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I can’t believe that the month of June is almost over, where did the time go. So you all need to enter in the contest. I have been thinking about what to create for July’s contest, Ruby is the birthstone for July. So Ihave to decide if I want to use real rubies or maybe swarovski crystals in the ruby color. So if you have any thoughts please either post there or email me. doubledee@totaldelights.com Guess you will just have to check back in to see what I decide to do.
or check the website contest page www.totaldelights.com/contest

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This beautiful semi-opaque blue-green variety of feldspar is named after the Amazon River.
Amazonite balances feminine and masculine energy. It promotes kindness and practicality. It is an excellent stone for artists and for men. Pale azure blue amazonite is know as the lucky “Hope Stone”. It will be lucky for all your hopes and dreams. Amazonite is blue-green to pale green stone in the feldspar group. It comes mainly from United States and Australia. Healing properties of amazonite
Amazonite helps balance the emotions and gives physical stamina. I love finding out the gemstones meaning, It makes the giving of a gift that much more special. I have a dear friend who’s daughter was going though a very rough time. So I made her a bracelet with Amethyst which is a stone of protection. It was a way of letting her know that my thoughts are with her I think that is the real fun in learning about gemstones and their meanings. Come back and learn more with us. For more
info on gemstones visit our gemstone meaning page. http://www.totaldelights.com/Gemstonemeanings.html

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I looking at the websites that I have exchanged links with, very few have blogs. And yet this has been a very important part of moving our website in a good direction. So I have to ask myself why aren’t these other sites using this wonderful tool. Could it be their fear of not looking professional. I want to know something about the people that I am buying from. When buying online there are so many unknowns. You can’t look folks in the eye. See how they deal with others. So why wouldn’t you want to learn what you can about the person that you are thinking of doing business with. My biggest problem is that I haven’t made my blog personal enough. So my new goal is to make this blog a fun, informative and a place that you what to visit and spend some time. So to begin I love to make jewelry, creating is something that I find very fullfilling and to work on our website. This has been a big learning experiance this all takes place between taking care of my grandson. And packing for the move that our family is making in the next few months. I have four kids, that all still live at home, three grandkids. Two live with us. So the total in our home is nine. My husband and I have never believed in thow away kids, there have been many times that we have taken in kids. Many people don’t understand why we haven’t tossed our two oldest kids out they are 25 and 22 years old. But there are things that they don’t understand. And maybe at a latter date I will go into more details. But for now they are all here, like I said we don’t believe in thow away kids. They are ours and ours to take care of, till they can do it themselfs. Anyway The next few weeks will be crazy and many of those crazy things I will be sharing with you all. But for now this is goodnight and have a great tomorrow. Visit us at www.totaldelights.com

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Some have a stand of pearls handed down from their grandmother.  Or a mothers ring, maybe a bracelet from your first love. No mater what the piece is most women have a favorite.  The one that makes them feel good when they wear it.  Mine is the ring that was made for me from my mothers ring.   I always feel safe and loved when I wear it.  It makes me feel close to her.  My youngest daughter was given a pendant with a diamond from her grandmothers ring and she wore it when she was married.  She said that way it felt like grandma was there.  So what is your treasured piece of jewelry.  I would love for you to share your stories.

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I thought that I would answer my own poll if you didn’t catch that I love most all of the things that we create with.  But gemstones are my very favorite.   Moss opal has quickly become one of my favorite stones.

Moss Opal belongs to the group of common opals. In contrast to precious opal that displays all the colors of the rainbow, common opal is opaque, rarely translucent and shows no play of color. Moss opal owns its attraction to dark greenish inclusions in its milky white body that resemble moss.
The most important deposits are located in Australia.

Ever since people have believed in the healing power of Opal. It is reported to be able to solve depressions and to help its wearer find the true and real love.

Opal is a birthstone for those who are born in October
 Visit us at www.totaldelights.com and let us know your favorite gemstone.

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I love handcrafted jewelry, the gemstones, pearls, crystals everything that comes with it.  What the is your favorite.   Blue lace agate,  Black Onyx, Moonstone, Smoky quartz.  Just to name a few.  Then you have pearls  Freshwater, Keshi,  Coin, Cultured, Colors that span the rainbow.  Then we have crystals,  Swarovski the best crystals around, firepolished, czech crystals.  I want to know what your favorite is. please leave a comment till I can place a poll on this blog. Visit www.totaldelights.com  to find your favorite ingredient for handcrafted jewelry

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Handcrafted Jewelry which to choose, Simple loop – wrapped loop


When shopping for jewelry one of the key things to look for is the way the loops are made. The loop with the blue background is a simple loop the one to the right  a wrapped loop. The wrapped loop is the way that I prefer to make jewelry. This loop makes the piece more secure and there is very little chance of lost pieces. This method takes longer to complete a item. And more supplies. So these pieces will cost more, but it is well worth the difference in cost. Your child will not be able to pull on your necklace and have it come apart. The simple act of brushing your hair can pull apart a simple loop. So when looking for that perfect piece of handcrafted jewelry remember that chosing by color is important, style, stone, or crystal. These are all factors in your choice. But by far the most important one is the way it is put together. After all you want to have that perfect necklace, around for years to come. Come visit us at www.totaldelights.com to find your perfect handwrapped jewelry.

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