Tourmaline Birthstone

There has been no time for sewing this week (I haven’t even started on my outfit for the graduation which is in two weeks) and I’ve only managed about two rows of knitting.  It’s that time of year again when I start to get the garden ready for winter and it is a big garden.  But I know that if I get it all done now it should stay looking good until the spring, apart from the lawn which will not stop growing all year here in Cornwall.

We have a birthday party to go to on Sunday and I was really struggling to find a suitable present. One of my girls suggested giving her one of the necklaces I’ve made, which would have been the easiest thing to do. But I decided to look up the birthstone for October which happens to be both tourmaline and opal.  A few items in my shop do have tourmaline and opal stones but I thought I would make something just for her.  (Why do I do that?  I am pleased with every item in my shop and any one of them would have been fine.  But it wouldn’t be me if I took the most obvious route!)  I decided to go with the tourmaline birthstone in a pretty pink and white.  Tourmaline comes in a huge variety of colours making it difficult to choose.  I was very tempted with some of my various shades of green tourmaline and there was a gorgeous peach coloured one.  The pink ones are my favourite, though,  so that’s what I opted for and hopefully she’ll like it too

It was very enjoyable to be hammering some silver again; it’s been a while.

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