Rose Quarts "Love" Pendant

Show someone special how much you love her – maybe your mom, a good gal-pal, a sister, or daughter – with this easy to make rose quartz pendant. Once the pendant is complete, the happy recipient can add it to a sterling chain or even a strand of ribbon would be perfect to dangle this from.

You’ll need:

approx. 1 inch medium weight link chain – 9 links long
1 – 8mm rose quartz round bead
6 – 6mm rose quartz heart beads
4 – 4mm AB bicon crystal beads
11 sterling head pins
1 – 5mm sterling jump ring
Round-nosed pliers
Flat-nosed pliers
Wire cutters

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Wordless Wednesday Jewelry

Okay, I’m not going to be totally wordless because I have to first tell you that I’m posting pictures from the Jewelry Making Forum’s Show & Tell folder on Wednesdays. These rings and pendant were made by Ruby! Now, I can be wordless.

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They Might Be Giants

In case you don’t know much about Arizona’s garden life, we actually do have one. Ever since we moved here, I have wanted an Argentine Giant. They are beautiful cacti, and have these incredible white flowers that bloom at night. And the scent is supposed to be magnificent.

Well, last week we had some landscaping upgrades done, and among those upgrades, I had an Argentine Giant planted in my front yard. Right now is the bloom season for cacti, and my new little baby had what I call “bloom balls” (no dirty jokes!).

I’ve been running outside every morning to see if the largest one had bloomed yet, and sure enough, this morning provided me with this gorgeous delight. And I can verify that the smell is heavenly.

Speaking of giants, I have a slight update on the JAPAC lobbying of Congress regarding the sale of 1+ carat diamonds at Armed Forces Exchanges. This issue caused quite a furor on a certain forum, and the VP of JA responded. He stated that for some time there has always been a rule limiting the PX’s to selling diamonds 1 carat or less, and they are merely lobbying to keep this in place.

Ok, fine. I responded to his statement this morning, and have asked why the PX’s are viewed any differently than other wholesale venues such as Costco, other than Congress can determine what is sold at the PX’s. I don’t know if he’ll respond, but I think more in-depth explanation is needed.


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color changing t shirt

Solar Shield Clothing Collection

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