Pretty Rocks Club
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. 2022 was a deep dive into the quartz family, and we're currently wrapping up 2023's focus on feldspars.
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.