Speaking/Media/Events

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PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING  

For speaking engagements, media appearances and interviews contact Trina Mills:

e-mail:  TLC@QuirkyGirlz.com  phone: 701-741-4762

QuirkyGirl begins sharing her story and draws her audience in. Hers is a story of life, death, and the miracle of innovative medical breakthroughs.  The details of her “illness to wellness” journey acts as a catalyst, motivating others to make healthier lifestyle choices.

If these are behavior changes you would like to see naturally adopted by your group, or simply want to learn more about the way the traditional medical approach is changing and what that means for our future as patients in the health care system.

Enjoy an “accidental patient” who presents as a funny, humble, speaker, sharing her struggle of life and death while finding love and gratitude in every single day of her journey.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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QuirkyGirlz is thrilled to announce we will be returning to Sedona, Arizona for the 2016 “Spring Mineral & Jewelry Expo and Sale”. Mark your calendars for Saturday May 28th from 10-5 and Sunday May 29th from 10-4! You won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to check out this much anticipated event!

The show will be held at the Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona, Arizona. This is a fun, family event. (There is an admissions fee). You will find my booth located at the front entrance. See you there!

Previous Events:

 Flagstaff Mineral & Jewelry Expo & Sale (Flagstaff, Arizona).

This show will feature some of the finest handmade jewelry, crystal, mineral and fossil specimens. You will also find beads, gemstones, rough material & slabs. QuirkyGirlz will be bringing along a few unusual surprises for the event attendees! There will be raffles held every hour throughout the show. When? Sat. July 11th and Sun. July 12th Where? Flagstaff High School, 400 West Elm Avenue, Flagstaff, Arizona. Admission? $3.00 for adults, children under 12 are free.

QuirkyGirlz will be participating in the: 2015 “Spring Mineral & Jewelry Expo & Sale” in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. This show will feature crystals, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gemstones, beads (and beaded ladies fashion!) QuirkyGirlz will be debuting the “2015 Spring Sedona’s Angel Jewelry Collection”.

Artists Profile Television Program Appearance:

Update: Follow this link to view the program; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkB3XHX6ffA

I will be in studio filming the first artist’s profile television program “Track 928″ Feb. 10, 2014 for Arizona Western College.

The program aired on Feb. 18, 2014, you can watch at 5:00 a.m., 1:00 and 10:00 p.m. for the following thirty days. Update:  The program has been rebroadcast. Check your local listings for dates and times.

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  1. Samantha P

    You have a very nice blog. Very comprehensive, which is rare nowadays. Thank you! I’m planning on going to Sedona on the weekend of the 11th anyway, so perhaps we can stop in and see the hubub at the High School.
    Hope to see you there,
    Samantha

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Trendy Treasures Mobile Boutique

 Trendy Treasures Mobile Boutique

Watch for us at our new location! Be the first of your friends to stop, relax, shop, and enjoy ice-cold drinks and snacks! It’s a one-of-a-kind roadside attraction!

opening-day-trendy-treasuresWhen you shop Trendy Treasures Mobile Boutique, you are supporting a locally owned family business. We carry a large variety of quality made in the U.S.A. products. We appreciate your business!

Get ready to see inside this one-of-a-kind roadside attraction, shopping destination, and new home of mouth-watering, Amish lovingly hand-crafted treats and sweets. 

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Be sure to “Like” our Facebook page for updated hours of operation and other special information. Check out the link to my blog at the top of the page. There you will find stories, photos, updates and more on the Trendy Treasures Mobile Boutique.

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Get ready for a fun fashion experience as you venture inside the micro store full of so many one-of-a-kind and unique items. It’s comfortably air-conditioned with a clean, permanent restroom on site. We accept payment thru our trusted PayPal partner so we are able to accept all forms of credit card, PayPal or cash. I am sorry but we will not be able to accept personal checks.

Products will change often at Trendy Treasures Mobile Boutique, but you may expect to find:

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One-of-a-kind healing gemstone jewelry, sterling silver & fashion jewelry, clothing, handbags, footwear, hats, home decor, t-shirts, sunglasses, goggles, painted accent furniture, Authentic Amish Hand Rolled and Twisted Fresh Pretzels (see the blog for more information) and;

FRESH, DELICIOUS, FUDGE in a variety of captivating flavors!

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 Discover your perfect Trendy Treasure or Treat when you visit this roadside attraction!

Learn more about how Trendy Treasures was born: http://www.quirkygirlz.com/red-hobbis-tale-of-trendy-treasures-mobile-boutique/ 

8 thoughts on “Trendy Treasures Mobile Boutique

  1. Lorrie T.

    I love, love, love your mobile boutique! I want to shop there! Do you teach other people how to build them or will you build one for me?

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  2. Celia D.

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  3. Antonio B.

    I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your site.
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  4. Bebe D.

