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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Coming Soon!

In process--14k gold and saturated pink Sapphire!  These stones are a glorious berry color, and the 14k solid gold wire sets it off beautifully!  The Crucifix and center are at the caster, so it won't list for a bit, but I wanted you to see the Sapphire...
The Aves are well-cut, faceted 6mm stones, and the Paters will be large, 8mm beads.  All are double wrapped at each end for an unbreakable connection--and the Paters have an extra swirl of solid 14k gold.
I'll update you as it gets closer to completion.

I'm not wrapping beads for a couple of days--I was reaming a bead, enlarging the hole to accept 22g wire, when the drill bit slipped off the bead...right into my thumb.  This was not pleasant.  So, until the swelling goes down and the tenderness abates, I'll be puttering around doing other things.  The cats are happy--more time to be petted and made big over--and I'm looking at some wonderful new bead choices, like some absolute gem quality London Blue Topaz, and a batch of  Pink Amethyst that's out of this world...very fun!  As they say, 'watch this space!'....

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Aqua Fluorite Rosary is in the Shop!

Deep Aqua Blue Fluorite is a stunner in this new Sterling Silver Rosary! It's faceted for sparkle, and complemented with natural, undyed, blue Agate from Brazil. Add a little Moonstone and lots of low tarnish Argentium Sterling Silver and you get an understated and lovely Rosary!

As always, it is unbreakably constructed with double wire wrapping throughout.  And check out the Guardian Angel of the Home medal!
It's in the shop now--to see it, click here!

Mystical Blue Fluorite in a new Rosary

Teal blue Fluorite--faceted for shine--makes a terrific Rosary in Mary's colors! With Paters in natural blue Agate and Moonstone, this all sterling silver Rosary really sings!
Fluorite comes in many colors, but I like the blues best. Here, the intense blue of the Fluorite is enhanced with the sweet, clean blue of the Agate--and a natural, not dyed, Agate from Brazil.  The Paters are capped in silver, then topped off with plump Moonstone for just the right touch of light.  Wrapped in low-tarnish Argentium Sterling Silver, this is an unbreakable Rosary you will hand down the generations!
Should be listing in a day or two--unless I get busy today at the bead board!
 And there's more in the shop at in and see for yourself!

All fur and purr....
All for now,

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Listed--Angelic Seraphinite Rosary

Just listed at -- Forest green Seraphinite and a wonderful Crucifix!
The Crucifix is a wonderful example of a Victorian Cross--filigreed and with two small cherubs at the foot of the Cross. It's large, but not bulky.
And the Seraphinite--glorious, top quality stuff.   It's layers reflect the light--different shimmers from different angles.  It has a lovely glow!
I'll be using this cross again soon--just got it from the caster and LOVE it. It's pricey--but worth every penny. I guarantee you you'll love it,'s a pic in my hand...stop by the shop at and take a closer look!
There's a dynamite new blue fluorite Rosary on the beadboard--and I have some phenomenal pink topaz on its way here--it'll be sparkly and delightful...keep in touch!

The kitties are enjoying the summer, laying in the afternoon sun to toast their fur. Something about the solstice energized them and now, most nights have at least one episode of Kitty Chase 'em played out--always in the wee hours.  You'd think they'd get enough exercise chasing the big horse fly that came down the chimney yesterday...
All for now,

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Magnificent New Crucifix!

Just back from the caster's--a phenomenal new, Victorian Era Crucifix! Note the fine filigree work,and don't miss the two  cherubs!  It is large--3"--but not bulky, and fits nicely in the hand.  And it is a HeartFelt Rosaries exclusive.
For my first Rosary with it, I chose mossy-green Seraphinite.  This gorgeous stone looks different from different angles--it shimmers, a characteristic called chautoyancy (think of moonstone).  Together, they make a totally unique Rosary...coming soon to my Etsy shop!
Also on the bead board, a lovely Blue Fluorite and Sterling Rosary--pictures soon...
All for now--stay tuned

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sleeping Beauty Mine Turquoise Rosary Listed!

Just Listed--
Brilliant blue Turquoise from the now closed Sleeping Beauty mine.  With its matrix-free composition and stunning color, this is considered by many to be the finest Turquoise on the planet--and it comes from right here in the US.  Supplies are rapidly dwindling of this fine stone, and prices are skyrocketing.  I have two strands and two only, so take advantage while it's available.
Also note the Art Nouveau era Crucifix and center--delightful!
It's pricey, but worth see the listing, click here!

You may notice my photos are not up to my usual tru-color task light died and I'm waiting for a new one--hopefully better made! Until it arrives, please bear with me!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Soon! Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Rosary!

Recognized as one of the (if not THE) finest finds of Turquoise on the planet, Sleeping Beauty Mine has provided this fine, matrix free, turquoise for years--but the mine is closed now, and it is harder and harder to find this gorgeous, perfectly turquoise Turquoise at any price.  But I now have two strands of it!
Yes, it IS that brilliant a blue!  I've paired my first strand with Sterling in the Southwestern tradition, and will be listing this week.  It will be a traditional sized Rosary, wrapped securely, silky smooth and absolutely stunning.

I do currently have access to a single strand of 8mm beads that would make  a one-of-a-kind Rosary--contact me if you are interested, and prepared for sticker shock...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Toasted White Turquoise and Red Tiger Eye!

Newly listed in my Etsy shop--aback-to-the-basics, elegant Bronze Rosary with a Saint Benedict medal Crucifix--
The Tiger Eye is glorious--red-brown, with a line of refracted color that changes as the bead is turned. And the White Turquoise was toasted to a creamy color in my oven!
To see the listing, click here! 

Here is info on the medal itself, from the Order of St Benedict site: St Benedict is on the front; "On the back of the medal, the cross is dominant. On the arms of the cross are the initial letters of a rhythmic Latin prayer: Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Nunquam draco sit mihi dux! (May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my guide!).
In the angles of the cross, the letters C S P B stand for Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti (The cross of our holy father Benedict).
Above the cross is the word pax (peace), that has been a Benedictine motto for centuries. Around the margin of the back of the medal, the letters V R S N S M V - S M Q L I V B are the initial letters, as mentioned above, of a Latin prayer of exorcism against Satan: Vade retro Satana! Nunquam suade mihi vana! Sunt mala quae libas. Ipse venena bibas! (Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is evil. Drink the poison yourself!)"

I spilled beads today, something the Kitties relish--kitty play heaven! I found as many as I could, but I'm not worried about the lost ones--the kitties are great for finding them, one by one, and batting them around the room till I retrieve them. A good time is had by all...