Hey everyone – Gather up your yarn, beads, fabric, thread, tools and other toys – it’s national craft month and time to have a little fun! It’s a great month to lose yourself in your favorite activity or maybe even try something new. In celebrating National Craft Month, I thought I’d take a few moments and […]
The Tucson Gem Show is almost here! What is the Tucson Gem Show, you might be asking yourself? It’s the oldest and largest gem and mineral show in the world, started in the 1970s. And, technically, it’s not ‘a’ gem show; it’s actually comprised of over 50 different gem and mineral shows. In essence, the […]
I have to confess something… I don’t make the most spectacular jewelry in the world. I have an analytical brain that is constantly in problem-solving, logical, perfectionist mode. HOWEVER, when I am finished creating a piece of jewelry, it doesn’t look half bad, and the process of transforming a heap of metal and some stones […]
Welcome to SparkleSwap, and my first ever blog post! I thought I’d share a little bit about who I am, how the idea for SparkleSwap came about, and how SparkleSwap can benefit YOU!