Saturday, December 27, 2008


Don't you wish you were going to the tropics more often?
Just contemplating the beautiful turquoise waters, in a sunny day , laying on the sand under the palm trees..
Think about it, but a ticket and fly or, just get these lovely sterling silver earrings with chalcedony gemstones.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


This should help you take good photos of jewelry and other small objects on a budget by making your own light box from a recycled card box
easy to construct and use!


12x12x12 box
14 x 10 piece of plexy glass or glass
a knife
background paper (scrapbooking paper is great from craft store)
wax paper
60-100 watt light

How to put it all together:

1) Take your 12x12x12 box and cut out one side. Keep the bottom of
your box intact.

2) (open side you just cut out) Measure 9 inches from the bottom and
make a slit all the way to the back of the box on both sides. Do not
cut the back of the box.

3) Slide your glass into the slits of the box

4) Take the wax paper and tape it over the light source. The
wax paper is used to defuse the light.

5) Aim the light towards the opening of your box.

6) Lay your background on the bottom of your box as your background.

7) Shine your light into to open area of the box. Take your photos from the
back of the box... with the light facing you.

Your camera should focus on the jewelry or small object, use your macro setting if your camera gas one.
The background will become fuzzy due to the distance of the background from
the object.

with permission by

Monday, December 22, 2008

Alternative birthstones list

The Traditional Birthstone list has some variations on the most common list.
This list  shows some societal birthstone traditions, many going back to the 15th C.
Garnet and 22K gold ring

January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Bloodstone
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Moonstone
July - Ruby
August - Sardonyx
September - Sapphire
October - Tourmaline
November - Citrine
December - Turquoise

many stones come in several colours of the spectrum.
Garnet, for example, which is so often regarded as being simply red, is in fact also available in green, orange, yellow, white and purple – virtually every colour in the rainbow except blue.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


There have been many different sets of birthstones used throughout history and in different cultures.
This is the list most commonly used nowadays:
January's Birthstone Garnet
February's Birthstone Amethyst
March's Birthstone Aquamarine
April's Birthstone Diamond
May's Birthstone Emerald
June's Birthstone Pearl
July's Birthstone Ruby
August's Birthstone Peridot
September's Birthstone Sapphire
October's Birthstone Opal
November's Birthstone Topaz
December's Birthstone Turquoise

Ring a ling

amazing rings in stock and made to order by kalicat  and other talented jewellers selected by Cindy

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hospice boosted by jewellery sale cash

Hospice boosted by jewellery sale cash - Source Hereford Times
7:30pm Wednesday 3rd December 2008

MORE than £300 was raised in aid of charity at a jewellery sale in Hereford last week.
Emma Plunkett, who has an imported jewellery business in London, brought a selection of Indian jewellery to Sybella Kirkbride’s house in Bishopstone to raise money for St Michael’s Hospice.
Emma and Sybella spent nearly a year in India before they went to university and it inspired her to set up her business.
“It was just brilliant that Sybella and Emma wanted to support St Michael’s in this way,” said Helen Cotterell, fundraising consultant for St Michael’s.
“Emma has a lot of dealings with a hospice in India and she was just so happy to also support our local hospice with her sale.”

Monday, December 15, 2008

Zodiac Gemstones

Some Gemstones have come to be associated with the twelve signs of the zodiac. Those born under a particular sign are thought by some people to be influenced by that sign and to share common traits, emphasized by wearing their zodiac stones.
kalicat topaz ear studs earrings

Here is a list of Zodiac stones:
Aquarius (January 22 - February 18): Amethyst and Moonstone
Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Aquamarine
Aries (March 21 - April 19): Diamond
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Emerald
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Rock Crystal
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Pearl
Leo (July 23 - August 23): Onyx
Virgo (August 24 - September 22): Sapphire
Libra (September 23 - October 23): Zircon
Scorpio (October 24 - November 21): Opal
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Topaz
Capricorn (December 22 - January 21): Garnet and aquamarine

Friday, December 12, 2008

Call - Lark Jewelry Books

Everyone Should Send an Image for the Next Lark 500 Jewelry Book -- Great Publicity for Jewelry Designers
Totally cool... I've been chosen to jury the next in the 500 Series by Lark Books!
They are seeking high-quality images of jewelry featuring gems and stones to publish in an international juried collection.
Diverse materials, from rough, natural stones to fully faceted precious gems, are desired. All stones, designs and setting styles are welcome. All jewelry forms, such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and brooches will be considered.
There is no entry fee.
Download Entry Form from the Lark Books website.
Don't miss out on this great, free opportunity to be part of this beautiful book. I'm really looking forward to seeing your entry when I go to Asheville to do the jurying.
Entry Deadline: December 12, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

tribute to ♥ shhexycorin ♥

Could not resist blogging about this amazing pair of life FISh earrings in baubles ...
"the goldfish earrings *are* real fish. being a slave to fashion, he replaces then with different fish every so often so they match his *kawaii* outfits. ^^"

Thursday, December 4, 2008

@Late - Museum of London

Come and enjoy Christmas carols and amazing shopping at the

Catherine Marche will be exhibiting her latest Jewellery alongside talented individuals like Amy Hutchings - textiles, Angie Boothroyd - Jewellery, Alexandra Simpson - Jewellery ...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

MOCA shop

A fantastic venue is going to sell my work
Thank you MOCA Shop


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