This is where I am supposed to tell you a little bit about me, so here goes!

My name is Barrie and I am Sunstone Designs. I live in Colorado, in the southeastern part of the state where I am an artist, dog breeder and wanna be farmer on 40 acres in the middle of nowhere.   I have been accused of being a hermit and a loner and while I do love people I might resemble that remark, a little bit. All that said, you might have surmised that I am a natural kind of girl and I try to bring that to my jewelry, it is minimal, functional, comfortable and many of my pieces reflect my love of animals and nature.

Plant Kindness
My ‘Plant Kindness’ bracelet before shaping it.

However, as much as I love jewelry, believe it or not, I rarely wear jewelry! Really, on 40 acres in the middle of nowhere there isn’t much reason to, so, I try to infuse my love of jewelry into the pieces that I create for you. I strive to create pieces that speak to the heart, capture a moment, remember a loved one with a smile and bring comfort too.

Triple leaf pendant in sterling silver
Triple leaf pendant in sterling silver

My dogs are my family, I do have kids and grandkids, but all are grown and live in other states. The dogs live in the house, or it might be more accurate to say that I live with them! If you look in the dictionary under Crazy Dog Lady, you’ll probably find my picture and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Manny at four months
Manny aka Manny Bananny at four months old on the back forty.

Manny, was the reason for founding Manny’s Munchies, gourmet goodies for discerning dogs. You’ll find us on Facebook. More about me? I love photography, I wish I had more time for it. I used to LOVE showing my dogs but have not been able to since moving to Colorado and I am looking for a kennel/ranch hand, so message me if you are interested or know someone who might be!

I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite photos taken on or near my land, I hope you enjoy them, hope I haven’t overshared and hope you enjoy my Sunstone Designs site and my jewelry. Oh, back to the jewelry, I usually make each piece as it’s ordered, ask for a 3 week leeway and anything custom or stamped is not returnable. I am also happy to work with you to create the piece of your dreams and if it isn’t something I can do, I am happy to refer you to a fellow artist who can. Keep scrolling past the pictures for more!

Incoming Weather
Incoming Weather
Sunrise Over the Driveway
Sunrise Over the Driveway
Frosty Tree at Sunset
Frosty Tree at Sunset

***Things you should know before ordering:

*I ask for at least 3 weeks to create your order.

*There are no returns or exchanges on stamped orders. I copy and paste your spelling, please double and triple check it.

*I am happy to rush your order for an additional $25~ (if you want it in 3 weeks or less).

*If you choose to contact me through my private Facebook account regarding your order after hours an additional $25~ will be added to your order.

*I am typically available 7-7-7 but reserve the right to take a day off without notice to anyone.

*** Due to a mind boggling amount of spam emails I have deleted my ‘contact us’ page. Instead, please contact me through my Sunstone Designs Art & Jewelry page on Facebook, or simply email me directly at Barrie@SunstoneDesigns.Com

A few of my favorite things:

Manny’s Munchies~Gourmet Goodies for Discerning Dogs (made right here by me lol).

Athos Leathercrafts~GORGEOUS handcrafted collars, leads and more.

CynDsigns~Adorable giant breed dog clothing and more.