Category Archives: Tips-n-Tricks

Just a Bit on Alexandrite

Alexandrite is the birthstone for June. I have a couple of links for you to check out on this marvelous stone. To summarize: Alexandrite is the color change variety of Chrysoberyl. Legend has it that the man who discovered Alexandrite, … Continue reading

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Fun Facts About Emeralds

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, a mineral which comes … Continue reading

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SAPPHIRE . . . awesome sapphire

On the heels of my attack on diamonds last week, I thought I’d share more about sapphire I hope I have been forgiven. Sapphire has been identified in about 450 color variations. Experts in the field of gemology have identified … Continue reading

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Diamonds?

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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Doin the Do, Cuz Ya Gotta

Social Constructs! GAH! What is it: “Social constructionism or the social construction of reality (also social concept) is a theory of knowledge in sociology and communication theory that examines the development of jointly constructed understandings of the world.” WHOA, that’s … 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, it’s … 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? “Garnet, the birthstone for January,  signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend.  … Continue reading

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Whatchooo Waitin’ For . . .?

So I sent out this manifesto to my list of friends and family, and decided it would make a great Blog post January 9, 2015 HUZZAH!  Lovers of Lovelies, It’s a NUDGE . . . with some story. ****The deadline … Continue reading

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BAH Humbug on Black Friday

. . . . and all the rest of that hooooohaaaaa On Saturday, November 29th, I will be sharing new work and gifts (with purchase), In celebration of you honoring Small Business Saturday and in honor of the enormous accomplishment … Continue reading

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Why Art Matters

When I am in a class, and just as often, when I am in my store, I am compelled to remind people: “You are already creative, even if it isn’t “art” (art being very broad and subjective). You wake up … Continue reading

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