Tuesday, February 3, 2015

I want to thank all of you for getting me through January, and now, we can get all fired-up for February.  Some of my friends are going to the Tuscon Show (the ultimate bead and gem show)and Gem Faire.  This is definitely the month for getting new stones and beads to make wonderful new creations, to get this year started right. Sooooooooo many beads, so little time.

We had a fantastic "Stamping on Metal" class (really, a party), and everyone wanted to get together again.  On Friday night, February 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., bring in one of your projects and a finger food, and let's have some more fun.  Please call ahead so that I can be sure that there are enough seats for everyone.  Think of a clever name, and let's do this every month.


Purple amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate and soothe the mind and emotions.  It is a semi-precious stone by today's classifications, but to the ancients, it was a "Gem of Fire," a Precious Stone, worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond.  It has always been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god, and is the traditional birthstone of this month.  It is the stone of St. Valentine, and faithful love, and signifies ecclesiastical dignity as the Bishop's Stone.  It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity, and spirituality, yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety.

( Taken from Crystal Vaults)

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So, during this month, I'll be marking Amethyst beads and strands 20% off, and all Amethyst finished jewelry will be 10% off.  Be sure to come in and check them out, and even stick around and make something beautiful to wear.

Monday, January 5, 2015


2/4/15, Wed. 6-8:30 p.m., $30
Easy Earrings

2/11/15, Wed. 6-8:30 p.m., $35
Wired Heart Pendant

2/18/15, Wed. 6-8:30 p.m., $45
Beginning Wire-Wrapping

2/25/15, Wed. 6-8:30 p.m., $35
Cutting up Chain Necklace

(All classes include materials)

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Wedding Jewelry

I have an amazing amount of pearls, crystals, and other beads for making jewelry for the bride and her party, mother of the bride, flower girl, etc. I can design for you, if you're not up to the task, and can work with any budget. If you'd like, we can come up with bridesmaid's jewelry that will double as their gift from you. I also like to design jewelry from old family pieces that have sentimental value and meaning. You'll feel like a princess, wearing your own unique jewelry on your big day.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

About My Store

In July, 2008, I quietly opened my store, realizing a dream that I'd had for several years. After some years of struggling to find my niche, I was able (with the help of family and friends) to start my business. I love teaching classes, doing repairs, designing, making custom jewelry, and selling the beads and findings so that everyone can make their own creations. I want all of my customers to know how much I appreciate their patronage. I know how hard it's been the past couple of years, and I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has helped me with my passion.

I am also selling my jewelry at the Gallery at the Network, and appreciate how they promote me (with the other artists in the gallery), to the downtown customers. They have been my connection to downtown, since my store is in a small business complex. I have added many new jewelry designers to the store, and have some new accessories, also.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Please be sure to drop by, for a visit, some "bead therapy", or for an original piece of handmade jewelry.  Please keep S.L.O.'s small businesses going and growing.

Sunday, September 7, 2008