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The Sparrow’s Nest

Musings

Musings

This week I’m coming to you from Florida. We make our yearly trek here to visit family and stay at their beautiful beach house on the inter coastal waters. It’s one of my favorite places because of the view. Every morning I sit out on the back patio, soak in the warmth, smell the salty air all while I sip my coffee. I leave my phone inside and sit with my thoughts. Did I mention the view of passing boats and dolphins from this patio? Last year this time I wasn’t that far into my silversmithing journey. It really started...


Purple Labradorite

Nicole Santi

Purple Labradorite

Who here loves purple? Pink? Orange? Blue? Then purple Labradorite is the stone for you! The beautiful purple variety I just added to my Made to Order section of my shop has the most gorgeous combinations of all these colors. If you are new to Labradorite, it reminds me of Opal with its different iridescent flashes. Different lighting will produce the different colors.  Labradorite is full of protective and healing properties. Not only does it help to protect your aura from unwanted energies. It prevents energy leakage. If you’re anything like me, being in crowds will drain you. There are...


White Buffalo Gemstone

White Buffalo Gemstone

Beautiful, coveted, rare. These are a few qualities that make White Buffalo highly sought after. Did you know that it’s technically not a turquoise? It is often referred to as turquoise because it was discovered in the Dry Creek (turquoise) Mine on the Shoshone Indian Reservation located near Battle Mountain in Nevada. I have read Native American’s named it White Buffalo because they thought it’s beauty was rare and pure just like a white buffalo. Why is it rare? It is the only mine known in existence to produce this gemstone. The mine is owned by the Otteson family and...


So long 2018

So long 2018

2018 – What kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t recap the year? Probably not a very good one. So here comes the obligatory year end post. Phew, and what a year it has been. We started off by adding a second dog. We are a rescue family with a pension for pitbulls. Apparently white and black spotted ones as we now have two of them. I call them my cow dogs. I am sure they will make their blog debut soon, as they love to keep me company while I smith. Except when I start my acetylene...


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