Thursday, May 26, 2016

Elementals will be at the SoCo Outdoor Market from 11 to 6 this Saturday. This is the last weekend for May Specials:
Take 15% off all pieces with Chalcedony or take $5 off any purchase of $45.
Pictured, Aubrie style necklace and Adira style earrings both in Green Chalcedony.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Elementals is going to set up at a new market located at 6th and San Antonio* this Sunday. The hours are 11 to 5.
Come shop Austin's newest handcrafted market and take 20% off any one item in the Elementals booth!
( * in the parking lot of The Extended Stay Hotel 600 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701 )

Thursday, May 19, 2016

It's been a very productive week! Here's 3 new ones in London Blue Topaz. On the left, Devi with Peridot and Fresh Water Pearl. At top, Amara style necklace and the earrings in Allison style.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A beautiful and pop-up friendly weather forecast for this weekend! Elementals will be set up both days.
Saturday at the SoCo Outdoor Market from 11 to 6
Sunday at the 23rd St Market from 11 to 4.
So far, 110 pairs of earrings. A sampling: at top, Elena in Aquamarine, from l-to-r, Adira in Chalcedony, Carys in Garnet and Allison in Malachite ( new and also new in Tiger Eye ),

Sunday, May 15, 2016

After much channel surfing for a weather forecast that was favorable for a pop-up shop... have finally had to face reality. Staying home to dry out from yesterday. See you next Saturday on SoCo!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Elementals will be at the Soco Outdoor Market on Saturday from 11 to 6 and, weather depending, at The 23rd St Market on Sunday from Noon to 4.
Mention this post and take 15% off all pieces with Chalcedony or
$5 off any purchase of $45

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Due to incoming rain, I will not be setting up today

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Violet Crown Festival is one of my very favorite yearly festivals. This is my 10th year. There will be live music all day, a variety of good food from ice cream to empanadas, children's activities, and fine crafts made by local artisans. 
Pictured. on the left the Maya in Lemon Quartz and Apatite, the top right is Amara in London Blue Topaz and the right is Aubrie in Ethiopian Opal

Elementals schedule:
Thursday at the 23rd St. Market* from 11 to 3:30
Saturday at the Violet Crown Spring Festival from 10 to 5**.

Sunday, weather depending, at the 23rd St Market from Noon to 4.

* 23rd & Guadalupe across from the UT Clock Tower
** Brentwood Elementary parking Lot 6700 Arroyo Seco 78757
May Specials:
Take 15% off all pieces with Chalcedony 
Take $5 off any purchase of $45
Pictured, the Maya style with a Green Chalcedony drop and Opal Rondelles. Regular price $65, this month only $55
The alternate birthstone for May
Chalcedony probably was named for the ancient Greek town Chalkedon in Asia Minor, which is today part of Istanbul.Chalcedony is the name for a group of stones made of a microcrystalline or cryptocrystalline variety of quartz, which means the quartz crystals are too small to be seen without high magnification. It is found all over the world.
Chalcedony was used in the Mediterranean region as early as the Bronze Age. In the Palace of Knossos on Crete, Chalcedony seals have been found dating back to 1800 BC. Hot wax would not stick to it so it was often used to make seal impressions. It was widely used for rings and carvings by the Romans, for religious carvings in the Renaissance and for cameos by the Victorians.
Chalcedony occurs in the most amazing variety of colors and patterns. Agates have beautiful bands and stripes, Jaspers have incredible patterns and colors, and colors range from the translucent orange-red of carnelian to the apple-green of Chrysoprase - the most valued form of Chalcedony.
Generally what jewelers today mean by Chalcedony is the translucent material such as the blue in the picture. Other popular colors are mid-range greens and aquas.

Monday, May 2, 2016

My fingers have been busy clicking on shiny things! More briolettes on the way: Peridot, Smoky Quartz, Amethyst and London Blue Topaz
Just ordered these briolettes for earrings:Tibetan Turquoise, Lapis, Malachite and Tiger Eye