Tag Archives: jewelry

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? In my own research, I’ve found something a little different in where the name comes from, among other … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Just a few moments in recent days . . .               I finally redecorated the store in an “intentional” way.  If you’ve spent any time with me, you know I am a big fan of intentional living.  … 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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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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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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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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