Monday, April 25, 2011

A little heads up

So what has been keeping me busy lately?

Well... last fall we bought a lot of goodies to use in our shop - some of them are not working yet as I'm still looking for a teacher to show me how to silversmith (in our area).. That should give you a hint of what we found last year..

Rob has been busy most of the winter putting together and gathering tools for his side of the business. He's the rock cutter, the polisher and the grinding man. He's been in and out most of the winter working on creating these fabulous Jade free form pieces.. as well as grinding away in our kitchen (can you say EAR PLUGS!?).. it's been a long winter, let me tell you.. but he's getting good at it.

So far, I've managed to keep him away from the pretty fire agates and other sparkling goodies that really need care and time to create something... Well, truth be told, I really want to start playing with those. I wonder if he would notice if I tucked them away and hid them until I was ready..

It seems that I'm always saying this

LOL.. every spring rolls around and every spring brings with it "Boy I have not spent a lot of time blogging!"

Again, another year has gone by.. but I'm hoping (here, I go, saying this again) to spend a bit of time here each week keeping you all up to date on how things are going. Who knows what kind of adventures we have in store for THIS year....

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

BLACK FRIDAY at Wicked Stones

BLACK FRIDAY at Wicked Stones.

Well, we're back again with our second Black Friday sale...

this year? We're giving you a weekend sale of 25% off everything.

The coupon code is blackfriday and all you have to do is type that into the shopping cart when you place your order (it's handy and tells you your discount right there so you can see it).


Enjoy!!
And yeah, I know.. not a very nice personal blog post... I should get back here more often and fill you all in on our adventures from this past summer..

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Early Summer

Wow! It's been interesting weather around here!

Less than 2 weeks ago we had snow! It was crazy! We woke up to the sounds of *shish shish* against the open screens of the windows and this is what you could see out the window!


It's kind of odd because now? There is a drought in our area and it has not rained (or snowed - LOL) since this day.

Well, I'm going to try and be more active here on my Blogs this summer. I have to admit, I've been lured into Facebook FAR too much and it's been using up most of my free time. Time when I could have been writing here sharing adventures and keeping you all posted in the neat things going on around the shop.

With that said, Wicked Stones also has a Facebook page you can check out. You can use this link if you'd like to become a fan there. :)

Well it's time for me to get the early afternoon going. There is a box of really huge crystals sitting on the kitchen table that I've been itching to work with. I picked them up yesterday and WOW are they fabulous! There is a mix of Brazil and Arkansas clusters that are just oh, my amazing!!

I'm going to try and be a bit more diligent and get some pictures taken so you can see what's been keeping us busy here :)

Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Spring! And the Celtic Show

Wow... I can barely believe my eyes right now! It's only the first few days of March and the snow is melting! I spent most of the day carrying displays back from the car into the shed and trodding through the mud (ew)...

I had such a great time yesterday meeting old friends at the Celtic Fair and getting to know new ones. My day was spent beside the creative jewelry designers of Fric and Frak and seeing their very pretty pieces in person. This is a young team of Entrepreneurs from Sudbury who create really amazing pieces. I fell in love with some of their amazing bracelets! Once their website opens up, I'll post a link here so you can learn more about them too.

It was also a lot of fun to meet up with some old Rock Friends who dropped in to say hello. THANKS! You made my day extra special :) I'm looking forward to next year :)

Goodnight everyone!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Celtic Irish Fair - Sudbury Ontario

Hey folks!
We're going to be at the Irish Celtic fair this year with our goodies.. why not drop in and check things out!

Date:
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Time:
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Navy League Hall - 19 Regent Street Sudbury Ontario

Annual Irish Celtic Fair Irish Dancers, Singers, Bands, Pipers, Food, Vendors, Bake Table & Children’s games with “Entertainer’s Caravan”

Admission – Adults $5.00
Students $1.00
Children under 12 – Free (must be supervised)

Hosted by: Sudbury Irish Arts Association

This is a great day for everyone to get together and enjoy traditional Celtic Irish music, food, dance and experiences.

While you are there you can shop for some amazing Celtic goodies as well as other crafters.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

One World One Heart Giveway

CONGRATS to MandaPanda from Australia! She has won the Crystal Heart pendant... :)

WHOOT WHOOT!!!!

Now for prize number two.. that one is a secret!!!! I'm going to whisk that one off to E.J. Stevens. But I will post a photo once the giftie arrives at its new home.

Thank you everyone who left wonderful comments and kind words!!

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This is my first year with the One World One Heart Giveaway .. so I decided to search my studio to find something very special.


Nestled in a safe place.. this little gem has been tucked away for some time...

It's been winking at me and sparkling in the sunlight.. letting me know that its ready to begin a new journey and look for a special place to travel to.

Perhaps it will travel to your mail box? Or be a gift to someone that is close to "your" heart".

To enter and be eligible to win you must:

1) be a blogger
2) leave a comment - make sure I have a way to contact you if you win. If your blogging profile doesn't link back to your blog, then please leave an email address
3) make your entry on or before Feb. 14th

This wonderful event ends on Feb 15th and I will be contacting the lucky winner on that day!

Be sure to check out all the other blogs participating by clicking on the One World One Heart :)

Here's a wee PS! (I am SO delighted to see so many comments? That I'm going to add a SECRET second gift prize... Tee heee!)... What will it be? Something shiny, no doubt.... (if you could hear me right now through your speakers on your computer? You'd hear giggle giggle.. tee hee!) I will post a few hints as we get closer to the draw date...

Wicked Stones

Winter blahs

It's been pretty cold over the past month here in the North... not much snow though.

I do have to say that I've been enjoying not having to rush out and shovel the driveway every morning! LOL!

Anways.. I'm just hunkering down to get ready for our next upcoming show. I believe we'll be set up at a local Celtic Fair. I'm still in limbo on the decision as I have to find a helper to lift heavy things as Rob will be away that weekend.

Well, time for another coffee! I hope you are all enjoying your winter season!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Woah!!

Jeeeepers!
I went away and forgot to post to my blog for a few months and something crazy happened! Gosh I do apologize to you, our readers.. if you experienced some crazy Tweets on our blog!

It seems that I was getting random Tweets from others instead of from our twitter account and some of the messages were not exactly family friendly. That's not what I want to see on our blog. We want to keep this nice for everyone to read (and not scary!) Yikes!

Anyways, that aside.. it's a new year (2010 now) and we're glad to still be around. This will be our 11th year anniversary this fall! WOW! I'm still smiling knowing it's been over a decade that our business has been going strong. Thanks to EVERYONE who has been along for our journey and to all you new folks who have just joined in on our adventure!

Last year we didn't get a chance to visit a lot of rock hunting places as our time was pretty tight. We bought a new house a while back and we're still in the planning and building stages of what's going to eventually happen with the potential shop out back. Yikes.. it's taking longer than I expected it to! But we did spend a lot of time hunting in our own mini rock pile that was discovered last spring. I've got some pictures I'll be posting of some of the goodies that we pulled out of an old ice hut that came from a local private quarry (many many years ago).

Stay tuned! I plan on being more active this year!