Three days fabricating this baby, hammering the top and giving the silver tube a sandblasted texture. Then I got the joy of soldering the bead and gallery wire. The next one will be a little more colorful. I am getting me some patterned brass and toying with dreams of mokume gane. Ah, for an Anne Choi bead–something Talmudic, a pomegranate and a dove, perhaps a date tree? Must make my own.

Why are there no glass blowers making beads with Hebrew characters? It is a mystery.


Pocket-sized sterling silver mezuzah case accented with copper and an amethyst cabochon,

Sterling silver mezuzah case accented with jade bead and cabochon.
Sterlinf silver mezuzah case accented with a shard of porcelain excavated from a historic Shepherdstown, WV garden.

Mezuzah case, hand fabricated from sterling silver, ornamented with a rose quartz nugget and a handmade pomegranate bead. Length is 10 centimeters.


20″ necklace made with 6mm lampwork blue dotted manik manik, 12 mm porcelain beads and a sterling silver Torah charm, sterling silver clasp, matching earrings–see below. U$ 50

6 8 mm manik manik ( handmade lampwork beads) necklace, 18″ long, sterling menorah charm, sterling clasp, matching earrings. U$ 50 for the set.

Close up of lampwork glass bead, bronzite and trocha shell necklace.
Lampwork beads, bronzite and trocha shell necklace, 20″ long, sterling clasp. U$ 85

Lampwork and pineapple jade necklace, 20″ long. Sterling clasp. U$ 80

Handmade foil lined and fire polish orange bead necklace with an enamel and peridot focal bead.

Length is 18″. Sterling clasp. U$ 70