It has now been over a year since I posted an update! Unfortunately, life gets in the way sometimes. I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer back in January of this year, and everything else has kind of been placed on hold as I have been dealing with that. But I have found time here and there to create, and have listed a few new Petoskey stone pieces in my Etsy shop, along with a few other fun things!
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Wow! How is the year almost half over already!
Haven't been creating a whole lot lately. My son got married on May 15, so that kept me pretty busy the last few months. But here's a few of the recent items in my Etsy shop:
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!!!