    Your mobile store is the bomb! I couldn’t believe my eyes with all of the quality stuff inside. I thought your prices were great too! My daughter and I left with 5 bags of clothes, jewelry, we both got a handbag, and I picked up a couple of cute things for the house. We are telling all of our friends and we will be back for more shopping! Oh yes, our dog loved your treats, your fragrances are great, and the fudge and pretzels are to die for. We just can’t say enough great things about your little store! Oh yes, you and your husband are so friendly and sweet, people that visit you will be delighted to discover that you don’t use any high pressure sales and just let people shop!

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    1. quirkygirlz Post author

      Thank you for your kind remarks. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to Trendy Treasures Mobile Store. Please come back and visit us soon. If you want to shop and can’t get into the area you can always check out QuirkyGirlz.com for some of the same great quality products. New products to be added soon!

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  5. Darryl S.

    I am extremely inspired along with your writing abilities and
    also with the layout in your blog. Is this a paid topic or
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    1. quirkygirlz Post author

      Thank you for your nice comments. I choose my own topics, they are unpaid, and I did develop the blog and website myself with help now and then from some family members. I am glad you enjoy it.

      Reply

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Jewelry & Handbag Collections

 Our jewelry is one-of-a-kind, handmade, with the finest quality, semi-precious gemstones- loved for centuries for their healing qualities. Precious metals include Sterling Silver and Copper. The handbags in our collection are leather, designer quality, in many style and color choices. 

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ABOUT OUR STONES

About Our Stones

Semi-Precious Stones & Their Secrets Within

We strive to provide you with a top quality product featuring many of the following semi-precious stones. However, it is important to note that natural gemstones vary in color and tone. Almost all stones have some unique marks, striations, or “inclusions,” some more than others.  QuirkyGirlz love inclusions within a stone because it adds character and depth to each jewelry design. Natural blemishes, flat spots, cavities, and color variations add new dimensions, often giving the piece “That added Pizzaz.”

Serendipitous accidents in the form of a visual deformation have inspired some of my most creative work and I am sure this is true of others. Nature is order built on chaos.  There are no straight lines or perfect circles, so let’s get comfortable with the shapes and colors that do occur.

By getting in touch with this inherent beauty, and realizing that each stone is made up of billions of years of compression, heat, moisture, and, at some point, the power of an exploding star, we can begin to realize the perceived power that a truly unique stone could project on its’ wearer.  And it probably has been that way as long as people have had an appreciation for beauty and wonder.

Think about this ancient connection that we have, both with our ancestors, and the Earth and it’s offerings.  Perhaps the use of gemstones for healing or other therapeutic uses makes even more sense now than in any time in our history.  Now at least we know we are all made of the same building blocks as a Diamond, for instance.  Carbon.

The ancients healers may have only sensed our connectedness with these “powers,” but perhaps this connection is much closer than we think.  Regardless, the therapeutic uses of stones for “healing” or the wearing of a birth stone based on the ruling planets of one’s birth month have been around long before recorded history and will surely continue far into the future.  Thus, we will include all the information that we believe to be true, without making any assumptions about the accuracy of claims that are made.

Let’s take a look at the Mohs hardness scale first, since this number will come in handy later, and then get started on stone varieties.

Now some information about the Mohs hardness scale.  Can you imagine where this name comes from?  That’s right class, Friedrich came up with this scale in 1812, a good year, it turns out, for practical thinkers.  See, the basis for this test is scratch resistance or “Relative Mineral Hardness.”  The idea being that you take two minerals, and scratch them together.  The one that cuts the other is harder, and if neither is cut, they are the same.  Now, throw in some standard minerals and a scale and you get the table below:

1-2: Soft can be scratched with a fingernail

3-5: Medium to soft can be scratched with a steel knife

6-7: Medium to hard can scratch window glass

8-10: Hard can be scratched with a diamond

We have attempted to provide you with all the available information about the stones that we use in our jewelry designs.  We have included the Mohs Hardness Scale Number with many of the descriptions.

AGATE:  Agate is a microcrystalline type of silica.  It is usually of fine grain and can be many bright colors. These include blue, black, brown, red, turquoise blue, purple, burnt umber, fuchsia, and crackle green.  The backgrounds tend to be dark with hints of pink, green, white, yellow, and green and white.  It has substantial curved or angled bands or layers of quartz, and is usually either translucent or has translucent bands made up of crystalline quartz. It is formed in the cavity of a host rock and is usually found as a round nodule containing concentric rings like a tree. And if you really want to know, agate is composed of silicon dioxide and is a variety of chalcedony-microcrystalline quartz.  Agate comes in so many colors, some of the most distinct have their own names.  Agate is a 7 on the hardness scale.

Agate is considered to be nourishing to your body, helping all the parts work well together.  It improves eyesight, self-confidence, and energy, while relieving thirst, thoughts of infidelity,and feelings of fear.  Best of all, it strengthens intellect while keeping one open to inspiration and is helpful for healing and all-a-round protection.

AUTUMN JASPER: reminds one of fall.  Hay bales stacked high with pumpkins adorning their bottoms, red maple leaves and leisurely walks in autumn while there is still a little green left on the trees.  That’s the earthy warm brick-red and avocado green of Autumn Jasper. It ranks 6.5-7 on the hardness scale.

