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Meet the Maker - Diane at Dainty Rocks

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Meet the Maker - Diane at Dainty Rocks

I took part in this years ‘Meet the Maker’ campaign on Instagram which is all about sharing and celebrating your business journey. I enjoyed it so much and as I’ve had a flurry of new followers I thought it’d be nice to do a little recap here on my blog. So, hello, I’m Diane. I’m 44 (how did that happen?) with a little boy called Charlie who has additional needs and a crazy sense of humour. I am nearly full time in my business now. I was previously a cook, which I miss but no-one would employ me now as...

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Three inspiring colours to compliment amethyst

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Three inspiring colours to compliment amethyst

Three inspiring colours to compliment amethyst Calming Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February. It’s a variety of quartz that vastly ranges in colour, from deep indigo-violet to a much lighter and softer lilac shade. It promotes balance and peace. It’s indulgent rich violet tones are almost regal in appearance. A stone renowned throughout the ages for its beauty and is believed to possess properties to soothe the body and soul. Some think that it’s restful energies can help relieve tension and headaches. It’s certainly one of my favourite stones to make into jewellery. Whether it be your home décor...

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Emerald Delights

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Emerald Delights

It has been an emerald week, as April goes into May, I panic bought emerald, as you do, to ensure I had enough gemstones to delight you all with.  I have made 4 new pieces with said emerald and they now reside in the shop, or home page as the feature monthly birthstone. 3 Bracelets and one necklace, all pretty, but one stands out as i have used the most gorgeous (and expensive) emerald I bought, and you can tell It is clearer and darker than the rest and teamed with tiny silver balls, they match each other so well...

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