I am on a self-imposed 'no more stones' kick - I have been forsaking things like paying for a haircut and getting a fabulous new winter coat in order to keep myself bedazzled by the art inside the earth...
I think my life needs more balance, and so no more stones, after this next round of orders I've already placed.
I am also thinking of offering a different way to make rings: quite frankly, they are not selling well in the shop, but custom rings most assuredly are.
What I was thinking of doing was offering a stone with a general price of what it would be to set it in a custom piece (doesn't have to be a ring, obviously with price changes if someone wanted it set into a giant swath of silver, etc....) what do you guys think of that idea?
Feedback from you is always immensely helpful and appreciated.
Everyone just has that special stone they feel immediately and painfully attracted to, and I want them to be able to have it!
Like this amazing agua nueva with a desert dust storm scene - tumultuous and strangely calm, watching nature's intensity and seeing beauty in it.
This insanely large and river-like boulder opal (neat side fact: it has a divot right in the middle as this kind of opal is very 'landscape-y' and has hills - well, instead of filing the firey opal right off to get an even plane, they left a divot in the center: gives it amazing character.)
And lastly a mookaite with a natural red 'x'. Uhh!!! It makes me want to run ten miles in the snow, which is something I never, even want to do - it's just got that much strong masculine energy in it.
There is a strong sense of protection in this stone.
These stones are just examples of how different and divergent tastes can be: colors, textures, patterns that really fill in a chink in our souls, make us feel whole by providing an energy we crave.