Friday, July 19, 2013

Variety Is The Spice of Jewelry Design

  A month ago I made some jewelry for Dakota Stones product launch of their new wavy coin.  The jewelry was made to give customers ideas for how they can utilize these newly shaped stones.  
Art Beads has a large selection of Dakota Stone's product line and they were so kind to give me a spotlight of my jewelry designs using many of the beads they carry. The goal was to give their customers inspiration on the great textural pieces that can be created using Dakota Stones.

This is what they had to say as taken from Art Beads Website!

"Find fabulous examples of jewelry created with Dakota Stones gemstone beads right here! These high-quality gemstones are the perfect way to start creating something special - a jewelry design full of beauty, meaning and creativity. Designer Kristin Oppold of Yay! Jewelry designed these pieces for Dakota Stones, to showcase how their beads bring a unique element to any design. Since each bead is one-of-a-kind, your jewelry will be, too. Find inspiration from these exquisite designs and then explore what you can create with Dakota Stones gemstones. "

What I really love about Dakota Stones is the variety of shapes, cuts and stone types they have.  You can really come up with some great textural pieces.  

This is one of my favorites that I made with their wavy coin.

This Rose Quartz Wavy Coin Love Bracelet is up for sale in my Etsy Shop and can be purchased 

Simply Stated Rose Quartz & Copper Necklace can be purchased 

So if you are looking for a great variety of stones and wanting to delve into making some very textural pieces please head over to

large selection of Dakota Stones high quality beads.


  1. Beautiful pieces. The stones lend themselves to our unique designs.

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I had seen your designs earlier and was inspired to want some of the wavy coins but was unable to find where they are available. Now I know. Your pieces are beautiful!

    1. Have fun with them....they really have a lot of options in jewelry design.

  3. Hi .. I joined Artisan Whimsy too.. Love your work, Kristin..

    1. I love Artisan Whimsey!!!!!!! Welcome to our group!