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The Art I Create, the Jewelry You Crave

The Art I Create, the Jewelry You Crave

Designing jewelry to sell isn’t my strong suit. Which isn’t super encouraging when it comes to business profits. But when I do it right, my jewelry...
Returning from Tucson - What I learned about ethically sourced gemstones

Returning from Tucson - What I learned about ethically sourced gemstones

Who digs all this stuff out of the ground? Who cuts and polishes the stones? Are they real? Are they dyed or enhanced? Were the people involved in producing it treated well? Did they have ventilation where they were cutting? Did they get paid well? Were they children? Are these really rare or did they just say that? Is this synthetic sapphire or real? Why is that one $5 a carat and that one $15 per carat? What is involved in mining these? Does it damage the earth? Were harsh chemicals used? Were habitats destroyed?
Pink? Not a fan

Pink? Not a fan

Jewelry for Valentine’s Day might be as cliche as it gets. So instead of following the traditional heart shaped jewelry and feminine pink charm bracelets, what if you went a little badass this Valentine’s Day?
What to Do with Jewelry You’ve Outgrown or Never Liked in the First Place

What to Do with Jewelry You’ve Outgrown or Never Liked in the First Place

What to Do with Jewelry You’ve Outgrown or Never Liked in the First Place It doesn’t matter how you came by the piece, sometimes jewelry just doe...
The Rise of the Industrial Elf Queen

The Rise of the Industrial Elf Queen

Maybe magical lands and legendary stories aren’t fiction afterall? What if the worlds filled with elves, wizards, witches, goblins, and (yes) hob...
Smithsonian or BUST!

Smithsonian or BUST!

I'm invited to the Smithsonian, ya'll!
Welcome June! The month of PEARLS.

Welcome June! The month of PEARLS.

Why do we love pearls? Maybe it's because they are so mysterious... Like some little ocean creature covers a small irritating pebble with a beautiful, magical substance that makes them smooth and shimmery and irresistible.