Welcome to Claire Lorts Designs and Thank You for visiting my portfolio site!

I design and create wooden earrings, and most recently sterling silver pendants featuring hand-shaped, polished, and set stones each with a unique and interesting story.

** Please join me at my Holiday Art Opening November 17 - 19 (Thurs - Sat) in the village of Boalsburg, PA for art, beverages, hors d'oeuvres, and holiday cheer!! **

I will be featuring my new works, "Stones with a Story" - Stones that I personally find with an interesting, unique story that are hand-shaped, polished, and set into a sterling-silver pendant designed around the characteristics and features of the individual stone. I will also have some of my most recent wooden earring designs.

More details soon!!


The Pennsylvania Blue Stone

The Michigan Petoskey Stone

The Wish Stone

Below: Pennsylvania Blue Stones, from stone furnaces that operated in the 18th and 19th centuries in central PA

Wooden Jewelry

Wood is a fantastic medium for earrings and necklaces! Wooden jewelry is extremely lightweight, compliments all skin tones and hair colors, can be worn with a range of looks from boho and casual to chic and elegant, offers a diversity of natural colors from dark rich red-brown (padauk) to light beige (maple), and is not cold to the touch like metal jewelry (such as necklaces and dangle earrings that touch the neck throughout the day) on those cold winter days!


I offer a variety of natural stone, glass, crystal, and shell bead options for most dangle earring and necklace designs which is an uncommon addition to wooden jewelry. Every dangle earring and necklace design also has several natural wood species options including maple, cherry, and padauk. Please visit my About and FAQ pages for more information about my process and jewelry, and visit my Etsy page ("Shop" button below) to browse my earring collection.

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