The Amazing Journey

Stones are amazing, each one unique, each one perfect, each one imperfect, each one has a story to tell about its own journey through life, through ages, what it’s seen, what it’s experienced, what it’s been part of. Each one is full of color and life, and each one has something to offer its temporary…

Faceted Stones

Cut more like a gemstone, these have more sparkle and shine than a regular round stone, and of course, are more costly than regular rounds, but oh so pretty in the light! Picked a few up to start working into my pieces…more sparkle, more beauty!

Visiting Downtown

I manage to get down to the Osaka wholesale district once a month or so to check out stones, cabachons, findings, anything interesting! It’s a whole-day event, starting at Hommachi Station and walking 3 stations down to Namba. So many distractions, shops to spend money at, people to stare at, food to eat. There’s a…

Red Light Paper Piecing

I drive, a lot, every week, on crowded streets with lots of red lights, some of them a minute long, or so it feels! So, besides an awesome audio book to keep me company, and so I don’t break any traffic laws playing on my iPad while driving, I do…. Paper Piecing! I keep a…

Moon and Dreams Upgrade

A custom request for the popular Moon and Dreams single wrap, but with more garnet in it…I removed some hematite, added one more garnet to each accent set, it’s quite a lovely little gift! Little more expensive than the original, but quite worth it!

January’s Birthstone: Garnet

January has come, bringing the garnet! A deep and rich red which almost looks black in the shade, the garnet is a strong stone, bringing the wearer self-confidence, willpower and perseverance. Associated with the thyroid and spleen, it is also a stone for deep meditation. Good for business, it attracts success and gives vitality needed…

Doll Quilts!

I love sewing! Every so often I just have to do it! Stayed up till 1am last night working on this doll quilt for one of the dolls in my life who is turning 3 soon. Kit is courtesy of my Mom via the Temecula Quilt Company who makes some wonderful stuff! Next visit to…