Friday, March 2, 2012


("Dalya" by Handmaden DesignsLLC)

Copper and enameled copper Not Tao 4 chainmaille bracelet with freshwater pearls.  It is just under 7.5 inches long and is about  1/2 inch wide.  The bracelet design was inspired by the bracelet styles of the Victorian and Art Nouveau periods.

Gemstone of the Week: Unakite

("Sasha" by Handmaden Designs LLC)

Unakite is an interesting form of Granite.  It's Granite that has a high content of a material known as Epidote, thus Unakite is also known as Epidotized-Granite.   Unakite is a gorgeously mottled stone of green (the Epidote) and pink (the Granite).  It is a very common beach stone in Michigan and makes some really lovely jewelry and carved sculptures.