Tag Archives: fine silver

SAPPHIRE . . . awesome sapphire – September’s Birthstone

I swear to ZEUS, that I created this post on Friday . . . I forgot to hit “Publish” 🙂 And it’s just as well. I had some additions. Sapphire has been identified in about 450 color variations. Experts in … Continue reading

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July & August Birthstones

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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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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New Adventures Await . . .

Hello Lovers of Lovelies and those that love making them 🙂 I have decided to move out of my store space at Crafted. Right off the bat, I want you all to know that this does not mean that I … Continue reading

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Is It Them? Or is It You?

It seems to be THAT time of year, where I stand on a soap box and share the following ideals. *cough, cough* I’ve spent the last three weekends not selling much in my store and, not having sign-ups for classes. … Continue reading

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Creativity Saves Lives

The belief that I have, that creativity saves lives, is so firm in my core. It is a HUGE part of why I teach and why I create Lovelies for Lovers of. Grab a cuppa something . . . How … Continue reading

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Fun Facts About Emeralds

The Luxurious May Birthstone 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, … Continue reading

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RECAP

. . . of the last few weeks Made ’em ….delivered ’em Taught ’em Made it  . . . delivered it enjoyed the hail…as did my gnomes made it – in store made it – in store taught it working … Continue reading

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And Time Passes

Time. What an interesting thing. Of course centuries ago, time was not a big deal. Days were spent figuring out how to survive. It was just sun up and sun down. People hunted and ate and foraged and created shelter … 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, … Continue reading

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