Arts" pendant: boulder opal, pendant bead from Green Girl Studios, sterling silver. This opal has no flash, but is a stone of great presence nevertheless.

"The Bridge-Makers" pendant: stone and sterling silver.

"A Brief Note from an Undine" pendant: blue apatite, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Bring Me the Heart of Edward Cullen" pendant: druzy and sterling silver. (Named by Catherine Lundoff, and boy howdy, is she right.)

"Broadcast" pendant: no description.

"Building Shiningwoman Station" pendant: stone, faceted resin-encased and other color-treated cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"The Butterfly Pool" pendant: opal, sterling silver.

"By Sunlight, By Starlight" pendant: labradorite, agate, sterling silver.

"By the Surest Route" pendant: rainbow moonstone, glass, sterling silver.

"Calling on the Black Prince" pendant: opal, sterling silver.

"Calling the Witnesses" pendant: fluorite (with minimal fluorescence), glass, sterling silver.

"Cartographers in the Old Kingdom" pendant: coprolite, magnesite, sterling silver.

"The Caves of Space" pendant: stone and sterling silver.

Chained Flask No. 1: glass flask with tiny cork, sterling silver chain, faceted resin-encased color-treated cultured freshwater pearl, brass clock gear, tiny crescent wrench charm, sterling silver wire. The chain is connected to the pendant and the cork, meaning the cork cannot be taken off the pendant, but the flask can be uncorked and removed for filling. Please handle the cork by the cork itself rather than pulling on the tiny brass eyehook, which will come loose eventually if you do that sort of thing.

"Chemistry as Interpretive Dance" pendant: tourmalinated quartz, sterling silver.

"Cherry Blossom Vampire" pendant: stone, color-treated cultured pearl, sterling silver.

"Choosing Both" pendant: chalcedony from a thunder egg, base metal charms, sterling silver.

"The City Behind the Waterfall" pendant: unknown.

"The Claws that Catch" pendant: boulder opal, sterling silver.

"The Clue in the Brush Painting" pendant: plume agate, sterling silver.

"Coat of Arms" pendant: labradorite, resin-encased color-treated cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"Coin-Operated Ocean" pendant: unknown. Made on Cat's island in 2010.

"Comforting Cousin Mammoth" pendant: stegodon bone, sterling silver.

"The Comforts of Hard Science" pendant: agate, pyrite, sterling silver.

"Companions" pendant: sodalite, fluorite, zinc alloy stars, sterling silver.

"Complicated World" pendant: stone, sterling silver. Winterfair planet pendant.

"The Concert Hall of the Mountain King" pendant: dyed stone, sterling silver.

"Considering" pendant: fossil ammonite, amber, sterling silver.

"Contingency Plans" pendant: labradorite, zinc alloy charms, sterling silver. There's flash hiding in the big bead that will surprise you, but I could not catch it with the camera.

"Conversations in the Dark" pendant: blue astrophyllite and sterling silver.

"Conversations with a Thomas Canty Angel" pendant: the most startling bit of rhyolite I've seen in a while, on sterling silver. It's not just the angel that I love, though I do; it's the other angel just passing out of frame up and to the right, and the feeling that I've seen a different model in that particular robe or kimono or whatever the angel is wearing. I bought an entire string of beads just to make this piece.

"Counterpoise" pendant: color-treated cultured freshwater pearl, quartz, quartz with inclusion, sterling silver.

"Counting the Lightning" pendant: rainbow picasso jasper and other stone, sterling silver.

"The Country of the Birds" pendant: included quartz, zinc alloy key charm, sterling silver.

"The Country of Winds" pendant: druzy, sterling silver.

"Courier's Road" pendant: druzy, zinc alloy charm, sterling silver.

"The Courting-Gift" pendant: lampwork glass by Rita Orman, miracle beads, sterling silver.

"The Craft So Long to Learn" pendant: opalized ammonite, sterling silver.

"Crossing the Veil" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"current is flow" pendant: titanium-coated quartz point, sterling silver.

"The Currents of Autumn" pendant: stone (possibly rhyolite?) and sterling silver. (Yes, I meant electrical currents. Call it elf steampunk if you must.)

"Dainty Dinosaurs" pendant: coprolite (yep, fossilized dino poo), faceted mookite, sterling silver.

"The Daughters of Ghostflower House" pendant: glass, sterling silver.

"Dawn Scene with Thunder Lizards" pendant: coprolite, distressed glass bead, sterling silver.

"Decisions, Decisions" pendant: glass, labradorite, sterling silver.

"Deep" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"Design Constraints" pendant: prehnite, zinc alloy gear, sterling silver.

"Devotions" pendant: druzy, glass, sterling silver.

"Diaspora" pendant: stone, lampwork glass, sterling silver.

"Dinah and the Key" pendant: base metal charms, stone trapezoid, GF wire.

"Dinos of the Desert" pendant: Faceted mookite, coprolite slab, sterling silver. And yep, coprolite is fossilized dino poo. Be the coolest science teacher at your school if you're wearing one of these.

"Dinosaur Fangirl" pendant: amber (with inclusion! I let the amber spin a little so you could try to get a good angle on whatever's inside there. Is that a wing I see, or just overlapping amber flows? I am completely puzzled by whatever's inside here -- if indeed there is anything there at all. But just when I am sure it was my imagination, I move the loupe and see what looks like a lacy wing.... Or maybe it's a seed pod. I don't know....), dino charm, propeller beanie (and the propeller spins!), sterling silver wire, GF wire.

"Dinosaur Magic" pendant: dinosaur bone, agate, sterling silver.

"Dinosaurs and Angels" pendant: faceted mookite, coprolite, sterling silver.

"Dinosaurs Discover Electricity" pendant: stone oval, fossilized dinosaur bone cylinder, sterling silver.

"Dinosaurs Speak of Fire" pendant: carnelian, coprolite slab, sterling silver.

"Directions" pendant: Swarovski crystal, dyed sediment stone, color-treated cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"Distillation and Absolution" pendant: lampwork glass by Catherynne Valente, freshwater cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"Doing Science In Dreams" pendant: included quartz, labradorite, zinc alloy charms, sterling silver.

"A Dollop of Late-Summer Magic from Cat's Island" pendant: shell gathered from Catherynne Valente's island, glass, zinc alloy spoon charm, sterling silver.

"A Dollop of Magic from Cat's Island" pendant: stone from Cat's island, big zinc alloy spoon, sterling silver.

"The Domestic Habits of Dragons" pendant: thunderegg, 14/20 gold filled wire.

"Domovoi, I Came Back!" pendant: unknown. (See also.)

"Don't Lie To the Rhinemaiden" pendant: stone, dinosaur bone, sterling silver. This is a big piece of rock, and there are stories inside.

"Donut-to-Spoon Conversion Formulae" pendant: I hear it varies for everyone. Lampwork glass, zinc alloy spoon charms, sterling silver.

"The Door" pendant: blue lace agate, carved wooden skull, sterling silver.

"The Door In Space" pendant: pietersite, glass, GF wire.

"The Door To Home (Sweden [tomte])" pendant: fancy jasper, zinc alloy key, sterling silver.

"Doorkeeper" pendant: agate, carnelian, sterling silver.

"Dragon in a Bottle" pendant: native Michigan copper, color-treated cultured freshwater pearls, sterling silver, glass bottle and cork.

"Dragon Watching Over Me" pendant: a chunk of boulder opal that has a dragon hiding in it, and sterling silver.

