Who’s Afraid of Quartz? Not me… anymore (facepalm)…

A friend asked me about Herkimer Diamonds – are they actually diamonds? What are they supposed to do? Are they expensive? All good questions. And you know how much I love to talk about gemstones! So I pulled out my strand of Herkimer Diamonds as we talked.   Herkimers are not actually diamonds. They are… Continue reading Who’s Afraid of Quartz? Not me… anymore (facepalm)…

Never been this happy to wear an apron

Happy Monday! We’re expecting at least twelve inches of snow today. Normally I would be ranting about winter too soon and such, but last week I won the Halstead Bead Inc Apron Challenge Giveaway, and that definitely trumps a rant about snow. Why am I just now writing about winning something last week? Pictures. Of me. Major reluctance going… Continue reading Never been this happy to wear an apron

Happy Weekend!

Hi all! I know Labor Day Weekend is almost over, but I just wanted to put a little more happiness out there to ride the rest of the weekend out. Hope everyone stays safe. I’ve been finishing up some custom pieces – which I will share after their intended owners have sufficiently oooh-ed and aaah-ed… Continue reading Happy Weekend!

Spring Cleaning = Clearance Sale

Spring is almost here! How do I know? Because I heard a bird chirping (its been such a long time) and I swatted my first mosquito. Yep, even with the dusting of snow falling outside my window, I know spring is almost here! Good-bye, Winter!  Over this winter, I’ve spent a lot of time playing… Continue reading Spring Cleaning = Clearance Sale