Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
A Petoskey Stone consists of tightly packed, six-sided corallites, which are the skeletons of the once-living coral polyps. The dark center (or eyes) were the mouth of the coral. The lines surrounding the eyes were once tentacles which brought food into the mouth. The Petoskey Stone, like the city, was named for the Ottawa Chief Pe-to-se-ga (Rising Sun) because the stones pattern looks like the rays of the sun. When dry, the stone resembles ordinary limestone but when wet or polished using lapidary techniques, the distinctive mottled pattern of the six-sided coral fossils emerges. (Source: http://www.petoskeychamber.com/find-petoskey-stones)
All of my stones are hand picked by my boss, who has a cottage up near Petoskey, Michigan. After sorting through, I find my favorites and polish them up! A few of the new pieces in my Etsy shop:
Saturday, August 15, 2020
I am currently running a sale in my Etsy shop, all items 15% off through Sunday, August 16, 2020. Check it out!Lots of new Petoskey stone jewelry and other goodies.
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Some of the new pieces in my shop:
I also got out the resin.....
I painted this sand dollar pendant with metal patina, then I added a resin coating:
So ready to go to the beach!!!
Monday, March 16, 2020
New Artisan JewelryWith everything going on in the world right now, it has been very difficult for me to take a "time out" from reality and just create. I do have some recent creations from the stockpile of artisan beads in my collection, including several new pieces featuring polymer clay beads by Humblebeads, like this wire-wrapped bracelet:
Friday, January 24, 2020
|Layered Seed Bead Necklace Set|
|Toes in the Sand, Wine in my Hand Garnet Bracelet|
|Millefiori Daisy Fused Glass Pendant|
|Petoskey Stone and Amazonite Necklace|
|Believe Starfish Resin Pendant|
|Copper Heart Earrings|
|Live Love Lake Petoskey Charm Pendant|