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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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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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A Few Words on Adornment

You’ve all heard me talk about this a lot – • Adornment speaks for the wearer, as well as communicates a bit about you, before you even speak ☺ • Adornment ought to have resonance and meaning – other wise … 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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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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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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