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Are you anxious to find out what piece of jewelry will be on sale for the month of April?

We will unveil the item this Wednesday, April 3rd. Stay tuned!

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The Passionate Pearl

Visual Devotion: From Pain to Pearl

Kelly Bermudez is an artist I just discovered recently and I absolutely love her work. Here is an example of her work and just the heart behind it.

I have written before about the pearl and the oyster shell as I have always been fascinated by this process. I have been that grain of sand time and time again and it seems the beautiful pearl is a long way off but I’m in the process. So many things have irritated that grain of sand… and these are the things that have formed my character best! I love how the oyster coats that grain of sand with that precious substance to protect itself from irritation.

To protect ourselves, we do similar things:

  • We numb ourselves with food, drugs, drink etc.
  • We build a wall around us
  • We get angry at people
  • We do the blame…

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3,900 Saturdays

The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it’s the

quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it’s

the unbounded joy of not having to be at work. Either way, the first

few hours of a Saturday morning are most enjoyable.

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A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward the garage with a steaming cup of coffee in one hand and the morning paper in the other.  What began as a typical Saturday morning turned into one of those lessons that life seems to hand you from time to time. Let me tell you about it:

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I turned the dial up into the phone portion of the band on my ham radio in order to listen to a Saturday morning swap net. Along the way, I came across an older sounding chap, with a tremendous signal and a golden voice. You know the kind, he sounded like he should be in the

Broad casting business.  He was telling whom-ever he was talking with something about ‘a thousand marbles..’ I was intrigued and stopped to

listen to what he had to say….

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Well, Tom, it sure sounds like you’re busy with your job. I’m sure they pay you well but it’s a shame you have to be away from home and your family so much.  Hard to believe a young fellow should have to work sixty or seventy hours a week to make ends meet.  It’s too bad you missed your daughter’s ‘dance recital’ he continued. ‘Let me tell you something that has helped me keep my own priorities.’ And that’s when he began to explain his theory of a ‘thousand marbles.’

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‘You see, I sat down one day and did a little arithmetic.  The average person lives about   seventy-five years. I know, some live more and

some live less, but on average, folks live about seventy-five years.

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‘Now then,  I multiplied 75 times 52 and I came up with 3900, which is the number of Saturdays that the  average person has in their entire

life time. Now, stick with me, Tom, I’m getting to the important part.

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It took me until I was fifty-five years old to think about all this in any detail’, he went on, ‘and by that time I had lived through over

twenty-eight hundred Saturdays.’ ‘I got to thinking that if I lived to be seventy-five, I only had about a thousand of them left to enjoy.  So I went to a toy store and bought every single marble they had.  I

ended up having to visit three toy stores to round up 1000 marbles I took them home and put them inside a large, clear plastic container righ there in the shack next to my gear.’

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‘Every Saturday since then, I have taken one marble out and thrown it

away. I found that by watching the marbles diminish, I focused more on the really important things in life.

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There’s nothing like watching your time here on this earth run out to

help get your priorities straight .’

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‘Now let me tell you one last thing before I sign-off with you and take my lovely wife out for breakfast. This morning, I took the very last

marble out of the container. I figure that if I make it until next

Saturday then I have been given a little extra time.. And the one thing we can all use is a little more time.’

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‘It was nice to meet you Tom, I hope you spend more time with your

family, and I hope to meet you again here on the band.  This is a 75

Year old Man, K9NZQ, clear and going QRT, good morning!

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You could have heard a pin drop on the band when this fellow signed off. I guess he gave us all a lot to think about. I had planned to work onthe antenna that morning, and then I was going to meet up with a few hams to work on the next club newsletter

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Instead, I went upstairs and woke my wife up with a kiss. ‘C’mon honey, I’m taking you and the kids to breakfast.’ ‘What brought this on?’ she asked with a smile. ‘Oh, nothing special, it’s just been a long time since we spent a Saturday together with the kids. And hey, can we stop at a toy store while we’re out? I need to buy some marbles

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A friend sent this to me, so I to you, my friend

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And so, as one smart bear once said…..’If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live

without you.’ – Winnie the Pooh.

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Stone of The Month – Citrine

November 2012 Stone of The Month – Citrine

Oh the Citrine! We use this stone quite frequently because of it’s hue. The Citrine is a yellow gold member of the quartz mineral group and meshes well with warm and cool colors. It is a suitable substitute for the November birthstone Topaz because the deep golden variety found in Madeira Spain holds a striking resemblance.

Quick Facts:

  • 3rd Chakra – Solar Plexus
  • Planet- Jupiter
  • Energies- money, luck, protection and healing.
  • Promotes- success, prosperity, and abundance.
  • Sources; Brazil, Bolivia, several African countries & parts of Soviet Union.
  • Nicknamed “Stone of the Mind” , “Merchants Stone” & “Stone of Manifestiatio
  • Pop culture trivia! The Citrine is seen in various forms on the popular  massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft.

Ancient cultures believed that if merchants kept the Citrine in their cash box sales would come flowing their way! They also believed that they can increase psychic abilities of their elders if they placed this stone on their forehead.

The healing properties  of the Citrine can very well aid people who suffer from digestive problems, depression, and addictions. Because this stone protects from negative energy, men and women alike can carry this stone to ward off abuse. For those who have frequent digestive problems, the Citrine cleanses and purifies the endocrine & digestive systems from poisons and any build up in the body. By carrying it close to one’s body it will promote clarity of thought. If you were to ever feel self doubt, wear Citrine jewelry! It will give joy and love to the owner.

Sources:

  • crystalandjewelry.com
  • crystal-cure.com

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Shop Ruche Modern

Allow us to share this little jem with you! Ruche Modern began as an after work hobby for Mai & Josh Olivio.  This online retailer was inspired by Mai’s desire to find unique and affordable clothing.

From their website: “Everyday after work, we came home and played with Ruche until the wee hours of night, slept a few hours and went back to our day jobs dead tired hehe. Ruche took over our living room, bedroom, garage, and eventually the kitchen counter. We sacrificed much and finally took a risk, Mai left her job as a web developer and Josh left his engineering management position to run Ruche full time.

You can find our single flower earrings (pictured below) in gold fill and fine silver on their website

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Learn about an element that can help you gain clarity and focus

Are you finding it difficult to wake up in the morning? Do you sit at your cubical stressing over a project that you cannot seem to concentrate on? Then continue reading this blog entry and learn about the healing properties of Copper!

Copper is considered a mineral of energy and mental agility. In legend, copper is said to be the metal of the God Hermes, who facilitates that mental agility, and quick wit.” -Crystals And Jewelry.com

Copper is an earth element that has been utilized over the past 11,000 years. Because it is an excellent conductor of electricity and heat, many believe in it’s ability to transmit spiritual energy through a variety of entities. Cooper also holds the power of amplifying thoughts. Other elements, crystals, or minerals that possess traces of copper will reap the same metaphysical benefits.

What can copper help relieve?

-alleviates cramp like symptoms

-promote the smooth functioning of the glands

-help prevent wear, tear and calcification of the joints.

-improve the circulation of blood

From Shimmerlings jewelry:

“Beginning in the 1970s in the United States, copper used as a healing agent began to increase. People who believe in its power esteem it as a very powerful assistant with arthritic and rheumatic diseases, but also look to it for its healing properties in improving the circulation of blood, increasing energy, detoxification, reducing inflammation, stabilizing metabolism and improving oxygen use.”


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