Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Its been one year...

I have been a member of this wonderful community for one year on August 25. I am so glad I found out about the hive. I've met alot of great people and learned amazing things. 
This site has gotten me to blog..lol I only had 2 or 3 blogs b4 I joined the hive. I love sharing new things with other people .  

I thought this would be a great time to have another Etsy Treasury search. I had one a few months ago I think. 

I want to show case all the wonderful, talented people here at the hive...... so if there is anything you want to show off... post the etsy shop link to the item. I will make the Treasury on Friday!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Football season has begun....

And me being a jewelry designer...  I made some beaded football earrings to celebrate!! 
I am not a big football fan. Being in a family who likes the New England Patriots, I have to lie and say I am bummed they lost or happy they won...honestly, I just dont care....lol 

I will be selling each pair for $10. I can add your fave team colors on the bottom. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

mmm blog soup

This will be my first time participating in Lori Anderson's Bead Soup  . Check out her blog HERE.

My blog partner is Julie Jones. find her blog HERE.

This is what I sent her.... No one can know what it looks like til after she get it....
I wonder what it could be :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Big Sale !!!

35% off sale. I am closing my Artfire shop next week. please take advantage of the sale and free U.S. shipping. :)

ErinsJewelryCreations on Artfire.com

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gemstones for the days of the week.

Gemstones for Each Day of the Week
  • Sunday: Topaz
  • Monday: Pearl
  • Tuesday: Ruby
  • Wednesday: Amethyst
  • Thursday: Sapphire
  • Friday: Carnelian
  • Saturday: Turquoise

Let me know what your birthday is... including the year if you dont know what day you were born on,  and I will let you know what your gemstone is :) 
I was born on a Wednesday so my gemstone is  Amethyst! 

Anniversary Stones

1st Anniversary: Gold Jewelry
2nd Anniversary: Garnet (all colors)
3rd Anniversary: Pearls
4th Anniversary: Blue Topaz
5th Anniversary: Sapphire (all colors)
6th Anniversary: Amethyst
7th Anniversary: Onyx
8th Anniversary: Tourmaline (all colors)
9th Anniversary: Lapis Lazuli
10th Anniversary: Diamond Jewelry
11th Anniversary: Turquoise
12th Anniversary: Jade or Agate
13th Anniversary: Citrine or Moonstone
14th Anniversary: Opal or Moss Agate
15th Anniversary: Ruby
16th Anniversary: Peridot or Topaz (all colors)
17th Anniversary: Amethyst
18th Anniversary: Garnet
19th Anniversary: Aquamarine
20th Anniversary: Emerald
21st Anniversary: Iolite
22nd Anniversary: Spinel (all colors)
23rd Anniversary: Sapphire
24th Anniversary: Tanzanite
25th Anniversary: Silver Jubilee
26th Anniversary: Star Sapphire
30th Anniversary: Pearl Jubilee
35th Anniversary: Emerald or Coral
39th Anniversary: Cat's Eye
40th Anniversary: Ruby
45th Anniversary: Sapphire or Alexandrite
50th Anniversary: Golden Jubilee
52nd Anniversary: Star Ruby
55th Anniversary: Alexandrite or Emerald
60th Anniversary: Diamond Jubilee
65th Anniversary: Star Sapphire
75th Anniversary: Diamond

August Birthstone

August Birthstone : Peridot

Birthstone Color: Yellow Green

August birthstone
If fire appears to leap from the vibrant green surface of the Peridot, this may be because this gem is formed as a result of volcanic activity.  Many years ago, natives discovered Peridot crystals in the black sands of Hawaii, explaining their presence as tears shed by Pele, the volcano goddess.  Throughout history, August's birthstone has been used as a means to connect with nature.  Early Egyptian priests drank a stimulating beverage called Soma from cups made of Peridot, believing this practice to draw them closer to Isis, the  goddess of nature.
The name Peridot comes from the Arabic word "faridat," meaning gem. Ancient Egyptians called them the "gem of the sun," because of their dazzling brilliance when seen in the desert sun.  It was believed that the Peridot glowed with light even as darkness fell, which is why miners were said to have scouted for these gems during the night, marking their location, and returning in the light of day to retrieve them.  Perhaps this legendary mining method is the reason that the Peridot is sometimes called  "evening emerald."
Peridot is a mineral named Olivine, which is found in a variety of greens, ranging from light yellowish green to a dark olive.  Early mining for this gem was done on Saint John's Island near Egypt around 1500 BC.  The green crystal was considered protective against evil and when set in gold, especially helpful against night terrors.  It was ground to powder and used as a remedy for asthma and as a cure for thirst brought on by fever.  Today, Peridot is mined in Burma, Norway, Brazil, Australia, Hawaii, the Congo, and in Arizona. 
The force of nature is alive within a Peridot, making a gift of this gemstone symbolic of vitality.  It signifies strength, both individual and within a relationship, as well as the promise of new growth in years ahead.

Alternate August Birthstone 

An alternate birthstone for August, Sardonyx is a type of translucent or opaque quartz with alternating parallel bands of brownish red and white. This stone was worn as a talisman by the Egyptians to protect against infections and evil.  Today it is highly polished and carved into beautiful beads and cameos.  Sardonyx is mined in India, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Brazil and Uruguay.  A gift of this stone is considered  symbolic of happiness within a relationship.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Its finished....

Although its not a full domain I am very proud that I now have my "own" website on weebly. Everything is all in one place and it didn't cost me anything :)
have a look..... tell me what you think. 

Erin's Jewelry Creations
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