Author Archives: Phoenix

About Phoenix

I am a mom, artist and teacher!

Creativity Saves Lives

The belief that I have, that creativity saves lives, is so firm in my core. It is a HUGE part of why I teach and why I create Lovelies for Lovers of. Grab a cuppa something . . . How … Continue reading

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Fun Facts About Emeralds

The Luxurious May Birthstone In March I talked about Aquamarine, which is a beryl.  Did you know that Emerald is also a Beryl and included in the top 4 list of precious stones? Emeralds are the green variety of beryl, … Continue reading

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RECAP

. . . of the last few weeks Made ’em ….delivered ’em Taught ’em Made it  . . . delivered it enjoyed the hail…as did my gnomes made it – in store made it – in store taught it working … Continue reading

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Diamonds? April Birthstone

OK…. if you know me, you know how I feel about diamonds. While highly praised for centuries and hyped as “A girl’s best friend” and “two months of salary…” – I ALWAYS recommend a natural white sapphire to my clients … Continue reading

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It’s March!

Birthstone: Aquamarine   Astrological signs: Pisces and Aries Aquamarine (aqua) is a Beryl, along with emerald.  Most usually found in Brazil, it is often blue to blue green in color.  It’s clarity and closeness to blue in color, makes it more … Continue reading

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And Time Passes

Time. What an interesting thing. Of course centuries ago, time was not a big deal. Days were spent figuring out how to survive. It was just sun up and sun down. People hunted and ate and foraged and created shelter … Continue reading

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Amethyst . . . OH! IT’S PURPLE!

Amethyst…the beautiful  birthstone of February! Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. I’ve always known it to be the stone of . . .’drunks and fools’ 🙂 While not suitable as a ‘fire in place’ stone, for metal clay work, … Continue reading

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Sale? Discount? Coupons?!?!?

As Martin Luther King Day came and went, as I do every year, I had strong emotions about the mind-set of, for the most part, of “big box retailers”.  ‘It’s MLK DAY! Time to buy a mattress on sale . … Continue reading

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Magyk Gift

Here is your chance to have a piece of Phoenix Magyk Artistry for FREE. Go to Facebook and like my Phoenix Magyk page, if you have not already.  Once a month I’ll make a post: “Open To Ideas”.  In reply … Continue reading

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January….still is

AND the birthstone for January is Garnet! Generally purchased in it’s deep red color, did you know Garnet comes in other colors? In my own research, I’ve found something a little different in where the name comes from, among other … Continue reading

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