My stories of jewelry making, spinning, knitting, and all things fibery.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Solitude in Red

Sometimes bright colors can give you a peaceful feeling! Today's treasury is a collection of wonderful red things that remind me of a relaxing little vacation spot.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wash Day

Today's treasury collection is inspired by those childhood days when I used to help my grandmother hang clothes on the line with old fashioned wooden clothespins!  I can still remember the fresh smell of the air dried cotton sheets that were put on my bed there. I will carry wonderful memories of those visits with my grandparents forever.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Moonstone happens to be up there on my personal list of favorite stones to wear and create with. It's ever increasing popularity has been slowly driving the costs up over the last few years. Available in a variety of creamy white to ivory shades, Moonstone is feldspar with an opalescent shine. Flashes of blue, pink, grey and yellow add to the the excitement of this beautiful and mysterious stone. Early Greeks and Romans believed it was made from rays of the moon and they attributed it to the Lunar Goddess.

Moonstone is available today in many popular forms for jewelry design including round, rough nugget and faceted. It is mined in Australia, Burma, Sri Lanka as well as in the United States and is the state gem of Florida.

This magical stone is believed to have metaphysical properties strongly connected to the emotions and one's feminine side. Moonstone is a soothing stone of balance. Treat yourself to some of this opalescent gem and see how wonderful you feel wearing it!

Here are a couple of pieces that I have created using Moonstone faceted briolettes.  You can find more moonstone and natural stone jewelry in my shop.  These two pieces have made their way to new owners!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Today's Treasury Feature ~ Himalayan

Today's Etsy treasury feature by Shana included Stone and Fiber's Himalayan Riverstone Necklace.  Graduated free form nuggets of grey, black and brown are separated by tiny sterling silver beads.  A beautiful visit to a far off and exotic land.  Thankyou Shana.