Garnets Are Not All Red

January 7, 2022

Garnets are one of my favorite stones. Garnets are not all red, although we may tend to think of them that way. There are several garnet varieties that are all related and several different colors. Garnets are rich in symbolism, too. A garnet symbolizes constancy, truth, and faith. Garnets form deep underground where the material has…

Celebrate the Winter Solstice

Celebrate the Winter Solstice

December 21, 2021

Celebrate the Winter Solstice – the days grow longer from now on. Only 89 days until Spring! The Winter Solstice occurs on December 21.  This means that December 21 will have the fewest daylight hours of 2021.  The solstice marks the official start of winter.  From ancient times the Winter Solstice has played an important…

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To Do and See in November

October 30, 2021

There’s lots to do and see in New Mexico this month. Here are a few suggestions – Albuquerque and Santa Fe have wonderful museums and galleries that are exciting to explore any time of year. November 2 in the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) – this is a Mexican and NM holiday…

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Opals are for October

October 4, 2021

Opals are for October – opal is the October birthstone.  The Ancient Greeks believed in the supernatural properties of this precious stone – not just for those born under this sign, but to anyone wearing it. It is no surprise as this stone has amazing internal fire. Opals create an iridescent display of colors as they…

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Jewelry Sale in October

October 3, 2021

I’m having a jewelry sale in October. The dates are October 5 – 15. All jewelry, beads, and vintage items are included in the sale (everything except items that are already on sale). The coupon code for this SALE IS october (all lower case). If you have any questions about any of my jewelry, feel…

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Tools & Display Items-September 2022 Update

September 24, 2021

Here’s the next update. This page is a work in progress.  All items are in good condition and some are in the original boxes. Photos are available on request. Contact me with questions about items of interest. Pay with Paypal.  If you are a New Mexico resident, any applicable tax will be added. DISPLAY ITEMS…

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…

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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.

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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…