Browsing Archive: January, 2012

Gemstone of the week - Honey Onyx

Posted by Dawn McLean on Thursday, January 5, 2012, In : Gemstone of the week 

Gemstone of the Week

Honey Onyx

People normally think of Onyx as being black but you can also find it in brown, white, red, orange and if you're extremely lucky... Honey.

Onyx, in general, is a very popular semiprecious stone. It is a banded variety of Chalcedony Quartz which can be found in Germany, Canada, Urguay, India, South Africa and the United States. Yet onyx seems to have a name of Greek origin.

Brown onyx is normally referred to as Sardonyx and the red stones are called Carnelian Onyx....

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New Year - Tough Decisions

Posted by Dawn McLean on Monday, January 2, 2012, In : Rosewill Cottage 

The Whitley Bay Bead Fair

Unfortunately I've had to postpone the Whitley Bay Bead Fair due to lack of time to dedicate to the event. I'm not the sort of person who can happily take money from people and think facebook will do the trick as far as marketing it.

So I've spoken with the bead suppliers who were going to take part and asked if they would like to do some guest slots at the shop instead which will be entitled "Spotlight on....". I'm amazed at the response. It's been fabulous. Hopefu...

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