Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Due to 40+ mph wind gusts, Elementals will not be setting up today.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The weather isn't cooperating this morning. Elementals will not be setting up today after all. the good news is that forecasts for both Saturday and Sunday continue to improve!
Saturday, 11 to 5 at the SoCo Outdoor Market
Sunday, 11 to 5 at Guero's Art Spot

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Just did the wind chill conversion for Saturday. A equivalent high temperature of 38 degrees doesn't sound like a pleasant way to spend 10 hours. 
 Sunday is supposed to be a bit warmer. Bringing my propane heater to Guero's Art Spot on SoCo. Find me there from Noon to sunset.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Garnet is a group of ten different gemstones of similar chemical composition. Red is the color we usually associate with Garnet, but the stone is also found in shades of green, yellow, orange and some earth-colors. The only color you cannot find is blue. Star Garnets and color change Garnets are more rare, but absolutely stunning.
Garnets have a good hardness and wonderful brilliance which makes them a good choice for all shapes in cutting and all forms of jewelry, including rings.
The red garnets include the Pyropes which have an almost winey tint, Almandines, which are a very deep red and Rhodolites which have a bit of a berry color. The Spessartite is the much more rare- and expensive - orange of the Garnet family. The earth colors include the Grossularites, which occur in a range of yellows, greens and browns and Hessonite which is found in a range of pale to dark warm brown. The greens include Tsavorite, a grass to emerald color and the more rare Demantoid, which are valued for their tremendous clarity and sparkle.
The text is mine and the photo is from the Diamond Jewelry Pedia