February Birthstone Amethyst

February Birthstone – Amethyst

Happy Birthday to all you February babies! February’s birthstone is the sparkling Amethyst. This popular stone is actually quartz and refers specifically to the purple variety. This lovely gemstone is quite popular because not only is it beautiful it is also quite affordable. Did you know that Amethyst jewelry was once worn because it was believed that it helped you keep a clear head and avoid getting intoxicated. Amethyst was also a gemstone for royalty in the middle ages, and was as valuable as diamonds and rubies. Amethyst Details: MINERAL: Quartz CHEMISTRY: SiO2 MOHS HARDNESS: 7 Amethyst Cleaning and Care: […]more

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Abella Blue at the Sundance Harvest Market 2016

This photo is from the 2016 Sundance Harvest Market. Fall has come and certainly caught me off guard, in fact we have already had snow up in the mountains. I think fall is my favorite season. I love fire pits, sweater weather, pumpkin spice, and the bite in the air. Fall is also the calm before the storm so to speak, when I have finished up all my summer markets and I get to catch my breath a little before the holidays put me into overdrive. This year I was able to participate in the Sundance Harvest Market which acted […]more

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2014 Gift Guide: Handmade Stocking Stuffers

Looking for that special something to put in their stocking? Here is a great list of a few Abella Blue items that are sure to make great stocking stuffers. Stocking Stuffer for the Pet Lover: These sweet little paw print stud earrings are a must for the pet lover. Stocking Stuffer for the Teenager: A little butterfly necklace that is great for everyday and goes with everything! Stocking Stuffer for Runners: Get your favorite runner a little sterling silver charm to celebrate their latest race. Stocking Stuffer for your Sweetheart: Say I love you with the key to my heart […]more

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Back To School : Etsy Metal Blog Carnival

Welcome to our EtsyMetal monthly Blog Carnival! Blog Carnival is about a group of our members sharing their experience on a common topic. THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: “BACK TO SCHOOL?”  Back to school means the beginning of fall, and one of my favorite times of year. (Starbucks Pumpkin Spice season!) I love driving up the canyon and watching the dogs run through the freshly fallen leaves. I was always one of those weird kids who loved going back to school and it is still the same today. I feel like I am always trying to learn new things, and especially recently I […]more

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Abella Blue 2016 Holiday Show Schedule

2016 Holiday Show Schedule

I am extremely excited to be participating in two local shows this holiday season. The Utah Arts Festival Holiday Show runs from Nov. 18th through December 16th at Artspace City Center in suite 120. There will be an artist’s reception from 6pm to 9pm on November 18th and December 2nd for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. I am also going to be at the Red Butte 15th Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 3rd and 4th from 10am to 5pm. Join us in the Orangerie to do some holiday shopping then get your complimentary hot chocolate and head out […]more

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2015 Silly Holiday Bazaar in Park City Utah

Join me at the 2015 Silly Holiday Bazaar in Park City Utah. This should be a really fun event and I would love to see you there. If you are looking for just the right gift for that special someone this is the place to be. I will have a few holiday themed items and some great stocking stuffers. Dates: Dec. 11-13th. Times: Friday 5-9 Saturday 10-5 Sunday 10-2 Location:Park City Marriott 1895 Sidewider Drive Park City, UT 84060 (Off of SR 248/Kearns Blvd. in Prospector)

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Out of the Studio Aug. 25th – Oct. 7th

Summer is officially gone and fall is here. To celebrate and enjoy the precious few last warm days left I am going to be taking a little bit of time away from the studio to recharge and spend some time with my family and friends. This means that any orders received during this time will be worked on and shipped on the 10th of Oct. For any special orders there may be additional time needed to finish the piece. Please let me know if you need your order by a specific date so I can be sure that it will […]more

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