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Dear PayPal: It’s Over. #BoycottPaypal for supporting Donald Trump

Dear PayPal, I know you are a corporate giant made up of many, many people who have many different views, but your co-founder just dropped $1.25 MILLION dollars into Trump’s campaign and that says a lot about YOU. I do not support this. And I don’t want any of the money you make from my […]


How To Cleanse Your Crystals

How Do I Cleanse My Crystals?   This is a very common question that I am asked every day in my jewelry store. People come in to purchase jewelry or crystals and I cleanse them for them but, like your hair, gemstones need their maintenance, too. Energy is like germs. Everyone has them–both good and […]


Getting Started in the Diamond Business by @ADiamondsdirect

Looking to Invest in Diamonds? Kurt with Antwerp Diamonds reached out to me and has a bit of great advice for those interested in the diamond business. They created the Investor Guide for those who are brand new to the diamond business and market. It teaches you to understand the market, helps you make smart […]


And The Winner Is….

Congratulations! Ellen Beck, you are the winner of the Giveaway prize: Magnesite in 14K Gold!! Congratulations again! Thanks everyone for participating in my giveaway launch! My website is very happy with all the sharing and promotion going on. You guys rock! Feel free to sign up for my email newsletter if you haven’t already–I will […]


New Website Launch Giveaway #GemDivaLaunch

Giveaway! In honor of moving my website from blogger to WordPress, redesigning it and all the hard work it took, I am having a huge social media giveaway to launch my new and improved   The Prize Dyed Magnesite in 14K Gold filled wire (filled wire last much longer than plated and it has […]


My Teacher, Daryl Thompson

Daryl Thompson Taught Me More Than Just How To Wire Wrap Gemstones Into Jewelry.  Painting of Daryl by a fan. (I don’t know their name) Before I go into detail about his legendary music, let me introduce Daryl to you from my eyes.  In 2007, I was in Atlanta walking through Little 5 Points trying […]


My City Is Flooded and I Want To Help #RisingRed

My Hometown Is Flooded and You Can Help Me Make A Difference Photo courtesy of The Shreveport Times Shreveport is a city I grew up in and call my hometown. It was the place of refuge for my mother and me–we were homeless and my  mom had suffered a lot of trauma. We moved there […]


The Artisans Guide To Content Marketing and Social Media

UPDATE: The publication date has been pushed to July 15 due to several platforms that I covered changing a few of their rules–I want to make sure you have the freshest of the fresh! Announcing My Newest Creation: The Artisan's Guide To Content Marketing and Social Media– out on July 15, 2015. If you are […]


Skypony Studio presents Midweek Business Break in #DallasTX a fun and FREE event!

Join Us For Fun, Art, and Wine in Dallas, TX! I am so excited to present this cool event to everyone. As an artist working with Skypony Studio, I want to do something to support the studio. So, borrowing the idea from Wine Down Wednesday, an Atlanta event at Centennial Olympic Park–I thought of this: […]


Rocking out to some @PTXofficial as I prep for ArtWalk #Dallas @Dallas_GMT

Every Third Saturday There's an Art Party in Dallas As an artist I truly love the arts and beign a part of it. Every third Saturday here in Dallas is ArtWalk: an event held by the Gallery At Midtown located at Valley View Mall. Yeah, that's right–there's a shopping mall filled with art galleries. Long […]