My rural area continues to experience postal delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am practicing "safer at home" measures and will be shipping items once per week.

I'll keep you posted when I receive your order. Wishing you good health and hoping you stay safe in these unprecedented circumstances.

Back in June I broke my COVID-19 quarantine “rule” of only using beads, stones, and supplies that I had on hand and I purchased some new beads. In my defense, I needed some copper beads and pearls for a commissioned project, but I didn’...
July 1, 2020
You’ve already read about my love of turquoise. There are some mineral “relatives” of turquoise that rank high in my book as well. One is chrysocolla. Chrysocolla is one of the copper containing minerals that are used as gemstones and...
June 20, 2020
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