Fashion Color Trends for Spring 2016

Tired of winter? I sure am, so let’s talk about what’s coming this Spring. Pantone sets color palettes for everything from home furnishing to apparel and more. The colors for Spring 2016 are softer tones – calm, serene blue and … Continue reading

Pantone Colors for Fall & Winter 2014 through Spring 2015

Pantone has published their fashion color guides for this Fall and Winter. The colors are terrific strong hues for Fall and Winter with softer shades for next Spring. The link to the Fall/Winter forecast is  http://www.pantone.com/pages/fcr/?season=fall&year=2014  Strong hues for Fall into … Continue reading

Healing Stones for Us and for Our Furry Friends

Healing Stones for Us and for Our Furry Friends – I love gemstones and crystals and I’m always interested in learning more ways to have beneficial stones around me to bolster me and also my environment. This interest has inspired me … Continue reading

More of My Favorite Gems

Gems are described by chemical composition, crystal structure, and where they are found.  Gems are further classified based on properties like refractive index (how they bend light), luster, hardness, etc.  Perfection in appearance is of primary importance in the finished … Continue reading

Some of my Favorite Gemstones – Carnelian

I’m going to do a series on some of my favorite gemstones and I’m beginning  with a long time favorite of mine, Carnelian. Carnelian draws its name from the Latin carneolus – meaning “red stone”.   Like many other gemstones, carnelian … Continue reading