Tiger’s Eye and Lava Necklace

I made a necklace with beads gifted to me by my mom and my mother-in-law! Jewelry making is one of my hobbies. I love to make simple strands of beads, and I love to work with stones. These beads are tiger’s eye and lava. I love their metaphysical properties.


TIGER’S EYE

“These potent tumbled tiger’s eye stones bring wisdom, courage, protection, discernment, and the ability to see ahead. It is your companion in difficult moments – a stone to be consulted for wisdom and direction, much like the goddess Athena was in ancient times. Because of their powerful balancing properties, they are a benefit to those suffering from anxiety.” –Sage Goddess


LAVA

“Lava stones are a gift from Mother Nature herself – a source of grounding and soothing, a bridge between us and the embrace of the earth. Lava stones resonate with both Earth and Fire, and thus bring forth combined energies of stability, peace, warmth, and passion.” –Sage Goddess

XOXO,

Dana Maye 💚

New Crystals for My Collection!



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When I went to Treasures of Sea and Earth last week, I picked up five little beauties for my crystal and rock collection. Here is each rock and their metaphysical properties:


PINOLITH

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According to Sage Goddess, “Pinolith infuses the intellect with deep peace for more effective meditations, promotes heartfelt love for self and others, activates the Crown Chakra while simultaneously grounding the mind, keeps you steady in the midst of anxiety.”


SPECTROLITE

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According to Sage Goddess, “For the spiritual adventurer, this is the gemstone of self-discovery. Perceive with your inner eye, work to heal patterns that no longer serve you, and uncover your Highest Awareness. You will tap into your deepest sense of wisdom and seeing. It is a stone that strengthens intuition and raises consciousness. It also imparts strength and perseverance. It keeps you on the path of inner healing and new change.”


AFRICAN TURQUOISE

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According to Sage Goddess, “Considered the stone of evolution, African Turquoise brings about great change and transformation within life. Its encouraging energy opens minds to the possibility of newness. This stone helps us to see the need for development and metamorphosis, and provides the balance and confidence necessary to further the process of self-development. It will renew your spirit, energy, and path in life.”


KIWI JASPER

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According to Healing Stones Healing Crystals, “Kiwi Jasper is a pale seafoam green color with black & clear crystal spotting effect throughout the stones. It’s a nurturing stone, a good stone for the healers to use on the behalf of others. A good stone for people in counseling or therapy, who want to overcome addictions or compulsive behavior, & gather up their strength for the battles ahead (emotional).”


BLUE FLUORITE

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According to Sage Goddess, “Natural blue fluorite is, in fact, the stone of flow, which means its entire purpose is to get you back on track and into a state of grace, manifestation, acceptance, and peace. Think of the way an ocean moves. It flows free and wild, surging with a natural tide, allowing and not resisting. In spirit, we need to move like the ocean.”

And those are the five rocks I bought at Treasures of Sea and Earth!

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Treasures of Sea and Earth Rock Shop in Bismarck!

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There are two crystal shops in Bismarck and Treasures of Sea and Earth is my favorite! (The other shop, which is also good, is Crystal Rock Healing.)

Treasures of Sea and Earth is a fun, eclectic shop filled with all sorts of rocks, crystals, seashells and beads. They also have metaphysical books and tools. I feel welcome every time I come into the shop.

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My favorite part of the shop is the little rock bin counter. It’s filled with rocks $5 and less, and I always find something new when I come in. It’s a great, affordable way to build up your rock/crystal collection.

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They also have beautiful displays filled with their more valuable pieces.

If you are looking to build your rock collection, or just want to visit a fun shop, I definitely recommend Treasures of Sea and Earth!


Hours:

Monday — Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday — 10 AM – 5 PM

Address:

609 Memorial Hwy, Bismarck, ND 58504

(701) 224-0103


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Nature’s Bling Rock Shop

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When it’s cold and sleeting outside, my thoughts easily drift back to summer vacations. So today, I thought I would share a throwback post to my summer vacation in Oregon.

