Archive | October, 2012

Peridot

You can probably tell by some of my work that Peridot is one of my favorite gemstones. The lovely greens and touch of gold makes Peridot a fascinating¬† gem to use in a wide variety of jewelry pieces.¬† Peridot was used in jewelry as far back as 1500 B.C. in ancient Egypt, and was priced […]

Always Learning

Since I am fairly new to this artistic genre, the jewelry genre, I have become an information sponge. I find that everyday brings something new to my craft, my business, my art. I meet amazing people, and it doesn’t matter where they are in the process of their own abilities, I can always give something […]

Is it Rhyolite or Jasper?

That is the question. I’ve heard the argument before. “It’s Rhyolite. No, it’s Jasper.” So, which is it??? Research shows that Rhyolite, by definition, is magma related. It is an igneous, volcanic rock, that is typically light in color, but can range from buff colors to pinks, rusts, or even darker green. It is similar […]