Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dakota Jones and the Peridot Princess ~ The Conclusion

Want to catch up? Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8 can be found just by clicking on the links.

Dakota grabbed Ruby, pushing her behind him, ready to take on the next monster or trap in the Mayan treasure cave. But upon looking around the room, he saw they were not the ones in danger.

Tata Duende towered above Moses, a hand wrapped around both of Moses' thumbs, as Moses continued to scream in agony.

"Oh my God," whispered Ruby, "Tata Duende is taking his thumbs."

"What?" Dakota raised an eyebrow. "Taking is thumbs?"

"Yes, the legend is true. Tata Duende is seeking thumbs from people because he has none for himself. That's why I told you not to show him your thumbs."

A sickening pop filled the air as Moses sank to his knees and continued to scream at his now thumbless hands. Tata Duende turned toward Dakota and Ruby with a broad smile, bowed as the caved filled with a whistle, then disappeared.

"Guess Moses wasn't lucky enough to have you on his team, huh, sweetheart?" Dakota grabbed the necklace off the statue, shoved it into his bag and rushed to Moses, followed closely by Ruby.

Reaching into his bag, Dakota pulled out two rolls of gauze and handed one to Ruby. "We need to stop the bleeding."

Now it was Ruby's turn to raise an eyebrow. "You want me to help the guy who put a machete to my neck?"

Dakota nodded. "There's really only one difference between Moses and I."

"Oh yeah," said Ruby. "What's that?"

Dakota held up the gauze. "This." He started to wrap Moses' trembling hand. "We both want to be the first to find the treasure, but I won't let a man die to do it."

"You're right." Ruby sighed, then started wrapping Moses' other hand. "He would've left us here to die."

"And who says I won't now?" Moses sprang up and grabbed Dakota's bag. Dakota dodged, causing Moses to fall into the bulk of the treasure, but not before the bag was ripped from his shoulder.

Moses stood and started laughing as he wrapped the Peridot Princess around his wrist, as he scooped treasure after treasure into Dakota's bag. "You're a fool for taking only the necklace. A fool!"

The ground started to rumble.

"He's hit a trip wire," yelled Dakota. "Run!"

Dakota and Ruby ran toward the opening, relived to see Moses' men had left their ropes. Each grabbed a rope and started to climb. Dakota took one last look down, just in time to see Moses and the rest of the treasure being sucked down into a giant sand whirlpool. There were no screams from Moses this time, for his mouth was full of sand.

Pulling himself onto the Mayan pyramid landing, he leaned against the wall with Ruby. She handed him her canteen. "It wasn't a trip wire," she said, panting.

"No?" Dakota took a swig of water.

"You said it best, greed only leads to trouble. He didn't answer the riddle, so he wasn't allowed the treasure," Ruby explained. "Once the necklace was in his possession the Mayan gods made sure he didn't leave with it."

"Are you saying I was right?" A smile caressed Dakota's face as he handed the canteen back.

"Not on your life, Jones." She took a swig. "So are you sorry about the necklace?"

"No man should have that kind of power. I was going to destroy it, but the Moses saved me the trouble." Dakota hopped up and extended a hand to Ruby. "Have you ever heard of the crystal skulls?"


Back in the cave, Tata Duende admired the new addition to his treasure. In the corner, just past the Mayan goddess that once wore the Peridot Princess, sat a dozen gold statues. Until today there had only been eleven. The new one had a twisted look of pain on his face, the Peridot Princess wrapped around his wrist and no thumbs.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Jewelry

We have lots of gorgeous Breast Cancer Awareness Jewelry in our store and will have them on display at our show in Liberal, Kansas this week end. Come see them all at the S.P.B.H. show at the community center out by the airport.

Photo: Crystal flower pendant accented with Rose Quartz and black glass beads.  Designed by Jennifer McMurrain Buy now @ www.annaslegacy.com search BC201 This is a Breast Cancer Awareness set with 25% donated to Susan G. Komen
Crystal flower pendant accented with Rose Quartz and black glass beads. Designed by Jennifer McMurrain Buy now @ www.annaslegacy.com search BC201 This is a Breast Cancer Awareness set with 25% donated to Susan G. Komen

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Fun

Grandma’s Foresight
By Cathy Collar

Over the river and through the woods,
to Grandma’s house we go.
V-8 horse knows the way, power to stay,
to get us through the snow.

