August 2019 Edition
Newsletter
Rock Fest!
Yeah, it's RockFest time again!! Six years ago the City of Austin declared August 8th as Nature's Treasures day. In celebration of this honor we created RockFest, a different way for Austinites to rock out for the day. This event is really all about just having fun at the rock shop. We've got free indoor and outdoor games and prizes for the kids, outdoor sluicing for fossils and gemstones, face painting, geode cracking, pet rock creation tables and a dinosaur walking around for amazing photo ops. The Austin Gem and Mineral Society will be here to share their knowledge, answer questions and spin their Wheel of Fortune for prizes. No need to worry about lunch, we will have Mission Dogs food truck on site so you can just relax and enjoy the day. We will be announcing the winners of our City Wide Rock Hunt around 1:00 so be sure to watch for our clues on Facebook Wednesday thru Friday so you will know where to find the hidden stones and how to enter to win an Amethyst Cathedral, one of three prizes to be awarded.

Wow, we really cleaned house last month during our Summer Solstice Clearance Sale event. Everyone had a great time digging through all the flats of discounted items on our tables set up throughout the store. A special thanks to all for your patience and understanding with our skeleton crew during our Annual Offsite Company Meeting last week. This yearly meeting  allows us to all gather and discuss the ebb and flow of the company, find out what's working and what's not working so great and allows us to hear what you, our customers, are needing and asking for. Lots of great ideas were discussed so watch for all the new changes coming soon. I attend the Las Vegas Summer 2019 Market, a huge annual Gift and Home D├ęcor show. Not only did this help get me prepared for our Denver Gem & Mineral buying trip next month, it also gave me the opportunity to add new vendors and exquisite products for you to choose from.

I had the perfect opportunity to test out the new Rock & Gem App I mentioned in our newsletter last month (myrockhub.com). After driving through the Washington countryside exploring wineries, we headed to Glacier National Park in Montana. Finding time to spare before calling it a day, I decided to test the app and see if any rock shops were in the area and got to explore two rock shops, a wonderful addition to any trip. 

Even though this month is all about "back to school" prep, remember to take a break and time for yourself by stopping in to see us on Saturday, August 17th and check out all the local jewelry artists gathered in our Auditorium for our 3rd Annual Nature's Treasures Jewelry Bazaar. Help us support all the local talent Austin has to offer.

See ya at ROCKFEST!!!

Blessings
Karen Richards
& The Staff

 


Special Offers & Events

 

  ONE DAY ONLY!!
Featured Jewelers:
 

Dee's Designs specializes in beaded jewelry including necklaces, earrings and bracelets made from natural minerals. 

EsScential Jewelry offers handmade essential oil diffuser bracelets and necklaces made with vintage, modern, gemstone and lava beads.



Dawn Sea's Jewelry creates eclectic jewelry out of mixed mediums such as inlaid chain, stone, metal, paint and resin materials.


The FeinStone specializes in silver-set, natural stone jewelry featuring cabochons created by the artist.


Meadow Expressions presents simple elegance through wire-wrapped gemstone pendants.


Berkshire Beading Co fashions unusual beads in one-of-a-kind necklace, bracelet, ring, and even belt designs!


Corie Sue's Creations combines beads and semi-precious, wire-wrapped stones to create unique, wearable art!


Lone Star Agates features hand-made cabochons accentuated by simple wire settings.
 

The Veiled Hand offers communion with terrestrial bodies, celestial spirits and everything in between with their unique beaded jewelry. 

Magenta Gems creates handmade gemstone necklaces and earrings in a wide variety of styles from simple and elegant to large and bold. 

Symmetry Gemstones specializes in unique and beautiful faceted gems with which your jewelry dreams can come true. 

Heather's Magpie Jewelry embellishes their natural crystals with unique wirework to create one-of-a-kind earrings, necklaces, and even cuff bracelets. 

Social Justice Jewelry makes a statement with their unique stainless steel jewelry with messages of peach and strength in the face of adversity. 

Country N Time features antique jewelry at their storefront but also refurbished and handmade jewelry as well.


Water's Edge Creations utilizes silver and copper wire to create unique treasures featuring ocho geode halves and the Tree of Life. 

RockCycled hand cuts and polishes natural stones to set in silver smithed and wire wrapped pedants, rings and earrings.  

Victorian Unicorn upcycles antique knick knacks and combines them with crystals to create lovely items that unlock a whole new reality. 

Gloria Cruz, a Native American jewelry-maker, beaded and beaded necklaces and southwestern themed bolo ties.


 
 
We do believe in fairies!  Find our new Faerie House hidden within Nature's Treasures and you will be blessed with special offers or free gifts!  The fairies move around a lot and collect all sorts of treasures, so who knows what you will find and where!?
 
Every Tuesday is 2 Stamp Tuesday!  
2 Stamp Tuesday  
Simply come in on any Tuesday and receive 2 Stamps instead of 1 for your purchase on that day.   
  
 
 
Shop Nature's Treasures ONLINE!
 
