Welcome to Alone Star Jewelry! We are sisters Lisa Kirkeby and Shauna Sopel, and we invite you to browse our selections of original designs handmade by us in silver, bronze, beads and various stones and other materials.
In 2004, Lisa decided she wanted to leave a creative legacy for her sons that followed the example of our father. Dad was an artist who didn't have a lot of time to create, but he taught himself to silversmith, and made conches, belt buckles and rings. He also worked in iron and wood. After looking at a notebook of drawings Lisa compiled, and, wanting something for my hands to do, too, I jumped in
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Available for sale at Beadoholique Bead Shop! Or, just give me a call at 832-674-9005 and we can discuss details. Lovely blue peitersite set in sterling silver.
Custom piece finished today. It's already left my hands! Didn't get much time with it once it was done....
Morenci turquoise with pyrite.
Bohemian earrings - aren't they cute?
HHandmade fine silver -carvedflower pendant (approximately 3diameter) hangs from a sterling twisted wire bail. The pendant is suspended from a string of iolite iolite beads that are approximately 7-8mm in diameter. The back of the necklace is filled in with freshwater pearls3mm . The sterling silver clasp is called a "snal" clasp and it's easy to get on and offwhile remaining secure., Necklace is 18" long. by Summfeaturesil
Everyday gifts for that special person are available for sale at Beadoholique Bead Shop! Visit or call 281-256-0904. Lots of beautiful jewelry to choose from!
Graceful sterling silver bracelet feels as good on as it looks! Square sterling wire is shaped and tapered - 4 bars on each side of the bracelet. They are connected together with sturdy sterling jump rings and a sterling lobster. Fits a 6 to 6-1/2" wrist. $68. By Lisa.
Freshwater pearls, 4mm chrysoprase beads, and gorgeous abalone beads make up this 3-strand bracelet, which is clasped with a sterling silver handmade hook. The clasp itself is a show stealer! The bracelet is 7-1/2" long and sells for $68! A great deal and a wonderful Christmas gift! By Lisa.
I love pearls and leather! This bracelet features mint green round freshwater pearls that are a tad over 1/4" in diameter. The colorful glass beads are from the Czech Republic in rich, earthy colors. Vintage Jade nylon cord ladders the beads together. The bracelet is clasped with a freshwater coin pearl that's center-drilled. The bracelet fits a 7" wrist. Perfect as a stocking stuffer gift! By Lisa. $35. Available for purchase at the bead shop, on Facebook, or on Instagram! Just give me a holler! #texasjewelry #leatherjewelry #pearljewelry
Cubic Zirconia (Champagne) and Sterling Flower Pendant. This lovely 10mm cubic zirconia is set in a handmade bezel of Fine and Sterling Silver, which has been soldered, cut, filed and textured. A patina has been applied to enhance the texture. The bail is curved and looped down to meet the stone. The pendant is approximately 3/4" in diameter and is strung on either 2mm round distressed brown leather or a Sterling cable chain. The leather version is clasped with a Sterling silver hook and loop, which is very secure. The Sterling chain version is clasped with a Sterling lobster. Both necklaces are 18" long. Enjoy! By Lisa. On leather is $48. On Sterling is $60. #texasjewelry #cubiczirconia #leatherjewelry
Polymer Clay Tree of Life in Copper with Turquoise Cab Pendant. Polymer clay tree of life in copper with turquoise cab pendant is hand carved from polymer clay, an autumn tree captured in copper and cleverly accented with a turquoise cabochon set in sterling silver. Cold connections are used to hold the various pieces together, resulting in a wonderfully unique pendant. 1.63" diameter. Silver chain. By Shauna. $72. #treeoflife #texasjewelry
Turquoise with Bronze Set in Sterling Prong and Bezel Setting Pendant. This is a beautiful turquoise rounded rectangle cabochon that is set in a handmade prong with bezel setting. The pendant is 1-1/2 inches long by 7/8 inch wide. The back plate is cut out to reveal the back side of the cab, which is almost as pretty as the front! Handmade bail and sterling 19 inch chain with sterling lobster clasp. By Lisa. $167.
Red Bird (Cardinal) Copper 30" Pendant Necklace. The cardinal is one of my favorite birds for the male's solid bright red coloring, and I tried to represent that in this little drawing made with Prismacolor pencils. The bird is set inside a handmade copper bezel that's soldered onto a notched background. The setting's bail is also made from copper and attached to the setting with a cold connection that is accented with a flattened argentium silver nugget and a hammered section of sterling silver wire that surrounds the bezel. The upper copper wire bail is hammered and shaped in circles, to connect to each end of the copper link chain. Once again, I pre-polished the copper but left the metal as is after soldering. The natural colors that are a by-product of heating the metal nicely complement the bright colors in the drawing and keep a natural feel for the subject matter. The 30" copper link chain has an antiqued copper clasp that is attached to one of its links but the chain remains in one long piece. The necklace can be worn without engaging the clasp, but if a shorter length is desired, the clasp can simply be attached to any link on the chain. This is illustrated in one of the photos. The pendant measures about 1.5" left-to-right and 2" from the top of the wire bail to the bottom of the piece. The necklace was conceived and the pendant with double bail entirely handmade by Shauna Sopel. $129.
One of my favorite techniques is cold connections. Sometimes you just don't want to use solder! These earrings are handmade using sterling and copper sheet, and fine silver. The back disc is cut from sterling sheet and then textured along the edges. Next comes a disc cut from copper sheet and textured with a chasing hammer. The final touch is the small fine silver disc sitting on top - I melted some fine silver wire into a ball and then I hammered it into an organic disc. All three of these pieces are then connected in the center with balled sterling wire, which is riveted on the back. Each earring is about 20mm wide (less than an inch) and each earring is about 1-1/4" tall, including the ear wires, which are made from sterling silver wire. $42. By Lisa.
Fine silver heartbeat earrings are shiny bright and sweet dangle earrings. The heart medallion is 10mm wide and hangs from a sterling silver ear wire. $35. By Shauna.
This necklace features a beautiful sea green aventurine teardrop-shaped stone that is set with a fine silver bezel on a sterling back plate. The bezel is hand cut into waves on one side, as if the waves are rolling through the ocean, and the waves continue on the right side of the back plate. The pendant itself is 1-1/2 inches tall, including the handmade bail, and is 1/2 inch at the widest point. The half round wire bail is hand carved into gentle waves down the back of the pendant and is tagged with our ASJ logo and the .925 mark. The 1mm sterling silver cable chain is secured with a sterling lobster clasp. By Lisa. $215.
How about a new pair of hand-beaded earrings? These bright and happy colors are sure to make you smile! Only the best Japanese and Czech seed beads are used in our jewelry. These are 1-1/4" wide by 2" long and are featherweight! I love the look, feel and security of lever back ear wires - these are antique brass. $45. By Lisa. #handmadearrings #beadedearrings
The great State of Texas longhorn earrings! Made by hand from fine silver, these lightweight earrings are a perfect addition to your Texas jewelry collection! About an inch across. Handmade sterling silver ear wires. $48. By Shauna.
Beautiful triple strand bracelet that includes freshwater pearls, chrysoprase 4mm round beads, and gorgeous abalone beads. The sterling silver clasp is completely handmade and hooks to clasp the bracelet. The focal clasp is 1.5" long and about 1/2" wide. Length of bracelet is 7.5". $68. By Lisa.
A beautiful Texas star pendant featuring bluebonnets and a lovely 6mm moonstone cab. Entirely handmade by Shauna using fine silver metal clay, patinated to perfection and polished to a high shine. The pendant is 1-1/4" at its widest point and hangs from a sterling cable chain. A bargain at $70!
Here's another Texas themed piece - Handmade sterling silver pendant with gold starfish. The back plate is lightly textured with a sand texture and the starfish sits atop a smooth organic sterling disc. The starfish is embellished with 24k gold using an ancient Korean technique called keum boo. The gold and silver are metallurgically bonded with heat. The results using this technique are simply awesome! The pendant is about 7/8" in diameter. The starfish is about a centimeter in diameter. Sterling cable chain and lobster clasp finish the piece. Necklace length is approximately 18". $109. By Lisa.
How about adding this lovely State of Texas necklace to your collection? Handmade from precious metal clay, this pendant is crafted from fine silver. The pendant, overall, is about 1/2" and about 3/16" thick. The patina is perfect and the very dainty sterling silver chain with spring ring finishes the necklace. The necklace is 18" long and sells for $90. Made with love by Shauna. Give us a shout on Facebook or Instagram if you can't live without it!
Undulating peyote bracelets stitched up with beautiful picasso Delicas and Miyuki seed beads. Both clasped with antique brass lobster and ring. Bracelet width for each is 1/2 inch. Length is 7-1/2 inches. Price is $40 per bracelet. If you love it, give us a shout!
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Beadoholique Bead Shop (where Alone Star Jewelry is sold) is
temporarily closed to normal foot traffic but I am doing phone orders with curbside pickup or shipping directly to your door!
Crafting is a great stress reliever and helps with cabin fever! I am here for you!
If you know or have an idea of what you need then just pick up the phone and call me at 281-256-0904 and let me put an
order together for you!
Please see the What's New page for the new bead boards available for sale!
The class calendar is on hold until further notice. To everyone who has already paid for classes, please don't worry - you will get to take your class! As soon as I have more information on an opening date I will let everyone know.
Thank you to all of my customers who have reached out to me and placed orders. Please keep supporting local businesses
during this time so we don't have to permanently close. Lisa
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