Monday, March 9, 2015

Name Change

We changed the name of our shop on Etsy from
Exotic Treasures to Rivendell Rock Jewelry [Rivendellrockjewelry.etsy.com]  We had two reasons for the change.

First, we moved.  We are now up near Coloma and Placerville, California, near the old gold discovery site.  We named our new property Rivendell after the Elves home from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit books.  Not that it is that grand, nor does it have anything like the water that is so much a part of the original, but because it is a peaceful, quiet place.

Second, we had a few people think that there was something erotic about our jewelry, given that the word "exotic" is frequently associated with such things.  That is the furtherest thing from the truth.

We will be keeping this name for our blog for a few more weeks, but will be starting a new one soon.  We'll list that name here, along with the new URL.

And for a quick P.S., there are two of us - this is not a royal we that we use.  We're a mother-son team of jewelry designers.