AMASONITE:  Named after the Amazon river from which it sprang, it turns out that Amazonite mostly comes from Russia, and the Amazon find itself must have been a fluke. It is a green oligoclase feldspar, but often can be found with yellow, white, or gray inclusions.  It is somewhat brittle and ranks a 6 on the hardness scale, so care must be taken when cleaning; warm soapy water only.

A soothing and calming stone, Amazonite is said to assist in breaking down boundaries to heartfelt communication, releases worries and fears, and gives thought clarity.  It also reduces self-damaging behavior, giving oneself confidence, self-respect and self-assuredness. Thyroid, throat, nerve, and brain path healing also occur.

AMBER:  The fossilized tree resin of ancient conifer trees, amber continues to amaze us.  Whether yellow-orange-brown, or whitish, black, red, green, or even blue, amber, as a 2.5 on the hardness scale, has always been prized for its beauty, and workability.  And you might even find a small animal inside!

Most people know that Amber is beautiful to wear, but it can also bring a calming, positive energy to one’s life, in mind, body, and spirit.  It absorbs negative energies and can help counter thoughts of suicide and depression while connecting the conscious self and universal perfection.  A must-have for the sensitive soul.

Finally, if one suffers from chronic diseases, throat infections, asthma, convulsions, rheumatism, intestinal disorders, earache, bladder trouble, goiters, nerves, or bone marrow deficiencies, amber may be the gem for you.

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Handmade Amber Quirky Statement Necklace.

FLOWER AMAZONITE: is a stone  that offers an appealing mix of sea green tones, ranging from mossy green to  turquoise blue. As a result of iron and mineral deposits, some stones may  exhibit a tonal mix of brown and black. Amazonite is a hard stone with a good  polish. It was tested and ranked on the hardness scale of 6-6.5.

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Amazonite three-strand necklace.

AMETHYST: This truly awesome violet hued quartz forms inside hollow rocks, and used to be valued as highly as diamonds and sapphires.  A large deposit discovered in Brazil took care of that little problem, and now amethyst is fairly common. The name comes from greek mythology involving a hot-headed god and a chaste young woman who wished to remain so, named, yes, you guessed it, Amethyst. It was also thought to ward off the effects of drink so cups were carved out of it on occasion. Finally, stones were carved as amulets for cool thinking in battle by medieval European soldiers, an all-around good gem stone to have.  It is also the official birthstone for February.

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Amethyst, Kingman Turquoise Handmade Necklace.

Now found in Russia, Brazil, South Korea, Austria, India, Zambia, and North America, amethyst symbolizes purification and spiritual power, as well as healing and the ability to focus energy.  Calmness, serenity, and peaceful meditation assist one in reaching spiritual goals.  Also an aid to intuition and insight, if placed under the pillow at night, vivid, meaningful dreams will follow.  It can ward off nightmares, depression, and stress if one wears it.

Amethyst is a versatile  healing stone. It can be used to heal a wide range of ailments, and works well with almost every major system in the body.  We now know that amethyst is a “negative ion”, which attracts poisonous “positive ions” to it, thus clearing the air around the wearer and making it more  breathable.  As mentioned before, amethyst is also said to be a stone of sobriety, so the wearer can become free of addictive tendencies.

CHEVRON AMETHYST:  Named for its chevron-like  pattern of banded white quartz and amethyst, chevron amethyst exhibits  eye-catching patterns of opaque and translucent layers giving it a textured  appearance. Strands contain varying degrees of white banding with some light brown striations.   Major deposits are found in Brazil and it is listed as 7 on the hardness scale.

CAPE AMETHYST:  Cape Amethyst, otherwise known as South African Amethyst, has a translucent, light purple color and striped-white layers of milky quartz. It is a hard stone with a nice polish and rates a 7 on the hardness scale.

AVENTURINE:  This translucent to opaque rock is usually green, but has a shimmering or glistening effect.  Color can also be brown, orange, yellow, blue, or gray. Its hardness is around 6.5-7.

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Red Aventurine Handmade Necklace.

Aventurine radiates a calming energy.  It brings out leadership and perceptive qualities, allowing one to be decisive with strengthened intuitive power.  Finally, good luck in financial matters, creative stimulation, intellect, and independence can occur with the proper exposure to this rock.

Finally, low, or disharmonious energies are dispelled by using Adventurine.  It shields the heart, heals the body and emotions, and gives a sense of mental and emotional well-being.  A good rock to have in your corner.

BAMBOO CORAL:  This permanently dyed either a deep red or warm pink color and has an excellent polish.  Its hardness  is rated at 3.5-4 on the scale.

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Pink Coral, Kingman Turquoise Necklace.

BLUE-SKY JASPER:  A blend of earth and sky, dyed and stabilized sky jasper is a beautiful color combination of sky blue and  terracotta red-brown in several soothing patterns that draw the eye. It earned a rating of 6.5-7 on the hardness scale.