As you probably already know, I adore rocks. Rocks are pretty much the coolest creations on this planet. I have rocks all over my house, in my car, inside my suitcase, in my jewelry box; I even have a rock keychain! Well, while I was in Oregon, I found a super cool shop, called Nature’s Bling.

Nature’s Bling had some of the coolest things like this amethyst stalactite – or portable cave as I call it. If I were a rich woman… I would have five of these amethyst caves in my yard… or perhaps my ballroom… 🙂

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Check out this huge chunk of rose quartz. I couldn’t even lift it! I find it interesting that both amethyst and rose quartz are the same type of rock, but have different minerals that change the color. Rose Quartz is pink because of the manganese it contains. Amethyst is purple due to iron impurities -and ultra violet irradiation.

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Nature’s Bling is a fun rock shop, and I’d definitely recommend going the next time you are in Yachats, Oregon!

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Hours:

  • Monday -Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday -Thursday: 9 am -5 pm
  • Friday -Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday: 11 am to 4 pm

Address: 

2334 Highway 101 N
Yachats, Oregon 97498

(541) 547-5033

Weekly Round Up: October 3 -9

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Here is my round up of blog posts for last week!

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Spencer Opal Mines -my first time mining for my own rocks!

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Mint Sunglasses and Skinny Jeans -more thrifting and budget shopping fun. 🙂

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My Adventures as a Mandalorian Mercenary -my escapades this summer in a Star Wars costume club.

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Thrifting Tips: Create A Wish List! -my new blog series that gives thrift shopping advice

 

Spencer Idaho Opal Mines

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One of my favorite parts of my trip to Oregon, was actually a road stop in Idaho. Ben and I went to the Spencer Opal Mines and had so much fun. 🙂 It costed $15 a person, and we spent a few hours searching for hidden treasure.

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The type of opal found at the Spencer Opal Mine is the milky white opal. Unlike peacock opals from Las Vegas, these little friends do not need to be protected with moisture.

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It was a lot of looking, spraying with water (so you can remove all the dust), and more looking. Randy, an opal expert showed us examples of opal, and helped us tell the difference between opal with color play, and “common” opal. I was excited to find a few pieces with opal.

Ben definitely found the best piece. He could have taken it to a jeweler to make a ring. But, Ben likes the raw, rough quality of the uncut opal. I do have to agree that it looks pretty neat.

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I also found George, and couldn’t wait to bring him home! He is made out of rhyolite and obsidian, which the is matrix surrounding the opals in Spencer. I love the pink, blobby stripes running across the surface. He is probably my favorite find at the opal mine.

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This was so much fun -I am definitely hooked on finding my own gems. I’d love to try panning for gold or garnets in the future!

A Family Reunion in Oregon

 

I went to the first Gooss family reunion this summer. We went to Yachats, Oregon, a lovely beach town. It was pretty much the best vacation ever. Here are some of the things we did:

  • There were fun restaurants in the area, and little shops to visit.
  • The beach was just beautiful! I’ve never been to an Oregon beach before. I loved all of the little black stones scattered across it (I learned that they were basalt).
  • We had a family bonfire, where we talked about our crazy driving stories. We spent a lot of time talking and catching up throughout the week. 🙂
  • I enjoyed visiting sites like the Sea Lions cave and the Heceta Head lighthouse.
  • That sweatshirt in ended up in half the pictures! I swear I changed my shirts underneath. It was a bit chillier than I expected. 🙂
  • I found a super neat rock shop called Nature’s Bling -my Nanny loved the tall amethyst cave. I came home with some real beauties.
  • I got to spend so much time with my nieces and nephew. They are growing up so fast.
  • We played pool in the beach house, and had fun making meals (I made my curry recipe!)
  • Most of all, it was so nice to spend time with my family. I miss them so much. ❤

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