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100 Days of Creativity: Day 41

There are three offerings in today’s creative challenge. I had a request to make some March birthstone pieces. Aquamarine is a pricey stone so I don’t stock it. Actually, I consider bloodstone the birthstone for March as it is the traditional choice, & also recognized as such still in many other parts of the world. So I came up with these three bloodstone pieces:

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The dangle earrings (above) sold out in record time. I am now about to embark on a custom bracelet request for the same customer. Because of my limited time these days, I am handling custom orders by seeing what I can come up with, preferable more than one piece, for the customer to choose from, with no obligation on them to buy. I find this is working well, as there is limited expectation & I do not have to be tied into a certain price point. Besides I can always use more pieces in my Etsy shop.

Bloodstone is a very hard stone to come by. It is used in India as a medicine so it is definitely a commodity. Therefore I only have 4mm and a few 6mm in stock at the moment, so the pieces are very delicate & dainty. Still, the earthy & mystical properties of this stone make a bold statement without having to be physically large itself.

Find out more about these pieces in my “birthstone & lore” section of my Etsy Shop. There you will also find some background information on bloodstone, also known as green chalcedony.

3 thoughts on “100 Days of Creativity: Day 41

  1. They’re all beautiful pieces, but the dangle earrings especially so. I’m not surprised they sold quickly.

  2. Hi Leilani,

    I’ve nominated you for a Lemonade Award for bloggers who show great gratitude or attitude. Details on my blog:

    http://jeweledrabbit.blogspot.com/2009/02/i-won-lemonade-award_16.html

    Maureen

  3. […] You can also read the post on the original bloodstone pieces that inspired these by checking out 100 Days of Creativity: Day 41. […]

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