For the Art’s Sake

For the Art’s Sake

William Holland School More than 10 years ago, I found out about the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts, which sent my art into a different trajectory. It is a lovely little school (my husband calls it “art camp”) nestled in the woods in Young Harris, Georgia....
Ooh, Labradorite!!!

Ooh, Labradorite!!!

Like many stones, labradorite is named after the place where it was first found – Labrador, which is in Canada. I have always admired the incredible fire and colors in labradorite, also known as a “fire stone”. It is known for its changing colors and aids the...
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...