I'm an artist and master jeweller, art lover and food passioned, I still haven’t decided yet what I’m going to do when I grow up, meanwhile (since 1982) I design jewels and I like teach jewelry-making. In 2013 I was appointed Master of Art by Tuscany Govt. I always like meeting new people, find new inspirations, sharing my knowledge... and telling stories about my work and my city. The ancient cuttlefish bone casting technique, already known by the Egyptians more than 2000 years ago, is one of my favorites is one of my favourites and it's easy to learn. The cuttlefish bone is easy to carve to make a mold that will be filled with melted silver. After my instuctions it will be your turn to project and carve the bone into the shape of your own jewel. You will make your personalized pendant or ring, choosing from the proposed models; I will help individually to reach the best result. In the mold just carved I will cast the melted silver and you'll see immediately the rough jewel.
It's just a pretty pendant. A harmless necklace. Everyone wears them, like a talisman. At least that's what 16-year-old Shai Eli has always believed. But why does her community enforce a law that keeps people from removing the necklaces? When a book, a key, and a vision begin to unravel the sinister secret behind the necklaces, Shai discovers the guy she's falling for may not be who he says he is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marie Townsend. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105258/bk_acx0_105258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The mysteries unfold. As a Starlighter, Koren knows her destiny is to save her fellow human slaves from the dragons’ bondage - but by following the orders of the smooth-talking dragon king, Taushin, has she in fact doomed her people and herself? As Koren struggles over her choices, Elyssa discovers a new aspect to her Diviner gifts when her pendant begins to unlock mysteries surrounding the star drops from the Exodus star. Soon Elyssa, along with Jason and his father, also discover new truths behind the dragons’ prophecy and learn that Randall has teamed with Magnar and Arxad to wage battle against Taushin’s followers. With a major war imminent and talk of a new Starlighter in the air, confusion and uncertainty reign - something Taushin might have planned for all along. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Stella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001472/bk_zond_001472_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Annie Acorn Audio is pleased to present A Rose by Any Other Name, written by Angel Nichols and narrated by Lisa Leslie. “Lady, you can't do that in here!” Alberto Perez shouts into his cab's rearview mirror, but there really isn't much he can do. Two hours later, a baby girl enters the world, and so, the story begins. Eighteen years later, Rose Smith finds herself on the doorstep of a New York City women's shelter, alone and afraid, but then a handsome stranger with kind eyes befriends her. An old photo, an inherited quest, and a heart-shaped pendant further unite the two young people, as they search for answers together. From author Angel Nichols, known for her The Ghost of Christmas Present and Other Stories, weaves a tangled web and proves once again that love can indeed conquer all. You don't want to miss this one! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114588/bk_acx0_114588_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the stark light of dawn, the young couple are laid out on their backs by the dying campfire, their hands clasped between them. Their eyes are open, but their hearts are cold....When a park ranger stumbles across the bodies of Valerie and Tyler Yates by a creek in the small town of Denton, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. Still reeling from the news that her abusive mother is dying, Josie suspects this is more than just accidental poisoning, and she’s right: Someone jammed a crudely carved pendant necklace down Valerie’s throat before she died.Combing the area, Josie’s team discover a third sleeping bag indicating there could have been an extra guest around the fire that night. A lucky escape? A missing victim? Or a suspect on the run? Finding this person is the key to the entire investigation....Trawling the couple’s photo albums for clues, Josie can’t imagine why anyone might want to harm these smiling, carefree young lovers. Until a face in one of the pictures stops her in her tracks and leads her to a farmhouse hidden deep within the forest - a special place where people go to escape, and to hide. There they meet a young girl with frightened eyes and bandaged wrists who knows more than she is saying. But the next day she’s found dead, choked with a matching necklace....With her mother’s life hanging by a thread, Josie has an impossible decision to make. But first, she must find the meaning of the pendant and catch this twisted killer before another innocent life is taken. Is she already too late?An addictive and gripping crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. Those who love Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons, and Rachel Caine will be sleeping with the lights on after this roller-coaster. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Handford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/173656/bk_acx0_173656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Evil is awakening in Nathomia! As the chain of islands lose their protective shroud, the government is collapsing into turmoil, the sovereign rulers are assassinated, and an evil that had been dormant for centuries has begun to surface. Can anyone help fix this terrible wrong before it's too late? Princess Serria's world is sinking around her. Forced into exile, she enlists the help of a renegade wizard with a grudge against the crown. Can she trust the wizard, Aaron, to help save her sister, or has Serria's faith been misplaced? Aaron's only crime was not serving the royals who forced his kind into slavery. Now he wonders if he can trust Serria. Can helping this princess open her eyes to the oppression of his people, or is she just another selfish royal? Secrets, sorcery, sibling rivalry.... Escape to the world of Nathomia in Pendant of the Golden Rose, book one of the Sovereign Rose Saga! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Penny Scott-Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/158325/bk_acx0_158325_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rebecca Barnhouse weaves Norse gods, blood feuds, and a terrifying dragon into this spectacular retelling of the end of the Old English poem Beowulf. When he was a baby, Rune washed up onshore in a boat, along with a sword and a pendant bearing the runes that gave him his nickname. Some people thought he was a sacrifice to the gods and wanted to send him right back to the sea. Luckily for Rune, King Beowulf disagreed. He lifted the boy from the boat and gave him to Amma, a wisewoman living on a farm far removed from the king’s hall, to raise as she saw fit. Sixteen years later, Rune spends his summers laboring on the farm. And at King Beowulf’s request, he comes to the hall each winter for weapons training. But somehow he never quite fits in. Many people still fear he will bring a curse on the kingdom. Then a terrible thing happens. On a lonely crag on a mountain that belongs to the giants, someone awakens a dragon. It is time for Rune to find the warrior inside himself and prove to the doubters once and for all that he is a true hero. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Sachs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001218/bk_lili_001218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This new crime thriller takes amateur sleuth Diana Poole deep into Southern California's underworld to uncover the mystery of a diamond-encrusted scorpion - and the reason for the murders that follow in its wake. One afternoon while standing outside her newly renovated Malibu house, Diana Poole sees a woman across the highway waving at her, but Diana doesn't recognize her. Still waving, the woman walks into the oncoming cars and is killed instantly. Why would anyone do such a thing? The next night, still horrified by the accident, Diana is held at gunpoint by a man demanding the dead woman's scorpion. What kind of scorpion? A live one? A brooch? A pendant? Diana searches the accident scene and finds a diamond-encrusted object in the shape of a scorpion. Breathless, she remembers her movie-star mother showing it to her the last time she saw her alive. With the diamond-encrusted object as her only clue, Diana goes on a heart-pounding journey, determined to find answers. But asking a lot of questions can upset people - especially the unpredictable killer who's stalking her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marguerite Gavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009263/bk_blak_009263_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Part-time PI and full-time grim reaper,Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister's hair before she wakes up? But 'how do I trap not one god but three?' was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them and cast them from this dimension. But one of them stole her heart a very long time ago. Can a god of absolute death and destruction change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiance lie with his brothers? Those are just some of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl on the run for her life, a man who's been framed for murdering a woman who is still very much alive and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, and Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we're saved. If not, well.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorelei King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001163/bk_twuk_001163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.