When I started my jewelry business I was beading with gemstones. I liked the way they made me feel and wanted to make others feel good too through my jewelry. I wanted to add some silver pieces including words and that's when I came upon metal clay. Well, what can I say it was love at first sight! The gemstones soon took a backseat and eventually I did away with all of the them. Except this little tiny rose quartz gemstone. You see, I still believe in the healing power of gemstones. But I have a very good reason for the rose quartz. First it means love and healing and secondly my mom loved roses. Which makes sense since I started making jewelry when my mom died and the gemstones helped me through my grief.