One of the most wonderful gifts...
One of the most wonderful gifts the stone world has gifted me is the children.
I had no idea when I start cutting stones
that I would have the opportunity to be connected to so many amazing kids!
To be a part of their lives over the years is exquisite!
They started with their first beads in many different ways
Their mama wearing a birthing necklace when they where born
or being gifted by a friend for their birthday.
Many where gifted their first beads by their pre-school teacher Gina of Harmony.
Gina comes to the studio every year
to pick out a stone for each child that is "graduating" from Harmony...
she calls it giving them their wings.
Many have added to their bead necklaces every year, on birthdays or special moments...
A first performance, graduating from grade school, or the arrival of their moon cycle.
To watch the pieces grow as they have...
The love and appreciation I have for the these amazing beings
who continually break my heart open with their beautiful hearts is unmeasurable.
So much gratitude for these unexpected years of connection and love.
Also in Musings
HONDURAN BLACK OPAL
Honduran Black Opal is rare and unusual.
A unicorn of the gem world.
This seemingly simple grey/black stone
flashes a rainbow of color when the sun shines on its face
allowing you a window into its mysterious world...
GEM SILICAGem Silica is a blue green and most rare variety of chalcedony...
A highly silicated form of chrysocolla.
This particular piece
came from high in the Andes of Peru
and it's color and quality are amazing...