"Dragonwulf Story" pendant: stone, lampwork glass, sterling silver.

"The Dream Keeper" pendant: stone from Cat's island, locking vessel charm, sterling silver.

"dreamcode" pendant: Botswana agate, lead-free base metal charm, sterling silver.

"Dreaming Zygote" pendant: congoinite (or so the bead seller told me) and sterling silver.

"Dwelling in the Whisper Wood" pendant: boulder opal, sterling silver. There's a tiny spark of color dancing in this one. Oh, look, there's another.

"The Earthquake Peddler" pendant: Botswana agate, sterling silver.

"Elfland By Rail" pendant: labradorite and sterling silver.

"Elixir of Ever-After" pendant: prehnite, prasiolite and sterling silver. This is actually two shades of extremely pale green.

"Emergent Properties" pendant: stone and sterling silver.

"The Eminence" pendant: boulder opal, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"The Engines of Desire" pendant: opal with shimmering purple flash that is very difficult to photograph but lovely to see, some zinc alloy charms, and a whirl of sterling silver wire.

"The Engines of Desire II" pendant: boulder opal matrix that doesn't quite have flash -- until the moment I look away, and then it teases me, but I cannot find it when I look -- and some zinc alloy charms with sterling silver.

"Essential Histories" pendant: Laguna lace agate, quartz, sterling silver.

"Et Voila!" pendant: labradorite, cultured freshwater pearls, glass, sterling silver.

"Event Horizon" pendant: meteorite (NWA 869), dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"Everyday Battles" pendant: photoprints on lasercut wood, mysterious beads, sterling silver. And yes, this was inspired by Neil Gaiman's "Calendar of Tales" story for January.

"Everywhere Was Home Once" pendant: rainbow picasso jasper, zinc alloy key charm, sterling silver.

"Everything Old Is Nouveau Again" pendant: dinosaur bone, dyed fossil coral, sterling silver.

"The Evolution of Bears on Jupiter" pendant: unknown. Made in 2010 on Cat's island. Name courtesy of Catherynne M. Valente.

"The Exchange" pendant: included quartz, zinc alloy key charm, sterling silver.

"Exomysteries" pendant: dyed magnesite, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"The Experiment" pendant: glass, resin and glitter, Swarovski crystal, zinc alloy key charm, sterling silver.

"The Fabled Space Jellyfish of the Romanovs" pendant: lampwork glass and sterling silver.

"Fae Apothecary" pendant: labradorite and sterling silver.

"Fairies, Hence!" pendant: blue astrophyllite, sterling silver.

"Fairy Lizards" pendant: stegodon, dinosaur bone rondelles, sterling silver.

"Falling Upward" pendant: stone and sterling silver. Inspired by the February story in Neil Gaiman's Calendar of Tales.

"Family Album, Dinosaur Style" pendant: faceted mookite, coprolite slab, sterling silver.

"Fandom Wank" pendant: gold-plated popcorn charm, magnesite skull, sterling silver wire. It had to be done.

"Faster Than You Know" pendant: zinc alloy fox charm, boulder opal doughnut-shaped stone, sterling silver. (The fox charm swings back and forth, the boulder opal doughnut can be rotated within the silver wire housing, and the pendant is reversible. The veins of opal are very subtle, though; they do not flash, though they do glow a bit in the right light.)

"The Fauns of August, 1918" pendant: boulder opal, color-treated cultured pearl, sterling silver.

"Featherfall" pendant: fossil coral, sterling silver.

"Fenwalker" pendant: labradorite and sterling silver.

"Festival Customs Among the Lizard People" pendant: ocean jasper, fancy jasper, sterling silver.

"Fields of Plenty" pendant: rainbow picasso jasper, dinosaur bone, sterling silver. Such amazing color in that bead.

"The Fire Goes Up, the Fire Goes Down" pendant: stone, color-treated cultured freshwater pearl, sterling silver. I love the colors here, and the way the stone has colored patches that look like the fire-pearl is being reflected.

"The First Dragon of October" pendant: cracked carnelian (yeah, they call it "fire agate," but as a gem dealer once said to me, "fired agate, maybe.") and sterling silver.

"First Portal" pendant: Botswana agate, sterling silver.

"fishmapping" pendant: glass fish beads, amber (or amberoid, or possibly plastic?) bead (I don't think it's plastic; it looks more like amberoid, but I am not sure), sterling silver.

"The Flower Fairies Explain Science (Little Golden Books, 1965)" pendant: glass, sterling silver.

"Flower Fairies of the Autumn Revisited" pendant: dyed impression stone, zinc alloy leaf charm, sterling silver.

"Flower Storm" pendant: boulder opal, glass flowers, sterling silver. Subtleties of the greeny-bluey play-of-color go streaming by on a fierce wind.

"Flowers for Dimetrodon" pendant: fossil coral that looks like blossoms, coprolite, sterling silver.

"Flowers For Dimetrodon II" pendant: glass flower, coprolite oval, fossil coral, sterling silver.

"Following the Dreamcat" pendant: stone, sterling silver.

"Forensic Astronomy" pendant: tektite (Indochinite) and sterling silver.

"The Forest that Was" pendant: agate and other stone, sterling silver.

"Fossil Moderne" pendant: stegodon, mookite, sterling silver.

"Fossil River" pendant: dinosaur bone rondelle, boulder opal slab, sterling silver.

"The Fourth Song of Carnival" pendant: lampwork glass by Catherynne Valente, glass, GF wire.

"Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night" pendant: druzy, zinc alloy charm, cultured pearl, sterling silver.

"Freeclimbing on Terra Quatorze" pendant: labradorite and sterling silver.

"From One Tale to the Next" pendant: zinc alloy charm, dyed stone, sterling silver.

"Full Fathom Five" pendant: this is a BIG piece, and there are stories in it, I suspect. Zinc alloy mermaid, wood and photoprint oxygen cylinder gauge finding, glass, and sterling silver.

"Future Present" pendant: ocean jasper and sterling silver.

"Galaxies Inside Me" pendant: bloodstone, sterling silver.

"Galaxy Music" pendant: ocean jasper and sterling silver.

"Garden Charm #1" pendant: dyed stone, sterling silver.

"Getting Inside" pendant: labradorite of a particularly stealthy nature, which has not blue or colored flash, but a whole rain of silver lightning when it displays its secrets, a zinc alloy key charm, and sterling silver.

"Getting There" pendant: fluorite, color-treated cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"Gift for a Mad Scientist" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"A Girl and Her Dinosaur" pendant: coprolite, magnesite, spacer from a 1960's necklace, and sterling silver. I let the skull bead swivel freely because she needs to be able to look for her dinosaur. Those dinos can be mighty quick sometimes.

"The Glimmer" pendant: rutilated quartz, sterling silver.

"Glorious Old" pendant: dyed sediment stone, dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"Goblin Rain" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"The Goddess and the Tree" pendant: stone, lampwork glass, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Going Home In Dreams" pendant: zinc alloy charm, blue astrophyllite, sterling silver.

"The Golden Years of snakes and bees... when will they come again?" pendant: bloodstone, base metal snake and bees, sterling silver. From the Honey Badger series.

"Going There In Dreams" pendant: agate, base metal beads, sterling silver wire.

"Good Things Come in Threes" pendant: unknown.

"Gopis of the Spaceways" pendant: Pilbara jasper, transfer-printed plastic bead, gold filled bead and wire.

