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From heirloom to heirloom: turning a grandfather's ring into a wedding band

molten gold will become an eco-friendly ethical wedding ring by Beryllina

Having found my website online, a client contacted me to make a unique eco-friendly engagement ring for his girlfriend. Once they were engaged, he had another special request: could I make him a wedding ring out of his grandfather's gold ring?

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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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