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

Classes, Consultations, and Sales, oh my! – April Announcements

April may bring showers, but we’re celebrating spring with wonderful classes, exciting sales, and unbelievable deals all month! Massive Gemstone Strand Sale! It’s that time of year. Time to clean out your stash and restock for all your upcoming projects. Luckily for you, allĀ our gemstone strands are on sale. Yes, all. The rondelles, faceted strands, … Continue Reading

Things you didn’t know about Pyrite: (April) Fool’s Gold

Fool’s gold, or “pyrite”, fools fools who are looking for gold in all the wrong places. It has a brassy color that can appear yellow, but that’s where the similarities end. Part of the reason fool’s gold can fool an untrained eye is because it can be found near or in small deposits of gold. … Continue Reading

The Power of the New Moon – New Beginnings and Fresh Starts

The new moon is all about new things. A surprise, I know, but stick with me. Just like the full moon, the new moon refers to the three days before, day of, and three days after the actual new moon. It’s the perfect time for fresh starts and finding new hobbies, as well as starting … Continue Reading

What is a Rune and how can it bring Happiness, Luck or find missing keys?

A rune can be a lot of things. In this case it’s a letter from the old viking language that you see all over Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer in the Marvel movies, as well as artefacts from that era. There’s an extensive list of uses for runes, and their history is just as varied. What exactly … Continue Reading

Talismans, charms, amulets…What’s the difference?

Everyone knows someone who has a lucky rabbit’s foot and someone else who just knows that you need a piece of quartz to set your energy to rights, making life just a little bit better. Those are charms and talismans, and they can actually give you a little help. Here’s why: Intent The most important … Continue Reading