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Embracing Imperfection: DIY Tiny Cabin Project, Part 1 of 3

DIY cabin inspirationMy dreams came true this year when my hubby Jared and I bought a little cabin in the woods in New Hampshire. We spent a lot of time designing and crafting everything we could to make it our own cozy space...

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July 21, 2019

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Summer Mining

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This summer has been one filled with nature, hard work, and inspiration and included trips to mine for smokey quartz in New Hampshire, tourmaline in Maine, and Herkimer Diamond quartz in New York. Here are some highlights!

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"And the DEET goes on...."

Laurie Lynn digging Herks

We visited upstate New York in late July to dig for Herkimer Diamond Quartz crystals. Though we drove through a day of thunderstorms to get there, Jared and I were gifted with two days of beautiful weather for digging.

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August 30, 2018

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Jeweler Turned World Class Flute-Maker

Haynes flute tourEarlier this year I had the amazing opportunity to visit the Haynes workshop, one of the world's premier flute makers. Their workshop...

 

 


 

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June 05, 2016

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Mining for "Herkimer Diamonds" in NY, again!

Beryllina mining for Herkimer Diamond quartzThe last few days in Herkimer County felt like a long time coming. Though the winter was mild (for New England), it was a long one for us...

 

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What Do Tofu and Jewelry Have in Common?

tofu makingWhen I visited where Bridge tofu is made in CT, I was surprised to find see that my favorite tofu had a lot in common with the eco-friendly jewelry I make. Read on to find out more!

 

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January 12, 2016

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Ordering a Custom Engagement Ring

Crescent Lake Montana sapphire ring by BeryllinaOne of my favorite parts of being a jeweler is that I have the honor of creating engagement and wedding rings for special, thoughtful people who appreciate handcrafted ethical jewelry. Read on for the 10 Steps for Ordering a Custom Engagement Ring from Beryllina!

  

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