Shimmering Dreams Jewelry
|Unique, one of a kind jewelry creations in Titanium and Niobium
"Blue Targe" Hammered and formed Niobium earrings.
Welcome to Shimmering Dreams. My name is Michael
Mara and I have been creating jewelry in various
media for 35 years. The jewelry here is made from
Titanium and Niobium, known as the Reactive metals,
electrically colored (anodized) in a rainbow of
subtle, vibrant hues. I make earrings, pendants,
bracelets, ear cuffs, and pretty much anything your
imagination can come up with. You can find what's
currently available on the
To see what colors are available, click on the
Colors link to the right. To learn more about these
metals, click on the
About the Metals link. Feel
free to browse around the site, new work is posted
regularly. If you have an idea for a special piece
that you don't see and would like created just for
let's talk. You may contact me at
I also have a limited number of
available, in other metals, mostly steel and copper.
"I got a pair of beautiful blue earrings from Steph up
here in Washington, they are incredible, thanks for making
them just for ME!! I will definitely suggest your work to
friends!" ~ Carol P.
To arrange a purchase, contact me at
Now offering on a limited basis, the
class "Painting with Electricity".
|I am located in Berthoud, CO, about 50 miles N of
Denver, and have started accepting students on a limited basis. I call
the class "Painting with Electricity" and that is exactly what you will
experience. Whether you have jewelry experience or not doesn't matter. I
will lead you through texturing, forming, and Anodizing Niobium. The
class is limited to one or two students at a time, to ensure personal
instruction, and runs 4 hours. I generally offer the class on Saturdays
or Sundays, although other days can be arranged. You will leave with one
or two pair of Anodized Niobium earrings (retail value $90) that you
completely created yourself. Classes are $195, including materials fees.
To schedule a class, contact me at
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