 
Rough Peacock Ore in Burlap Bag

Free In Store Pickup


  
Free Standard Shipping for Orders over $ 50.00

  
Now you can log in to your account using your favorite social media account! Link your Facebook, Twitter or Amazon account to streamline checkout and more easily manage your account! 
 
In the Community Events Center


  
 
 
Friday, August 2, 7-9pm    
Austin Re-formed Congregation of the Goddess   Rituals, Witchy Classes, Goddess
Book Club,  in the Studio
 
Saturday, August 3, 7-9:30pm
Austin Re-formed Congregation of the Goddess - First Saturday
 
Saturday, August 17, 7-9pm 
Full Moon Event in the Studio   
 

Saturday, August 10th, 11am-5pm
in the Auditorium
 
FREE Admission!!!
 
Nature's Treasures has a 2,200 sq ft Auditorium
and 1,200 sq ft Studio Space available for your event. 
  • Classes
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • More
 
Check our calendar for availability and email our Events Director at - community@ntrocks.com
 
 
In the Community 
 
 


Looking Ahead

Maureen St. Germain
The Practical Mystic and Author
 
FREE INTRO Fri. Sept. 27, 7:30-9:30
5D Basics and Spot Readings
 
WORKSHOP  
Sat. Sept. 28, 10:00-5:00 -  Full day  
Take the Higher Self Challenge
Dive Deep and Wake up in 5D
 
PRIVATE SESSIONS Sun. Sept. 29, All Day  
Akashic Records Guidance  
 

What's New? 

 
In The Store
 
New Chimes

New Skin Care Products

At The Counter
 
Natural Stone Cuffs  
 
Peruvian Earrings  
   
 
In The Depot

Royal Purple Aztec Lace Agate
(Tumbled in-house!) $4.00 each

Rough Hematite $9/lb

Monthly WINNER!

 
$25 Gift Certificate! 

Calaya V.

Be sure to enter the drawing 
next time you're in the store! 


August
Birthstone



Peridot is the gem name given to Forsterite, the magnesium-rich endmember of the mineral Olivine. Its unique green hue makes it readily distinguishable from other green gemstones. The color is so vibrant that ancient Egyptians used to believe that you could see the stone at night because of its radiance.  Known as the "stone of the sun," Peridot is said to dispel enchantments and evil spirits. According to Melody, this stone "emits a warm and friendly energy...and delight in the nature of one's life." It's no surprise that this gemstone is associated with the sign of Leo, one of the most outgoing and powerful signs of the zodiac.

Although the name and how to say it is hotly debated, geologists have a pretty firm understanding of the origin of these beautiful gems. Read more about it HERE.
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The Treasure Tome: A Trove of Knowledge


Fluorite: The Stone of the Mind
By: Michael J Kallstrom, MS

Fluorite, also known as "The Student's Stone," has many metaphysical properties associated with enhanced mental processing.  However, it also has an uncommon physical property that will enlighten you in a profoundly different way.

To read about it, CLICK HERE!

Aura, Meridian & Chakra  
Photos & Video
 
 
Now Available DAILY!!! 
Walk-ins Welcome! 
12:00pm-6:00pm
 
With our updated Aura Machine, you can see the color of your aura. 
 
Offered daily and starting at only $25, this is a great gift to give yourself or a loved one.


 
DAILY IN-STORE 
PRACTITIONERS
   
11:00AM - 6:00PM
 
August
 
8/1 Elaine Ireland - Tarot reading & psychic work

8/2 Tara Ventura - Numerology/Tarot; Clairvoyant Psychic; Intuitive Counseling; Energy Healing (chakra)

8/3 Sally Ramirez - Angel Card Reader, Clairvoyant Medium, Energetic Healing
8/3& Rebecca Andrews - Colorpuncture removes blockages for a person to better access their Soul program

8/4 Amber Soberon - Reiki Master

8/4 Alice Rodriguez - As a Psychic Medium Alice can receive messages from your deceased loved ones in spirit and your spirit guides

8/5 Eva Lott - Metaphysical minister, reiki master, stress management

8/6 Mia Michel - Intuitive, and healer, Akashic Records Consultations, Past Lives and Soul Readings

8/7 Laura Tree - Reiki Master Teacher, Crystal Consultant, Atlantean Healing, Diamond Violet Flame Transmutation

8/8 Ricardo Gonzales - Psychic

8/9 Anne Berlin - Psychic medium, psychometry, work with archangels & Ascended Masters

8/10 Christine Martensen - Crystals knowledge, Reiki, and empathic connects to Angels, Guides, Spirit Animals and Ascended Masters through clairvoyance and clairaudience.