"A Grand Dollop of Magic from Cat's Island" pendant: stone from Cat's island, zinc alloy spoon charm, sterling silver.

"Grand-mama's Astrolabe" pendant: Botswana agate, really old beads, sterling silver.

"Great-Grandma's Journal" pendant: jasper and sterling silver. I'm thinking that's Rocky Butte jasper there.

"The Great Composers in Space" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"Green World" pendant: stone, sterling silver. WInterfair planet pendant.

"Grotto Rules" pendant: shell, resin, glitter, zinc alloy charm, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. As you can see in the last photo, the fairy charm moves, because I wanted it en tremblant so she will dance with the wearer's movements.

"Guarding the Door" pendant: stone and sterling silver.

"Hallucinatory Sciences" pendant: agate and sterling silver.

"The Hatter Dreams" pendant: brass charm, labradorite with striations (better in person than in these photos), GF wire.

"The Hell With Your Metaphors" pendant: shell, glass, peridot, sterling silver.

"Here Is Where" pendant: moss agate, sterling silver.

"History Leaking from the Other Side" pendant: Cape amethyst (yes, this one's gray with only the slightest hint of lavender), dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"Honor Your Inner Magpie" pendant: one of a bunch of pendants made for Beads of the Month people and a few others. Etched dichroic glass fused with clear glass, with bail (silverplated).

"Hoofprints, Wheel Ruts, Booster Scorch" pendant: stone, lampwork glass, sterling silver.

"Hope and the High Country" pendant: Owyhee jasper, sterling silver, seed bead.

"Horizon Song" pendant: stone, lampwork glass, sterling silver.

"How Magic Works This Week" pendant: druzy, zinc alloy gears, sterling silver.

"How Our People Found the Great Skybird" pendant: thunderegg, sterling silver.

"How She Learned To Be Brave" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"How the Message Travels" pendant: sagenitic agate, sterling silver.

"How To Summon A Superhero" pendant: dyed sediment stone, glass, metal bead, sterling silver.

"How To Talk To An Artist" pendant: glass, stone, sterling silver.

"How We Do It In Space" pendant: stone and sterling silver.

"Hundertwasser's Dragon Farm" pendant: brecciated green jasper, agatized dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"Hurt/Comfort Zone" pendant: Botswana agate, base metal wing charm, sterling silver, and a whole lot of fanfic discussion.

"I Could Not Love Thee Half So Much Loved I Not Mad Science More" pendant: opal with some pretty cool purple flash, sterling silver.

"I Know What You're Looking For" pendant: zinc alloy boat and mermaid charms, dyed shell, sterling silver.

"I'll Be Your Host" pendant: blue chalcedony, zinc alloy charm, sterling silver.

"'I'll use small words,' said the dragon." pendant: snakeskin jasper, glass, sterling silver.

"The Idea" pendant: stone, sterling silver.

"Implausible Equations" pendant: included quartz, sterling silver.

"Improved Patented Book Genie" pendant: lampwork glass by Catherynne Valente, glass faceted bead, metal book charm, sterling silver.

"In Letters of Fire" pendant: meteorite (Canyon Diablo) and sterling silver.

"In Love With Dinosaurs" pendant: edge-condition rhodochrosite with matrix, fossil dino bone, sterling silver.

"In Love With Up" pendant: dyed impression stone, zinc alloy airplane charm, sterling silver. Made in 2010 on Cat's island.

"In the City of Longing" pendant: opal, sterling silver.

"In This Life or Another" pendant: an ancient old coin (Roman?), a piece of ancient Roman glass, sterling silver.

"In/Tension" pendant: dyed magnesite, zinc alloy charm, sterling silver.

"Infinity" pendant: unknown.

"Inside Story" pendant: included quartz (which is quartz with inclusions, i.e. quartz with stuff in it), zinc alloy key, sterling silver.

"Insistence" pendant: tourmalinated quartz, sterling silver.

Inspiration Key #4 pendant: lampwork glass, key charm, sterling silver.

"Interference, Reception" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"Intermittent Charm Against Disemvowellment" pendant and cord: stone, glass, sterling silver. Bonus cord plied by TNH.

"Interstellar Conversations" pendant: ocean jasper, fancy jasper, sterling silver.

"Intricate World" Winterfair pendant: leopardskin jasper, sterling silver.

"The Inventor Takes A Mate" pendant: ocean jasper and sterling silver. Yes, she does.

"It used to be that there were badgers and cobras and everybody knew where they stood!" pendant: snakeskin jasper, Swarovski crystal, base metal charm, sterling silver. From the Honey Badger series.

"It's a Good Day in Spoon World" pendant: zinc alloy spoon, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"It's Lovely, But What I Really Wanted Was a Tome of Forbidden Knowledge" pendant: lampwork glass heart, zinc alloy book charm, sterling silver. This is a big pendant.

"It's Never What You Expect" pendant: glass, sterling silver.

"It's What We Do" pendant: zinc alloy charm, dyed stone, sterling silver.

"Jailbreaking My Dreams" pendant: fluorite, zinc alloy key charm, sterling silver.

"Journals of a Time Machine Repair Technician" pendant: meteorite (NWA869), dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"Just A Little Way Further" pendant: dyed magnesite, zinc alloy key, sterling silver.

"Just Another Wounded Healer" pendant: labradorite, glass, sterling silver. That glass bead has a shimmering coating on one side; the other side is black.

"Just As It Was" pendant: stone and sterling silver.

"Just Give Me A Hint" pendant: Botswana agate, glass, sterling silver.

"Keep Looking" pendant: pyrite in matrix, sterling silver.

"Keeper of the Lines" pendant: lampwork glass and sterling silver.

"Keeping It" pendant: boulder opal, Swarovski crystal, GF wire. Yeah, there are a lot of photos here. Opal, you know? So many things going on.

"Keeping Track of Pan" pendant: labradorite and sterling silver.

"Land of Eagles" pendant: agate and sterling silver.

"Landscape As Main Character, I" pendant: stone and sterling silver and ideas.

"Landscape With and Without Third Daughter" pendant: porcelain jasper, sterling silver.

"The Last Dragon of Autumn" pendant: lampwork glass by Catherynne Valente, color-treated freshwater cultured pearl, GF wire.

"Leaf and Longbow" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"Leaving Through The Rain" pendant: feldspar, photoprint key on lasercut wood, sterling silver.

"Let Me Show You My Slides" pendant: ocean jasper, sterling silver.

"Let Me Tell You A Story I Heard Long Ago" pendant: fossil coral, zinc alloy charm, sterling silver.

"Life Capsule" pendant: agate, dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"The Light in the Forest" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"The Lighting Mage's First Job" pendant: jasper, agate, sterling silver.

"Like Noplace You've Seen" pendant: stone, gold filled bead and wire.

"Listening Underneath" pendant: stone, sterling silver.

"Listening Up the Years" pendant: dinosaur bone, Swarovski crystal, borosilicate lampwork glass, sterling silver.

"Little Hermit, Tell Me A Story" pendant: rock from Cat's island, zinc alloy charm, sterling silver wire.

"A Little Magic To Go On With" pendant: druzy, sterling silver.

"Little Rhapsody" pendant: agate and sterling silver.

"little stone fireworks #1" pendant: fossil coral, sterling silver.

"Lizard Logic" pendant: dinosaur bone, stone, sterling silver.

"Loïe Fuller Explains" pendant: boulder opal, sterling silver.

