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The Beaded Hoop Collection

Whether dawn or dusk, the winter air and sky combine to birth an otherworldly alpine twilight. Wings draws down all the colors of the cold and quiet hours into a gradient of violet blues that appear only at this time of year. At the center, a single round orb of white quartz rutilated with needles […]

Winter blankets the sleeping ground, thawing here and there long enough to let the rich dark earth show through the snow. With the first necklace in his latest small seasonal series, Wings summons the imagery of earth and snow and a world at healing rest into the circle of the beaded hoop. At the center, […]

Adobe rose is the color of the micaceous clay that forms earth and pottery and village walls here, the color of the autumn sun at dawn and dusk. Wings strings together all the colors of the clay in full flower with this strand of beads like in all the reds of the season. At the […]

Autumn here is a season of sharp angles in low light, scribing the earth with shadows beneath an unbroken blue. With this necklace, Wings calls together a cascade of golden light and darkling shadow and all the blues of the fall sky. It’s the sky shades that create the focal portion of the strand, two […]

One of the first signs that fall has fully arrived is the turning of the leaves, aspens ablaze in a cascade of golden fire down the sides of the mountains. Wings evokes the aspen line and the whirling sparks of loose leaves on the wind with this necklace strung in all the jeweled shades of […]

Autumn here is an arid affair, air so dry and clear it burns lungs and steals breath. One of the few, and first, manifestations of water here in fall comes with a hard frost, on the first night the the mercury plunges below freezing. With this necklace, Wings summons a shimmering cascade of frosty dew, […]

Sheltering warmth and a welcoming glow are found in the embers of a winter’s fire. With this necklace strung with shimmering stones and shells and scarlet wood, Wings summons the embers at all stages of the fire into the circle to share their warmth and light. At the center of the strand are four large […]

Early winter delivers a dusting of pure evergreen beauty, snow on red cedar: alive with blue berries; fragrant as firewood. Wings summons this indigenous juniper’s bark, wood, fruit, and frosty adornment into a graceful hoop with this necklace manifest in all tis medicine tree’s shapes and shades. At the venter, a graduated trio of hand-carved […]

On the threshold between winter and spring, iridescent clouds coalesce in the shades of an early storm. With this luminous gemstone bead necklace, Wings summons the colors of the light into a flowing graduated arc, as bright and colorful as any rainbow. At the center, three chunky nuggets of glowing gold-lip mother-of-pearl shell flank a […]

The first thaw is a dance of snow and sun, of a warming earth and a newborn green. Wings brings together all the colors of this threshold season in this necklace, a cascade of soft color and gentle light. The focal point of the strand consists of eight glossy, chunky nuggets of translucent yellow quartz, […]

Autumn in this place is a whirlwind of color, changing seasons linking green grass and brown earth with the red fire of turning leaves and the icy rime of early snow. Wings gathers them all in a single strand of elemental shapes and shades and spirits. The center of the necklace features graduated wood focal […]

The night frost falls on leaves of gold and red, icy beads shimmering beneath the darkened sky. Wings strings the night and the leaves and first frost of autumn together in an elemental cascade of fire and ice. At the very center of the strand sits a wood oval barrel bead of highly polished genuine […]

The suns of autumn are pure fire and crystalline light. Wings assembles them in this necklace, arranged in gracefully graduated rays of color and size and shape. At the center sits a single spectacular barrel bead of faceted smoky quartz, flanked by solitary sunstones in shimmering pale orange. Each flows upward into a quartet of […]

In the rainy season, clear skies and white clouds conspire to create the storm. Wings calls together clouds and sky and a land aflame, bound together in this necklace in the shades of the desert Southwest. The strand is strung on sterling silver bead wire and held by sterling silver findings. At the center sits […]

There is illuminating power in the delicate beauty of a summer’s dawn. With this necklace, Wings summons the light spirits of day and night to embrace the shimmering blues of a new day. The entire strand is strung on sterling silver bead wire and held by sterling silver findings. At the center sits a large […]

At the threshold between the rainy season and the full clarity of autumn, the world is lit by sherds of sunlight. With this necklace, Wings captures their fragments and places them in the glowing embrace of the landscape’s green and gold. The entire strand is strung on sterling silver bead chain and held by sterling […]

The desert’s sky is purest turquoise, fallen to a richly marbled earth as hardened rain. Wings blends the magic of Skystone and sandstone in this necklace of glowing browns and blues. Strung on sterling silver bead chain with sterling silver findings, the strand is anchored at either end by tiny round orbs of impression jasper, […]

Both a life well-lived and proper stewardship of the world we are given depend upon holding and adhering to a cosmic vision, a view that sees the earth, and us, whole and in context. Wings evokes the imagery of the deep sky and the world of dreams with this necklace strung entirely on sterling silver […]

This land is a world born of lava and smoke. Wings pays tribute to the basaltic landscape, the glassy obsidian, and the fiery sun that makes it all possible with this bold choker-length necklace strung entirely on sterling silver beads chain. At the center sit found large barrel beads of basaltic lava rock, flanked and […]

The dust of ancient stars reaches our world in the blue velvet skies of night. Wings honors night, color, journey, and light with this necklace, a strand of intensely-hued chips and nuggets around a galaxy-like focal bead. The necklace is strung on sterling silver bead chain and anchored at either by a segment of tiny […]

Summer is the season of jade grass and turquoise skies by day, of the electric blue-green fire of the Aurora Borealis in the dark hours. Wings summons these flowing fiery spirits of the summer night skies with this cascade of glowing graduated spheres strung on sterling silver bead chain. Each end is anchored with tiny […]

Time travels around a hoop of daylight medicine. Wings brings together all the hours of the light in a healing circle with this beautifully luminous bead necklace. The strand is anchored at either end by a glowing sun in the form of a fiery amber barrel bead, the light of dawn and dusk moving toward […]

The summer spirits of earth and water blossom like pearls in flower. Wings evokes spirits, shell, petals, and soft warm light with this bead necklace. Strung on sterling silver bead chain ending in sterling silver findings and cones, each end is anchored by the four diminutive silver-colored African metal beads followed by the tiniest of […]

Warm-weather spirits drift to us on summer seas. Wings summons the shades of the season with this strand full of fiery red coral and cool pale mother-of-pearl. The strand, strung on sterling silver bead chain, is anchored at either end by sterling silver findings and cones that lead to a quartet of small round beads […]

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