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If you haven’t been on twitter yet, look out it is very addictive, but the one thing twitter is.  Is fun.  Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/totaldelights and watch out you will have fun.

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Fresh and newThis beautiful handcrafted bracelet is made with Grossularite Garnet and Freshwater pearls, rose quartz, amethyst, purple jasper, pink chalcedony, swarovski crystals and sterling silver.  Deb you have outdone yourself this time, congrats.

Amethyst—- Is the stone of transformation.

Jasper—- Is associated with relaxation, contentment, compassion, nurturing, consolation,

Rose quartz—- Is known as the love stone, opening your heart and encouraging you
to be tender, peaceful and gentle.

Pearls—- Promote sincerity, truth and loyalty, Enables one to accept love see the good
parts of oneself people and objects, increases sense of self worth.

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We have new things in the planning, We will soon be hosting online parties, well actually you will be the hostess and this will be the most simple party you have ever hosted.  Just email out your invites and follow up with a reminder email close your party and do your own shopping with your credits.  We mail the orders out you don’t have to worry about deliveries.  How simple is that.  The hostess gifts will be great and well I won’t give away anymore details till we launch our whole party plan.  So keep checking in, so you can be the first to hostess a Totally Delightful party of your own.

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This bracelet can be found at www.totaldelights.com it is made with Garnets and freshwater pearls, sterling silver

 January Birthstone : Garnet

Birthstone Color: Deep Red

 One glance at the deep red seeds nestled inside of a pomegranate fruit explains why the word “garnet” comes from the Latin word “granatus,” meaning “grain” or “seed.”  This name was given to the garnet because of its close resemblance to the succulent pomegranate seed.  But don’t bite into a garnet, because at Moh’s hardness 6.5 to 7.5, it will definitely damage the teeth! 

There are many myths and legends surrounding the garnet.  One Biblical legend is that Noah hung this gem on the ark to light his way through the dark and stormy nights of God’s wrath.  A Greek myth linked to the garnet is the story of the young goddess of sunshine, Persephone, who was abducted by Hades, god of the underworld. Hades eventually released Persephone, but not before he offered her some pomegranate seeds, which guaranteed her return to him. 

First mined in Sri Lanka over 2,500 years ago, the garnet is also found in Africa, Australia, India, Russia, South America; and in the United States, in Arizona and Idaho.  Although most commonly known as a red gemstone, the garnet comes in a variety of other hues, including muted yellows, vibrant oranges, rosy pinks, lime greens, and violets—a virtual bouquet of colors.  This diversity is due to unique combinations of elements within each particular gem, such as iron, calcium, and manganese.  

Archaeologist findings of primitive style garnet jewelry among the graves of lake dwellers dates the early use of this gemstone to the Bronze age.  But not all garnet is of gem quality.   It is also a very effective abrasive and is used commercially for grinding and polishing.  Garnet coated sandpaper is one such industrial use.  

The garnet continues to be the protective gem of journeyers. A gift of garnet is thought to be symbolic of love and the desire for a loved one’s safe travel and speedy homecoming.  It is January’s birthstone, but far from being only a winter gem, the garnet, with its brilliance and multitude of colors, is truly one for any season.

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so this new year is bringing many new changes to Total Delights, Deb And I are going to add some great new handcrafted gift items.  And we will be introducing some new lines to our site.  We are so excited about these changes.

Ok so we are not just into handcrafted jewelry we have tryed our hand at just about all kinds of handcrafted things, lets see handmade soap, candles, scrapbooking, cardmaking, painting wood.  You name it we have tryed it.  And some of these things you will be seeing on our site.  So make sure that you check in offen to keep up on the many changes happening here.

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So there are great things happening at Total Delights  we will be making some new additions some will be jewelry some other new handcrafted things.  We are very excited about these changes and additions.  Make sure you check in offen and see just whats up at www.totaldelights.com

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