Earring Loss

March 21, 2013 § 2 Comments

It happens to the best of us. One minute we’re swinging our head around showing off our fabulous earrings, the next minute we’re grabbing a naked earlobe and crawling on the floor. Bummer.

Last year, my friend Bruno’s friend (courtesy of social media phenomenon!) Michele became a “fan” of my “page” and eventually acquired a couple of things, including a really cool pair of stalactite earrings.

Stalactite & Labradorite Earrings

Stalactite & Labradorite Earrings

Last month, Michele sent me this almost “frantic” email:

“I lost one of the amethyst stalagmite earrings and am really upset. Can I either 1) purchase a replacement or 2) do something with the remaining, like make a necklace out of it? I’m so bummed. I love those earrings! Please advise!”

What to do, what to do… Since I can’t really “replace” a stalactite – they really are “One Of A Kind”, I advised her to make a necklace. The beauty of it is you can go simple with just a chain like these babies:

Stalactite Pendants

Stalactite Pendants

Really do it up like this:

Stalactite Necklace with Rose Cut Lavender Amethyhst, Labradorite & Emerald Briolettes

Stalactite Necklace with Rose Cut Lavender Amethyhst, Labradorite & Emerald Briolettes

Or go somewhere in-between. The upside of losing an earring that (ahem) I happen to make, is that I usually have goodies that can work with the piece, like, say a strand of similar labradorite. Michele went with this look:

Stalactite Pendant with Labradorite Necklace & Handmade Toggle Clasp

Stalactite Pendant with Labradorite Necklace & Handmade Toggle Clasp

The cool thing about social media (and Lord knows I never thought I would say THAT) is that you encounter people that you never would have otherwise. This Spring, I will get to meet Michele. Is that cool or what?

Want your very own stalactite bauble? Check out some of the stuff in my etsy shop here:  STALACTITE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aqua Echo

March 3, 2013 § 3 Comments

Last summer I wrote about mermaid’s tails (aka aquamarines). I just love them and put them in my baubles often. This year I am getting with the program, and am attempting to stay relevant by talking about them during their time to shine: March. That would be NOW! These gorgeous rocks are the birthstone designated for this month and I am very excited to showcase some of the aquas I picked up in Tucson.

Necklace with Raw Aquamarine Crystal Fluorite & Emerald Briolettes Pear Fluorite  Australian Opal on Green Amethyst (Priasolite) & Silver Chain

Necklace with Raw Aquamarine Crystal Fluorite & Emerald Briolettes Pear Fluorite Australian Opal on Green Amethyst (Priasolite) & Silver Chain

Freeform Rose Cut Aquamarine Earrings with Aquamarine Drops, Aquamarine & Sapphire Briolettes

Freeform Rose Cut Aquamarine Earrings with Aquamarine Drops, Aquamarine & Sapphire Briolettes

Rose Cut Aquamarine Ring

Rose Cut Aquamarine Ring

Rose Cut Moss Aquamarine Earrings with Drops

Rose Cut Moss Aquamarine Earrings with Drops

Rose Cut Moss Aquamarine Ring

Rose Cut Moss Aquamarine Ring

All of these watery blue trinkets are for sale in the shop. Each image is linked to its listing. You can check out ALL the aquamarine pieces available by clicking on the photo below.

Big Square Aquamarine Cabochon Bracelet

Big Square Aquamarine Cabochon Bracelet

Now, I’d like to give a little educational talk (this way YOU will be better informed because of ME!!): Aquamarines are the blue form of BERYL. When beryl is green, it is an emerald, pink beryl is morganite, and yellow beryl is called heliodor. Class dismissed.

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