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SAPPHIRE . . . awesome sapphire – December’s Birthstone

Sapphire has been identified in about 450 color variations. Experts in the field of gemology have identified color variants and placed different value on them. For example, “cornflower blue” sapphire . . . which is a softer, brighter, blue is … Continue reading

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Birthstones . . . a little Catch Up

Ruby is the birthstone for July. It is also a corundum, like Sapphire, so it is a hard stone and durable – a 9 on the hardness scale. Highly prized for it’s color and rarity it is also a pricey … Continue reading

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Risk Taking – The Worth of That

I’ve gotten some questions about the Magyk OnLine 8-Week program and I thought I’d answer them here. Life is full of risk and challenge and decisions . . . right?!?!.  I’m gonna share a couple of stories about risk taking … Continue reading

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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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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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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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