Learn how versatile Traditional Silk Knotting really is!

Knotting string is one of the easiest techniques to learn if you’re a beginner. It can also make beautiful statement pieces that look far more complicated than they actually are. Silk knotting can be used to create bracelets, necklaces, or earrings with any bead that can fit on silk, cotton, or even leather cord. It … Continue Reading

Everything you didn’t know about emeralds

Emeralds are renowned for their beautiful green color and unique cut. They’re a popular gemstone that looks fantastic against every skin tone and suits every occasion. Emeralds are a beryl crystal,¬†putting them in the same family as aquamarines and morganite, and are naturally hexagonal in shape. Emeralds get their color from trace amounts of other … Continue Reading

Marvelous May Sale! – Gemstone Pairs and Gemstone Pendants

All of our gemstone pairs and pendants are on sale for May! Buy any one pair of gemstones or pendant and get 10% off. If you find a matching pendant to a pair of citrine tear drops, you can buy the 2 for 20% off. If you can’t help yourself, you can buy three or … Continue Reading

Support small businesses during National Small Business Week!

What better way to bring attention to small businesses in the US than a national holiday week? President John F. Kennedy started National Small Business Week in 1963 by calling for the celebration of the backbone of our economy. Every year since, there have been functions and conventions held to promote small businesses and help … Continue Reading

The Powers of the Waxing Moon – Growth and Healing

The waxing moon is probably more important than the full moon for certain things. It’s the time for growing and building, as well as mending. Growth Use this time to make a charm or talisman dedicated to growth, personal or otherwise. This period is a fantastic time to keep at those new things you started … Continue Reading

Amber – More than just a pretty stone

In honor of Arbor Day, let’s discuss amber. Amber is one of the rare semi-precious gemstones created by plants. Resin is a substance found in most plants and is used much like platelets in to scab over wounds. It protects the plant from invading bacteria and insects trying to get under the bark to eat … Continue Reading