Friday, April 1, 2011
Fire and Ice..Brings Something Nice
I love garnets. I love the cool, deep berry glow this stone has to offer and I especially love it against sterling. I believe January is the lucky month to be able to call it their birthstone, and despite it's similarity to the ruby which is often thought of as a summer stone, the garnet casts a very cool, wintery aura.
Garnets remind me of the warm and cozy things about winter; a nice glass of cabernet, cranberry sauce, venison stew with a dash of port. Although January is long gone for 2011, I made this pendant with winter on my mind yesterday. It's been a long one this year and it's given us a run for our money. But as we welcome spring in the coming few weeks, I'd like to see Old Man Winter out with a salute. Where would we be without hot chocolates after making snowmen, snowball fights and tranquil walks through a winter wonderland? Can't say we'll miss you quite yet, but we'll see you again..hopefully not too soon.
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xo Blue Gnome