"Long-Tailed Morning" pendant: agate, dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"Look, and Look Again" pendant: fluorite with an internal fracture that makes small rainbows (and big fields of glitter), sterling silver.

"Looking for Mimmoths" pendant: dyed fossil coral, stegodon bone, sterling silver. Because "Girl Genius" is a really fun read.

"Looking for Shipwrecks (St John's Eve)" pendant: stone, glass, sterling silver.

"Love Song With Dinosaurs" pendant: dinosaur bone, Laguna lace agate, sterling silver.

"Mad Ludwig and the Dinosaurs" pendant: dinosaur bone, lampwork and other glass, sterling silver.

"The Magic Cradle" pendant: shell chosen by Cat Valente, opalite glass, old metal rondelle, Czech glass spiral, faceted resin-encased cultured pearl, sterling silver wire.

"Magic from You-Know-Where" pendant: shell piece chosen by Cat Valente, zinc alloy spoon charm, sterling silver.

"Maps for Places I've Never Been" pendant: stone and sterling silver.

"Matthesen Is A Danish Name, You Know" pendant: dyed stone, dyed shell, sterling silver, and a title from Jo Walton, who was teasing me for grousing about Danes.

"Mechanical Signs and Wonders" pendant: stone (the golden-brown barrel bead is ocean jasper and the other two are mysterious to me), color-treated cultured freshwater pearls, sterling silver.

"Memories of the Green Boat" pendant: paua shell, glass, sterling silver.

"Memorizing the Paths" pendant: labradorite and sterling silver.

"Memory Arc" pendant: moss agate, sterling silver.

"Mermaid Logic" pendant: thermal color-change bead, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Message to the West" pendant: stone, sterling silver.

"Metamorphosis Afternoon" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver

"Meteorite Love" pendant: huge bead made from a piece of meteorite NWA869, and sterling silver wire.

"A Midsummer Night's Crossover" pendant: a really amazing piece of ocean jasper, fossil coral, sterling silver.

"Mirror Travels" pendant: labradorite and sterling silver. Bead can be revolved to give new landscapes.

"Miss Olokun's Farm" pendant: green jasper, agatized dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"The Moment" pendant: fluorite, zinc alloy charm, sterling silver.

"The Moment Remembered" pendant: druzy, zinc alloy charm, sterling silver.

"Monet Under the Hill" pendant: stone, color-treated cultured pearl, sterling silver.

"The Motto" pendant: magnesite, color-treated cultured pearls, zinc alloy charms, sterling silver.

"Mr. Morris, Your Magic Carpet Is Ready" pendant: fossil coral, sterling silver.

"Mr. Worthington, if you cannot control your mermaids..." pendant: description to come.

"My Faithful Vampire" pendant: stone, sterling silver.

"My Night" pendant: zinc alloy bat charm, dyed (?) stone, sterling silver.

"My Year in the Sky Castle" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"Natural Histories" pendant: stone, glass, sterling silver.

"Navigating Fantasy" pendant: dyed sediment stone (hami jasper), sterling silver.

"Navigation" pendant: lampwork glass by Catherynne Valente, color-treated freshwater cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"The Next Sound You Hear" pendant: druzy, sterling silver.

"The Night Door" pendant: coated druzy, color-treated cultured pearls, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"The Night of the Skysinger" pendant: tektite (indochinite) and sterling silver.

"The Night Pilgrims" pendant: Another pendant I lost track of, and here are some slightly better detail photos of this very tricky-to-photograph piece.

"Night Protocols" pendant: stone and sterling silver.

"The Night the Stars Fell" pendant: blue tigereye, sterling silver. This is a large pendant with a great deal of presence, and the bead is fascinating to study. It's another double-sided landscape bead.

"Nobody Has A Map Of My Heart" pendant: unknown.

"Not Like Dorothy At All" pendant: quartz with strawberry rutile and other inclusions, sterling silver, copper.

"Not That Complicated After All" pendant: agate, cultured pearl, zinc alloy key charm, sterling silver

"Not That Kind Of War" pendant: petrified wood, opal, sterling silver.

"Not the Only Way of Time Travel" pendant: quartz with inclusions, cultured pearl, glass beads, zinc alloy charms, sterling silver.

"Not the Territory" pendant: agate and sterling silver.

"Not Where We're Going, There Isn't" pendant: stone, Baltic amber, sterling silver.

"Nothing So Easily Told, My Dear" pendant: labradorite with a rather hypnotic silvery-grey-with-colors flash, gold filled wire.

"Novel and Short Story" pendant: rainbow picasso jasper, ocean jasper, sterling silver.

"O.T.P. #1" pendant: meteorite (NWA 869), dinosaur bone, sterling silver. One True Pairing: dino/meteorite!

"O.T.P. #2" pendant: meteorite (NWA 869), dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"O, Time In Thy Flight" pendant: zinc alloy charm, dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"Observatory Owl" pendant: glass, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"The Ocean Has Opinions" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"Octopus In Her Workshop" pendant: fancy jasper, zinc alloy charms, sterling silver.

"Oh, Completely Pants. And You?" pendant: silver-plated pants charm, cultured freshwater pearls, GF wire.

"The Old Road" pendant: Botswana agate and sterling silver.

"Oldest Living Pixie Tells All" pendant: dyed agate, glass, sterling silver.

"On Coming-Home-From-The-Sun Road" pendant: porcelain jasper and sterling silver.

"On the Mathematicks of Ghosts" pendant: rutilated quartz, sterling silver.

"On the Peacock Path" pendant: boulder opal, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"On the Threshold" pendant: boulder opal, lampwork glass, sterling silver.

"On the Uses of Ferocity" pendant: borosilicate lampwork glass, dinosaur bone, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Once Broken, Twice Strong" pendant: snakeskin jasper (with a tiny pocket of druzy), lampwork glass, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"One Blue World" pendant: azurite-malachite, sterling silver. WInterfair planet pendant.

"One Helluva Final Exam" pendant: ocean jasper, fancy jasper, sterling silver.

"One Way to Bring You Flowers" pendant: Laguna lace agate, fossil coral, sterling silver.

"Oread Logic" pendant: agate bead with druzy pockets, sterling silver.

"Origin Story" pendant: boulder opal, color-treated cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"Origins" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"Other Rivers Entirely" pendant: a great big huge honking piece of boulder opal (matrix with veins of opal running through it) in a complicated sterling silver wirework frame. I took a lot of photos of this, trying to show you what it does. The effect is more subtle indoors; these were taken outdoors in natural light, though not very bright light. There isn't much gemmy "flash" but everything in those photos is there, in the right light. I love this big stone, and could look at it for hours. In fact, I have.

"The Other Way To Get In" pendant: fluorite, zinc alloy charm, sterling silver.

"Over the Rim of the Sky" pendant: agate and sterling silver.

"Owl Mountain Lorehouse" pendant: glass, color-treated cultured pearl, copper, sterling silver.

"The Owl Who Saw Yesterday" pendant: lampwork glass, jasper, sterling silver.

"The Painter's Comforts" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"Pan's Computer" pendant: jasper (and the cube turned out to be bloodstone) and sterling silver.

"the path your heart takes over the water" pendant: stone and sterling silver.

"Pathfinding" pendant: agate, glass, amber, sterling silver.

