A Little Sprinkling


Today, with so many men and women working outside the home,

it is rare to find time to indulge your passions...like art!

A favorite quote on a Mary Engelbreit drawing gives me encouragement:

"You're never too old to be what you might have been."

Make time to enjoy what you truly love. I'm just beginning the journey.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Petoskey Stone Necklace & History

Last summer, while we were vacationing with our daughter and family, she spied the most gorgeous stone necklace around someone's neck. That necklace occupied her thoughts, even when the trip was over. She was so excited about those stones. Hmmm! I reflected on her comments about the necklace and finally came up with a design from which to create her Christmas gift. Three strands of citrine nuggets, freshwater pearls, cats eye beads, shell beads and copper findings, were pulled together by a loop of glass beads and a vintage piece to function as a clasp. The focal point, however, was a small treasure found in a quaint little shop in Traverse City, MI: a sweet, polished, Petoskey stone button! Michiganders love to comb the beaches of Lake Michigan for Petoskey stones, and I have collected a few over the years. One is carefully placed and half hidden in a stone wall in my family room. There are a couple of P. stones outside in my rock garden. Even though they aren't extremely rare, a nice one is still a precious find to me and everyone I know.

Check out this link   http://www.geo.msu.edu/geogmich/petoskystone.html  to go to Michigan State University's website for some history on the Petoskey stone.

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WondrousStrange said...

What a lovely gift of thought and hand. Enjoyed the background on the stone...I think my son has one of these in his rock collection...have to find that rock box and see...

My Dream Garden said...

It is really cool, isn't it! They're all so different. Thanks for commenting on my blog! Have a wonderful "night", now!!!

dora said...

That's a really lovely piece!

My Dream Garden said...

Thanks, Dora!

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