Back to fall

Gemstones, Jewelry, Jewelry making, Rings

After this week’s brief burst of pale stone inspiration, and the two chalcedony rings that resulted from it, I’m back in fall mode. Here’s the ring that the amethyst sage agate I posted a few days ago has become. I’m wearing it as I write, and it’s super-comfy and kind of cozy for fall, if a ring can in fact be cozy….I think it’s the warm colors in it that make me feel less chilled. I have two sweaters on and have just shut the windows in my studio. Ahhhh, fall….May even make a fire tonight, in the spirit of staying cozy.

Now we’ll see if all the attributes that agates apparently have take effect on me. See the exhaustive list in my Sept. 24 post, Fall gemstones are surfacing. Watch for further instalments on this….


Fall gemstones are surfacing

Gemstones, Jewelry

It’s another definite fall day in Toronto – crisp, sunny and a light breeze. I’m loving the absence of intense heat and humidity. So are my dogs, especially Otis, the large doodle. He’s been downright puppyish the last few days.

Here’s another gorgeous stone I’ve unearthed in my growing assortment of gemstones waiting to become part of a piece of jewelry. This one’s an Amethyst Sage Agate from Mexico. I’ve been dying to make it into something that showcases its particular warm-hued beauty. And I think the time is now right.

Here’s a bonus: Agate is said to do all sorts of things! It apparently creates an appreciation of nature, provides abundance, soothes emotions and nurtures love. It’s also said to relieve stress, give protection and increase courage. As well, it is believed to create hope, optimism, positive thinking, and make us more easygoing. Maybe agate is the answer to what ails us??? I’ll keep you posted – or let me know if agate’s helped you in any of these ways or others!