"Peacock Window" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"Pen Pals" pendant: tektite, a curious agate, color-treated cultured freshwater pearl, sterling silver. Also, the agate disc can be slid up the wire, rotated to show the other side, and then slid back down the wire into the holder. I've taken a series of photos to show how that works.

"A Perfectly Adequate Plan" pendant: included quartz, Swarovski crystal, zinc alloy charm (tarnished fetchingly), sterling silver. $38

"Perilous Flower" pendant: fancy jasper, glass, sterling silver.

"Petra, New Mexico" pendant: jasper, glass, sterling silver.

"Petroglyph Library Card" pendant: stone and sterling silver.

"Phantasm" pendant: labradorite and other stone, sterling silver.

"Phantoms Over Kansas" pendant: Botswana agate, opalite glass, sterling silver.

"Pink Magic" pendant: lampwork and sterling silver.

"A Pirate Story" pendant: serpentine, zinc alloy ship, sterling silver.

"Possibility" pendant: fluorite and sterling silver.

"The Post-Colonial Literature of Elves: A Tale of Four Houses" pendant: dyed agate, dyed chalcedony, sterling silver.

"The Post-Colonial Literature of Elves: My Leaves Trump Yours, I" pendant: dyed agate, zinc alloy leaf charm, sterling silver wire.

"The Post-Colonial Literature of Elves: My Leaves Trump Yours, II" pendant: dyed agate, freshwater pearl, zinc alloy book charm, sterling silver wire.

"The Post-Colonial Literature of Elves: Relearning the Reasons for Wings" pendant: dyed agate, sterling silver.

"The Post-Colonial Literature of Elves: Seeing Through Stones" pendant: dyed agate, sterling silver.

"The Post-Colonial Literature of Elves: Songs of Binding" pendant: dyed agate, labradorite, reclaimed tiny glass beads, sterling silver wire.

"The Post-Colonial Literature of Elves: the Green World" pendant: dyed agate, sterling silver wire.

"The Post-Colonial Literature of Elves: Unnatural Histories" pendant: dyed agate with really striking inclusion, sterling silver wire. This is a large pendant, and most curious.

"The Post-Colonial Literature of Elves: When First Peoples Meet" pendant: agate, amethyst from Thunder Bay, other stone, GF wire, sterling silver wire.

"The Post-Colonial Literature of Elves: When They Chained the Leaves" pendant: dyed agate, glass, sterling silver.

"The Post-Colonial Literature of Elves: Why Do You Think the Woods Could Ever Be Yours?" pendant: dyed agate, cultured color-treated freshwater pearls, GF wire. This is a large pendant, yes.

"Prairie Phoenix (sacred heart)" pendant: Swarovski crystal, rainbow picasso jasper, sterling silver.

"Precisely How Enchantments Are Built" pendant: druzy, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. This druzy has the most amazing purple sparkles.

"Pretty Little Horror Story" pendant: stone, zinc alloy bird charm, sterling silver.

"Prince Eugen Visits His Friends" pendant: rainbow picasso jasper, color-treated cultured pearls (one encased in faceted resin), sterling silver. Rather heavy.

"Probably Not the Story You Expected" pendant: druzy, sterling silver.

"A Proud and Lonely Thing, I" pendant: bronze-tone fan charm (it's a bit fragile), amethyst, sterling silver.

"A Proud and Lonely Thing, II" pendant: glass, bronze-tone fan charm (it's a bit fragile), sterling silver.

"Pure Pumpkin Love" pendant: lampwork glass by Catherynne Valente, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Purple World" pendant: charoite, sterling silver. Winterfair planet pendant.

"Queen Beetle" pendant: labradorite, gold filled wire.

"Queer Leprechaun's Alliance, Local #1" pendant: fluorite, zinc alloy charm, sterling silver.

"Quick As A Thought" pendant: zinc alloy charm, Botswana agate, sterling silver.

"Quite a View from Here" pendant: druzy, faceted resin-encased cultured pearl, sterling silver.

"Radio Free Sauropodia" pendant: unknown.

"The Rainbow Catchers" pendant: quartz with an internal fracture that makes a rainbow optical effect, sterling silver.

"The Raven-Head Bride" pendant: stone and sterling silver.

"Raven's Country" pendant: I'm really happy with this one. Again, I found this bead while sorting for landscape beads. The wire-work really works to give a nineteenth-century frame for this rather haunting little image of birds above a misty landscape of trees and hedgerows. I love dendritic agate so much, and this stone is a good illustration of why. Dendritic agate and sterling silver.

"Read the Histories" pendant: shell from Cat's island, various wires and beads, sterling silver wire, zinc alloy mermaid, and a reference to the history of a certain island.

"Read To Me From The Book Of Life" pendant: agate, sterling silver.

"Ready" pendant: dinosaur bone, glass, sterling silver.

"The Real Mountain" pendant: boulder opal, sterling silver.

"Remembering Her" pendant: imperial jasper, ceramic, rescued spacers from a 1960s necklace, sterling silver.

"Requiem for a Starship" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"Resonance" pendant: lampwork glass with sparkles in it, green astrophyllite with elusive and startling flash, firepolished glass crystal, sterling silver.

"Rhino Carries the Moon" pendant: stone, tagua nut, sterling silver. (See also.)

"Riding the Changes" pendant: shell from Cat's island, dyed stone, sterling silver.

"Rising" pendant: druzy, color-treated cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"Road Trip (Tell Me About Ghosts)" pendant: blue tigereye, color-treated cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"Running Away with the Circus" pendant: Swarovski crystal, lampwork glass, dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"The Sanctuary Algorithm" pendant: druzy, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Saving It" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"School Trip to Elfland" pendant: fluorite, base metal charms, sterling silver.

"Science Dance" pendant: tourmalinated quartz, sterling silver.

"Science Fantasy" pendant: druzy, faceted resin-encased cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"Science from the Depths" pendant: jasper, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Science from the Inside" pendant: jasper and sterling silver.

"The Science of Fantasy" pendant: stone, sterling silver.

"The Sea Gives, the Sea Takes Away" pendant: boulder opal, glass flowers, and sterling silver.

"Season of Metamorphosis" pendant: dyed stone (I think), glass, sterling silver.

"Second Portal" pendant: Botswana agate, metal key charm, sterling silver.

"The Secret of Navigation" pendant: stone, zinc alloy charm, sterling silver.

"seeing friends in dreams" pendant: Botswana agate, faceted resin-encased color-treated cultured pearl, sterling silver. I so love what that faceted pearl-centered bead does, and tried to show you in these photos. This one is actually inspired by a dream I had where Neil Gaiman wandered through. He does that every now and then, in my dreams, on his way from one place to another. I should tell the story of this one sometime; it involved them constructing a holographic Neil to do book signings, and it was quite elegant in setting. Neil thought it was funny, in the dream; I'll have to ask him in person if he thinks it's funny here too.

"Sense of Wonder" pendant: chrysoprase, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Serenade in the Key of Blood" pendant: bloodstone (though rather microhemalithic, if you ask me), Swarovski crystal, zinc alloy key, sterling silver.

"The Shadow Sea" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver. There are stories and songs in this one.

"Sharp" pendant: druzy, sterling silver.

"She Bids You Remember the Turkish Lady Who Freed You from Your Close Confine" pendant: stone, glass, gold-filled chain, sterling silver, old ballad.

"She Saddled Up Her Dinosaurs and Headed For the Sea" pendant: dinosaur bone, stone, sterling silver.

"The Shield of Truth" pendant: boulder opal, sterling silver.

