Want to sell on Etsy, but not sure where to start?

I shouldn’t say this, but what the hell…. Making is easy, selling – now that’s bloody tough! But thankfully we were blessed to have the incredible Adrinna Hardy of Plum and Posey as a student recently.  Not only is this chic a total Rockstar, but she really is nailing both Etsy and her personal website.

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Bead and Bright Setting Video

The road to pave…. make sure your gravers are super sharp and your hands are steady. Not recommended after more than two coffees. The gravers used here are onglette and flat and can be purchased from Rio grande or GRS tools.

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Beginner Gem Buying

When I tell anyone about my gemmological qualifications, I usually get requests to identify stones.  A friend will ask: “What is this stone?”; “How much is this worth?”; Want to do business, I have a friend in Afghanistan?  Unfortunately, as with most things in life, it’s rarely as simple as it first seems.

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Sapphire - The Popular One

When we hear the word sapphire, we generally think of the cool blue hues of the deep ocean. However, the term sapphire is used for all varieties of the gem species corundum that don’t fall into ruby’s colour range.  Generally, the word sapphire when used alone refers to the blue variety. The array of other colour variations, such as pink, yellow, padparadscha (orangish pink) or green, are referred to collectively as fancy sapphires, but their hue is stated beforehand when referred to individually. 

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Ruby - King of Gemstones

 

Ruby is the red variety of the gem species corundum, all other (some may say, inferior) colours of corundum are termed sapphires.  Generally, the term sapphire when used alone refers to the blue variety.  The array of other colour variations, such as pink, yellow, Padparadascha or green are also referred to as sapphires, but their hue is stated beforehand.

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