Folklore Friday – Amethyst

(Hello all - I am reprising a series of folklore posts I started a few years back for the Beads of Clay blog. I was researching gemstones/birthstones, their folklore, symbolism, and any famous - or infamous - specimens. While I am off…
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Confessions

I don't know about you, but I have a love/hate affair with jewelry. I don't wear jewelry, apart from a promise ring, and I truthfully wouldn't wear most of the jewelry I make because it would require me to dress…
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Chasing the Ancient Look on a Budget (Mostly)

After my post two weeks ago about Ancient Beads, I thought I would explore sources to help achieve a bit of the look and feel of ancient beads without spending a fortune. For the most part, these are "trade" or…
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Art Jewelry Buzz: Ancient Beads

In my work, I strive for a sense of timelessness by incorporating ancient archetypes and forms into the beads and other jewelry elements I create. I mostly do this by letting my hands and eyes do the "talking". I take…
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