New Mexico October Events

September 24, 2021

There’s a lot happening in New Mexico in October. Balloon Fiesta kicks off October with lots of craft fairs and other events all month long throughout the state. Here’s a short list: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta  10/2 –  10/10   Albuquerque, NM New Mexico Brew Fest at EXPO (Albuquerque) October 14 1-6pm during Balloon Fiesta Lots…

Labor Day

September New Mexico Events

September 4, 2021

Labor Day kicks off the Fall season. Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. This holiday celebrates a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. We traditionally celebrate with parades and picnics.   It is on September 6 for 2021. According to…

labradorite bead earrings

Back to School Sale

August 10, 2021

The annual Back to School Sale is August 15 – 21. Take 20% off all regularly priced jewelry. Beads and Clearance items are not included in the Back to School Sale. USE COUPON CODE back to school. If you have any questions, contact me.

peridot and citrine-peridot it my favorite August birthstone choice

My Favorite August Birthstone

August 3, 2021

Peridot is my favorite of the traditional August birthstones.  I love the bright green color!  Peridot is one of the few gemstones that exists in only one color: a distinctive signature lime green although the color can vary from yellow green to olive green to brownish. Wearing peridot is said to bring the wearer magical…

Bright orange tan 2021 Fall color

Fashion Colors – Fall and Winter

July 26, 2021

There are lots of choices in the fashion colors for Fall and Winter 2021-2022. I love earth tones and the Fall/Winter fashion colors include great earth colors like Clay (an orange tan), Caramel, and Root Beer. I’m celebrating some new choices already! There’s a wonderful soft silvery gray that’s appropriately called Silver that I just…

Mirrix Lani Loom

Mirrix 8 Inch Lani Loom

June 5, 2021

This is a Mirrix 8 inch Lani Loom. I’ve had this loom for about 3 years and I haven’t done anything with it, so I’m selling it.  This loom is perfect for smaller tapestry pieces and little bags or jewelry. I bought the “no warp ends” kit and the shedding device package for the loom. …

Pearls for every occasion

Pearls and Pearl Jewelry

May 24, 2021

I love pearls and pearl jewelry. Pearls can have unusual shapes (baroque pearls) and neat colors – I think they are all wonderful. A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue of a mollusk as the result of an irritant. The pearls we treasure are composed of calcium carbonate deposited over that irritant…

Opal and silver earrings

Opal is for April

April 5, 2021

The National Association of Jewelers released a list of so-called “modern birthstones” in 1912 in the United States. Today there are several alternate birthstone lists, so you have some choice – traditional, modern, stones associated with your zodiac sign, etc.   Opals are a popular birthstone choice for April. Traditional birthstones for April are diamond,…

Miscellaneous tools on a Jewelers Bench

Jewelry Tools for Sale

March 17, 2021

I love tools! Over time I have acquired a number of jewelry tools that I don’t use and a few that have never been used. All of the jewelry tools for sale and other items listed are discounted. There are also some display items and little bags on this list. Photos are available on request.…

Rainforest jasper and silver earrings-white background

Dress an Earring Up or Down

February 17, 2021

How do you dress an earring up or down? A few weeks ago a customer asked about a particular earring. They liked the earring design but they wanted something more casual for everyday wear. The original design was this twisted silver wire dangle earring with a pearl drop from the Wedding Jewelry section.   Changing…