About

After more than 17 years I’ve decided to close Mochi’s Gifts at the end of 2020.  It’s been a lot of fun (and a lot of work) and now I’m looking forward to having more free time to pursue other interests.

I thank all of my customers, friends, and family for your support.

About Mochi’s Gifts

My jewelry features natural gemstones with sterling silver, gold-filled, or gold vermeil accent beads, clasps, and ear wires.  I purchase my gemstone beads in person (not over the internet) to be sure I like the quality and color.

What makes my pieces unusual is that I seek out and use a much wider variety of natural stones than are commonly seen in jewelry.  While I do create pieces with frequently seen gems such as lapis and amethyst, my specialty is the use of minerals that are less commonly used in jewelry, such as kyanite, amazonite, and rhodonite. Many of my pieces also incorporate beautiful fossils. In addition, my work makes much use of different shapes and textures. Not surprisingly, many of my pieces are one of a kind.  I’ve been doing art fairs in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2003.