the creative turtle

   maine . beach stones .  jewelry . hand forged . silver . elemental . organic 

For available jewelry visit the Circle Stone Designs website to make a purchase or contact me for new work or commissions.

My Concept

Color, shape, texture & patterns are all taken into consideration when each piece of unique jewerly is created.  "I am drawn what nature has to offer, Beach Stones provide a perfect compliment to my manipulation of silver".

I use recycled Sterling Silver in my hand forged work, then oxidize it and hand polish to achieve an organic look and texture. The natural beach stones that I use allow me to create
a new & orginal piece each time I see something that inspires me.  Although I might use the same
silver shapes over and over, the hammer pattern, size & patina are all dictated by the choice of beach stone shape and color.  The overall feeling that I strive to create is one of being connected to the energy of each stone.  Chosen carefully and in an environmentally conscience way, these treasures are tumbled only by the sea and not altered in any other way.  The natural darkening of the stones, from the oils of your skin when worn, are the only enhancement.

Each one of my hand forged jewelry creations is one of a kind with variations in patterns, size, & colors. Commissions are welcome and sizes can be adjusted on most.  Please  contact with me with any questions.

Anita  email


New Blog!!  You can now follow my blog at Circle Stone Designs I will post shows new jewelry designs and information about my process on a regular basis.  You can also follow my jewelry and Pam's art onThe Creative Turtle on Facebook.

I have had the pleasure of having my Pear Stone Necklace featured on the cover of the Nov/Dec issue of Maine Magazine.  Ashley Tyler the cover model and writer has written a great article about some unique and essential gifts from Maine.  My jewelry is featured in the  Maine Gift Guide as well! 

The Creative Turtle had a wonderful editorial about our great gallery and work in Maine Home & Design October 2011 issue. Here is a link to the flattered that Veronique McAree & Amanda Kowlski did such a wonderful job with the writing and photos!! Check it out: Field Trip October 2011

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