Sunday, January 24, 2010

Lovin' Labradorite

Thought I'd share my newest creation on my blog. I'm so in awe of Labradorite in general, so many wonderful combinations of color naturally occurring in a stone that just leaves me breathless!

Saule - Labradorite, Green Onyx, Yellow Topaz, Smoky Quartz

(The top 2 photos show the vivid stripes on one side and the bottom 2 show the other side)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Changes to Giveaway!

After reading the Facebook TOS (Terms of Service which has been updated recently), it's my understanding that I can't hold my giveaway on Facebook via my Fanpage without their permission or buying additional I'm having to rethink and redo the plans for my giveaway. I still intend to have one but the dates will change and it will be held on my blog. I'm off to finish the giveaway prize so be sure and stay tuned for further announcements!!

~Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Bliss definitely describes my feelings when I hold these new necklaces in my hands! Here are my newest additions to my Etsy Shop:

Te Amo : Labradorite, Topaz and Peridot

Mystic Moon : Labradorite, Sapphire and Tourmaline

Monday, January 18, 2010

Liver of Sulfur

Well it's my first time using LOS (Liver of Sulfur - gel form) to patina my silver. I've always used the more eco-friendly egg way, but after reading that once the LOS solution is inactive, I can dilute it and use it to fertilize plants and grass...I decided to give it a try.

First I set out my plastic bowls and designated which bowl was for what by writing on them. If you notice I also wrote the little recipes so I wouldn't have to keep referring to the internet or search for the piece of paper that I wrote the "how to" down on....I'm always losing my notes :)

After cleaning all of my pieces using a warm soap bath, I created little baskets using plastic dixie cups to hold the metal pieces. I then punched holes in the bottom and the sides of the cups to allow the fluid to drain easily. Though I punched numerous holes, I did notice that it took longer to drain than I like so I'll be making some of those holes bigger.

Right now the silver pieces are in their neutralizing bath to soak for a few minutes and they have a perfectly uniform black patina to them. All in all this method is super easy and I'm glad I decided to give this a try!

**Added Note:

It didn't smell near as bad as the eggs do! LOL

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Birthday Gift

Okay, so as you know my birthday is coming up and I've been on a Labradorite shopping spree for my Etsy Shop. If the funds are available I don't generally have a problem with splurging on stones or crystals for jewelry....but what happens when you find a stone that you know you won't be able to part with?

A tug-of-war is what happens

...should I...I shouldn't
...oh I I really shouldn't
...but I really want it....but you don't "need" it
...need it schmeed it!!

Yes, this is the exact conversation that I had with myself....and of course I won LOL...that's the wonderful thing about arguing with yourself--you always win :D

So here's my birthday splurge and I'm ohhhh so excited!!

It's such a lovely color and I've only seen this color in the veins (inclusions) of the stone never as the primary flash of color! As I wait for it's arrival I'll dream of the other stones to accent it with and smile and giggle uncontrollably at the thought of wearing it....*happy dance*

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Plans for a Giveaway!

My birthday is just right around the corner (28th) and to celebrate I thought I'd host my very first giveaway. I don't have all the details worked out's what I have so far:

  • I want to keep it simple
  • It will be through my Fanpage ( so if you haven't signed up and want to participate just become a fan!)
  • It will run from Jan. 22nd - 29th
So here's where you, my wonderful readers, come in! From the choices below, what would YOU like to win??

~ A pair of earrings
~ A necklace
~ A gift certificate

If you have any other suggestions feel free to share...I'm open to any ideas! I'm so excited and would really love your input, thoughts, or any advice you might have -- just leave your comment!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Year and New Beginnings

It's been awhile again since I've posted on here...the reason for the lack of posts on my blog is because the link on the Facebook side seems to be a bit messed up. It was posting on both my Fanpage and my personal page and I didn't want my friends or fans to feel like I was spamming them. So yet again I've tweeked the blog post on Facebook so hopefully it will work correctly this time!

I hope everyone's Holidays were filled with love, joy and happiness! I enjoyed the time with my family as always and was even able to get some much needed projects done around the house!

Lately I've been on a bit of a buying spree...I have an absolute love for Labradorite and I've been going a bit crazy buying some pieces..hehe

The flashes of color are too scrumptious for me to resist! I can't wait to start working with these, I just hope I can part with them ;)

I feel a change on the horizon, my creative juices are starting to flow again as I take these first few weeks of January to search within, to rid myself of things that hinder my growth both spiritually and creatively, allowing myself to embrace the path ahead. Change is good, and I'm so ready!

Wishing you all a wonderful start to this New Year!