BRECCIATED JASPER:  Also known as poppy jasper in the lighter color ranges.  Your senses will revel in the deep brown, brick-red and cream colors that swirl through brecciated jasper.  Found in Australia. Hardness is rated at 6.5-7.

Sometimes used for dowsing, this jasper also helps one relax, brings happiness, and a sense of wholeness with a good outlook on life.  It is great for grounding oneself and for protection.

CARNELIAN:  This semi-transparent and usually dyed stone is heat-treated to a   mild to brilliant  bright orange color. It is a  brownish-red mineral   which is commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. The  color can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense almost-black  coloration.  It is most commonly found in Brazil, India, Siberia, and   Germany.  Its hardness is rated as 7.

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Carnelian Dream Handmade Necklace.

This stone can calm tempers, prevent poverty, help with sense of humor, and protect against bad vibrations.

CITRINE:  This golden-yellow quartz is found in Brazil.  The name comes from the Latin “citrina,” meaning yellow, (also the origin of the word “citron,” as in the inedible apple).  It is one of three traditional birthstones for November and promotes abundance by helping one to achieve their goals, bring clarity to mind, and improve confidence and happiness.  This stone rates a 7 on the Mohs scale.

DALMATION JASPER:  This natural stone is opaque and spotted with a tawny, cream-colored   base. Dalmatian jasper has a distinct  pattern of sporadic black spots similar to the famous fire station dogs. Found  in Mexico. It rates a 6.5-7 on the hardness scale. This stone helps those analytical thinkers who might need to remember that it is great just to be alive!

FLUORITE:  Occurs in many colors including purple, colorless,  red,   pink, yellow, green, blue, black, yellow, and multi-colored stones.  Crystals are transparent to translucent. Translucent fluorite has an exciting  blend of colors and subtle striped patterns. It rates a 4 on   the hardness scale.

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Flourite Amethyst Handmade Necklace

Though it appears in many  colors, fluorite is most common in purple   and green. It develops in a very  ordered crystalline structure, and   works to bring stability and order into the  wearer’s life as well. The   purple stones help with intuition, and the green is  very cleansing.   Fluorite brings order from chaos. Folk Lore insists that the  wearer   will more easily achieve silence within and find the place where all knowledge is accessible. The stone acts as a protective, psychic shield and  auric cleanser. An aide in study and intellectual pursuits, it helps   to increase  concentration, and allow clear and detached reasoning. It   also helps  relationships and encourages and sustains the flawless ideal of health,  intellect, and emotional well-being.

GARNET:  A deep burgundy red color mineral from India. Its brilliance lends itself to any season. It is comprised of a group of semi-precious  silicate stones occurring in all colors but blue.

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Handmade Garnet Bracelet.

Garnet is said to be the  “stone of health”. It helps dissolve   negative energy and speeds up  manifestation by bringing your creative   energies to the forefront. Garnet has a  warm loving energy and monitors   the flow of energy to the psychic centers. On the mental, emotional,   and spiritual planes, garnet also aids in achieving integration  and rejuvenation and in learning to flow with the tides of energy. It gives vitality and provides a stabilizing influence in all realms. Garnet is very purifying  and cleansing. It is believed that it stimulates creativity, confidence,  security, and passion, and can heighten sexual awareness.

Garnet helps to stabilize  and protect the physical body.  The red stone, it is especially effective with the  blood, spine and circulatory   system, and helps some women to balance during  their “Moon time”. It is   rated with a 6.5-7.5 on the hardness scale.

HOWLITE:  A  snow-white stone with fine grey veining. Howlite  is a   soft, white to gray mineral that takes dye very easily, and can be dyed to imitate turquoise and Lapis Lazuli very well.  The most common form of howlite is irregular nodules, sometimes resembling cauliflower.   Crystals of howlite are rare, having been found in only  a couple of localities worldwide. Crystals were first reported from Tick Canyon, California, and later at Iona, Nova Scotia. The nodules are white with   fine  grey or black veins in an erratic, often web-like pattern, opaque   with a  sub-vitreous luster. The crystals at Iona are colorless, white or brown and are often translucent or transparent. Its Hardness is rated at 3.5.

Howlite is thought to gently absorb stress, tension, and anxiety.  Quietly loving, it offers a  sense of calm. It works with the heart center, bringing greater gentleness,  patience, and tact. It has also been known to boost creativity and to help get past  creative mental blocks. It works with issues of procrastination by encouraging you and highlighting excuses may be keeping one from moving forward. It helps one  to  prioritize, let go, and accomplish without accepting any excuses. It   helps one  to surrender. For those who tend to see everything as either   “black or  white”, or take life too seriously, it helps to reduce criticalness.

It has an affinity for our  skeletal structure, including our teeth, and aids with calcium absorption and distribution. It helps to regulate the body’s calcium levels and aids to strengthen skeletal communication.  Its Hardness is  rated at 3.5.

ITALIAN ONYX:  Also known as onyx marble,  Italian onyx is a banded calcite with striking blends of opaque and translucent colors of the earth. Color, texture and pattern can vary with each stone or bead. Hardness 3.5-4.

