Cherlia Draoicht is my pen name. I've had an article published with IGN's Vault Network and some poems posted on Most of what I've written, however, has not been published. I guess that's why I call myself a writer rather than an author. :)


Text from Bernardine Fine Art Jewelry

The pink color of rhodochrosite is caused by the element manganese and it is formed when manganese is dissolved by ground water and combines with a carbonate material and then drips off the ceiling of caves and crevices deep underground.  It is found in Argentina, Peru, Colorado and Montana, U.S, and Quebec, Canada. Continue reading


Text from Emily Gems

Formerly called fluorspar, fluorite has a wide range of colors including yellow, blue, pink purple and green. It is an interesting and beautiful stone because often more than one color occurs in a single stone. The ancient Egyptians used flourite to carve statues and scarabs, the Chinese have used it in carvings for over 300 years. In the 18th century, fluorite was powdered in water to relieve the symptoms of kidney disease. Continue reading

Latest trip to the bead store

After eating at one of our favorite restaurants in the Round Rock area a couple of months ago, Ree and I found a bead wholesaler hidden away in a strip mall right next door called Intrinsic Trading. We decided to stop in and take a look at it, since both of us are drawn to beads like moths to flames… and we certainly weren’t disappointed. Well, not unless you consider we both wished we had unlimited funds to draw from for a shopping trip in this place. From the outside, it doesn’t look like much… but once you step through the door… it is wall to wall findings and beads. Continue reading

Hello world!

Welcome to Ree’s Moongrove!

This site will be a blog/store for just about everything jewelry related. Whether it’s made by your own hands or crafted by someone else, we hope to be your go-to resource.  Please stay tuned and bear with us while we work on the site.