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Bracelets!!! Pearls, kitty cats, flowers, humming birds, butterflies, ladybugs and more!

Bronze-pearl Bronze-pearl1 Hello-Kitty Jasper-on-copper ladybugs-and-butterflies Moon-and-stars spring-mix spring-mix1 spring-mix2 Tabby-cat under-the-sea under-the-sea1 under-the-sea2

Fresh off the pliers these one of a kind bracelets are sure to add sparkle to any wardrobe!

We have copper, gold-plate, silver and stainless steel bracelets. Made with a huge variety of beads; a little bit of everything to suit a variety of tastes!

We have pearls, kitty cats, humming birds and starfish.  There are Swarovski Crystals, pewter and glass beads.  We even have a bead of Saturn 🙂

Please visit my web-store to see these, and all of my other fabulous jewelry creation!

http://www.wrappedtogo.net/

Larimar Jewelry handmade pendants

Rare and unique, Larimar jewelry is only found in the Dominican Republic.  To me, the colors of Larimar look like the waves of the ocean.

Being a blue stone, it represents the throat chakra, hence it promotes clear communication, it provides the strength and courage needed to speak openly from the heart.  It also promotes serenity and relaxation.

Here are some examples of Larimar available on my web-site, http://www.wrappedtogo.net/Larimar.html

Larimar-small Larimar-triangle

Christmas jewelry

Just in time for the holidays, this lovely stocking is sure to spread some cheer!
This dichroic glass pendant is enhanced with Swarovski crystals and wrapped in silver-tone wire.  Measures about 3 1/4″ long by 2 1/8 wide.  (83 x 54 mm)

Available for purchase here:  http://www.wrappedtogo.net/page211.html

Stocking

Metaphysical properties of Ruby in Ziosite

ruby-in-zoisite heart pendant

ruby-in-zoisite heart pendant

Ruby Zoisite Associations:
Chakras – Base Chakra, Heart Chakra
Zodiac – Aries
Typical colours – pink to crimson-red in green or black

Ruby Zoisite
 creates an altered state of consciousness,
 enabling you to reach and utilise talents and abilities of the mind.
 It stimulates psychic abilities.  Increases awareness of ones individuality.
 Anyolite instills joy, spontaneity, laughter and courage,
bringing passion and a zest for life.
 It increases sexual activity, treating impotency and frigidity.

 Ruby Zoisite, also known as Anyolite improves circulation and quality of the blood,
 and heart disorders.
 It aids in recovery from disorders associated with diminished physical vitality.

This fabulous pendant is available for purchase here:  http://www.wrappedtogo.net/Hearts.html

Fabulous, hand made Moonstone jewelry

 
Fresh off of the pliers, these fantastic Moonstone pendants are ready for Holiday purchasing!
 
Please visit my web-store Wrapped to Go! to purchase one of the darling pendants, or to view more of my hand-crafted jewelry!

New Smoky/Smokey Quartz jewelry

Fresh off the pliers, I have three brand new smoky quartz pendants to offer!

Two are very lovely faceted gemstones, and one is an untraditional, marquee cut cabochon ( not faceted)

All are quite fabulous and wrapped in 14k gold filled wire.

These beauties are available on my we-store:  www.wrappedtogo.net

 

Facts about Tiffany Stone/Bertranite/Icecream Opal

 

This rock is composed of many different minerals,
 which vary from sample to sample. It is found in nodules
and you have no idea what it is going to look like until you break them open.
It is found in the west desert of Utah,
near Spor Mountain, in a small area where they mine for beryllium.

 It is very rare, both because it comes from such a small geographic area
 and because much of it ends up in the ore crusher and gets destroyed.  Now, due to National security reasons, rockhounds are no longer allowed to collect this material.

 Some say the name tiffany stone came about because the
slab slices cut from the nodules reminded the miners of tiffany glass lamp shades.
 Others say the name tiffany stone came about
because of a miner that used to pick up the nodules for his daughter Tiffany.
In either case, it is a name that people recognize in association with the nodules.

Tiffany Stone can be a soft to hard opalized stone that forms in very small to very large (100+ pound)
“mineralized nodules”, composed predominantly of opalized fluorite (blues, purples and whites),
 often with many other minerals such as quartz, chalcedony, dolomite, rhodonite, manganese oxides (blacks),
 bertrandite, beryl, solid white or translucent-yellowish opal, and other surprises included.
The best pieces for cabs are the opalized pieces, which cut well and take a beautiful polish.

Some other tidbits about tiffany stone –

~ Tiffany Stone formed from water circulating underground,
eventually penetrating nearby volcanic tuff layers
and precipitating out as fluorite-rich siliceous nodules.
 The nodules consist mainly of quartz, chalcedony, agate and opal,
but the waters also contain numerous other elements
hat were picked-up as the water passed through other rock within the area.
 Only 75% of the siliceous nodules contain fluorite,
and the nodules that do contain it vary considerably in total fluorite content.
 The color of the fluorite varies from a light blue to a deep reddish-violet color to pink and red.

Slicing open the nodule often shows a wide variety of aesthetic and colorful patterns.

~ Mineralized nodules are locally abundant
in beryllium ore and represent altered clasts (fragments)
of carbonate rock. Other clasts, of quartzite, limestone, and volcanic rocks
, are little altered. Carbonate clasts show the alteration
sequence dolomite-calcite-chalcedonic quartz/opal-fluorite.
 Some of the nodules have a very nice concentric structure,
with an interior of calcite, an intermediate shell of gray to black chalcedony,
and an outer, white to purplish layer of opalized fluorite.

~ Bertrandite is a colorless, white, yellow, or light pink mineral that contains beryllium
and is what the mine is seeking as a raw ore. The beryllium processed from the bertrnadite
is used in the production of missile nose cones (it does not heat up at high speeds)
 and other high-tech metallurgical uses. Some say the beryllium is concentrated in the fluorite
 (probably how the purple rock became known as bertrnadite),
as microscopic inclusions of the bertrandite crystals,
with generally not more than 1% bertrandite present.
 Others say the bertrnadite is found in the soil and the nodules
are just dug up as the bertrandite is dug up. My guess is that both are true.

~ In either case, while mining for the bertrandite,
the tiffany stone nodules are dug up and end up in the overburden
(mining leftovers) and/or go through the ore crusher, to extract the
 1% to 2% beryllium contained in the opal tuff.
The end result is that not only are Tiffany Stone nodules
 rare because of their limited geographic location,
they are made even more rare (and consequently expensive)
because so few of them ever “escape”.

 

Please visit my web-store to view or purchase more examples of this marvelous stone :0)  www.wrappedtogo.net