Entries by Amy

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Gold & Glamorous

Scene: Spice market, Marrakech, Morocco. Springtime. Ten o’clock on Thursday morning. You hold up your right hand to catch the spice vendor’s attention. The bright, Moroccan sun shines on your ring finger, where you wear a single gold ring. Suddenly, through the sea of red, yellow, and green spices, he sees you. You smile, order […]

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The Birthstones of June

As I mentioned last month, we have four birthstones associated with this month – pearl, alexandrite, moonstone, and agate. Before we get into the 4 gemstones for month of June, let’s start with the other basics. The astrological birthstone for those born this month falls under the zodiac sign of Cancer. The flower for those […]

Go Green With Emeralds

Emerald is the birthstone for those born in May, and the astrological birthstone for those born under the zodiac sign of Gemini.  There are also flowers associated with birth months – the flower for May is hawthorn. The name emerald is derived from the Greek word ‘smaragdos‘ ; and from the French ‘esmeralde’, meaning ‘green […]

Gemstones of April

Next up in the birthstone series – diamond – the birthstone for April and the astrological birthstone for those born under the zodiac sign of Taurus.   Derived from the Greek word ‘adamastos’ the word ‘diamond’  means unbreakable. With a reputation as the hardest substance on earth, the diamond remains a symbol of power and wealth. […]

Aquamarine for Aries

Happy Birthday to all those born in March! The next stone up in my birthstone series is  the gemstone Aquamarine. Aquamarine, the birthstone for March, is also the astrological birthstone for those born under the zodiac sign of Aries.   Derived from Latin word aqua = water,  and marina = the sea, Aquamarine is known […]

Amethyst & Pisces

Happy Birthday to all those born in February!  The next stone up in my birthstone series is  the gemstone Amethyst. Amethyst, the birthstone for February, is also the astrological birthstone for those born under the zodiac sign of Pisces. The word  ‘amethyst’  comes from the Latin word – amethystus –  not intoxicated (or ‘not drunk’ […]

Garnet – The Protector

Being totally obsessed with gemstones, (and anything that sparkles for that matter) it seems only natural to start a blog post series on gemstones and their folklore.  So….here we go!   Garnet, the birthstone for January,  is also the astrological birthstone for those born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius. The word  Garnet  comes from […]

Thursday Studio Space

It is Thursday of my vacation week and I have been a busy bee working on my own biz all week.  Between sewing and catching up on my online class – it has been a full week of fun, but also a bit of overwhelm at times. I have, however, been able to remove that […]