Sunday, September 25, 2011

hello again

Hello, friends. I am back at my very neglected blog-- it has taken awhile for me to be up to writing again.  My beloved Mom died recently, which, in addition to breaking my heart, made it nearly impossible for me to care about whether leopard was in for fall or not. (It was never out, by the way).
I know my Mom read my little blog, although she claimed to love it even if she didn't always quite get it.  And she always, always encouraged to do what I loved and I love to write.  While I seem to be operating in a perpetual state of sadness these days, I am going to start writing again, because I know that she wants me to do things that make me happy, and this is one thing that does just that.
A couple of months ago while on an excursion to the fabulous boutique, sway & cake, to use my Groupon believe it or not, I discovered a fantastic collection by Marcia Moran featuring Drusy Quartz.  I had never heard of drusy myself, so I decided to investigate further.
Drusy, druzy, druse--there are different spellings for these small quartz crystals that form on or in the surface of other stones,  The explanation in short form is that when ground water carrying dissolved silica is forced into a porous area of the rock, rapid cooling often occurs, causing the formation of tiny crystals on the surfaces or in cavities of the rock. The clear crystals often form on top of previously deposited minerals. This is called a drusy. I call it totally fabulous.
I totally fell for the chunky Marcia Moran Oval Agate Drusy Oversized Ring in gold.  Since my ring finger is a tiny 3 1/2, this will definitely be going on my middle finger, which is the perfect place for a statement piece such as this.  A couple of the websites I read talked of drusy's more fragile nature, and warned against choosing it in a ring where it could be bumped and damaged, however I plan on just being careful with it.  There are also really fantastic pendants and earrings as well, if you don't fancy it in a ring.
The most appealing part of drusy is that it is just....different.  It has elements of both elegance and an organic feel to it and may well be the perfect thing to add some unique sparkle to your party outfit this fall.  I am a girl who believes in daytime every day sparkle, if you will, so I will doing the denim & drusy thing  until we hit the full stride of party season.
While I am not up for much socializing these days, I am glad to be back out in at least the cyberworld.  One new day at a time.  Cheers.