Apr 30, 2009

April 15th draw...Become a follower of my blog and you could win this pendant. A name will be chosen at random

Eccentricity - Necklace $49.95

And the winner for the March draw is Beth from Chickscratch.

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Extravagance..Necklace...by....... Les Bijoux Créa-Lune

March Give Away...............Become a follower and you could win...Devenez membre pour gagner...

My Destash shop...Almost a Give away everything under $10.00............... C'est comme une vente de garage, rien en haut de $10.00

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Back to business...The ''Ojo de Venado''

I just got back from a 3 week trip to Mexico to celebrate my 50th birthday. It being my favorite country I can't think of a better place to turn the big 5 0

I found great seeds while I was there. They are amulets and are a Mexican form of magical protection. They are called ''Ojo de Venado'' seeds of Mucuna pruriens. The Ojo de Venado mature beans are considered both aphrodisiac and very protective, with strong healing properties. Upon my return I used them to make these earrings and pendant after carefully polishing and drilling them.


Silver was once thought more precious than gold. It is referred to as the metal of the moon and some believe it has powers over emotions, the psychic mind, love, and healing.

This is a very soft metal, so it is often mixed with an alloy like copper. Sterling silver originally was created in an area in Germany called Easterling. So that’s where the word sterling came from. To be sterling sliver, the metal is made up of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper.

Pure silver, aka Fine Silver (.999), will melt at 1761 degrees F (961 degrees C), while sterling melts at 1434 degrees F (779 degreees C) and the flow point is 1655 degrees F (902 degrees C).

Coin silver melts at a slightly lower temperature than sterling because it has more copper alloy in it; usually any where for 10 to 20 percent of it is an alloy.

By: Tammy Powley

Indian Summer - Astmmetrical Necklace $27.99