Gemstones – Prehnite

The gemstone Prehnite was named for its discoverer, Colonel Hendrik von Prehn (1733-1785), a Dutch mineralogist and an early governor of the Cape of Good Hope colony. Prehnite’s minty green hue offers an intriguing luster, ranging from shiny to pearlescent, and sometimes seems to glow in the sun.  Prehnite most often occurs as rounded or […]

27 Facts You Might Not Know about Copper

What is copper - history, uses, properties

Copper is an essential mineral found in plant life and in the human body and it is also a metal alloy with a reddish-orange color. The use of copper dates back over 10,000 years. Pure copper is very soft and malleable and is combined with other metals, such as brass and bronze, for use in […]

Ginkgo Leaf Pendant Tutorial

ginkgo leaf necklace tutorial

Make an easy copper ginkgo leaf pendant that has a bit of rustic handmade quality! All you need to know is some basic jewelry making skills (like using pliers and a hammer). Supplies: copper sheet, 24 gauge (or, you can buy the plain copper ginkgo leaf from my shop) copper wire, 22 or 20 and […]

3 Big Jewelry Trends You Must Know for 2017

Statement Necklaces There is a lot of big and bold going on in the jewelry arena! The first big one is Statement necklaces. Forget the small and simple pendants because it is time for those statement ones. Statement pendants are undoubtedly catchier than the tiny ones. You can try wearing those statement pendants and necklaces […]

Fashion Trends 2017

Greenery color of the year 2017 trends

It seems that this year is all about green, because it is the selected Pantone color of the year, and also blues in various tones, and, continuing presence of pink (oh I love that!). Artistic patterns are in, as well as geometric, so anything using lots of color variation and random pattern, go for it! […]