In the last week, we had some family in town. Some of that family is young and small. Thus, we took in a lot of family-friendly sights and activities. Twice, we ended up at an aquarium. I guess that stands to reason in San Francisco, what, with all that water. One of them was the impressive aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences. It was there that I spotted some information about coral. Coral, as I am sure everyone knows, is often used in jewelry. That, as the California Academy of Sciences explained, is not a good idea for our precious underwater ecosystems. For more on this, there is this little piece from the amazing designer and all-around jewelry goddess, Temple St. Clair, whose name I only utter in hushed tones.
Declaring Coral Too Precious to Wear — by Temple St. Clair.
While we are at it, check out this fun, beaded play on coral!
Beaded faux coral by Threadsandpins on Etsy.
This doesn’t hurt anyone. This is better.