Over the river and through the woods,
straight into the barnyard gate.
Dad does not know, how to drive slow,
and now this is his fate.

Over the river and through the woods,
the pies fly to the floor.
And mother screams, as the whip cream,
goes splat across her door.

Over the river and through the woods,
Gramps runs into the yard.
He slips on the ice, says things not nice,
his butt hits the ground hard.

Over the river and through the woods,
the family’s in a state.
There is no pie, Gramps hurt his thigh,
now his turkey is baked.

Over the river and through the woods,
Grams makes all things right.
From the freezer comes, help for everyone.
It is quite a sight.

Over the river and through the woods,
ice for Granpa’s thigh.
Pies that will bake, as we all partake,
in a feast piled high.

Over the river and through the woods,
we give our thanks tonight.
For food and home and things unknown,
and for Grandma’s foresight. 

Monday, November 12, 2012



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dakota Jones and the Peridot Princess ~ Part 8

Want to catch up? Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 can be found just by clicking on the links.

Dakota rubbed the back of his neck and repeated the riddle. "I never was, am always to be. No one ever saw me, nor ever will. And yet I am the confidence of all, to live and breathe on this terrestrial ball." He looked at Ruby. "Any clue?"

Ruby shook her head. "It doesn't make any sense to me. You're right it's just a poem."

Tata Duende clicked his tongue and shook his head. "This does not look good for you and I grow tired of your confused faces. I must have an answer within a minute or I will kill you."

Reaching into his pocket, Tata Duende pulled out a small sand hour glass and flipped it over. "Your time is running out, along with your lives."

"Just hold on," Dakota said, holding out his hand. "Let me think."

Dakota repeated the poem over and over in a whisper, eyes darting back and forth as he thought about each stanza.

Ruby grabbed his shoulder. "Dakota, we're running out of time."

"I don't hear you coming up with an answer, sweetheart. If you want to see tomorrow you'll..." His eyes widened. "That's it... the answer is the future."

Tata Duende smiled and returned his hour glass to his pocket. "You have answered my riddle correctly, the treasure is yours. But take only what you can carry, you will not be allowed back. But one last question before I leave you be."

Dakota did a quick nod.

"How many fingers do you have?" asked Tata Duende, his mouth curled in a evil smile.

Ruby stepped in front of Dakota, holding her hands up, palms facing toward her she tucked her thumbs in and showed Tata Duende four fingers on each hand. Dakota followed suit.

Tata Duende shook his head and his body began to fade as he spoke, "That is too bad. I was hoping for five."

Ruby looked around the room. "What all should we take?"

Dakota looked up at the Mayan goddess statue and reached around her neck, unlatching the Peridot Princess necklace. "Only this, the rest is hers to keep." He nodded toward the goddess.

"He said we could take as much as we could carry," Ruby retorted. "We can't just take the necklace, we could be set for life with everything we could carry out."

"Greed only leads to trouble..."

Before Dakota could finish his thought, a scream pierced the air.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

 Citrine History & Lore
Citrine is the birthstone for the month of November, sharing the title with topaz. In fact, the citrine stone has been used to imitate topaz and was once called Brazilian topaz. Citrine is also the gemstone that celebrates the 13th anniversary of marriage. Citrine is named after the French word Citrin, meaning lemon. The color of citrine ranges from straw and sun yellow to clay orange, to deep, wine colored Madeira red. In the past, the Madeira colored stones were the most valuable, but today, the more vivid yellows and oranges are the most popular. Natural bright yellow citrine is the most rare of the quartz varieties.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mystique Stone Magic

November Is Here !
If you were born this month you are a 
Citrine  " The Stone Of  Happiness "
Magic wells of golden light within me reflect universal perfection, similar to Christ light.  I am one of the stones of abundance and have the power to impact joy to all who behold me.

Citrine Large Faceted Pendant W/ Rhinestone Bevel & Citrine Flower Beads in Silver 3 piece set, Handmade

Manufacturer: Cathy Collar
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