Interviewed! By Fran-Japani!

I had a chance to do this interview for Fran at Fran-Japani. She actually asked me about a month ago, but life had its own plans with getting my daughter ready for moving overseas, and I finally finished the interview last week! I have to say, her intro made me smile and is leaving me…

Silver Lining

A few months ago my daughter commissioned a piece from me, her birthday gift to her BFF. Sooo… Her BFF came over and chose out the stones, arranged the pattern and basically created the entire design herself. It was a rather eclectic choice of colors, but when they were all put together, the grand finale…

Zombie Apocalypse?

Too much Walking Dead maybe?The color suits my complexion and gives great coverage, as well as being a camouflage, just in case, you know, any zombies decide to come sniffing around. The mint scent might put them off too, or at least mask my living human blood scent. But in all seriousness, I got an…

Father’s Day Treasury

Off on a Whim was honored to be part of this collection of Father’s Day gifts from Japan! Many thanks to the curator, Aya1Gou for choosing us! Click through to the collection to see all pieces included…and check below for a sampling: Father’s Day from Japan Men’s Wrap Bracelet from Off on a Whim: Men’s…

Morganite: The Pink Beryl

Such a lovely and soft pale pink, morganite is a rare stone that can be hard to find. Part of the Beryl family, from which comes the emerald, it was first discovered off the coast of Madagascar in 1910. For awhile it was simply called Pink Beryl, but renamed Morganite the following year in honor…