Fabulous Flaws: Demantoid Garnets

When is an imperfection desirable? From the “beauty spots” of vintage Hollywood starlets (think Elizabeth Taylor’s tiny mole) to Barbra Streisand’s famously crooked nose, sometimes a flaw can be memorable. And so it is with gemstones. In...

When a B.A.D. Thing is Good

Insomnia can be a productive time. While struggling to put on a favorite bracelet, I pulled out my assortment of assistance devices, but all required 2 hands & were awkward. My sleepless sojourn yielded a better idea: my B.A.D. or Bracelet Attachment Device....

It’s Vegas, Baby!!!

It’s been a busy summer here & after an unseasonably hot Labor Day Weekend, fall is in the air. Time for a little escape before the busy fall/holiday show season, so TEAM ROCKS Major Domo, Mary, & I are off to Vegas for some good food, pool time,...

A Day at the Beach

Well, not really the beach, but the pier & not really a day, but the long Labor Day Weekend. The US Sand Sculpture Challenge & 3D Expo 2013 is now history and all the tons of sand that were used to create the amazing sand sculptures has now been scraped up...