Thursday, June 3, 2010

It's Summer 2010!!

And too long since I last posted on my blog!  I'm so sorry about that!

Here's what's new and changing:
1.  Focusing on rare and exotic gemstone beads.
2.  I started making jewelry and opened up an etsy jewelry shop: .
3.  I am creating my own sterling silver links and beads handmade by the art of lost wax casting. This process moves along slowly...nothing new in the direct future, but look for more this fall.
4.   I'll be introducing and listing Zoa Arts handmade shibuichi components to both my website and my etsy this summer!  If you need any of these pieces now, feel free to email me at
5.  Two big buying trips planned in July and August! 

Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lots of New Items For Spring!

After several buying trips, I'm thrilled to have lots of new turquoise, rare and exotic beads that have all been hand selected by me for my customers!

In addition, I am having a sale at on all artisan metal components!  Be sure to visit my website so that you can have first pick over all of the artisan sterling silver, artisan shibuichi and artisan bronze components!

Monday, March 1, 2010

New Sterling Silver

Ask any of my customers, and they will tell you that I LOVE specialty patinas!  I just received a shipment of new chain am in the process of listing it on etsy and my website.  I was able to get some spectacular colors during the oxidation process.  All of my chains and findings are oxidized by me.  Make sure to check them out!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


February 2010 marks my 7th year anniversary selling gemstone beads.  I really take great pride in offering my customers items that are unique and different...that is why I travel and handpick my beads.  My customers love this too, and love standing out from the rest of the crowd!  I am very passionate about offering these kinds of beads, and will continue to do so.

However,  over the last 2 years, I've been wanting to branch out.   I have a great interest in and admiration for the talented artists who design and cast artisan components that are used to create fabulous jewelry.  These items include links, toggles, charms, connectors, etc...I am thrilled to announce that starting this month I will be adding artisan sterling silver, artisan shibuichi and artisan bronze components to my website.

These are all made from the time honored art of lost wax casting (first carved in wax, then cast into metal, whether it be sterling silver, shibuichi or bronze). All of these design components are superior quality, solid pieces and will add artistic flair to any design.   These are not mass produced components and styles range from very organic to very refined and ornamental.

Please visit my website and check out the following categories.  You'll find toggles, links, charms, etc...
Sterling Silver

I'll be working on getting all of these listed on my website throughout the month of February! So keep checking back!