A few weeks ago, through one of those fortunate encounters the internet allows, I came in contact with Judy Ebert and her stunning gemstone jewelry.
Her pieces will take your breath away just like they took mine; they make a statement, they have glamour, class, and they are oh, so beautiful.
She first started making jewelry using standard bead-stringing techniques, and while she still constructs many pieces this way, she now combines it with wire work, silver soldering, bead weaving, gem crochet, and Viking knit. She is also working with PMC silver and gold, and is planning to soon incorporate enameling and lost wax casting in her work.
Judy, who is a Floridian, says that she designs gemstone jewelry in an effort to channel her natural girlish creativity toward some legal activity. Well, we are all glad she picked jewelry design, and I don’t want to know what she would do otherwise.
You can see more of Judy's work at http://jbEbert.etsy.com