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 monthly subscription that brings you one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry with a focus on, well, pretty rocks. I dreamed it up a year ago 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.
Every month I sat down with a batch of beads and turned them into shinies for people, and sent 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.
(Want to order one of the 2020 months? January is sold out and December won't be up until after I ship it to subscribers, but the rest are still available: February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November)
You can sign up for the full year, billed either monthly or all at once (which saves you 15%) OR you can purchase individual months once they become available, which is usually a few days after I send off the subscription packages. Subscriptions are ONLY open during the month of December, or until we hit a maximum of 50 subscribers, whichever comes first.
...oh, and did I mention the necklace?
I gathered up all of the materials I used for the first year of Pretty Rocks Club, and I made a necklace, and photos do NOT do it justice at ALL. It's... well. See for yourself:
It's not for sale, and it's the only one that will ever be made - but you can enter to win it by telling people about Pretty Rocks Club! You can enter once per day, all month. I can lengthen it to fit anybody, turn it into a tiara (perfect for zoom meetings!) or if you're not a necklace sort of person, I can also turn it into a wall hanging.