Technically speaking, our Arizona summer monsoon rains begin during mid-June. By early August big storm clouds can be seen building up nearly every afternoon. Some days it rains and some days the clouds pass along to drop their precious water in other places. On this particular afternoon we saw beautiful sunbeams but missed the raindrops.
Wouldn't you love to see what's on the other side?
Fordite (sometimes also known as motor agate) is an interesting material that I have just been made aware of over the past few years. It is actually the cut and polished result of many layers of baked paint enamel left over from an old manufacturing process for painting cars. Various sized cabochons and beads can be found in a beautiful array of colors and swirling patterns. You can even pick out which layers of paint are flat among other layers with metallic flecks within each polished "stone". Compared to other stones, it is a soft material so be sure to avoid harsh chemicals and potential scratches. Treat in a way similar to how you might care for a pearl.
This fordite pendant comes on a 40 inch beaded rope necklace made with
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and did you know that one in every eight women will experience the disease at some point in her life? Early detection is important and organizations like the National Breast Cancer Foundation are working hard to help women get early diagnosis and treatment.
Wear pink in a big way and support breast cancer awareness.
All profits from the sale of this necklace will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.