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White Italian Onyx and Amethyst Handmade Necklace.

JADE:  A semi-precious stone that ranges in color from  green to white to lilac to brown to almost black. Sacred to both the Chinese and the Mayans, the moss-green stone is said to bless everything it touches. It facilitates wisdom, mercy, humility, generosity, peace and harmony and devotion  to purpose. Said to be a “dream-stone”, jade placed under your pillow  will bring about dreams that are lucid and restorative, and can help one to  remember them. It aids in   finding one’s path and manifesting dreams  into reality, the realization of your potential. It helps provide confidence  and self-sufficiency by helping to build inner strength. It raises consciousness  and helps balance and heal the entire being by balancing the male and female energies within. It is a protective stone against illness, and is considered  lucky when worn as jewelry.

JUNGLE JASPER:  As the name implies, patterns range  from dark to lime green with creamy tones and a varying black and grey matrix.  Hardness 2.5-7.

DALMATION JASPER:  A common, opaque, semi-precious stone that is  found in many colors, including white, brown, yellow, red, and green. It is  often striped or speckled. It is a type of quartz belonging to the chalcedony family.

Native Americans believe  that jasper brings rain. In fact, the word for Jasper in some Native American cultures is “rain-bringer.” It was thought to drive away evil spirits and protect  against snake and spider bites.  Jasper is also said to balance  one’s physical, emotional and intellectual states.

The Patron Stone to Counselors and Therapists, jasper is considered useful as an  overall healing gemstone and is said to bring joy into life. Wearing jasper was believed to strengthen the   stomach and was also believed to cure gynecological  problems. Holding a piece  of Jasper   in the hand during childbirth is said to help relieve pain and guard the mother and child. Brown Jaspers are thought to be grounding and centering.  Jasper helps us release our tendencies to over   think or over analyze things. When you wear it, your mood lifts   immediately. Dalmatian Jasper is useful for Tissue  regeneration and promotes healing. It bears a hardness rating of 7.

LAPIS LAZULI:   A rich blue opaque,  semi-precious stone that has been   used in jewelry since ancient times. It is  not a mineral, but a rock   consisting of as many as 15 different minerals. In fact, the oldest known book, “The Epic of Gilgamesh” mentions lapis lazuli several times.  It was being mined in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan as early as the 3rd millennium BC,  and there are sources that are found as far east as in the region  around Lake  Baikal in Siberia. Trade in the stone is ancient enough for lapis jewelry to have been found at Predynastic Egyptian and ancient   Sumerian sites, and as  lapis beads at neolithic burials in Mehrgarh, the Caucasus, and even as far from Afghanistan as Mauritania.

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Long Lapis handmade necklace with blue glass accents.

Lapis helps you to access  the unknown universal knowledge and have the wisdom to understand it. It is a  high intensity stone that helps expand awareness and intellect, cleansing the  spirit to help bring out inner truth and peace. When there are emotional issues that cause   disease, Lapis helps diminish the external symptoms and release problems related to the disease. This stone eases depression and balances male  and female energies, bringing stability. It is also a   protective stone. Lapis Lazuli harmonizes your heart and mind as it   forges stronger bonds between them. The energy radiated by Lapis can help you experience the energy and power you  possess within. A powerful thought amplifier. It has earned a rating of   5.5 on the hardness scale.

LAVA ROCK:  This stone has a rich black  color and a smooth, polished finish with small cavities. Major deposits are from Indonesia. Hardness 3-3.5.

LEOPARDSKIN JASPER:  This stone is  picture jasper (because they often appear to have a picture or scene in them), in this case, aptly named for the warm colors that often resemble the   patterns of a leopard’s coat,  leopardskin jasper as a beautiful combination of bronze-based earth tones. The  natural stone is commonly believed to help one discover and connect with their  “power animal”   providing guidance, healing and protection. Color patterns will  often vary. Hardness 6.5-7.

MAGNESITE:  Also known as white  turquoise, magnesite has a chalky white color   with intricate dark to light  brown veining, creating an antique porcelain effect. It is dyed various colors to make beads.  Magnesite occurs as veins  in and  magnesium rich rock types.  A soft rock at 3.0-3.2 on the Mohs scale.

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Amethyst Angel Necklace, handmade for the Sedona’s Angel Collection, in memory of my friend, Arlene Ahrens.

MALACHITE:  An opaque semi-precious mineral in various shades  of  green, often banded. It is about 57% copper. It is found many places on earth, often with copper.  Malachite was used as   jewelry  thousands of years ago by the ancient Egyptians. This is a dense stone of light  and darker green whorls and striations and has a   grounding earthy energy.  Malachite often represents Nature. It is very good at physical protection and  is sometimes referred to as a “stone of   warding” due to its ability  to keep the wearer safe and is often used   to ensure fidelity in relationships.  Malachite can bring balance and peace, and is believed to bring restful sleep.  Malachite is seen to be  both soothing and energizing, and helps release  negative emotions and bring about spiritual harmony. It has received a rating of 3.5-4 on  the   hardness scale.

