Lynn Harrisberger Is A Nominee In Martha Stewart’s 2013 American Made Awards

TNK-1306-2013-Necklace

American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local and celebrates the handmade. The 2013 Audience Choice winner receives $10,000 to further their business (yee-haw!) plus a trip for two to New York to attend the American Made Workshop, and a feature on MarthaStewart.com The nominees are divided into 6 categories: craft, design, food, garden, style & technology. Last year, the American Made community honored 11 Makers for their creativity, craftsmanship and entrepreneurial spirit. Please take […] Read more »

Mom’s Healing Necklace – Dancing The Dream

Mom's Healing Necklace | Lynn Harrisberger

When I designed and made this piece, my beautiful Mom was healing from 2 surgeries, and I was home for a few months before I went back to Nevada, to help her through an Angiogram to find out why her legs were still hurting. Who knew that when I arrived in Las Vegas to care for her, that she was to face a life-threatening surgery – then suffer a horrendous fall, resulting in traumatic brain […] Read more »

Drusy, Druse, Druzy, Druzie, Drusies – Meaning & Information

Samples of drusy from my collection

Drusy, druse, druzy, drusies – are just a few of the ways you’ll see Drusy spelled online and off. But, no matter how it’s spelled, Drusy is the term used to describe the tiny quartz micro-crystals that form on or within the surface of stones. Some of the natural minerals found in this form are agate, jasper, chrysocolla, malachite, hematite, garnet, black garnet, psilomelane, cobalto-calcite, uvarovite, and carnelian. Titanium drusy is agate drusy that has […] Read more »

Chrysocolla Drusy

Chrysocolla Drusy

Chrysocolla Drusy is a prized gemstone known for it’s exquisite Robin’s egg blue color – unlike that of any other gemstone. It’s most often confused with Turquoise – I call it Turquoise’s second cousin – Chrysocolla is found wherever copper deposits occur and is often found with other minerals such as malachite, azurite and turquoise – which are also found in copper deposits. Read more »

Natural Blue Moon Turquoise – Cut, Cabbed and Polished

Blue Moon Turquoise Cut & Polished

This Blue Moon Turquoise is even more beautiful when it’s cut and polished!  In the picture above, you can see the beautiful black chert spider web veining, and the variety of colors this mine is producing. Below is a smaller picture of the rough turquoise I wrote about in a previous post  so you can see how rough turns into a beautiful collectible gem by seeing the “before” and “after” photo’s of this gorgeous stone. […] Read more »