Category Archives: Tips-n-Tricks

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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October Birthstone

The highly underrated Opal is the true birthstone of October. Pink Tourmaline is the alternative, and we’ll get to that later. Opal is what many of us in the gem trade call, a “water stone” and yes, I just put … Continue reading

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Light Side • Dark Side

Throughout my life, I have battled my dark side. In the early years it was “diagnosed” as “depression” and “anxiety disorder”. If you’ve had this going on in your life, you know the challenges of mood swings, irritability, irrational thought … Continue reading

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Why I Won’t Make The “Energy” chop Again . . .

I recently had the opportunity to watch a snippet of video from a conference in Costa Rica – “Awesomefest 2010”. Wish’d I’d known about it. http://bit.ly/1pFhD4K The section I saw was a presentation by Christie Marie Sheldon, Love or Above. … Continue reading

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History of Adornment

One of at least a 5 Part Series As defined in a dictionary:  noun 1. something that adds attractiveness; ornament; accessory: the adornments and furnishings of a room. 2.ornamentation; embellishment: personal adornment.  (1) This too:  “An adornment is generally an … Continue reading

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