With restrictions and staffing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, my rural Post Office is struggling to maintain service. They are working hard, with small town postmasters sharing and keeping open three different offices 40 to 60 miles apart. Still, there have been and are anticipated service disruptions in local mail deliveries and pick-up.

My shop is open and all items listed here are available to purchase online but now I am shipping items only once per week when I make my essential trip (to a larger town with fewer disruptions). This might mean your item will ship right away, or in up to 7 days. I'll keep you posted when I receive your order. Wishing you good health and hoping you stay safe in these unprecedented circumstances.

When thinking about pink stones, certain fancy gemstones come to mind such as pink sapphire, ruby, and certain types of garnet. There's also tourmaline, pink topaz, zircon, diamond, and spinel. I usually work with semiprecious gems and natural stone...
April 28, 2020
I’ve been thinking a lot about pink these days. Wondering if the color psychology is true that pink can help you feel better. What do you think? For my creative part, I’ve been drawn to pink stones lately, adding several new earrings to my...
April 16, 2020
A couple hours into 2020 I woke, heart racing, with a lingering dream image in my mind. I had dreamed of a bear. A cinnamon-colored black bear, the kind we have here in Colorado. The real bears in nature are in hibernation right now. I haven't seen a...
January 3, 2020
There are few things that make my heart sing like turquoise. Just looking at my stash of turquoise beads makes me happy. And yet, I don’t make a lot of straight out turquoise jewelry. I just might be a turquoise bead hoarder. Turquoise! My very...
October 24, 2019
Halloween is celebrated on October 31. Are you someone who embraces this holiday? Lots of folks I know enjoy planning their costumes, watching scary or humorous old movies with witches and the like, decorating their front porch, or having a seasonal...
October 10, 2019
Since my blog has languished for a while, I thought I should reintroduce myself and my studio to folks who happen to find me on the internet. If you’re a customer who has stayed with me from the start; thanks for hanging in there. It’s fun to...
October 8, 2019
OK, so it's been a couple of years - yes, years - since my last blog post. I've been trundling along with my online shop, showing and selling at craft shows in my local Colorado area, creating new natural stone jewelry, and concentrating on...
September 26, 2019
I enjoy discovering artwork and crafts from around the world. There are so many talented people out there. Last year, I stumbled upon the Facebook page for Folt Bolt – The Colorful Art Palette . I soon joined the Folt Bolt Club and often...
July 26, 2017
As an artist, my mind is always full of color and design ideas, and my hands are usually busy to bring those to fruition. This often leads to what I call my “listing backlog”. I have a box next to my computer of pieces I’ve made and...
June 3, 2017
A month before the aspen trees began to leaf and show their bright green colors against blue skies, the first wildflowers of spring emerged through gravel along roadsides and Ponderosa pine forests in South Park, Colorado. At Easter this past April...
May 21, 2017