Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ordering New Charms

I am ordering Sterling Silver and Vermeil Honeybee charms! I always liked bees, but I just learned they have cultural significance. In some religions, honeybees are considered messengers for the spirits, and in others they are linked to the sun as in ancient Egypt, where they were thought to be the tears of the sun-god Ra. In India, there are pictures with a blue honeybee on Krishna's forehead.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


 Ammonites first appeared about 400 million years ago during the Devonian period and died out about the same time as dinasaurs during the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event.
These molluscs are more closely related to octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish than they are to the living Nautilus species. The name "ammonite" came from the spiral shape of their fossilized shells, which look a bit like coiled rams' horns. Pliny the Elder (d. 79 AD near Pompeii) called fossils of these animals ammonis cornua ("horns of Ammon") because the Egyptian god Ammon (Amun) was typically depicted wearing ram's horns.

Monday, September 23, 2013


Elementals will be setting up for the 1st time at the market by Vespaio at 1610 Soco this coming Saturday, September 28th from 11 to 5.
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Plans for a rainey Friday

Turquoise strands and briolettes are laid out for tomorrow. I see 4 pair of earrings, 2 necklaces- wait, make that 3 and 1 each wire-work necklace and bracelet

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Rock trivia: Topaz

 Most Topaz is colorless, but colors include blue, pale green, and the spectrum of yellow through sherry orange to pink, and most unique, red.
Colorless topaz is very common and has little value. Natural blue topaz is very light in color and is treated to produce colors from very light, to sky-blue, to almost an inky dark blue.
Rare pastel pink topaz is found in Pakistan and Ru...ssia. When pink topaz was first discovered in Russia, ownership was restricted to the Czar and his family and those to who he gave it as a gift. This is why fine colored topaz is known as imperial topaz.
Almost all imperial topaz is mined in Brazil. Other shades, including yellow, peach, orange, and brown precious topaz are called precious topaz. Precious topaz is found in Brazil and Sri Lanka.

Third Weekend in September

Elementals will be at The Gibson St. Artisan Market on Saturday, 9/21 & Sunday 9/22 from 11 to 5. ( Also Friday if the forecast changes )

Thursday, September 12, 2013

New Wire-work Pendants

I've made so many new wire-work pendants that I've added a new full and a new 1/2 tray to my display this week!

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Austin Flea

Check it out! this is where Elementals will be this coming Saturday!

Rock Trivia: Amethyst

Amethyst is the stone of February and Pisces. It is a variety of quartz and owes its color to iron impurities and the presence of trace elements.
Amethyst was used as a gemstone by the ancient Egyptians and was often used in antiquity for... intaglio engraved gems. ( see picture)
The Greeks believed amethyst gems could prevent intoxication, while medieval soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle in the belief that amethysts heal people and keep them cool-headed. Beads of amethyst were found in Anglo-Saxon graves in England.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Timeline for Special Orders for the Holidays

Elementals will be taking custom orders for the holidays starting September 15th and ending December 5th.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Moss Aquamarine

I brought back a classic. This one in Moss Aquamarine & Sterling Silver, $50. Also currently available in Sterling Silver: Mystic Topaz ( violet-blue and green) and Garnet; in 14 K Goldfilled: White Fresh Water Pearls and Grossular Garnet ( beautiful greens, golds and browns). more on the way this week. Special orders welcomed

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Rock trivia: Sapphire; birthstone for September

The most valuable colors of Sapphire are the cornflower blue Kashmir Sapphire, the very rare, orange-pink Padparadschah and Color Changing Sapphire ( blue in natural light and violet in artificial light ).
All colors of Corundum except red - which is called Ruby- are referred to as Sapphire. Anything other than blue is specified with a prefix color such as "Yellow Sapphire".
Sapphires often contains minor inclusions of tiny slender Rutile needles. When present, these inclusions decrease the transparency of a stone and are known as silk. When in dense, parallel groupings, these inclusions produce asterism and the stone is called "Star Sapphire".