WELCOME to Shadow Dog Designs, Unique Handmade Jewelry for the Discriminating Woman, your place to purchase unique, handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry! I love working with gemstones of all kinds and creating beautiful pieces of jewlery that will last a life-time and, hopefully, be passed on to the next generation. The jewelry-making bug bit me hard about 12 years ago and I have been selling my designs ever then. Finally, a Shadow Dog Designs ArtFire shop was opened October 1, 2010 and a SupaDupa shop February 4, 2012.

Experiencing a life long love affair with Nature (am a self-professed "nature geek"), I am able to satisfy a strong desire to create by designing one-of-a-kind jewelry mainly using semi-precious stones and sterling or fine silver, but also polymer clay, Czech glass, Swarovski crystals, and, more recently, copper and lampwork beads. My Muse is Nature, and to be inspired, I just have to look out over the amazing colors of the high desert where my husband and I are privileged to live. My work is sold through galleries in Virginia, Texas and South Carolina, through art shows, home shows, Facebook, Flickr, ArtFire and, now, a SupaDupa shop.

People always ask about my business name. It was named 11 years ago to honor our 3 (now 2) rescue dogs who "shadow" me everywhere and give me undying love, support and playfulness. Most specifically lovely Chase, a lab/hound X, who was a grand 16 1/2 years old before going to the great rabbit heaven in the sky (R.I.P. 1995-2011). She is sorely missed.

Thank you for buying handmade.

Peace and joy . . . Catherine