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What is Ethiopian Silver?

Is It Actually Silver? Ethiopian silver contains absolutely no silver! The “silver” is actually aluminium. The beads have an imperfect, very obviously handcrafted appearance, which is the core of their beauty and charm. You can see that someone handmade them, they are not machine-made, mass-produced items. As you can see, …

Sodalite Gemstone Meaning (and Statement Necklace…of course!!)

A new statement necklace added to the Big Skies Jewellery collection recently features a large irregular faceted Sodalite pendant, set amongst chunky patterned silver disc beads.   As this is the first time I have used Sodalite, I thought I would find out more about its properties and meanings.   Sodalite …

Lemon Jade Statement Necklace

I love statement necklaces – they are my favourite thing to make and to wear!   They have the ability to totally transform a …

Hello Summer and Hello Colour!

Colourful Statement Jewellery As the top half of the world moves into summer, I thought I would celebrate this by creating some …

Agate…To Dye For

Colourful Dyed Agate Agates are fascinating stones.  They occur with wonderful distinctive concentric patterns and bright colours.  Natural brightly coloured agate is not nearly …

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