New Additions to the Bella Luna Collection!!

Hello Tribe, it’s been awhile, but please forgive me, I have using every spare moment to get into the studio!!  Just thought I would share some of my latest creations.

If you like what you see, click on the Shop tab in the menu and it will take you right to where you can view all of the latest additions!!  See you soon!!!

 

 

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Shop Update!!

The shop has been updated and I am happy to announce the first piece of my Bella Luna Collection ~

The Bella Luna collection is dedicated to the memory of my mom, who taught me to love the moon in all her phases and to understand the magic and power she possesses.

~ guardare la bella mamma luna ~ look at the beautiful moon mama ~

The first piece is a two sided pendant called The Crone and Maiden.  The maiden is the young moon growing into the full moon phase. The crone is the older moon past full, but still shining brightly and full of wisdom.

  ….be watching for new additions to this collection and make sure to visit the shop to check out all the new treasures waiting for you!!

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Have a beautiful Day!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April’s Birthstone

The April Birthstone is…

Not a big surprise here…I’m sure most of you already know the modern birthstone for all you April Babes…you guessed it, DIAMOND! Hmm…did I just miss a April Fools Day prank?  Oh well!!

But did you know the beautiful stone we know today as the ‘engagement’ stone did not become so until about 1930 when the DeBeers diamond mining company started a advertising campaign that is still used today?  How about that little nugget of marketing genius?

I’m not going to get into a whole article about diamonds, you can poke around the internet and learn everything you need to know about the colorless sparkly thing we have come to know as diamond – but, since we are talking birthstones here, I need to tell you there many many more shades of diamond that you may not know about. The most well know of these colorful

varieties is the Hope Diamond, also known as Le Bijou du Roi (“the King’s Jewel”).

Hope Diamond

 

The variety of shades available has allowed jewelers to match color names with what’s in vogue, much like the fashion industry does when introducing “new” colors: champagne (brown), pumpkin (orange), canary (yellow), etc.  Yet again a marketing ploy to encourage us to buy these beautiful gems!! LOL

But who could resist these beauties…

 

 

In keeping with our monthly theme…here are the alternative birthstones for April

The traditional birthstone for April is Sapphire ~ remember all the different colors that sapphire comes in?sapphire-colors

 

 

The birthstone associated with the zodiac signs for you April babes are

Aries which we learned last month has a birthstone of Bloodstone

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and Taurus whose birthstone is Emerald.

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More on this beautiful birthstone next month!!

Happy April !!  Remember to check back each month to explore all the different varieties of birthstones.

Check out the shop for birthstone jewelry, sure to please!

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Lots of Goodies in the Works!!

Just a quick glimpse of some of the pieces I’m working on right now…

From the electroforming bench…

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and from the smithing bench… couple of custom orders in this batch, but…some will be available in the next shop update!!

Work in Progress

 

 

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What kind of hat do you wear?

Read This!!! Love Love Love this post by Being Margaret, if your not following her you should! Happy Monday!

Being Margaret

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Recently, I came to the realization that I think with the right side of my brain. OK, well, that’s not entirely true. I always knew I had an artsy side and was more emotional and compulsive than the average, female, hot mess. But, it was not until my early 50’s that I admitted to myself and acknowledged that yes, I am a right sided thinker.

It’s not that there is anything odd or unusual about a person who ignores the left side of their brain. It’s just that by acknowledging that you are indeed a creative person, you subconsciously end up putting pressure on yourself.

What am I, an artist? A Writer? An actress or filmmaker? A musician?

Let’s go back a bit….. By the time I hit my early 50’s, my boys were (for the most part) grown and on their own. I found myself with lots of time…

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And The March Birthstone Is….

And the March Birthstone Is…

Hold on, this is going to be a wild ride!  I think you will be surprised to find out what the alternative birthstones are, but let’s start with the modern stone which is Aquamarine.

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Aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua marinus, which translates to “water of the sea,” and refers to its sparkling ocean-like color. We can thank the iron oxides within the chemical makeup of this stone for its beautiful bluish green color.

In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. Oooh, mermaid jewelry alert!!  rough-aquamarine

Look at this gorgeous rings!!  Of course, these were made with an aqua aura crystal, but it is for sure, mermaid jewelry!!!

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Moving on from modern to traditional let me introduce you to Bloodstone. I know, the name sounds odd, but this is a gorgeous stone!

bloodstone-tumbled-stonesIn the ancient world, Bloodstone (Heliotrope)

was considered to be the most beautiful

of the Jaspers, a deep, earthy green gem

emboldened with spots of bright red.bloodstone-arrowhead-pendant-3

Now let’s take a look at an alternative birthstone derived from your birth sign.

March is the month of Pisces and Aries.

We learned last month the stone for Pisces is Amethyst and the stone for Aries is….wait for it…Diamond AND Sapphire!!

did you know that Sapphire comes in a variety of colors? Just look at these beautiful gems, all Sapphire!!!

I know, you’re probably thinking I have lost my mind, but I kid you not…that makes a total of four choices for March…To recap…Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Diamond, and, Sapphire, but I say why choose just one?

Hmmmm…..I think its time to hit the bench to create with these gorgeous stones!!!

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Check Out The Shop Update!!

Freshly Brewed Batch of Rings in the shop!

Click the photo to shop these and more!!

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One of a kind Bohemian Jewelry by Peacock Gypsies

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My Current Inspiration & Obsession

What inspires you? For me, as a jewelry artist, my go to inspiration is nature itself. When I can take a walk or hike and just be at one with my surroundings. To breath in fresh air and to let the outdoors just seep into my soul. I find that something awakens deep within me when I’m able to brush away the grind of daily life and soak in all of what mother nature provides. My focus returns, my thoughts clear, and my muse returns.

Right now, with winter in full swing, it gets a little more difficult to trek outside. My longing grows strong knowing that spring is just around the corner, and I must look within the confines of the inside world to find my muse. That dear friends is when I turn to my beautiful rocks, seashells and gemstones.

Currently I am obsessed with the beauty of Labradorite. It’s beautiful play of color reminds me of rainbows, the Aurora Borealis, the forest floor, and even the churning winter sea. This stone is so versatile it literally exudes beauty!

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The array of colors this beautiful stone comes in is intoxicating and definitely will my stir muse out of hiding!!  My mind is racing just thinking of the possibilities in this little grouping and I cant wait to introduce you to what these beauties will transform into!  I can tell you that right here in this one shot, you are looking at pendants, rings, and a cuff!!!

Find these labradorite treasures in the shop to take home for you very own…

Click on the photo to shop these bohemian inspired treasures!!

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Happy Valentines Day Tribe!!!

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Hearts

…hearts ~

 

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Shop Update

This week’s shop update is complete and there are some show stoppers!!! Here is a preview of whats new…just click on the photo to go shopping!

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Crystal Arrowhead Statement Rings

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Apatite, Peridot, and Spinel Stacking rings

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Amethyst Crystal Cluster Pendant

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Turquoise Dreams Ring

 

 

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