Come in and support National Small Business Week!

National Small Business Week is held during the first week of May, bringing attention to all the small businesses in the US. President John F. Kennedy started it by calling for the celebration of small businesses. Every year since, there have been functions and conventions held to promote small businesses and help first time owners or … Continue Reading

Jet – The other coal you can wear as jewelry

Today’s Arbor Day! The day to celebrate trees and their many gifts to humankind. Everyone knows they produce amber, even if it is over the course of millions of years. Not everyone knows that they are also the source of the black gemstone jet. Jet differs from a lot of gemstones because it’s not actually a … Continue Reading

April Cuspians

April 21 was the first day of Taurus, the first earth sign of the Greek Zodiac. People born between April 20 and May 20 are generally patient, reliable, honest as they are practical, and welcome hard work. However, this patience can turn to an uncompromising stubbornness, since they will never quit, even when they really … Continue Reading

Coming this April: Gemstone Strand Sale and Brand New Classes!

We love spring! Just to prove it, this April we’re having a sale to jump start creativity and, if that doesn’t work, we’ve got brand new classes coming your way. Sale on All Gemstone Strands! Nope, that’s not an April Fool’s joke. This month, all our gemstone strands are on sale. If you buy 2, you get … Continue Reading

What is a bindrune? How does it work?

Runes are everywhere. The strange “B” symbol for Bluetooth is made up of runes. Videogames use them in their skill trees. They are everywhere in the form of tattoos. So, what are they used for? They’re largely used for talismans, a token to help the user find better luck, love, or their missing keys. There … Continue Reading

Green, Color Theory, and You

It’s that time of year again! The time of year for spring cleaning and maybe repainting a room, or two, since you’re rearranging everything, anyway. Or maybe you’re thinking of replacing a few items in your closet that’s starting to look a tad shabby. Maybe you want to start a new project and just don’t … Continue Reading