Rock Appreciation Day

Hey folks!

Its been QUITE awhile. I can’t even recall when the last of these rock appreciation days occurred, but the desire sparked after acquiring some of these lovelies…this month we have:

MEXICAN FIRE AGATE.

You know. The mesmerizing stones that look like fire spewed from a Phoenix and then solidified? Because well, they kind of are. Formed in volcanic activity that is.

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Mexican fire agate is formed in volcanic activity in the Tertiary Period, and found in the Southern USA and northern Mexico. It is actually a form of layered chalcedony quartz (agate is in the quartz family). This type of agate is rare because of its iridescent qualities that give it the look of fire and flame. It ranges 6.5-7 on the MOH’s hardness scale, and like other quartz can be polished to a great reflective waxy shine. My favourite pieces are ones with solid white or semi transparent quartz as a host rock to the fire agate. Iron oxide is what gives the fire agate its browner colourings. Rarer types include rainbow colour patterns to their shimmer from specific minerals. Metaphysically Mexican fire agate is used for calming, grounding, healing, and creativity.

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Past Mexican Fire Agate pieces:

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^these two stackers available at Arcana Healing Arts in Portland, Maine.

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Two rings with Mexican fire agate have been made for the shop, to be included in Sunday’s update. A little twisted band stacker, and this glorious mini shadow box inspired piece:

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Stay tuned for July 4th news, and thanks for reading!

If you have any requests for stones, gems, or minerals for the next Rock Appreciation Day, comment below!

xx Stray Arrow

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New Stones & SALE News!

Beltane and the coming of Spring (truly, finally) has brought on a wonderful weekend.

Friday night featured a great jewelry show called “Piercing the Pickle”, depicting jeweler’s interpretations of the pickle fork, at a groovy cocktail bar called The Jewel Box in my new hometown of Portland, ME.

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Saturday morning I feasted on rocks in all forms at a gem show. 

All are currently up for grabs for custom orders, but I’m only accepting a certain amount of customs this month as the shops will be closed from May 20th – June 5th.

I did go a bit overboard on the succulent labradorite….

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^Carey plume agate for Fire Rise rings.

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^ocean jasper and red horn coral

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^pyrite and native silver

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^kyanite

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^seriously amazing dendritic opal

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^ocean jasper, blue chalcedony, dendritic opal

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In other news, the annual MAY SALE has started!

In the main shop enter in the coupon code: MAYBABY for 10% off of your order from now until May 20th. This doesn’t apply to custom orders or the plugs shop. Please be sure to enter in the code at checkout as I will not be able to refund those that forget.

That’s all for now!

xx Stray Arrow

New Pieces…

These new items will be hitting the main shop throughout the morning:

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These beauties are now stocked at The Lion’s Nest in Austin, TX:

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These beauties are now at Arcana boutique in Portland, Maine:

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Also recently listed is this beautiful vintage Navajo storyteller ring in my destash shop:

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That’s it for now folks! Stay tuned for more news-

xxStray Arrow

Throw Back Thursday & NEW STOCKIST!

For this week’s Throwback Thursday…

One of my first pieces. Ever. A necklace made from copper, cheap jasper stones, patina, and deer hide I still collect at the local powwow. I still love wearing this piece.

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In other news, I’m now stocking items at another shop! Arcana is the first and sole boutique I stock with in my new home town of Portland, ME. Since I’ve changed locations I’ve gotten multiple messages of folks passing through Portland enquiring if my jewels are in any local shops. I’m so happy to have found a great place for my work after residing here for my first year, and just in time for Holiday shoppers. Rune pieces and one of a kind items with turquoise and tiger’s eye are currently stocked. New items will slowly roll in as well…

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xx Stray Arrow