Do you like interesting rocks and learning things? Do you like shiny objects and/or your friendly neighborhood wirebender being gleefully geeky about stuff like chatoyancy and schiller and inclusions? Would you like to get a package of those things in your mailbox every month?
Pretty Rocks Club is a year-long monthly subscription that brings you one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry with a focus on, well, pretty rocks. I dreamed it up at the end of 2019 as a way to introduce people to stones that I don't normally use (sometimes because they don't photograph well, sometimes because I wanted an excuse to play with new-to-me stones) and honestly, it was the best part of 2020 for me, and 2021 was a lot of fun too. In 2022, we're going on a deep dive into the quartz family - starting with three kinds of quartz and then working our way down into the jaspers and agates. I already have the vast majority of the materials on hand and it's going to be AWESOME.
Every month I sit down with a batch of beads and turn them into shinies for people, and then I send them off into the world along with a note about that particular stone - if you've read my blog or hung out on my livestreams or just been around for a while, you know that I tend to go off on tangents, and this project is no exception - if you'd like to see a sample note, you can read the very first one right here, and if you want to get an idea of what types of shinies you will receive, here's a page with some examples.
Want in on the fun? It's $35/month (with sliding scale pricing available, so you can choose to pay less or more depending on your personal circumstances, no questions asked) and you can sign up for the full year, billed either monthly or all at once (which saves you 10%). Subscriptions are ONLY open during the month of December, or until we hit a maximum of 40 subscribers, whichever comes first.
(You can also buy individual months for $40, and those go up on the website... uh, eventually? It's supposed to be about a week after I send out the subscriptions, but sometimes it's longer.)