Halloween in Japan!

Japan doesn’t really do Halloween…at least…not yet anyway! But that really hasn’t stopped me from trying to stir my neighborhoods up into an evening of fun!  After about a month of planning out a Trick or Treat Event, we finally carry out the plan! The Weather God was good to us, gave us the perfect…

Bloodstone

I had a chance to use bloodstone for the first time last week. One of the pieces I was commissioned to create used a New Jade base (from what I understand, this is a Chinese jade, in a natural and undyed state, not as costly as Burmese Jade, but pretty in its own right), with…