SilverSpiral Creations–The Story.

Once upon a time,natural drusy ring jewelry

 

there was a girl who loved pretty stones. She collected them everywhere she went, and often took them out to look at them and admire nature’s beauty. stones jewelryShe lost that collection long ago.  As the girl grew up she lived life, went to college, raised children, and had an eclectic work career. With all of this, it seemed as if her childhood love for collecting stones had disappeared forever.

As she got older, she remembered her beautiful rocks, and began collecting again.  She saw that she could wrap these beauties in wire, and wear them around her neck,  and make them into bracelets or rings. wire wrap stone

Pretty soon, she learned to create with metal–with some classes, but mostly self taught. She collected fancier and fancier stones, and began to create one-of-a-kind jewelry for friends, family, and then the public.floral plume agate

 

 

 

That girl is me. And here is where I must confess that I am an addict. I own over 2000 stone cabochons–and I love looking at them–deciding how to make them wearable. And I love learning new ways to dress them up.

I named my business SilverSpiral Creations and I sell my jewelry on-line at the  SilverSpiral Creations Shop .

I also make custom jewelry for anyone who asks.
Beautiful Stones, Shiny Silver, and Artisan Hands. These are all the ingredients to make great jewelry that connects us to Nature.  And I LOVE what I do!   Can you relate?

Loving Rocks

Loving Rocks and Jewelry

She receives an Ametrine Earring and Necklace Set for her Birthday, made by SilverSpiral Creations

Any of you who know me, know that I love rocks and jewelry.

 

I have since I was a child, and I don’t really know why or how it started. To me, rocks and minerals are part of Nature’s art. Much like we create art, nature uses elements for her canvas, and they are fire, air, water and earth. The major difference between art created by us and art created by nature is time. It can take nature from a season to millions of years to create her art, and for us humans it might take an hour, a day, month, or a lifetime.

 

Loving Rocks

Showing off her jewels and new Rockhound T-shirt

So who loves rocks, and how does it start? I have had the pleasure of meeting some very young children who are already rock hounds (one of them is pictured here in this post)  and I feel a kinship towards them, partly because they are girls, like me.  I remember how excited I was to find a new cool rock, fossil, or crystal. I also remember how great it was to get a gift of rocks, especially if it came as a necklace, bracelet or ring that I could wear (when I was young, pierced ears were not a “thing” for young children, or I would have wanted earrings as well).
Now many years later, I am making those wearable rocks, fossils and crystals. I just love to share nature’s art, and I really love sharing this passion with children. I really believe that connecting our children with the earth will help them to appreciate our natural resources and make them want to preserve and protect our world. I also believe that nature’s art will inspire creativity for jewelry and other arts. Just go outdoors and look at some of the color pallets that nature creates! We think WE are artists, but nature has us beat for sure!

If you would like a custom made piece of “rock jewelry” from SilverSpiral Creations, please click here to order!