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Gemstone Spirit — Amethyst

Gem Shows are for Artisans

Gem Shows are for Artisans

I did a lot over the weekend. I had a couple of pieces on my bench that I wanted to finish. I created these earrings from a pair of dinosaur jasper cabochons that I found online. I love the interesting pattern within these teardrop cabochons.    - Dinosaur Jasper Earrings I also finished two pendants this weekend; a chevron amethyst and a scenic jasper. You can see both pendants below.   -Chevron Amethyst  - Scenic Jasper   When I speak to customers at shows, I usually get asked where I find my stones. The answer to that is "a variety of places". Some...


Russian Birthstones

Russian Birthstones
Societies and cultures around the world have associated specific stones with the month someone was born. Today we are going to look at the Russian Birthstones. 

Traditional and Modern Birthstones

Traditional and Modern Birthstones
The month one was born is often marked by a special gemstone, known as your birthstone. This is the special stone that friends and family associate with you and your birthday. Find out what your traditional and your modern birthstone is here.

Behind the Scenes: Amethyst Cascade Earrings

Behind the Scenes:  Amethyst Cascade Earrings
I thought you all may enjoy a look behind the scenes as I created these Amethyst Cascade Earrings.  I created these earrings as part of the 2018 Earring Challenge on Instagram. (See my other entries here!)

Amethyst: Meaning, Powers and Uses

Amethyst: Meaning, Powers and Uses
Amethyst is a stone that has been prized for centuries for both its color and its power. Find out the meaning behind Amethyst's name, the story of how the stone was named, and the power behind the stone.