What Is Elon Musk’s Favorite Mineral?

Elon Musk is one of the coolest people on earth. He cares about humanity and our planet so much that he invested his millions (now billions) into making our world a better place. Tesla and SpaceX are just two of his successful companies. Tesla is the world's best...

Fluorescent Diamonds

I was browsing the Gemological Institute of America's blog when I came upon a post about fluorescent diamonds. My first gem I had that glows under UV light is Hyalite which gets its glow from trace amounts of uranium. Many minerals glow different colors in UV light,...

Red Garnet

There are many types of Garnet but today I am writing about a luscious type of garnet that is a beautiful shade of red. It ranges from a ruby red to a dark blood red color and with the light hits it just right, it seems to have this inner glow of fire. Red, or...

Tranquillityite

Some Gemstones Are Found Beyond the Stratosphere   Sure you have your meteorites that come crashing into our world with a burning rage of fire that’s quite attention-getting. Yeah, you have Moldavite, the one of a kind tektite that can be cut into gemstones. But...

Driving On Garnet: Story Of Garnetread

Did you know that garnet is being used in tires for both vehicles and aircraft? Learn about Garnetread, and this durable mineral.

One Of My Jewelry Designs Went To SpaceX To Visit The Starship

When I first started wire wrapping, I wasn’t serious about it at all. In fact, Daryl told me, “One day this will make you a lot of money. You can build a business out of this,” I didn’t believe him. I was not business savvy. I wish he could see me now. Not only does...

Working With Hyalite

Hyalite opal is an unusual gem that is beautiful in its own way. Many contain trace amounts of uranium which enable the gem to glow under a UV light. I have a small piece in my own collection that I scored at a gem show in Atlanta back in 2019. Recently, I had a...
Golden Enhydros Are Unique And They Fluoresce

Golden Enhydros Are Unique And They Fluoresce

I have always wanted to include an Enhydro in my crystal, gem and mineral collection. Naturally, my first one is so unique that as a writer for CleanTechnica, it's kind of serendipity. CleanTechnica is the number one news site that covers clean energy and cleantech. I...

Working With Platinum For The First Time

Working With Platinum For The First Time

  I remember sitting with Daryl in his shop one day while he was wrapping something in 14K gold-filled wire for someone. I'd just started learning how to wire wrap and was not anywhere close to the level I am at now. In fact, I was very self-conscious about my...

Working With Hyalite

Working With Hyalite

Hyalite opal is an unusual gem that is beautiful in its own way. Many contain trace amounts of uranium which enable the gem to glow under a UV light. I have a small piece in my own collection that I scored at a gem show in Atlanta back in 2019. Recently, I had a...

Shop Handmade Jewelry By Me

I make beautiful jewelry with gems and minerals. The type of jewelry I make is wire wrapped jewelry and I use a variety of minerals and both base and precious metals. 

I have plenty of unique pieces (mostly pendants) to choose from in my online store.