How Did Christmas in July Start?

Did you ever wonder where the idea of Christmas in July started?  The very first mention of “Christmas in July” was from an opera back in 1892 that featured children rehearsing Christmas songs in July.  In 1935, the National Recreation … Continue reading

GEMSTONES I LOVE – SOME FACTS ABOUT TOURMALINE

Facts about Tourmaline: Tourmaline is a crystalline boron-silicate mineral with additional elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone occurs in a wide variety of colors. Tourmaline is … Continue reading

The Desert Rose – One of my Favorite Things

Desert Roses – aka Sand Rose, Rose Rock, Selenite rose, Gypsum Rose, Barite Rose Desert Rose is the name given to rosette formations of the minerals gypsum and barite with sand inclusions. The rosette crystal habit tends to occur when the crystals form in arid … Continue reading

New Gemstone Jewelry for 2015

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and successful year ahead in 2015.  I’m really excited about the newest designs I’m working on and I want to share some of my ideas with you.   I’ve designed a number of gemstone earrings … 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