At Summer’s End… Labor Day Sale

Everyone likes to shop a sale and Etsy is promoting a big one.   Labor Day Sale August 31 – September 4   This weekend will be a test of Etsy’s new “Sale” feature. Shop owners are now able to apply a discount to groups of their items...

Dirty Jewelry…. Ewwwww!

Have you looked at your favorite silver necklace lately? I mean really looked at it? If you’ve been wearing it a lot this summer, it probably looks different than it did a few months ago. It’s probably tarnished and dirty. Dirty jewelry… Ewww!  ...

Cleanse and Re-energize Your Gemstones

I love my gemstones because… They are beautiful. Natural gemstones are from the Earth. They have energy. Gemstone Energy From ancient times, gemstones and crystals were believed to hold energy. Romans used crystals to heal themselves, to protect themselves in...

Chakra? What’s that?

What in the world is a Chakra? You’ve no doubt seen the word “chakra” popping up in various places. Yoga instructors talk about the chakras and you see it online in descriptions of gemstones and crystals. But what exactly is a “chakra”? Chakra is a Sanskrit* word that...

Gardening with Gemstones

Do you wear gemstones while gardening? I don’t know about you, but I don’t get dressed up to spend time digging in the dirt. I wear my oldest sweats or shorts, a coffee-stained tee shirt, and flip-flops. I pull my hair up into a messy ponytail and go outside sans...

Behind the Scenes in the “Bat Cave”

“Behind the Scenes in the Bat Cave” will take you into my studio-office to see some of my works in progress. I actually cheated a bit today. I’ve moved this post from my old blog. It was originally published last year. (I promise that my next post...