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October 4, 2009


This afternoon, I was using the amazing powers of the internet to hunt down some ideas for future supply purchases. My 3 year old daughter was nearby, as usual and came to see what I was looking at (because I am a crazy lady and talk to the computer monitor). She wormed her way up on to my lap, asking me a million questions while settling herself in. ‘What are you doing?’ ‘Why?’ ‘Why do you need more stones?’ ‘Can we make jewelry tomorrow?’, the typical 3 year old line of questioning. As I settled back into the searching and note taking her attention shifted to the computer monitor. ‘What is that?’ ‘Click on that pink one, mommy!’ ‘That’s labradorite, you have some of that mommy.’

Her intense interest caught me a little off guard. Normally toddlers bounce from like to like in a fashion similar to grasshoppers. And yet, the child knew that they grey stone which hints of pretty blue-green was Labradorite, that the pale, milky pink stone was Rose Quartz. And she caught on quickly with others. Black Onyx, Rutilated Quartz, briolettes, rondelles.

Perhaps this early budding interesting in jewelry making and gemology may be an interest that stick with her for life. The idea of getting her an assortment of large glass and wooden beads, thick cording and plated pewter beads for Christmas is sounding more and more like a very good idea.


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