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Two Guys Fossils




I mentioned last week that I purchased some "goodies" at Two Guys Fossils. Here is the scoop.



Part of that trip resulted in a class for wire wrapping. I've tried wire wrapping before. You Tube, DVDs, written tutorials and all with poor results.


I went to Two Guys with two beading buddies. We were so excited with our purchases, one of us called Phyllis at pflora beads to see if we could have a wire wrapping class.






We firmed up the date (last Wednesday) while we were eating lunch on the way home. Is that anxious???


Above is the results of my wrapping. The stone is Fuchsite with Rubies. Ruby and Fuchsite help to deepen compassion, understanding and acceptance.  They also work in tandem to clean/clear any mental or emotional blocks, leading to a more balanced and tranquil state of being.  Ruby Fuchsite will help to clear any blockage of the Heart Chakra and fill the void with positive, loving energies.


I think it is a pretty stone, the rest is just an "extra".


The shape of the stone is important (at least for a newbie at wire wrapping like me) Some of the other stones I purchased were not easy to wire wrap but did have a flat spot so I could glue on a bail. I like the results.



This is an Amethyst Button. Amethyst is the birthstone for February So, if you or know someone with a February birthday, here is a great gift.


Amethyst is well known for powerful intuitive energy. The word Amethyst comes from the Greek meaning "without drunkenness" and Amethyst is believed to protect one from poison. (I'm not  making this up - Several websites said the same thing!)


All that said, I really love the look of this pendant. You really have to see it in person. The pink prisms really reflect the light.




One of my favorite colors is green and this Malachite stone fills the bill. (Also, remember emerald green is the new Pantone color of the year)


Malachite contains copper and it is said to be helpful in the treatment of rheumatism. It is the copper in malachite that gives it a green color.



It improves eyesight and protects against lightning. It gives health, fertility, and joy. Malachite promotes success whether in business or love. It raises one's spirit and increases hope, health and happiness. It attracts physical and material benefits. Malachite was admired by ancient followers of the Goddess Venus and was thought to possess great powers. Malachite amplifies your mood, whether positive or negative, so care should be given when wearing it as jewelry. Malachite is believed to be a strong protector of children.



And last but not least:  Lapis Lazuli is a powerful stone that brings out the best in people. Some people refer to it as a stone of royalty. When it has calcite inclusions, which are white, it can aid you in clearing your mind and help you better focus and perhaps receive the ancient wisdom the stone contains.





I've put these on my website (except the wire wrapped one - trust me the picture may look OK but the quality is not what I am ready to sell, yet)


Check them out here:



Malachite, or

Lapis Lazuli.


Which one fits your personality?


Do you have a favorite gemstone you like? If so, I'll see what I can find at Two Guys Fossils. I really haven't scratched the surface of what is there. He does have fossils, too, by the way.



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Until next time,




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Beverly Carlson


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