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Imperial Topaz

A little known fact. Imperial Topaz is the birthstone for November – not Citrine.  Because of the rarity of the color variation of Topaz, many commercial jewelers have convinced people that thier birthstone is Citrine.  It’s also less expensive. Isn’t … 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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About That Hair Cut . . . The Really Truth

Note: This is a long “post”. This is a personal reflection that you may or may not find useful. This post is also a recent added chapter to the book I am writing. Enjoy. It seemed TOTALLY impulsive when I … 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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Runes and Chops • Chops and Runes • Oh My Intention

Runes The Runes are a form of alphabet developed in Northern Europe, essentially they represent the Old Norse language used by the Scandinavian peoples up to about 700AD. The precise origins of the Runes is unclear and the subject of … Continue reading

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Myths and Paths

When I was a child, I grew up with two parents . . .one identified as a practicing Methodist….the other a practicing Catholic. I also witnessed a great deal of dysfunction. To say that there was a great deal of … Continue reading

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Inside and Out – Make-up Adornment

HUZZAH!  Lovers of Lovelies. In the spirit of Adornment with Meaning, I offer up a couple of video links.  The first was shared with me by my friend, Lindsay and the other I found, just poking around (oh those interweb … Continue reading

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A Word or 100s on Adornment

As Father’s Day approaches I cannot help but consider where I was a year ago this week . . . in Oregon, saying goodbye to my Dad. As if I don’t think about my family at least 10 times a … Continue reading

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Just a Bit on Alexandrite

Alexandrite is the birthstone for June. In order to avoid having you leave my email list for emails that are too long . I have a couple of links for you to check out on this marvelous stone. To summarize: … Continue reading

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