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All posts tagged "gem profile"
Gem Profile July 5: Glass, Crystal and Quartz.
by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com Glass, Quartz & Crystal Shop Quartz and Crystal Happy Fourth of July! Since it’s a holiday weekend, and we have been busy watching parades, fireworks, wearing red, white and blue and singing patriotic...
- Posted July 5, 2013
Gem Profile June 21: Rutilated Quartz
by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com Rutilated Quartz Shop Rutilated Quartz Beads This week I thought we’d try something a bit different. We’re going to take a look at two different types of minerals with different chemical compositions, hardness and...
- Posted June 21, 2013
Gem Profile June 7: What is Rhyolite?
by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com Rhyolite Shop Rhyolite Beads When I was a child, my family took a vacation to Yellowstone every year where I ended up with more pictures of the rocks than of the geysers. One...
- Posted June 7, 2013
Gem Profile May 31: What is Dumortierite?
by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com Dumortierite Shop Dumortierite Beads Last week, I took my car to the shop because it was not running very well and would feel like it was misfiring when I hit about 40mph. I...
- Posted May 31, 2013
Gem Profile: What is Serpentine?
by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com Serpentine Shop Serpentine Cabochons As we’ve progressed through these profiles, you’ve probably noticed that the naming of stones can be pretty varied and interesting. Some are named after people; some have names derived...
- Posted May 24, 2013
Gem Profile: What is Seraphinite?
by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com Seraphinite Shop Seraphinite Beads I like baking. I like taking different ingredients, especially chocolate, mixing them all together, subjecting it to heat and coming up with something wonderful in the end. Rocks are...
- Posted May 17, 2013
Gem Profile: About Larimar
by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com All About Larimar Shop New Bead Selection | Shop for a Larimar Cabochon| Shop All Cabochons I’ve often wondered if I love volcanoes because of the beautiful rocks that come from the process,...
- Posted May 10, 2013
Gem Profile May 3: Apatite
by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com All About Apatite Shop New Bead Selection | Shop Apatite beads| Shop All Cabochons We’ve all played the game “One of these things is not like the other …” OK, here goes: fertilizer,...
- Posted May 3, 2013
Gem Profile Apr. 26: Name that Rock!
by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com Gem Profile Contest for April 26, 2013 You know the deal: it’s time to identify 8 rocks from recent gem profiles for the chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Wire-Sculpture.com. The...
- Posted April 26, 2013
Gem Profile Apr. 19: Peridot
by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com Olivine and Peridot Shop Peridot Cabochons | Shop Peridot CZ Stones In a previous Gem Profile we discussed Basalt, that bland black rock that makes up magma and lava, as being the most...
- Posted April 19, 2013
Gem Profile Apr. 12: Diamond
by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com Diamond Shop Diamond CZ Stones | Shop Quartz Gems | Shop White Topaz Gems “Diamonds are Forever” is a phrase you have heard from DeBeers to James Bond, and it fits, because diamonds...
- Posted April 12, 2013
Gem Profile Apr. 5: Goldstone
by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com Goldstone Shop Goldstone Beads | Shop Goldstone Cabochons I’ve always liked goldstone; it’s not really gold, and it’s not really a stone, but it sure is pretty! So, if goldstone isn’t really gold...
- Posted April 5, 2013
Gem Profile Mar. 29: Unakite
by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com Unakite Shop Unakite Beads| Shop Unakite Cabochons Unakite (pronounced you-na-kite) is a beautiful green and salmon-pink metamorphic stone. Unakite is an altered form of granite, classified as an Epidote. Epidote is crystallized in...
- Posted March 29, 2013
Gem Profile Mar. 15: Where Paua and Abalone Come From
by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com Nautilus, Abalone, Paua, & Pinctada Maxima: The Cephalopods, Bivalves, and Gastropods` Shells used in Jewelry Shop Mother of Pearl Cabochons | Shop Shell Cameos | Shop Mother of Pearl Beads | Shop Mother...
- Posted March 15, 2013
Gem Profile Mar. 8: Mother of Pearl
by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com Mother of Pearl Shop Mother of Pearl Cabochons| Shop Shell Cameos | Shop Mother of Pearl Beads So, I have been sitting her singing “Molly Malone” to myself as I’ve been writing this...
- Posted March 8, 2013
Gem Profile Mar. 1: Lepidolite and Sugilite
by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com Lepidolite and Sugilite Shop Lepidolite Beads| Shop Flower Sugilite Cabochons Purple is one of my favorite colors and always has been. Purple comes in many exciting, relaxing and fun shades from the muted...
- Posted March 1, 2013