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Malachite Sterling Silver Artisan-Crafted Ring.

MOSS AGATE: A semi-precious  gemstone   formed from silicon dioxide moss agate is a form of chalcedony.  This gemstone sometimes looks like blue cheese. It includes green minerals embedded in white stone that resemble moss.  These colors are formed due to small amounts of metals like iron or chrome.  It does not contain any organic matter, however is the result of weathered volcanic rock.

Moss Agate provides healing  and growth. It is thought to help bring peace and balance to those with  excessive duty in their lives, and helps with self-esteem and emotional  balancing. Moss Agate has long   been thought helpful to the farmer  when worn while planting, and is   thought to  ensure a good crop. Often called the “Gardener’s  Stone”.   Some mention it as useful in locating hidden “treasure” and bringing money to the user. Moss Agate is thought to  improve circulation and help in elimination of wastes and balances the blood  sugar level.

MOOKAITE JASPER:  Named after the  place it was found, Mooka Station in Western Australia. Colors cover a wide  range of warm earth tones which can include brick-red, cream, brown, gold and  mauve. Hardness 6.5-7.

MUSTANG JASPER:  Look closely at mustang  jasper and you will see a little bit of romance tossed with a roaring fire. The  stone has a dark, smoky base   with red flashes in varying patterns. It features  a smooth finish with an attractive, well-polished luster. Hardness 6.5-7.

OLIVE NEW JADE: Has  colors that vary from a light avocado to an olive-green. From the  Afghanistan/China border area. Hardness 2.5-6.

ONYX:  A semi-precious stone and variety of chalcedony.  It has white, black, brown or red alternating bands. It is different from  regular agate in that the bands are parallel and regular and as such lends  itself to cameo making. It rates a 7 on the hardness scale.

This solid feeling stone is  excellent for grounding negativity and  relieving stress. Onyx is soothing and  helps you to focus, to banish grief, change bad habits, and remove anxieties  and fears.

RED JASPER:  This deep, brick-red jasper  is similar in color to pipestone which is   a soft red stone mined in Minnesota  for centuries by the Plains Indians for the carving and making of pipes. Red  Jasper is found in Australia and India. Hardness 6.5-7.

RED PICTURE JASPER:  This stone has natural colors of orangish-red to maroon with black and white swirls. Major  deposits are found in Australia. Hardness   6.5-7.

RED RAINBOW JASPER:  This type of stone features  a rich, dark red stone highlights with   subdued patterns of tan and brown. The  banded colors of red rainbow jasper are created from the organic materials and  iron oxides imbedded in the stone.

QUARTZ:  This is the second most common mineral in the earth’s crust (feldspar is first).  Generally speaking, a crystal mineral will ideally be six-sided with six-sided pyramids at each end.  Of course they are rarely perfect and thus have many different shapes depending on the void space around them or how they intergrow.  They occur in two varieties, macrocrystalline where crystals  are recognizable with the naked eye and microcrystalline or cryptocrystalline where crystals are too small to see without  high magnification. Macrocrystalline forms includes citrine, amethyst,  aventurine, hawks-eye, tigereye, rose, rock crystal, flake, rutilated, and  smoky. Rutilated quartz and tourmalinated quartz have needle-like inclusions of  other minerals. The second,  cryptocrystalline, is more commonly known as chalcedony and includes   agate, jasper, carnelian, onyx, bloodstone, aventurine, and chrysoprase.

The greatest of all healing  stones, Quartz radiates the white light energy of the Universe. Clear quartz  crystal can be used for a variety of things and is often used with other stones  to help amplify the abilities of those stones. This mineral amplifies focuses  and stores energy and information. It can be used to clear and activate the  energy centers of the body, for purification, healing, in meditation,  visualization, and trance work, to dispel negativity, enhance and seal the aura and for many other uses. It rates a 7.0 on the hardness scale.

ROSE QUARTZ:  Like the delicate pink rose for which it   is named, rose quartz is associated with love the  world over. Beautiful in its own right, it is mutually complementary with other  pastel gemstones, pale pink to rose red.  Major sources are India, Africa, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Russia and Uruguay.

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Rose Red Quartz Hand-Crafted Statement Necklace.

Rose quartz is good at focusing and amplifying healing energy. It is often used to symbolize love,  peace, or happiness, and is believed to   stimulate the imagination. Oddly  enough, flaws in rose quartz often seem to enhance rather than detract from the healing energies. Lending a soft, healing energy, rose quartz is used to increase self-love and feelings of self-worth. It brings healing and clarity to  the heart and allows the wearer to learn to trust again, helping to enhance the  love  vibration in relationships. It can also be used to attract love. Rose quartz brings trust, calm, clarity and harmony, and reduces the feeling  of a need for haste. It removes fears and anxiety and reduces stress. It balances  the emotions and heals emotional wounds, allowing the user  to tap into the  knowledge that the Universe is Love.

SODALITE:  A dark blue-violet mineral with streaks of white,  gray,   pink, or green, it is one of the mineral components of lapis lazuli.  A light, relatively hard, yet fragile mineral, sodalite is named after its  sodium content; in mineralogy it may be classed as a feldspathoid. Well   known for its  blue color, sodalite may also be grey, yellow, green, or pink and is often  mottled with white veins or patches. Although somewhat similar to lazurite and lapis lazuli, sodalite rarely contains pyrite (a common inclusion in lapis) and  its blue color is more like   traditional royal blue rather than ultramarine. It  is further distinguished from similar minerals by its white (rather than blue)  streak.

Sodalite is a good stone  for general communication and writing, by   helping with logic, ideas, and truth.  It helps one arrive at   conclusions logically instead of emotionally while  eliminating   confusion, and it does this by helping a person to be more  objective   and less critical. It balances body energy levels via the thyroid, pituitary, lymph, and other glands. It frees your physical body of the negative  mental energies that impede the body’s functioning and   interfere with the  expression of its true energetic nature.

It boosts the immune system, and helps with problems with the throat, insomnia, neck, mouth,  hearing, and blood sugar. It is cooling and drawing for infections, burns, sinus inflammations, and high blood pressure. It rates a 5 on the hardness scale.

TIGER EYE:  Look into the eye of this magnificent tiger. Movement dramatizes the effect of the contrasting golden and  brown bands, found in South Africa. Tiger’s Eye is a type of microcrystalline chatoyant quartz that has replaced the  asbestos mineral crocidolite to produce its unique appearance: Bands of a yellowish-brown to reddish-brown and when viewed from the opposite direction, the colors are reversed.

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Tigers Eye Hand-Crafted Sterling Cuff Bracelet.

Tiger Eye enhances psychic  abilities, balance and brings clarity to thoughts. It can help to discipline  one’s sexual and emotional life and allows one’s life to open and blossom. Tigers Eye is a stone that   stimulates wealth and helps to maintain it. It  brings strength,   independence, practicality, softens stubbornness and balances male/female energy. It boosts confidence and courage, and can draw people and  material possessions to the wearer. Tigers Eye is also known  to be very protective, and is often used to protect the wearer when   traveling. It rates 7 on the  hardness scale.

TURQUOISE:  A non-translucent, porous semi-precious blue to blue-green mineral. The  finest turquoise is is robin’s egg blue and has no matrix. North American  turquoise is greener and has a matrix of streaks. Over the years, oil from your skin is absorbed by the stone and it will   change color slightly. It rates a 5-6  on the hardness scale so it is only slightly stronger than window glass.

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Blue Semi-Precious Gemstone Kingman Turquoise Ring.

Turquoise is used for cleansing and protection, and is often referred to as the “master  healer”. It is good at absorbing negativity, helping   one to release shame and guilt. It is a grounding stone that provides strength and protection during  meditation. It brings peace of mind as   well as clarity. It balances male and  female energies, induces wisdom and understanding and increases intuition. It  can also attract   friendships, luck, and happiness. Some have used it to help  with eye problems.

YELLOW CALCITE:  This relatively  soft stone, has a honey-gold color that   varies from medium to dark with a  medium translucency. Calcite is commonly believed to increase and amplify  energy of healing, learning   and awareness. This stone ranks 3 on the hardness  scale.

ZEBRA JASPER:  Named for its exotic white and black patterns, this stone is actually   onyx marble. It is commonly mistaken  as a type of jasper. It is also   referred to as Mexican zebra stone because  large deposits are found in Mexico. It is rated 3 on the hardness scale.

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  1. Penney R.

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We love to hear from you!

tlc@QuirkyGirlz.com  701.741.4762

FAQ

QuirkyGirl answers many of your gemstone and jewelry questions in this program she recorded for Arizona Western College: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkB3XHX6ffA

Is your jewelry handmade and where is it made?

Each piece of jewelry is hand-made, one by one, in the U.S.A. by our Quirky Girl Jewelry Artist.

Who is your jewelry designer? 

We have only one jewelry designer in this family owned and operated business. Jewelry design is our Quirky Girl’s passion. Learn more about the artist and her work.

How often does your product change?

New handmade jewelry designs are added often. Each of our designs are one-of-a-kind and never duplicated. You may wish to check back often to see what has been newly created.

What materials do you use in your jewelry?
We use sterling silver, semi-precious gemstones, and quality components in our jewelry.

What stringing material do you use?

We make our necklaces strong and durable. Beaded necklaces and bracelets are created using the strongest wire. It is composed of 49 stainless steel wires that are banded together and coated nylon  for maximum strength. This stringing material offers the premium softness, strength and flexibility.

How do I care for my jewelry?
Always treat your jewelry with care for lasting beauty. Avoid spraying any chemicals on or near it, such as hairspray and perfume. It is best to remove your jewelry before bathing.

I notice some flaws in the stones in your product photographs do flaws matter?

Each individual piece of handmade jewelry will have its own personality. Some see personality as flaws, but flaws in stones are party of their natural beauty. These bits of personality within a stone add to its uniqueness. Each piece o handmade jewelry is photographed, you will always receive the exact piece of jewelry that you ordered.

What options do you offer for payment?

At QuirkyGirlz.com we accept all forms of payment. It is easy through our safe, secure, and trusted Paypal partner.

What is your return policy?

If your product is damaged during shipment, please notify us immediately. Take a photograph of the damaged product and e-mail the snapshot to tlc@quirkygirlz within 72 hours. You can also contact us by telephone (701)741-4762. We take pride in our great customer service and we will take care of you.

We appreciate your business and strive to provide you with excellent service. Merchandise that has been worn, used, or altered will not be accepted for return or exchange. Returns will be accepted for exchanges or in-store credit.

Please Note: Due to the nature of our natural products, items with natural blemishes are not considered defective. Rather, these natural variances enhance the uniqueness and beauty of each piece.

Do you charge sales tax on your products?
Sales taxes are only charged on orders made from residents of Arizona.

Do you ship international orders? 
Currently we are only shipping orders within the United States.

What is your privacy policy?

The following is our privacy policy. We value your privacy and would never share your information to anyone for any reason.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing 

We will not sell or rent your information to anyone.
We may use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us.
Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about new products we are offering, specials and contests.

Security 

We take precautions to protect your information it is protected both offline and online.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted through PayPal.

 

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  1. Felicia

    I would love to see an About Us section on this site. I was sent to the site via a Facebook Functional Medicine page. Maybe I’ve overlooked an explanation of connection somewhere on the site, but so far I see no connection. What am I missing?

    I will say, the jewelery is just lovely! (…but not medically related as far as I can see.)

    Thanks in advance. I’m so curious to learn the connection that I look forward to learning how the two are related.

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    1. quirkygirlz Post author

      Hello Felicia, If you click on the link at the top of the menu bar you will see Functional Medicine Patient Journey. The first article you will see will be a Natural Awakenings Magazine that was published this month telling of my story. Scroll down to Best of the Blog and there you will find many links that will fill in the gaps for you. Please contact me with any questions.

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  2. paula

    really nice art girlz! we met a week or so ago in seligman az at the shop where i work and sell my jewelry. if you and your husband come back around i would love to show you our off grid lifestyle.
    paula

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  3. Laura

    Very nice website and blog. I wondered how hard is it to build a website like this? I need to make one for my own, but I’m not very good on the computer. Thanks.

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  4. Char

    Love the website and enjoyed learning about the designer (extremely talented). Your jewelry is beautiful and I will shop for some soon.
    Thank you QuirkyGirlz for being unique.

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ARTIST BIO

Artist Bio –  QuirkyGirlz Jewelry Artist

Trina Mills - From Healing Jewelry Artist to Functional Medicine Patient & Health Coach

Trina Mills has spent a lifetime creating art.  Working in niche markets creating the art she loves helped her introduce ideas and processes that allowed her to thrive in difficult markets. She was able to see potential and promise where others could not, and became a highly sought after commercial photographer in the St. Louis area, specializing in hand-painted black and white portraiture.

Later, when she moved to southwest Arizona, she became enamored with the precious stones of the area, evolving into a jewelry artist and silver-smith.  Again, sensing the opportunity of the unconventional, she built the first Micro-Mobile-Boutique on the Colorado River.

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In 2012 she fell gravely ill. She pursued the common avenues of modern medicine, but over time realized that conventional medicine failed to offer anything but drugs, surgery, and symptom treatment.  Eventually, she realized that if she was going to be healed, she would have to figure out how to do it herself.  In 2015, with this realization, and her longtime skill of seeing potential in the unconventional, she was able to seek out and find the alternative medicine- Functional Medicine that saved her life.

By fully understanding her own health issues and the state of our nation’s agricultural model, Trina now sees the connections with all of us, whether we are sick now, or soon to be so. And though Functional Medicine is still in its infancy, and the proverbial David against the Goliath of modern medicine, Trina has simply resolved to study it herself, learn all she can, and then share the information with anyone who cares to listen. She founded Functional Medicine Patient Community on Facebook and helps people find the information and resources they need for healing. ”LIKE” https://www.facebook.com/FunctionalMedicinePatientCommunity/

Trina Mills is now Certified by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, an internationally renowned school founded by Author and Nutritionist Mark David. She is also a devout student of Andrea Nakayama’s Holistic Nutrition Lab and studied Yoga and Meditation at the Chopra Center. 

While Trina is on her healing journey she will continue to design and create beautiful healing jewelry. She will offer smaller handmade collections, created with the healing, semi-precious gemstones she loves. Be sure to watch our Upcoming Events link so you won’t miss a thing!

View the jewelry program Trina Mills (QuirkyGirlz) recorded for Arizona Western College: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkB3XHX6ffA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Mabel L.

    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways,just wanted to say great blog!

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  2. Emely S.

    Have you ever thought about creating an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based on the same subjects you discuss and
    would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my viewers would value your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.

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