Anatomy of a Custom Order

Anatomy of a Custom Order

Here’s an example of a true experience I recently had. My client was given a tumbled gemstone rock(smoky quartz) by her daughter. The meaning to her was far beyond any dollar amount and she wanted it turned into a precious keepsake that she could wear often. She also...
Valentines – The Heart Of the Matter

Valentines – The Heart Of the Matter

This beautiful heart pendant, made with a mabé pearl, is on its way to Kress Emporium. While some people say Valentine’s Day is a Christian holiday, others say it has a pagan background. Regardless of its origins, Valentine’s Day represents romance, and what...
Ring Ring Ringing in 2022

Ring Ring Ringing in 2022

Sayonara 2021!   Time to Get Our Bling-On in 2022 If you are the type of person that just loves color, texture, and unusual designs, this is the place to be, because I’m about to show you sparkly, interesting, unique…and you’ll be ringing in the...
The Browns & Golds of November

The Browns & Golds of November

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...
A Fallen Leaf…

A Fallen Leaf…

If I have to think of fall, the first thing that comes to mind are leaves, leaves, and more leaves. (My yard is comprised of trees…lots and lots of trees, which mean an annual onslaught of falling leaves.) So, leaves is what we shall focus on this month. My...
Treasures From the Sea

Treasures From the Sea

As our summer heats up, it 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. Known as the “Jewel of the...