Mighty Amazon-ite and other Mighty-Fine Stones

The Amazon-ite twins, Matte and Glossy, ready to leap to the jewelry rescue – saving you from lack-of-inspiration. The soothing soft sea foam colours would make a crab happy. Small in size but mighty in deliciousness … these are mites of beads – like these 4mm Lapis Lazuli or these Tourmaline Mixes Not just the Amazon is mighty though – these 14.5mm Black Rutilated Quartz beads are large and lovely. As are these 11x15mm Tumbled Nuggets – Green/Brown Prehnite And these: Stone Beads – 10x14mm Oval Barrel – Prehnite (strand) And These: Stone Beads – 7.5-10mm Nuggets – Citrine (strand) …

Too Beautiful for Words

Sometimes, I feel like the beads in an update really don’t need me to say anything other than – here, have at them. This is one of those updates. I’m going to start with these – Terra Agate. These big barrel beads – I keep thinking they look like lampwork beads. They are so gorgeous, and so individual – they look hand-crafted. Chrysocolla – it’s no secret I love chrysocolla, and judging from the way it flies out the door, I’m thinking a fair number of you do too! Mind you – Lapis has been known to be my fave …

Colour Choices: Are you willing to buck the trends?

We all make colour choices in our lives? Do you play it safe, or are you willing to go against the masses? The premier colour master, for people who follow trends, is Pantone! They put out a report that predicts the colours that fashion, paint, and interior design gurus, are likely to follow during a certain period. The Colour of the Year for 2019, is called “Living Coral”. A fresh, but somewhat meh colour for me, but if you’re interested, we do have a nice Swarovski Pearl in Coral. However, this would probably not be one of my colour choices …

As Promised, Lapis Cabs

I promised you Lapis Lazuli cabochons – and here they are. One of a Kind – please don’t wait – they will go fast. I don’t think I need to say anything else – they speak for themselves – “I’m bluuuuue – buy me.” At least – that’s what they say to me. 😉   What’s next? Here’s a clue … Tiger Iron! No actual tigers were ironed in the making of these beads – Tiger Iron is a combination of Tigereye, Hematite and Red Jasper. Tigereye and Hematite are both minerals that are iron-rich – but we don’t recommend …

Stunning Lapis Pendants, Demi Rounds, Finials …

Here we have – another rocking collection of one of a kind stone pendants – hand-shaped, each one unique in shape and pattern. Lapis Lazuli – as I have been known to remark – is the most beautiful stone on the planet, and has been considered so by many people for thousands of years. You may quibble if you like, but … 😉 And if you prefer cabochons to pendants – sit tight – we’ll have a bunch of those coming up in a few weeks too. These are OOAK – One Of A Kind – so don’t let them …

Stoney Stuff

Old Stoneface has struck again and we have some of your favourite stones on deck this week. We have tourmaline – which is tourmalicious. Tourmaline means many-coloured, and from cream to butterscotch to strawberry to berry to licorice – tourmaline is many-flavoured too. Labradorite, labradorite, can’t get enough of that labradorite! Also classic – Amethyst! Dog Tooth Amethyst, with it’s distinctive jagged bands of white and cream, and the classic purple amethyst too. But, with either one, remember to not store them in sunlight – UV light will fade your amethyst. (I found this out the hard way – I …