"Ship's Log" pendant: Canyon Diablo meteorite piece, agate, tourmalinated quartz, sterling silver.

"Shooting Star" pendant: meteorite and sterling silver.

"Signifier" pendant: dyed agate and sterling silver.

"Simple, Not Easy" pendant: tourmalinated quartz, sterling silver.

"Singing My Sisters Home" pendant: ocean jasper and sterling silver.

"Singularity" pendant: green jasper, agatized dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"The Sixties Called. They Want Their Design Elements Back." pendant: glass owl, lampwork bead, base metal dangle, sterling silver.

"The Sky Above My Planet" pendant: rainbow picasso jasper, sterling silver.

"Slightly Dented World" Winterfair pendant: leopardskin jasper, sterling silver.

"Slightly Non-Standard Use of Technology" pendant: labradorite, color-treated cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"Small Equation" pendant: tektite, sterling silver.

"A Small Saga" pendant: leopardskin jasper, other stone, sterling silver.

"So the Fish Told Her the Way" pendant: glass, sterling silver.

"Somebody Order This?" pendant: meteorite (NWA 869), dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"Someone To Watch Over Me" pendant: zinc alloy charm, lapis lazuli, sterling silver.

"Somewhere Beyond Yes" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"Souvenir" pendant: paua shell, copper.

"Souvenirs of the Fall" pendant: stone, sterling silver, tenacity.

"Space Witchery" pendant: fancy jasper, sterling silver.

"The Spacewoman Learns to Knit" pendant: unknown.

"The Spacewoman Reflects" pendant: stone and sterling silver.

"Speak of Magic and Home" pendant: wonderful agate in sterling silver.

"Spilled Magic" pendant: glass bottle with resin and glitter, labradorite, zinc alloy spoon charm, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Spilling Moon" pendant: lampwork glass, boulder opal, sterling silver.

"The Spinster and her Allies" pendant: included quartz, zinc alloy spinning wheel charm, sterling silver.

Spoon Bottle #1: resin, glitter, spoon charm, sterling silver.

"A Spoonful of Magic from Cat's Island" pendant: stone from Cat's island, zinc alloy spoon, sterling silver.

"Spoonful of Mercy" pendant: zinc alloy spiral and spoon charm, color-treated cultured freshwater pearls, sterling silver. Much better in person; these photos don't show the star-shaped pearls well enough, and the wire just looks like a tangle. Sigh.

"Stand Up On It, XIII" pendant: glass and sterling silver.

"Star Soup" pendant: copper spoon charm, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Starship Circus" pendant: lampwork and other glass, sterling silver.

"Still It Flows, and Ever Will" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"Still There" pendant: glass leaf, color-treated cultured pearls (including one faceted resin-encased one), jasper, moss agate, sterling silver.

"stone raindrop math" pendant: tektite (indochinite) and sterling silver.

"Stories That Do Not Fade" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"The Story from a Distance" pendant: borosilicate lampwork glass, Swarovski crystal, dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"Story Problem From A Dinosaur" pendant: porcelain jasper, chip from meteorite NWA869, agatized dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"Strange Benevolent Sky Machines" pendant: lampwork and other glass, cool crackled bead, sterling silver.

a href="http://lioness.net/L/pen/penN/pStrangeCordialsFromRareFlowers/">"Strange Cordials from Rare Flowers" pendant: boulder opal, glass flowers, sterling silver.

"Strange Customs" pendant: lampwork and other glass, sterling silver.

"The Summer of the Code-Breakers" pendant: some curious stone, glass, sterling silver.

"Sundered" pendant: opal, sterling silver.

"Sunrise Gate" pendant: dyed shell, zinc alloy charm, sterling silver. This is actually a delicate blend of goldenrod/coral/blush tones, not the bright yellow the light makes it appear to be, though there is a yellow base color.

"Sweet Laily Worm" pendant: lampwork glass, dyed agate, Swarovski crystal, zinc alloy charm, sterling silver.

"The Sybil's Best Friend" pendant: stone, sterling silver.

"Taken to the Sea" pendant: no information

"Taking My Spoons on the Road" pendant: zinc alloy charms, carnelian leaf bead, sterling silver.

"Tales of the Winter Shore" pendant: stone and sterling silver.

"'Tam Lin, I've Come Again,' She Said" pendant: agate, sterling silver.

"Tea in the Midst of the Whirlwind" pendant: apatite, sterling silver, and considerable decorum.

"Tea, with a Chance of Artifacts" pendant: dyed sediment stone, base metal charms, wood and coated wire, sterling silver.

"Technology Bear Finds Breathing Room In Times Of Adversity" pendant: unknown. Made in 2010 on Cat's island.

"Tektite #1" pendant: tektite (indochinite) on sterling silver.

"Tektite #2": tektite (indochinite) on sterling silver.

"Tektite #3": tektite (indochinite) on sterling silver.

"Tektite #4": tektite (indochinite) on sterling silver.

"Tektite as Reliquary" pendant: tektite (indochinite) and sterling silver. I do so very much love regmaglypts.

"Tell Me of the Places You Love" pendant: stone, sterling silver.

"Tell My Story" pendant: dinosaur bone, Baltic amber, stone, gold filled wire.

"Tell Them What You Know, Little Bird" pendant: zinc alloy charm, dyed stone, sterling silver.

"Temple on a Hill" pendant: an astonishing piece of Botswana agate, sterling silver.

"Tenacity" pendant: dyed labradorite, color-treated cultured pearls (including some faceted resin-encased ones), lead-free base metal charm, sterling silver.

"That Particular Glow" pendant: fiber-optic glass rose, plastic, sterling silver.

"That's What Fairy Tales Are For" pendant: a very large piece of blue astrophyllite, zinc alloy key, sterling silver. (And much as I would like that blue flare in the last photo to be the astrophyllite, that one is a lens flare. The other blue flashes in the other pictures are the astrophyllite doing its thing, though.)

"The Theoretician" pendant: lampwork glass, sterling silver, and the inspiration from a certain character in Alternity.

"There" pendant: stone and 14/20 gold filled wire. There's a curious off-center bead on the top, which I made even more off-center, because sometimes that's what a person needs to do. As for the bigger bead, I love beads with landscapes in them, and this one has two of them -- or maybe it's two parts of a larger place. You decide.

"There and Back Again" pendant: Pilbara jasper, Mary Ellen jasper, and gold filled wire.

"They Always Underestimated Her" pendant: lampwork glass, other glass, sterling silver.

"They Came from the North" pendant: labradorite and sterling silver.

"Things I Learned From Fish" pendant: included quartz, sterling silver.

"The Things We Keep" pendant: shell chosen by Cat Valente, Czech glass, lampwork, colored cultured freshwater pearl, sterling silver.

"Things Your Friends Will Tell You" pendant: thermal color-change bead, glass owl, stone, color-treated cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"Thinking Makes It So: Adventures in Neuroscience with the Bard" pendant: Laguna lace and other agate, sterling silver.

"This Complicated Modern Life" pendant: brecciated jasper, glass, sterling silver.

"This Is How It Begins" pendant: glass, amber, sterling silver.

"This Terrible Beauty" pendant: dinosaur bone, glass, sterling silver.

"Three Kinds of Imagination" pendant: dyed agate, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"The Three Monarchs of Glam" pendant: druzy, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"The Three Traditional Choices" pendant: druzy, base metal key charms, sterling silver.

"The Three Tribes of Fae in the Museum of Natural History" pendant: chrysoprase, cultured pearls, sterling silver.

"Time Capsule" pendant: dinosaur bone, lampwork glass with one evocative chip (it came to me that way), sterling silver. This is a powerful piece in person.

"Time for the Second Act" pendant: boulder opal, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. Also visible at center bottom in this snapshot.

"Time Traveling with Painters" pendant: unknown.

"Tinkerbell Explains Gravity" pendant: unknown.

"Tiny Charm Against Disemvowellment" pendant and cord: glass and sterling silver. Bonus cord plied by TNH.

"tiny enchantment" pendant: unknown.

"The Tooth of Time" pendant: opal, sterling silver.

"Trade Routes Old and New" pendant: ocean jasper, fancy jasper, sterling silver.

"Traditions of the Green Engineers" pendant: included quartz, Swarovski crystal, zinc alloy charm, sterling silver.

"Transmission of Traditional Meaning" pendant: lampwork glass, Czech pressed glass, sterling silver.

"Travel Token" pendant: labradorite and sterling silver.

"Traveling Via Scroll-Painting" pendant: stone, sterling silver.

"The Trick Is Getting There" pendant: labradorite and sterling silver. I've been hoarding this one in my dragonish pile of special beads. In person, it looks almost like there's a little landscape in it, and the purple flash is a mountain in the distance.

"Triumph and Autumn" pendant: fossil coral, dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"Trooping the Colors Back Under the Hill" pendant: a wonderfully subtle big agate bead, more agate, carnelian round, sterling silver wire.

"True for You" pendant: boulder opal, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. Whatever your monitor might tell you, this is the most astonishing electric purple I have ever seen. I cannot manage to photograph it, but the color is in the swirl on the left side and also as a sheet across the top facet of the stone.

"The True Sciences of Enchantment" pendant: wonderful agate in sterling silver.

"The Truth About Midnight" pendant: boulder opal and sterling silver. Electric blue-purple opal goodness in this one.

"The Truth About Them" pendant: opal chips in resin, zinc alloy arrow charm, glass bottle, sterling silver, and hours of opal enjoyment goodness.

"Trying To Tell You Something" pendant: ocean jasper, aventurine, sagenitic agate, sterling silver.

"Two Saints Sitting Around Talking" pendant: agate and sterling silver.

"Two Ways to Get There" pendant: labradorite and sterling silver.

"Two Ways to Travel Space" pendant: Laguna lace agate, dinosaur bone, sterling silver.

"Under Other Stars They Wait" pendant: druzy, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Unexpected" pendant: Botswana agate with flaws that look like claw marks, sterling silver.

"Unlocking Time" pendant: fossil coral, zinc alloy charms, sterling silver.

"Ursa Furiosa" pendant: agate, tigereye, sterling silver.

"Utility Pendant: Fluorescence" pendant (from the Department of Redundancy Department): fluorite (with a small bit of fluorescence, but relatively faint), sterling silver, UV flashlight (which clips on and off).

"Vivid World" pendant: a Winterfair pendant of charoite and sterling silver.

"Voice of the Lake" pendant: agate, lampwork glass, sterling silver.

"Walking Into Forever" pendant: stone and sterling silver.

"Warded" pendant: ocean jasper and regular jasper on sterling silver.

"Watchful" pendant: stone, sterling silver.

"Watching Over the Lines" pendant: rhyolite, sterling silver.

"The Water Bearer" pendant: druzy, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"The Water-Smith" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"Watersnake Wise Woman" pendant: lampwork and other glass, sterling silver.

"The Way She Rises" pendant: druzy, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Wearing the bodies of your enemies is very soothing" pendant: bloodstone (no, really! isn't that a wild hunk of rock though?), copper bees, sterling silver. From the Honey Badger series.

"Weird Owl Yankovic" pendant: glass and sterling silver.

"The Welcoming Committee" pendant: zinc alloy octopus charm, amazonite/pyrite, sterling silver.

"Well, That's That" pendant: lead-free base metal bird skull, fiber-optic glass, other glass, copper, fake pearl, rhinestone, tiny gear and chains, cork, sterling silver.

"Whale Road" pendant: labradorite, sterling silver.

"What Are the Odds?" pendant: amber (with inclusion! is it a bug, or some tree bark, or what? I can't tell. probably tree bark, but hmmmm....), dino charm, metallized plastic dice beads, sterling silver wire, GF wire.

"What Do You Hear When I Say This?" pendant: Botswana agate, sterling silver.

"What I Did On My Summer Vacation" pendant: big green stone bead that might be chrysocolla, base metal mermaid charm, GF wire.

'"What Planet Are You Singing For?"He Asked" pendant: glass shell, ocean jasper, sterling silver.

"What the Artist Left For You" pendant: dinosaur bone, lampwork and other glass, sterling silver.

"What To Ask For" pendant: dyed sediment stone, sterling silver.

"What You Expect Is Not What You Need" pendant: shell chosen by Cat Valente, stone from her island, zinc alloy wish charm, sterling silver, opalite glass.

"What You See" pendant: druzy, Peruvian opal, sterling silver.

"What You'll Need There" pendant: stone, copper key, sterling silver.

"Whatever's Behind the Curtain Says Hello" pendant: dyed stone and sterling silver.

"When History Found Us" pendant: labeled "jasper/agate," which is true, but really it's bloodstone. Rocks are complicated. Sterling silver in here, too. This stone bead does the most amazing things with light if you hold it up and look through it, but mostly looks dark green from afar. (The close-up photography in bright sunlight that I used will highlight colors on this particular kind of stone, so please do not expect it to be that vivid around your neck. Unless you're also wearing a bright light, or standing in full sun, in which case, hey.)

"When She Came Down the Mountain" pendant: boulder opal, paua shell, sterling silver.

"When She Spoke Of It" pendant: Botswana agate, color-treated cultured freshwater pearls, sterling silver.

"Where I'm Going" pendant: boulder opal with such wonderful blue-purple electric flash, glass flowers, a little pendant faceted bead that is apparently labradorite dyed a dark dark blue, and sterling silver wire. This piece says exactly what I hoped it would. It makes me very happy.

"Where Stories Come From" pendant: drilled ocean jasper rough, color-treated cultured freshwater pearl, sterling silver.

"Where the Story Was" pendant: agate, metal book charm, sterling silver.

"Where the Waves Break" pendant: fancy jasper, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver.

"Where They Lead You" pendant: opal chips in resin, tiny key, glass, sterling silver. You can carefully turn the bottle in the sterling wirework to have a different part face forward, if you like. There are little bits of opal fire hiding in here; have fun looking for them!

"The White Rabbit Has Opinions" pendant: metal rabbit charm, glass, stone, sterling silver. Alice in Wonderland does seem to influence quite a number of my pieces.

"Who You Always Were" pendant: dragonsblood jasper, metal charm, sterling silver.

"Whoso pulleth the shears from this stone is rightwise Queen of the Fabric Stash" pendant: stone with a coppery glitter applied (probably over druzy), carnelian beads, brass shears, sterling silver wires, and triumphant laughter.

"Why, Hello There" pendant: magnesite skull, fossiliferous disc, sterling silver.

"Why I Do Science" pendant: stone and sterling silver.

"Why She Loves Horror Stories" pendant: garnet, other stone, zinc alloy fishbones charm, sterling silver.

