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How Do You Keep Your Favorite Essential Oil With You?

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How Do You Keep Your Favorite Essential Oil With You?

It seems everyone is realizing the wonders of essential oils.  The amazing benefits of aromatherapy with its healing powers for the mind, body and soul.  I know we have.  Everything from pain relief, beauty, anxiety and even just to lift the spirits.  We massage it in and diffuse.  Use it in our drinks and inhale the healing aromas.  Yes the wonders of essential oils.  It has become such an important part of our lives.

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Why Do I Electroform

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Why Do I Electroform

  Why did I become an electroformer and how did it change my life? Sounds profound but it’s not.  Well, it was for me.  I once asked what was a blog, Why?  “To tell a story”.  Who would want to read my story?  I now have a business, The Wacky Wanderers and I have been told, “start a blog”. “Tell a story”.  “Why you do this”.  So here goes, still not sure who would read, but here it is, "why I became an electroformer and how it has changed my life".   Seems like I always remember gathering, collecting rocks...

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What Size Bracelet Do I Order?

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What Size Bracelet Do I Order?

What Size Bangle do I Order? So, you want to order a beautiful bangle, but what size do you get?  Here is something to help you out to get the perfect size for you.Our bangles give the size in "diameter" measurement.  Here is how to get that measurement. 1.  You want to hold your hand as if you were putting on a bangle, bringing all of your fingers together with you thumb and little finger touching.2.  Next, measure around the hand at the widest point using a tape measure or a strip of paper.  Make sure to pull them snug...

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Adventures in Lapidary

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Adventures in Lapidary

 During our move from beautiful Albuquerque New Mexico to Oregon, the beautiful Pacific Northwest we wintered in Quartzsite Arizona, home to thousands of snow birds.  This was truly an amazing time both personally and professionally for us.  It is a rock hounds mecca.  I was having heart palpitations when we first arrived.  My daughter kept saying "Mom, watch the road".  I was in heaven.  We got so many beautiful treasures, I am so thrilled with our haul both personally and professionally, from some wonderful vendors, met so many amazing people and learned so much.  Even went out into the desert...

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Cholla Cactus the Beauty of the Desert

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Cholla Cactus the Beauty of the Desert

  Since we are wanderers and gatherers we find beauty and inspiration on our journeys.  The Cholla Cactus was our inspiration.  The cholla (pronounced choy-a) is perhaps the most feared and hated cacti in the southwest desert.  It is also known as the “jumping cactus”.  If you have ever brushed up against one you will know why.   There is also beauty in this plant as well.  With over 20 species many of which has beautiful flowers.  Just look don’t touch.   The living plant also provides food and water for desert livestock and wild animals.  Even the cactus wren builds their...

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