Saturday, June 29, 2013

Interviewed! By Fran-Japani!

I had a chance to do this interview for Fran at Fran-Japani. She actually asked me about a month ago, but life had its own plans with getting my daughter ready for moving overseas, and I finally finished the interview last week! I have to say, her intro made me smile and is leaving me with a happy feeling today! Thanks Fran for the opportunity and the really nice things you said!

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Interview by Fran-Japani with Off on a Whim

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Silver Lining

A few months ago my daughter commissioned a piece from me, her birthday gift to her BFF. Sooo...

Her BFF came over and chose out the stones, arranged the pattern and basically created the entire design herself. It was a rather eclectic choice of colors, but when they were all put together, the grand finale was beautiful.

Gray leather was used to line it, so it was named Silver Lining:

I also tested out the Etsy Pricing Variation function when I listed the piece, giving options for how many wraps the customer wants, from single up to 5x. I like being able to do this as often customers request more or less wraps of a style they like. 

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Zombie Apocalypse?

Too much Walking Dead maybe?
The color suits my complexion and gives great coverage, as well as being a camouflage, just in case, you know, any zombies decide to come sniffing around. The mint scent might put them off too, or at least mask my living human blood scent.

But in all seriousness, I got an awesome Lush mask from my baby sister for my birthday, very minty, very refreshing. I normally run away from Lush stores, you can smell them half a block away, and with a sensitive nose and stomach, I avoid them at all costs. But this mask is perfect, the smell isn't so overwhelming that it overpowers every thought in my mind.

And of course, I had to model off my latest Off on a Whim creation:
Angel, Grief and Support Loss Bracelet

Available now in my Etsy Shop for $23.00. Blog readers can use this code for free shipping on this item:


Anyway, my skin feels much cleaner, smoother, and refreshed. Too bad the mask needs to be used up by September, cause I was thinking it might work well for Halloween makeup!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Morganite: The Pink Beryl

Such a lovely and soft pale pink, morganite is a rare stone that can be hard to find. Part of the Beryl family, from which comes the emerald, it was first discovered off the coast of Madagascar in 1910. For awhile it was simply called Pink Beryl, but renamed Morganite the following year in honor of the American banker and collector J. Pierpont Morgan, for his contributions to the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Morganite is often associated with love and the heart chakra. People have used it to alleviate homesickness, fatigue and phobias. Other uses are to release negative emotions, encourage trust and joy, and to fill the heart with an abundance of love and generosity.

On a physical level, it is said to help with asthma, colds, coughing and tuberculosis, to ease pain of all kinds of ailments of the joints like arthritis, RSI and sciatica, and to regulates the water inside the body and strengthen the urinal tract.

Often heated to bring out the pink color and remove the yellow streaks, morganite rarely has inclusions, and is found in Brazil, Mozambique, Namibia, Afghanistan, and Russia.

Off on a Whim carries raw polished morganite tumbles for pendants and ring making, and chips for earrings and strap charms.

Gemstone Deva

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