Delia Stone's Studio

Location: Pensacola, Florida Panhandle

I have been making and designing jewelry since 1991, and it continues to be my passion to this day. Over the years, I have moved well beyond the simple stone wraps that I began with through experimenting with new techniques.

Sunday, March 25, 2007


I was admiring my new work recently when all of the sudden I decided to marry them together. I made a dangle to match the earrings and attached it to the face in the woven bezel. I like the look of them together and will make more like this in the future. There are changes I will make so that it is a little more planned out and my dangle doesn't begin so far under the face. I'd like it to be a little more snug with the bezel.

I also rather liked the look of the earrings hanging on either side of the pendant as shown above on the hand knitted chain. I thought it might be nice to make a full necklace with the three dangles ... not fully convinced that that's where I want to go with it just yet, however. I had my mind set to make a mosaic neck piece to attach this pendant to, but I think that all three; pendant, dangles on either side and a mosaic neck piece might be a little too much. I will give this more thought before I decide.

More Mosiacs

Lovin' the colors in this pair of mosiac earrings. Mostly shades of purple, from light to the darkest I could find and one powerful pink *pop* thrown in. I'm really enjoying making these miniture mosiacs. I'm planning some bracelets and neck pieces in this style that I hope to get done in the near future, so check back periodically to see more.

Monday, March 19, 2007

These beauties are inspired by Dana Kellen and Eni Oken. I've always loved the mosic work that Dana does. This is not the first time I've played with the mosiac idea, but it is the first time I have applied it to something as small as a pair of earrings. Eni also played off of Dana's mosiac theme and created a pendant of her own adding the little coiled sections to the work, like the ones you see below. So there you have it - a teaspoon of Dana with a dash of Eni makes for a delightful bit of eye candy. :D

These are made with sterling silver, swarovski crystal and olive green tourmoline with a faceted zircon drop.

Woven bail pendant

This lovely piece was inspired by simply glancing over the tutorial for Remy's free form sculptural pendant. I haven't even gotten close to doing the full project, but I'm taking one technique out of the whole tutorial and applying it however I can. Perhaps one day I will sit down and actually read the full thing and produce the kind of piece that was meant to make? lol Either way, it is a very worth while tutorial because just as she says you will learn so many techniques that you can apply to your work that your jewelry making style may be changed forever! Right now, I'm kind of feeling like it would be hard to go back to a simple border wrap. Considering what I know I CAN do, it would almost feel like a waste of material.

So, here are my pics. The first one is not the best, but it's the only side view I have for the moment.

Monday, March 12, 2007

The Pink Lady

I've been experimenting with some new techniques and had a project which I had started and set aside. It seemed a bit overwhelming and like it was going to take me days to progress with it ,so I took a break from it. I picked it back up yesterday and stared at it for a a little while and all of the sudden I was posessed to finish it - today! I finally realized that it was just such an organic technique that the only way I could win was to surrender to it. I had to just let go of all preconceived notions about what the piece should look like and stop tyring to make it happen. I just let the wire go where it wanted to and this was the result.

It's BIG. It's what I call a four fingers pendant. It lays across all four fingers when it's in your hand. That being said, though I personally prefer jewelry that is less... well, shall we say 'bold' I really like this piece. I learned a LOT from making this pendant. It was a fun project once I got over being intimidated by it and just let it happen. Thanks for looking. All feedback is welcomed.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Another Ornate Pendant: Desert Dreams

Earthy Elegance Ala-Eni! I ADORE this piece. I'm very tempted to keep it for myself - again! LOL The last one that tempted me sold before I could convince myself that I was allowed to keep one once in a while for myself.
This pendant was made with warm toned Moukaite and embellished with brandy colored tourmoline stones. Click to enlarge to show detail.
This pendant is for sale on my website:

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Petersite Delight

This is a lovely specimen of Petersite. Too bad the camera can't really show off the velvet patterned colors in this stone. Lovely rich rusty reds and beautiful calming blues.

This pendant is for sale on my website:

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Sha BANGels!

I finally decided to make some wire bangles. This is a first for me. Combining swarovski crystals with sterling silver and 14k gold fill wire. They are simple but elegant. I like them. :)
These bangles are for sale on my website:

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Catching up

Now that I've replaced the digital camera that was stolen, I am able to update my website and add pics of all the work I've been doing. I began the process this morning, though I still have much to do to fully catch up to myself. I like my new digital camera MUCH! These shots are so clear and beautiful. My last camera was only a 4.0 megapixel, and I thought IT took good pics. My new one, which cost even less than my last one (love the way technology advances and prices relax) is a 7.1 megapixel. The difference is clear.
This piece was draped over this wonderful lava rock that my MIL gave me. I love the way it turned out ... it gives the pic the feeling of being on the rocky california coast. This will come in handy for photographing my bridal line as it develops. Thanks Mimi! :)

This is a simple herringbone necklace in amethyst and sterling. Delicate and detailed.
This necklace is for sale on my website:

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Friday, March 09, 2007

My friendly little faces again. I love these hand carved faces so much. Until now, I have only used these faces in my Luna Series. In the Luna Series they have always been framed in a chandelier style wrap, but I decided recently that because of their wide appeal, I should wrap some without dangles. Not everyone likes dangles after all ... but everyone likes these faces.

It was a good decision, as it turns out. My feedback came in the form of these babies flying off of the table. This pendant sold the first time she was displayed to the public. Must make more... and maybe try putting on a fancy hairdo.

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I call this "Eclipse"... It's like the full moon and the dark moon meeting in harmonic convergence.
This piece is one of my signature chandelier pendants. I love combining opalite and onyx. They make for such a beautiful contrast ... shiney black and glowing white! Oh my! This peice also has an opalite bead wrapped in a delicate herringbone wrap attached to the bail to give the pendant a touch of detail. The opalite has a firey and ethereal presence in hand that the photograph could not truely capture.

Pardon the "Other Pendants" text. I altered this pic for my website and forgot to save the original.

This pendant is for sale on my website:

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