Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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Sunday, October 17, 2010
Splendid Little Stars handpaints and dyes her own cottons and silks to make fun and useful scarves, hats and outfits for those of all ages. She has over 20 years experience, so you will know you're getting top quality gifts for yourself or for your loved one. Since she hand dyes and paints all her creations and custom creations, no two are alike. That just adds more special to that gift.adorable earrings. The angels are some of my favorites that are perfect for the holidays.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
This weeks Featured Artisan is Elly's Creations! Beautiful creations!
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Thursday, October 7, 2010
Tigers eye is a member of the quartz family and is considered semi-precious. True tigers eye in it's natural state is the golden variety we are so accustomed to. On some occasions due to the wonders of nature (for the scientists out there - fibers of the mineral crocidolite are replaced by insufficient silica), tigers eye can be blue and is known as Hawk's eye in that case (see pendant image).When you see a red toned tigers eye, it has been gently heated. The best tigers eye is cut 'en cabochon'. Tigers eye can be found in South Africa and East Asia and are known to ward off evil and promote clear thinking. This stone is of the mind, not the body and would be great to use for meditation. Are you a Pisces, Gemini or Capricorn or a November birthday? This is your stone.
For the rock tumblers out there. Below is an image of a rough cut tigers eye specimen. Tigers eye is a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. A rough cut of this stone can be easily tumbled with other quartz, agates and jasper stones. Beginner tumbler? This is a good stone to start out with. It will reach it's silky shine easily.
I enjoyed learning about Tigers Eye. I took it fore granted when I'd twist and turn it. Nature is truly a beautiful, mysterious thing.
Sources: Wikipedia, crystal-cure.com, geology.com
Rough tiger’s eye. © iStockphoto / Robert Ellis.
Brown tiger’s eye beads. © iStockphoto / Sohfian Mohamed Kamari.
Hawk's Eye - jegem.com
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
This weeks Featured Artisan is Tina's Treasures! Tina has a wide
variety of handmade creations in her shop! Stop by and see them all!
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