Summertime, and the first thing most people think of is…let’s go to the beach, where the breezes blow and the water refreshes! Well, here in the mountains, it’s not quite as accessible, but I have tons of inspiration in seashells. I’m thinking paua/abalone, pearls, mother of pearl and coral. I can just hear the waves crashing on the beach now… [Read more…]
Hear the word fossil, and most people go directly to thinking about dinosaurs, arid dusty sites crawling with paleontologists, and perhaps even Jurassic Park comes to mind.
Now that Summer is gone, gone, gone, and the oranges and reds of October have peaked and we will soon be left with browns and golds to remind us that Autumn is really here. I thought I’d visit with the browns and golds in gemstones and metals. I think it’s fun to find out the backstory for some of my favorite materials…come join me. [Read more…]
Mid-summer heat makes me want to just spend my days oceanside, splashing in the surf. Alas, the mountains don’t provide many waves to frolic in, and so I must satisfy that urge for the ocean by playing with ocean gemstones.