ClidastesStones

Clidastes Stones

Loveland, Ohio · 76 Sales

ClidastesStones

Clidastes Stones

Loveland, Ohio 76 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   I started my business of making and selling stone craft items to combine my love for geology with raising money to care for my dog who has degenerative myelopathy (a disease similar to ALS in humans). My items are handmade with stone, wire and wood. In addition, I have started selling raw stones for display and jewelry making.

I have created a companion website at http://clidastesstones.weebly.com/ that includes a list of beads I have available and descriptions of my products.

I have a wide variety of stones and beads. If you a looking for a custom order please contact me and we can discuss what you would like.

Follow me on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clidastes_stones/ and facebook at www.facebook.com/ClidastesStones

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Last updated on Jul 4, 2016

I started my business of making and selling stone craft items to combine my love for geology with raising money to care for my dog who has degenerative myelopathy (a disease similar to ALS in humans). My items are handmade with stone, wire and wood. In addition, I have started selling raw stones for display and jewelry making.

I have created a companion website at http://clidastesstones.weebly.com/ that includes a list of beads I have available and descriptions of my products.

I have a wide variety of stones and beads. If you a looking for a custom order please contact me and we can discuss what you would like.

Follow me on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clidastes_stones/ and facebook at www.facebook.com/ClidastesStones

Janet Bertog

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Twenty simple but elegant dangle charms were added to my shop today. These charms can be worn as a necklace, on a key chain, a zipper pull, on a pet collar… the possibilities are endless! Only $5 or upgrade to a metal chain necklace.
Recently added this Sun catcher, new ear rings and several pendants to my shop. Check them out!
I added several new pendants today! Check them out!
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About

My obsession with stones - and helping a dog in need

As a geologist, I of course love stones. I often look for stones with unique shape to them and have long wondered what to do with them. A few months ago I (re)discovered suiseki and started making some for family gifts. Then, I just kept making them. I was also given a gift of a wire wrapped stone from one of our field trips by one of my students. At Christmas, we were trying to find gifts for people we didn't know very well and I realized - wire wrapped pendants are a lovely gift. I made the ones for the gifts, and then became obsessed with those as well. I love the opportunity to make and share my stones with others.

I decided to start selling my artwork as a way to raise awareness and money to help pay for my dog's treatments for degenerative myelopathy, a progressive debilitating condition that is very much like ALS in humans. I rescued Reddie almost two years ago as an older "unadoptable" dog. About a month later I learned he had degenerative myelopathy. For now I am working to support my dog, but the time will come when he will succumb to this terrible disease (average life span after diagnosis is 1-3 years). However, a portion of my proceeds also goes to the local SPCA to help other dogs find a home. When the time comes that Reddie is no longer with me I plan to team up with a foundation who is doing research to cure this disease through gene therapy. Did you know that this same research can some day also help people with ALS (Lou Gerig's disease)? I hope to be a part of helping to make that happen.

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  • Janet

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    This is a part time hobby that I recently started. I work full time as a professor of geology. Most of the stones I use in my work I have collected during field trips with my classes from around the country.

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