Amethyst – It’s Everywhere

My amethyst blog entry generated an interesting question, asking more about quartz. I’m betting that lots of people would like to know more about it, so instead of detailing another gemstone this time, I’m sharing my quartz answer.

Amethyst Geode

Quartz is the world’s most abundant gemstone; in fact, an amazing 12% of the […]

Amethyst – Purple Beauty

purple rayon chenille handwoven scarf

I love amethyst. I’m a real purple person, attracted to this color in all its many shades and forms, whether I’m looking at gemstones or clothing, wall colors or furniture. (You could certainly have guessed that simply by the colors of this blog.) The color of royalty and nobility, […]

Talisman Tales

After that first talisman for little Ben, I was inspired to make talismans for family and friends who were having particular problems. Let me share just a few of them with you here.

garnet, amethyst, and rose quartz

I made an easy-to-wear stretchy bracelet of amethyst, garnet, and rose quartz for an anxious new […]

My First Talisman

I’d been making jewelry for a few years when the opportunity for creating a healing talisman presented itself. One of my dearest friends, who happens to be a skilled herbalist, had a little grandson who was troubled by night terrors. Benjamin’s mom would sing, rock, and otherwise try to soothe him when he woke in […]