8/10 Anaya Swan - Priestess, artist, musician, a Reiki master, and a magical seamstress and healer. Tarot readings

8/11 Stephanie Fix - Tarot card reading & dream interpretation

8/11 Tracy St Croi - Evidential medium, psychic

8/12 Thumper Donnelly - Medium, clairvoyant psychic, energy healing, past lives

8/13 Kramer Wetzel - Astrology chart & reading, tarot, good humor

8/14 Adrienne Goff - Author, teacher, healer, connecting you with your crystals
8/15 Elaine Ireland - Tarot reading & psychic work

8/16 Tara Ventura - Numerology/Tarot; Clairvoyant Psychic; Intuitive Counseling; Energy Healing (chakra)

8/17 Denise Nitti - Intuitive Medium, Intuitive Artist, Intuitive Life Coach, Energy Worker, Reiki Master

8/17 Yuci Edwards - Spiritual Counseling, Tarot Reading, Angel Guiding, Coffee Cup Mapping, Akashic Records

8/18 Anaya Swan - Priestess, artist, musician, a Reiki master, and a magical seamstress and healer. Tarot readings

8/18 Sally Ramirez - Angel Card Reader, Clairvoyant Medium, Energetic Healing
8/19 Eva Lott - Metaphysical minister, reiki master, stress management

8/20 Mia Michel - Intuitive, and healer, Akashic Records Consultations, Past Lives and Soul Readings

8/21 Laura Tree - Reiki Master Teacher, Crystal Consultant, Atlantean Healing, Diamond Violet Flame Transmutation

8/22 Ricardo Gonzales - Psychic

8/23 Anne Berlin - Psychic medium, psychometry, work with archangels & Ascended Masters

8/24 Julie Reeves - Sighted intuitive astrology, tarot & past life consultation

8/24 Tracy St Croi - Evidential medium, psychic

8/25 Denise Nitti - Intuitive Medium, Intuitive Artist, Intuitive Life Coach, Energy Worker, Reiki Master

8/25 Alice Rodriguez - As a Psychic Medium Alice can receive messages from your deceased loved ones in spirit and your spirit guides

8/26 Thumper Donnelly - Medium, clairvoyant psychic, energy healing, past lives

8/27 Kramer Wetzel - Astrology chart & reading, tarot, good humor

8/28 Sheryl Martin - Psychic medium, dream interpreter, reiki master, spiritual counselor, intuitive, life coach, & empath

8/29 Elaine Ireland - Tarot reading & psychic work

8/30 Madame Zee - Psychic Tarot Counselor, Magickal Life Coach, and Female Empowerment facilitator

8/31 Yuci Edwards - Spiritual Counseling, Tarot Reading, Angel Guiding, Coffee Cup Mapping, Akashic Records

8/31 Rebecca Andrews - Colorpuncture removes blockages for a person to better access their Soul program
 

Personal Shopping Services
Custom Jewelry with
Crystal Heart Studio
 
Merlyn Dyches, metaphysical jeweler/artist and owner of the Crystal Heart Studio, will be onsite every 2nd and 4th Saturday offering stone wiring, wrapping and intuitive reading services.  Get your treasures and have them wrapped, bring your own in, or purchase finished wire wrapped jewelry on site!
 

Austin's Crystal Whisperer
 
What are your crystals telling you? 
 
Dianna, Austin's Crystal Whisperer offers her Personal Crystal Readings to help you find, understand and connect with the rocks, minerals and crystals that are perfect for you! 

Rates start as low as 
$15.00 for 10 minutes

Book in Advance at:   

Meet Our Staff

 
Diane was born in Corpus Christi, Texas.  She is a modern day Renaissance woman with formal training in dance, martial arts, Reiki, and gemstone identification.  In addition to practicing palmistry, numeralogy and astrology, you may see Diane at the store offering Aura and Chakra Reports or restocking our fossil and kid sections.  She loves kids, collecting tea sets, fossils & shells, and dancing the night away!

Monthly Astrology
Forecast

 
 At the end of July, we had a gorgeous New Moon in Leo. This energy will still be roaring into our lives the first week of the month. A mighty Full Moon in Aquarius reaches a crescendo on August 15th, bringing our attention to how we relate with other people. The month ends on a shining note again as a New Moon in Virgo on August 30th tells us to dig down into the details to build the life of our dreams...
 
Take a
Virtual Tour

Can't get into the store? Want to
take a virtual tour?  Google came out and did a VR of Nature's Treasures. 


 

Featured Affiliate

 
During our 2019 Jewelry Bazaar - Creative Side Jewelry Academy will offer a demo session.
 
Demo Description
From a selection of rough cut lapis, turquoise, dinosaur bone and more, see the process from slab to freshly cut, ground, shaped and polished stones. Our demonstrator will be making cabochons on a lapidary machine powered with sanding and grinding wheels. In a jewelers world, these stones are made to fit perfectly into the recesses of a metal piece or wrapped in wire for adornment. See finished pieces of jewelry too!
 
About Zach Wright 
I'm a lapidarist and jewelry artist based out of Austin,TX.  My work features natural gems and minerals with a focus on minimalism and elegance, allowing the inner beauty of the stone to shine through. I strive to make Mother Nature the focal point of each piece.  I believe the metal enclosing the stone should merely be a frame outlining the true masterpiece.
 
I began my journey in the mid-west in 2009, hunting for gems, and making hand-made jewelry. Initially I used mostly recycled metal, re-purposing unwanted scraps (from discarded electrical appliances, pipes, wires, etc.) into small pieces of beauty.

 
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