SARU (monkey in Japanese) + STAR (my grandma Stella)= SARUSTAR, a personal amalgamation of what my business/ life/ the act of making things is to me. It is the playful and sometimes haphazard way things come together to make life beautiful.
Handmade jewelry showcasing the unsung gems of the world.
Pendant number 57 is made from reticulated silver and amethyst. Today I learned that the name "amethyst" is derived from the Greek word amethystos meaning "not intoxicated". It's thought to aid in avoiding overindulgence as well as enhancing intuition and clearing negative energies (depending on who you ask).
There is so much more I want to write than merely stating that this pendant was inspired by the song, Many Shades of Black by the Raconteurs. It's made from a glass button that broke off my once favorite vintage dress. Years ago, I went all around the city searching for a replacement, and I finally found one at M & J Trimming... or it...
Pendant number 55. Moss agate. I think it's from Oregon. I'm contemplating a big move and haven't been sleeping well. We're still in quarantine, but phase 1 of opening the city back up starts tomorrow. I guess curbside pick up will soon be available. Something like that. Protests are happening every day. Black lives matter. I've been trying to do what I can to educate...
When I write these posts, half the time I have those memes (is what they are?) in my head about those recipe blogs that ramble on about nonsense with an eternal scroll of story before you get to the actual recipe. Ha! Don't worry, I don't have a story relating my summer in Tuscany to the faces on this cube of pyrite. I've never even been...