Saturday, February 14, 2009
It looks like I will make a few appearances at the farmers matket this summer. I was graciously given a little table space by Glynnes Soaps. They make their very own glycerin based soaps. All of their soaps are people and dog friendly. Check them out at www.glynnesoaps.com.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Recently I have been spending time looking at tons of indie blogs. There are so many people out there with mountains of creativity. The link below is to a blog that is promoting a "sample box". They are asking for other indie businesses to donate samples and shipping them to consumers. I think it is a fabulous opportunity for shoppers and businesses alike. Check out the blog!!
Friday, January 2, 2009
This time the “stone” up for discussion is the pearl. All of the pearls in my pieces are cultured freshwater pearls. A pearl forms when there is and irritation within the tissue of a bivalve mollusks ( a science word that I learned from my mother ) such as a mussel or oyster. The pearl then forms when a mother of pearl substance, nacre, is secreted and sticks to the irritation. There has always been a common teaching that the irritation was a grain of sand. However, here comes the science lesson, nacre will not stick to anything inorganic, sand is inorganic. The irritation must be organic such as a piece of foreign tissue or parasite. In the case of cultured freshwater pearls a piece of tissue from another oyster or mussel is implanted and the process begins. There are other methods but this seems to be the most common practiced. Just a few random pieces of information.
Friday, December 26, 2008
I enjoy reading about different stones that I use. Sometimes the light basics and other times its interesting how they form and what they are used for. My recent favorite stone has been green amethyst. I always thought that amethyst was just purple, so I started to do some research (which means google it). Green amethyst is also called parsiolite, or green citrine. Just like citrine and amethyst its part of the quartz family of minerals. Just a little fun fact. Or fun for me, don't forget I'm a science nerd.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Well I am returning from a long unintentional break. My husband said it well the other day, “jewelry is your fall/winter activity, the beach is the rest of the time” I guess that is true. However, I plan to start back with home shows at the beginning of October so plan now if that is your thing!! So being looking for lots of new stuff on the site!
Thursday, January 31, 2008
The winter chill is still on my brain. I was cleaning up from a project one evening. Thre was a mass of beads and chain all over the table. This "stuff" was left and I thought oooh I like those colors together. So I hope this adds a little warmth to a cold winter day. Icy blues coupled with warm golds. Check out the matching necklace too!!