Gemstone Energy: Hemimorphite Joy!

Gemstone Energy: Hemimorphite Joy! Look at the beautiful beads I'm holding. They're called Hemimorphite. Don't they just make you want to smile? That smile is part of their energy: Light Activation, Joy, Optimism. Keep reading to the end of this post: I've got something special to share to bring in the joy! I got these …

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 …

From Design to Tutorial: creating gemstone tassel earrings

Recently, I was asked to create a tutorial. Talk about great timing! I've had this idea for gemstone tassel earrings in my head (and in my design journal) for a while...