Driving On Garnet: Story Of Garnetread

Driving On Garnet: Story Of Garnetread

Last year, James Scheller from Garnetread reached out to me via Twitter. He had a really cool use for garnets and wanted to send me a sample to blog about. I planned to do this much sooner but life got in the way.  2020 has been hard on a lot of people and I’ve been...
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...
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...
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...