Friday, October 1, 2010

Autumn is here!

Time for bursts of orange, yellow, red, rust. Time for harvest, time to celebrate the shortening days and the cooling air. Light the fire, give thanks to the Earth, honour the dwindling year.

Gorgeous carnelian focal from Magpie Gemstones. This amethyst whispered stories of elixirs and potions...

Shimmer of the day: CARNELIAN
Carnelian is helpful in making choices and decisions, particularly those geared toward success in a career. A stone for focus, carnelian can assist in self-motivation and self worth, and reminds one to live in the present. It is said that carnelians can protect from rage, resentment, and anger in self and from others.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Violet Elixir

We went to a gem show where we found some lovely focal gems from Magpie Gemstones. This amethyst whispered stories of elixirs and potions...

Shimmer of the day: AMETHYST
Amethyst has a calming and soothing effect. It promotes healthy sleep habits, healthy change, shrewdness in business, and aids in quickening the mind to help control negative thoughts.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rainy Day

It is a rainy day...gusty winds, dancing clouds, a few glimpses of blue sky every now and again. PERFECT weather! Days like this are made of labradorite. This necklace perfectly fits the feel of our lovely stormy skies

Shimmer of the day: LABRADORITE
Labradorite is said to provide relief from anxiety and depression, to dispel negativity and to enhance clarity of thought. This stone can help you cooperate harmoniously with others. Labradorite can increase perseverance and strength during times of change and conflict.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Today marks the wedding anniversary of the magpies! We awoke to our very first Etsy shop sale...isn't that an auspicious start to another year of togetherness?!

Shimmer of the day: GARNET
Garnet is said to be a stone of romantic love and passion. It is believed that garnet causes one to have positive thoughts and increased energy. It can aid in self esteem and success in business. Lore suggests that garnets assist the blood, heart and lungs, prevent nightmares, and alleviate depression.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010


Happy birthday, Magpie's Trick! Today is the first day our little Etsy shop is in existence. This is exciting!

Shimmer of the day: CITRINE
Citrine is known as the "success stone" because it promotes success, prosperity, and abundance. It particularly promotes success in business, earning it another nickname, "merchant's stone". Citrine is a stone of good fortune, although it brings good fortune in sometimes unexpected ways. It is a stone of manifestation, helping manifest abundance in many ways. Along with prosperity and good fortune, citrine imparts generosity.

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