Aquamarine is a type of beryl, Image courtesy of WikiSource
Aquamarine, how I love you!
A few fun facts and a bit of folklore about March’s birthstone: aquamarine.
- Color: pale blue to deep green; clear to semi-opaque
- Care: store in a dark place and clean with a soft brush and warm, soapy water
- Meanings/Properties: means “sea water,” believed to bring eternal youth and good luck to the wearer
- Uses: encourages happiness, frees the wearer from laziness, and protects one from foes in battle
Click to read more March Birthstone Feature: Aquamarine
Click the image for printable PDF instructions to make your own Sodalite Tassel Necklace designed by Molly Schaller using NEW Bead Gallery® beads available at your local Michaels Store.
The Sodalite Tassel Necklace:
fashion, function, & folklore!
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Reef DIY Jewelry Set – Let’s make a statement this Wednesday with the “Reef Necklace” featuring the new Bead Galley® beads. Believe it or not, this is a beginner necklace. If you can crimp, you can create this stunning necklace. The Reef Necklace is handcrafted using Bead Gallery® amazonite stone 10mm round, green aventurine and amazonite stone sticks and brown wood rondelles 4mm beads. All Bead Gallery® beads and supplies can be purchased on-line or at your local Michaels store.
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March 2017 Inspiration
Halcraft’s Pretty Palette blog hop
March 2017 Pretty Palettes inspiration image
Happy March, Pretty Palette pals! It’s time for the wild weather of March. Here in the midwest, March is filled with wind, rain, sparkling sunshine, and the occasional snow shower. The best part of spring in the midwest is flowers. Whether they’re wildflowers like spring beauties, Dutchman’s breeches, and Jacob’s ladder, or cultivated beauties like daffodils and grape hyacinths, spring flowers bring joy and color to our world. One of my favorite flowers is the tulip. I love all the colors and the shapes this humble bulb is able to produce! Click to read more Pretty Palettes :: March 2017 Inspiration
Happy February, color lovers!
This month’s Pretty Palette inspiration is the blue-green waters and soft cream sand of the Bahamas! The February 2017 reveal is up and ready!
A sandy beach and a turquoise blue ocean: inspiration perfection!
The February 2017 Pretty Palette was made using Coolers.co, a palette generator you can use to create your own color palettes based on a photo of your choice.
The February 2017 Pretty Palette features blues, greens and turquoise of the ocean with the creamy beige of warm sand.
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