Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thankful Thursday #68



I am so thankful for so many things everyday.

Although it hasn't felt like October in Georgia, we are definitely in the month of all things spooky and even spookier, getting close to Christmas.  Time has no mercy and just goes so fast, doesn't it?

Different gemstones remind me of different times of the year.  Beautiful, yellow Heliodor looks like Spring to me.  Rubies and Emeralds look like Christmas.  I love Chrysoprase and Chrysocolla for Fall.  The green reminds me of apples.  I know they are usually associated with red, but I love green apples.  In the right color, they can also look like chocolate mint ice cream!

I have this pair in my Etsy shop with Rose Gold Filled components:


Green Apple Chocolate Chrysoprase










I made this pair last week.  I love the saucer shape and long, statement earrings are so trendy!

Peruvian Chrysocolla 14k Gold Filled Earrings



















I have never gone apple picking, have you?  I think it's crazy I am 48 and have never been. My grandparents used to have apple trees so we would get them there.  I am in north Georgia, but just a little above Atlanta.  There are a few counties more north that have places to pick apples and they have other Fall things to do.  I might have to check one of them out!  When the kids were younger they were always involved in sports on the weekends.  By the time we were done with games, the day was over and everyone was too tired to go pick their own apples.  I find that there are some things we enjoy doing now that they are in their early 20's.  They are still busy with school and work, but kids today are just overwhelmed with extra curricular activities.  Sports used to be fun and a learning experience but they are so competetive today. 

I might have to see if I can get my kids to go with me.  I can promise them a pie from the apples we pick.  That always works!  I can always bribe them with food!

What is your favorite thing about this time of year?  Any advice for a day of apple picking???

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Sugar Skulls Sale!




I love October and Halloween.  The whole month is so fun and I love watching scary movies all month long.

You know what isn't scary?  Cute sugar skulls and a sale!

I made some really cute sugar skull earrings and necklaces.  The sugar skulls are Czech glass beads and the earrings and necklaces are Sterling Silver.  The necklaces are accented by a "magical" Honduran Black Opal nugget.  These nuggets are pretty, but they are magical in that they have all of these galactic, neon colors in them when you shine light on them.  They look like black beads and then all of a sudden, there are so many pretty colors in each one.  I thought the magical part would be fun for Halloween.

The earrings and necklaces are perfect for showing your Halloween spirit in style!  If you can't wear a costume to work or school, these will be fun!

The best part is they are only $25 each and Free Priority Shipping.

Make sure you order yours before they are gone, or Halloween is over.  Time is moving so fast!  It always does, but it seems to just get faster and faster.  I have so many new things I will be adding to my shop.  Normally, you get free shipping on orders $35 and above, but I wanted to do something special with these spooky pieces.  They are more cute than spooky and sugar skulls are in style year round so it isn't a scary fashion risk to wear them any time!

Click on the titles to go straight to the listing or click here for my Etsy shop.




                    Sterling Silver Earrings













Thursday, September 12, 2019

I'm Baaack! Thankful Thursday #67



I am so thankful for so many things everyday.

I'm Baaack.....  Friday the 13th AND A Full Moon

I haven't written a post in months.  I have had a lot going on and will post updates about the things I had going on with my jewelry.  I had my first juried event with a booth at the Atlanta AmericasMart (Atlanta Apparel Mart) July Home and Gift Show.  If you follow me on Instagram, I had videos and posts on the progress getting ready for the show. (My Instagram is in a link on the sidebar.  My name is @sweetteaandsistersllc )

I have been making some new pieces for Fall.  I have also added new charms that I will also be sharing in future posts.

Right now, I am loving everything Moonstone. I just love it and am so drawn to it.  It makes sense because it has always been a family joke how the moon affects me.  If I was acting out when I was younger (and still today- haha!) my mom would look on the calendar to see if it was a full moon and it usually was.  She would also know when it was coming!

I love this time of year.  I am so thankful for Fall and all the memories I have along with it. I am the nerd who loved starting back to school.  When school starts back, I am ready for Fall weather and Halloween. I am in Georgia, though, and we don't always get Fall weather until it is almost Winter. We have had 90 degree temps and that just doesn't feel like football weather. It also causes sweating while trying to enjoy Pumpkin Spice lattes.

I love Halloween and scary movies.  Tomorrow is a full moon and also Friday the 13th. It is a rare event and won't happen again until August 13, 2049.

I have an article that said, "East Coasters last saw a Friday the 13th full moon on June 13, 2014, according to the Falmers' Almanac.  A nationwide Friday the 13th full moon hasn't happened since October 13, 2000."


It is also a micro moon which means the point in the moon's orbit farthest away from the earth so it will be a Harvest Moon, but appear a little smaller making this odd occurrence just a little bit more odd!

Maybe that means the effect it might have on me will be a little smaller!

I have made a few pieces with my Fall gems and getting in the Fall and Halloween spirit.  They are in my Etsy shop and the direct links are in the titles.



Black Moonstone Orange Color Treated Ethiopian Welo Opal 14k Gold Filled Earrings














Black Moonstone Orange Color Treated Ethiopian Welo Opal 14k Gold Filled Necklace















Rainbow Flash Moonstone Orange Color Treated Ethiopian Welo Opal 14k Gold Filled Earrings