"Will-o-the-Wheat, Kansas, 1876" pendant: labradorite, gold filled wire.

"A Window For Our Lady of the Spaceways" pendant: color-treated cultured pearls and a lot of sterling silver wire.

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" pendant: this is either brecciated or sagenitic agate, but what's important about it is what it shows: there's a storm on one side and a sinking ship on the other. How could I not do this one, living where I live? There's also a bead that is either mookite or some unknown jasper, and it's all on sterling silver. Again, I bought an entire string of beads just to make this one piece.

"The Writing Process" pendant: ocean jasper and sterling silver.

"Written on the Skies" pendant: slab of the Muonionalusta meteorite, base metal key, sterling silver.

"Yes, No, Always, Never" pendant: old key, tourmalinated quartz, sterling silver.

"You Have To Get Up Early" pendant: shell, glass trilobite bead, sterling silver.



Bottles of Stardust

"A Bottle of Stardust #1 pendant: Swarovski crystal, Campo del Cielo meteorite dust, glass, cork, sterling silver. Sealed with wax from Neil Gaiman's beehives.

"A Bottle of Stardust #2 pendant: Swarovski crystal, Campo del Cielo meteorite dust, glass, cork, sterling silver. Sealed with wax from Neil Gaiman's beehives.

"A Bottle of Stardust #3 pendant: Swarovski crystal, Campo del Cielo meteorite dust, glass, cork, sterling silver. Sealed with wax from Neil Gaiman's beehives.

"A Bottle of Stardust #4" pendant: Campo del Cielo meteorite dust, glass, cork, sterling silver. Sealed with wax from Neil Gaiman's beehives.

"A Bottle of Stardust #5" necklace: Swarovski crystal, meteorite dust (Campo del Cielo), glass, cork, zinc alloy bat, sterling silver, and wax from Neil Gaiman's beehives. About nineteen inches long.

"A Bottle of Stardust #6" pendant: Campo del Cielo meteorite dust, glass, cork, sterling silver. Sealed with wax from Neil Gaiman's beehives.

"A Bottle of Stardust #7" pendant: Campo del Cielo meteorite dust, glass, cork, sterling silver. Sealed with wax from Neil Gaiman's beehives.

"A Bottle of Stardust #8" pendant: Campo del Cielo meteorite dust, faceted resin-encased cultured pearl, glass, cork, sterling silver. Sealed with wax from Neil Gaiman's beehives.

"A Bottle of Stardust #9" pendant: Campo del Cielo meteorite dust, glass, cork, sterling silver. Sealed with wax from Neil Gaiman's beehives.

"A Bottle of Stardust #11" pendant: Swarovski crystal, Campo del Cielo meteorite dust, glass, cork, sterling silver. Sealed with wax from Neil Gaiman's beehives.

"A Bottle of Stardust #12" pendant: cuttings from Campo del Cielo meteorite, glass, cork, sterling silver. Sealed with wax from Neil Gaiman's beehives.



Katabasis series of pendants:

This is the series based on "Katabasis: Seraphic Trains" by Sarah Monette. The story itself was sparked by a necklace called "Why Do You Linger?", which has been involved in a number of different stories by Sarah. (There's more than 40K words associated with that necklace, right?) Anyhow, "Katabasis: Seraphic Trains" is an intricate and many-folded story with twenty-four little section headings that are themselves the lyrics to a song, given out of order. (That means the song is yet another of the stories folded up inside the story.) When I read it, it made me want to make more art, so when Charlotte and I played around with resin casting, I concentrated on this particular series. Once the bottles and their contents were cast, I started to work on the wire and other ornamentation. The twenty-fifth piece in the series is a necklace incorporating all the leftover beads for the other pieces, plus some new ones. I didn't pretty up the labels or anything; I just wanted you to see them NOW, you know what I mean? They're a bit out of the ordinary for me, but I really had to do them, because they wouldn't let me go. I hope you like them.

snow falls in her open eyes - pendant of sterling silver, opalite glass, opals, zinc alloy, glass, resin, and glitter.

your hatred, like a sleeping beast - pendant of mixed metals including sterling silver and steel, glass, resin, glitter, and old machine parts embedded in the resin within the bottle.

the sting of winter wasps - pendant of sterling silver, zinc alloy, opalite glass, brass, glass, resin, and glitter. I love the tiny book charm on this, which swings freely.

silver ribbons for my love - pendant of sterling silver, silver ribbon in resin with glitter, glass, zinc alloy, and a whole lot of magic.

starless night - pendant of copper, glass, broken vintage jewelry bits cast in resin with glitter inside a glass bottle, and things that won't go into words.

the twilight water - pendant of sterling silver, brass, zinc alloy, glass, resin, glitter, and the echo of footsteps.

velvet death - pendant of brass, opalite glass, glitter, resin, and glass. Be careful what you wish for.

our story crumbles in my hands - pendant of brass, glitter, resin, glass, and random predictions.

your face, dark behind the glass - pendant of sterling silver, zinc alloy, opalite glass and glitter in resin, glass. Where is my Stag of Candles?

wings, torn from cloudy moths - pendant of brass, glitter and brassy wings in resin, glass.

her blood - pendant of brass, with a memory book, a key, red glitter in resin, glass, lost knowledge and more.

the moon's pyre - pendant of sterling silver, stamped base metal, glitter, resin, glass, and stubbornness.

those cold mirrors - pendant of brass, with brass stampings (you see the lighthouse; if you hold the bottle just right you can see the lightning bolt cast in the resin), glitter, resin, and glass.

bone needles - pendant of brass, copper, glitter, resin, glass, and angelic voices. (Do not speak of them.)

long-held breath - pendant of sterling silver, quartz crystal and glitter in resin, glass, zinc alloy, and base metal stampings.

my love waits for me in green - pendant of sterling silver, glitter and resin, glass, and various other metals.

singing home the rooks and ravens - pendant of copper, resin, glitter, brass, and glass. A pencil, a measuring stick...

dead leaves - pendant of brass, copper, zinc alloy, resin, glitter, glass. And exquisite manners.

lying under the gallows-tree - pendant of brass, glitter, resin, zinc alloy, glass, old watch parts, and rusty voices.

the starling's path - pendant of copper, brass, glitter, resin, a tiny mysterious stone set in a bezel, glass, and chains.

corrosive kisses - pendant of sterling silver, zinc alloy, white metal, glitter, resin, and glass. Don't say they didn't warn you.

why do you linger? - pendant of brass, grey fiber-optic glass rose, glitter, resin, glass, metal wings and scissors, little brass book charm.

the company of stone-eyed watchers - pendant of copper and brass, rescued jewelry bits, glitter, resin, glass, and the secret of the sundials.

roses she gave me, and columbines - pendant of brass, opalite glass rose, glitter, resin, glass, a tiny rescued brass heart charm, and what the oak trees said.

reaching for your reflection - pendant of sterling silver, zinc alloy, various metals, glitter, resin, and glass.

"Why Do You Linger? II" - necklace of sterling silver, glass, zinc alloy, Swarovski crystal, opalite glass, rescued bits from vintage jewelry, and a song that won't get out of my head.


Planet bead pendants:

Azurite-malachite planet beads on sterling silver.

tigereye planet bead pendant: tigereye, sterling silver.

... and many, many more planet beads.




(There's more here. The list got too long to fit into one post, so I split it into two.)


Thank you for looking at the shinies. I love making them, and I hope they bring you delight and good ideas.

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