$50 Giveaway Winner Announced!

March 16th, 2012

Congratulations to Gina Clapp for being the winner of our very first $50 gift card giveaway! Please contact me at robinbarr@comcast.net to get your prize!

Thank you to everyone who participated in my very first giveaway! Check back often to see what we’re doing next! And don’t forget, you can always shop online.

Are you ready for Spring?

March 7th, 2012

The word is out and colors for Spring 2012 have been released!

“The spring 2012 color trend is influenced by ‘renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day’.”

Pantone colors for Spring 2012

Top row, left to right:

  • Cabaret (an intense rose)
  • Driftwood (a weathered blend of gray and beige)
  • Bellflower (an ornamental purple)
  • Cockatoo (a light hearted blue-green)
  • Tangerine Tango (a juicy orange).

Bottom row, left to right:

  • Margarita (a tangy yellow-green)
  • Sweet Lilac (a gentle pink-lilac)
  • Solar Power (a bold cheery yellow)
  • Starfish (a warm-weather neutral)
  • Sodalite Blue (a seaside classic blue).

Luckily for you, we’re here to help! The ever-changing pieces in the JMI inventory can cater to your every need, whether it’s updating your Spring wardrobe, or finding that “just right” look for an evening out. The two pieces below can work double duty for just that!

Regency Rose Plume on Lapis Lazuli

Regency Rose Plume on Lapis Lazuli

Regency Rose Plume on Turquoise

Regency Rose Plume on Turquoise


 

Want more?

They could be yours! Contact us today about purchasing these pieces or to see more of our wonderful variety of stones!

And don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate! Click here for more details on the giveaway.

 

*Spring 2012 source – Jewelry Business Blog

Announcing My First $50 Giveaway!

March 6th, 2012

Don’t miss your chance to get a FREE $50 off your next purchase from Just My Imagination! Now through March 15*, tell us your favorite gem stone, and don’t forget to tag Just My Imagination on facebook or twitter and hashtag #JMIgiveaway to enter!

Each time you post or tweet is another entry into the giveaway.

*This giveaway will end on March 15, 2012 at 11:59pm. A winner will be chosen at random and be announced March 16, 2012.

What is Drusy?

March 5th, 2012

The most asked question I encounter is “What is drusy?” If you’ve ever seen the inside of a geode that’s covered with a sparkling carpet of crystal, that’s drusy, more specifically, it is the natural crystallization of a rock. Probably the most common drusy is quartz, which can be vapor-coated with various materials, such as real gold and platinum, or the metal titanium, which comes in different colors.   Natural drusy can be white, or come in a variety of colors.  Also naturally occurring is Rainbow Pyrite drusy, which comes in a rainbow of colors. These and other natural colors arise from the minerals on which the crystals are based. The crystals flash a thousand points of light as the stone is moved. In some drusies, the color underlies clear crystals, while in others, the crystals themselves are colored.

Drusy is not crumbly and does not fall apart under normal use, but it’s not recommended for rings or bracelets because sharp knocks can damage the surface.  Restore the sparkle of any drusy by swishing the piece through warm water with dishwashing liquid, rinse in distilled water, and dry with a blower or hair dryer.

Know Your Stones – Gun Metal Drusy!

March 29th, 2011

Argentium Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Gun Metal Drusy Druzy EarringsDrusy is a naturally occurring gemstone with a textured crystal surface. This stone comes in many colors and from all of over world as it is created by micro-crystals forming on a matrix. Some of the natural colored drusys are green uvarovite garnet from Russia, pink cobalto calcite from the Congo, hemimorphite zinc, black psilomelane, rainbow hematite and rainbow pyrite drusy. While not a naturally occurring color, the titanium coated drusys, as featured here, are incredibly striking.

The quality of a drusy is dependent upon a few key items, such as color saturation, crystal size, purity or any visible flaws and crystal coverage. Just My Imagination strives to provide you with the highest quality drusy available to us. If you are interested in purchasing these one-of-a-kind sterling silver wrapped gun metal drusy earrings, they are available here. If you are interested in finding out about other available pieces of drusy, please contact us and we will be happy to help! And don’t forget to stop back next week for another Know Your Stones article!

Know Your Stones – Larimar!

March 23rd, 2011

Argentium Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Dominican Republic Larimar Pendant NecklaceLarimar is a rare stone found only in the Dominican Republic. Because it is only found in the Dominican Republic, larimar is difficult to find outside of the Caribbean.

Many times the coloration will be light or deep blues and white, though sometimes it can be a green-blue color. The quality grade of larimar is determined by the coloration; the deeper blues and more intense contrasts 0f whites, the higher the quality.

Just My Imagination is lucky enough to have found a few pieces like the piece featured here, available for purchase. If you are interested in finding out about other available pieces of larimar, please contact us and we will be happy to help! And don’t forget to stop back next week for another Know Your Stones article!

Visit My New Etsy Shop!

December 25th, 2010

Inventory SALE!

December 21st, 2010

I’ve spent the last week taking pictures of my inventory and am about halfway there and now, as promised, I am writing to notify you of my SALE.

Please visit my website and enjoy and unprecedented 25% off of any purchase!      Enter 25off at checkout!  I will continue to post additional items over the next week  or so and I will send a quick email as stones post.

Currently, the website consists of  about 150 items, earrings and pendants.  I have included the approximate sizes of each piece, some have descriptions, some will be added as soon as possible.  Feel free to call or email me for additional information on any item.  As always, your satisfaction is guaranteed whether your purchase is for you or that special someone.  Please feel free to share this email with your friends.

2010 was a strange year.  I had my best show of my career, and my worst.  In the end, I find myself looking forward to 2011 with great anticipation.   I wish you a happy, healthy holiday season and best wishes for the New Year. and I  look forward to seeing you in the spring!

The Holidays are Fast Approaching!

November 15th, 2010

Just My Imagination One of a Kind Jewelry Pendants, Necklaces, Gift Certificates, Earrings, BraceletsThe holidays are fast approaching and our one-of-a-kind pendants make the perfect gift! Not sure which piece to get? Get a printable gift certificate!

And don’t miss me Thanksgiving Weekend, November 26-28, at the Frederick Fairgrounds for the Maryland Christmas Show in Frederick, MD.

Please contact RobinBarr@comcast.net to inquire about any special shipping requirements to get your gifts in time for the holidays!

Sugarloaf at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA This Weekend!

November 3rd, 2010

Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Abalone Pendant NecklaceCome visit me at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA this weekend, November 5-7, for Sugarloaf’s Fall Show!  Featuring all new, one-of-a-kind inventory of wire wrapped pendants and earrings, like this new style of Abalone and Sterling Silver, you will not want to miss this!

Also, don’t forget, the holidays after fast approaching and we have Gift Certificates now available!