Wednesday, 26 August 2009
My friends on Creative Connections will have heard of my Rose Quartz fiasco this week.
A couple of weeks ago I created a Custom Healing Necklace for a lady in Australia. It was beautiful and contained Rose Quartz, Lepidolite, Mangano Calcite, Rhodochroisite, Amethyst and Swarovski Crystal.
It was taking a while to arrive and I was concerned that it had got lost. I then received an email from the customer saying that she had received it. I was horrified to find that it had been in Quarantine and the Rose Quartz had turned completely black. She said it looked like Onyx.
I received an email this morning from the lady, she appears to have got to the bottom of it. During July and August letter class mail from India is bulk treated by quarantine with Gamma irradiation before delivery to minimise any potential quarantine risk. Apparently it is all to do with the Hindu festival Rakhi. They will offer her compensation and it should be safe for me to send a replacement.
Can you imagine this with black stones!
So guys, it looks like it is still safe to send Rose Quartz internationally, but it would be best to avoid sending it to Australia during July and August. Just to be on the safe side!
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
I can't believe how bereft I was without my internet connection. It was as though I had lost a body part. I kept having panic attacks about checking my emails!!!! Is that really sad or what!
Still, I'm back now and trying to catch up on everything that I have missed.
I have also started a new social network. Yes, I know we have enough to do. Twitter, Facebook, blogging etc. But this network is just for us crafters. A place that we can all be together and get to know eachother. As I created it I would love everyones ideas about how to make it better, things that we can do. Which of you would like featuring etc.
So please, pop along and join me on Creative Connections It'll be lots of fun.
I would also like to thank Jenn from Wisdom Path Art for coming up with the name. Far better than I was doing.
I'm looking forward to seeing you all on there.
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
So to cheer everyone up, and to celebrate the revamp of the Jewellery Department on my Radiance Crystals Website I am offer two giveways of Swarovski Crystal Earrings. Lets add a bit of Sparkle!!!
One pair is Crystal AB(aurora borealis) and Emerald and the other is Crystal AB and Light Rose.
As usual, please leave a comment stating which pair you would like, follow and if possible add a link to your blog. The winners will be drawn on 31st August. (Lets hope the weather is better by then!)
Mystic Earth is quite busy at the moment (It's wonderful, I am thoroughly enjoying it) I have lots of ideas for new pieces to make but am not getting much time to create them as I have been filling custom orders. I did get chance to whip up a beautiful bracelet the other day though. Wonderful for anyone who is fond of blue. I used gold plated findings for a change as they set off the blue perfectly.
It is created using 8mm Sodalite and luminous cobalt Swarovski Crystals. For anyone who hasn't seen this Swarovski Colour you are missing a treat. They are fabulous, they seem to glow. Unfortunately they are impossible to photograph so you really can't tell how wonderful they are.
Sodalite - Na8[Cl2/(AlSiO4)6]+Be,K,Mg
The meaning of Sodalite is ‘Sodium Stone’ It has been known for about 200 years.
Mentally - Idealism, Self-esteem, mental confusion, rational though, objectivity.
Physically - Throat, larynx and vocal chords. Lowers Blood Pressure, lymphatic system, insomnia.
Chakra - Throat
Just one more thing before I leave you in peace, does anyone know the best way to photograph hanging crystals. I have made some new ones but I can't get any decent pictures????
Saturday, 1 August 2009
The three lucky winners of those lovely gemstones rings have now been chosen by random.org.
They are: (drum roll please!!!!)
The Carnelian ring goes to - Enchanted Quilling
The Turquoise ring goes to - Madam Salami
The Hematite ring goes to - Jennie
Well done ladies, let me have your addresses and I will mail them off to you. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As usual it is a shame for those that didn't win but don't worry, you have the August giveaway to look forward to. Details on that will be posted shortly as I am busy updating my Radiance Crystals website at the moment.
I would also like to announce that Mystic Earth has now gone International. I received my first custom necklace order via my website from Australia yesterday. I've gone global!! Lol.