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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …