Nov. 25th, 2011

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set of 6 oval stitch markers, new jade ranging from light grass green & mottled to very pale grey-green

imperial egg stitch markers
new jade (serpentine), green line jasper, red tiger eye

so, my loyal pajama-ites, i have a confession to make, one that will not surprise many of you in the least: i kind of totally adore new jade. i don't care if it's not really jade. i don't care if it's actually something like 20 different varieties of stone and therefore it's hard to know what people mean when they say it. I don't care if it's easily mistaken for other stones. I just adore it, especially the sea-green and the mottled new jade versions.

I did not think this would be a surprise to any of you.

I love it most for the way it feels when you touch it: cool long after your body heat should be warming it, smooth and satiny. It's like your thumb slides straight over it. I have been known to keep larger new jade coins as worry stones next to my desk, so of course when I was thinking of which gemstones I should make stitch markers out of, it was the first thought.

We updated the shop today with 20+ new sets of stitch markers, and this is one of the new batches! Although this collection is only half of the stitch markers we have to list -- Sarah ran out of oompfh while photographing, before we had to get on the road for the holidays -- you can pretty clearly see that the batch divides into two main conceits: a) pretty glass beads and b) over-the-top luxurious gemstone beads. There's also a collection of smaller markers, for those of us who are more sock-and-lace based and prefer their stitch markers smaller.

There will be more updates over the next few weeks -- hopefully we will be able to catch up with the backlog that started when Sarah was working part-time for a while and I had one hand out of commission!

Reminder: code THANKSGIVING11 will be valid for 20% off on your order until Sunday night.

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