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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.

True Blue - Kyanite

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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’t “need” everything I eventually purchased.

   

Captivating Chrysocolla

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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 as minor copper ores. It’s a “secondary mineral” of copper, like malachite and azurite. In this post, I’d like to share some mineralogical information about chrysocolla and showcase some of my jewelry and that of other makers with this beautiful, not-so-well-known gemstone.

Tickled Pink - Pink Gemstones

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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.

In the Pink - with Rhodochrosite

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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 shops that feature different pink gemstones. In this post, I’d like to introduce you to rhodochrosite.

Beautiful North American Turquoise

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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 own turquoise treasure box.

Re-Introducing Pebbles At My Feet

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 have you along as I grow as an artist and jewelry business.

This October marks 8 years that Pebbles At My Feet has been offering handcrafted natural stone jewelry online.  I’m so very grateful to everyone who has purchased from me over the years. Please know I really do a happy dance with each and every order.

What's New

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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 getting better with my photography. I love hearing from folks who've stumbled across my shop or a photo in a Google search so I figured I'd better get the best photos I can out there. That's occupied the better part of the past year.

Color Inspirations: Spring in South Park Colorado

Wherever you are around the globe, in the northern hemisphere, temperate lattitudes, spring is in full swing. Here in South Park, Colorado, at an elevation of 9500 feet above sea level, the season starts slowly giving subtle hints of what's to come.